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    If Hibs received ‘major investment’

    Hypothetical and more than likely not a chance in Hell of it happening, but how much investment would be too much? Would you be happy supporting Hibs, sitting in a stadium with loads of football tourists and supporters who’ve jumped on the bandwagon cause Hibs are winning every week?

    I imagine it would be pretty boring being even a Celtic supporter, you only need to look at their support who are so used to domestic success a sizeable number of them don’t even hang around for trophy presentations any more.

    I’d be happy with investment but I wouldn’t want the soul being ripped out of the club and thousands of plastics jumping on board. In saying that I would however be over the moon with the occasional league win, continually being competitive up the top of the league rather as having as many pish seasons as decent ones, European trips every year, frequent Hampden pitch invasions in May and ragdolling Hearts 3/4 times a season
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    I don’t think Easter Road would have loads of added extras as we almost sell out already, it would be probably hard to get a match ticket until we expand the stadium.

    I would never get tired of horsing hearts! Added to the fact it would never get boring winning cups against Celtic and the huns plus the European adventures would be incredible. It’s boring for a generation of Celtic fans because all they know is success. We would savour every last bit because of looking from the outside for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .Sean. View Post
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    Hypothetical and more than likely not a chance in Hell of it happening, but how much investment would be too much? Would you be happy supporting Hibs, sitting in a stadium with loads of football tourists and supporters who’ve jumped on the bandwagon cause Hibs are winning every week?

    I imagine it would be pretty boring being even a Celtic supporter, you only need to look at their support who are so used to domestic success a sizeable number of them don’t even hang around for trophy presentations any more.

    I’d be happy with investment but I wouldn’t want the soul being ripped out of the club and thousands of plastics jumping on board. In saying that I would however be over the moon with the occasional league win, continually being competitive up the top of the league rather as having as many pish seasons as decent ones, European trips every year, frequent Hampden pitch invasions in May and ragdolling Hearts 3/4 times a season
    I wouldn’t get bored of it in my lifetime and that’s all that matters to me 😁

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    Quote Originally Posted by .Sean. View Post
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    Hypothetical and more than likely not a chance in Hell of it happening, but how much investment would be too much? Would you be happy supporting Hibs, sitting in a stadium with loads of football tourists and supporters who’ve jumped on the bandwagon cause Hibs are winning every week?

    I imagine it would be pretty boring being even a Celtic supporter, you only need to look at their support who are so used to domestic success a sizeable number of them don’t even hang around for trophy presentations any more.

    I’d be happy with investment but I wouldn’t want the soul being ripped out of the club and thousands of plastics jumping on board. In saying that I would however be over the moon with the occasional league win, continually being competitive up the top of the league rather as having as many pish seasons as decent ones, European trips every year, frequent Hampden pitch invasions in May and ragdolling Hearts 3/4 times a season
    I get where you are coming from. I feel extremely sorry for the die hard Man City fans who stuck with their club through years and years of dross and who are now lumped in with the 'new' fans the club has attracted …. If anybody deserves the club's recent success they do, they must be really annoyed at the glory hunter accusations levelled at the club's fans.

    As for us. Celtic and Rangers / Sevco for decade after decade have dominated our game on the back of stealing fans who already have local clubs to support from every region of Scotland and perpetuated a money making rivalry based on hatred and bigotry which has little if anything to do with football … what could be more artificial than that? If Hibs were to put a stop to that on the back of a cash injection from some multi billionaire I for one wouldn't feel bad or guilty about it in the slightest.

    Bring it on

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    Then it's settled, bring back loyalty points...

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    Wouldn’t be surprised if it’s to build the indoor football pitch at East Mains?
    Just a hunch

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    I want enough investment for us to be the top dog amongst us, Hearts and Aberdeen, with an occasional shot at the title and a cup every 4/5 years.

    I don't want us to become a soulless artificially rich Man City/PSG.

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    Id want investment on the team first and facilities second.....no point having a great training centre if we have a mid table team battling for top six every year

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRAZYHIBBY View Post
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    Id want investment on the team first and facilities second.....no point having a great training centre if we have a mid table team battling for top six every year
    Sod that ……………. lets do both

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    I get where you are coming from. I feel extremely sorry for the die hard Man City fans who stuck with their club through years and years of dross and who are now lumped in with the 'new' fans the club has attracted …. If anybody deserves the club's recent success they do, they must be really annoyed at the glory hunter accusations levelled at the club's fans.

    As for us. Celtic and Rangers / Sevco for decade after decade have dominated our game on the back of stealing fans who already have local clubs to support from every region of Scotland and perpetuated a money making rivalry based on hatred and bigotry which has little if anything to do with football … what could be more artificial than that? If Hibs were to put a stop to that on the back of a cash injection from some multi billionaire I for one wouldn't feel bad or guilty about it in the slightest.

    Bring it on
    I'm sure they survive

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    I'm sure they survive
    Having arguably the best manager and best team in the world must soften the blow of not having to feed the Goat anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .Sean. View Post
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    Hypothetical and more than likely not a chance in Hell of it happening, but how much investment would be too much? Would you be happy supporting Hibs, sitting in a stadium with loads of football tourists and supporters who’ve jumped on the bandwagon cause Hibs are winning every week?

    I imagine it would be pretty boring being even a Celtic supporter, you only need to look at their support who are so used to domestic success a sizeable number of them don’t even hang around for trophy presentations any more.

    I’d be happy with investment but I wouldn’t want the soul being ripped out of the club and thousands of plastics jumping on board. In saying that I would however be over the moon with the occasional league win, continually being competitive up the top of the league rather as having as many pish seasons as decent ones, European trips every year, frequent Hampden pitch invasions in May and ragdolling Hearts 3/4 times a season
    As things stand, there isn't a whole lot of room at Easter Road for the tourists because our support has been almost filling the stadium regularly.

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    As things stand, there isn't a whole lot of room at Easter Road for the tourists because our support has been almost filling the stadium regularly.
    Once we fill in the corners,,,,,,

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    I'm fed up with the struggle season after season with the occasional cup that cheers.
    Before I die I want a Man City amount of investment, domination of Scottish football like Celtic and a world class stadium with comfy seats and quality food and drink on offer.

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    I'd quite like a 5-10 year stretch when we absolutely skoosh the league à few times, win a couple of cups and have some real big European games back at ER. Then some non cataclysmic resettling of the equilibrium to be the definite 3rd force in Scotland, giving the OF a real run for their money and continuing to do reasonably well in the cups.

    So a combo of Hibs in the 60's and Aberdeen in the 80's before cementing our place as the 3rd force in Scottish football.

    Doesn't seem unreasonable to me........

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    Quote Originally Posted by heretoday View Post
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    I'm fed up with the struggle season after season with the occasional cup that cheers.
    Before I die I want a Man City amount of investment, domination of Scottish football like Celtic and a world class stadium with comfy seats and quality food and drink on offer.

    I hope you're still young as that is not happening anytime soon.
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    Why would tourists at games bother anyone?

    Why is it even a talking point?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibbyradge View Post
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    Why would tourists at games bother anyone?

    Why is it even a talking point?
    wouldn't bother me if the seats that would otherwise be empty were bought by tourists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibbyradge View Post
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    Why would tourists at games bother anyone?

    Why is it even a talking point?
    It’s just inverse snobbery

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    Quote Originally Posted by easty View Post
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    wouldn't bother me if the seats that would otherwise be empty were bought by tourists.
    Precisely.

    I doubt that the tens of thousands of Man United season ticket holders are too bothered about the tourists who are ripping the soul out of the club.

    It's all very ubery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 90+2 View Post
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    Having arguably the best manager and best team in the world must soften the blow of not having to feed the Goat anymore.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibbyradge View Post
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    Why would tourists at games bother anyone?

    Why is it even a talking point?
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    It’s just inverse snobbery
    It’s not inverse snobbery at all and you both know exactly what I mean.

    Football tourists, the losers who stand with their phones out all game recording the whole thing for strangers on social media and wear half and half scarves, that type of tourist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by .Sean. View Post
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    It’s not inverse snobbery at all and you both know exactly what I mean.

    Football tourists, the losers who stand with their phones out all game recording the whole thing for strangers on social media and wear half and half scarves, that type of tourist.
    We are close to selling out every game anyway so its not like we could even entertain that many tourists.

    But as a tourist city we really should be trying to get more of them along to Easter Road anyway. Have always thought its a massive missed opportunity with the amount of tourists Edinburgh gets. Not all tourists are 'losers who stand with there phones out'. What about the Hibs fans that go to other countries to watch games, they are tourists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .Sean. View Post
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    It’s not inverse snobbery at all and you both know exactly what I mean.

    Football tourists, the losers who stand with their phones out all game recording the whole thing for strangers on social media and wear half and half scarves, that type of tourist.
    I've seen loads of Hibs season ticket holders filming things at the game on their phones. Not sure this is something unique to tourists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .Sean. View Post
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    It’s not inverse snobbery at all and you both know exactly what I mean.

    Football tourists, the losers who stand with their phones out all game recording the whole thing for strangers on social media and wear half and half scarves, that type of tourist.
    Why are they losers if they're doing what they want to do?

    I was thinking about going to see a game in the Maracanã in Rio in September. No doubt I'd have taken my phone out and shot pictures and video.

    Should I not go now?

    Whether it's inverse snobbery or not, it's definitely an Uber fan thing to worry about. Thinking that you're somehow better than folk enjoying themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CapitalGreen View Post
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    I've seen loads of Hibs season ticket holders filming things at the game on their phones. Not sure this is something unique to tourists.


    There are always videos of big Hibs games on YouTube.

    I'd post one of the clips I took at Tripolis but the wi-fi on this train is crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .Sean. View Post
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    It’s not inverse snobbery at all and you both know exactly what I mean.

    Football tourists, the losers who stand with their phones out all game recording the whole thing for strangers on social media and wear half and half scarves, that type of tourist.
    Turning the stadium into a pillow fortress.


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    Wouldn’t be surprised if it’s to build the indoor football pitch at East Mains?
    Just a hunch
    Doing the rounds that it’s 2m Billy . To go on that pitch and players .
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    Quote Originally Posted by erin go bragh View Post
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    Doing the rounds that it’s 2m Billy . To go on that pitch and players .
    Thanks, didn’t know the sums involved
    Wonder how much training centre indoor facility cost. Will need seating if Hibs were to play a Youth Scottish Cup match indoors

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    Quote Originally Posted by erin go bragh View Post
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    Doing the rounds that it’s 2m Billy . To go on that pitch and players .
    Not sure how much it would be for the indoor covered pitch but I didn't think there would be a lot of change out of 1m? I thought I had read that was the original estimate but happy to be corrected

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