Another hideous Tynie programme, another miserable defeat at the hands of the Jambos. The crowd was 19,731 and Hibs scored thanks to a Hearts own goal but that’s all I can find out about this game. If anyone cares to remember anything else about it let me know.
Prior to this match Hibs were lying ninth in the twelve team premier league, ten points clear of the relegation zone (still two points for a win in those days). Although it was only the beginning of April Hibs had already played 38 league games that season.
One interesting point from the programme, given recent discussion of the low attendance at Hampden for the Hibs-Aberdeen Cup semi-final (22,198), is mention of Hearts previous semi appearances. In 1977 Hearts were beaten at Hampden 2-0 by Rangers in front of a measly 23,652 fans.
Presumably this was a Saturday afternoon, and at that time Hampden must have had a capacity of nearer 100,000. Must have been some atmosphere that day…
Where are they now?
The only other thing of interest from the programme (apart from a look back at the career of Gordon Smith) is the mascots. Quite interesting too, as they appear to be twins, one a Hibby, the other (the evil one obviously) a Jambo. Can these two boys who shared a womb be still divided on derby day? If anyone knows, spill the beans.