Posts Tagged ‘ James McPake ’

Late Stanton Header Secures Point For Hibs

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A late Sam Stanton header gave Hibs a share of the points against Partick Thistle at Easter Road today and results elsewhere mean that a win on Tuesday night against Ross County will ensure top flight survival.

Terry Butcher made one change to the team that lost to Hearts last week with suspended Jordon Forster missing the game, resulting in Ryan McGivern partnering Michael Nelson in the centre and Lewis Stevenson slotting in at left back. James McPake was named amongst the substitutes after playing two full under 20s games. Continue reading

Post Fenlon Era At Hibs Begins With Scoreless Draw

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Terry Butcher’s first game in charge of Hibs ended in a no scoring draw against on form St Mirren in Paisley today. The Easter Road side dominated possession, and should have had a penalty when James Collins was clearly brought down by Darren McGregor in the box midway through the first half, but in the end, a draw was probably a fair result.

The new manager, who succeeded Pat Fenlon over the international break, surprised a few with his selection, retaining the same back four that played against Inverness two weeks ago although he admitted that James McPake would have played but for a last minute back injury. Continue reading

Terry Butcher Spells Out Vision For The Future

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For the sixth time in seven years, the Easter Road press room was packed to capacity as Rod Petrie announced that former England captain Terry Butcher would succeed Pat Fenlon as the new Hibs’ manager.

Sitting between Butcher and new assistant manager Maurice Malpas, Petrie insisted that the new incumbent was ‘head and shoulders’ above any other candidate to replace Fenlon who resigned two weeks ago after a disastrous defeat to Hearts. Continue reading

Butcher’s Current Employers Dispose Of Future Charges

 

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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

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

Hibs Lose Out To Two Late Goals From Aberdeen

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Hibs missed the chance to climb the table after two late goals from Aberdeen saw the three points head north following a hard fought encounter at Easter Road yesterday.

Pat Fenlon made just one change to the side that drew with Celtic last week; skipper James McPake returned at centre half with Michael Nelson missing out through injury.

Aberdeen started strongly and Ben Williams was called into action early on to produce a fine save from a Mark Reynolds effort then the dangerous Niall McGinn skipped beat three Hibs defenders before shooting just over from the edge of the box. Continue reading

Hibs 1-1 Celtic: Brave performance by Fenlon’s men

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Hibs had to settle for a share of the points after champions Celtic came from behind to grab a late equaliser in a 100mph encounter at Easter Road today.

Pat Fenlon made two changes to the side that beat Partick Thistle a fortnight ago with Abdellah Zoubir and Owain Tudur Jones starting in place of Tom Taiwo and James Collins – who dropped to the bench. Continue reading

Collins And Heffernan Strike To Seal Three Points For Hibs

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Goals from on-form strikers James Collins and Paul Heffernan helped Hibs produce their best performance of the season so far to beat St Mirren 2-0 at Easter Road.

Earlier in the week Pat Fenlon backed under-fire Saints’ boss Danny Lennon to turn things round, but hopes that the Buddies’ revival wouldn’t take place this weekend were granted, as Hibs dominated from start to finish and left the field to a well-deserved standing ovation from the long suffering fans. Continue reading

Nelson Looking For Home Win To Reward Fans

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Worryingly for the fans, Hibs have won just one of their last 11 home games although six away wins during the same period has eased the pressure on Pat Fenlon.

An injury to skipper James McPake against Malmo meant an emergency call to Bradford and Michael Nelson agreed to return across the Border for a nominal fee. Since then the big Englishman has been an inspiration in the heart of the Hibs defence, and his form will give Pat Fenlon a selection headache when McPake returns to full fitness. Continue reading

Tim Clancy’s Comeback Hopes Suffer Set-Back

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Pat Fenlon is waiting to hear whether his plans for a settled back four have been disrupted yet again after right back Tim Clancy’s hopes of a first team come back suffered  another set-back on Saturday when  he was forced to leave the field after only 33 minutes against Duns in Saturday’s East of Scotland League fixture at the club’s training ground at East Mains. Continue reading