Its been a funny old season so far in the cup competitions first we get knocked out of the champions league qualifiers by legia Warsaw then we get reinstated after there found guilty of fielding an ineligible player only to throw the 2nd chance away against Maribor….
we drop into the Europa League and have a great start with 7 points from 3 games then falter against Astra leading 1-0 with 10 mins to go only to concede a equalizer late on when it was easier to qualify on the night………. then probably have our best 2 nd half 45 mins of the tournament against Salzburg in-game 5 only to lose 3-1 but still go through, thanks to a Astra win at Dinamo Zagreb…..
What a crazy game this is, id say over the peace we deserved to go through and the final game in Zagreb can be more of a learning curve….with the pressure off and knowing 2nd place is guaranteed the players can relax a bit and express themselves…
I was there on thursday night and for a 33 thousand crowd the atmosphere was really good ,the green brigade as usual were in fine voice and that corner of the stadium was buzzing ,im not a fan of sitting at football matches and that corner stood throughout the whole game in sections 110 and 111 that’s how football should be viewed …..
The display was again a cracker and the full songbook was covered by the noisy gathering of fans…no flares,pyro or sectarian songs just good fun…..
when I say it’s been funny in the cups I mean drawing sevco in the league cup semi final in Feb 2015 who’d have thought we would be playing them tax evaders again,does anyone really believe they will see the year out ,who knows we might get a bye into the final watch this space..with all the shenanigans going on just now il be surprised if santas visiting Edmondson drive this yr..
Tomorrows match against hearts will be tough if there’s one thing about them they always give us a game in cup competitions..if we can negotiate this very young hearts side ..and im sure we will our cup dreams can continue into the new yr with a last 32 berth in the Europa league now guaranteed and a semi final spot against the unwashed in feb in the league cup …
The icing on the cake would be progression in the Scottish cup a tournament were very good in ,the ace in the pack for all 3 cup competitions is John Guidetti ..scoring for fun recently it will be good to see the big fella punish hearts tomorrow im taking him to score 2 in a 2-0 victory,he will also relish the opportunity in the round of 32 Europa league games too,and if they can survive till February sevco will be a victim of the swedish predator …….
yes folks we can dream of a cup treble based on how things have went so far there’s been some rub of the green here and there its gotta count for something hh