No Team GB

September 10th, 2008 2 Comments »

 

No Team GB - Preserve Our Independence

No Team GB

Anyone watching Scotland beating iceland tonight would have seen a big banner for NoTeamGB.com which is a site promoting the preservation of all four home nations’ status as international football teams.

I support this 100%, if we let Team GB go ahead it’s a slippery slope to that becoming our only team.  Also, it seems so completely pointless.  So what that we won’t have a team in the Olympics?  It’s crap anyway, I can’t even remember who won this year’s Olympics and didn’t watch a single game.

Anyway, go to the site and have a look.  Here’s a quote from Tam Ferry, spokesman for No Team GB:

“What is clear from discussions with our members, the real fans of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland do not wish to be footballs in this political stunt. As fans, we are proud of our individual teams and countries and enjoy the friendly rivalry with our close neighbours. The four British Football Associations have a privileged and unique independent status within world football as the founding fathers of the game and due to saving FIFA from bankruptcy in 1947. For many years now there has been pressure from the International Football community to merge under one team, with one FA and with single membership of FIFA and UEFA.” 

“The Olympic Football competition is a low profile Under 23 competition that no-one in this country has ever shown any interest in. Who can remember the winners? None of the fans groups want to be a part of anything which might jeopardise the future of our national teams. 

We back the SFA and FAW stance against the forming of an Olympic Football team and would ask the FA and the IFA to ignore the unwelcome political pressure and remove their backing for an Olympic Football team for the 2012 Olympic Games.”

Season tickets still for sale – new deal available

September 2nd, 2008 1 Comment »

Hibs announced a new season ticket deal today in light of the transfer of Derek Riordan from Celtic.

It means you can pay up over two payments and there’s a bunch of vouchers since you’ve missed the start of the season.  There are plently of Hibs home fixtures left so it still seems like a pretty decent deal.

From Hibs -

Season Extra Time

Hibernian today extended the recently launched ‘Extra Time’ Season Ticket payment scheme to ALL supporters who have yet to purchase a seat.

Many supporters had asked if there were any ways the Club could help combat the ‘credit crunch’ and so this week the Club is announcing a new route to securing a season ticket at Easter Road Stadium:

Hibernian FC Season Ticket – “Extra Time”

This new offer enables Supporters the chance to spread the cost of their Season Ticket over two equal instalments: half paid by 6th September, the remaining half by direct debit on 1st November 2008.

So for example, for an Adult Season Ticket located in The Famous Five Lower, at £355, the new affordable way to pay would be;

A deposit of £177.50 by 6th September 2008

A Direct debit payment of £177.50 taken on 1st November 2008

Plus, for signing up for the “Extra Time” Season Ticket Adult Supporters will receive a £15 discount vouchers (£7.50 for Concessions) for the Clubstore, in recognition that the first home match against Falkirk has been played.

And, for those who have already purchased a ticket for the Motherwell fixture on 30th August 2008 the Club will deduct this from the cost of the Season Ticket – simply bring along the ticket to qualify (or ticket stub after the match).

Please Note: This offer is only available until 3.00pm on 6th September 2008

Derek Riordan returns to Hibs

September 1st, 2008 No Comments »
Derek Riordan

Derek Riordan

Yes, Derek Riordan is back where he belongs – Easter Road Stadium – the Leith San Siro.  After a long and drawn out negotiation it was announced tonight shortly before 8pm. It’s a happy day for all Hibs fans as well as for Derek although the signing somewhat overshadows the signing of centre-half Bamba from Dunfermline.

Derek Riordan has barely been given a chance at Celtic Park and there have been loads of rumours that this was because he made sweet love with the managers daughter.  I’ve no idea if that’s true but it would be nice if he would f**k Strachan’s team by scoring a goal or three on our fixture against the SDBs on 25th October.

It’s been an ongoing saga which has bored most of us to death on message boards over the last month or two but after loads of people in the know saying it was a done deal ages ago it seems the deal has finally been done – well done guys, I never doubted for a minute ;-)

To celebrate, the official site has taken the evening off and is unable to deal with further requests for information.

It’s getting close to the hour where we can say Steven Fletcher is not leaving.  There’s not been a lot of speculation about him during the transfer window and it seems likely he’s going to stay.