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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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Hibernian 0-3 Rangers: Ten-man Hibs put to the sword by dominant Rangers

A lacklustre Hibernian side conceded three and had a man sent off as they were decisively beaten by title-chasing Rangers. Early goals from Ryan Kent and Joe Aribo put the away side in control at Easter Road, before Jermain Defoe’s second half strike made it safe. A bad evening for the home team became even […]

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Chart-topping chants: witty warfare or too far on the terraces?

Content warning: refers to explicit, racist and sectarian material   Much of the attraction of attending football matches, especially those outside of the Premier League bubble, is the atmosphere. Whether it be at Hibs, Hearts, Rotherham United or Shrewsbury Town, supporters attend because they genuinely love their team. That’s not to say that the 53,000 […]

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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 3-1 Motherwell: Hibs rediscover winning feeling as Ross takes helm

Jack Ross’s reign at Easter Road got underway in the perfect manner as Hibs came from behind to beat Motherwell 3-1 for their first home win since the opening day of the season. Goals from frontmen Christian Doidge and Flo Kamberi turned over Liam Polworth’s opener, before substitute Daryl Horgan tucked away the third with […]

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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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Hibernian 2-2 Ross County: Hibs concede last-gasp equaliser as winless run continues

With the pressure on Paul Heckingbottom after eight league matches on the bounce without a victory, it felt like a must-win game for Hibs against Ross County. The match had a sprightly start when, in the fourth minute, Swedish midfielder Melker Hallberg hit the crossbar with a free kick after Flo Kamberi was fouled just […]