Sunday, 24 July 2016

Hibernian 1 v Birmingham City 0 - PSF

Sunday 24th July 2016
Pre-Season Friendly
at Easter Road
Hibernian (0) 1
James Keatings 63
Birmingham City (0) 0
Admission £10.
A police escort and a really refreshing downpour of rain joined us, as we quietly and respectfully ventured up Leith Walk and along London Road, before milling around on Easter Road.
The game was fairly dull and uninspiring, with the visitors showing very little in the way of creativity, while Hibs, though showing the odd flash of endeavour, failed to take advantage of a lacklustre Blues performance.
I've seen some damn good pre-season games to date this year, but this wasn't one of them.
On sixty three minutes James Keatings netted the only goal of the game with a well taken shot on the turn from a difficult angle.
Blues Andy Shinnie couldn't believe it when he wasn't awarded a penalty after Alex Harris chopped him down inside the home side's area and... oh bugger it!
I'm sure you've got better things to do on a Sunday evening than read about a Hibees win.
The free wi-fi on Waverley Station is good and I'm stocked up with provisions for the journey home.
My car is parked in York, which means I'll have a hours drive home when I get there, but it slashed the cost of travel by around two thirds doing it that way.
Please feel free to come down to the railway station in York around 8.30pm and point at me and mock my lifestyle choices saying : "Look there, that sad bastard is doing a 500+ mile round trip just to watch a friendly"
For the record, I'm here because I wanted to be here... and yes, I'm beyond help! What's your excuse?
I'm not even sure that the bus spotters I just passed on Princes Street before dropping down onto the station would understand my plight.
Right, nobody text me or call until I get home, because my phone battery is virtually kaput.
Away days, it's a way of life.
THE66POW. Waverley Station, Edinburgh 17:51PM Sunday 24.7.16
FT: Hibernian 1 v Birmingham City 0