Saturday, 17 January 2015

Hibernian FC

Hibernian fc Crest BadgeSaturday 17th January 2015 kick off 15:00hrs                                                              
Hibernian 5 v Cowdenbeath 0                   
SPFL Championship
Easter Road Stadium
12 Albion Place

Attendance : 8,240
Admission : £22
Spoons tick : Playfair and Foot at the Wall

Hibernian (aka Hibs) are one of the most prominent clubs in Scottish football and were founded in 1875. The club was named in honour of the Roman name for Ireland and the Ancient Order of Hibernians. The club has competed in the top division of Scottish football in all but four seasons since they first gained entry to the top division in 1895. Hibernian have been Scottish champions four times, most recently in 1952. The club has also been champions of the second tier five times, most recently in 1999. Hibernian have won the Scottish Cup twice, but not since 1902. The club has won the League Cup three times, most recently when they defeated Kilmarnock 5–1 in 2007.

Tweedy Berwick

As always, the first port of call on any away day - is Spoons for an early morning Carlsberg. 


Hibs most successful  decade was undoubtly following the end of the Second World War. The Famous Five forward line of Gordon Smith, Bobby Johnstone, Lawrie Reilly, Eddie Turnbull and Willie Ormond led Hibs to league championships in 1948, 1951 and 1952. The championship of 1952 is the last time to this day that Hibs were Scottish football champions. Hibs also finished second to Rangers in 1953 on goal average and second to Rangers by a point in 1950.
The team was less successful in cup competitions. Their only Scottish Cup final appearance in this period was in 1947, where they lost 2–1 to Aberdeen. Hibs reached the final of the Coronation Cup in 1953 by winning against Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur, but lost 2–0 to Celtic in the final. The Coronation Cup was a competition played between the best teams in England and Scotland to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth.
It was due to this successful period that Hibs were invited to play in the inaugural European Cup in the 1955–56 season, even though the club had only finished in 5th place in 1955, 15 points behind champions Aberdeen The club reached the semi-finals of the European Cup, losing to Stade Reims.
The north stand at Easter Road was named in honour of the Famous Five when it was rebuilt in 1995. 

Sussex Hopper looking to rob the club shop.

Around the ground in 30 seconds..............

Ironside at the bar.

Who eat all the cakes???

Sussex Hopper pounding the streets looking for a quick fix. Well it is Edinburgh - have you forgotten Trainspotting already? 

Looks like he's found it......

 Lothian Borough Council - Social Work Department was voted the Urban Decay capital of the United Kingdom last year - Good effort - just think what would happen if the Independence vote was successful.

Spoons - The Foot of the Walk. It's great how this punter feels comfortable to have a ciggie on the steps outside.

Great nightlife in Edinburgh.

Ironsides drink driving again.

Here' the lady in the yellow flimsy again tucking into a bit of grub. Nice carpet from Spoons - really makes your head spin after 50 pints of Carlsberg. Sussex is the living proof to this. 

Introducing the Scottie Dog, not to be recommended. 

As it says on the tin or should that be bin?

Use an empty bin - this policy clearly is not working.Needs to be re evaluated me thinks. 

Welcome ??? I felt as welcome as a fart in a spacesuit in here. 

Edinburgh Playhouse

Spoons - Playfair 

It's good night from the two giraffes. 

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