The 1987-88 season is best remembered for… well, not much on the park, it must be said. There was the small matter of David Duff buying out Kenny Maclean’s majority share in the club, and Celtic fans throwing a CS gas canister into the Hibs end at a midweek fixture at Easter Road. On the playing front the highlight was probably the ending of Hearts’ unbeaten run in derby matches and Andy Goram’s one and only goal for Hibs at the end of an otherwise dull season which I think managed to achieve Alex Miller’s bold objective of exceeding the previous year’s points total. Hallelujah. Follow that last link also for a couple of interesting articles about the Baker brothers, Joe and Gerry.
Who can forget the Souness game? Well if you’re younger than about 40 there’s not much chance you can remember it. Relive/experience it now thanks to the latest hibLOG (re)update, bringing you personal reminiscences, match programmes and press cuttings for the 1986-87 season.
It was a season that seemed to promise much from the explosive opening day, but then declined so rapidly that manager John Blackley got the boot by October to be replaced by that loveable cheery chappie Alex Miller. Highlights were few but I make the most of what I’ve got from the archives.
Bet you were wondering what had happened to me? No? Och, well, anyway, here I am, still here. Just been busy with other stuff, ok?
I have finally been booted up the arse to resume activity on the hibLOG by the realisation that the old Quista pages have finally been consigned to oblivion, meaning that all those wonderful old cuttings and programmes from seasons 85-86 through to 91-92, all those soul-sapping goalless draws with Motherwell, home defeats to Clydebank, and the very worst of safety-first percentage football from Bastard Face Miller have disappeared. More to the point the 1991 Skol Cup victory was also erased, so something really had to be done.
I have therefore just re-upped season 1985-86 (not a lot of entries to be fair) and also restored season 1991-92 from the old ntl site for starters. Seasons 86-87 through to 90-91 will hopefully follow in the not too distant future, but you know I’ve said that before and then buggered off for eight years with nary a peep, so breath holding is not recommended. All the same, I have time on my hands right now so you might be in luck. Watch this space.
Once again restored from the lost ntl pages, just Season 91-92 to retrieve and re-post now before I have to start digging out the old newspaper and scanner again.
Season 92-93 saw the memorable UEFA Cup tie with Anderlecht, with Hibs going out on away goals after the kind of away performance that is a distant memory for most Scottish clubs these days.
More dismal results against Hearts and Rangers though, and an absurd experience at the indoor Tennent’s Sixes tournament. Read on…
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.