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Posts Tagged ‘ Inverness ’

Butcher’s Current Employers Dispose Of Future Charges

 

Terry Butcher taking his seat at Easter Road

Terry Butcher taking his seat at Easter Road

The appearance of Terry Butcher in the West Stand along with former Hibs’ keeper Jim McArthur was the main talking point for the Hibs’ fans in what was a dismal performance against Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Easter Road today.

Interim Manager Jimmy Nicholl made just one change from the side that lost to Motherwell last weekend with James Collins replacing the suspended Liam Craig. Continue reading

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Lewis Stevenson Used To Change In Management At Hibs

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Hibs longest serving player Lewis Stevenson is once again mourning the loss of one manager whilst waiting to find out who the replacement will be and whether he will be in their plans. In previous years, Hibs have remained tight lipped about the new appointments, but on this occasion, Rod Petrie has made it known that Terry Butcher is his first choice and the long suffering Hibs’ fans are on the edge of their seats waiting to see whether the former England captain will agree to move south to the capital.

Lewis spoke at yesterday’s press conference about the situation and the resignation of Pat Fenlon. Continue reading

Ireland Claim Hurling/Shinty International With Victory Over Scotland

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Hurling/Shinty International Second Test

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Ireland claimed victory in this year’s Hurling/Shinty international with a narrow win over Scotland in Inverness. An impressive second half display which included a goal from Patrick Maher and some well taken frees from Antrim’s Neil McManus, who contributed seven points overall in this game, ensured the Irish emerged victorious.

The game started well with both sides exchanging frees with Kevin Bartlett on fire from his frees giving the Scots an excellent start to this game. Several frees from Neil McManus kept Ireland within touching distance  of Scotland. Scotland at times looked threatening with a few opportunites on goal, forcing the Irish goalkeeper into several saves to keep them at bay. Scotland led by 10 points to 7 approaching half time. The referee added an extra few minutes to the half which reaped rewards for Ireland as they closed the gap to one point at the break, 0-11 to 0-10. Bartlett’s free taking was exceptional as he contribued ten points for Scotland. Continue reading

Who Will Replace Pat Fenlon At Easter Road?

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Following Pat Fenlon’s resignation, Irish News Review casts an eye at those in line to replace the exiled Dubliner.

A poll on the Hibs-Net Fan’s Forum has Inverness boss Terry Butcher as the preferred choice, and media reports this morning suggest that the former England captain heads Rod Petrie’s list, and that an offer could be imminent.

Butcher has guided Inverness Caledonian Thistle to their highest ever league finish and but for Billy McKay missing an open goal in the semi-final of the League Cup against Hearts, he could easily have brought silverware to the Highlands. Continue reading

Irish Should Overcome Scotland In First Test

Scotland v Ireland - Senior Hurling / Shinty International 2nd Test

International Hurling/Shinty First Test

Ireland V Scotland

Ireland overcame the Scottish in last years test, even though the Scottish were questioning the reasons behind awarding five points for a goal, when three would sound much better for both sides.  Ireland won the series last year quite comfortably  (aggregate 11–21 (76) to 6–12 (42) ) even though the scoreline didn’t really reflect how well Scotland played. Ireland should win their home game in Croke Park on Saturday evening. The Scottish will be hoping to get some goals and put in a good performance, to keep the margin tight rather than have one side completely dominating the series. This game is played annual with 14 players a side. Continue reading

‘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

Hibs Lose 3-0 To Table Topping Inverness

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Hibs undefeated run of six games came to an end with an emphatic 3-0 defeat to Inverness Caledonian Thistle today.

Pat Fenlon made three changes from the team that beat Stranraer in midweek, with Rowan Vine, Abdellah Zoubir and Alan Maybury dropping out, and Kevin Thomson, Paul Heffernan and Ryan McGivern replacing them.

Inverness took an early lead when Graeme Shinnie’s cross was spilled by Ben Williams and Billy McKay reacted fastest to force the ball into the net. Continue reading

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