A long gap between the last lot of cuttings and this game – four months near enough. In September the Pars had been dumped 5-2 and all was rosy in the Easter Road garden. Fifteen games later and not a solitary victory had been recorded by Hibs since that day. Through October and November we had posted seven defeats on the trot. Having taken ten points from our opening five games, the tally from next fifteen was an eye-watering five.
Even this victory, which might have been seen as a ‘stop-the-rot’ sort of result, was followed by another sequence of five defeats, four in the league and one in the cup. Hibs had gone from table toppers to become the folded up napkin under the wobbly leg. Spirit of the Seventies? Turned out it was the last months of 1979 we were talking about.