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Busy Transfer Window For Pat Fenlon



It’s been a busy summer period for Pat Fenlon, with an incredible 26 players leaving or arriving at the club.

Of last year’s squad, fans’ favourite Leigh Griffiths returned to parent club Wolverhampton Wanderers where he has since signed a contract extension after making an impressive start to the season, whilst striking partner Eoin Doyle has joined Chesterfield. Continue reading

Hibs Top Six Hopes Hang By A Thread

Pat Fenlon’s hopes of a top six finish hang by a thread tonight after Hibs’ 2-1 home defeat to Inverness Caledonian Thistle. Other results mean that Kilmarnock could officially end Fenlon’s chances when they play St Mirren in midweek. In any case, Hibs now have to beat Celtic at Parkhead next weekend and hope that several other results go in their favour. Continue reading

Hibs to face Falkirk in Scottish Cup Semi-Final

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Hibs will face Falkirk at Hampden Park in the semi-final of the William Hill Scottish Cup, with the game taking place on either Saturday 13 or Sunday 14 April.

The draw was made live on Sky Sports News by former Nottingham Forest and Scotland winger and Celtic assistant manager John Robertson and Lucy Carter, Head of Branch at William Hill with SFA President Campbell Ogilvie presiding.

This will be Pat Fenlon’s second consecutive semi-final in the tournament which Hibs haven’t won since Dan McMichael’s side beat Celtic 1-0 at Parkhead.

Since then, Hibs have appeared in nine finals, losing them all, although two went to replays; in 1914 they lost 4-1 to Celtic after drawing 0-0 in the first game and in 1979, they lost 3-2 to Rangers after two goalless draws.

Their last appearance was of course the disastrous 5-1 defeat to near neighbours Hearts on 19 May and everyone at Easter Road is determined to wipe away that memory.

The Easter Road men have earned their place, defeating three SPL teams en route. Cup holders Hearts were first to fall thanks to a David Wotherspoon goal in front of a packed Easter Road in December.

Aberdeen were next after a wonder goal by Dubliner Gary Deegan, which won the Sky Sports goal of the week competition, saw them through to the quarter final, although it took a Ben Williams’ penalty save to prevent a replay.

Yesterday at Rugby Park, Leigh Griffiths scored his first ever professional hat-trick and made another for Matt Done, as Hibs saw off Kilmarnock 4-2.

The other semi-final will feature Dundee United v Celtic.

The final will take place on Sunday 26 May.

Leigh Griffiths’ Hat Trick Earns Semi-Final Place

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Pat Fenlon’s Hibs are heading back to Hampden for a cup semi-final after a Leigh Griffiths’ inspired 4-2 win over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park today. Griffiths led the line brilliantly, scoring his first ever hat-trick and making the other goal before leaving the field to a deserved standing ovation from the ecstatic Hibs fans. Continue reading

Shocking Penalty Decision Costs Hibs Two Points at Tannadice

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A dreadful refereeing decision by Alan Muir cost Hibs two valuable points against Dundee United at Tannadice today.

Hibs fought back after conceding an early goal and took the lead through a Leigh Griffiths’ wonder-strike, but Muir’s mistake saw United grab an undeserved late equaliser. Continue reading

Griffiths Penalty Secures Vital Three Points For Hibs

A second-half penalty from Leigh Griffiths was enough to secure all three points and end a run of poor league form for Hibs at New St Mirren Park today. Continue reading

Hibs in Quarter Final Thanks to Deegan Wonder Goal

deegan A second half wonder goal from Gary Deegan gave Hibs a 1-0 victory over Aberdeen at Easter Road today, but once again, Pat Fenlon’s men had keeper Ben Williams to thank for reaching the William Hill’s Scottish Cup quarter final. Continue reading