Hibs December 2000
here we are, the final millennium edition of the finest monthly, this
side of Leith !!!! In this
month’s edition we have ……’Supper Time’, ‘POTY Review
2’, ‘Fanzine’, ‘Fanzone’(new
feature), ‘Web-News’, ‘Special Footy News’, ‘The Jimmy
Boco Award’, ‘From The Dug Out’, and ‘A Question of Big
Eck’……Read On and enjoy !!!! and from all at London Hibs ….a
very hibby Xmas and New Year !!!
wading through much s*^%@ our great chieftan, Brain Rogan has organised
us a ‘Burn Night’ where we will be at home with friends. Our Burns
Super is to take place at the William Wallace, 33 Aybrook Street,
London; This is where we have our regular monthly meetings. This
is to take place on the 20th January 2001 at 8pm !!!
Tickets can be purchased from Andrew Murray, 4 St Leonard’s Close,
Bushey, Watford, price £15-00 (fifteen) per ticket. This
will be a superb night out and includes the traditional dinner, toast
drink and the good company of ……………Our Special Guest not to
mention Jimmy Wallace !!!! So get yours early to avoid disappointment.
December meeting special mention and thanks was bestowed upon the one
and only Tony Connor; Why………. Well, after last years POTY trophy
reading ‘Russell Lapaty (Yes, I did say Lapaty), Tony managed to spell
big Franck’s name correctly ….not bad, eh !!!!!!
on from this shocker, our London Hibs Ladies were asked by our deputy
chairman, Stuart Donald, who, on the night was the best French Kisser ?
Funny enough, we still await the answer ……so obviously not Stuart
see more on the POTY Review then click here
Supporters Club Needs You’ !!! We are still committed to producing a
fanzine for the first game after the winter break. Our fanzine has
become highly regarded the world over and is well worth the trouble of
production. To this end, we require articles on any humorous or serious
issue, preferably electronically, to Mike Inglis. So with all the 6-2
gags and stories of your last memories of ………no, not the old west
stand ….. but actually Alan Coombe as a Dundee United Player, (Sorry)
say as a football player full stop, then get wrtiting …..we need your
articles by the middle of January 2001 at the latest.
coming months we hope to relay stories, views, news and even fan
profiles of our members old and new. Anything, that you think would be
of interest to our members …well you know what we say ….get
writing……. you know the addresses.
will recall that over recent weeks we have been debating whether to give
up sovereignty of our web-site to join up with the ‘Rivals-site’. It
has been unanimously decided that it is in the best interests of our
club to maintain our own site which has been so fantastically done,
presently by Mike Inglis. Maintaining our own site means that we can run
our own features, comments editorials, competitions ….so a big thanks
to Mike for his work over the past month’s and a big special request
to carry on the good work.
that thoughts are already turning to the end of the season when Hibs win
the Championship and Craig collects his 250/1 Hibs to win the premier
league ante post bet. However, just when you thought the end of the
season could not offer anything more ……..It does ……… London
Hibs –v.- London Hibs Veterans so register your interest with King
Kev, our soccer guru. Full details will be given as soon as they are
had many candidates for this month’s honour but after all the votes
had been counted; several appeals to the Supreme Court and more
re-counts this month’s winner has been confirmed as Kayleigh
Garriock. Kayleigh has an attendance record at London Hibs
meetings, which is unrivalled and second to none. In fact, I believe
that since becoming a member a year or two ago, Kayleigh has never
missed a meeting; Impressive or what !!!!! Congratulations !!!!
Stan (Sorry – Alex) the Travel Man’
for every home game and even away games if you are interested, our very
own ‘Judith Chalmers’ (Alex Lindsay) will give you the best travel
advice and even arrange trips via train, boat, car or plane. So, if
you’re not sure how to find non league Buckie Thistle or just fancy
knowing if there is any one else travelling up then Alex is your man and
can be contacted any time
The Dug Out’
‘Hibs Press On’
after wins at Motherwell (3-0), Dundee Utd (1-0), Dundee (3-0), a draw
with the Scumbo’s and a win at St. Jonstone, the Hibees are still
keeping the pressure on at the top of the SPL.
As the winter break begins, Hibs find themselves behind Celtic
and commanding the second European Champions League position; One way or
another Europe looks like welcoming the worlds first ever ‘world club
champions’ back to the fray !!!!
‘Sky Sports Shocker’
tuning in to an editon of Sky Sports Football (Scottish Match), I was
somewhat amused and dumbfounded to find Charlie Nicholas and Jim White
commenting the ‘Jim Jeffries is going well at Bradford’. Now,
two things were wrong with this statement (1) Bradford at the bottom
of the EPL is thought to be going well (stroll on Dundee Utd),and (2)
Jim Jeffries is going well (this might be true as his team is at the
bottom of the league, just where he left the Scumbos). So come on
Charlie and Jim, be careful with what you say.
‘Signing of the
winter break brings new negotiations for some of the Hibees key players;
Franck Sauzee, Russell Latapy and others. Lets hope the team and the
players can all get together and agree a future for the benefit of our
‘End of an era’
main stand is on its way to the scrap heap as the bulldozers prepare to
move in to continue another regeneration of the great Hibernian. Off
Course capacity at ER will be much reduced so you better remember the
ticketing facilities that Uncle Tony Connor provides for our club.
the recent controversy of Hibs narrow but emphatic 1-0 win over Dundee
United, Allan Coombe became the biggest ‘headbanger’ to play
football in Scotland since Duncan Ferguson and his famous antics.
However, what even more crazy is the call for Hibs to replay the game
………I’ll sum it up like this ……Show me the rule in either
the rules of the game or the SFA Rules and I’ll say punish Hibs by
replaying the game. In fact could it not be argued that Dundee Utd
were trying to spoil the remaining minutes by time wasting …….Lets
move on !!!!
‘A Question of Big
will recall that I recently had the privilege of meeting with Alex
McLeish during our chat I asked ‘Big-Eck’ who was the best player,
in his opinion, that he had ever played with, domestically.
now running a competition where all those correct answers to this
question will be placed in a hat and the correct answer drawn from the
hat. The winner will receive two tickets for the next Edinburgh Derby.
The funniest answer will receive a special prize.
your name, address, contact number and answer down and forward to Mike
Inglis or Craig
‘It Could Be You’
next meeting will take place at the William Wallace, 33 Aybrook
Street, London on Tuesday 9th January 2001, starting at 8pm
– SEE YOU THERE
our Burns Supper on the 20th January 2001, ticket’s £15-
and available now so buy now to avoid disappointment. Or bring your
cash, cheques, postal orders, rations books or any other form of payment
on Tuesday 9th.