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Hibs Relegated After Hamilton Defeat

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Hibs have been relegated from the SPFL after losing a penalty shoot out to Hamilton in front of a packed Easter Road stadium today.

Terry Butcher’s side went into the game with a 2-0 lead from the first leg and the manager made one change to the starting line up with Danny Haynes replacing Alex Harris.

Hibs suffered and early blow when Haynes took a heavy knock on his ankle and Harris took over. Continue reading

Hibs’ Fans Finance Headstone For Former Manager Dan McMichael


Hundreds of Hibs’ fans attended Saturday’s rededication service for former Manager, Secretary and Treasurer Dan McMichael at the Easter Cemetery in the shadow of the Famous Five Stand.

The event was organised by members of the St Patrick’s Branch of the Hibernian Supporters Association after it was discovered that Dan had been buried in an unmarked grave and a decision was quickly taken to rectify that situation. Continue reading

Terry Butcher Spells Out Vision For The Future


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

Lewis Stevenson Used To Change In Management At Hibs


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

Pat Fenlon Resigns From Hibs


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

Reasons For Liam O’Brien’s Departure From Hibs Revealed


Liam O’Brien left Hibs for family reasons, the club announced yesterday, quashing rumours and speculation amongst supporters following his departure in the summer.

Following  the recent  meeting between Chairman Rod Petrie and a number of invited representatives from various supporters groups, an issue was raised regarding the changes in back-room staff at the club, and in  response, a statement was published on the official website highlighting the changes that have taken place. Continue reading

Liam Craig Double Secures Hibs First Win Of Season

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A second half double from summer signing Liam Craig eased the pressure on under fire boss Pat Fenlon and secured Hibs’ first win of the season after coming from behind to beat Kilmarnock 2-1 at Rugby Park today.

Earlier in the week, Chairman Rod Petrie met with disgruntled supporters following the team’s dismal start to the season, and afterwards the club issued a statement backing the manager. Despite this however, BBC pundit Chic Young reported that Fenlon and Petrie had an hour long meeting ahead of the game, sparking speculation amongst the 500 travelling supporters. Continue reading

Fenlon To Be Given Every Opportunity To Improve

fenlon2Hibs’ Chairman Rod Petrie has told fans that the club intend to give manager Pat Fenlon and his squad ‘every opportunity to deliver improved performances’ at a meeting  with ten invited supporters from fans’ group ‘Let’s Work Together,’ and popular forums; Hibs-net and Hibees Bounce at Easter Road last night.

The meeting was arranged to allow supporters to speak directly with the Club after growing discontent following the 7-0 defeat at home to Malmo, and more significantly the 1-0 defeat to a Hearts side consisting of mainly under 21 year olds in the derby. Continue reading

Hibs Lose 1-0 To Hearts In First Edinburgh Derby Of The Season


A late Callum Paterson header gave a young Hearts team a vital three points in the Edinburgh derby today, piling the pressure onto Hibs boss Pat Fenlon.

So far, Hibs have played four competitive games this season, losing all four without scoring a goal whilst conceding eleven. Their supporters went to Tynecastle in confident mood however considering the vastly different levels of experience in the squads. Continue reading

Hibs Legend Lawrie Reilly Dies Aged 84

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The last remaining member of the Hibs forward line of the early 1950’s known as the Famous Five has died in hospital aged 84.

Lawrie Reilly signed for Hibs in 1944 and made his first team debut in a 4-3 away victory against Kilmarnock in October 1945 at inside right to Gordon Smith. Continue reading