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  1. What’s that catchy wee Joy Division ditty about a team falling apart again?
  2. We do this all the time, if that's the bar for a sacking then every c**t's getting sacked.
  3. I'm starting to think that Mark McGhee is accidentally the funniest man to have ever lived. He has absolutely zero filter and will say whatever's in his head, it's completely refreshing. Give me him over mumbly Maloney any day.
  4. And I'll [redacted] myself when it happens.
  5. Between this and Ron Gordon showing himself up as a clueless c**t I think that's enough of football for me for the foreseeable.
  6. Assuming you're meaning this screenshot, why on earth would that be a plus for VAR? What do you think the offside rule was invented to do? To be interpreted to such microscopic levels that it takes drawn-on lines to figure it out? No, it was invented to stop blatant cheating, such as if the boy in white was so far in front of the defender that he was off screen. That would be ludicrous and clearly give them a huge advantage / ruin football as a spectacle because, without the offside rule, every attacker would just go and stand up top. As Zamora Fan correctly points out, this is being done to satisfy the done-to-death overanalysing of close decisions which started with Sky taking over football coverage. Ooh, a player's knee is mildly in front of the last defender! How game altering! Who gives a f**k? A few absolute geeks on Twitter who wouldn't be able to tell you the name or number of a single block inside Anfield, Old Trafford etc. The fundamental and unchangeable problem with VAR can be laid out clearly by comparing it to VAR. Goalline technology: The ball crossing over the line is a clear and objective fact The time it takes for the verdict to be delivered is a matter of two or three seconds, it shows up on the referee's watch and they signal for the crowd This is therefore no different to when we all looked at the assistant who would either shrug or wave their flag about, the viewing experience is in tact A legitimate goal being scored and not given because the assistant referee couldn't see it is therefore not necessary when the technology exists The freakish Aston Villa - Sheffield United game apart, goalline technology has had almost zero teething issues since its introduction VAR: Every red card decision is down to the interpretation of a human, just as is the case at the moment All that changes in that regard is that the referee is given slowed down camera angles which often don't actually prove all that much Similarly, offsides are open to much more human interpretation than 'did the ball cross the line or not', today's Luton - Forest game showed this Overturning a decision saps the enthusiasm for celebrating a goal or cheering an opposition red card, it could always be overturned The process of a decision being checked can take several minutes, whilst this has improved from its earliest days, it's still too long It does not even get every decision right, see the penalty Everton should have had against Man City a few weeks back as an example Even if you wave a magic wand and change all of the above, I still would not want it in, because it fundamentally changes the viewing experience The sport of football actually managed perfectly fine for 150 years without the stuff, and would've continued to if the virgins demanding for its introduction had been ignored, as they should be in all walks of life.
  7. What would that actually achieve though? The Chris Mueller penalty appeal on Saturday is a good example. There are many Hibs fans convinced it was a penalty, whilst others (myself included) think there might have been some contact but he made a meal of it. That's with us all having had two days to look back at the incident as many times as we like. Giving us the chance to watch it be analysed to death whilst live on the 'big' screen - and Easter Road is one of the only grounds in Scotland with that function now - wouldn't have done anything to change anyone's minds. Football is a subjective sport with rules that were designed to stop blatant cheating. The offside rule was to stop fat goalhangers standing by the post and kicking it in. It was not there to sort out whose toenail was nearest to the goal when a splitting through ball was played. We seem to have lost all fucking sight of this fact.
  8. I'm just so tired of things I like being ruined for no good reason.
  9. I think what we're seeing from the Aberdeen boys here is the logical conclusion of not ever having had a rival club in a derby to obsess over.
  10. Obviously in hindsight there's a case that you can make for it as @VincentGuerin points out, if you had told me before the Motherwell game that we would draw Hearts in the semi final and lose 5-0, I would probably have said "can we just lose narrowly to Motherwell instead please?". However, you can only win these trophies by going far in the tournament and, yes, risking 'losing big games' (which is apparently some sort of unforgivable sin for Hibs fans. ) Anyway, I'm just chuckling at the thought of Jack Ross, talking to the BBC after a 2-0 defeat to Stranraer in the fifth round of the Covid Cup last season and saying "eh, no, see what I'm doing is avoiding a dismal cup final defeat to St Johnstone in May. It's 4D chess, really. You might not see it now but you'll thank me later, honest. " That would've gone down well.
  11. Where does that philosophy end though? What club is the right size to employ a rookie? If every club felt the same then there'd never be a fresh face. Gerrard was a rookie and won Rangers their much-craved title. I think that rookies are exactly who Hibs should be going after if there is no clear option (Alex Neil, for example, not being interested).
  12. I'm genuinely past the point of caring about the individual, but for what it's worth: I think Jack Ross was a good manager who fulfilled his brief (and more) of what should be expected of a Hibs manager. I don't like the way he wasn't given the chance to see that through with a final against Celtic on the horizon. I think that Ron Gordon is a reactionary who caved because a pocket of supporters sang "Jack Ross, get tae f**k". Shaun Maloney has been Hibs manager for 92 days. It is his first job as a professional football club's first-team manager. It would be utterly ridiculous to expect him to be the finished package, and he clearly needs to be given some more time to embed his players and philosophy before making any rash decisions. Otherwise, and going back to my point about structure, what's to say that the next appointment won't be "sussed out" for not having a clue either? There is no stability in this plan of 'sensibly' sacking Maloney right now.
  13. Since the end of Lennon we've just shambled from manager to manager and the pattern is alarming. Stubbs and Lennon each had a couple of years to consolidate and then improve the team, before leaving (sort of) on their own terms. That's the formula. Appointing Heckingbottom, with the benefit of hindsight, was a disaster because it's settled us into this shite pattern: Step 1: a new Hibs manager is appointed, after the last one was hounded out for being a 'fraud' Step 2: the new Hibs manager wins a few games, this vindicates the Hibs support's 'fraud' label of the previous manager Step 3: because we are Hibernian Football Club, and we cannot appoint managers of a calibre whereby they could continue winning every game forever, the form inevitably takes a downward turn at some point; be it because of injuries, tactics/formations no longer working as well or just regression to the mean. Step 4: a small pocket of Hibs fans (who I see as a cancer in this club who've drifted back in since we won the cup) start to 'suss out' the new manager, declaring that they have their doubts and only a sharp turnaround of form can win them back. Step 5: this turnaround of form largely happens, but it still isn't enough to truly get them back onside. Step 6: any disappointing defeat is pounced upon and the case builds for the manager to go. Step 7: potentially, this has a knock-on effect and the players start to down tools, or maybe it's just happening simultaneously by coincidence, but either way, it turns the from even worse Step 8: the manager, who the fanbase have sussed out as a fraud, is sacked. Step 9: a new Hibs manager is appointed, after the last one was hounded out for being a 'fraud' Step 10, the new Hibs manager wins a few games, this vindicates the Hibs support's 'fraud' label of the previous manager, etc. etc.
  14. For me it's more the fact if it was anyone else other than Celtic or Rangers then the clubs would be getting punished by the SFA. If any other set of fans in Scotland had the stones to stand up to their boards a bit more, then we’d find out that that’s not the case. There’s no strict liability in Scotland. Hibs weren’t even held accountable for the Hampden pitch invasion ffs.
  15. If you’re genuinely conviced that you would be okay with Dundee having points deducted for fans throwing things on to the pitch (and not hitting anybody with them) then fair play.
  16. People might not like it, but direct action against bad boardroom decisions is actually good and Scottish football would be in a better place if more clubs did it.
  17. I just shrug. Think that lockdown football has completely sapped my investment in individual players. Watching Josh Doig progress then regress as a footballer on a computer screen did it for me. If he didn't have the moments of absolute madness he would be playing in Glasgow or England right now, so I don't think we have a choice but to accept it.
  18. These c***s have a uncanny, Hearts-esque knack of being able to score several more goals than they deserve in any given game against Hibs. As well as the usual penalty and red card breaks, of course.
  19. There must be two Ramsays, because if that's the c**t that English clubs were throwing millions at Aberdeen for...
  20. And now we have a weapon, we've never used before...
  21. Every time they go a couple of goals up and break the "rebel" tunes, it just brings me a bit of schadenfreude and joy. Imagine how it feels for us when we go 2-0 up against Celtic or Rangers, it's the stuff of dreams, you get to experience it maybe five? ten? twenty? times in your life if you're lucky. For them, it's a reminder of just how hollow Scottish football is when the odds are completely stacked in their favour. So they have to keep themselves feeling relevant by singing about wars of the 1970s. It's only their infantile attitude that imagines Celtic as the protagonist of a superhero movie against the evils of Rangers and masonic conspiracies that keeps them going. They give the game away when they sing about "the Ra", they're bored shitless deep down.
  22. The last line is "we are the boys in tangerine", not "so f**k your pope and f**k your queen" as Thistle sing.
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