Posts Tagged ‘ Partick Thistle ’

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

Funniest Sports Quotes


We have heard them all over the years but I must say that I did get a laugh from revisiting some of these classics. Some are just comments that haven’t been thought through, others are from sports people that probably still can’t see the funny side and others are just from those that are plain thick and yes Kevin Keegan does appear in the list more than once. Brian O’Driscoll once said that, ‘knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad’. Now that’s a good quote, see what you think of these and feel free to contribute any that you think would merit a mention.

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Hibs Finish Season In Bottom Six After Dismal Day In Perth


Hibs’ hopes of a top six finish vanished yesterday with a two goal defeat to St Johnstone in Perth.

As promised, manager Terry Butcher made several changes to his starting line up following last weekend’s defeat against Partick Thistle.

Goalkeeper Ben Williams missed the game to attend the birth of his child, whilst Duncan Watmore and Paul Hanlon both dropped out through injury. Continue reading

Another Bad Day At The Office For Hibs


Hibs’ hopes of securing a top six finish have diminished after losing 3-1 to Partick Thistle at Firhill yesterday.

Terry Butcher made one change to the Hibs line-up following their midweek draw with Inverness with Jason Cummings replacing Danny Haynes in attack. Continue reading

Inverness Caledonian Thistle 0-0 Hibernian


Hibs were unable to take all three points despite dominating possession against Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the Highlands last night.

Manager Terry Butcher made two changes to his side that drew with Motherwell on Saturday with Lewis Stevenson and skipper  Liam Craig being replaced by Duncan Watmore and Tom Taiwo. Continue reading

Late Collins Equaliser Gives Hibs A Share Of The Spoils


A late James Collins goal gave Hibs a share of the points against Partick Thistle in Terry Butcher’s first home game in charge since taking over from Pat Fenlon three weeks ago.

Butcher was forced into making one change to the side that defeated Ross County in the Highlands last weekend with Owain Tudur Jones replacing the injured Scott Robertson.

Ahead of kick-off there was a minute’s applause as a mark of respect for and to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela who passed away on Thursday. Continue reading

Craig Praises Butcher As Hibs Progress In Scottish Cup


Hibs skipper Liam Craig insists that the sending off of Paul Cairney for simulation after being brought down by Ross County keeper Mark Brown was a refereeing mistake although he accepts that it shouldn’t have been a penalty.

The former St Johnstone midfielder also paid tribute to the management style of Terry Butcher who has brought a freshness to the club following the departure of Pat Fenlon last month. Continue reading

‘Smash And Grab Raid’ Sees Hibs Take Three Points


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

Former Hibs Favourite Gerry Baker Dies Aged 75


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

Paul Cairney becomes Fenlon’s third signing of summer

Pat Fenlon today made his third signing of the summer with the capture of Paul Cairney from Partick Thistle. The 24 year old Glaswegian has been linked with a move since the end of the season, and the move finally took place in time for pre-season training.

Cairney joins James McPake and Tim Clancy in the Easter Road squad, and manager Fenlon insists he is keen to add more players in time for the new campaign.

The former Boh’s manager told Hibs TV “Paul has been on our radar for a while now and we’re delighted to add him to the squad. He will offer us something different. He is a midfielder who likes to get forward and is always looking to spark the game into life.

“He can play in a number of positions both in midfield and in the forward areas and can finish well when he gets the chance. Paul has also got a fantastic attitude and never hides in a game.

“He is always looking to get on the ball. Plus he has the drive and ambition to help us to move forward as a team.”

Cairney started his career with Glasgow amateurs Queens Park for whom he played 54 times, scoring eight goals, before joining Partick Thistle. He then returned to Queens Park on loan, scoring another eight goals in 33 starts, and subsequently made 95 appearances for The Jags, scoring 18 goals, including 12 last season, bringing him to the attention of Hibs.

He said: “It’s absolutely amazing to sign for Hibs; it’s definitely the highlight of my career so far. But this is just the start of it, now I want to show the Hibs fans what I’m all about. Hibs are a massive club, everything is in place for us to kick on and have a strong season.”

The signing adds to the feel good factor which is slowly returning to Easter Road after the cup final defeat in May, and the news that James McPake had finally signed was greeted with delight by the Hibs faithful.

The 28-year-old, Northern Ireland internationalist will retain the captain’s armband, and he immediately promised better things to come. He said: “It’s looking very likely that there will be no Rangers in the SPL and that’s got its positives and negatives. It will be disappointing not to face them but on the other side there’s one less good team in the league. That gives teams like Hibs, Hearts and Dundee United the chance to try to put in a challenge to Celtic.

“I felt at home at the club and I developed a special relationship with the supporters. I’m excited to be part of what will be a new-look Hibs team. When the fans see stuff progressing with a couple of signings coming, I’m sure they will get behind us.”

Given the number of players who left the club at the end of the season, Fenlon is determined to increase his squad. He said:  “We’re pleased with the progress we’re making on the transfer front but we’re hopeful we can add some more new faces in the near future.”

As usual, the identity of Hibs targets remain a closely guarded secret, but speculation mounts that former midfielder and fan’s favourite Dean Shiels may be returning to Leith, and following Garry O’Connor being sentenced to 200 hours community service following his conviction for drugs offences, which could potentially rule out a move to Russia or China, a new one year contract could suit everybody concerned.