– Saturday, 28 September 1985: SPL: Hibs 1-0 Motherwell. Three days after the epic first leg Skol Cup victory over the dead hunz, we finally collected lour first two points of the season. It was a dull, turgid encounter, with visibility very poor due to the heavy mist. However, cometh the hour, cometh the man. And that man has a nose like John Holmes’s appendage, and he now drives the most efficient number 22 in the LRT depo. That man is Alister ‘Benny’ Brazil. Yep. 1985 was a rich year on the goals front for the Jambo from Currie: a hat-trick against Celtic on Saturday, 26 January; an equaliser in a 2-1 defeat at Love Street (I was there) on Saturday, 23 February; a raker for the sixth against the Blue Brazil on Wednesday, 21 August; this one down the slope after 52 minutes; and he grabbed another at Kilbowie on Wednesday, 30 October!
Talking of Kilbowie, hertz lost 1-0 there that day. But the Swynecastle swines would then remain unbeaten until a certain Bobby Ball look-a-like pished on their parade in May 86!
– Saturday, 28 September 1991: SPL: Hibs 1-1 Celtic. Three days after the epic Skol Cup defeat of the dead hunz, a tired performance by Hibs looked like losing to a goal by Charlie Nicholas (‘you’re a w*****, you’re a w*****’; I think he probably knows he’s a w***** by now; he feckin’ should). But the referee awarded us a goal with nine minutes to go; claiming that Pat McGinlay’s header had crossed the line. I didn’t think it did, myself, but was happy with the rub of the, er, green for once. Hibs remained the only unbeaten team in Scotland!
– Saturday, 28 September 1996: SPL: Hibs 1-3 hertz. And we 3 down at the break. Some comedy defending gave Robertson and Cameron their goals. A Jackson penalty reduced the deficit around the hour mark, but enough was enough. Lexo (who in my opinion should’ve gone after the Scottish Cup defeat at home to Killie on Saturday, 27 January 1996) parted company with the club two days later. Which indirectly led to Jim Duffy and relegation. Should we have stuck with Lexo? No, in my view. But JD should never have been allowed anywhere near the managerial staff at Easter Road.
– Saturday, 28 September 2002: SPL: Hibs 1-0 Livvie. The second of three successive home games for the Hibs, and the second of three successive home wins (we actually won five in a row; it would’ve been six if Bobby bloody Williamson hadn’t subbed both Mixu and Garry O with 8 minutes remaining and us only 1 up at home to hertz; who then scored twice in the last 4 mins for an undeserved win; I still hate Bobby bloody Williamson for that. And a lot of other things). Ian Murray with the only goal, I think. I was pished. vikcy Bar pre-match wi the usual suspects. You know who you are.
– Saturday, 28 September 2013: SPL: Inversneckie 3-0 Hibs. We got humped by TB’s at-the-time-no-bad-team. Listened to it on the radio down here. Could’ve been a few more. the last days of Fenlon; who should’ve been emptied after the 0-7 to Malmo on the night we paid tribute to the last of the Famous Five. But, Christ, we didn’t know what was in store for us when he eventually was replaced. ‘Be careful what you wish for’ is an apposite aphorism which encapsulates that episode in recent Hibby history.