'Aim for Seville', 'Really poor from Yogi' - Hibs fans react to John Hughes comments and club's European charge

Joe Newell celebrates with Martin Boyle after the equaliserJoe Newell celebrates with Martin Boyle after the equaliser
Joe Newell celebrates with Martin Boyle after the equaliser
Ross County manager John Hughes’ claim that Martin Boyle had conned the referee to win Hibs a penalty predictably provoked a reaction from the Easter Road fans.

Robert Kennedy wrote: “Really poor from Yogi – the booking for Boyle was not a booking, Mckay stayed down to get Boyle booked, then he shouts for red card for Boyle?”

Ronnie Welsh added: “In my opinion never a penalty, but no danger was it a dive. Possibly the one with Naismith after was more a foul than the actual penalty.”

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Joe Murray agreed: “Don’t think it was a dive but I don’t think it was a foul either – take it, though!”

Owen Kingsella had a different take: “I thought that was a pretty fair assessment from Yogi, don't see anything wrong with that. Boyle lucky to stay on park - he's clearly played for the penalty then dived striaght after a booking. Will take it though we need wins no matter how we get them at this stage.”

But a vital three points on the road for Hibs in their quest to seal third place had most fans happy.

Ryan Morrison said: “Credit where it’s due. Needed that badly.”

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Jackie Cochrane added: “Marvellous result Hibs....excellent.”

Andy Rogers wrote: “My passport has literally just been sent away for this morning.”

Vincent Docherty was aiming high: “Got to get some consistency. Good away points, but please think EUROPE. Forget the Glasgow teams, aim for Seville.”

On a similar theme, Jamie Burrell demanded: “Announce European match dates.”

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Robbie Sinclair had a message for the fans who doubted the manager: “Six points clear in third, the Ross out panic merchants can put the knives away for another week then!”

Clark Scott tweeted: “Not the best. But massive three points and hard-fought win. Created a good number of chances second half.”

Conal Tracey added: “That is absolutely massive. A good bit distance between Hibs and Aberdeen now. Nisbet getting back on the scoresheet isn't just big moment for Hibs but huge for him as well. He needs to get back firing regularly if he's gonna get on that bus to the Euros.”

Steve McKenzie joked: “The Sven-Stephen Glass dream team will never catch us now!”

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