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    Published on 26-03-2009 07:47 AM
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    Hibs go into the nerw season as reigning champions and 35,000 turn up for the first home game to see the League Flag unfurled. A fantastic 4-2 win away to main rivals Rangers puts the Hibees in the driving seat whilst at a much less notable venue the Famous Five play together for the first time but the green and whites lose out on another League title on the last day of the season......
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    Published on 18-03-2009 07:52 AM
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    It was a busy close season in 1946 but mainly because the footballing authorities in Scotland were at loggerheads with the UK Government over the admission prices to Scottish matches in comparison to admission prices south of the border. In essence, part of the admission price to a football match related to entertainment tax and as the Government had reduced the level of that tax it was insisting that the reduction be passed on to spectators.
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    Published on 10-03-2009 07:54 AM
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    The Southern League Cup goes on display in the Hibernian Boardroom in 1944; a Derby win in September sends Hibs on a long unbeaten run but by the end of the season not even Gordon Smith's impressive goals tally could help Hibs finish better than fifth but soon he would be joined by Lawrie Reilly, Eddie Turnbull and Willie Ormond and things would take a definite turn for the better!
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    Published on 04-03-2009 07:57 AM
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    The year 1941 will be remembered as the one in which a war went global but down in Leith there was something else happening that would leave a much more pleasant memory in the thoughts of Hibs fans. All conquering Rangers arrived and were duly demolished by the might of Hibernian! Add to that a couple of good results against old rival Hearts, including one game in which Matt Busby found the target and the fact that Gordon Smith scored 33 in one season and you'll get a feel for just how special this Hibs side was shaping up to be.
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    Published on 25-02-2009 07:59 AM
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    As the country goes to war the footballing authorities initially decide to suspend all domestic competition but soon change their minds when it is pointed out how good it would be for the morale of the public to retain a degree of normalcy. At Easter Road Willie McCartney continues building his side and in April 1941 the first of the Famous Five arrived - 16 year old Gordon Smith.
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    Published on 18-02-2009 08:02 AM
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    The struggle to improve things on the park at Easter Road continues as Willie McCartney has to fend off approaches by English clubs for his better players. A Derby double helps lift the spirits as does a Scottish Cup semi final appearance but all of this unfolded against a background of building tension in Europe. A bloody war had been fought just twenty odd years earlier and the world was on the brink of another.
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    Published on 11-02-2009 08:04 AM
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    Harry Swan takes over the Chair but change for the better is not instant and Hibs suffer a heavy defeat at the hands of their oldest rivals but this simply spurred them on to better things and when ex Hearts manager Willie McCartney took over at Hibs the seeds of success were soon to be sewn.....
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    Published on 04-02-2009 08:06 AM
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    Second Division football brought low attendances and so drastic action was required if Hibs were not to slide into football oblivion. Cometh the hour, cometh the man and in Hibs' case it was Harry Swan that would sow the seeds for future success and stability. Promotion was gained and significant team rebuilding commenced, resulting in the fans coming back to watch this new Hibernian side.
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    Published on 28-01-2009 08:07 AM
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    Star players allowed to leave, Rangers kicking us off the park, a mixed bag of results against Hearts, fans disgruntled at the lack of investment in players and the humiliation of relegation.

    As the 1928/29 campaign loomed the Hibs support was somewhat disillusioned at the loss of Jimmy Dunn but in reality it was na´ve to expect that Hibs could keep him. Further misery came when Willie Dornan and Willie Miller, both long time fans favourites were given free transfers and there was even more doom and gloom early in the new season when Harry Ritchie was also transferred to Everton for an undisclosed fee.
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