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8th May 2002 Johnson first signing?

Bobby Williamson has been very strongly linked with Tommy Johnson of Kilmarnock. He has been linked since basically day one of his Hibernian managerial career. Johnson used to play with teams such as Glasgow Celtic and Aston Villa. If he comes it would be a free transfer as he is available at the end of the season.                                                                                  

8th May 2002 Hibs players to take pay cut?

This morning the Daily Record lead story is about Hibernian. They are reporting Hibernian players will be offered new deals in the close season. They will be offered longer contracts, but smaller wages, and bigger bonuses. This comes on the back of Airdrionians going out of business and Motherwell going into Administration. Hopefully our situation doesn't get more serious.

3rd May 2002 Ulises off to Japan and Korea!

Hibs defender Ulises De La Cruz was today announced in the Ecuador squad for their upcoming World Cup debut in Japan and Korea. Ecuador have such a settled squad that they announced their Finals squad weeks before all the other teams expect to announce theirs. De La Cruz will miss Hibs' final SPL game of the season away to relegated St. Johnstone a week on Sunday so that he can have maximum rest after a hard season.

Matt Lawton

29th April 2002 Devastating News - Death of O'Sullivan

News has come to light today of the death of promising young Hibs full back Liam O'Sullivan. This is devastating news and a huge shock to both his family and everyone connected to Hibernian Football Club. His body was found in his home in the Haddington area of East Lothian. It is thought that his death was caused by an Ecstasy tablet, Unofficial Hibees Online along with other Hibernian sites and hopefully the whole of Britain feel that drugs such as Ecstasy should be totally eradicated from our society to avoid sadness such as this. On behalf of Unofficial Hibees Online, I pass on my condolences to the O'Sullivan family in this difficult time.

Matt Lawton

16th April 2002- O'Connor to start?

Garry O'Connor, March's player of the month, has been widely tipped to start the Scotland game tomorrow nigth versus Nigeria at Hampden Park. Hibs' centre half Gary Caldwell made his debut versus France last month and Garry has a great chance tomorrow to make his mark.

Andrew Heron

16th April 2002- Ten clubs break from Old Firm

The ten clubs outside the Old Firm have released a statement today after a press conference saying they have handed in their two year notice, which is needed, to leave the SPL. This leaves the Old Firm in limbo, they can't join English football as UEFA are adament they are not changing Associations and the European league is not going ahead either. It means the other ten clubs will form a league in two years time although there could be a chance it would be a division one if Rangers and Celtic don't move from Scottish Football. No doubt there will be more to follow on this story in the days and weeks to come, we will keep you upto date.

Matt Lawton, Andrew Heron

6th April 2002 - Youngster To get their chance?

Bobby Williamson has said to press this morning that two youngsters who played the full ninety minutes on Monday night in the reserves, Allan Dempsie and Paul Hilland, will come into the team on Sunday afternoon when Hibernian make their trip up to Tannadice. The game is not all important after the split, but Unofficial Hibees Online will have a match report on site as soon as Andy gets back from the game.

Andrew Heron

3rd April 2002 - More TV trouble, Auld Firm to spell end of Scottish football?

Auld Firm giants Glasgow Rangers and Celtic have approached the Scottish Premier League with a plan concerning next season's TV contract with broadcasters Sky that could spell the end of Scottish football. The SPL are set to proceed with the controversial plans put forward by the Glasgow giants, which include plans to only televise matches involving either Rangers or Celtic and all TV money going to either Ibrox or Celtic Park, with no other clubs receiving a penny from what is supposedly the TV contract with THEIR league. The ten other teams in the Scottish Premier League are said to be extremely angry at the plans which could virtually end Scottish football as many clubs rely on much of their income coming from televised matches. It is vital for every club and supporter in Scotland and beyond to prevent these plans from ever taking effect. The events come only a week after Nationwide League clubs in England were plunged into financial turmoil after the demise of ITV Digital, who have the rights to screen Football League matches, were put into administration after poor numbers of subscribers which in turn plunged many English clubs into financial turmoil which will result in many clubs being unable to stay afloat and therefore going out of business. Most, if not all Scottish clubs apart from the two Glasgow giants, wouldn't be able to operate without the present TV income they receive and would simply cease to exist. Without trying to sound cynical or paranoid but this could be part of a greater plan to kill off all the clubs in Scotland, paving the way for Celtic and Rangers to hold out for their ultimate dream of playing in the English Barclaycard Premiership and being succesful in Europe. THEY MUST BE STOPPED!!

Matt Lawton

2nd April 2002 - Zits to Leave

David Zitelli had his contract terminated today. He asked manager Bobby Williamson to cancel it, and he agreed. David will still train with Hibernian until he can find a new club. El Jaen in Spain are supposedly tracking him, but no formal bid has been made yet. Good luck David wherever you go!

Andrew Heron

1st April - Under 21's Derby Draw

Hibernian Under 21's drew with Hearts under 21's tonight. The score was 1-1. Alan Reid scored an equalizer with his forehead past the despairing Roddy McKenzie in the Hearts goal. Match Report to follow tomorrow morning at the latest.

Andrew Heron

31st March - Young Scotland squad, O'Connor hopeful

Berti Vogts is taking a young squad to Korea in the summer. A possible a member of this squad could be Hibs hotshot Garry O'Connor, recently announced as SPL Player of the Month. Hibs starlet Ian Murray was also set to be in the squad, but for an operation on his injured knee. O'Connor is said to be "excited" at the prospect of lining up in the dark blue of Scotland in foreign climes.

Matt Lawton

O'Connor POTM
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O'Connor with the award

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