Posts Tagged ‘ Aberdeen ’

‘Smash And Grab Raid’ Sees Hibs Take Three Points

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Even Pat Fenlon admitted that Hibs stole the three points in a ‘smash and grab raid’ at Firhill last night after Partick Thistle dominated possession throughout, and but for the performance of Ben Williams would have run out comfortable winners.

It took an inspired double substitution from the former Bohs’ manager however to change the course of the game midway through the second half when Owain Tudur Jones and Abdellah Zoubir combined to set up Liam Craig for his sixth goal of the season. Continue reading

King Forced To Replace Duo For German Clash

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REPUBLIC of Ireland U21 Head Coach Noel King has been forced to make two changes to his squad for Monday’s UEFA U21 Championships qualifying round clash with Germany in Sligo.

QPR’s Frankie Sutherland and Bristol City defender Derrick Williams both suffered injuries on club duty in midweek and King has drafted in Derry City’s Barry McNamee and Aston Villa’s Graham Burke.

“It’s unfortunate to lose Frankie and Derrick but Barry and Graham have been in with us before and are very good players whose versatility is important,” said King.  Continue reading

Former Hibs Favourite Gerry Baker Dies Aged 75

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Hibernian FC have announced the sad news that former striker Gerry Baker has passed away aged 75 following a short illness.The news comes just over a month after the death of club legend Lawrie Reilly and Gerry took the time to travel to Edinburgh for the funeral although the two fans’ favourites never played in the same team. Continue reading

The Ballance Sheet #5 : Grappling In The Granite City

bbLast Saturday, I had the privilege of being part of a terrific show in Aberdeen, Scotland, and wrestling in front of the biggest crowd I’ve ever worked in front of; an astounding 1,103 people packed out the Beach Ballroom, and were loud and lively all evening long, celebrating the fifth anniversary of Wrestlezone.

I’ve done shows in front of big audiences before, but this one felt that little bit more special. Knowing the Wrestlezone crew as I have for the past four years- and the hard work they put into growing their promotion- I was delighted to witness the fruits of their labour for myself, up close and personal, and the phenomenal success of their big night.  Continue reading

No Goals at Easter Road Despite Hibs’ Domination

Hibs-Bottle-Green-Strip-2012-13 Two superb saves from Aberdeen keeper Jamie Langfield denied Hibs a winning start to the post-split fixtures in a hard fought encounter at Easter Road last night.

Pat Fenlon made four changes to the team who started at Hampden last weekend, with Lewis Stevenson, Danny Handling, Eoin Doyle and Tom Taiwo replacing Ryan McGivern, Scott Robertson, Paul Cairney and Jorge Claros.

The game kicked off in front of a poor crowd, considering that the club had reached their second successive cup finals and that an incentive of being allowed to buy two tickets was on offer for supports who paid at the gate Continue reading

Danny Handling Keen To Catch Fenlon’s Eye Before Final

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Hibs teenage star Danny Handling has spoken of his delight to have played his part in helping Hibs comeback from a three goal deficit to beat Falkirk and reach the Scottish Cup Final for the second year in succession. The youngster has featured in fourteen first team games this season although he has only started one, and he is keen to catch the manager’s eye in the remaining fixtures, starting with Aberdeen on Monday night. Continue reading

Paul Hanlon’s Relief After Injury Nightmare

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Hibs’ defender Paul Hanlon has expressed his relief that the injury sustained against Aberdeen a few weeks ago isn’t as serious as first thought and he hopes to line up against Falkirk in the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final on Saturday.

Life-long Hibs fan Paul knows only too well about the dismal record the club have in the competition, but a victory on Saturday will ensureHibs first back to back finals since the 1920s. Continue reading