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    by Published on 20-06-2010 09:43 PM
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    It would be the 1972/73 season when Hibs next competed in Europe and rather than the UEFA Cup they found themselves in the European Cup Winners Cup because although they’d not won the Scottish Cup the previous season they had lost the final to Celtic and the Parkhead club had also won the league and so entered the European Cup.

    Round One brought Hibs together with Sporting Lisbon of Portugal with the first leg being played at the Jose Alvalade Stadium on 13 September 1972. The hosts wore their normal green and white colours that night whilst Hibs played in a change strip of purple and white and years later Pat Stanton would declare that of all the European matches he’d played for Hibs the one in Lisbon was in his view the best team performance of all. Given the win over Napoli for example the Hibees must really have been good that night and yet they lost to Sporting 2-1 with Arthur Duncan getting what could prove to be a vital away goal.

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    by Published on 15-06-2010 04:01 PM
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    By mid September 1968 Hibs were once again on the European trail when they travelled to Yugoslavia to face Olympia Ljubljana in round one of the Inter Cities Fairs Cup. Prior to leaving Hibs had breezed through their League Cup qualifying group and had beaten East Fife 4-1 away in the first leg of their semi final but weighing against that was the fact that they’d not put any league points on the board at that stage and so there was some apprehension from the fans back in Edinburgh.

    We need not have worried because despite a heavy downpour Hibs turned in a sparkling display and won 3-0 thanks to goals from Eric Stevenson, Colin Stein and an own goal by Olympia defender Soskic.
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    by Published on 05-06-2010 11:06 PM
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    Season 1967/68 saw Hibs back in the Fairs Cup where the first round draw pitched them against Portuguese cracks Oporto with the first leg played at Easter Road on 20 September in front of around 14,000 fans. Making his Hibs debut that night was former Rangers and Everton winger Alex Scott whose younger brother Jim had left Easter Road just a few short weeks before to join Newcastle.

    Scott the elder had a fantastic hour before being replaced and had contributed greatly to Hibs scoring three times without reply. Peter Cormack notched two and Eric Stevenson the other to give the Easter Road men a good lead to take with them to Portugal for the second leg. Interestingly on the same night Rangers drew 1-1 away to Dinamo Dresden in their own Fairs Cup tie with their goal coming from a their centre forward Alex Ferguson!
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    by Published on 22-05-2010 09:52 PM
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    It would be four more years until Hibs tasted European football again when they entered the Inter Cities Fairs Cup a tournament that came out of an idea discussed between Swiss football pools supremo Ernst Thommen, Ottorino Barassi of Italy and England’s Stanley Rous in 1955 all of whom later became senior officials of FIFA.

    The competition was set up to promote trade fairs between cities and was spawned from the fact that many cities that held trade fairs had football teams that would meet each other in friendlies.
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