Yesterday’s game was was a great way to round off a memorable first season back in the Premiership for Hibs.
There’s a hint of disappointment at not getting second or third place, but ultimately when you reflect on it, it’s been a great season to finish where we have.
It’s been really enjoyable watching the team, and I just hope we can kick on and keep building as a club. By that, I mean building steadily and gradually. I don’t want us just to throw money at it to try and make sure we finish second next season, I want to see us continuing to grow in a gradual and sustainable manner, the way we have been over the past few years.
Obviously the manager’s comments after the Hearts game have been blown up into a big issue over the past few days, but I’d be fairly confident that it will prove to have been a case of Neil Lennon talking in the heat of the moment when his emotions were running high after a disappointing derby defeat to Hearts. I certainly hope that proves to be the case because it will be big loss if he walks away.
He’s brought pride, passion and winning mentality to the club and he’s the man I want to see leading us through what will be a massive summer for the club considering the players we may be about to lose.
The game against Rangers itself was just inexplicable. It was complete and utter madness what unfolded, but it was brilliant to watch.
When Hibs went 3-0 up, it looked like we might have a chance of getting the six goals we needed but Rangers did well to get back into it and put themselves ahead. But even after that, Hibs kept going and I always felt we could get ourselves level again.
Formations and tactics didn’t come into it – it was just a crazy game with two teams going for it. It might have been a bit stressful for the managers, but from a supporters’ perspective, it was a tremendous spectacle. It was like a basketball game – end to end. Give me a game like that any day of the week ahead of one where two teams set up to avoid getting beat.
If you can’t enjoy that, you shouldn’t be watching football.