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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

Ibrox Defeat Leaves Hibs With Mountain To Climb

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Hibs hopes of promotion hang by a thread after losing 2-0 to Rangers at Ibrox tonight in the 1st leg of the play-off semi-finals.

Head Coach Alan Stubbs made two changes to the starting XI that beat Falkirk 18 days ago, with David Gray replacing the injured Fraser Forster and Fraser Fyvie taking over from Martin Boyle.

Since then, the Hibs players have had a week’s training session in Spain whilst Rangers have had two tough games at Palmerston and Ibrox. Continue reading

Hibs Suffer Third Successive Defeat

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Hibs hopes of a second place finish in the Championship suffered another setback this afternoon losing 1-0 to promotion rivals Queen of the South, their third successive defeat.

Head Coach Alan Stubbs made two changes to the starting XI that lost 2-1 to Raith Rovers last Saturday.

Paul Hanlon returned from injury and resumed his place in the centre of the defence with Keith Watson moving to right back following David Gray’s injury. Continue reading

Hibs Suffer Setback In Race For Second With Raith Defeat

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Hibs hopes of a second place finish in the Championship suffered another setback this afternoon at Starks Park when despite dominating possession throughout, they lost 2-1 to Raith Rovers.

Head Coach Alan Stubbs made two changes to the starting XI that lost to Rangers last Sunday, with Keith Watson replacing the injured Paul Hanlon and Sam Stanton taking over from Franck Dja Djedje.

Farid El Alagui returned to the squad for the first time since he suffered a snapped achilles tendon against Alloa Athletic in August and took a seat on the bench alongside Jason Cummings who also made the list of substitutes after missing last weekend’s game with a knee knock. Continue reading

Hibs Move Clear Of Rangers With Dramatic Livi Win

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Hibs moved five points clear of Rangers in dramatic fashion tonight with a 2-1 win over Livingston at Easter Road tonight.

Head Coach Alan Stubbs made four changes to the starting XI that beat Berwick Rangers on Sunday, with Keith Watson, Martin Boyle, Liam Craig and Franck Dja Djedje replacing David Gray, Scott Allan, Dylan McGeouch and Dominique Malonga.

The Easter Road side went into the game knowing that second place is now in their own hands following Rangers draw last night with Queen of the South which leaves them two points behind with a game in hand. Continue reading

Hibs’ Fans Appreciate Stubbs’ Playing Style Despite Friendly Defeat

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A late Chris Erskine goal secured victory for Dundee United in today’s friendly at Easter Road, but the Hibs’ fans left the stadium satisfied with their side’s passing game which was in stark contrast to the long ball style favoured by Terry Butcher last season.

Another pleasing aspect was the return to form of teenage winger Alex Harris whose confidence appeared to have deserted him in the latter stage of the campaign.

Head Coach Alan Stubbs handed home debuts to new signings David Gray and Farid el Alagui, with Hull City goalkeeper Mark Oxley starting as a trialist. Continue reading

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

Jason Cummings’ Double Eases Pressure On Hibs

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Hibs took a massive step toward retaining their top flight status last night thanks to two superb goals from teenage striker Jason Cummings in front of a sell-out crowd at New Douglas Park.

Terry Butcher made three changes to the Hibs starting XI with Alex Harris, Lewis Stevenson and Cummings replacing James Collins, Jordon Forster and Duncan Watmore.

Hibs almost grabbed an early opener when Scott Robertson’s curling effort crashed off the post then Accies’ Louis Longridge fired wide from a good position under pressure from Alan Maybury. Continue reading

Hibs Drop Into Playoff Position After Kilmarnock Defeat

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Hibs’ season continues for another two weeks after falling into the playoff position following yesterday’s 1-0 home defeat to Kilmarnock in front of a large crowd at Easter Road.

Terry Butcher made four changes from the side that lost narrowly to Ross County on Tuesday with Michael Nelson, James Collins, Duncan Watmore and Paul Heffernan replacing Alex Harris, Lewis Stevenson, Danny Handling and Jason Cummings in the starting XI. Continue reading

Hibs’ Dismal Run Of Results Continues In The Highlands

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Hibs must now wait until their final match of the season against fellow strugglers Kilmarnock on Saturday to secure their top flight status after losing to Ross County in Dingwall tonight.

All eyes are now on Rugby Park and Terry Butcher’s men could find themselves in second-bottom place beforehand if results go against them tomorrow. Continue reading