Hibs: Your Say

Ian Bell, Dunfermline: "The typical game of two halves, we didn't show the passion and desire we have shown in the past few games until the second half when we were playing down the slope.

"We had a horror start to the game and were sloppy and slow in passing and possession, and it put us under pressure. From what I saw it was like we were not up for it.

"The two goals we lost were from defensive mistakes. Would we have lost them if Hanlon was on the park? I don't think so. The game needed a Hibs team to return after the break with a new desire and the introduction of Zemmama was the spark that was needed; he gave us a new threat in an attacking sense. It took a drop of the shoulder from Stokes and a shot that deceived Langfield in the Dons goals to start the fightback, but from then on it was a procession toward their goals. For all our efforts, it was unfortunate that we only managed a draw in the end.

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"The referee was very poor, but he wasn't help by his two linesmen and fourth official who between them just about managed to ruin the game. I hope the SPL have a good look at their performance and take action. Man of the match was John Rankin, I though he was superb.

William Reid, Musselburgh: "A tremendous game of football was served up by both sets of players. Hibs were very unfortunate to go in at half-time 2-0 down when, for the first 20 minutes or so, without totally dominating, we were well in control.

"The first Aberdeen goal unsetled us a little thereafter and a further Dons goal materialised. I remember two chances and two goals for them. Hibs were unfairly booed off at half time.

"The story, though, as a Hibby is about the second half. We have a wonderful never-say-die attitude right now and that was apparent right from the start of the second half, with Zemmama on and already causing the Dons problems before Stokes scored from what appeared to be a Langfield error. Thereafter, Hibs attacked Aberdeen at every opportunity and were deservedly awarded a penalty when a raised hand in the box allowed Benji, who had to fend off Stokes to take the spot kick, to coolly slot home a deserved equaliser.

"Based on the half-time scoreline, most Hibbies would have taken a draw at full time. It was a tremendously entertaining game.

"For me, that was the best game of the season so far at Easter Road. Tremendous passion and determination from a resilient Hibs side who have recently found themselves coming from behind too many times lately this season.

"Yogi has instilled a super attitude in the players. John Rankin may not be everyone's favourite player, but his performance epitomises the determination in the side. For me, he was only just shaded for MOM by the ever-consistent Ian Murray.

"Craig Thomson will want to forget that game very quickly. His performance was poor, distinctly lacking in authority, and at times I wondered if he had left his cards in the dressing room. That said, however, he did award Hibs a penalty kick when many other refs might not have."

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