Hibs February 2001
there is so much to report that I better get cracking ……..but look
out because there is TWO Jimmy Boco Awards; Footy Facts; From the Dug
Out; and lots, lots more ……so Enjoy !!!
has it that Torre Gript and Sven Goran Erickson have been seeking
professional guidance from Soccer’s No 1 coach ………..King Kev
!! The reason… Well with 11 games played in the APFSCIL league,
King Kev’s green & white dynamite have won 12 and have a maximum
of 36 points.
latest side to suffer the proverbial ‘doing’ at the hands of the
London Cabbage was the not so mighty Glasgow Rangers, losing 3 –2.
Kev reckons that two more victories and the championship is ‘in the
bag’ !!! ‘Stroll on boys …..!!!’
if you want to go and see the only London Club worth watching then get
along to Barn Elms playing fields (Chiswick)
Sunday; Kick Off 2pm.
Elms is off Rocks Lane at the junction with Church Road (A3003); Nearest
Train / Tube – Barnes. Map
over 100 hundred guests turned out to the William Wallace for another
bumper shindig. Wine, (well, Beer actually), and song (thanks to Peter
Cormack), was the order of the night as yet another Burns Supper was
report with pictures and sound bites can be seen here
pleased to know that we now have a link to www.londonhibs.net
- just go to http://hibernian.rivals.net
and click on "All About Hibs" then "general/links"
and we're number 2 in the list behind the Aussies! This has been the
case for a while and Mike will continue to update the London Hibs site
as a separate entity, using the web space donated by Stuart Crowther at Hibs.net.
Hopefully the 2 websites will continue to compliment each other, so if
there's anything you want to see on the LH site, remember it's YOUR
site, let Mike
know and, time
permitting, he'll see what he can do.
arose from the Burns Supper; some people mentioned that whilst the Burns
Supper was a roaring success and great night out, it wasn’t really too
Hibs themed. It was suggested that perhaps in the Summer months we could
have a Hibs themed function and really get in to a proper rendition of
‘Glory Glory ……’. This ideal is still being debated and your
comments are welcome …so get along to the next monthly meeting !!!
Your Club needs you !!!
nominations for the most sought after award are coming in thick and fast
and for January / Feb the award goes to ……….Bill Gariock !!!
Bill was superb in getting on to the Brian Moore Show on Talk Sport
radio. This was during the show hosted by Brian Moore called ‘In
the Boardroom’, and this particular day it was the Hibs Chairman
and friend of London Hibs ….Malcolm McPherson.
got on and complimented Malcolm for his attendance at one of our monthly
meetings, but in good Jimmy Boco style went that one step further for
the cause ….. He mentioned London Hibs Supporters Club at least twice.
So Bill, enjoy being the proud recipient of the Jimmy Boco Award.
should be noted that another Hibs member Dave Smith from Deal also got
on the show, however, forgot to mention the London Hibs. But Hey, credit
to the man, he had other things on his mind during this call, as seen
by the topic of his call to Malcolm and Brian Moore ……..
wanted Malcolm to make a promise on national radio, that when Hibs made
it in to the Champions League, as we will have to travel to some far
flung places, would he undertake to subsidise the travelling costs of
on Dave …..all in the Hibs cause !!!!
hot on the heels of Paris and Milan, here comes London Hibs fashion week
….. Lots of stunning, sexy merchandise that you will want to be seen
London Hibs Football and Rugby Jerseys
London Hibs Baseball caps
coming soon following hot demand ……….as modelled by ………..our
very own curvy King Kev
!!! The London Hibs Fleece.
can be made here
or by coming along to one of our
monthly meetings. Remember, it's promotion for our club and every penny is
a Hibernian Penny !!! So come on !!!
‘From the Dug Out’
‘Big Eck Signs On for
McLeish signed an extension to his existing contract; an extension which
gives him a further two years at the helm of the green and white
dynamite. This will at least hopefully encourage the
‘out-of-contract’ players to do the same and keep on the complete
winning way !!!
‘Frank and Nick follow
on the heels of their gaffer, out of contract Frank Sauzee and Nick
Colgan have signed new contracts at Easter Road. This allows our team to
concentrate on resurging themselves as a premier force in Scottish /
European football. After all, these are two inspirational and important
players to the Hibs team.
‘Jim tries to do us
happy with trying to wreck the Hibs dream bus, while manager of Sh&*$
Town City (Hearts), Jim Jeffries has sensationally swooped for Hibs
favourite, Russell Latapy !!! Out of contract, Latapy, has been
approached to sign for Bradford, the Nationwide Division One – New
Russell has been quoted as saying that he is happy at Hibs and is a Hibs
man !!! The stumbling block appears to be what the going rate is for
this World class footballer !!!
the Hibs board are saying is correct; No club with a strict budget can
be held to ransom by any one player – but I think Hibs should remember
that Russell was recently voted the worlds 32 / 33 best player – no
other SPL player was ranked – no Henrik Larson; No Michael Mols;
therefore lets hope that Russell’s wishes and those of Hibs can be
married for the benefit of all !!!
‘Thank You –
Celtic giving Rangers a football lesson twice in one week, the second of
the two results (that in the league) was the one with the biggest impact
for Hibs. As Hibs had beaten St Mirren 4 –2, 24hrs earlier, if Rangers
lost to Celtic, the Hibees would stay in 2nd place in the
league and that’s exactly what happened !!!
that I am not tempting fate, but it does appear that save for a
‘footballing catastrophe of Biblical proportions’, then the Hibees
will be playing European Football next season ….all that we are
waiting to see is if it Champions League or the UEFA Cup !!! Just
remember those heady days of Trondheim, Videotron, Barcelona and
Sporting Lisbon to name a few ….so get dusting down those passports
‘Fog on the Forth’
Scottish Cup Fourth Round draw seen Hibs travel to plucky cup outfit,
Stirling Albion of the Scottish Second Division. What should have been a
clear, one-horse race had every Hibs supporter with hearts in their
mouths, as flashbacks to a recent cup shocker looked on the cards when
Stirling went 1-0 up in only 4 minutes. Then with about 14 minutes to go
both teams were locked at 2-2, up stepped Tom McManus to save the
blushes as the Cabbage went on to win 3-2!!!
if you were one of the supporters at that game then you be glad of the
newspaper reports about this game; as no one could see a damn thing !!!
Fog had come down early morning and hadn’t moved but clever boy
…….John Rowbotham decided ….hey….it’s only a cup tie so why
not spice it up and make it a lottery !!!!!
‘BBC One Commentator
needs lessons in Geography’
outset of the Worthington Cup final, BBC Commentator Jonathan Watson
showed that he was in need of some Geography lessons when commentating on
the delay that was caused due to traffic around the Millennium Stadium
– Cardiff – Wales !!! Noticing Sven Goran Erickson in the crowd, he
“Well, he now Knows
English Football and he now knows English Traffic …”
me, Jonathan, but I thought Cardiff was in Wales !!!!
‘Jimmy Boco Award (2)
month we have to honour a special endeavour; Real outstanding commitment
to the cause …..However, you’ll never guess, so I better tell you
proud recipient is Soccer AM and its presenter Tim Lovejoy !!!! After reciting
the Scottish Premier fixtures for the weekend 25/26 Feb 2001,
when he mentioned the Celtic –v.- Hibs game that was live on SKY TV,
he then said
is when Hibs beat Celtic and go on to win the league”
on Timmy Boy !!! You are definitely on a par with the legendary Jimmy
it doesn't finish there. In the same show, they have a young lady each
week to parade as that week’s soccerette!!! In the same show as above,
the soccerette for the week was an Edinburgh girl called Emma Hunter,
who was a Hibee – She came on parading and dancing about in her Hibs
top …..go on girl !!!
congrats to Soccer AM and
‘Having a Domestic’
section we will from this month until the AGM in the summer, be looking
for your entries to the ‘Having a Domestic’ competition.
recently asked Alex McLeish who the best player was, that he had ever
played with domestically.
know or you think you know the answer then put it in writing, with your
name and address and send it to me at the address above; or e-mail them
to the London Hibs Supporters Club or bring them along to a monthly
is no limit to the number of times you can enter and the correct answer
drawn from the hat will win two tickets to the first Edinburgh Derby at
ER next season…..so get answering !!!!
‘Big Eck at the
will recall from the November 2000 newsletter, Big Eck is due to attend
one of our Monthly meetings soon. I have been in contact with him and
his PA and I hope to be able to report on a confirmed date by the next
newsletter. WATCH THIS SPACE !!!
Meeting : William Wallace, 33 Aybrook Street. London at 8pm on the 13th
March 2001 – See you all there !!!