Hibernian SPL Fixtures 2010/11 released

The new Hibs SPL fixtures were released today.  The first game of the season will be against Motherwell at Fir Park on 14 August 2010 with 3 out of the next four at Easter Road. The second game of the season is against Rangers at Easter Road which makes it a tricky first 6 games with Celtic in Glasgow on the 25th of September. There is a New Year game on the 1st of January 2011 against Hearts.  It’s the first time for a while it’s actually been on the 1st, I expect it’ll be moved for TV.  The boxing day game is at home to Aberdeen and we’ve got Dundee United at home on the 29th. All in all, not bad fixtures.

Hibernian SPL Fixtures 2010/11 released

The new Hibs SPL fixtures were released today.  The first game of the season will be against Motherwell at Fir Park on 14 August 2010 with 3 out of the next four at Easter Road. The second game of the season is against Rangers at Easter Road which makes it a tricky first 6 games with Celtic in Glasgow on the 25th of September. There is a New Year game on the 1st of January 2011 against Hearts.  It’s the first time for a while it’s actually been on the 1st, I expect it’ll be moved for TV.  The boxing day game is at home to Aberdeen and we’ve got Dundee United at home on the 29th. All in all, not bad fixtures.

Hibernian SPL Fixtures 2010/11 released

The new Hibs SPL fixtures were released today.  The first game of the season will be against Motherwell at Fir Park on 14 August 2010 with 3 out of the next four at Easter Road. The second game of the season is against Rangers at Easter Road which makes it a tricky first 6 games with Celtic in Glasgow on the 25th of September. There is a New Year game on the 1st of January 2011 against Hearts.  It’s the first time for a while it’s actually been on the 1st, I expect it’ll be moved for TV.  The boxing day game is at home to Aberdeen and we’ve got Dundee United at home on the 29th. All in all, not bad fixtures.

Hearts Boss Csaba László Sacked

It was announced a short time ago by Sky News that Heart of Midlothian manager Csaba Laszlo has left Hearts. He’s been moaning for months about not being given any funds by Vladamir Romanov and recent confirmation that there will be new faces at Tynecastle during the transfer season may have been the straw that broke the camels back. It seems the Gunts are a rudderless ship yet again…

Edinburgh football policing costs not that high

Under the freedom of information act, my friend requested these figures from Lothian and Borders police: The following costs were billed to Hibernian Football Club for the following
fixtures: Celtic 30/8 £6,407.80
Kilmarnock 17/10 £2,718.60
Aberdeen 31/10 £4,899.00 The following costs were billed to Hearts Football Club for the following
fixtures: Hamilton 26/9 £2,718.60
Falkirk 24/10 £2,718.60
Hibernian 7/11 £6,748.20 Putting aside the question of whether football clubs should have to pay for policing at all, I was always under the impression that policing costs were really high. In reality, they’re simply not. Even in the big games we’re talking around 40p per supporter. Considering the game against Hearts that is mentioned above was, I think, £27 for away fans – it’s not a significant overhead.

Edinburgh football policing costs not that high

Under the freedom of information act, my friend requested these figures from Lothian and Borders police: The following costs were billed to Hibernian Football Club for the following
fixtures: Celtic 30/8 £6,407.80
Kilmarnock 17/10 £2,718.60
Aberdeen 31/10 £4,899.00 The following costs were billed to Hearts Football Club for the following
fixtures: Hamilton 26/9 £2,718.60
Falkirk 24/10 £2,718.60
Hibernian 7/11 £6,748.20 Putting aside the question of whether football clubs should have to pay for policing at all, I was always under the impression that policing costs were really high. In reality, they’re simply not. Even in the big games we’re talking around 40p per supporter. Considering the game against Hearts that is mentioned above was, I think, £27 for away fans – it’s not a significant overhead.

Edinburgh football policing costs not that high

Under the freedom of information act, my friend requested these figures from Lothian and Borders police: The following costs were billed to Hibernian Football Club for the following
fixtures: Celtic 30/8 £6,407.80
Kilmarnock 17/10 £2,718.60
Aberdeen 31/10 £4,899.00 The following costs were billed to Hearts Football Club for the following
fixtures: Hamilton 26/9 £2,718.60
Falkirk 24/10 £2,718.60
Hibernian 7/11 £6,748.20 Putting aside the question of whether football clubs should have to pay for policing at all, I was always under the impression that policing costs were really high. In reality, they’re simply not. Even in the big games we’re talking around 40p per supporter. Considering the game against Hearts that is mentioned above was, I think, £27 for away fans – it’s not a significant overhead.

Edinburgh football policing costs not that high

Under the freedom of information act, my friend requested these figures from Lothian and Borders police: The following costs were billed to Hibernian Football Club for the following
fixtures: Celtic 30/8 £6,407.80
Kilmarnock 17/10 £2,718.60
Aberdeen 31/10 £4,899.00 The following costs were billed to Hearts Football Club for the following
fixtures: Hamilton 26/9 £2,718.60
Falkirk 24/10 £2,718.60
Hibernian 7/11 £6,748.20 Putting aside the question of whether football clubs should have to pay for policing at all, I was always under the impression that policing costs were really high. In reality, they’re simply not. Even in the big games we’re talking around 40p per supporter. Considering the game against Hearts that is mentioned above was, I think, £27 for away fans – it’s not a significant overhead.

Hibs books

There is now a fairly decent selection of Hibs books available on the web.  The daddy of them all is of course The Making of Hibernian by Alan Lugton – three volumes of the history of Hibernian Football Club.  Sadly, volumes 2 and 3 are really hard to get hold of (Volume 1 can be purchased on the link below).  They turn up from time to time on Ebay but can’t be found on retailers such as Amazon or Blackwells.  I’ve no doubt that a single tome of all three books would sell a bucket load some Christmas.  I’m crossing my fingers for 2010. Here are a few you might be interested in, please feel free to recommend more via the comments. Hibs books: Hearts and Hibs: Capital Classics The Hibs Story Hibernian Football Club an Official History 100 Years of Hibs The Making of
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Hibs books

There is now a fairly decent selection of Hibs books available on the web.  The daddy of them all is of course The Making of Hibernian by Alan Lugton – three volumes of the history of Hibernian Football Club.  Sadly, volumes 2 and 3 are really hard to get hold of (Volume 1 can be purchased on the link below).  They turn up from time to time on Ebay but can’t be found on retailers such as Amazon or Blackwells.  I’ve no doubt that a single tome of all three books would sell a bucket load some Christmas.  I’m crossing my fingers for 2010. Here are a few you might be interested in, please feel free to recommend more via the comments. Hibs books: Hearts and Hibs: Capital Classics The Hibs Story Hibernian Football Club an Official History 100 Years of Hibs The Making of
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Hibs Official site renamed “Trevster’s Homepage”

A search for Hibs on Google reveals one of the official site URLs with the title “Visit Trevster’s Homepage”.
hibs official site
Trevster is Stuart Crowther’s mate from the hibs.net days.  Trevster also owned Hibs.net for some time but now works with Crowther on the official site.  Since the new official site was launched, a number of the additional domains owned by Hibs have not been redirected properly to the main site.  Instead pages with no titles have been put up with the message: “Hibernian FC has moved. The normal URL for the Hibernian home page is http://www.hibernianfc.co.uk with the alternative http://www.hibs.co.uk – this page will redirect you in 30 seconds.” Not exactly a great user experience and technically something of a problem.  The official site being presented as “Trevster’s homepage” doesn’t look very professional. The solution, if anyone Continue reading "Hibs Official site renamed “Trevster’s Homepage”"

Hibs Official site renamed “Trevster’s Homepage”

A search for Hibs on Google reveals one of the official site URLs with the title “Visit Trevster’s Homepage”.
hibs official site
Trevster is Stuart Crowther’s mate from the hibs.net days.  Trevster also owned Hibs.net for some time but now works with Crowther on the official site.  Since the new official site was launched, a number of the additional domains owned by Hibs have not been redirected properly to the main site.  Instead pages with no titles have been put up with the message: “Hibernian FC has moved. The normal URL for the Hibernian home page is http://www.hibernianfc.co.uk with the alternative http://www.hibs.co.uk – this page will redirect you in 30 seconds.” Not exactly a great user experience and technically something of a problem.  The official site being presented as “Trevster’s homepage” doesn’t look very professional. The solution, if anyone Continue reading "Hibs Official site renamed “Trevster’s Homepage”"

Football Jokes

I’ve been sent a couple of good ones recently so here they are.  Please add yours on to the comments here.  The best ones will be added to the main page. Breaking News: Hearts striker Christian Nade has been diagnosed with MRSA, the flesh eating disease. Doctors have given the fat bastard 40 years to live. John Hughes walks by the touchline at the end of a game.  A fan puts out his arm and Hughes signs it.  Further on a lady lifts her top and Hughes signs her breasts.  As he nears the tunnel, a woman leaps naked onto the pitch, lies down and spreads her legs.  yogi says, “Sorry, it’s Csaba Laszlo that signs all the fannies.” Breaking news: 2 Plane loads of volunteers from Ibrox have taken off from Prestwick Airport heading for Haiti to assist with the looting and Continue reading "Football Jokes"

Csaba Laszlo and Vladamir Romanov part ways

Update: Or did they?  The Scotsman thought so (although they may have simply copied their news from the internet) but they removed the story after a few minutes. The Daily Record now quotes Csaba as saying he hasn’t left.  What a shambles of a club. Hearts(nil) held one of their famous media conferences today at Tynecastle.  Mad Vlad Romanov seem to have had enough of being criticised for being unable to afford a striker and he and Csaba have parted ways only days before the end of the transfer window.  It now looks like Hearts will go into the weekend managerless and strikerless. Csaba had been making noises that he might leave as he was not being backed by the club: “I have two years left on my contract and I would like to stay here because I love the people in Edinburgh. “But we (me Continue reading "Csaba Laszlo and Vladamir Romanov part ways"

Csaba Laszlo and Vladamir Romanov part ways

Update: Or did they?  The Scotsman thought so (although they may have simply copied their news from the internet) but they removed the story after a few minutes. The Daily Record now quotes Csaba as saying he hasn’t left.  What a shambles of a club. Hearts(nil) held one of their famous media conferences today at Tynecastle.  Mad Vlad Romanov seem to have had enough of being criticised for being unable to afford a striker and he and Csaba have parted ways only days before the end of the transfer window.  It now looks like Hearts will go into the weekend managerless and strikerless. Csaba had been making noises that he might leave as he was not being backed by the club: “I have two years left on my contract and I would like to stay here because I love the people in Edinburgh. “But we (me Continue reading "Csaba Laszlo and Vladamir Romanov part ways"

Hearts wind up youth training

Hearts have started to wind up their youth development training due to lack of funds.  The Jambos, whose financial problems have been well documented and long running are unable to afford to continue some training sessions. Kids whose training sessions should have started this week have been sent home after being told that the sessions would not be continuing for financial reasons. Could this be the perfect time for Hibs to expand their youth development scheme?