Posts Tagged ‘ Scottish Cup ’

Hibs’ Scottish Cup Hoodoo Continues With Falkirk Defeat


Hibs’ hopes of a third Scottish Cup Final in four years were dashed at Hampden Park this afternoon thanks to a late ‘smash and grab’ goal from Falkirk’s Craig Sibbald.

Hibs dominated throughout, hit both the bar and the post and were denied a great chance when the linesman wrongly flagged Farid El Alagui offside when he was clean through with only the keeper to beat.

To make matters worse, two great chances were broken up when the ball struck referee John Beaton.

Alan Stubbs made one change to the starting XI that beat Hearts at Easter Road last Sunday with Scott Robertson returning from injury, replacing the cup tied Martin Boyle. Continue reading

Hibs Come From Behind To Reach Scottish Cup Quarter Finals

Hibs came from behind to secure a place in the quarter finals of the Scottish Cup after a hard fought game against Arbroath at Easter Road this afternoon.
No Hibs’ (or Hearts) fan needs reminding that it’s now been 113 years since the Scottish Cup was last in the Easter Road boardroom, but with several SPFL teams already out, there is a quiet optimism within the club.

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Ten Man Hibs Cruise Past Alloa In Scottish Cup

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Hibs moved comfortably into the fifth round of the Scottish Cup with a 2-1 win over Alloa Athletic at Recreation Park this afternoon despite finishing the game with ten men after on form striker Dominique Malonga was sent off near the end.

First half goals from skipper Liam Craig and vice skipper David Gray secured the victory.

Hibs started brightly but it was the home side who grabbed the lead against the run of play in the 15th minute when Mark Oxley failed to deal with Meggatt’s long range effort and the ball squirmed underneath his body.

Kevin Cawley almost doubled Alloa’s lead a few minutes later before Gray almost levelled the scoring with a fine header which struck the post. Continue reading

Hibs’ Scottish Cup hoodoo continues


Hibs dismal Scottish Cup record continued this afternoon with a 3-2 home defeat to Raith Rovers at Easter Road.

Terry Butcher made two changes to the side that lost 4-0 to Celtic two weeks ago, with Paul Hanlon returning from injury to partner Michael Nelson in defence whilst new on loan signing Duncan Watmore was handed a first start in place of Abdellah Zoubir who dropped to the bench. 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

Hibs End Highland Hoodoo With Win Over Ross County

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Hibs overcame their Ross County hoodoo to book their place in the last 16 of the Scottish Cup today, thanks to a Danny Handling first half goal, despite having to play the last 20 minutes with 10 men after after Paul Cairney picked up an undeserved second yellow card for simulation from the referee that the fans love to hate, Craig Thomson.

Terry Butcher made one change to the side that drew with St Mirren last week with James Collins replacing the injured Paul Heffernan. Michael Nelson was on the bench after his recovery from a broken cheekbone. Derek Adams kept faith with the same side that drew 2-2 with Hearts, with Richard Brittain still available with his ban yet to begin. Continue reading

Explosion In Online Gaming Results In Sponsorship Opportunities

Over the last decade, the online gambling industry has exploded and this explosion in popularity has presented new opportunities for football teams in the forms of sponsorship.  Below are some of the squads who are
currently sponsored at least in part by online gaming companies.

English Premier League

At least seven EPL squads are sponsored by online gaming companies.  League champion Manchester United was the beneficiary of bwin’s decision to discontinue their association with Real Madrid.  In August the team announced that bwin.Party is the team’s new online betting partner. Continue reading