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Serendipity

An amusing juxtaposition of items on the front of the Evening News of 25 January 2001.

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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

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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


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Hibs 6-2 Hearts, 22 October 2000

hearts221000recordpicAlthough I’m old enough I wasn’t at Tynecastle for the 7-0 game in 1973. I wasn’t at this game either, but I watched it live on TV in a pub in Cambridge with one of the other Cambridge Mental Hibees. It was a quiet midweek and the two of us had the back bar with the TV to ourselves. Obviously things got off to a poor start, but as the game unfolded our reactions to each goal became more and more hysterical until people started coming in from the other side of the bar to see what all the mayhem was about, and seemed surprised to find that there were only two of us making all this noise. Continue reading