Can Butcher put sunshine back on Leith?

16/11/2013 § 4 Comments

Terry Butcher plans to rejuvenate Hibernian and make Easter Road a venue to fear again

Terry Butcher plans to rejuvenate Hibernian and make Easter Road a venue to fear again

Alas, a new manager at Hibernian. The club’s 10th gaffer since the Scottish Premier League began back in 1998. Now called the Scottish Premiership since the start of the 2013/14 season, it is Terry Butcher who becomes the latest football boss to walk through the Easter Road doors, bringing assistant and wily old fox Maurice Malpas with him. The pair elected to leave high flying Inverness Caley Thistle in favour of stuttering Hibs. But on the other hand, the signs are there that Rod Petrie and co in Edinburgh may have conjured up their greatest bit of business in years.

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The worst Hibs team in history?

23/08/2013 § Leave a comment

Several Hibs players look perplexed during the 7-0 home defeat to Malmo in Europe

Several Hibs players look perplexed during the 7-0 home defeat to Malmo in Europe

Following Hibernian’s miserable start to the 2013/14 season, it’s fair to say things are not all rosy at Easter Road Stadium right now. An embarrassing 9-0 aggregate defeat to Swedish side Malmo in UEFA’s Europa League qualifiers kicked off the campaign and part of that double header saw Hibs lose the home leg 7-0 in Edinburgh. Arguably the team’s worst result in its proud history.

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Roles reversal in Edinburgh

01/10/2012 § Leave a comment

Back on Saturday May 19, the two Edinburgh powerhouses of Scottish football descended upon Hampden Park, Glasgow for the Scottish Cup Final. As the referee blew his whistle that day, Heart of Midlothian went on to provide the capacity crowd with a staggering display of attacking football to put lifeless Hibernian to the sword and defeat their rivals by five goals to one. The finish of that game brought the curtain down to end another distinct, ┬ádramatic season of football in Scotland and rubber stamp Hearts’ domination of the Edinburgh derby for the past 10 months.
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