'Made St Johnstone look like Real Madrid': Hibs fans react to Scottish Cup final defeat on social media

Hibs fans had few positives to take after a second trophy tilt was ended by St Johnstone at Hampden.

Sunday, 23rd May 2021, 4:45 am
Hibernian head coach Jack Ross dejected at full time of the Scottish Cup final against St Johnstone. (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)

Even a third placed finish and European football to look forward to next season wasn’t enough to spare the players, or manager Jack Ross from criticism as the Perth side lifted the trophy after Shaun Rooney’s first half header.

@MarkAPMcIlmail: “Not good enough. Just not good enough.”

@MicDubTV: “I've got to be honest. That performance was absolutely toothless. I don’t know what the game plan was, but there was no quality. Countless balls over the top to no one, no interlinking plays, barely any runs in behind. Completely outmatched today.”

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Sean Wilson: “We made St Johnstone look like Real Madrid. Shocker of a performance and they deserve their night.”

Scott Fraser: “No hunger or desire. Clear out needed. Big test today and failed. Proved they are not up to the job on the big day.”

Doobs87: “Toothless performance. So devoid of ambiton or drive. Such an awful watch.”

@pammcg11: “Still can’t believe we never turned up today. Shocking performance.”

@StevieMetal66: “Dreadful. Team never turned up. Embarrassing.”

Stuart Langlands: “Shocked expected better. Let's not blame Jack Ross let him build.”

Some had suggestions of what they would have done differently.

@improvEdinburgh: “McGregor should have played - he’s been our best player for last few games. Tactics awful - you think we would try something different after the last few results. Same mistakes = same outcomes.

Stuart Ball: “Absolutely pathetic performance. Porteous was a liability. Missed our only real chance. Boyle embarrassing dive. Even after a great double save by Macey the players looked like they wouldn’t score in 90 weeks let alone 90 minutes. I hope Ross comes out and admits he got it wrong, that we were terrible and not some plucky losers rubbish. Utterly atrocious.”

Ross Aitchison: “Not the managers fault. Not one Hibs player turned up today. Nisbit and Porteous absolutely honking.”

Colin Prentice: “What a awful performance no one stood out today, no fight, nothing compared to 2016, still the best weekend of my life, won’t top it.”

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