Posts Tagged ‘ Rowan Vine ’

Hibs 0-4 Celtic – Four Goal Win Flatters Champions


Celtic maintained their unbeaten record against Hibs at Easter Road although the 4-0 scoreline flattered the champions.

Hibs manager Terry Butcher made four changes to last week’s line up with Paul Cairney and Jason Cummings dropping to the bench whilst Ryan McGivern missed the game due to injury and Scott Robertson due to suspension.

Paul Hanlon, Owain Tudur Jones and Kevin Thomson also missed the game through injury. Continue reading

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

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

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

Pat Fenlon Determined To Progress To Semi Final


Hibs’ boss Pat Fenlon is determined to make the semi-final of the League Cup by beating Hearts’ youngsters at Easter Road tonight and insists that he has enough quality strikers available to combat the loss of Paul Heffernan.

Speaking to Hibernian TV ahead of the derby Fenlon said: “There is no better way to get ourselves back into that mode of winning derbies; it’s the quarter-final of the cup and it is a big derby game for us. Continue reading

Neil Lennon Describes Hibs’ Tactics As ‘Shocking’


An angry Neil Lennon criticised the Hibs’ players and match officials after watching his team come from behind to grab a share of the points thanks to a late equaliser from substitute James Forrest at Easter Road yesterday.

After the game Lennon said: “It was shocking – absolutely shocking. Reckless. I’m all for competitive football, no one more than myself, but seriously, they were borderline tackles. I didn’t really say to Pat but I made my feelings pretty clear to the fourth official. I don’t think it was any player target in particular, it was across the board. Without singling players out, the tackle by (Rowan) Vine on (Darnell) Fisher was rugby-esque. We’ve got a big Champions League game and I’m not asking any favours, I don’t mind teams being competitive, and the physicality of the game was good but I felt it was over the top. My opinion may be different from Pat’s, he’ll say he sent his team out to get in our faces and I don’t mind that at all, but the ref should take more of a grip on it sometimes.” 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

Hibs Win Eight Goal Thriller To Reach Quarter Final


Hibs came from behind to beat First Division side Stranraer 5-3 and progress to the quarter final of the Scottish League Cup, thanks to a hat trick from man of the match Liam Craig, and with Celtic losing to Morton, the on-form Easter Road side must fancy their chances to go all the way in the competition.

Manager Pat Fenlon made two changes to his starting XI with Abdellah Zoubir and Rowan Vine replacing Paul Heffernan who was cup tied and Kevin Thomson. Continue reading

Busy Transfer Window For Pat Fenlon



It’s been a busy summer period for Pat Fenlon, with an incredible 26 players leaving or arriving at the club.

Of last year’s squad, fans’ favourite Leigh Griffiths returned to parent club Wolverhampton Wanderers where he has since signed a contract extension after making an impressive start to the season, whilst striking partner Eoin Doyle has joined Chesterfield. Continue reading

Hibs And Ross County Share Points At Easter Road


Hibs dismal record against Ross County continued today at Easter Road as the clubs fought out a goalless draw. The home side dominated possession however in the end they were fortunate to keep a point as Ross County missed several good chances.

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