Hibs fans’ cup final verdict: "Two amazingly stupid goals to lose; abysmal referee”

How the Hibs fans reacted to the 2-1 Premier Sports Cup final defeat defeat by Celtic at Hampden.

Sunday, 4th April 2021, 7:00 am
Updated Monday, 20th December 2021, 12:43 am
Hibs captain Paul Hanlon collects his runners-up medal after the Premier Sports Cup final defeat by Celtic
Hibs captain Paul Hanlon collects his runners-up medal after the Premier Sports Cup final defeat by Celtic

On Twitter

@HibsNews1875: “Two goals today comes down to concentration and if you can’t do that in a cup final then your in big trouble. A good few signings are needed to sort and strengthen the team. Would imagine players will be leaving too.”

@PenicuikHibs: “Hard one to take. We weren’t the better team when it came to fluidity and movement, but we did have our chances. We are also well within our rights to feel aggrieved at certain decisions.”

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@stevehibby: “Celtic are the better team with better players, but we need to start putting mega pressure on outing the officials on game changing decisions!”

@HibbySmurf: “Better team won but if not for two amazingly stupid goals to lose who knows? I thought we sat too far off them, especially first half. And the substitutions were a bit too slow to be made for me. Needed Doidge on 15 mins earlier.”

@BigJocko07: “Thought second half we were very good, outdone by some poor defending and an abysmal referee.”

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Steven McKenzie: “It’s as garbage a first half performance as a team could put in a cup final. Then we can’t defend for more than about 20 seconds after scoring.”

Owen Jardine: “Tactics worked first half and sadly the ‘offside goal’ so quick after going in front killed us.”

Dylan Hutcheon: “First half we were nervy, but Celtic are a good side and pressed us well. Second half we grew more into it and played well and were unlucky not to at least get extra time.”

Neil Henderson: “Doidge and Allan needed to start, too much respect shown and schoolboy defending / basic errors.”

Raymond Gray: “Can’t afford to give the goals away we did and can’t win a game not getting the decisions we deserved and should have had.”

John Adam: “Sadly that was probably as good as this set of players are ever going to be.”

Stevie Laing: “The referee was the difference between the two sides. Hibs were unlucky.”

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