Hibs have been having a dismal season. Floating just above the drop zone -thank god for Dunfermline - there have been periods when it really looked like we were going to be relegated. We are far from our of danger but our new manager seems to have instilled a bit of get up and go into the boys and made a few key signings.
Interestingly we are still in the cup and having dispatched Ayr Utd yesterday have been given a relativity favourable draw (avoiding Hearts, Celtic and St Mirren) by getting Aberdeen.
I do not dare to hope but you don't win cups if you are not at the semi and it would be good to stop receiving those picture of horse drawn buses with Hibs win the cup plastered all over them!
A different shaped ball, Scotland rugby team has played quite well while losing all of their matches so far. A young team they have gone down to small but costly errors often by a very narrow margin.
It has struck me in the past how little separates total success in a Grand Slam from a whitewash/wooden spoon.
I detect no criticism of Coach Andy Robinson, quite the opposite. He has turned them right round and you do sense that there is so much more to come from this team under his leadership. I fear he may walk if we don't beat the Italians which would be a crying shame.
A busy week beckons.