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    Irish Voice Newspaper on sale at ER

    I've only flicked through the paper one - they had a double spread on James Connolly to commemorate the anniversary of the 1916 Irish Rising. Anyone read it?

    Noticed that a guy was selling it in Albion Road after the game today. Can understand them trying to flog a few copies outside the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glorious St Pat View Post
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    I've only flicked through the paper one - they had a double spread on James Connolly to commemorate the anniversary of the 1916 Irish Rising. Anyone read it?

    Noticed that a guy was selling it in Albion Road after the game today. Can understand them trying to flog a few copies outside the ground.

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    They've been giving it away outside ER for a couple of seasons now. I take a copy if offered, a decent read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marinello59 View Post
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    They've been giving it away outside ER for a couple of seasons now. I take a copy if offered, a decent read.
    Well, didnt know they were giving it away - would've taken one.


    "I did think it was great back in May when two goals from Anthony Stokes helped Hibernian to win the cup and hopefully Neil Lennon can get them back to the Premier League this season. I’m interested in all sports clubs with Irish ancestry." - Brian Warfield, Wolfetones.

    Nice quote taken from a feature in the Irish Voice from Warfield. Wonder if the newspaper did a feature on our magical day in May?

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    Well, didnt know they were giving it away - would've taken one.


    "I did think it was great back in May when two goals from Anthony Stokes helped Hibernian to win the cup and hopefully Neil Lennon can get them back to the Premier League this season. I’m interested in all sports clubs with Irish ancestry." - Brian Warfield, Wolfetones.

    Nice quote taken from a feature in the Irish Voice from Warfield. Wonder if the newspaper did a feature on our magical day in May?
    Just found it - nice piece on our victory: http://www.theirishvoice.com/sports.html

    Irish eyes are certainly smiling on Hibernian FC

    GERARD GOUGH

    June 2016


    AMID the commemorations of the Easter Rising this year, is it perhaps too poetic to think that one of the Rising’s leaders, James Connolly, who supported the club as a boy might have been looking down with a smile upon Hibernian FC as they lifted the Scottish Cup for the first time since 1902?
    It was another Irishman, however, who had a more direct involvement in bringing the trophy back to Leith. Anthony Stokes was the standout performer in a Hibs side that were by far the better team on the day, scoring two goals in a 3-2 win over Rangers, who are still looking to win their first major trophy. Stokes opened the scoring after only three minutes with a brilliant individual goal, before former Hibee Kenny Miller equalised with a header to send the teams in level at half-time. Rangers then took the lead after 64 minutes courtesy of an Andy Halliday strike and many Hibs fans no doubt began to fear that the writing was on the wall for their team once again.
    However, the Edinburgh side stuck to their task and were rewarded with an equaliser of their own 10 minutes from the end when Stokes bulleted a header past Foderingham in the Rangers’ goal from a Liam Henderson corner. The Dubliner was unlucky not to bag his hat-trick a short time later after Foderingham beat away his shot from a tight angle as Hibs battered the Rangers defence.
    The drama didn’t end there though as another Henderson corner in injury time saw Hibs captain David Gray head the ball into the net, sending the Hibees in the stands and watching on the TV into rapture and bringing the trophy (above) back to Easter Road after an agonising 114-year wait. It was no more than the Hibees deserved.
    After the final whistle went, many of the Hibs’ fans—caught up in the euphoria of finally winning the Scottish Cup after so long—streamed onto the pitch to celebrate and while a minority of fans from both sides engaged in some mindless fighting, nothing could take the shine off the cup final win.
    “They say every cloud has a silver lining, and today we have got that silver lining,” Hibs’ boss Alan Stubbs said after the match. “I am quite emotional. I probably dreamt this—I thought we were going to win the game 3-1 weeks ago.
    “I knew the players were so disappointed last Friday [after their Premiership play-off semi-final defeat by Falkirk] but I saw by their reaction on Monday they were ready for this game.
    “They are history makers. You work with them every day and they had a lot of bad luck against them, so to see them achieve it is fantastic.”

    Managerial merry-go-round
    The celebrations were slightly tempered in the aftermath of the cup final, however, when it was announced that Stubbs had been given permission to speak to Rotherham United, with a view to becoming their new manager, which he duly did at the start of the month.
    “I’ve had two really good years at Hibs and it wasn’t an easy decision to make on the back of what we achieved at the end of the season,” he said shortly after his departure. But I felt that the opportunity at this club was one that I couldn't refuse.”
    The emotional roller-coaster for Hibs fans didn’t end there though as the board moved swiftly to secure the services of former Celtic manager Neil Lennon (above inset)—and his assistant Garry Parker—a move that has been seen by the club’s faithful followers as a real statement of intent and one that they hope will propel them back into Scottish football’s top flight for the 2017-18 season.
    While the Irishman didn’t have the best of times during his tenure at Bolton for a myriad of reasons—mainly financial—his record at Celtic was extremely impressive winning three league titles, two Scottish Cups, qualifying for the group stages of the Champions League twice and securing a famous 2-1 victory over Barcelona.
    Hibs’ Chariman Rod Petrie and Chief Executive Leeann Dempster both expressed their delight at having managed to secure a coach of Lennon’s calibre.
    “We are delighted to have secured a Head Coach of Neil’s calibre and profile, and we look forward to him bringing his drive and mentality to our campaign to win the Championship this season and secure promotion back to the top flight of Scottish football,” Petrie said.
    Leeann Dempster, Chief Executive, added: “As soon as Neil was identified as the outstanding candidate we were determined to bring him to Easter Road. He has managed at a very high level, taking Celtic to the last 16 of the Champions League, and we were attracted by his ability to get the most out of players and his driven, winning mentality.
    “On behalf of everyone at Hibernian FC we would like to extend a warm welcome to both Neil and Garry.”
    Lennon wasted no time in endearing himself to the Hibees during his first dealings with the press as the club’s manager, where he outlined his overall aims and what he expected of his players.
    “The remit is to gain promotion and that’s the challenge that lies ahead for me,” Lennon said. “I think Hibs is one of the biggest clubs in Scotland. I think it’s probably punching below its weight the last couple of seasons and I think the potential here is huge to get it going again.
    “There’s a culture here that the club plays good football, going back to the Famous Five. And I want to buy into that. The teams that Tony Mowbray produced were good footballing teams. They did really well finishing third and fourth. That’s where we want to take the club to but the mentality has to change a little bit. I think there is a huge monkey off their back with winning the cup. To lose to Falkirk in the way they did and then pick themselves up five or six days later and beat Rangers in a cup final showed a hell of amount of character. They can take a lot from that but they’re going to have to show that character week in week out next season if they want to play for me.
    “I don’t want them getting pats on the back for beating Raith Rovers or drawing away at Dumbarton. I’ll give them a pat on the back if they get promotion. They’ve got to learn quickly. It’s not acceptable for a club of this standard. Inconsistency won’t be tolerated.”
    So the message from the new manager seems to be that this season’s party is over, but if the players put the effort in, they could be celebrating again in a year’s time and taking their rightful place in Scotland’s top league once again.




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    It's a freebie ane a decent enough read. I wouldn't buy it but when it's handed to me I quite enjoy a flick through it.
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    I hope the old guy selling this paper doesn't read this site, but he committed the only overt anti-immigration behaviour I've ever had directed towards me personally in Scotland. He came up to me once to try to get me to take a paper. After I declined, he must have decided that my accent wasn't acceptable by his standards and murmured something incredibly offensive as he walked away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYHibby View Post
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    I hope the old guy selling this paper doesn't read this site, but he committed the only overt anti-immigration behaviour I've ever had directed towards me personally in Scotland. He came up to me once to try to get me to take a paper. After I declined, he must have decided that my accent wasn't acceptable by his standards and murmured something incredibly offensive as he walked away.
    Maybe he was from Alabama? 😉

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    It's a free news paper, I picked it up in a couple of pups i drink in and is usually a good read. There is often articles or match reports in about Hibs.
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    I've never read it but going by some of the approving voices on here I presume there is no republican stance.

    I wouldnt be comfortable with that type of literature being distributed outside our ground as we are supposed to be truly inclusive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
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    I've never read it but going by some of the approving voices on here I presume there is no republican stance.

    I wouldnt be comfortable with that type of literature being distributed outside our ground as we are supposed to be truly inclusive.
    But not inclusive enough to allow papers you dont like...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthsideHarp_Bhoy View Post
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    But not inclusive enough to allow papers you dont like...
    I don't like literature that is devisive. I assume that this paper doesn't have anything that might upset anyone who considers themselves to be a Unionist or British so I'm guessing there's no problem.


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    Every newspaper outside the National is divisive Unionist propaganda.

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    Every newspaper outside the National is divisive Unionist propaganda.
    Deary me. You sound like Trump.

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    There's usually copies in Middletons Bar in Easter Road available to pick up. It's a decent read. The editions I've read included match reports on Celtic, Hibs and Dundee United games, I assume because of those clubs Irish origins.

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