Hibee History: UEFA Cup fightback ends in Greek tragedy

Hibs gave their supporters a night to remember as they came mightly close to overturning a 2-0 first-leg defeat in the UEFA Cup first round at home to formidable Greek outfit AEK Athens.

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A disappointed John McGinn, left, leaves the field in Denmark with Jordon Forster and Dylan McGeouch, in background

McGeouch tells Hibs team-mate McGinn to hold his head high

Dylan McGeouch today promised John McGinn his Easter Road team-mates will rally round and help him get over the heartbreak of the penalty miss which saw Hibs crash out of the Europa League.

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Hibs' John McGinn, second from right, can't hide his despair after he was the only player to miss a penalty in the shoot-out defeat by Brondby. Pic: SNS

Neil Lennon: Hibs should be heading to Berlin, not Brondby

Proud Easter Road boss Neil Lennon today insisted Hibs should be heading for Berlin in the Europa League third qualifying round despite being knocked out of the competition on penalties by Brondby.

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David Gray puts Hibs ahead. Pic: SNS

Brondby 0, Hibs 1: Brave Hibees knocked out on penalties

Hibs headed for the European exit door but with their heads held high on a dramatic night in Copenhagen as Neil Lennon’s battlers came within a whisker of pulling off a shock result against crack Danish outfit Brondby.

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David Gray, left, trains ahead of tonight's clash with Brondby. Pic: Alan Harvey/SNS

Hibs skipper Gray won’t go sleepless into battle this time

Life has been one high after another for David Gray. Becoming the first Hibs skipper to hold the Scottish Cup aloft in 114 years was followed by the birth of his son Archie barely 24 hours before he was to enjoy his first taste of European football.

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Marvin Bartley was in relaxed mood as Hibs trained at the Brondby Stadion. Pic: Alan Harvey/SNS

Marvin Bartley out to write more Hibs history

Marvin Bartley and his team-mates have already re-written one chapter of Hibs history, ending the club’s 114-year wait to lift the Scottish Cup.

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Neil Lennon sits in the dugout at Brondby Stadion during Hibs training session last night  but the head coach wont be there when the real action begins. Pic: Alan Harvey/SNS

Banned Lennon to ‘kick every ball’ in Hibs’ Euro tie

Neil Lennon says he’ll feel sorry for everyone sitting around him in the Brondby Stadion tonight – because he’ll be kicking every ball with his players.

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Brondby manager Alexander Zorniger is pleased with his side's three consecutive clean sheets

Brondby boss: No way we’ll play for a no-scoring draw

Brondby boss Alexander Zorniger knows a no-scoring draw tonight will be enough to knock Hibs out of the Europa League – but he insisted his side will be going for goals.

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Hibs chief Leeann Dempster will serve alongside Hearts owner Ann Budge on the SPFL board. Picture: John Devlin

Ann Budge and Leeann Dempster elected to SPFL board

Hibs chief executive Leeann Dempster has been elected to the SPFL board at the expense of Dundee United chairman and former board member Stephen Thompson.

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Jason Cummings had a goal disallowed for offside against Brondby, but the Danes will now know how dangerous the Hibs hitman can be. Pic: SNS

Hibs’ best chance ‘is to frustrate free-scoring Brondby’

David Murphy believes Danish hopes of enjoying another festival of goals could be Hibs’ secret weapon as they seek to rewrite the Easter Road club’s history books in Copenhagen tomorrow night.

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Hibs head coach Neil Lennon is banned from the dressing-room and dug-out tomorrow

Neil Lennon: Sense of injustice can drive Hibs on in Denmark

Neil Lennon believes the sense of injustice his players feel following the first leg of their Europa League tie against Brondby can help them pull off a shock in Copenhagen tomorrow night.

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Rachael Small is delighted to have joined Hibs Ladies

Hibs Ladies sign Martin Boyle’s fiancee Rachael Small

Hibs Ladies have signed left-back Rachael Small from Aberdeen.

Hibs midfielder Fraser Fyvie's knee injury has flared up again

Knee injury keeps Hibs midfielder Fraser Fyvie on sidelines

Fraser Fyvie is set to miss Hibs’ Europa League clash with Brondby on Thursday due to the knee injury that ruled him out of last week’s first leg.

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Sam Stanton has been given his chance at Hibs by new manager Neil Lennon in some of the friendlies. Pic: SNS

Sam Stanton: I still feel I can get back into Hibs team

Two summers ago, Sam Stanton was widely viewed as Hibs’ prized asset. Although the humble Leither is not the type to get carried away with such status, he admits he could never have imagined things unraveling quite as spectacularly as they have for him at Easter Road over the last two seasons.

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Dylan McGeouch, right, says Hibs are able to go to Denmark and get a result. Pic: SNS

Hibs players full of belief for Brondby return leg

Dylan McGeouch is adamant Hibs can overcome Brondby in Denmark on Thursday and set up a glamour Europa League showdown with Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin.

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Dylan McGeuch was deployed out on the left side of midfield against Brondby last Thursday. Pic: SNS

Dylan McGeouch: I feel I’m over my injury torment at Hibs

Revitalised Hibs midfielder Dylan McGeouch is confident he has fully recovered from the groin problems that plagued him last season and is now targeting an injury-free campaign.

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Hibs striker Paul Dalglish tries to win possession amid testing conditions at Easter Road

Hibee History: Mogga’s men overcome Latvians and summer downpour

Hibs made light of torrential summer rain to open up a commanding first-leg lead in the second round of the Intertoto Cup against their Latvian guests.

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Grant Holt goes down in Brondby box, but Hibs werent awarded a spot kick. Pic: SNS

Grant Holt: Spanish referee had nightmare in Hibs tie

Grant Holt has claimed Hibs’ narrow defeat to Danish outfit Brondby won’t go down as Juan Martinez Munuera’s finest hour, insisting the Spanish referee was guilty of a string of howlers.

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Neil Lennon could face further sanctions from UEFA after his dismissal. Pic: SNS

Neil Lennon banned from dressing-room for Hibs’ Euro tie

Hibs boss Neil Lennon won’t be able to go anywhere near his team’s dressing room before or during Thursday’s Europa League second qualifying round clash against Brondby as they attempt to over-turn the Danish outfit’s one-goal lead from the first leg.

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