Scottish Cup

Scottish Cup

Aidan Smith: ‘Edinburgh derby a victory over Uefa snobbery’

Leith last Wednesday at 7.44pm was no place for the faint-hearted. The match was about to kick-off but, really, what kind of travesty was it going to be? The first attempt at settling the Scottish Cup-tie had, by common consent, been one of the worst games ever contested by the teams. On a cold night, Storm Doris was looming...

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Hearts defender Callum Paterson, pictured as he visits his former primary school at Queensferry,says his team need to man up after their defeat by Hibs. Picture: SNS

Callum Paterson: Humbled Hearts must ‘man up’

Callum Paterson has told the Hearts players that it is time to stop making excuses and “man up” after their timid and embarrassing exit from the Scottish Cup at the hands of their city foes.

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Neil Lennon at full-time after guiding Hibs to victory over city rivals Hearts in the Scottish Cup replay at Easter Road. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Hibs rise to meet Neil Lennon’s high demands

It was tennis star Arthur Ashe who once said that, as a sportsman, you are playing yourself, your own high standards 
and that when you reach those 
limits, that is where joy is found.

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Hearts' Malaury Martin cuts a dejected figure at Easter Road. He was substituted at half time. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Malaury Martin apologises for Hearts’ derby performance

Malaury Martin has become the latest Hearts star to say sorry for their miserable Edinburgh derby collapse against Hibs. The former Monaco and Middlesbrough midfielder was replaced at half-time on Wednesday’s clash at Easter Road – just as he was in the first meeting between the sides ten days earlier – after an ineffectual showing.

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Jamie Walker says the Hearts fans are owed an apology. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Jamie Walker: ‘Hearts were outfought and outplayed’

Jamie Walker admits the Hearts supporters are owed an apology by the players following their insipid Scottish Cup exit at the hands of Hibs.

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Hibernian's Jason Cummings celebrates at full time. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Jason Cummings: ‘Hibs wanted it more’

Jason Cummings claims Hearts’ line-up revealed the derby inexperience that Hibernian capitalised upon in their 3-1 William Hill Scottish Cup replay win on Wednesday night.

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Five things we learned from Hibs 3 - 1 Hearts

Craig Fowler gives his take on Hibs’ 3-1 victory over Hearts as the Easter Road side reach the Scottish Cup quarter-finals

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Rival stars agree on Hearts’ Edinburgh derby flaw

How did Hearts manage to turn in such an inept performance through the first 60 minutes of their biggest game of the season? Well, according to players on both sides, a lack of homegrown players may be the issue.

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Jason Cummings: Hibs can repeat as Scottish Cup winners

Fresh off putting Hearts to the sword for the second year running, Hibs striker Jason Cummings has set his sights on another famous repeat.

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Ian Cathro: Hearts ‘let fans down’ with lack of fight

Ian Cathro promised Hearts fans they will never again have to witness a performance like the one their team showed in the first half of the Scottish Cup loss to rivals Hibs.

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Neil Lennon: Hibs should have beat Hearts by 4 or 5

On a night where his team trampled over their derby rivals to reach the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup, the only negative aspect for Hibs boss Neil Lennon was that his players didn’t win by a greater margin of victory.

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Hibs 3 - 1 Hearts: How the players on each side rated

Ratings out of ten for each player as Hibs dominate Hearts to reach the Scottish Cup quarter-finals.

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Hibernian's Jason Cummings celebrates at full time with David Gray, left. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Neil Lennon praises ‘magnificent’ Hibs after cup rout

Hibs manager Neil Lennon hailed his players for responding to his weekend criticism in such emphatic style against their rivals last night.

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Hearts Alexandros Tziolis, left, and Grant Holt narked each other throughout the game.

Moira Gordon: Hibs rekindle 70s spirit with flair and flares

Fed up with his underperforming players at the weekend, the Hibs head coach had said he was considering throwing Pat Stanton in for this one. The club legend, who had last turned out for the club more than 40 years ago, replied that while the spirit was willing, the body was no longer able. But spirit counts for a lot in this fixture.

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Ian Cathro and Neil Lennon, right, will see their sides battle it out again at Easter Road tonight. Picture: SNS

Hibs v Hearts: Who needs a win more - Neil Lennon or Ian Cathro?

Only one team can win the Edinburgh derby Scottish Cup replay - but which manager needs it more?

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Hibernian's Lewis Stevenson gets the cross in under pressure from Hearts' Don Cowie (left) during the 0-0 draw at Tynecastle. Picture: SNS

Hibs v Hearts: The likely Edinburgh derby starting XIs

How each team is likely to line-up for the start of tonight’s Scottish Cup fifth-round replay between Hibs and Hearts.

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Hearts' Don Cowie looking ahead to the Scottish Cup replay with Hibs on Wednesday. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Hearts’ Don Cowie urges Hibs to play more football in replay

After tasting Cardiff City v Swansea City as well as making his Hearts debut in an Edinburgh derby last season, he more than understands the special properties of such fiercely contested clashes.

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Hibs manager Neil Lennon is held back by assistant Garry Parker during the draw with Raith Rovers. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Kevin Thomson: Neil Lennon knew what he was doing with rant

We had just been bundled out of the Champions League at the second qualifying round stage against FBK Kaunas so I was feeling distraught enough.

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Hibs head coach Neil Lennon. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Neil Lennon: I’ve still got the rage inside, says Hibs boss

Neil Lennon has no regrets after he very publicly hauled his Hibs players over the coals in the wake of Saturday’s draw with Raith Rovers.

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Hibs' Sam Stanton is on loan at Dumbarton. Picture: John Devlin

Sam Stanton: ‘I still want to play for Hibs’

Neil Lennon claimed he might need to call on the legendary Pat Stanton
tonight after being so annoyed with Hibs’ performance at Kirkcaldy last Saturday.

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