Monday, August 11, 2008

Edinburgh Festival and Beijing Olympics begin as does SLP with Hibs losing opening game!

The Edinburgh Festival is up and running and I shall be spending a weekend up there at the end of the month.
Gordon Brown was interviewed by writer Ian Rankin at the start of the Book Festival and it looks like this year's Festival will be breaking records with over £2M in advance ticket sales!

Well the Beijing Olympics have kicked off and I really enjoyed the Opening Ceremony and am a bit of an Olympics junkie so watched lots of it over the weekend. Good to see a couple of GB Gold Medals already in cycling and swimming and it looks like it could be a very good Olympics for Team GB!
The SLP kicked off at the weekend with Hibs away at Kilmarnock. It looks like it was a good end to end game with Hibs having the better chances but all was lost when Van Zanden had to off with a serious head injury with 10 minutes to go and Hibs were left with 10 men after using all their subs. Hibs midfielders failed to drop back to cover the missing player and we lost a goal almost straight away! A real schoolboy error that infuriated Mixu!
I remain unconvinced about our defence, midfield or attack, apart from that we look ok!! The squad is not strong enough and I think we will struggle for a top 6 place on this performance!