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Posts Tagged ‘ Motherwell ’

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

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Late Sutton Goal Denies Hibs A Deserved Victory

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A last minute goal from ex Hearts’ striker John Sutton denied Hibs a deserved victory at Easter Road this afternoon after Terry Butcher’s men had fought back from two goals down to lead going into time added on.
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Hibs Lose Third Game In Seven Days

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Hibs ended a dismal week with a third defeat in succession, this time thanks to a lapse in concentration by Ryan McGivern who allowed Stephen McManus a free header from a corner against Motherwell at Fir Park this afternoon. Continue reading

Pat Fenlon Resigns From Hibs

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Pat Fenlon has resigned from his post as manager of Hibs.

Immediately after the defeat to Hearts, a group of around 150 fans protested outside the West Stand demanding the manager be sacked as well as abusing certain players as they were leaving the ground. Continue reading

Former Hibs Favourite Gerry Baker Dies Aged 75

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Hibernian FC have announced the sad news that former striker Gerry Baker has passed away aged 75 following a short illness.The news comes just over a month after the death of club legend Lawrie Reilly and Gerry took the time to travel to Edinburgh for the funeral although the two fans’ favourites never played in the same team. Continue reading

Hibs Suffer Narrow Defeat To Motherwell In League Opener

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A late Motherwell goal gave the Steelmen a vital three points against an injury hit Hibs team at Easter Road this afternoon.

Pat Fenlon had eight first team regulars missing due to injury and suspension for the opening game of the campaign and debuts were handed to new signings Michael Nelson and James Collins. Continue reading

Leigh Griffiths Wins Young Player of the Year Award

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Hibernian striker Leigh Griffiths won the Scottish PFA Young Player of the Year at an awards ceremony in Glasgow last night.

The 22 year old who is currently on loan from Wolves has scored an impressive 27 goals this season and hopes to reach the 30 goal mark, with four games remaining.

This weekend, Leigh visits Tynecastle for the final derby of the season, hoping to overtake Hearts in the SPL, then the game against Kilmarnock which was abandoned yesterday in tragic circumstances will be replayed nest week before the final league game of the season against relegated Dundee at Easter Road. With the SPL out of the way, all thoughts will turn to Hampden for the Scottish Cup Final against Celtic.

Griffiths joins illustrious company, by becoming the fourth Hibs player to win the award, following in the footsteps of John Collins, Kenny Miller and Derek Riordan.
He was also on the shortlist for Player of the Year however Motherwell centre forward Michael Higdon won that award.

Afterwards, Leigh revealed that he will be discussing his future with Wolves manager Dean Saunders this week, and the Hibs fans are hoping that he could return to Easter Road next season following Wolves’ relegation at the weekend.

Leigh will be hoping that Hibs do better in the Cup Final than the great Eddie Turnbull’s team did 41 years ago today when they lost 6-1 to Jock Stein’s Celtic on 6 May 1972.

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