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Hibs 4-2 St Mirren, 10 February 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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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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A season of consolidation

191299hearts1Season 1999-2000 was a season much like this one (2017-18), our first back in the Premier League after a spell in the First. The priority, as Alex McLeish said in his end of season summary, was to consolidate our position, and with a mid-table finish achieved by a squad whose core had come through the promotion campaign, it was mission accomplished. 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


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Five great names, 25 July 1998

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Were the sports editors at The Scotsman trying to make Hibs fans feel better, or were they sadistic Jambo bastards rubbing salt in the wounds of relegation? I still can’t make up my mind whether reading about past glories in the aftermath of the previous season was a comfort or a cruelty.  Continue reading