Hibs Official site renamed “Trevster’s Homepage”

September 26th, 2009 2 Comments »

A search for Hibs on Google reveals one of the official site URLs with the title “Visit Trevster’s Homepage”.

hibs official site

Trevster is Stuart Crowther’s mate from the hibs.net days.  Trevster also owned Hibs.net for some time but now works with Crowther on the official site.  Since the new official site was launched, a number of the additional domains owned by Hibs have not been redirected properly to the main site.  Instead pages with no titles have been put up with the message:

Hibernian FC has moved. The normal URL for the Hibernian home page is http://www.hibernianfc.co.uk with the alternative http://www.hibs.co.uk – this page will redirect you in 30 seconds.”

Not exactly a great user experience and technically something of a problem.  The official site being presented as “Trevster’s homepage” doesn’t look very professional.

The solution, if anyone from Hibs is interested, is firstly to add proper titles to these pages.  This will stop Google from using link text from Trevster’s profile.  Secondly they should add permanent (301) redirects from this and all the other Hibs domains to the main domain at www.hibernianfc.co.uk.  This will sort the problem in Google, ensure users are taken directly to the new site and also have a number of other benefits that are too geeky to go on about here.

Csaba Laszlo and Vladamir Romanov part ways

August 28th, 2009 1 Comment »

Update: Or did they?  The Scotsman thought so (although they may have simply copied their news from the internet) but they removed the story after a few minutes. The Daily Record now quotes Csaba as saying he hasn’t left.  What a shambles of a club.

Hearts(nil) held one of their famous media conferences today at Tynecastle.  Mad Vlad Romanov seem to have had enough of being criticised for being unable to afford a striker and he and Csaba have parted ways only days before the end of the transfer window.  It now looks like Hearts will go into the weekend managerless and strikerless.

Csaba had been making noises that he might leave as he was not being backed by the club:

“I have two years left on my contract and I would like to stay here because I love the people in Edinburgh.

“But we (me and the board) are pulling in different directions. I look for players and I have to accept when I cannot get them.

“If a person gets tired then they need to sit down and think about their future. I want to feel the support of this board.”

A bit of fun….

February 1st, 2009 1 Comment »
  1. Go to Google
  2. Type in “retarded newspaper”
  3. Click “I’m Feeling Lucky”
  4. Be amazed at the accuracy

Celtic’s attempt to sign Hibs’ Steven Fletcher fails

February 1st, 2009 1 Comment »
Hibs players' Christmas Party

Hibs players' Christmas Party

Update:The transfer window closed and both Steven Fletcher and Rob Jones remain Hibs players.  It appears that Celtic could not afford Fletch after all.

Celtic are following their usual, uninspiring pattern of stealing the best talent from the rest of the SPL by attempting to sign Hibs’ Steven Fletcher.  Both Rangers and Celtic have found it increasingly difficult to afford quality players from outside Scotland in recent years and Fletcher will be the next in a long line of players citing their “ambition” as a reason for moving West.  That his ambition is limited to choosing to remain in one of the smaller European leagues is apparently lost on Fletch.

As ususal, the Glasgow media have been happy to be the mouthpiece for the player and his agent, writing about how Fletcher hopes Hibs won’t price Celtic out of the move.  Fletcher doesn’t seem to understand the basics of football transfers – he still has years left on his contract and if Celtic can’t afford him, that’s tough luck.  Maybe he’ll just have to put his “ambition” on hold and move South to the biggest league in the world.

In the current economic climate, Hibs may have some concerns about transfer fees in future and may want to cash in on Fletcher now but that’s only thing that might work in Celtic’s favour.  As ever, Hibs’ Chairman Rod Petrie holds all the aces.  Hibs are in a solid position financially and Steven Fletcher has a long contract with the club so there is no need to sell.  There’s every chance that at 5pm on Monday 2nd February, Steven Fletcher will be a Celtic player, but it will be on Hibs’ terms.

Dean “Deano” Shiels also left this week, to further his career with English Championship strugglers Doncaster.  Dean has been a good servant for Hibs despite performances which were at times highly frustrating for the fans.  It’s difficult to say if this will be a good move for the player but it’s clear that after 5 years at Easter Road, it was time for a move to pastures new.  Swapping Edinburgh for the bright lights of Doncaster may not be an obvious choice for many but the challenge might be just what Shiels needs.

Speculation also surrounds Hibs’ captain, Rob Jones. Colchester have been making big noises but offering little cash for Jones but there are other clubs also interested.  Should Leeds or Nottingham Forrest put in a decent bid, it will be interesting to see whether Petrie can resist taking the cash.

Edinburgh Derby – winding up the Jambos

October 16th, 2008 3 Comments »

There was a request for these pics on Hibees Bounce today. Happy to help out a fellow Hibby ;-)

A week later would have been the 6 year anniversary of the biggest Edinburgh derby victory since we humped them 0-7 in 1973.  The photos were taken on the morning of derby day. Some scallywags had plastered Jambo baiting slogans all over Crawford Bridge at the end of Bothwell Street awaiting the arrival of the mini-huns.

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