I am delighted that the Mighty Hibernian have finished fourth in the SPL and qualify for the Uefa Cup next season. We beat Dundee United 2-0 this afternoon whilst rivals Motherwell drew with Rangers. Motherwell had earlier this week come from 4 goals behind to draw with Hibs in an amazing 6-6 draw pushing European qualification to the wire. Manager John Hughes had berated his strikers for losing a four goal lead but I am not sure that scoring only 6 goals was the nub of the problem!
I can now watch Saturdays Scottish Cup final safe in the knowledge that Hibs no longer need Dundee Utd to beat Ross County to ensure Euro qualification.
For those not in the know Hibs were the very first team ever to play a European Cup tie back in 1955 when they played Rot-Weiss Essen. We made it to the semis that year but sadly have never qualified for that tournament since.