Hibernians final game of what has been a roller coaster season comes to an end at the Caledonian Stadium.
I think one statistic that puts our season into perspective is that if Hibs win today they will have won more games in Inverness than they have in Edinburgh this season.
That stat and that stat alone shows why Hibs have had such a poor season. Home wins were very few and very far between.
Another fact is that Hibernian did not manage one weekend home win all season.
The two home games we did manage to win though proved vital to our SPL survival. The second was of course our must win game on Monday night against Dunfermline. The game was built up as a must win for Hibs and in the first 15 minutes the team responded like winners. Before Fat Jim could finish his pre-match pie, Hibs were flying and 3 goals clear. The goals settled down the team and a bumper crowd at Easter Road really got behind the team and what could have been a nervy 90 minutes turned in a very comfortable victory. With nothing much happening on the pitch, much of the Hibernian fans singing was aimed towards the away dug out with Jeffries on the receiving end of the abuse.
The 3 points gained not only ensured SPL safety for Hibs but also condemned Dunfermline to the 1st Division. This now means, 7 days before the Scottish Cup Final, manager Pat Fenlon can put out a team and play a game with no pressure. Key personnel can be rested and fringe players given a chance.
The performance and result does not matter today. The most important thing is that come Monday before the team fly to Dublin we have a fully fit squad.
A final fact is that for all the season has been poor, it could still be the best season for many many years, arguably EVER. 1 game can change that and we are only a week away from it.