Sunday, 7 February 2010

Hibs v Hearts, New Year Derby

Hibernian 1 Hearts 1
A few quick shots from Easter Road, taken at the New Year game. A decent game I suppose, with a fairly full-on atmosphere generated by these two sets of loveably hate-filled fans.

Three G's

Game (3/5) - Hibs looked good initially, Zemmama & Riordan looked pretty tasty but they went behind to a Gordon Smith goal. Cue much celebration in the Hearts end and much lusty singing of certain x-rated ditties in the bogs at half time. Hibs struck back early in the 2nd half and that's how it stayed, neither team really carving out too many more chances. Palazuelos & Cormack had a wee head to head as they jostled about before a Hearts free kick and were both given their marching orders. Suso for Hearts did his best to join them before getting subbed.

Ground (3.5/5) - Three great big two tier modern stands surround the remaining part of the old Easter Road. The shed generates a good atmosphere, packed as it is with the Hibby hardcore, and it would be a bit of a shame if it was to be replaced by another big bucket seated monstrosity, as has been intimated recently. It contains bench seating, and seems as close as you'll get to terracing in the SPL.
Grub (1.5/5) - Pretty poor. I made the mistake of buying the steak baguette, which looked very nice on the display above the counter. Sloppy with rapidly cooling gravy and tasteless strips of beef. The cola was flat too and none of the kids working in the servery seemed to know how to change the cannister. Maybe next time, eh?


Malc said...

Shame Hibs let the JTs escape with a point.
I could've warned you about the food at Easter Road - truly appalling. The texture of the pies suggests they keep them in the oven week-to-week.
It seems the shed's days are numbered, although some neighbours have objected.

iLL Man said...

Malc, my apologies for not replying. What can I say, I'm an ignorant c**t sometimes. My significant other is a Jambo, so better watch what you say.... ;)

Sadly, yes the shed is now a gonner. Some might say it's had something to do with the current piss poor home form Hibs are displaying. I'm not so sure myself. The Hibby's are getting tired methinks.

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