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Honours Even In Hard Fought Edinburgh Derby

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Hibs and Hearts shared the points this afternoon in a hard fought yet entertaining Edinburgh Derby in front of a full house at Tynecastle.

Jason Cummings (pictured) opened the scoring only for Jamie Walker to grab an equaliser just before half time.

Head Coach Alan Stubbs kept faith with the same starting XI that hammered Rangers 4-0 last Saturday.

New on-loan signing Martin Boyle was on the bench alongside Dylan McGeouch who returned to the squad following a period on the sidelines due to injury. Continue reading

Late Wonder Goal Denies Hibs A Deserved Derby Win

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A 40 yard wonder goal from Hearts’ Turkish defender Alim Ozturk deep into stoppage time secured a valuable point for the league leaders in a hard fought Edinburgh derby this afternoon at Easter Road.

Hibs had taken the lead in the first half through Dominique Malonga and had chances to wrap the game up, but typically Hearts’ never say die attitude ensured their unbeaten record continues.

Head Coach Alan Stubbs made one change to the starting line up who hammered Livingston last weekend with Liam Fontaine returning to the team in place of Callum Booth. Continue reading

Business as usual as Hibs lose yet another Edinburgh derby

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Despite the positive statements coming from Easter Road about changing the style of play, increasing the confidence of the players and bringing in quality rather than quantity, it was business as usual at Tynecastle this afternoon with Hibs’ players resorting to the aimless long ball tactics of last season and Hearts emerging as comfortable winners.

Head coach Alan Stubbs made two changes to the starting line-up that beat Livingston last Saturday. Danny Handling returned from suspension replacing Paul Heffernan and Michael Nelson taking over from the injured Paul Hanlon.

With Hearts’ two first choice goalkeepers injured, youngster Jack Hamilton took his place in goal.

After thirty minutes of neither team creating a chance, Hibs were given a great chance to take the lead when Hamilton collided with Handling inside the box and referee Collum pointed to the spot.

Skipper Liam Craig took the resultant penalty but missed the target with a poorly struck effort.

Mark Oxley then made a superb stop to deny Sam Nicholson before Jordon McGhee’s volley flew inches past the post just before the break. Continue reading

Hearts’ Relegation Postponed After Beating Hibs At Tynecastle

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Hibs dismal run of form continued today with a 2-0 defeat to Hearts at Tynecastle and whilst yet another disgraceful blunder by a linesman prevented a late equaliser for the Easter Road side, in truth Hearts deserved the victory to stave off relegation for at least another three days.

The Hearts’ fans have already accepted their fate, but were determined to drag their rivals into a relegation play off and the players were greeted with chants of ‘You’re going down with the Jambos.’ Continue reading

Hibs Start 2014 With Derby Victory

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Hibs started 2014 in style with a 2-1 victory over city rivals Hearts in front of a sell-out crowd at Easter Road last night.

Terry Butcher unsurprisingly named an unchanged side following Sunday’s comfortable victory over Kilmarnock, however Irish striker Paul Heffernan was listed amongst the substitutes as he continues his recovery from a thigh injury. Continue reading

Fenlon Under Pressure From Fans Following Derby Defeat

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Dejected Hibs players left the field to a crescendo of boos last night  as scarves were thrown onto the pitch after the League Cup quarter final defeat to neighbours Hearts and a number of supporters protested outside the West Stand, demanding the removal of manager Pat Fenlon.

The same supporters had been in fine voice ahead of the game in which they were expected to win comfortably, and a spirited rendition of ‘Sunshine on Leith’ greeted the teams. Continue reading

Pat Fenlon Determined To Progress To Semi Final

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Hibs’ boss Pat Fenlon is determined to make the semi-final of the League Cup by beating Hearts’ youngsters at Easter Road tonight and insists that he has enough quality strikers available to combat the loss of Paul Heffernan.

Speaking to Hibernian TV ahead of the derby Fenlon said: “There is no better way to get ourselves back into that mode of winning derbies; it’s the quarter-final of the cup and it is a big derby game for us. Continue reading