Match of the Weekend 2 – The Scottish Cup Final: Hibernian 1 Heart of Midlothian 5

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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3 Responses

  1. iain says:

    What total drivel!

    As a Hearts fan who was actually AT THE GAME, and has subsequently poured over hours of highlights, let me just say this article is miles off the mark.

    Where to start? Oh why bother, the auther knows nothing about football, never mind the two teams. 118 years? No, 116 – as all the pre-match build up went over to the point of tedium. Noone in Scotland could have got that wrong!

    McGowan offside? Erm, just NO. Noone, including every Hibs official/player/fan or serious journalist even mentioned this as a possibility! Oh well.

    Your opinion on how bad a decision it was for the second booking and second yellow, resulting in the subsequent red card, is poor beyond belief! The card was the one thing NOBODY thought contentious! A clear tug, a card and he’d been booked. Off. What’s your problem? You don’t know the rules I would suggest as an answer.

    Not a good game for the neutrals? Hmmm, I’m starting to think you didn’t even see the game. It was non stop, full of high drama, skillful goals and controversy. Again, nobody here has remotely suggested such a thing.

    Which brings me to a summary. Non football fan reads a few text updates and makes up the rest. Oh, and manages to put a picture of god-only-knows which stadium (NOT a Scottish one and certainly NOT Hampden Park!

    Don’t give up the day job.

  2. Rob says:

    “No, 116 – as all the pre-match build up went over to the point of tedium. Noone in Scotland could have got that wrong!”

    Simple typo. And I’m not in Scotland.

    “McGowan offside? Erm, just NO. Noone, including every Hibs official/player/fan or serious journalist even mentioned this as a possibility! Oh well.”

    Apart from the Hibs defenders who appealed of course.

    “Your opinion on how bad a decision it was for the second booking and second yellow, resulting in the subsequent red card, is poor beyond belief! The card was the one thing NOBODY thought contentious! A clear tug, a card and he’d been booked. Off. What’s your problem? You don’t know the rules I would suggest as an answer.”

    Lots of clear tugs during the game by both teams went unpunished.

    “Not a good game for the neutrals? Hmmm, I’m starting to think you didn’t even see the game. It was non stop, full of high drama, skillful goals and controversy. Again, nobody here has remotely suggested such a thing.”

    Non stop? Did you even watch the second half yourself? It was played at the sort of pace an end of season training session would be played. The first half was entertaining, but the sending off and penalty killed the game off for everyone but Hearts fans.

    “Oh, and manages to put a picture of god-only-knows which stadium (NOT a Scottish one and certainly NOT Hampden Park!”

    Er, yeah, we’ve got a pile of stock photos that we use for our articles. It’s a good job I didn’t use the table football pic. That would have confused you even more.

  3. Wheeker says:

    Must have been watching a different game than that which I have seen numerous times. Ditto with half time full time analysis. Not once is any goal mentioned as being offside except here

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