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McLeish rebuilds green machine, 16 June 2001


The hibLOG finds The Scotsman‘s sub-eds increasingly tiresome with their incessant punning headlines. Massive big close-up pictures of Spotty McLeish are also becoming quite frightening.

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Where does it all come from?

file0102Faithful readers marvelling at the unfathomed depth and quality of the hibLOG collection may be interested in a little glimpse behind the scenes at the production technology of this bleeding-edge internet resource.

Armed with a digital camera and reams of foosty newsprint, I place the foosty newsprint on a well-illuminated flat surface, take a picture of it, do a bit of photoshop jiggery-pokery and upload it to WordPress. That’s about it. Then I throw the old newsprint away, keeping the glossy things, like programmes. Continue reading

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Party’s over for Latapy and Hibs, 15 May 2001


latapy150501latapy150501_1 As if getting gubbed 5-2 at home by our cup final opponents wasn’t bad enough preparation for our hoodoo-busting date with destiny, things got even worse with two weeks to go. Talismanic midfield genius™ Russell Latapy got nicked for drink driving after a night on the lash with his compatriot, Manchester United’s Dwight Yorke, and “two female revellers”. Continue reading

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Hibs 2-5 Celtic, 6 May 2001

celtic060501headceltic060501As luck would have it, the fixture list delivered Hibs’ Cup Final opponents to Easter Road three weeks before the big day at Hampden for a meaningless league fixture. Rangers had secured second place and Champions League qualification, so Hibs had nothing to play for there. Celtic were already Champions by a country mile, so nothing to play for there either.  Continue reading