The science of soap – here’s how it kills the coronavirus

NHS Coronavirus advice: how to wash your hands properly

Viruses can be active outside the body for hours, even days. Disinfectants, liquids, wipes, gels and creams containing alcohol are all useful at getting rid of them – but they are not quite as good as normal soap.

Health authorities have been giving us two messages: once you have the virus there are no drugs that can kill it or help you get rid of it. But also, wash your hands to stop the virus spreading. This seems odd. You can’t, even for a million dollars, get a drug for the coronavirus – but your grandmother’s bar of soap kills the virus.

So why does soap work so well on the Sars-CoV-2, the coronavirus and indeed most viruses? The short story: because the virus is a self-assembled nanoparticle in which the weakest link is the lipid (fatty) bilayer. Soap dissolves the fat membrane and the virus falls apart like a house of cards and dies – or rather, we should say it becomes inactive as viruses aren’t really alive.

With COVID-19 becoming a global health threat and the novel coronavirus spreading to every continent except Antarctica

The slightly longer story is that most viruses consist of three key building blocks: ribonucleic acid (RNA), proteins and lipids. A virus-infected cell makes lots of these building blocks, which then spontaneously self-assemble to form the virus. Critically, there are no strong covalent bonds holding these units together, which means you do not necessarily need harsh chemicals to split those units apart. When an infected cell dies, all these new viruses escape and go on to infect other cells. Some end up also in the airways of lungs.

When you cough, or especially when you sneeze, tiny droplets from the airways can fly up to 10 metres. The larger ones are thought to be the main coronavirus carriers and they can go at least two metres.

These tiny droplets end on surfaces and often dry out quickly. But the viruses remain active. Human skin is an ideal surface for a virus. It is “organic” and the proteins and fatty acids in the dead cells on the surface interact with the virus.

When you touch, say, a steel surface with a virus particle on it, it will stick to your skin and hence get transferred on to your hands. If you then touch your face, especially your eyes, nostrils or mouth, you can get infected. And it turns out that most people touch their face once every two to five minutes.

It is recommended that you wash your hands for at least 20 seconds

It is recommended that you wash your hands for at least 20 seconds

Washing the virus off with water alone might work. But water is not good at competing with the strong, glue-like interactions between the skin and the virus. Water isn’t enough.

Soapy water is totally different. Soap contains fat-like substances known as amphiphiles, some of which are structurally very similar to the lipids in the virus membrane. The soap molecules “compete” with the lipids in the virus membrane. This is more or less how soap also removes normal dirt from the skin.

The soap not only loosens the “glue” between the virus and the skin but also the Velcro-like interactions that hold the proteins, lipids and RNA in the virus together.

Soap is the most effective method of protecting yourself

Soap is the most effective method of protecting yourself

Alcohol-based products, which pretty much includes all “disinfectant” products, contain a high-percentage alcohol solution (typically 60-80% ethanol) and kill viruses in a similar fashion. But soap is better because you only need a fairly small amount of soapy water, which, with rubbing, covers your entire hand easily. Whereas you need to literally soak the virus in ethanol for a brief moment, and wipes or rubbing a gel on the hands does not guarantee that you soak every corner of the skin on your hands effectively enough.

So, soap is the best, but do please use alcohol-based sanitiser when soap is not handy or practical.

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Follow the government’s latest travel advice for people travelling back to the UK from affected areas, including whether to self-isolate. Don’t go to the GP or hospital, stay indoors and call NHS 111.

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Dear Members:

I hope this finds you well, in what is worrying times. However, we thought as a Branch we may be able to offer assistance to you. 

If any of our Members (especially the older Members within us that are self-isolating or those in the Vulnerable groups) require any assistance in getting some food, pet food even or supplies, newspaper, etc (stock permitting) then please do drop us an email on our dedicated help email. 

helpme@stpats.club 

We will get back to you and we can do a contactless doorstop safe delivery on a Saturday between 3pm-445pm. (Other times may be possible if not suitable) 

Thank you and do not hesitate to get in touch.

Stay Safe & Be Strong.

GGTTH

NEED HELP? – EMAIL US

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ST PATRICK’S NIGHT – TONIGHT – POSTPONED

Good Afternoon,

In light of COVID-19, Coronavirus outbreak we have taken the tough decision to cancel tonights St.Pats Night in the Hibs Club, Our sincere apologises to all, but we hope you will understand that this is an unprecedented virus and we feel it would be irresponsible for us to go ahead with it. 

We shall either rearrange for another evening or offer a full refund to those that have purchased tickets. Our apologises once again but the health of our members is more important.

Regards

St Patrick’s Branch Committee 

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A big thank you to all our 2020 reaffiliated members

A big thank you to all our 2020 reaffiliated members, see our membership report. Also including some member’s questions answered.    

Dear members  

Just a further thank you to everyone who reaffiliated to the Branch for 2020, we can report our re-affiliation membership from 2019 into 2020 is 450 members.  

With the reaffiliation timeline closed, we will now look at our waiting list of new members and progress these applicants. Our new members will be permitted up to our maximum of 505 members, you recall this cap on membership put on all branches in 2018, (our membership in 2018 was 505).    

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During the reaffiliation period a large number of members, still angry with the Hibernian Supporters Association (HSA) handling of the January EGM, had asked what our Branch’s current relationship is with the Executive Committee of the HSA. We should also point out a number of members were so angered and although wishing the branch well have decided not to reaffiliate to the HSA.  

Therefore in response;  As you will recall having collated the required 50 signatories we demanded an EGM of the full association last year, this was to debate and force a vote on a democratically raised and agreed branch motion.  As you will also recall when the EGM took place in January with over 100 association members in attendance the HSA Executive chose to close the meeting without due debate or taking the all-important and required vote, this vote to conclude whether our motion would be carried or indeed rejected by the full Association membership. This was seen by both your committee and our branch members as a rejection of the democratic process.     

Your committee then reported that following the EGM we were approached and offered a meeting with the HSA trustees, to discuss the full situation? We consulted this offer with our members at our next full branch meeting late January and our branch agreed that we would accept the offer for further discussion. In early February we were informed by the HSA the meeting may take time to arrange, this was the same response at Februarys delegates meeting however at the most recent March Delegates meeting, March 5th, we have been informed the meeting will not now be progressed by the HSA. 

We fully understand those members who have decided not to reaffiliate to the Association and we fully support their decision. We are also proud of the numbers who have decided to pay their 2020 contribution and wish to support the branch going forward, our current stance, therefore, remains to continue where every opportunity allows calling for a democratic response and conclusion to our motion set out at the EGM 

We also understand from the delegates meetings that there are some possible planned changes to the various HSA office bearers this to be announced at the HSA AGM in May, your committee would point out that despite our obvious differences especially on the outcome from the EGM, and despite the normal truths and untruths of what St Patrick’s have said or done, we can clarify to our members we have always credited all HSA office bearers with the hard work they put into the Association and like all members of the association, we will work to support a democratic and transparent HSA.   

For anyone unaware of the motion put forward at the EGM, please see our website within the member’s page under the meeting & minutes section.  

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KP update – February

Morning all,

February quickfire update – will need to look out the cardboard jaiket for Hampden. Again.

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Hibernian Chairman Ronald Gordon unveiled our five-year strategic plan to shareholders at the club AGM during the week.

Every area of the club has been analysed to bring together an ambitious plan that sets out a vision to build on the progress made recently.

Key call outs

  • Compete in top 4 for all competitions and participate in Europe
  • Double our investment in the player budget by 2023 (currently at its highest ever level – primary focus will always be football)
  • Grow number of Season Tickets and matchday tickets
  • Increase turnover by 50% by 2023 and 100% by 2025
  • 1million investment to improve Easter Road (PA system, Big Screen, Advertising digital ribbons, Food Kiosks(in-house service), Corporate Hospitality). A festive celebration about the club every game
  • Refine and define the Hibernian brand

Points I wanted to flag that might’ve went under the radar from the headlines

  • We play to serve our community – which is an important part of the heritage of Hibs
  • Aim to be the most recognised and admired Sports brand in Edinburgh
  • Build consistently exceptional teams that compete for trophies every year – football always comes first
  • Provide first class customer service – we treat everyone with respect
  • Innovate and take risks
  • Promote a ‘can do’ attitude, a culture that we can do anything, nothing is impossible
  • Have valued and long lasting relationships with corporate partners
  • Season ticket value – give value and thank you to season ticket holders (membership, discounts and exclusive offers)
  • Being creative how we sell tickets (packages and bundles)

Ron talked about being grateful and thanking the support and HSL for financial support of the club – now looking at how we can develop more opportunities for contributions for those that want to (anything additional is always straight to football – not at the expense of something else). Ron also extended his gratefulness and admiration to Tom Farmer and Rod Petrie for leaving the club in a great place – that will continue and to grow more we will invest.

Ron closed the meeting with a very powerful ending – The tradition, heritage and history of the club is special and should be honoured but the clubs best year are ahead of us, not behind us and we need to work together.

Thanks to everyone that got in touch over the the last month with any query big or small, keep them coming – always available. Lots of good conversations around a number of points recently – cup ticketing pricing and seating, Hėarts ticket allocations, Since 1875 and more.

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Club call outs this month.

2020 AGM and Strategic Plan
www.hibernianfc.co.uk/news/10568

Joelle Murray first to agree Part Time Pro contract with Hibernian Women
www.hibernianfc.co.uk/news/10558

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Greenest club in Scotland
www.hibernianfc.co.uk/news/10557
www.hibernianfc.co.uk/news/10556

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Points flagged to the board by myself (and as always, not on behalf of all supporters but a sizeable proportion).

– Supporting Singing section/Since 1875. The group recently did a survey, with club backing, on potential safe standing/sing section location. Now its looking at what possibilities and opportunities there is on accommodating the group better – they contribute a lot to atmosphere/matchday experience and are a great influencer.

KP – The club are keen (as much as we are) to improve the atmosphere and are definitely open to change. Now it’s working together to deliver a well thought out plan and execute in the correct manner. I’ll keep working with all parties to keep on top of this to make sure we’re hitting full potential.

Since 1875 survey results.

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Some Hibs fans are special – Alan Lugton was one of them. Great to see an appreciation of him and his Hibernian history workings during the recent LIvingston match on the 72 minute. His memory will march on.

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Hibs fans are barry, especially on our travels – some majestic nostalgia posted recently.

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Hibs in the Community are ramping up the outstanding work they do in the local communities.

www.hibernianfc.co.uk/news/10537

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At the start of February they launched Hibs Class – a new educational programme designed to encourage young people in primary schools to lead healthy lifestyle and gain confidence.


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Not Hibs related but a fantastic story how football is a powerful tool – I’ve nae time for bullies, well done all involved.

Dnipro Kids turnstile Collection.

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I was delighted to hear Dnipro kids raised £1,520 during blizzard conditions in the recent Livingston match. Echoing the massive well done to the volunteers that stood out to collect and of course, the donators.

Dnipro Kids February update can be found here Dnipro Kids – February Update

You can make a small donation to their fundraising efforts through their update – I’ve sent a small donation over.

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This is what it feels like to be Hibs.

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On to Tuesday night and beyond, to quote Ron from Wednesday night – “Everyone is indispensable and necessary to the success of the club. We’re all necessary to succeed” – we’re all necessary on Tuesday and in this exciting season end.

KP

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Just back and that was very decent….

Nice sticking it up that whinging fat jambo fud Robertson, he gret and moaned on Radio Scotland post match, ye didnae lose 1-0 you lost 5-2 and more clinical finishing and it would have been more. Sucked it up ya Gorgie Fud. I know I had a reader who is unhappy about my digs at other clubs and players, its fitba, its banter, the wee jambo fud had his own pop at Hibs tonight, its fine, its our game.

Usual rules apply, I was in my seat in the west lower, and didnae have the benefit of reruns and reverse angles on the telly. On the football front, they did start brightly, as did we. It was a penalty to Hibs when Boyler got booked, I never saw the penalty the gorgie goon moaned about. No Newell made us set up as a 4, 4 2ish but we did attack in waves all through out of the game, first half it didnae really come off, second we are a joy to watch, especially when Omeonga replaced Whitts, when Steph’s energy re-invigorated a slightly flagging team. Jamie G came on a scored a peach, as did Steph, Jacko,, Docs and Scottie…..good eh?

I met Graeme Mathie pre match and had a 10 minute blether, he wants the same things as us, good players and a winning Hibs team in front of a full Easter Road. I like him.

One big observation, the brave move to break the rules by the young team dropping from the top tier to bottom of the Famous Five at half time dramatically changed the whole stadium atmosphere, the east joined in and it sound like a crowd much larger than 9500 hardy souls at the game. Even us the west put down our vol au vents and joined in. Well done guys!

The team….

Rocky, hesitant and slow tonight for me tonight. Bombscare at corners. Good shot stopper though.

Paul McGinn strolls through games, good, steady, solid. A decent signing who goes forward and appears to enjoy playing for Hibs. That will do just fine for me.

Adam Jackson scores goals and sets goals up. He is very good going forward and good heading a ball, but not sure he defends well when playing team that don’t challenge him. Good goal that broke the deadlock.

Paul had a weird game, I liked him taking the penalty, I didnae like it was poorly hit. He defended well then made a boob. Another player who is better when up against good teams.

Lewis was decent first half and excellent second, well done Lewis, that is what we know you can do and why you are our first choice left back.

Whitts, it didnae work for me tonight, sorry, was all over the place. Hibs improved greatly when Steph replaced him.

Docs had a contained first half but got better and better second half. Scored a smashing goal too.

Allan was poor first half, seemed to do the wrong thing all half. Second half he was like a new player, especially we playing deeper or even when pushed wide, his link up play Stevenson was superb and he too scored a great goal!

Boyler. To quote an American owner I know. Wow! I thought he was brlliant, a fucking menace. Three players booked for fouling him, a couple more might have been. He was often unplayable. My only worry is live on TV others will be thinking he is a snip at 5 million. he is worth double that when on that form.

Doidgey had a quiet first half but was very influential second, put himself about and won lots of ball. Good effort, should have scored one of his many chances.

Marc didnae impress I am afraid, he needs to get better.

The Subs

Steph changed the game for me, upbeat, high tempo, skill, ability and desire, Why has he not been starting beside Docs, Hibs are better when they two are together, Superb goal too.

Jamie Gullan replaced McNulty with 10 to go and made a great impression on me, he scored a lovely goal after a wonderful ball from Chris Doidge. Looking forward to see more and more of Jamie.

Horgan came on for a Boyler who was away hame to pit plasters all over his legs. The boy had been booted up and doon all night. Some nice footwork from Daryll though.

The Management

Jack is getting it, he is learning the Hibernian way and I like what I am seeing. He must ken the defence needs major surgery, he counters it by having us play fast, flowing, attacking fitba and we score more than the opposition. I have a feeling something good is going to happen, I really do.

The Ref

Got Hibs disallowed penalty wrong, I believe they might have had one, there was a sending off for one of the consistent kicking out at Boyler and I didnae see a staright red for the ICT player, yellow aye, straight red, no. Poor really.

Inverness

Parking Robertson’s anti Hibs comments, they are a decent team who play football the right way and if they came up, say at the expense of the Gunts, they would cope well with many of the teams. Best of luck to Keats too, one of us. Good wee support down too. Have the puddle drinkers sold that many for Tuesday night?

The Fans

Pretty poor 9500 attendance, although I get why many would stay home when its live on cooncil telly. The Since 1875 guys move at half time was a master stroke, what a good atmosphere second half, thanks to them. Cheers guys, get your fund raising link up, its pay day for many.

Man of the Match

Easy, Boyler, he was superb. Honourable mentions to Greg Docherty, Paul McGinn and Lewis Stevenson.

Next up, the up the relegation candidates and Gunter the Munter. Wont be the biggest attendance with them only selling 11 tickets but if they win the Hunfest on Sunday, it could increase to a few hundred. I hope we batter them.

See you behind the goal.

Hibernian Forever!

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Just Back and that was a bit flat.

Big crowd, chance to go above Livi and get right behind The Sheep and we go and do a Hibs. That was pretty poor, too many Hibs players didnae fancy it, a fe wbasically didnae try, the changes didnae work, were late and the referee was a disgrace. Livi are industrial, they play little football, although Efe was majestic much of the game. I have lived the majority of my life in Livingtson, I have nevee liked the football club, I still don’t, but then drugs were never my thing.

We started with the same team as last Sunday, or so we were told at 2pm on twatter. A late change meant Joe Newell droped out the team, and the squad, Lewis came in and Melker Hallberg came back into the squad. A couple of things around that, what happened to Joe? Why has Melker dropped down so low in the pecking order, especially when two good games a season Slivka is starting, why I am at at why has the drive, skill and dynamism of Steph Omeonga not getting a game, when Slivka and a half arsed Allan are? Onto Allan, his penalty was piss poor, sloppy, I felt his approach to the whole game was one of a player no really enjoying playing in the cauld? Paul Hanlon is too casual, nearly causing a goal by a half hit pass back and Lewis has now had two poor games in a month, I have never had to write that, and it makes my soul ache to type that.

I like the shape of the team, its very attack minded, although no Joe Newell means we are less effective down the left as Joe is a better atacking left half than Lewis. Boyler gives his all, so does Docs, John’s Big Brother and Adam Jackson and good and steady, Marc makes clever moves and is getting fitter, but is not match fit (although no as unfir looking as the Livi Number 3), Doidge scores and offers no very much more for too many games n’all.

I thought the boss managed the game badly and should be at least partly to blame for blowing a good chance to chase 3rd down.

On to the team….

Rocky had no chance at the goal, but has no idea what teh word urgency means and his distribution is poor.

We played as a back three most of the game.

Paul McGinn is fine, makes the odd error but can pass, wins the ball, can defend and does attack well. Paul is a not problem for Hibs, he is a solution to the permanently injured Sir David Gray, the man that won us that cup on that day, scoring that goal.

Adam Jackson has developed into a good, reliable defender. I like him now, sans the Yorkshire Pudding.

Paul had a good enough game today but is prone to being sloppy, it has to stop.

Lewis didnae have his best game, I hate to say, he an dSlivka, both of them were at fault in the run up to the Livi goal.

Greg Docherty was excellent, I expect he always will be.

Vicky Slivka proved why he should go in the summer. Two good performances are followed by a piss poor, effortless, shirking one, next he will be losing his place for yonks before the whole cycle starts again. To think he keeps Stephane Omeonga, Fraser Muray and Melker Hallberg out the team?

Scott Allan should have stayed in, heating on and watched a film on BBC2 today as he was rotten, he missed a penalty taken with all the gusto of a player who thinks he is better than he is. Pity that, it is magic when he is magic.

Boyler never stopped twisting, turning, running on, taking a man on and trying to improve the flatness of the game. I love the way he takes a ball in and turns to go forward, too many of his team mates go back wards every time a sign of a lack of confidence for me. Not our Boyler, he loves going at teams. Hi srun to keep the ball in when his two striker pals stood and done nowt said it all. They targeted him and Docs today, that tells you something. Thank Sauzee for Martin Boyle.

Marc McNulty kept making runs not picked up by his team mates, he is a player but is lacking service.

Doidge scored, can someone tell me what else he offered all game? A few seconds before he scored he let an excellent cross from I think Horgan go right across him when a better player would have stuck his head on it. When I say a better player, I mean Colin Nish would have. Ite weird, he scores goals but……

The subs well too late and wrong for me, dead simple. Okk they were attacking players but two if them can be too cautious. None of the three can do much in the time allowed.

Let me explain that a little.

Fraser Murray did get 25 minutes BUT 10 of those minutes are in a position where he can do very little. Flashes of excellence, a good shot popped off but matinees will never make Fraser a regular. He is better than Slivka imo, so give him a start. Prone to going backwards with a pass although by no means the worst.

I get why we want to play Jamie Gullan ( I found out today he is a Jambo, fuck sake son), I want to se eteh laddie play too. But not out left with 15 to go. If he is good enough, play the laddie.

Daryll Horgan comes on and passes back too much. Pity as when he does take a man on and stick a ball in, its pretty decent. No for 10 minutes though.

I thought Jack’s approach was poor today. It was clear it wasn’t working the way it was set up, it was clear their 3 was poor so we dont feed Boyler enough to challenge him, the changes were ‘soft’, it needed Stephane Omeonga, we got Fraser Murray and Daryll Horgan. Sorry, that was mundane, and was not good enough Jack. 60+% possession means nothing when half of that is going backwards is not what we pay to see.

Livingston are horrible to watch, I imagine its like being on hallucinatory drugs, or at least selling them. A pub like team who come to grind out a result, pushing, pushing and pushing, ohh aye and pulling, shoving and kicking as the ref ignores it all. Ugly fitba. ugly team, 300 fans, most of whom must have supported someone else before dealing with Livi. You wouldnae pay a score to watch that every week. Their Goalie however was very good, as was their defender, a boy called Ambrose from Nigeria, he looks a player, one to watch? Bit cheaky yon slippers, smoking jacket and cee-gar but seemed to get away with it. He cheated last minute right enough.

The referee was a fucking idiot and if I was a Celtc fan I would say he had a thing about Hibs, a thing he didnae like, maybe a bad night doon the docks or short changed in Ali’s Cave? The throw in decision told you all we already knew, we have refs who either hate Hibs or over compensate for supporting our club. No idea what that useless baldy pricks background is but he is a fucking buffoon.

The fans, lots of us but no atmosphere as the east didnae sing and dafties corner in the Famous Five Uppers words were blown away straight doon to North Berwick. Move back to the East Stand guys, the atmosphere is now dire, no helped by a boring, half arsed Hibs perfromance. Good crowd too.

Man of the Match was Martin Boyle, well mine was. Martin is worth the entrance fee.

Next up is Inverness and Fat Robbo the Jambo Jakey. They are doing ok in the diddy league and will come to ER looking for a lucrative draw. We welcome our hero James Keatings back (great news about James today). James will always be a Hibernian hero, the man that run the other way on that glorious day. Pre match, lets show the love for the laddie, he is a good guy, treated badly by injury and those *&*^ at the SFA. During the game fuck um though, its all about Hibs.

See you on Friday, Hibernian Forever!

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Alan Lugton RIP – Branch tribute.

It was with much sadness that we heard of the passing of a good friend of our Branch, Alan Lugton RIP.

He was a guest speaker at the St. Patrick’s Branch of the Hibernian Supporters Association meetings on two occasions describing in detail how he compiled the enormous amount of information about Hibernian FC over the years to use in his magnificent trilogy.

We know that he was a long time critic of some Hibernian Historians who in his opinion distorted the facts about the founding of Hibernian and the early days. Revisionist he would say.

He was a guest at the Branch St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and was cheered to the rafters on taking to the floor in March 2015.

We wrote to our members at the time:

Saturday saw our Branch’s St. Pat’s Bash in the Hibernian Supporters Association Club. As usual a packed venue with some 220 members and friends having a ball entertained by young dancers from the Paul Dever’s School of Irish Dance, the wonderful Mad Ferret Band and a great disco. Again we were delighted to have present 18 Dutch St. Pat’s members/Hibs fans from Groningen, Netherlands.
We were also delighted to have present George Craig, Head of Football Operations and his wife, along with Stadium Manager Keith Donaldson. A big thanks for the signed strip and Match tickets supplied by Hibernian for the raffle.
The highlight of the evening for many were the presentations by Branch Patron Patrick Gordon Stanton. The first award was to Alan Lugton for his outstanding contribution to documenting the formation of Hibernian Football Club. He has transmitted his enthusiasm and affection for the Club to his wife, to his children and to his friends and practically all his spare time over decades has been devoted to exploring and recording the history of Hibernian FC. Those thirty years culminated in the wonderful trilogy ‘ The Making of Hibernian’


BIG G


Our sincere condolences go out to Molly and Alan’s family.

Tribute by Gordon Mckinley

A Minutes Silence will be held at our Branch Meeting Tonight.

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KP update – January

Morning all,

January quickfire update – roughly 7 weeks since my last update – a win at Tynecastle, winter break, cup progression and transfer window been and gone – approaching the one year in role (fast year!).

Thanks to everyone that got in touch over the festive period with any query big or small, keep them coming – always available.

At the end of December, the Livingston fixture flagged a lot of match entry problems – sizeable Hibs support walk-up but a large amount unable to gain entry before kick off. I’ve seen dialogue between fans and both clubs and I’m confident when we’re back there either in the split, or next season, this poor experience will be learnt from with both clubs working together on solutions for a better experience at Livingston’s match event.

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There has been a lot of feedback about unacceptable conduct to me and the club – We’ll keep working together on this – the SFA have set up a task force group to address a number of issues of unacceptable conduct and Hibernian are represented on that. Likely to be next season before we see benefits of such group.

The Sheep v Hibernian. Saturday 7th March, 3pm – confirmed.
There was a lot of press reports and conversation about The Sheep wanting to move our fixture with them on the 7th of March at Pittodrie from 3pm to an evening kick off. The club had our back and I was happy to voice our concerns additionally. Hibs fans aren’t against change or trying out new ideas (nor is it right to say every Hibs fan said no to such move) but these things require a little notice (and incentive!). The fixture will remain as is.

Lots of good conversations around a number of points recently – AGM, HSL, strategic plans, club vision, club improvements. That needs a thorough joined up communication plan and I’ve seen all involved in that working hard to bring it together. AGM notifications will be with us by the next time I fire an update out.
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Club call outs this month.

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Club ambassador Pat Stanton welcomes Adam & Stephane
http://www.hibernianfc.co.uk/news/10519
KP – Pat will be doing this for all new signings. Wonderful, great decision.

Tracey Smith appointed Players’ Lounge Captain
http://www.hibernianfc.co.uk/news/10518
KP – Magic! This volunteer role is something she was doing anyway, that’s her personality. It’ll make a demonstrable difference to players and their families.

Welcome Adam, Stephane, Paul, Marc, Greg – give us everything you’ve got and we’ll be happy.

ADAM BOGDAN EXTENDS CONTRACT
WELCOME HOME STEPH!
WE’VE GOT MCGINN
MARC MCNULTY SIGNS ON!
GREG DOCHERTY CHECKS IN!

Jack Ross “Today’s (Friday) been a particularly busy day for us,” he said. “We’d have liked to have everything concluded prior to now but it is a notoriously difficult window to operate in. Ultimately we’re satisfied where we are coming out the window.”

I know how hard the club tried on other moves. Looking forward to the club picking these back up again in the summer.

Thanks to those that have moved on from the club. Wishing you all the best.
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Points flagged to the board by myself (and as always, not on behalf of all supporters but a sizeable proportion).

– Throughout the season there has been a number of errors or issues flagged by supporters regarding ticketing performance, information or other supporter touchpoints. In isolation they’re acceptable but when bundled together it creates a negative experience. Continue to work together to ensure any supporter impact/touchpoint is a positive for all.

KP – My escalation this month links to the Dundee United away ticket release, added to previous release problems or conflicting information (ticket administration changes). The club work hard in this space and I’m positive it’ll be smooth here on in – I’ve offered myself as a tester to step walkthrough anything supporter relevant.
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As always, Hibs fans are barry.

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Shaun McKinley memorial match doon Leith.

https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1222422727245561857

Morning’s in ma hoose.
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Dnipro Kids turnstile Collection.

Good updates from Stevie on here about the long lasting relationship with Dnipro kids.

The group are looking for volunteers to spend a little bit of time shaking a bucket before the Livingston game on the 22nd of February.

https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1209511270640173056

The Hibs community are proud and strong backers here. Something in their bucket come that Livingston game would be appreciated by all.

Dnipro |

If you can help out, please email Jackie Stark at jackie@dniprokids.com __________________________

This is what it feels like to be Hibs. 

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 Onwards and upwards Hibs. 

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 KP

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Just back and that was a wee bit flat…

HIBS 2 v 2 ST.MIRREN – 1st February 2020

Frankly, St Mirren gave us a first half doing, they played us off the pitch going a well deserved 2 0 up before Scottie nicked one back and Doidge scored a fine headed goal just before half time. We were lucky to go in even. I have to say I thought St Mirren played some very good football, especially first half, much better than Hibs. Whilst I am being nice, I also thought their support was excellent, through in big numbers and backed their team through out the game.

The starting eleven, well its fair to say that the end is nigh for our back four, Sir David Gray injured again, Daz was ran ragged and looked slow and frankly old, Paul was the best of the four, Lewis is Lewis. It is beyond me why Maciano rolls the ball to Hanlon, Stevenson and Daz, it disnae work. It might of worked with Efe (currently unemployed and looking for a team), but it does not work with those three and we either lose it or hoof it aimlessly. Joe Newell showed his couple of games in centre mid were an anomaly, he was poor there today and hooked after an hour. Stephane, however, was excellent all game, even when he loses it he gets it back. Horgan created very little, Boyler set up Allan’s goal but didnae get going today, whereas Scottie was much more like his old self, passing, creating and scoring. Doidge scored, it’s his thing. BUT there was little fluency and the midfield didnae really work out, all of this in one half of football. The introduction of new signings, Paul McGinn, Greg Docherty, and Marc McNulty improved our shape and performance but no more goals came.

I think it will take a few weeks to bed in the changes, but I think they may work, although we are week down the left with Horgan and bawhair thin at the back.

So, the team

Rocky, Dracula to his friends. Good shot stopper, cannae find a Hibs player with a throw or kick other than the boring roll out to the three backies.

Sir David Gray, scorer of the header that won Hibernian the Scottish Cup, beating the Huns 3-2 on the 21st of May 2016 was targeted all game, hurt about 10 minutes before half time, he was replaced by Paul McGinn at half time.

Daz was given a torrid time by their attack and he looked his age today. It makes me sad that.

I thought Paul had a good game, although I think he lost his man at their first goal?

Lewis was fine, he cannae cross.

Joe Newell was as bad today as he has been good the last few weeks in the defensive midfield role.

Steph Omeonga was all over the pitch, he never stops trying. I love the laddie. He set up Doidge’s goal too.

Scottie looked more like Scottie today, scored a fine goal, cut them open with a few crisp and clever passes, looked burst with 10 to go.

Horgan brought nothing.

Boyler had a quiet game although he set up Scottie for his goal. He is very closely marked.

Christian Doidge scored another very good header. I felt he had a decent first half but got very little second.

Subs

Paul McGinn made his debut replacing Sir Dave at half time. He had a good, accomplished game and looks the part, including a fine headed clearance under pressure. Decent.

Greg Docherty, can we simply just swap this laddie for Hunberi now? A fitba player, all over the place, great passer, hard-tackling, intelligent. I thought he was excellent. He capped his performance off by applauding the Hibs support in three stands as he left the field. Excellent debut, I am impressed, he played the way I thought Vela might.

Marc McNulty, well he has a bit to go, needs to get games.

The boss made an arse of the team first half, Jim Goodwin worked him out. He does react though and we came into it and might have taken all three points.

St Mirren as I said above played very well and earned a well-deserved draw. Nice fitba team lacking that killer touch.

The referee took some stick from the fans, but I have seen much, much worse.

A crowd of 16,325 was decent, even with the 1000 or so Saints fans included that is decent numbers, It was a bit muted, but then we were struggling against St Mirren. Still think the gap between Since 1875 and the Old Section 43 in the East kills the atmosphere.

Man of the Match, well the sponsors gave it to Chris Doidge, I felt it was a stick-on for Steph Omeonga, although Scottie ran him close and Docherty’s second half was very good.

Next up is the Hundogs at the Hunnery on Wednesday night. I will be there, I have a spare ticket if anyone is looking for one. Bring it on.

Hibernian Forever!

By 1875 on the Bounce

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