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    On this day in history

    HIBERNIAN 2 v 0 PARTICK THISTLE

    Scottish League Premiership 31/3/2018

    MacLaren 71 Hanlon 76

    Hibs : Bell Hanlon McGregor Ambrose Bartley McGeoch Stevenson Boyle Allan MacLaren and Kamberi

    Subs Whitts for Bartley 65 Shaw for MacLaren 78 and Swanson for Allan 92

    Unused Dabrowski Slivka Murray and Porteous

    Pretty sure PARTICK scored a perfectly good goal that was disallowed in this match and HIBS went up the park and scored two

    Danny Devine sent off for PARTICK on 86 minutes for a second yellow

    https://youtu.be/yVuh8kYYk6A


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    HIBERNIAN 2 v 0 PARTICK THISTLE

    Scottish League Premiership 31/3/2018

    MacLaren 71 Hanlon 76

    Hibs : Bell Hanlon McGregor Ambrose Bartley McGeoch Stevenson Boyle Allan MacLaren and Kamberi

    Subs Whitts for Bartley 65 Shaw for MacLaren 78 and Swanson for Allan 92

    Unused Dabrowski Slivka Murray and Porteous

    Pretty sure PARTICK scored a perfectly good goal that was disallowed in this match and HIBS went up the park and scored two

    Danny Devine sent off for PARTICK on 86 minutes for a second yellow

    https://youtu.be/yVuh8kYYk6A
    Also on this day in history, another Scottish cup final 1923 , and despite not losing a single goal in the tournament, we lost 1-0 to the tribute act, with Maley brothers managing each team

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    Quote Originally Posted by tynehibs View Post
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    Also on this day in history, another Scottish cup final 1923 , and despite not losing a single goal in the tournament, we lost 1-0 to the tribute act, with Maley brothers managing each team
    Willie Harper hesitated Cassidy nipped in for a headed goal in front of 80000 at Hampden

    I went to see last Saturday
    The Battle of the Greens
    On the world renowned enclosure
    Thats the glory of the Queens
    There was very little in it
    It was quite an even fight
    Till a head gave the victory
    To the Celtic green and white

    So here’s three cheers for Celtic
    And three more for the HIBS
    They couldn’t share the trophy
    But they shared the glittering dibs
    The Cup is on the sideboard
    Of the Glasgow club which means
    That the losers were the greener
    In the battle of the greens

    Source: The Making of Hibernian The Romantic Years
    Alan Lugton

    Another year of pain
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    Scottish Championship 1/4/2017

    Dunfermline 1 v 1 Hibernian

    McGinn 12

    A 25 yard drive from John McGinn and a second half penalty equaliser from Kallum Higginbotham after Lewis Stevenson was adjudged to have handled in the box

    Hibs wore their away strip of yellow top black shorts and yellow socks 4000 hibbies made the journey through from Edinburgh
    Att: 7058

    Hibs: Marciano McLean Stevenson McGregor Ambrose Bartley McGinn McGeoch Boyle Graham and Cummings
    Subs: Keatings for Boyle 76 Holt for Graham 78 and SDG for Cummings 93
    Unused: Laidlaw Fyvie Martin and Murray

    Birthdays on this day:

    Scott Martin
    Greg Miller
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    Hearts 2 v 1 HIBS SPL 1/4/1989

    Houchen 25

    Transfer seeking Steve Archibald was left out of a HIBS team that included £300000 newcomer Keith Houchen from Coventry City

    Hibs: Goram Hunter Sneddon May Rae Mitchell Orr Houchen Kane Collins Evans Subs Tortolano McCuskey

    Att 22000

    Hearts scorers Bannon and Robertson

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    Scottish Championship 2/4/2016

    St Mirren 2 v 2 Hibernian

    Cummings 27
    El Alagui. 89

    Cummings opened the scoring latching onto McGinns threaded pass to place his effort underneath Jamie Langfield Rocco Quinn equalised for Saints and Lawrence Shankland gave them the lead on 57 minutes El Alagui came off the bench and slotted home a Stokes pass in the penultimate minute

    This ended a run of four straight defeats by HIBS in the Scottish Championship

    Hibs: Oxley Gray Hanlon McGregor Stevenson Bartley McGinn Henderson Boyle Cummings and Stokes

    Subs: Dagnall on for Boyle 61 El Alagui on for Bartley 76

    Unused: Virtanen Handling Gunnarson and Callum Donaldson
    Att: 3765

    Scottish League Premier Division 2/4/1985

    Hearts 2 v 2 Hibernian

    I attended this game it was a Tuesday night game back in the day and HIBS were struggling near the foot of the table Hearts had built a well deserved lead to lead comfortably 2-0 and my mates had decided to call it a night and would see me back at the pub They would not believe me when I told them that Super Joe had come off the bench and curled home two worldy free kicks into Henry Smiths postage stamp to earn the Hibees a valuable point This was of course in the days before internet moblie phones and blanket football coverage

    Hibs: Rough Sneddon Schaedler Munro Rae Brazil Callachan Kane Irvine Rice and Jamieson

    Subs: McBride and Harris

    Att:17814

    Super Joe McBride in action not this game

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    Scottish Championship 2/4/2016

    St Mirren 2 v 2 Hibernian

    Cummings 27
    El Alagui. 89

    Cummings opened the scoring latching onto McGinns threaded pass to place his effort underneath Jamie Langfield Rocco Quinn equalised for Saints and Lawrence Shankland gave them the lead on 57 minutes El Alagui came off the bench and slotted home a Stokes pass in the penultimate minute

    This ended a run of four straight defeats by HIBS in the Scottish Championship

    Hibs: Oxley Gray Hanlon McGregor Stevenson Bartley McGinn Henderson Boyle Cummings and Stokes

    Subs: Dagnall on for Boyle 61 El Alagui on for Bartley 76

    Unused: Virtanen Handling Gunnarson and Callum Donaldson
    Att: 3765

    Scottish League Premier Division 2/4/1985

    Hearts 2 v 2 Hibernian

    I attended this game it was a Tuesday night game back in the day and HIBS were struggling near the foot of the table Hearts had built a well deserved lead to lead comfortably 2-0 and my mates had decided to call it a night and would see me back at the pub They would not believe me when I told them that Super Joe had come off the bench and curled home two worldy free kicks into Henry Smiths postage stamp to earn the Hibees a valuable point This was of course in the days before internet moblie phones and blanket football coverage

    Hibs: Rough Sneddon Schaedler Munro Rae Brazil Callachan Kane Irvine Rice and Jamieson

    Subs: McBride and Harris

    Att:17814

    Super Joe McBride in action not this game

    https://youtu.be/75CBCuKOtp0
    Like your mates, I left Tynie at 2-0 so not in the best position to doubt you but was it not only the equaliser that was a free-kick (I know Super Joe got both goals)? I only left with 5 mins to go, so a few Jambos jumped on the same bus as me at a stop further doon the road. I couldn't understand why they looked so miserable until I got home and checked Ceefax on the telly...!

    Great memories though, so cheers - keep them coming!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SideBurns View Post
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    Like your mates, I left Tynie at 2-0 so not in the best position to doubt you but was it not only the equaliser that was a free-kick (I know Super Joe got both goals)? I only left with 5 mins to go, so a few Jambos jumped on the same bus as me at a stop further doon the road. I couldn't understand why they looked so miserable until I got home and checked Ceefax on the telly...!

    Great memories though, so cheers - keep them coming!
    Yeah agree my memory getting a bit foggy defo one of them a free kick

    I will still take the point though

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    Yeah agree my memory getting a bit foggy defo one of them a free kick

    I will still take the point though
    Given the way derby results went at that time, it pretty much felt like a win! Just wish I'd stayed, but as you said Hearts lead was well-deserved and they were so comfortable I couldn't see a way back for us. The beauty of fitba! 😁

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    NHC: Scottish Cup Semi Final 2/4/2006

    Hibernian 0 v 4 Hearts

    A sackable performance from Zibi every Hibby in the Stadium knew this was coming with Riordan Killen and Michael Stewart missing but was still painful nonetheless Sproule and Gary Smith sent off

    Hibs: Malkowski Whittaker Smith Caldwell Murphy Sproule Hogg Thomson Glass Fletcher and Benjelloun

    Subs:Konte for Glass 62 Konde for Benji 70 and McCluskey for Fletcher 82

    Unused: Simon Brown and Shields

    Att:43180

    Another year of pain

    Edit: Zibi went on to play another 29 times for HIBS including a 2-1 win over Hearts on 22/4/2006 a few weeks later where he had to stop Benji from celebrating his goal at the FF end in front of the Hearts fans in the away end
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    Quote Originally Posted by SideBurns View Post
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    Like your mates, I left Tynie at 2-0 so not in the best position to doubt you but was it not only the equaliser that was a free-kick (I know Super Joe got both goals)? I only left with 5 mins to go, so a few Jambos jumped on the same bus as me at a stop further doon the road. I couldn't understand why they looked so miserable until I got home and checked Ceefax on the telly...!

    Great memories though, so cheers - keep them coming!
    I stayed to the end but like a whole heap of others had started making my way down towards the exit tunnel. When the first went in everyone stopped leaving meaning a big crush at the tunnel. When the second went in it was chaos. I fell and when I got up my top had a lovely pattern of footprints all over it!! Them were the days.

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    [QUOTE=weecounty hibby;6132732]I stayed to the end but like a whole heap of others had started making my way down towards the exit tunnel. When the first went in everyone stopped leaving meaning a big crush at the tunnel. When the second went in it was chaos. I fell and when I got up my top had a lovely pattern of footprints all over it!! Them were the days.[/QUOTE

    Those tunnels at the Gorgie Road End were horrendous, especially as the majority of the Hibs support used to congregate right behind the goals just above and below them. More luck than design that there wasn't a serious accident.

    Btw, the YouTube footage BillyHibs posted could well have been from.that game; it suggests the goal was New Year's Day 1986 but apparently it was Colin Harris who scored.

    I discovered that by perusing Hearts results from that season. Think it's worth pointing out that on the opening day of 85-86 they were 1-0 up v Celtic until Paul McStay equalised in injury time. If Hearts had held out for the win, they would've been Marshall's Chunky Chicken Champions the week before Albert Kidd Day 😁

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    [QUOTE=SideBurns;6132765]
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    I stayed to the end but like a whole heap of others had started making my way down towards the exit tunnel. When the first went in everyone stopped leaving meaning a big crush at the tunnel. When the second went in it was chaos. I fell and when I got up my top had a lovely pattern of footprints all over it!! Them were the days.[/QUOTE

    Those tunnels at the Gorgie Road End were horrendous, especially as the majority of the Hibs support used to congregate right behind the goals just above and below them. More luck than design that there wasn't a serious accident.

    Btw, the YouTube footage BillyHibs posted could well have been from.that game; it suggests the goal was New Year's Day 1986 but apparently it was Colin Harris who scored.

    I discovered that by perusing Hearts results from that season. Think it's worth pointing out that on the opening day of 85-86 they were 1-0 up v Celtic until Paul McStay equalised in injury time. If Hearts had held out for the win, they would've been Marshall's Chunky Chicken Champions the week before Albert Kidd Day 😁
    Naw that goal was scored by Super Joe in a 1-1 draw at Tiny 1/11/1986 played on a Saturday afternoon

    Pretty sure it was getting dark and the milk floats were oot when Joe scored his late double

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    Naw that goal was scored by Super Joe in a 1-1 draw at Tiny 1/11/1986 played on a Saturday afternoon

    Pretty sure it was getting dark and the milk floats were oot when Joe scored his late double

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    Ah, right enough! My eyesight is brutal. Still, gave me another chance to talk about Hearts glorious double winning season 😁

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    [QUOTE=SideBurns;6132765]
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    Those tunnels at the Gorgie Road End were horrendous, especially as the majority of the Hibs support used to congregate right behind the goals just above and below them. More luck than design that there wasn't a serious accident.
    A section of one of them caved at a Hibs game. Late 80's maybe early 90's. They tried to blame the Hibs fans at the time. Couldn't have been their fault, nothing is.

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    A section of one of them caved at a Hibs game. Late 80's maybe early 90's. They tried to blame the Hibs fans at the time. Couldn't have been their fault, nothing is.

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    Now, I've a vague recollection of that...no, wouldn't be their fault, that's for sure.

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    [QUOTE=Kato;6132814]
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    A section of one of them caved at a Hibs game. Late 80's maybe early 90's. They tried to blame the Hibs fans at the time. Couldn't have been their fault, nothing is.

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    Now, I've a vague recollection of that...no, wouldn't be their fault, that's for sure.
    It was the wall above the tunnel that collapsed - a hibs fan broke his arm IIRC.

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    [QUOTE=BILLYHIBS;6132783]
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    Naw that goal was scored by Super Joe in a 1-1 draw at Tiny 1/11/1986 played on a Saturday afternoon

    Pretty sure it was getting dark and the milk floats were oot when Joe scored his late double

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    It was definitely dark when Joe scored the equaliser

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    I remember my cardigan loving cousins telling me a few days later that Hibs didn’t gain a point Hearts gave them a point because of the money the Derby generates
    Funny it wasn’t the same case last month when they beat us

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    NHC: Scottish Cup Semi Final 2/4/2006

    Hibernian 0 v 4 Hearts

    A sackable performance from Zibi every Hibby in the Stadium knew this was coming with Riordan Killen and Michael Stewart missing but was still painful nonetheless Sproule and Gary Smith sent off

    Hibs: Malkowski Whittaker Smith Caldwell Murphy Sproule Hogg Thomson Glass Fletcher and Benjelloun

    Subs:Konte for Glass 62 Konde for Benji 70 and McCluskey for Fletcher 82

    Unused: Simon Brown and Shields

    Att:43180

    Another year of pain

    Edit: Zibi went on to play another 29 times for HIBS including a 2-1 win over Hearts on 22/4/2006 a few weeks later where he had to stop Benji from celebrating his goal at the FF end in front of the Hearts fans in the away end
    And the very significant news that a certain Scott Brown was declared unfit before KO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roxyhibee View Post
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    And the very significant news that a certain Scott Brown was declared unfit before KO.
    Forgot about him significant loss

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    SPL 3/4/2011

    hibernian 2 v 2 Hearts

    Miller 35 pen
    Vaz Te 80

    A Liam Miller penalty drew HIBS level after Zakiukas was sent off for a push on Sodje following a Ryan Stevenson opener Ricardo Vaz Te put HIBS into the lead with ten minutes left but Stephen Elliot equalised for ten man hearts in the 83rd minute Two fine saves from MacDonald prevented Riordan and Matt Thornhill from restoring HIBS lead

    Hibs : Brown Dickoh Hanlon Booth Towell Thornhill Miller Scott Palsson Riordan and Sodje

    Subs: Vaz Te for Jimmy Scott 46 Wotherspoon for Palsson 69 Murray for Miller 82

    Unused Smith Stephens Stevenson and Nish

    Att: 17793

    SPL 3/4/2004

    Hibs 3 v 1 Livingston

    McManus 38
    Riordan 52 82

    Hibs earned some revenge for their CIS Cup defeat and won just their fourth home game of the season
    Tom McManus scored from close range after 38 minutes Derek Lilley equalised early in the second half with a deft chip Riordan regained HIBS advantage prodding home Murdocks flick from a corner and secured the points with a powerful header from a Caldwell cross

    Hibs : Andersson Caldwell Murdock Baillie Edge Brown Whittaker Thomson Reid Riordan and McManus

    Used Subs O’Connor Orman and James Kane

    Unused Alistair Brown and Fletcher

    Att: 6507

    Other significant results on this day

    3/4/2019 Kilmarnock H 0-0

    3/4/2018 Hamilton H 3-1

    3/4/1999 Hamilton A 2-0

    3/4/1982 Airdrieonians A 2-0

    3/4/1963 Valencia H 2-1

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    European Cup Semi First Leg 4/4/1956

    Reims 2 v 0 Hibernian

    Hibs were through to the semi final and met the French club Reims in the Parc Des Princes on April 4 1956 More than 36000 spectators paid £15000 to see the tie

    Hibs chased the first goal with adventurous spirit and their eagerness to strike cost them the tie Leblond headed the Frenchmen in front in the last half hour and almost on the whistle Bliard added another

    Reims had a fabulous forward in Kopa who moved later to Real Madrid and a superb Centre Half in Jonquet These two fashioned the victory and the late goal was a stunning blow to HIBS

    https://youtu.be/Gx1R64daxxU

    HIBS: Younger Macfarlane Paterson Buchanan Grant and Thomson Smith Turnbull Reilly Combe and Ormond

    Such was the interest in the European Cup that the return match attracted a gate of 50000 which turned out to be the highest in the competition

    Hibs gave the same team a chance to pull back the two goals and they did everything except score Lawrie Reilly hit the post and Eddie Turnbull had a shot cleared off the line A masterly run by Kopa enabled Glovacki to make it 3-0 on aggregate so Reims ability to soak up pressure and counter attack skilfully took them through


    Scottish First Division Old 4/4/1970

    Hibernian 3 v 1 Dundee Utd

    McBride 2
    Grant

    Morris Stevenson opened the scoring for the visitors after 4 minutes Johnny Graham then got pulled down inside the box by Jim Henry and Joe McBride converted the penalty on 23 minutes Second half substitute Colin Grant gave HIBS the lead on 60 minutes and flying winger Eric Stevenson got pulled down inside the box on 75 minutes and Joe McBride converted the penalty

    Hibs: Marshall Shevlane Jones Blackley Black Stanton Graham Hamilton McBride ORourke and Stevenson

    Sub: Grant for Blackley 46

    Att: 5051

    Honourable mention to the late great Joe McBride I thought he was a fantastic player for HIBS and a prolific goal scorer scoring 24:28 in his first season and returning 58: 91 in all games

    100 Years Of HIBS
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    Willie Harper hesitated Cassidy nipped in for a headed goal in front of 80000 at Hampden

    I went to see last Saturday
    The Battle of the Greens
    On the world renowned enclosure
    Thats the glory of the Queens
    There was very little in it
    It was quite an even fight
    Till a head gave the victory
    To the Celtic green and white

    So here’s three cheers for Celtic
    And three more for the HIBS
    They couldn’t share the trophy
    But they shared the glittering dibs
    The Cup is on the sideboard
    Of the Glasgow club which means
    That the losers were the greener
    In the battle of the greens

    Source: The Making of Hibernian The Romantic Years
    Alan Lugton

    Another year of pain
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    Scottish League Cup Final 5/4/1969

    Hibernian 2 v 6 Celtic

    ORourke
    Stevenson


    Oh dear another Cup Final and a crushing defeat from Celtic in what would be the first of three heavy defeats over the next decade

    Let us rewind six months to a packed Tynecastle Stadium where HIBS faced a decent Dundee side in the League Cup Semi Final

    Hibs had got to the semi final after beating East Fife 6-2 on aggregate in the Quarter Final after topping a group containing Raith Rovers St Johnstone and Falkirk

    Hibs warmed up for the semi final with a crushing 5-1 home win over Airdrieonians so went into the tie in confident mood

    The game kicked off at 100 mph with George McLean giving Dundee the lead and Colin Stein equalising thirty seconds later The game carried on at pace with Dundee having the better of the chances

    With fifteen minutes left Alan McGraw got carried off on a stretcher with what appeared to be a serious leg injury and HIBS found themselves down to ten men as they had previously made their one substitution as they had replaced Quinn for ORourke

    A great cheer went up from the Hibs support as minutes later Alan McGraw reappeared with his leg heavily bandaged brought on as purely nuisance value hobbling out on the wing

    In the dying minutes as the clock ticked down McGraw managed to deflect an Eric Stevenson corner at the Gorgie Road end off his bandaged knee past a despairing Ally Donaldson and into the net to send the Hibernian horde behind his goal wild with delight

    Minutes later the referee blew the final whistle and Alan McGraw was carried shoulder high from the field of play by his team mates as the Hibees knew they were on their way to Hampden

    Eric Stevenson told the story in his book “HIBS through and through” that they were on £50 a man to reach the final and after the match he was walking along Princes Street with Goalkeeper Willie Wilson and in true western style they walked into a pub and Willie announced to all those present “ The drinks are on me”

    The Final at Hampden due to be played at the end of October versus Celtic was delayed due to a fire in the South Stand at Hampden and was put back to the 5th April 1969

    The final itself from a HIBS point of view was a damp squib Celtic were in irresistible form as they raced into an unassailable six goal lead with Lennox 3 Craig Auld and Wallace all scoring HIBS put a more respectable shine on things with late goals from a quickly taken ORourke free kick and a near post Stevenson header

    Top scorer Colin Stein had long since departed for Ibrox and new top scorer Joe McBride was ineligible to play

    Peter Cormack in his book “ From the cowshed to the kop” said that he was forced to play centre forward in this game and Billy McNeill could not have enjoyed an easier ninety minutes as the ball never once landed at his feet and McNeill won everything in the air


    HIBS : Allan Shevlane Davis Stanton Madsen Blackley Marinello Quinn Cormack ORourke and Stevenson

    Unused sub: Hunter

    Att: 74253

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    Other results on this day

    5/4/2016 Championship Livingston H 2-1

    5/4/2008 SPL St Mirren H 2-0

    5/4/2003 SPL Kilmarnock H 2-1

    5/4/1997 SPL Dundee United H 2-1
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    Scottish Premiership 6/4/2019

    Hearts 1 v 2 HIBS

    Horgan 2

    Hibs had not beaten Hearts in ten attempts

    Hearts dominated the early exchanges with Olly Lees free kick hitting the post before he crossed for Peter Haring to head home the opener on 25 minutes from a corner

    Daryl Horgan equalised when he slid home a low cross following good work from Marc McNulty on the left despite Hearts claims that the HIBS centre forward was initially in an offside position

    In the 56 th minute HIBS took the lead following a wonderful move full of fast intricate accurate pacy passing between Horgan Mallan and Kamberi which ended up with Horgan dispatching a low left foot drive into the bottom right hand corner of Bobby Zlamals net cue wild scenes in the School End

    His goals apart Daryl Horgan was outstanding all day

    McNulty should have made it three two minutes later with a header and brought out a great save from Zlamal in the dying minutes

    The match will be remembered for the smoke bombs and the coconut on the pitch but the highlight for me was Darren MacGregors tackle on Peter Haring

    This was HIBS first win at Tiny since 2013 and saw them jump above Hearts to finish in fifth place pre split but sadly that was to be their last win of the season

    Hibs : Rocky Gray MacGregor Hanlon Stevenson Milligan Horgan Mallon Omeonga Kamberi and McNulty

    Subs Bartley for Kamberi 73 Spector for Gray 77 and Slivka for Horgan 88

    Unused Bogdan Murray Mackie and Allan

    Att: 19667

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    Scottish League Premier Division 6/4/1985

    Dumbarton 0 v 2 HIBS

    Irvine
    Rice

    Following on from the superb display at Tynecastle in midweek where two late goals from Joe McBride rescued an unexpected but welcome point HIBS still found themselves locked perilously close to the foot of the division and faced a tricky and nervy away fixture at fellow strugglers Dumbarton

    Such was the sense of urgency felt by the HIBS Board to turn around this situation that they put on buses for the large travelling support @ fifty pence per head

    I actually attended this game hard to believe it was 35 years ago I can still feel the tension and nervousness in the air there was a huge HIBS support and Old Boghead Park was a dump of a ground with a pitch to match like a bog that had gone hard and bumpy

    Looking at our team you wondered why we were at the bottom of the league?

    Second half goals from Irvine and Rice would ease the Hibee nerves but they were not out of the woods yet back in the days of the old top ten the bottom two teams went down

    A home draw to Dundee United 1-1 followed by an inexplicable 0-4 reverse at home to St Mirren a 2-1 away win at Morton followed up by a last day 1-0 win over Rangers scorer Paul Kane ensured that HIBS finished in eighth place eight points clear of the relegated Dumbarton with Morton picking up the wooden spoon

    Hibs Rough Sneddon Munro Kane Rae and Brazil Callachan Durie Irvine Rice and McBride

    Sub Jamieson

    Att 5084


    Birthdays on this day

    Danny Lennon

    Mark Venus

    Joe Tortolano

    Andy Walker

    Erich Schaedler RIP


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    Not football related, but on this day 700 years ago the Declaration of Arbroath was signed....

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    Not football related, but on this day 700 years ago the Declaration of Arbroath was signed....
    Sealed and delivered.
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    Scottish League Division Two 7/4/1894

    HIBS 6 v 0 Glasgow Northern

    HIBS won comfortably in a league match at Easter Road on their way to winning the first ever Scottish League Division Two Championship

    Hibernian were now back as a force in Scottish Football after being almost down and out a couple of years before

    There was a catch however because there was no automatic promotion to Division One this was decided on a voting system and also the bottom three clubs had to apply for reelection

    The Scottish League in their wisdom decided to vote Clyde into the first division who did not even finish runners up but were a Glasgow club

    Generally the press had supported Hibernian but some showed anti Edinburgh and anti Catholic bias one stating “ they were not the type of club wanted in the first division”

    There was a strong suspicion that Celtic and Hearts had voted against HIBS in their application for election

    HIBS would just have to persevere and win the Second Division again in 1895 which they did and succeeded in going up

    In their last game of the season on the 31st May 1894 at Powderhall they took some measure of revenge against First Division Hearts in the final of the Rosebery Cup by defeating them 4-2

    The team that day was the same team that had played for most of the season Donnelly Rooney McFarlane Breslin McGeachan and Murphy Murray Kennedy Martin Smith and Amos

    The Rosebery Cup is currently on display at Easter Road after Hibernian were the most recent winners in 1945






    Scottish Cup Semi Final 7/4/1995
    Ibrox Park

    HIBS 0 v 0 Celtic

    Jim Leighton saved a disputed penalty after Andy Walker took a dive in the box

    HIBS lost the replay 1-3 on 11/4/1995 Keith Wright scoring for HIBS

    Another year of pain

    HIBS : Leighton Miller Mitchell McGinlay Tweed Millen Harper Farrell Wright Jackson and ONeill

    Att 40950

    Hibs actually finished third this season behind Champions Rangers and Motherwell and two points ahead of fourth placed Celtic




    Birthdays on this day

    Scott Robertson






    The Making of Hibernian The Brave Years
    Alan Lugton


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    Scottish League Division One (Old) 8/4/1972

    Hibernian 7 v 1 St Johnstone

    Stanton
    Edwards
    ORourke
    Baker
    Gordon 2
    Duncan

    There was something happening down Easter Road way the Tornadoes were starting to take shape but still not quite as we know it

    Hibernian blew St Johnstone away with a scintillating display of fast attacking football goals from Stanton Edwards ORourke Baker Gordon 2 and Duncan in a totally brilliant display

    Alex Rennie scored a consolation goal for St Johnstone in what was HIBS biggest win since they beat Partick Thistle 7-0 in September 1966

    Hibs: Herriot Brownlie and Schaedler McEwan Blackley and Stanton Edwards ORourke Baker Cropley and Duncan

    Att: 6358

    Sadly this was to be the Baker Boys last goal for HIBS

    I actually attended his last game for HIBS a Scottish Cup Semi Final versus Rangers in front of a crowd of 76174 on a hot sunny Saturday afternoon at Hampden one week after the St Johnstone game

    Hibs started nervously and found themselves down to an Alex MacDonald goal but second half HIBS rallied Peter McCloy parried a Baker shot into the path of ORourke who had no hesitation in burying the ball into the back of the net to silence the large Rangers support

    The replay took place two weeks later and HIBS blew Rangers away with a display of fast attacking football Stanton opening the scoring after 12 minutes and Alex Edwards completed the scoring after dispatching a Hazel knockdown into the net

    It was a superb display from HIBS and Rangers could not compete with the accuracy and speed of the Hibernian passing in a game HIBS totally dominated from start to finish Ole! Ole!

    I do not think any of the Supporters Buses returned to Edinburgh with their windows in tact

    Both of these games made a young Billyhibs realise what a horrible and despicable club Rangers really were and they certainly did not like it up em!

    Joe Baker was an unused sub


    Other significant games on this day

    8/4/2015 Championship Dumbarton A 2-1

    8/4/1963 First Division Old Dundee A 3-1



    Birthdays on this day

    Big Dave

    Gordon Chisholm


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