Posts Tagged ‘ Alan Stubbs ’

Brave Hibs Lose Out To Rangers In Playoff Semi Final

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Despite dominating throughout and creating chance after chance, Hibs were unable to claw back the two goals required to take the play-off semi final to extra time, and they will spend next season in the Scottish Championship.

Head Coach Alan Stubbs made one change to the starting XI that lost 2-0 in the first leg at Ibrox on Wednesday with Dylan McGeouch replacing Scott Robertson who dropped down to the bench. Continue reading

Ibrox Defeat Leaves Hibs With Mountain To Climb


Hibs hopes of promotion hang by a thread after losing 2-0 to Rangers at Ibrox tonight in the 1st leg of the play-off semi-finals.

Head Coach Alan Stubbs made two changes to the starting XI that beat Falkirk 18 days ago, with David Gray replacing the injured Fraser Forster and Fraser Fyvie taking over from Martin Boyle.

Since then, the Hibs players have had a week’s training session in Spain whilst Rangers have had two tough games at Palmerston and Ibrox. Continue reading

Hibs’ Scottish Cup Hoodoo Continues With Falkirk Defeat


Hibs’ hopes of a third Scottish Cup Final in four years were dashed at Hampden Park this afternoon thanks to a late ‘smash and grab’ goal from Falkirk’s Craig Sibbald.

Hibs dominated throughout, hit both the bar and the post and were denied a great chance when the linesman wrongly flagged Farid El Alagui offside when he was clean through with only the keeper to beat.

To make matters worse, two great chances were broken up when the ball struck referee John Beaton.

Alan Stubbs made one change to the starting XI that beat Hearts at Easter Road last Sunday with Scott Robertson returning from injury, replacing the cup tied Martin Boyle. Continue reading

Hibs Suffer Third Successive Defeat


Hibs hopes of a second place finish in the Championship suffered another setback this afternoon losing 1-0 to promotion rivals Queen of the South, their third successive defeat.

Head Coach Alan Stubbs made two changes to the starting XI that lost 2-1 to Raith Rovers last Saturday.

Paul Hanlon returned from injury and resumed his place in the centre of the defence with Keith Watson moving to right back following David Gray’s injury. Continue reading

Hibs Move Clear Of Rangers With Dramatic Livi Win


Hibs moved five points clear of Rangers in dramatic fashion tonight with a 2-1 win over Livingston at Easter Road tonight.

Head Coach Alan Stubbs made four changes to the starting XI that beat Berwick Rangers on Sunday, with Keith Watson, Martin Boyle, Liam Craig and Franck Dja Djedje replacing David Gray, Scott Allan, Dylan McGeouch and Dominique Malonga.

The Easter Road side went into the game knowing that second place is now in their own hands following Rangers draw last night with Queen of the South which leaves them two points behind with a game in hand. Continue reading

Hibs Through To Third Scottish Cup Semi-final In Four Years


Hibs cruised into their third Scottish Cup semi-final in four years with a comfortable 4-0 win over Berwick Rangers at Easter Road this afternoon.

Head Coach Alan Stubbs made two changes to the starting XI that beat Alloa Athletic last weekend, bringing back Liam Fontaine to replace the cup-tied Keith Watson and Jason Cummings in place of Franck Dja Djedje. Continue reading

Hibs Climb To Second With Comfortable Win Over Dumbarton


Hibs moved back into second place in the Championship with a comfortable 3-0 win over Dumbarton at Easter Road this afternoon.

Head Coach Alan Stubbs was forced to make several changes to his squad with captain Liam Craig suspended, midfield star Scott Allan ill and Sam Stanton unavailable with mumps although Lewis Stevenson was fit after picking up an injury against Rangers much to the relief of the programme editor as today’s edition celebrated his 250th appearance for the club.

Keith Watson returned to his favoured right back position after playing in a back three against Rangers, replacing vice-captain David Gray who was listed as a substitute. Continue reading

Hibs Come From Behind To Reach Scottish Cup Quarter Finals

Hibs came from behind to secure a place in the quarter finals of the Scottish Cup after a hard fought game against Arbroath at Easter Road this afternoon.
No Hibs’ (or Hearts) fan needs reminding that it’s now been 113 years since the Scottish Cup was last in the Easter Road boardroom, but with several SPFL teams already out, there is a quiet optimism within the club.

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Last Minute Nade Goal Prevents Hibs Moving Above Rangers


Hibs missed the chance to move above Rangers in the Championship thanks to a last minute sucker punch from Raith Rovers’ Christian Nade at Easter Road today.

Alan Stubbs’ men dominated throughout and created enough chances to win ten games before the ex Hearts’ striker equalised Martin Boyles’ earlier strike so Hibs had to settle for one point.

Head Coach Alan Stubbs made one change to the starting XI that beat Queen of the South last week, with new on-loan signing from Dundee United, Keith Watson taking over at right back from Callum Booth who was told last week that he would not be offered a contract at the end of the season and elected to move to Partick Thistle on loan. Continue reading

Hibs Move To Within Two Points Of Rangers


Hibs moved to within two points of second placed Rangers thanks to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Queen of the South in Dumfries this afternoon.

Head Coach Alan Stubbs kept the same starting XI that beat Cowdenbeath 5-0 last weekend, but it was the home side who started brightly and dominated early possession. Continue reading