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Sunshine on Leith

One year Hearts’ junior, Hibs were founded by members of Edinburgh’s Irish community living on the Cowgate, and initially shared the Meadows with their rival. Their title drought is even longer than that of Hearts, having not won the Scottish League since 1952.The Hibees are not without their share of claims to fame, however; they […]

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Hearts crush lacklustre Hibs in crucial Edinburgh Derby

Hearts made a very strong (and overdue) statement of intent with their spirited 3-1 victory over Hibernian in Tuesday evening’s Edinburgh Derby. I was caught in the flowing river of Hearts fan on the crisp walk up to the gates of Easter Road. If the maroon scarves and burgundy jackets didn’t give the Jam Tarts’ […]

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Hibs quickly recruit Ross while Hearts remain managerless

In a city divided between two football clubs, it is inevitable that they often seem to be two sides of the same coin. Edinburgh has taken this to new heights in the past fortnight, with its clubs sacking their managers within four days of each other, having endured almost identically underwhelming starts to the season. […]

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Hibernian 2-2 Kilmarnock: late equaliser halts Hibs momentum

Hibs missed the chance to win a fourth straight game as Kilmarnock grabbed a dramatic stoppage-time equaliser at Easter Road. New manager Jack Ross has seemingly rejuvenated a squad that looked devoid of creativity or drive under previous boss Paul Heckingbottom, but his inspiration wasn’t enough for Hibs to claim victory in a game which […]

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Hibernian 2-2 Livingston: Pressure mounts on Heckingbottom despite late Boyle equaliser

A stoppage time equaliser from Martin Boyle on his return from injury rescued a point for Hibernian in the dying moments, as they fought back from two goals down at home to Livingston. Hibs haven’t won since the opening day of the season, and with the pressure mounting on struggling manager Paul Heckingbottom, boos rang around […]

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Hibs 1-1 Celtic: Heckingbottom’s Hibs hold the champions in tasty affair

Celtic stuttered as their perfect start to the Scottish Premiership season came to an end against a stubborn Hibernian. In a game oozing with controversy rather than quality, it was Heckingbottom’s eleven that stood strongest with a defensive display that deserves immense credit. Hibs, still in the midst of a slow start to the campaign, […]