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Hearts 0-0 Hibernian, 2 January 1988

020188progAfter their humiliating trouncing in the Programme of the Year Awards, Hearts revamped their publication for the 87-88 season with a full colour cover. Still the same picture every week mind, and inside was just the same drab, lifeless, uninspired stuff, riddled with typos.

Any great excitement the game may have possessed has failed to leave any imprint on my memory. It would appear that Andy Goram performed heroics to keep Hearts out, however, if the Scotsman’s picture and caption is anything to go by.

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Hibs lined up: Goram, Hunter, Sneddon, May, Rae, Mitchell, Kane, Orr, McCluskey, Collins and Watson, with McBride and McIntyre on the bench.

The Hearts side, for those of you who are interested, was: Smith, Hugh ‘neep-heid’ Burns, Roger Whittaker, Mike ‘the most expensive mince ever bought’ Galloway, Dave ‘Giraffe’ McPherson, Craig Levein, John Colquhoun, Kenny Black, lovely Wayne Foster, Gary ‘my son’s a Hibby’ Mackay, and John ‘I should have been a Hibby’ Robertson, with those nice chaps Neil Berry and Walter ‘Zico’ (haaaa haaaaaaa) Kidd on the bench.

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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!