Well here we are again with another hampden adventure on the horizon. The last several weeks have been turbulent to say the least with cancelled games, losses, Covid, manager bashing and player bashing. This is nothing new, this is possibly how most clubs up and down the country run. Good spells, bad spells, at your best, at your worst. If truth be told this is indeed football. Even clubs we aspire to be have this in their locker. Man U, Barca, and the likes will suffer indignity at the level they find themselves. One thing Iíve always found with our club, and I say our club, because it is. It doesnít belong to me, or you, or him, or her. It belongs to us all. In fact it doesnít really belong, it kind of just sits there in our lives and rolls around in how we decide to feel or play with it. But hereís the thing, does it matter if your the best hibs fan in the world. In our heads we ALL are. And thatís how it should be. Hibernian is what makes you, me, him, her, and all the rest come together. Good or bad it boils down to one thing. HIBERNIAN. If I think something is right or wrong, who the hell am I to have a go at the next guy who disagrees or has their opinion. Iím not. But one thing is for sure, and itís been happening for a while, our agreeing to disagree has taken on a complex that is beyond recovery it seems. We have started to in fight with each other on anything from strip choice to players chosen, to televisions in the ground to the point where itís becoming bloody ridiculous.
I donít care who goes to a game, turns up for a game, watches it on tv, or canít afford to go. But the vitriol that seems to follow is now on social media, berating anyone and anything said or mentioned is horrendous.
We are Hibs. We say we are hibs class, but I see a hugely divided support that have nothing better to do than rip the star out of each other for opinions. Yes this is a social media platform, yes we have to debate, yes we have differences in thoughts and opinions, but my word, letís honestly think before we post then let the horrid nasty crap response to each other kicks in.
Weíre not the perfect football team. In the 45 years I followed us home and away Iíve learnt we never will be. But what we are is different from the rest. Weíre bigger and better than your Aberdeenís, your mother wells, your Dundee uniteds and the others in that bracket. Weíve sold more season tickets than most of them put together. Doesnít mean you have to beat them EVERY time. That wonít happen. Weíre not that shallow bunch of shi£e we have to share our city with, whoís fans are just pathetic and deluded at times. Weíre not any side of the Glasgow erse cheek that think they are just untouchable but are actually horrendous as each other.
Weíre a special special club. With a special special history and what should set us apart is ourselves as fans. We will always have a handful of fans that are just beyond any sort of logic but ffs letís just stop the infighting, support the team, support the management, support each other and move forward as one. I you never know, it might just take us somewhere that we never expected.
We are ALL hibs. 2k at a game, 10k at a game or 20k at a game is irrelevant, itís what we do when weíre there regardless of the competition. Itís time to unite when all around are fighting amongst themselves at times. If I say green and you say white does it really mean we have to argue.
Opinions matter. But not as much as our wonderful club. Lifeís too short.
Nicely put - well done.