London Hibs March 2000 Newsletter

 

March Meeting

There were another 3 new members amongst the 19 who showed up for the March gathering. In the absence of Brian Rogan and Stuart Donald who were busy at the races, I chaired the meeting and welcomed along John Henderson, Stuart Raiker and Raymond Holden  to their first London Hibs gathering.

It was another very upbeat meeting where we discussed, amongst other things, the success of the Web Site, which now receives over 4,000 visits each month from Hibs fans throughout the world.  As well as promoting our club to other Hibs Supporters, the site has also proved a big success in our recruitment drive with 5 new members having joined over the last 2 month who found out about our branch over the Internet.  Mike Inglis does a fantastic job looking after the site but he is always looking for new ideas to keep the site interesting so if you have any suggestions, then please contact Mike direct.

John Smith was given the task of finding out the cost to have a new London Hibs banner made, should we make it to the Scottish Cup Final and of course Europe next season.  John will report back on this at the April gathering, but if you know of anyone who could help us produce this banner, at a reasonable cost, then can you please let me know.

Semi Final

If you are planning to be in Scotland for the game next Sunday and would like some help obtaining a ticket, then please contact Tony Connor by Sunday 2nd April at the very latest. If you don't have Tony's phone number email Mike. Due to certain restrictions being laid down by the SFA to order these by Credit Card, our club initially had a few problems getting hold of tickets, but thanks to Tony Connor, we seem to have sorted things out. 

If you have a spare seat in your car or if you are looking for a lift next weekend then please contact the clubs travel co-ordinator, Alex Lindsay.

Im sure most of you will have made arrangements already to get to Glasgow from Edinburgh, but here is some information regarding transport to/from Glasgow next Sunday in case you need it:

Scotrail

Group Save Fare from Edinburgh to Glasgow is 14 for four people.
Family Fun day Sunday adults travel at half-price and children go for 2.00.
Cheap Day Return fare is 7.00.
From Glasgow, after the game, services run at 21.00, 21.30, 22.00 and 22.30.
For fares and timetable information, supporters should call 08457 484950

Lothian Buses

Lothian Buses are operating buses and coaches to the semi-final, leaving from Waterloo Place at 3.00pm on Sunday 9th April. Prices as follows:

Adult 7   Child 4   Hibs Season Ticket Holder* 6   Hibs Kids* 3

* Tickets can be purchased at a discount on production of your Season Ticket Book or Hibs Kids Membership Card.

Tickets can be booked either by phone on 08000 272324 or in person at the Lothian Buses Travel shops. These are open as follows:   

Waverley Bridge Office Open Tuesday to Saturday, 09.00 to 16.30
Hanover Street Office Open Monday to Saturday, 08.30 to 18.00

For those members who are unable to be at the game then you are reminded that we have an increasing number of venues where you can watch it from in good Hibby company.  They are:

 Group

Venue

Contact

London Based Members

 

William Wallace in Blandford Street
Map

Rose McEwan

Berkshire based members

 

The Bridge Pub in Bracknell Map

Mike Inglis

Cambridge based members

 

The Maypole (Near the Park Street car park) 
Map

Gregor Campbell-Hewson

Hertfordshire based members

 

The One Bell Pub in Watford High Street 
Map

Paul Angelosanto

Surrey based members

Half Way House in Walton upon Thames 
Map

Dave McBain

Football Team

Following their success over Doncaster in the semi finals (2-0 to the Hibees), report here, the London Hibs team will now play Rangers in the final of the APFSCIL Cup on Sunday 16 April 2000 at Hayes FC, 3pm kickoff. Map We would like to make this another family day out and will encourage as many of you as possible to go along and watch.

The team continues to do well in the league having won 2 and drawn 1 since our last newsletter.  With only 2 or 3 games left to play, it will be necessary for us to win all our remaining games and for Rangers to draw at least one, for us to win the league.

Score Prediction Competition

Click Here for an update to the predictions competition which includes results up to and including the Kilmarnock game on Saturday 25 March.

The overall winner for the 3rd quarter with 31 points was Ian Tully followed very closely in 2nd place by Pat McKinney on 26.  Although Pat and Ian McKenzie picked up the same number of pints in this quarter, Pat will receive the Keyring and lapel badge as he has the highest aggregate score in the competition.   It was a very high scoring quarter with Ian Tully, Pat McKinney, Ian McKenzie, Dominic Crolla, Gerry Docherty, Craig Bennison, Les Rennie and Gavin Watson all picking up 10 points in one game after predicting the correct winning score against Hearts which you may remember was 3 1.

April Meeting

Our next meeting will take place in the William Wallace on Tuesday 11 April starting at 8pm

Mike McSherry

Club Secretary

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