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Celtic 1-1 Hibs, 25 February 2001


French striker Mark Libbra added to the fairly long list of debutant scorers for Hibs, his goal at Parkhead holding Celtic to a draw and taking the first home points of the season off them. He didn’t add many to his tally thereafter, making a handful of appearances in a loan period that lasted only until the summer.   Continue reading


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Hibs’ green agenda

Looks like global warming has set Edinburgh aflame despite Hibs ‘green agenda’ in recycling the rubble and wreckage from the demolition of the old West Stand. Capacity was cut to 11,000 for the rest of the season, but the highest crowds were just over 9,600 for the visit of Rangers in April and a shade under 9,500 for the Scottish Cup 3rd round tie against Clyde on 27 January, Hibs’ first game after their winter break in Torremolinos.


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McLeish refuses to rest on laurels

A bit of winter break filler published around mid-January while Hibs were off training on the Costa del Sol. No word of who the two signings might be, but the only players signed after this who made an appearance for Hibs during the rest of the season were Frenchmen Marc Libbra and Freddie Arpinon. Continue reading

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Hibs 3-0 Dundee, 2 January 2001


With Hearts having visited on Boxing Day it was down to Dundee to first foot Hibs after New Year, Claudio Caniggia and all. This was the last game before the SPL’s winter break for the rest of January, and it was also finally definitely definitively positively absolutely the last game to be played in front of the old West Stand, after the premature farewell the previous seasonContinue reading