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7Hero
04-11-2009, 10:33 PM
http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11096_5673935,00.html

City of Green
04-11-2009, 10:54 PM
http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11096_5673935,00.html

"Hibs record vs Hearts - last 7 SPL matches

Date For Against Venue Result

8-6-07 1 0 A W
11-4-07 1 1 H D
1-19-08 0 1 A L
10-19-08 1 1 H D
1-3-09 0 0 A D
3-14-09 1 0 H W
5-7-09 1 0 A W

John Hughes' men have lost just one of their last seven clashes with Hearts in the SPL and have managed two wins in four on their opponent's turf.

However, as is obvious from the table above, this fixture has recently been a paradigm of low-scoring derby matches and in fact, since 2007, the clash between Hibs and Hearts has produced an average of just 1.22 goals per game, lower than any other fixture to have been played in the SPL at least five times in this period "

Low scoring game ahead or are we due a goal fest ? :confused:

silverhibee
04-11-2009, 10:56 PM
http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11096_5673935,00.html

Tyneside.:confused:

HibeePaj
04-11-2009, 11:38 PM
Good read,,
think that will bring us all back down to earth (for a wee while)
...

Bring on saturday:thumbsup:

Speedy
05-11-2009, 12:43 AM
Those stats are pretty misleading. Hearts won the previous 3 league fixtures and there was also the cup last year. Thought I'd mention that before a jambo does

Hibercelona
05-11-2009, 12:45 AM
Those stats are pretty misleading. Hearts won the previous 3 league fixtures and there was also the cup last year. Thought I'd mention that before a jambo does

Hearts were a far better side 7 derbies ago.

Hibs07p
05-11-2009, 06:29 AM
Tyneside.:confused:

Maybe a Hibby input there in response to there "docksider" jibe a few years ago.
:greengrin

Sylar
05-11-2009, 08:31 AM
Decent enough article, but I have to pick the journalist up on 1 point:


This weekend Hibs travel to Tynecastle for the first Edinburgh derby of the season - a match that is likely to prove a sterner test of John Hughes' sides top two credentials than many of their fixtures thus far.

We've faced both the Old Firm (one home, one away), Dundee United and Aberdeen so far, all of whom are above Hearts and playing much better football than our near-city neighbours.

How on Earth can they try and make this fixture out to be "one of our sternest tests", other than the fact it's a derby?

We've faced a lot better sides than Hearts already, and I say that regardless of the outcome on Saturday!

Speedy
05-11-2009, 12:32 PM
Hearts were a far better side 7 derbies ago.

True, just thought I'd point that out.

The_Todd
05-11-2009, 12:46 PM
Decent enough article, but I have to pick the journalist up on 1 point:



We've faced both the Old Firm (one home, one away), Dundee United and Aberdeen so far, all of whom are above Hearts and playing much better football than our near-city neighbours.

How on Earth can they try and make this fixture out to be "one of our sternest tests", other than the fact it's a derby?

We've faced a lot better sides than Hearts already, and I say that regardless of the outcome on Saturday!

To be fair they're currently 8th after 10 games but at the end of the season they finished 3rd over the course of a whole season, so although their squad is weaker than last season, they still deserve a smidgen of (grudging) respect. If our players turn up expecting to win we will get the square root of **** all.

We MUST approach it as a stern test, or we can forget 3 points.

Future17
05-11-2009, 02:21 PM
John Hughes' men have lost just one of their last seven clashes with Hearts in the SPL and have managed two wins in four on their opponent's turf.

John Hughes' Hibs team have never played Hearts.:wink:

danhibees1875
05-11-2009, 02:42 PM
The league table is wrong. :agree:

Either that or I feel pretty silly for claiming to be 2nd. :greengrin

Hibercelona
05-11-2009, 03:08 PM
True, just thought I'd point that out.

I wouldn't call the stats misleading then. :cool2:

We have been a better side than them since their quality down spiral.

And it only appears to be getting worse down their way. :wink:

paullotion
05-11-2009, 04:39 PM
Even though we have more points than they do, even though they are weaker than last year, this does not give us the right to three points. When we went to tynie at the end of last year and everyone was expecting an easy win for them, look what happened, lets not fall into the same trap.

RyeSloan
05-11-2009, 04:43 PM
The league table is wrong. :agree:

Either that or I feel pretty silly for claiming to be 2nd. :greengrin

Or silly for not realising that it's not this season's league table :wink: :greengrin