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    Tom English summary

    The man gets a lot of stick on this forum, but the link below is an excellent read.

    Rangers 1-3 Hibernian: Globe-trotting Martin Boyle cleans up at Hampden - BBC Sport

    Some great facts stated:

    "In early October, Boyle left Edinburgh to go and play for Australia against Oman in Qatar, a journey of 3,414 miles, give or take. He then went straight to Saitama in Japan to play another World Cup qualifier, a journey of 5,124 miles. From there he returned to Edinburgh (another 5,724 miles) only to lose to Dundee United, Aberdeen and Celtic before he was off on his travels again. On November 11 he was in Sydney playing Saudi Arabia (10,485 miles) and then in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates five days later, a 7,478-mile trek before travelling another 3,584 miles to get himself back to his day job at Hibs. That's approximately 35,809 miles and about 81 hours in the air since the beginning of October. If Boyle had looked heavy-legged at Hampden on Sunday then he would have had good reason. If he'd looked tired then all he'd have had to do was outline the craziness of his travel schedule this past while. He didn't do any of this, of course. What he did do was score three goals inside 40 minutes of this League Cup semi-final."

    "This failure in a knockout cup tie is nothing new, of course. The theme of Rangers losing these matches is as old as the hills. In the past decade they've been knocked out of cup competitions by Queen of the South, Inverness, Dundee United (twice), Raith Rovers (twice), Forfar, Alloa, Celtic (five times), St Johnstone (twice), Hibs (twice), Aberdeen (twice), Motherwell, Hearts and St Mirren."

    "Hibs had the five youngest players on the park at the beginning, Rangers had six of the eight oldest players. Hibs had an average age of 25. Rangers' average age was 30."

    And finally, reading that, I had forgotten about Nathan Paterson. Surprised that he's not getting a chance at The Rangers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by theonlywayisup View Post
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    The man gets a lot of stick on this forum, but the link below is an excellent read.

    Rangers 1-3 Hibernian: Globe-trotting Martin Boyle cleans up at Hampden - BBC Sport

    Some great facts stated:

    "In early October, Boyle left Edinburgh to go and play for Australia against Oman in Qatar, a journey of 3,414 miles, give or take. He then went straight to Saitama in Japan to play another World Cup qualifier, a journey of 5,124 miles. From there he returned to Edinburgh (another 5,724 miles) only to lose to Dundee United, Aberdeen and Celtic before he was off on his travels again. On November 11 he was in Sydney playing Saudi Arabia (10,485 miles) and then in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates five days later, a 7,478-mile trek before travelling another 3,584 miles to get himself back to his day job at Hibs. That's approximately 35,809 miles and about 81 hours in the air since the beginning of October. If Boyle had looked heavy-legged at Hampden on Sunday then he would have had good reason. If he'd looked tired then all he'd have had to do was outline the craziness of his travel schedule this past while. He didn't do any of this, of course. What he did do was score three goals inside 40 minutes of this League Cup semi-final."

    "This failure in a knockout cup tie is nothing new, of course. The theme of Rangers losing these matches is as old as the hills. In the past decade they've been knocked out of cup competitions by Queen of the South, Inverness, Dundee United (twice), Raith Rovers (twice), Forfar, Alloa, Celtic (five times), St Johnstone (twice), Hibs (twice), Aberdeen (twice), Motherwell, Hearts and St Mirren."

    "Hibs had the five youngest players on the park at the beginning, Rangers had six of the eight oldest players. Hibs had an average age of 25. Rangers' average age was 30."

    And finally, reading that, I had forgotten about Nathan Paterson. Surprised that he's not getting a chance at The Rangers.
    Excellent article

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    Quote Originally Posted by theonlywayisup View Post
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    The man gets a lot of stick on this forum, but the link below is an excellent read.

    Rangers 1-3 Hibernian: Globe-trotting Martin Boyle cleans up at Hampden - BBC Sport

    Some great facts stated:

    "In early October, Boyle left Edinburgh to go and play for Australia against Oman in Qatar, a journey of 3,414 miles, give or take. He then went straight to Saitama in Japan to play another World Cup qualifier, a journey of 5,124 miles. From there he returned to Edinburgh (another 5,724 miles) only to lose to Dundee United, Aberdeen and Celtic before he was off on his travels again. On November 11 he was in Sydney playing Saudi Arabia (10,485 miles) and then in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates five days later, a 7,478-mile trek before travelling another 3,584 miles to get himself back to his day job at Hibs. That's approximately 35,809 miles and about 81 hours in the air since the beginning of October. If Boyle had looked heavy-legged at Hampden on Sunday then he would have had good reason. If he'd looked tired then all he'd have had to do was outline the craziness of his travel schedule this past while. He didn't do any of this, of course. What he did do was score three goals inside 40 minutes of this League Cup semi-final."

    "This failure in a knockout cup tie is nothing new, of course. The theme of Rangers losing these matches is as old as the hills. In the past decade they've been knocked out of cup competitions by Queen of the South, Inverness, Dundee United (twice), Raith Rovers (twice), Forfar, Alloa, Celtic (five times), St Johnstone (twice), Hibs (twice), Aberdeen (twice), Motherwell, Hearts and St Mirren."

    "Hibs had the five youngest players on the park at the beginning, Rangers had six of the eight oldest players. Hibs had an average age of 25. Rangers' average age was 30."

    And finally, reading that, I had forgotten about Nathan Paterson. Surprised that he's not getting a chance at The Rangers.
    He gets a lot of stick because he is a two faced **** still in love wi Auntie Budge, almost as big an arse licker as Thomshun.

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    That's some carbon footprint for Boyler, wee Greta will be furious as for the rest of the article blah, blah, blah.

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    Some relevant info about the air miles, but there’s nothing special about his writing, and he’s an irritating supercilious welt.

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    He’s a walloper

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    Quote Originally Posted by theonlywayisup View Post
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    The man gets a lot of stick on this forum, but the link below is an excellent read.

    Rangers 1-3 Hibernian: Globe-trotting Martin Boyle cleans up at Hampden - BBC Sport

    Some great facts stated:

    "In early October, Boyle left Edinburgh to go and play for Australia against Oman in Qatar, a journey of 3,414 miles, give or take. He then went straight to Saitama in Japan to play another World Cup qualifier, a journey of 5,124 miles. From there he returned to Edinburgh (another 5,724 miles) only to lose to Dundee United, Aberdeen and Celtic before he was off on his travels again. On November 11 he was in Sydney playing Saudi Arabia (10,485 miles) and then in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates five days later, a 7,478-mile trek before travelling another 3,584 miles to get himself back to his day job at Hibs. That's approximately 35,809 miles and about 81 hours in the air since the beginning of October. If Boyle had looked heavy-legged at Hampden on Sunday then he would have had good reason. If he'd looked tired then all he'd have had to do was outline the craziness of his travel schedule this past while. He didn't do any of this, of course. What he did do was score three goals inside 40 minutes of this League Cup semi-final."

    "This failure in a knockout cup tie is nothing new, of course. The theme of Rangers losing these matches is as old as the hills. In the past decade they've been knocked out of cup competitions by Queen of the South, Inverness, Dundee United (twice), Raith Rovers (twice), Forfar, Alloa, Celtic (five times), St Johnstone (twice), Hibs (twice), Aberdeen (twice), Motherwell, Hearts and St Mirren."

    "Hibs had the five youngest players on the park at the beginning, Rangers had six of the eight oldest players. Hibs had an average age of 25. Rangers' average age was 30."

    And finally, reading that, I had forgotten about Nathan Paterson. Surprised that he's not getting a chance at The Rangers.
    I can’t help feeling that his words are designed to irritate the Rangers’ support rather than offer congratulations to Hibs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim44 View Post
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    I can’t help feeling that his words are designed to irritate the Rangers’ support rather than offer congratulations to Hibs.
    Even for him, commendable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim44 View Post
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    I can’t help feeling that his words are designed to irritate the Rangers’ support rather than offer congratulations to Hibs.
    it’s also pretty stupid. If you count their oldco history (which is wrong in itself of course) they’ve been around for over a hundred years so it’s not surprising they have lost a few times in semi finals, even to teams like Hearts and Motherwell. It’s hardly a knockout blow from English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hibsbollah View Post
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    it’s also pretty stupid. If you count their oldco history (which is wrong in itself of course) they’ve been around for over a hundred years so it’s not surprising they have lost a few times in semi finals, even to teams like Hearts and Motherwell. It’s hardly a knockout blow from English.
    Past decade he says mind you. Forfar though. Alloa? He lists 22 occasions the Huns have been knocked out of two cups in a decade which takes some doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iggy Pope View Post
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    Past decade he says mind you. Forfar though. Alloa? He lists 22 occasions the Huns have been knocked out of two cups in a decade which takes some doing.
    Challenge cup? They only won it at their 4th attpt
    Didn't Raith best them at a final at Easter Road?

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    That’s all very well but where was he in the second half last night ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJNB Hibby View Post
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    Challenge cup? They only won it at their 4th attpt
    Didn't Raith best them at a final at Easter Road?
    Ah. Seriously wasn’t thinking!

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    I downloaded the Sportsound podcast this morning for now rare listen.

    Tom English was the part of the punditry team and was gushing in praise of Hibs. Willie Miller was waxing lyrical about the defensive performance, particularly in the second half, and Billy “Doddsy” Dodds was just utterly spewing. We this, us that when discussing the Huns.

    Worth a listen for the immediate post match atmosphere.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0b5j3rp

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    That's typical English rubbish..he knows nothing about football so spent his time counting up air miles. Zero insight, zero understanding of the game. Tosser

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iggy Pope View Post
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    Past decade he says mind you. Forfar though. Alloa? He lists 22 occasions the Huns have been knocked out of two cups in a decade which takes some doing.
    Ah ok i didn’t notice that. The last ten years is a bit different, you’re right.

    I turned against him during that one man campaign he was running to overturn Hearts’ ‘demotion’ relegation. It was ridiculous, went on for months and months and was just full of half truths and exaggerations. He achieved the impossible as well by making most of Scottish football sympathise with Neil Doncaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carheenlea View Post
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    I downloaded the Sportsound podcast this morning for now rare listen.

    Tom English was the part of the punditry team and was gushing in praise of Hibs. Willie Miller was waxing lyrical about the defensive performance, particularly in the second half, and Billy “Doddsy” Dodds was just utterly spewing. We this, us that when discussing the Huns.

    Worth a listen for the immediate post match atmosphere.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0b5j3rp
    Dodds was indeed spewing, funny. Kenny Miller sounded not best pleased either.

    I always find when ‘Hibs pundits’ like Marvin, Pat Nevin, Collins, are uniformly impartial and balanced. But Doddsy, Craigan, just wear their colours in everything they say. Derek Ferguson is an exception.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hibsbollah View Post
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    Dodds was indeed spewing, funny. Kenny Miller sounded not best pleased either.

    I always find when ‘Hibs pundits’ like Marvin, Pat Nevin, Collins, are uniformly impartial and balanced. But Doddsy, Craigan, just wear their colours in everything they say. Derek Ferguson is an exception.
    I'm afraid Kenny Miller & Thomson have sold themselves to the dark side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lago View Post
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    I'm afraid Kenny Miller & Thomson have sold themselves to the dark side.
    Yes. KT receiving and KM in search of the Orange dollar.

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    The Hootsmon looking to ingratiate himself with the green side of Edinburgh and sell more papers.

    Schoolboy essay, draft was probably in pencil.
    Space to let

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lago View Post
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    I'm afraid Kenny Miller & Thomson have sold themselves to the dark side.
    Kenny is a Rangers fan, family are Rangers and he played a large chunk of his career there. Nothing like Kevin ThomsHUN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iggy Pope View Post
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    Ah. Seriously wasn’t thinking!
    Just looking back thru my records 2013-2014 lost to RR in the Final 1-0

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    TE having a bit of a disagreement with John Collins on Sportsound podcast.

    thought it was a decent listen until Richard Gough came on and bored the hell out of everyone.. he didnt even see game and blathering on about team needs to be playing for support spending their last £ coming on early morning ferries from Belfast. Aye Richard, just what we need in Scotland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJNB Hibby View Post
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    Just looking back thru my records 2013-2014 lost to RR in the Final 1-0
    Lost to Alloa 2024-15 S-F 2-3

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJNB Hibby View Post
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    Lost to Alloa 2024-15 S-F 2-3
    And 2012-13 after beating the mighty Brechin City 2-1 AET(the year after Der Hun were an SPFL team) They beat Falkirk 1-0 but lost to QOTS on penalties

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    Quote Originally Posted by hibsbollah View Post
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    Dodds was indeed spewing, funny. Kenny Miller sounded not best pleased either.

    I always find when ‘Hibs pundits’ like Marvin, Pat Nevin, Collins, are uniformly impartial and balanced. But Doddsy, Craigan, just wear their colours in everything they say. Derek Ferguson is an exception.
    Craigan,a waste of space,I was at the game,my wife watched the game with the sound turned down,Craigan hates us for some reason.

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    That's typical English rubbish..he knows nothing about football so spent his time counting up air miles. Zero insight, zero understanding of the game. Tosser
    He stats about the age of players was interesting. Shows how we are moving to the younger team with the energy to last an intense game against the old firm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig_in_Prague View Post
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    Kenny is a Rangers fan, family are Rangers and he played a large chunk of his career there. Nothing like Kevin ThomsHUN.
    ...and he gave Hibs some credit yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big gogs View Post
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    Craigan,a waste of space,I was at the game,my wife watched the game with the sound turned down,Craigan hates us for some reason.
    Ever since his weekly spats with Chris Sutton on BT Sport, Craigan has become a self appointed defender of the Hun faith, especially against us and Celtic.

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    He stats about the age of players was interesting. Shows how we are moving to the younger team with the energy to last an intense game against the old firm.
    That's why he's a good journalist - he has a wider view of football than a lot of the pundits. I think a lot of what he says is interesting - and some of it not so much. But that's what his job is all about. A lot of people on this website seem to just want to listen to someone who says that everything Hibs is great - while they come on here and slag off every player and manager every time Hibs lose a game.

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