IAN COLQUHOUN
IAN COLQUHOUN

The Hibs Are Here!

THE HIBS ARE HERE!

Miller to Millennium

By Ian Colquhoun

 

The Hibs are Here is the follow-up to Ian Colquhoun's acclaimed previous book on Hibernian Football Club: From Oblivion to Hampden. That culminated in the club’s successful League Cup-winning season of 1991/92. This latest volume charts the period from 1992 to 1999. Colquhoun gains fresh insight via exclusive interviews with a number of the club's players, coaches and managers and threads it together with a fan narrative and analysis of that iconic decade. He relives the joy of a UEFA Cup run, reaching another cup final and an historic third-place finish in the Scottish Premier Division; the highs and lows of an instant promotion following relegation; and the heartbreak of losing that final and two semi-final defeats. From the pen of a passionate Hibs fan who was there for it all, The Hibs are Here is a wonderful trip down memory lane for any Hibernian supporter.

 

The Hibs are Here charts Hibernian's 90s journey, a fascinating period on the field and a momentous time off it, as Hibs transitioned to being a truly modern football club. Read and you will discover:

  1. Exclusive interviews with former players and coaches: Darren Jackson, Keith Wright, Kevin Mcallister, Jim Duffy, Graham Mitchell, Steven Tweed, David Farrell, Mark McGraw, Martin Ferguson and Chris Jackson
  2. An in-depth look at the second half of Alex Miller’s reign and what happened next
  3. How in 1997 the club was briefly reinvigorated with a new boss and new ideas,  only to suffer a relegation, yet bounced back within 12 months and returned to the top flight far stronger
  4. How the Bosman ruling of 1995 saw Hibs go from having a wholly British squad to signing a legion of foreign stars – some good, some mediocre
  5. Hibs’ three cup semi-finals, one cup final, one gallant UEFA Cup adventure, a relegation, a resounding title win and ending the 20th century by routing their city rivals live on TV
  6. How big changes in Scottish, British and world football in the 90s affected Edinburgh's premier Club
  7. Season by season diary chapters, bursting with facts, stats and fan observations
  8. A special chapter on the UEFA Cup trip to Anderlecht
  9. A look at 90s Hibs fan culture – the songs, the supporters and the club’s cultural coolness
  10. Quirky and interesting stories about the club from that era, some funny, some unbelievable, some sad, some absolute nonsense – all fascinating

 

 

Ian Colquhoun is a disabled author and Hibs fan from West Lothian who has lived most of his life in Edinburgh. His first experience of journalism came at the age of 14, while on work experience at Easter Road, when he interviewed groundsman Pat Frost. Ian has written two other Hibs books: From Oblivion to Hampden and Hibernian On This Day, which he co-wrote with his friend Bobby Sinnet. His all-time favourite Hibs player is Darren Jackson.

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