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New season 93-94 now added

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.


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Hibs 1-2 Hearts, Scottish Cup 4th round, 20 February 1994

hearts200294hearts200294text2Never let it be said that the hibLOG shirks the harder side of being a Hibby. This was about as hard as it gets. Hibs were notoriously mired in a winless streak against Hearts and putting them out of the Cup would have been a great way to extricate ourselves from the spiritual swamp. hearts200294text3hearts200294picHad Dave Beaumont done the indecent thing and sacrificed himself by hauling down Wayne Foster late in the game instead of letting him run on to a pass and score the winner then at least we would have survived to fight again, especially after having creamed them the whole game. An unsporting sentiment? Bloody right!

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Hearts 0 Hibs 1, 27 August 1994

Pink News front page

After 22 derbies without a win Hibs went into this early-season match with a home win and a draw under their belts: a 5-0 thrashing of Dundee United (who went on to be relegated) and a goalless draw with Kilmarnock.

The big Pink Bus Shelter at Tynecastle was beginning to take shape with the new Wheatfield stand in use for the first time, but the opening party was crashed by Gordon Hunter just after the hour mark, and Jim Leighton kept a third successive clean sheet, leaving Hearts with one point from their opening three fixtures. The Hearts team featured new signing Mo Johnston as well as three future Tynecastle managers, Craig Levein, John Robertson and Steven Frail.

Given that I bought the Pink News on the night of this game I obviously must have been there, but strangely I have no recollection of it whatsoever. I can’t even remember the new stand. I have never been to Tynecastle since the three new stands were built, so this must have been my last ever visit to the ground.

Click on the pictures for the Pink News report.

Pink News report part 1Pink News report part 2Pink News report part 3