August 1998 Newsletter
There was a staggering 15 people along to
the our first meeting of the new season, which isnt bad considering that quite a few
of our regular members were on their hols and unable to come along. The next meeting will
on Tuesday 8 September starting at 8pm, which is the same evening that we will be
playing against St Johnstone in the next round of the league cup, so hopefully we will
have something positive to shout about at closing time!.
This seasons presentation to Steve
Crawford will take place on Saturday 14th November after the St Mirren game, so
please put the date in your diary now and start planning the trip and thinking about who
you want to bring along with you!. Although we have not yet agreed anything with Easter
Road, we would expect the presentation to follow the same format as last year, with us
meeting in the Almond Street before the game for a few drinks and something to eat, with
the presentation taking place after the game. This will be discussed in more detail at the
September meeting with confirmation of the arrangements and ticket costs covered in the
Thanks to everyone who have sent in their
annual subs and renewed their membership for the new season. In keeping with the fantastic
support seen at Easter Road over the last couple of games, we already have over 80 of our
members paid up which isnt bad considering we are only into the first month of the
season. As I mentioned in the July letter, we would like to continue to grow the
membership of our club over the next season even though we are in the 1st
division. We are always on the look out for new members, so if you know of any Hibs
supporters who have moved to the London area over the last few months, then please
encourage them to join. IIf you are one of the few members who have not yet got around to
sending in your subs for the new season, then can you do so by completing the enclosed
form and return it to Andrew Murray.
London Hibs Web Pages
After many years of talking about creating
our own London Hibs web pages to give information on the club, our members and how
potential members can join, Stuart Crowther, who is a good friend of the club, has come up
with the goods and put together some basic information pages. For those of you with access
to the Internet, can you please check these out and let Stuart have you comments on how
you think they can be improved. The address is: www.londonhibs.org.uk.
If you are planning a visit to Edinburgh
over the next few months and wish to take advantage of the clubs two season tickets,
then you should complete the enclosed application form before returning it to Andrew
Murray. Tickets for the games marked with an asterisk have already been requested and
allocated. On receipt of your application, Andrew will contact you to confirm whether or
not you have been successful or not.
Looks like next years Burns evening
will be on Saturday 30 January in the Holyrood. You will receive further
information on the arrangements over the next couple of months.
It is not too late to send in your
predictions for the competition so if you have not already done so, then fill in the
enclosed form and return it to Andrew Murray who will send out a regular update on how you
The Douglas Cromb
Following his resignation from the Hibs
board last month, Dougie Cromb gave a very in-depth interview to the Evening News
explaining his reasons for leaving Easter Road after 8 years on the board. Im pretty
sure that most of you have already seen this interview already, but for those who have
not, I have had it reproduced and enclosed it for some bed time reading.
No date has been fixed yet for selling our
first fanzine of the new season but hopefully this will be agreed at the meeting next
week. My thanks to everyone who has sent me bits for inclusion in the fanzine but can
those of you who have promised articles over the last 12 months please bring
them along to the meeting or send them to me or e-mail them to LondonHibs@aol.com.
31 August 1998