Did we play that badly?

RFC_LOYAL

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Don’t get me wrong, I was as infuriated as many of us after dropping points yesterday.

The immediate reaction is to be negative, to knee-jerk back to results of the last few seasons in similar vein.

We didn’t perform like we did at Tynecastle in the cup, or league, where we created virtually zero in the way of chances.

We played with fluidity, had many great chances and, for me, that’s the biggest thing about this team, missing great chances.

I understand we need to be streetwise and we absolutely need to reinforce the centre of the park. It is how we react at Motherwell on Sunday. If we fail again then the alarm bells must ring out.
 

AmsterdamBear

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We didn't play badly but we missed 3 fantastic opportunities ourselves and pretty much gift wrapped 2 goals for them.

Rather play badly and win than put in good performances and come away with little to show for it.
 

Mview83

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Not really but it’s the story of the last two seasons that we didn’t pick up the points.
 

lordlucanrfc

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We should've beat them easily, two silly goals conceded and too many wasted chances. Like you I don't think we played badly just the same old story of failing to kill the game when we go ahead.
 

PT98

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You are right, but that's what makes dropped points like Livi worse. Dropping points at Easter Rd isnt uncommon, but we still have these other performances like Livi in us. Given that they arent going to slip up much it leaves no room for error
 

Davester

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Someone posted a stat that the enablers have played last 18 league games, won 16, drew 2. If that's true, we've simply no wriggle room for dropping points when we really should have won. Motherwell will be similar. Niggly, off the ball stuff, attempts to maim, which will throw us off kilter. It's early, but if the tarriers keep it up, then more points dropped in the next few games, could see the season deflate. Hopefully, beat M'well, and the tarriers, and the mood will lighten a bit.
 

DRAGO

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Didn't play badly but didn't play well either. For every good bit of play there were slack passes and wasted opportunities.
 

Papac

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No Hibs played well and despite the hysterical reactions we have never really won every game bar maybe some point in the 1890s.
 

Bruce_Wayne

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Don’t get me wrong, I was as infuriated as many of us after dropping points yesterday.

The immediate reaction is to be negative, to knee-jerk back to results of the last few seasons in similar vein.

We didn’t perform like we did at Tynecastle in the cup, or league, where we created virtually zero in the way of chances.

We played with fluidity, had many great chances and, for me, that’s the biggest thing about this team, missing great chances.

I understand we need to be streetwise and we absolutely need to reinforce the centre of the park. It is how we react at Motherwell on Sunday. If we fail again then the alarm bells must ring out.

I was really annoyed after the Livi game as we were so poor in front of goal. Just side to side stuff.

Yesterday wasn't a game where you walked away raging. Annoyed at dropping points but even with 3 very influential players out in Roofe, Aribo and Jack we still went there and should have comfortably won. I felt that was a positive, in a sense.
 

Biniaro11

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Don’t get me wrong, I was as infuriated as many of us after dropping points yesterday.

The immediate reaction is to be negative, to knee-jerk back to results of the last few seasons in similar vein.

We didn’t perform like we did at Tynecastle in the cup, or league, where we created virtually zero in the way of chances.

We played with fluidity, had many great chances and, for me, that’s the biggest thing about this team, missing great chances.

I understand we need to be streetwise and we absolutely need to reinforce the centre of the park. It is how we react at Motherwell on Sunday. If we fail again then the alarm bells must ring out.
All very fair points but all that matters is winning. Winning is our DNA.
The meltdown among our fans is there for all to see. I include myself in that.
The way a defeat or draw affects most of us is only going to ramp upwards until we see silverware.
 

leylandloyal

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No. We weren’t at our best though. The panic after a draw away is crazy though. We will and they will drop points. We’ve been to hibs and aberdeen. They haven’t. In a few weeks we’ll go to their place also. keep calm.
 

I believe in Eli

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We were lazy and casual. We didn't do the hard yards and put challenges in and allowed the game to get away from us. Yes, we played badly.
 

Jelle1880

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While I agree we should have been able to kill off the game and conceded stupidly, their second was offside. No matter how good you play, if the officials give that as a goal you can't do much.
 

Timardim

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No and that makes it worse. We played well enough and still threw away 2 points

We hardly threw the points away....It was an offside goal which if correctly ruled offside wouldn't have stood ,we win the game and would now be talking about a good comeback at a difficult venue
 

Queenstreetloyal

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We never played well at all and came close to winning the game. If we’d held on 2-1 it would have been one of the victories that people say is a sign of champions.

Sadly we as usual make mistakes and it costs us the 3 points meaning we now have a different outlook at the game
 

Disraeli

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No we didn’t. We scored two excellent goals and created several more good chances. We were undone by two moments of sloppy defending.

Hibs have improved significantly.That’s the toughest game we will play in the league this season (outside Old Firm matches). I’d be willing to bet money that Celtic will not take 6 points from Easter Road this season
 
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andrewmont1

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Played pretty well I thought. Arfield scores and this thread doesnt happen. However, and yet again, poor officiating cost points. And you can not ever make that right. Big week coming up.
 

barrheadbear

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It wasn't our best performance. Slack defending gave Hibs two easy goals. However if we had our shooting boots on we would have won the game comfortably.

For me it has been a big concern that we have passed up on so many good chances to score in every league game so far this season. I do not expect us to convert every chance we make but our success rate must be dreadful and yesterday we paid the price for that profligacy.

Until we have more of a killer instinct upfront I believe results like yesterday will happen often enough to blow a hole in our title aspirations.
 

trueblue77

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No, we didn't. Having said that nobody wants to be the best side in the league and finish the season in second place. Early days but we should've won it.
 

CoopBlue

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Our tempo was off. Our passing was off. Our concentration was off. Our cohesion was off. Our link up in final third was off. Our finishing was absolutely abysmal.

Yes, we were very poor. There can be no denying it.
 

Michael Mols

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No we should have won the game. Defending at both goals was honking though and we failed to take our chances to kill it off.
 

Hurricane Run

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No we didn't. On another day we could have won that match by 3 goals.

We were uncharacteristically bad defensively and lax infront of goal. Where im a bit concerned is it follows a pattern of slack play after a break. Hopefully we work on that because the next international break isn't far away
 

Johnny Yen

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Someone posted a stat that the enablers have played last 18 league games, won 16, drew 2. If that's true, we've simply no wriggle room for dropping points when we really should have won. Motherwell will be similar. Niggly, off the ball stuff, attempts to maim, which will throw us off kilter. It's early, but if the tarriers keep it up, then more points dropped in the next few games, could see the season deflate. Hopefully, beat M'well, and the tarriers, and the mood will lighten a bit.

It’s worse than that, I saw a stat on Twitter, the filths last 36 domestic games, they have won 33, lost to us and drew 2 games to Livi and Killie, both of them on the plastic pitch.

We are undoubtedly a better side than them but their consistency and winning when they don’t play well is the difference unfortunately.
 

Ross_

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We didn't play badly but we missed 3 fantastic opportunities ourselves and pretty much gift wrapped 2 goals for them.

Rather play badly and win than put in good performances and come away with little to show for it.

this in a nutshell - I said on a previous thread before yesterday the thing that worried me about that lot is they have played poorly so far but they win by the odd goal and take 3 points time and time again - we don’t seem capable of that “getting it over the line” wins when we don’t hit top performance.
 

bkerr72

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We started well but they came into the game got the goal and that knocked us off our stride a bit and we were poor too many moves breaking down in the final 3rd. We get the goal at the right time and looking like we would kick on in the 2nd half but I thought after we got the 2nd goal I thought they couldn't cope with us and Kent should have put the game to bed but they tweaked it a bit and got the 2nd goal. Bar Arfields chance we didn't create much after that and in the end a draw probably the right result.

It was nowhere near as bad as people are making out to be it was a frustrating day but the way some go on you would think we won every game in the past and its a shock at dropping points.
 
We weren’t good enough in the first half at all but with the Kent/Arfield misses and the offside goal it was really one of those days where we up the tempo too late and get unlucky
 

DeeCeeTee

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Someone posted a stat that the enablers have played last 18 league games, won 16, drew 2. If that's true, we've simply no wriggle room for dropping points when we really should have won. Motherwell will be similar. Niggly, off the ball stuff, attempts to maim, which will throw us off kilter. It's early, but if the tarriers keep it up, then more points dropped in the next few games, could see the season deflate. Hopefully, beat M'well, and the tarriers, and the mood will lighten a bit.
Correct.

In our last 23 Premiership games the records are:

Rangers W15 D4 L4 (49 points)
Celtic W20 D2 L1 (62 points)

Last season Celtic had runs of 6 wins in a row, 11 wins in a row and then 8 wins in a row. The furthest we got was 5 wins in a row.
 

aldoshmaldo

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I don’t think we played badly at all. We’re pretty easy on the eye and the 2 goals we scored were lovely moves.

But being easy on the eye isn’t enough to win the league.

We just never apply pressure on them.
 

Leo_Ger

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From around the 17th minute until Morelos scored we were shite. So for about 30 minutes, near enough a third of the game.

When you couple that with fannying about wasting chances to increase your lead and needlessly losing the ball in dangerous areas, you get days like yesterday.

Not the first time we've been incapable of holding onto a lead under Gerrard. Just the 12th time in around about two years now.
 

Alex Venters

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Don’t get me wrong, I was as infuriated as many of us after dropping points yesterday.

The immediate reaction is to be negative, to knee-jerk back to results of the last few seasons in similar vein.

We didn’t perform like we did at Tynecastle in the cup, or league, where we created virtually zero in the way of chances.

We played with fluidity, had many great chances and, for me, that’s the biggest thing about this team, missing great chances.

I understand we need to be streetwise and we absolutely need to reinforce the centre of the park. It is how we react at Motherwell on Sunday. If we fail again then the alarm bells must ring out.
Watched it again and no we didn't.
Both of our full backs are suspect defensively though. We badly miss Ryan Jack in these games as well .
 

Brydo

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I thought there was a slackness prevalent throughout the team.

Kamara conceding possession so easily was one of the most frustrating aspects.

Passes in the final third to no one in particular happened far too often.

After fighting to get back in front a defensive blunder costing us yet again. (Granted it was offside, but if the lines are cleared there’s no offside)

Frustrating, but Hibs have made a decent start and that could prove to be a valuable point down the line.
 
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