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New season 93-94 now added

Actually I should say ‘recovered’ since it was up on the old ntl pages for a while and has now been restored from my backup.

Some good, some very, very bad. Be warned.


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Hibs 1-2 Hearts, Scottish Cup 4th round, 20 February 1994

hearts200294hearts200294text2Never let it be said that the hibLOG shirks the harder side of being a Hibby. This was about as hard as it gets. Hibs were notoriously mired in a winless streak against Hearts and putting them out of the Cup would have been a great way to extricate ourselves from the spiritual swamp. hearts200294text3hearts200294picHad Dave Beaumont done the indecent thing and sacrificed himself by hauling down Wayne Foster late in the game instead of letting him run on to a pass and score the winner then at least we would have survived to fight again, especially after having creamed them the whole game. An unsporting sentiment? Bloody right!

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Hibs 5-1 Partick Thistle, 27 December 1993

partick271293progAnother Christmas trip home and a rewarding one for a change, after a glut of miserable New Year derbies.

Since leading the league at the time of the League Cup Final in October, Hibs had slipped to fifth place and Partick were only four points behind us. As the stats below record, Hibs had not enjoyed an easy time of it against the Jags in their previous meetings that season. Two goalless draws in the league came either side of a League Cup tie when Hibs needed penalties to advance to the next round. Continue reading

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Hibs 1-2 Rangers, League Cup Final, Celtic Park, 24 October 1993

93 Final programme

93 Final programme

Amazingly at this point in the season Hibs were still top of the league after 13 rounds of matches. Rangers were fourth behind Aberdeen and Motherwell, albeit by only two points, and Celtic were sixth behind Kilmarnock by another two points. Only six points however (in the days of two points for a win) separated Hibs from Raith in eleventh place.

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