Saturday, December 22, 2007

Christmas Shopping Done and John Collins Quits Hibs!

Just about finished all my Christmas Shopping and now getting ready for Chruistmas with my sister and two of my nephews joining us on Christmas Day in Edinburgh.
Princess Street was busy as ever and cold but a great place to shop and the Winter Festival is in full swing!
looks like I shall be expereincing the joys of Wii as my two nephews will be testing them out no doubt?

Of course the big Hibs news was the sudden departure of boss John Collins citing the lack of funds made available to him by the Board! This is somewaht questionable given the departureof Laurie Sanchez from Fulham the day after and I would not be surprised to see Collins announced as the new Manager any day now? This will not warm him to the Hibs faithful so he had better not plan a return visit any time soon! In truth he made the team play attractive football and the 5-1 CIS Cup Victory was a stunning performance and one that I was very fortunate to witness! The serious players revolt only a month after the Cup win did raise alarm bells re his man management skills and this may be his problem in the future.
Hibs now face Celtic away today and Rangers at home next Saturday without a Manager in a critical part of the season so really crap timing by Collins!
There are lots of names in the frame including ex player Mixu Pattellainen currently doing well in Finland and Billy Davies recently sacked harshly in my view, by Derby County. Mark McGee of Motherwell would be my first choice but he may be being lined up for the vacant Scotland job ?
Anyway interesting times ahead!