Afternoon all,

September quickfire update – what has been happening since my last update at the end of August.

I think we can definitely say the season has been a slow burner – last Wednesday and Saturday is most welcome and I believe it’ll be onwards and upwards. Keep doing what you do – genuinely believe we, the fans, got us over the line in both games recently.

Turnstile performance and access was flagged in July and escalated in August. Thanks to all the supporter volunteers that gave up their time on Wednesday 18th to help test around the stadium – the software and access is back to the right performance levels (no lag, quick changeover and QR recognition). Stewarding will still be on hand to support the niggles.

We asked for more communication in August and Leeann posted an update via Hibs TV on 30th August.

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Other noteworthy news

Semi-Final details confirmed
www.hibernianfc.co.uk/news/10318

Club statement – George Craig
www.hibernianfc.co.uk/news/10318

This was emotional – Rena’s story
www.hibernianfc.co.uk/news/10299

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I attended the board meeting last week. Points flagged to the board by myself and Tracey (and as always, not on behalf of all supporters but a fair proportion).

– Supporter feedback – Sizeable number of fans are unhappy with results and performances before our recent games. I passed on concerns (covering a number of points – results, performances, losing faith in football management, wanting change, need to keep improving) which are always taken into account. On the flipside, fair number of fans are keen to build on the last two games and charge up the league – starting Saturday at Aberdeen before we take on Hamilton and Ross County.

– More communication – to hear from the club on direction of travel once plans put in place (linked to the above youtube video)

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As always, Hibs fans are barry – the Since 1875 display was well landed.

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Met up with Mickey Weir recently – the legend is an ambassador of Show Racism the Red Card initiative – a fantastic cause which continues to tackle racism through education – enabling role models to present an anti-racist message to people. The educational charity has a wear red day initiative on Friday 4th of October.

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This type of initiative isn’t exclusive to this one date and I’ve no doubt we’ll see it again around Easter Road soon(advertised during big live televised matches last season). I’ve made a donation of £20 to this cause.

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I took Drejc, a student from Trglav, Slovenia, to the game on Saturday. Owen W alerted me to a post online to say he will be coming to study here next year and is keen to find a team that fits – it had to be the cabbage.

Drejc plays at a decent standard back home in Slovenia and was an avid watcher on Saturday. He loved our passion for the game – he thought Scott Allan and Christian Doidge were our best performers (I’ll not repeat what he thought of the referee and the opposition).

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There is a young lad in our support that is going through a really tough time at the moment. Got him the purple away kit to let him know that #WeAreAllHibs and this will always be his home from home.
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This is what it feels like to be Hibs.

KP

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