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Hearts 0-3 Hibs, 19 December 1999

191299hearts1The last derby match of the 20th century delivered, in journalistic parlance, an early Christmas present for Hibs fans, and it was the best Christmas present for some considerable time, both before and after. I watched it in the pub in Cambridge and revelled in a performance that was so dominant the score did it no justice. Continue reading


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Aberdeen 2-1 Hibs, Scottish Cup semi-final, 9 April 2000

090400progAnother one of those perplexing match programmes pulled out of the archive which asserted that I was present at a game which I couldn’t remember. After reviewing the highlights on YouTube it all comes flooding back to me: the false hope of Latapy’s brilliant opener, the almost immediate riposte by Aberdeen as Hibs sat back on their unwarranted laurels, precipitating the dazed collapse which ushered in Andy Dow’s admittedly impressive winner just four minutes later. Continue reading

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Hibs 1-0 Aberdeen, 29 April 2000

Typical Hibs, winning a meaningless end of season league fixture against the same opponents to whom they had capitulated three weeks earlier in the Scottish Cup semi-final.

The only real significance of this game was that it was the last to be played on Easter Road’s famous old slope before construction of a new West Stand would see it levelled into history. Continue reading