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Premier League Preview: Jose’s Blues Are The Boys To Beat

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With the new Premier League season fast approaching, it’s hard to look beyond an old foe of many managers and fans alike from stealing the limelight once the season gets underway.

This summer’s transfer window and indeed all of the summer’s talk has been shaped around three men, Liverpool’s Luis Suarez and Arsenal’s pursuit of the Uruguayan, Wayne Rooney and his transfer request and Spur’s Gareth Bale who is being courted by Real Madrid.

One team, with the exception of a handful of Rooney rumours, has slipped under the radar as they plan to wrestle back a title that they won back to back in 2005 and 2006, and they have Jose Mourinho back to steer them there. Continue reading

Creating Paradise : The Jock Stein Story

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It was the September 10th 1985, Scotland had just earned a valiant one all draw with Wales at Ninian Park in Cardiff, securing a vital play off with Austria which would eventually lead to Scotland’s qualification for the 1986 FIFA world cup.

The game was rendered meaningless, however, after the news filtered through about the tragic and sudden death of legendary Scottish boss Jock Stein. Continue reading

Malmo Finally Get Revenge After 43 Years

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Forty three years ago, Hibs beat Malmo 6-0 at Easter Road, but tonight the Swedes got their revenge by going one better. Goals from Magnus Eriksson, Emil Forsberg, Markus Halsti, Miiko Albornoz, Tokelo Rantie, Jiloan Hamad, Simon Kroon silenced the large crowd who had answered Pat Fenlon’s call to turn up in numbers and make the stadium bounce.

The minutes applause in memory of the great Lawrie Reilly added to the atmosphere, and the game kicked off to a wall of noise throughout the stadium. 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

Hibs Pre-Season Friendly Against Raith Rovers Ends Goalless

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Hibs’ last pre-season fixture before their European campaign starts next week ended in stalemate against Raith Rovers at Starks Park last night.

Scouts from Malmo, were amongst the crowd as Hibs created several opportunities in front of a large travelling support. Continue reading

Hibs Suffer Narrow Defeat To Nottingham Forest

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Hibs lost narrowly to Championship club Nottingham Forest last night at the Estadio Municipal VRSA, in the Algarve.

Pat Fenlon chose a more experienced side in the second game of the tour, with Ben Williams and James McPake returning to the starting XI. New signings Owain Tudur Jones and Liam Craig started in midfield alongside Tom Taiwo and Alex Harris. Teenage strikers Danny Handling and Ross Caldwell began up front. Continue reading

Hibs Start Season With 1-1 Draw Against Dumbarton

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Hibs started the season with a 1-1 draw in the friendly against Ian Murray’s Dumbarton at the Bet Butler Stadium.

Pat Fenlon handed three players their first start in the green and white jersey, teenage defender Bradley Donaldson took the right back spot, whilst summer singings Owain Tudor-Jones who joined the club from Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Liam Craig who joined from St Johnstone started in midfield. Continue reading