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30-12-2015, 09:32 AM
Season 2013-14

As runners-up in the Scottish Cup, Hibs entered the Europa Cup at the 2nd round of the competition. Hibs were drawn against Malmo of Sweden.

18th July Hibs lost 2-0 to Malmo in the away tie.

22nd July, Lawrie Reilly, the last of the Famous Five, died aged 84. Lawrie only ever played for Hibs and Scotland. In his 253 games for Hibs he scored 185 goals. He was also capped 38 times, scoring 22 goals. Additionally, he had 14 Scottish League caps and scored 14 goals in those game.

25th July, in the home tie, Malmo opened the scoring on 21st minute and any hope of progressing in the tournament were dashed five minutes later when Malmo went two ahead, Hibs caved in and the lost the game 0-7, 9-0 on aggregate. This was their worst ever defeat in Europe, outdoing their lost to Roma 52 years earlier when they lost 6-0.

The new season started with a revamp in the set-up of league football in Scotland. All professional leagues came under the new SPFL. With the top league being called the Premiership, the 1st Division became the Championship. The change also introduced play-offs.

11th August, Hibs second league game of the season saw them play Hearts at Tynecastle. Hearts had gone into administration during the closed season and had to field a depleted side made up of many youth players, Hibs lost the game 1-0.

September, Pressure was mounting on manager Pat Fenlon, but he got the backing of the board.

October, Manager Pat Fenlon managed a revival when they went nine games with only one defeat.

30th October, Hibs were drawn at home to Hearts in the League Cup, Hibs started the game brightly and pounded the Heart’s goal, but it was the visitors that scored and Hearts won the game 1-0.

1st November, Pat Fenlon announced his resignation at Hibs manager.

Assistant manager Jimmy Nichol took charge of the team for the next two league matched which they lost 1-0 away to Motherwell and 2-0 at home to Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

12th November, Hibs appointed former England Captain and Inverness Caledonian Thistle’s manager, Terry Butcher as their 30th permanent manager.

In Butcher’s first nine games in charge he made a good start, only losing to Celtic 1-0 at Parkhead, Hibs drew four games and won the other four including a 1-0 win in the Scottish Cup away to Ross County and a 2-1 league victory over Hearts.

22nd December, youth player David Paul (18) died in his sleep at home. David had been a major part of the Hibs Under 20’s success that season.

11th January, Hibs started a bad run of results when they lost 1-0 to Aberdeen.

8th February, Hibs lost 3-2 at Easter Road to Raith Rovers in the Scottish Cup. The following game, they managed a 2-1 victory over Ross County, this was to be Hibs last win in the league that season.

30th March, Hibs went to Tynecastle knowing that a win over their city rivals would see Hearts relegated, Hearts had been deducted 15 points for being in administration. Hearts won the game 2-0.

(Hibs entered a team into the East of Scotland First Division at the start of the season, the squad was made up of players from the academy set-up)

19th April, Hibs East of Scotland side beat Easthouses 2-0 to win the First Division Championship and gain promotion to the EoS Premier League.

29th April, the club announced the appointment of Leeann Dempster as Chief Executive as from the start of the season. Leeann had been CEO at Motherwell.

4th May Hibs Under 17’s beat their Hearts counterparts 2-0 in the East of Scotland Shield to win the trophy for the tenth times of asking.

10th May, Hibs went into their last game of the season knowing that a win against Kilmarnock at Easter Road would see them maintain their position in the SPFL. Hibs lost the game 1-0.

10th May, Hibs East of Scotland side beat Crigroyston 4-1 in the Final of the EoS League Cup.

Hibs Under 17s, Under 20s and EoS side had a successful season having played 77 games, they scored a total of 214 competitive goals which were scored by 38 different players.

21st May, with Hibs rooted in 11th position in the SPFL Premiership, they played Hamilton Academical in the two legged play-offs to see who would play in the Premiership next season. Hibs went to Hamilton and won 2-0 with 18-year-old Jason Cummings scoring his first two goals for the first team. (Jason had scored 38 goals for the Hibs Under 20’s and EoS sides that season).

25th May, Jason Scotland scores for Hamilton after 13 minutes. Hibs look to hold on to their 2-1 aggregate lead but with less than 70 seconds of the 4 minutes of added-on time, Hamilton score their second. Extra-time was needed but neither team was able to make the breakthrough. It went down to penalties, Kevin Thomson took the first spot kick but the shot was saved, Hamilton scored the next four kicks and Jason Cummings fifth penalty for Hibs was also saved. Hibs lost the play-offs 2-2 on aggregate and 4-3 on penalties.

Protests were held outside the stadium following the game calling for Rod Petrie, Terry Butcher and Tom Farmer all to leave the club.

For the first time in Scottish league football there was to be no Edinburgh teams in the top flight.

26th May, Hibs began their clear-out and release 14 players and told others that they can leave if the can find other clubs.

10th June, Terry Butcher became the latest in a now long line of managers to be relieved of his duties at Hibs.

June, the ‘Petrie Out’ campaign continues with it pressure to remove Chairman Rod Petrie from him position on the Hibs board. They also meet with owner Sir Tom Farmer to formulate a new way forward for the club.

Season results –
Scottish Cup 3rd round
League Cup 2nd round
League SFPL 11/12 Pld38 W8 D11 L19 F31 A50 Pts35

erin go bragh
30-12-2015, 12:51 PM
That's scarier than any SK book .