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Hibs invite rivals to share stadium

It’s interesting now to read the idealised vision of the out of town stadium served by trams under the headline’Common Ground’ below. The example of the perfect modern European solution to stadium redevelopment is the Stadio delle Alpe in Turin. A multi-purpose stadium with running track, it was shared for many years by Juventus and Turin, playing in front of miserable, ever-diminishing crowds that always hated the place until Torino moved back to the old Olympic stadium in the city and Juventus demolished and completely rebuilt the Stadio delle Alpe. There but for the grace of… well, not God, but clear sighted Hibs fans…

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Hibs 2 Rangers 1, 8 October 1994

Hibs and Motherwell had emerged in the early part of the season as the closest challengers to Rangers. Eighteen-year-old Kevin Harper scored the winner at Easter Road while Motherwell were trouncing Falkirk 5-3. Elsewhere, the Scotsman noted in the bullets above the headline, Chic Charnley was living up to expectations at Partick.

Scotsman article