Monday, October 08, 2007

Election Hysteria over! Hibs Top of the SPL (for 1 day anyway!) and Scotland lose out to the Pumas 19-13!!

So there will be no Election (thanks god!!) and Gordon Brown can get on with running the Country and putting forward his own agenda. The Press are clearly furious with the Labour Party and even the BBC, and Andrew Marr (above) really tore into us as thjey obviously feel that they have been "done over". I really dont get why as brown clealry said nothing about an election and as a cautious man it would have been a risk and actually more cynical if he had called a snap election so he could not really win?? Whilst I hate to say that agree with anything that the Lib Dems say i do agree with fixed terms as with every other election in the UK as it really is an anacronism that gives an unfair advantage to the Party in Government!

Hibs had a great 1-0 victory over Rangers at Ibrox with David Murphy scoring with a header!! We went top of the SLP for the first time in around 10 years for one night until Celtic won on Sunday.
Considering that Hibs lost 17 players in the summer including their 4 best first team players we are doing exceptionally well but evryone is sensible enough not to get too excited as it will be different when injuries and suspensions kick in as we just cant keep up with the big two's huge depth of squads !

Ma-Kalamby played well and has been a real assett to the club and is clearly enjoying the football!!

Last night I watched nervously as Scotland almost beat Argentina to make the Rugby World Cup Semi Finals losing 19-13 ! We had a really good start with Parkes long penalty and I think that we really lost out way when we conceeded the Penalty after a very strange refereeing decision not to recognise Rory Lamont's call for the mark!! The charge down try before half time made it difficult and the Pumas pack really took control.

In the second half we eventaully had a go and really took the game to Argentina with Cussier's try and at the very end were within a metre of their line but a wrong decision to kick from Parkes ended the game for us! If we had kept going I am not convinced that a very tired Puma pack would have held out!!

In conclusion Hernandez played brilliantly again with some unbelievable touch kicking and their pack was too strong for us and it is great for Argentinian rugby and really they have a chance of going all the way. With the All Blacks and Aussies out and the South Africans not looking unbeatable it is very open and even England must be thinking about retaining the World Cup!! Who would have said that 2 weeks ago?
For Scotland a decent tournament and a real chance gone to get to the last 4 and beyond!