Sunday, 13 May 2018
An emotionally tiring weekend.
Saturday I sat through three full games, from the 'National League' play-off to the Dundee v Partick Thistle relegation battle. Thistle now enter the play off on Thursday. Today I was forced to watch Hibernian playing Rangers. Now this is a time when I want Hibs to win! Anyone playing the old firm has my vote and today the Hibs numtys went in to a 3 nil lead within 20 minutes. Fantastic to watch the Huns fans staring into space. Naturally Hibs threw it away and not long into the second half they were 5-3 down! However perseverance brought them level to a 5-5 result in the end. With Aberdeen defeating Celtic (who lay down I suspect) this means Aberdeen finish second for the fourth year in a row and Rangers sadly finish third. Hibs are fourth and we are happy to remain in sixth place, the season has been hard for a variety of reasons exemplified by the fact that in our last game today we had only four senior players fit so the youngsters, eleven teenagers, were in the squad and fiver were on the pitch today, two for their debuts. The loss of a single goal was satisfactory in the situation and we now plan for next season. Of course I also watched the Dumbarton v Alloa play-off tonight, the fifth this weekend, and am happy to see Alloa rise to the second tier of Scottish football.
Just a handful of proper games left, then a cup final or two, and the season is over. I must say that watching European giants play is far less satisfying than watching lesser clubs fight for promotion or to avoid relegation. Such games have more desire and while the talent is less the entertainment is much more. Real Madrid could learn a lot from these boys.
I am worn out now...