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GreenCastle
12-03-2015, 10:03 AM
1 - We were always in control of that game - though defending corners and throw ins we seem to struggle. Some excellent possession at times - just need to work on finishing from wide areas.

2 - Fontaine and Stevenson - such improved players - what a cross for the winner.

3 - Craig - he's a useful squad player and adds experience to the team plus he is a threat from freekicks and his pass for the goal was exceptional.

4 - Allen, McGeouch and Malonga - these players bring a different dimension to the team - dribbling, creativitiy and unpredictable play - hopefully all 3 are still here next season.

5 - Squad rotation - it was good to see a few changes last night - it's important we keep the team fresh - but we have to be wary we don't chop and change too much.

6 - Half time entertainment - Hibs have made such improvements on this front - more interesting with a variety of things happening. Much more of a community feel :aok:

7 - Team Shape - I liked how we started with a different shape - again we have coaches and a manager who thinks outside the box - compared to the nonsense the last few years and playing 4-5-1 at home!

8 - Hibs crowd - didn't seem as low from the East Stand - though maybe fans saving for bigger games coming up - semi final - play offs etc - where I bet we will take large support. Well done to those with the drum trying to get things going as always.

9 - Livi crowd - I counted about 80 of them - really poor from a club really not far from Edinburgh.

10 - Hibs overall - we are going in the right direction - 100% - fans will return if we could winning and playing attractive football. ER is a completely different experience this season and doing the basics is really starting to bring everyone back together.

dangermouse
12-03-2015, 10:11 AM
:top marks

Geo_1875
12-03-2015, 10:19 AM
9 - Livi crowd - I counted about 80 of them - really poor from a club really not far from Edinburgh.


Very poor turnout. Especially as hertz didn't have a game last night.

:flag::flag:

EH54
12-03-2015, 10:39 AM
1 - We were always in control of that game - though defending corners and throw ins we seem to struggle. Some excellent possession at times - just need to work on finishing from wide areas.

2 - Fontaine and Stevenson - such improved players - what a cross for the winner.

3 - Craig - he's a useful squad player and adds experience to the team plus he is a threat from freekicks and his pass for the goal was exceptional.

4 - Allen, McGeouch and Malonga - these players bring a different dimension to the team - dribbling, creativitiy and unpredictable play - hopefully all 3 are still here next season.

5 - Squad rotation - it was good to see a few changes last night - it's important we keep the team fresh - but we have to be wary we don't chop and change too much.

6 - Half time entertainment - Hibs have made such improvements on this front - more interesting with a variety of things happening. Much more of a community feel :aok:

7 - Team Shape - I liked how we started with a different shape - again we have coaches and a manager who thinks outside the box - compared to the nonsense the last few years and playing 4-5-1 at home!

8 - Hibs crowd - didn't seem as low from the East Stand - though maybe fans saving for bigger games coming up - semi final - play offs etc - where I bet we will take large support. Well done to those with the drum trying to get things going as always.

9 - Livi crowd - I counted about 80 of them - really poor from a club really not far from Edinburgh.

10 - Hibs overall - we are going in the right direction - 100% - fans will return if we could winning and playing attractive football. ER is a completely different experience this season and doing the basics is really starting to bring everyone back together.

:thumbsup: Thought Stevenson didn't have his best game last night but what a ball into the box that was. also i counted 84. :aok:

CallumLaidlaw
12-03-2015, 10:44 AM
Very poor turnout. Especially as hertz didn't have a game last night.

:flag::flag:

My dad said to me how he thought it was an awful turnout, and I replied "but they have had to travel a long way" :wink:

lucky
12-03-2015, 10:56 AM
Poor turnout from the Hibs fans as well

O'Rourke3
12-03-2015, 11:27 AM
Not sure the turnout was that poor tbh. I suspect because it midweek less free tickets were offered or taken up -school night and all that. With a very small away crowd you are looking at the core Hibs support. Couple of guys usually next to me missing but most of the same seats used as most home games. From now to the season end we should see a growing picture.


Sent from my brain

Shaggy
12-03-2015, 11:28 AM
6 - Half time entertainment - Hibs have made such improvements on this front - more interesting with a variety of things happening. Much more of a community feel :aok:



My Girl friend came back from the toilets at half time having never heard of walking football....
And said
"Oh my god.. what is happening over there?? Its like the Zombie apocalypse "

I have to agree with her on the entertainment front,
(But well done to all who took part)

mutley
12-03-2015, 12:03 PM
I had the usual crowd around me in the East, maybe 1 or 2 missing. I thought that livi would have had a few more, pretty poor turnout for an away cried that's not that far to travel

Phil D. Rolls
12-03-2015, 12:20 PM
My Girl friend came back from the toilets at half time having never heard of walking football....
And said
"Oh my god.. what is happening over there?? Its like the Zombie apocalypse "

I have to agree with her on the entertainment front,
(But well done to all who took part)

Well done to the guys - but it reminded me of a certain episode of Father Ted.

I really wonder why we need any half time entertainment anyway.

HIbs2
12-03-2015, 12:25 PM
Well done to the guys - but it reminded me of a certain episode of Father Ted.

I really wonder why we need any half time entertainment anyway.
:hilarious:hilarious I thought it was brilliant

Sunny1875
12-03-2015, 12:28 PM
Livingston, Sadly like many other towns in Scotland has the bigotfest exodus to contend with. Sad fact but many teams would get higher gates if it were not for the twins .

macca70
12-03-2015, 12:33 PM
Not sure the turnout was that poor tbh. I suspect because it midweek less free tickets were offered or taken up -school night and all that. With a very small away crowd you are looking at the core Hibs support. Couple of guys usually next to me missing but most of the same seats used as most home games. From now to the season end we should see a growing picture.


Sent from my brain

Crowd wasn't too bad considering away support was basically zero.

Various factors that probably put folk off; Midweek, freezing cold, £22 admission, Champions League games on the telly.

Think we've established we have a 7-8k hardcore that turn out every home game.

The rest will drift back for bigger games and no doubt come out the woodwork for the semi and hopefully Final.

Keith_M
12-03-2015, 01:20 PM
My Dad and Sister, both ST holders, didn't go last night. They thought the draw of playing Livingston wasn't enough to counter an evening kick-off, and it being a bit chilly (that was my Dad's excuse, but he is 74)

I realise that's not the actions of Über Fans :wink: but they don't claim to be, just ordinary supporters.


I expect a few people felt the same way.

Speedy
12-03-2015, 01:32 PM
Wasn't there last night but enjoyed seeing the bairns mini game on Saturday. Definitely adds to the community atmosphere. Some very good play on show I'd add.

Does anyone know if these kids are connected to Hibs as players?

Smartie
12-03-2015, 01:44 PM
I have to say that I'm not much of a fan of the concept of "half-time entertainment". I'm there to watch a football match and ht is for having a p!sh, going for a pie, catching up with mates you otherwise don't see etc. Most entertainment at this time is guff so I have fairly low expectations.

In all honesty though, I have to say that I really quite like what is on offer at the moment. The "walking football" was hilarious and a good variations on watching the talented wee kids running around.

I love the celebrations when the wee ones beat the goalie too. Imagine how it must feel for them, so really chuffed that these activities take place.


I think I get my pre-conceived ideas about ht entertainment being poor from that laughable "get the ball in the boot of the car from 2 miles" competition we had a couple of years back.

H18S NX
12-03-2015, 02:02 PM
I thought wee lewis (the wee mascot) was the star of the half time show,his celebrations after scoring the run ups was amazing.The wee lad is most definately a Hibs supporter and quite possibly a future player,such enthusaism,brilliant.:aok:

California-Hibs
12-03-2015, 04:06 PM
1 - We were always in control of that game - though defending corners and throw ins we seem to struggle. Some excellent possession at times - just need to work on finishing from wide areas.

2 - Fontaine and Stevenson - such improved players - what a cross for the winner.

3 - Craig - he's a useful squad player and adds experience to the team plus he is a threat from freekicks and his pass for the goal was exceptional.

4 - Allen, McGeouch and Malonga - these players bring a different dimension to the team - dribbling, creativitiy and unpredictable play - hopefully all 3 are still here next season.

5 - Squad rotation - it was good to see a few changes last night - it's important we keep the team fresh - but we have to be wary we don't chop and change too much.

6 - Half time entertainment - Hibs have made such improvements on this front - more interesting with a variety of things happening. Much more of a community feel :aok:

7 - Team Shape - I liked how we started with a different shape - again we have coaches and a manager who thinks outside the box - compared to the nonsense the last few years and playing 4-5-1 at home!

8 - Hibs crowd - didn't seem as low from the East Stand - though maybe fans saving for bigger games coming up - semi final - play offs etc - where I bet we will take large support. Well done to those with the drum trying to get things going as always.

9 - Livi crowd - I counted about 80 of them - really poor from a club really not far from Edinburgh.

10 - Hibs overall - we are going in the right direction - 100% - fans will return if we could winning and playing attractive football. ER is a completely different experience this season and doing the basics is really starting to bring everyone back together.


Can you expand on 3? What's happening regarding the Half Time Entertainment these days?

kaimendhibs
12-03-2015, 04:15 PM
Poor turnout from the Hibs fans as well

I know 3 who were working or would have been there. I was 25 mins late. Got to remember this game was rearranged due to the cup so may not have been planned for in advance

FranckSuzy
12-03-2015, 04:23 PM
I know 3 who were working or would have been there. I was 25 mins late. Got to remember this game was rearranged due to the cup so may not have been planned for in advance

Totally agree. I was working yesterday too so couldn't attend.

Shrekko
12-03-2015, 04:31 PM
Re half time entertainment, I think it's a good thing for kids/old guys to be on the pitch etc, but I find the endless 'shout-outs' and chat about whats on twitter etc. over the tannoy a real pain in the back-side.

Cant understand why football has gone down this route of music after goals and when the team come out and somebody on a microphone screaming at you to 'please stand, krank up the noise for the green and white (really?!) Hibernian FC'. The guy at ER also feels a need to tell you where both teams are in the league etc. Totally unneccessary- leave all that patter for basketball etc.

Booked4Being-Ugly
12-03-2015, 06:09 PM
Wasn't there last night but enjoyed seeing the bairns mini game on Saturday. Definitely adds to the community atmosphere. Some very good play on show I'd add.

Does anyone know if these kids are connected to Hibs as players?

I really don't know but I'm sure the stadium announcer said to applaud the Hibs stars of the future.

I hope so cuse the wee kids were tremendous.

BouncerRoss
12-03-2015, 06:15 PM
Should kill the atmosphere with 10 to go, would encourage atmosphere from the stands. Can't get anything going prematch when the tannoy is blaring.

Phil D. Rolls
12-03-2015, 06:31 PM
Should kill the atmosphere with 10 to go, would encourage atmosphere from the stands. Can't get anything going prematch when the tannoy is blaring.

:agree: FILLED ROLLS AGREES!

Carheenlea
12-03-2015, 07:12 PM
Should kill the atmosphere with 10 to go, would encourage atmosphere from the stands. Can't get anything going prematch when the tannoy is blaring.

I really can`t be doing with the blaring music right up to kick off. As you say, let the fans create the noise as the teams come out. It all looks pretty lame when after an ear splitting racket from the PA the game kicks off to total silence when the music is cut as the referee blows the whistle to get the game started.

HERCULES
12-03-2015, 07:31 PM
My Girl friend came back from the toilets at half time having never heard of walking football....
And said
"Oh my god.. what is happening over there?? Its like the Zombie apocalypse "

I have to agree with her on the entertainment front,
(But well done to all who took part)

I played in the walking football game. It was my first time I'd heard of it never mind playing it. Had trouble not running for the ball as that would have meant giving away a free kick . Apparently it's becoming a really popular way of exercising.

kaimendhibs
12-03-2015, 11:49 PM
Should kill the atmosphere with 10 to go, would encourage atmosphere from the stands. Can't get anything going prematch when the tannoy is blaring.

100/00 agree

California-Hibs
13-03-2015, 12:18 AM
I really can`t be doing with the blaring music right up to kick off. As you say, let the fans create the noise as the teams come out. It all looks pretty lame when after an ear splitting racket from the PA the game kicks off to total silence when the music is cut as the referee blows the whistle to get the game started.

Do you really think that fans will be up for generating atmosphere and pumping the team up when we're playing at home to the likes of Livingstone, Dumbarton etc? No chance.

By cutting the music out it would be like it's been a million times before at home 10 minutes before a game excluding Hearts-Rangers-Celtic, dull and boring. That's just the way of it unfortunately.

Keep that tanoy blasting I say, much prefer it that way!

greenlex
13-03-2015, 03:35 AM
I would like to see a game of this next home game at half time. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ChK_kp-P9I0

mikewynne
13-03-2015, 03:50 AM
:thumbsup: Thought Stevenson didn't have his best game last night but what a ball into the box that was. also i counted 84. :aok:
I thought he struggled a bit to beat his man and get decent crosses over but as usual was always available and then put in that peach of a cross to win the game. How could anyone not like the guy! :)

Big90inOz
13-03-2015, 09:06 AM
I would like to see a game of this next home game at half time. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ChK_kp-P9I0

They look like us last season...... I guess Butcher was just ahead of his time.

Arch Stanton
13-03-2015, 09:26 AM
I thought wee lewis (the wee mascot) was the star of the half time show,his celebrations after scoring the run ups was amazing.The wee lad is most definately a Hibs supporter and quite possibly a future player,such enthusaism,brilliant.:aok:

Considerring he could hardly get the ball forward a foot at a time (or was it just close control?) he then had the composure to round the keeper and score - scored with all 3 of his runs too, and as you say his celebrations were hilarious.

superfurryhibby
13-03-2015, 04:49 PM
100/00 agree

Totally agree. Cannae even have a blather and let's face it that was the best thing about the football these past few years.

For big games we don't need the tannoy, it stifles singing and is just plain annoying.

For the run of the mill game, can any one really believe it pumps up the fans or players and adds to the , ahem, matchday experience? It reminds me of a care home when staff crank up the auld Jimmy Shand, all in the name of creating an atmosphere.

To my mind these things are a big negative. Add in the need for reasonable catering at reasonable prices and I think you've got two issues where the fans boardroom reps could advocate for a more customer focused approach. The fans needs to feel valued.

Swedish hibee
13-03-2015, 07:59 PM
My observation is the vanishing spray used in Scotland is of very poor quality..

Jonnyboy
13-03-2015, 08:19 PM
Considerring he could hardly get the ball forward a foot at a time (or was it just close control?) he then had the composure to round the keeper and score - scored with all 3 of his runs too, and as you say his celebrations were hilarious.

Straight out of the Cristiano Ronaldo school :greengrin