Thursday, May 10, 2012

Scottish Cup: Hibs head for the (Irish) hills

Some consternation among the fourth estate as Hibs announce that their media open day ahead of the Scottish Cup final will be held in Ireland.

An away media open day.

With budgets being squeezed across the land, sports editors might be loathe to send journalists off on a Ryanair adventure.

It is us, dear reader, who will suffer, denied the insight and access that make the build-up to the cup final so unique every year.

A void needs filled.

Fear not.

Here's exclusive filler for that very void: The Scottish Football Blog's Copy and Paste Hibs Media Guide.

Speaking at his side's training camp in Ireland, captain James McPake said:

"All the boys know the history, it will be a huge occasion but a hard game, we'd all love to win it for the fans."

From his team's luxury training base outside Dublin, on-loan striker and boyhood Hibs fan Leigh Griffiths said:

"We'd all love to win it for the fans, all the boys know the history, it will be a huge occasion but a hard game."

At the side's training camp across the Irish Sea, Lewis Stevenson, one of the true Hibs fans in Pat Fenlon's squad, said:

"It will be a huge occasion but a hard game, we'd all love to win it for the fans, all the boys know the history."

Masterminding Hibs' final challenge from a luxury base in Ireland, manager Pat Fenlon said:

"The fans all know the history, all the boys know it will be a huge but hard occasion, we'd love to win it."

Billy Brown, Fenlon's assistant who started the season with cup final opponents Hearts, speaking at the side's Irish training camp, said:

"The fans and the boys all know the history, obviously for me there's even more recent history as well. But that's football and there's a job to do here.

"The occasion will be both huge and hard but I'd love to see us win it for both the boys and the fans."


Me? I'd quite happily hibernate until 3pm on Saturday 19th May.

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