I don’t cling to sentiment when it comes to footballers on high wages, so when Scott Sinclair was unable to get into the first team I would happily have released him. We seldom see a player rediscover his form and goal touch as demonstrably as he has in recent months.
You may have noticed the way Scott coached Timo Weah during Saturday’s game against Hamilton. He is thriving on the responsibility and the confidence it instils. Playing the wings is a hard shift. You hear more ‘feedback’ from the crowd there than from other areas of the field. I know some of our very best wingers in recent times have carried this extra burden.
Delighted that the three clubs scrapping for second place below us managed to take points off each other in a week Celtic won twice. Well done to Aberdeen, Newco and Kilmarnock for sticking with it. If there was a clear challenger their task would be easier.
It is a source of some regret that Project Hibs is on the skids right now and Neil Lennon is set to lose his job. Hibs and Neil seemed a perfect match. His results at the club against Celtic, Newco and Hearts were unprecedented in the modern era. Football progress is seldom linear and this year was destined to be one of realignment, something Neil and the club should have acknowledged.
They could do worse than appointing boyhood Hibs fan, Gordon Strachan, as manager, but whoever gets the job will be a step down from Neil. They are likely to remain a Premiership team for the foreseeable future – they will not appoint the likes of Terry Butcher again – but mid-table mediocrity beckons.