Hearts boss Ian Cathro refuses to cede advantage to Hibs

Ian Cathro insists the William Hill Scottish Cup advantage has not swung from Hearts to Hibernian ahead of their Easter Road replay.

Raith Rovers'  Kyle Benedictus shields the ball from Hibernian's James Keatings. Picture: SNS.

Hibs give scant optimism as John Hughes inspires Raith Rovers

Last week’s Edinburgh derby was a laborious affair and, judging by the displays of the two sides this past weekend, the upcoming replay is unlikely to be a classic encounter either.

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Moussa Dembele is wanted by Bayern Munich. Picture: SNS

Rumour Mill: Bayern plan Dembele bid | Wilson for Rangers role | Rodgers denies Costil link | Old Firm eye Solanke

Ross Wilson is favourite to become Rangers’ new director of football, Brendan Rodgers indicates he’s not interested in goalkeeper Benoit Costil, Rangers and Celtic are said to be keen on Chelsea striker Dominic Solanke, and Bayern Munich are ready to bid £30million for Celtic striker Moussa Dembele.

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Oh yes he can: For Austin MacPhee, a derby match can be a bit like a pantomime and he has got his players learning their lines for Wednesday.  Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Interview: Moira Gordon talks to Hearts’ Austin MacPhee

Hearts assistant boss MacPhee is ready to play his part in the Easter Road drama, especially if it heads to a penalty shoot-out, writes Moira Gordon

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Unlike some of his team-mates, Lewis Stevenson, here clashing with Jamie Walker in 2013, has long experience of city derbies.  Picture: Rob Casey/SNS

Interview: Moira Gordon talks to Hibs’ Lewis Stevenson

He’s a veteran of the fixture in good times and bad, but full-back tells Moira Gordon he now enjoys the rivalry without getting too emotional

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Raith Rovers' Ryan Stevenson celebrates his thunderous strike against Hibernian. Picture: SNS/

Neil Lennon launches scathing attack on Hibs ahead of derby

Disgraceful, unprofessional, ordinary, insipid, complacent. Pick any insult you could hurl at a team of professional footballers, and Hibs boss Neil Lennon probably said it in a four-minute tirade against his players following this 1-1 draw at Raith Rovers.

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Ryan Stevenson's thunderbolt put Raith Rovers in front against Hibernian. Picture: SNS/Ross Parker

Raith Rovers 1 - 1 Hibs: Cummings rescues a point for Hibs yet again

Jason Cummings 16th goal of the season pushed Hibs seven points clear at the top of the Championship table as Neil Lennon’s side were forced to settle for a third successive draw against Raith Rovers.

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Brian Graham and his Hibs team-mates can stretch their lead in the Championship to nine points today. Picture: SNS

Hibs’ Brian Graham has no room for sentiment

Brian Graham has been surprised to see his former club struggling to find a win. But while he has sympathy for them and admits he still has a soft spot for Raith Rovers, he does not want to see them get back on track against Hibs this afternoon.

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Rumour Mill: Muscat in line for Rangers job | Celtic keen on Bain | Murty ‘to be his own man’

Kevin Muscat is among the contenders to take over from Mark Warburton at Rangers, Scott Bain is being tracked by Celtic, and Graeme Murty vows to be his own man prior to his second game as interim Rangers boss.

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The poor state of the pitch contributed to a disappointing Scottish Cup match between Hearts and Hibs. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Neil Lennon: Winning matters more than flair

Neil Lennon isn’t fussed about winning admirers, the Hibernian head coach just wants to win matches.

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Footballer Anthony Stokes arrives at Dublin's Circuit Criminal Court. Picture: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Anthony Stokes ordered to pay Elvis impersonator £196k

Footballer Anthony Stokes has been ordered to pay an Elvis impersonator €230,000 (£196,000) for headbutting him in a nightclub.

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Alex McLeish will wait to see if he is to be given the opportunity to return to Rangers. Picture: PA

Rumour Mill: Rangers manager latest | Scotland could leave Hampden | Rodgers has ‘five-year plan’

The latest with Rangers’ search for a new manager; Scottish football may stop using Hampden, and Brendan Rodgers has a five-year plan at Celtic.

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Rangers may have to wait until the summer if they wish to land Frank de Boer. Picture: John Devlin

Rumour Mill: De Boer to wait until summer | Sevilla want Celtic target | McLeish ‘can close gap on Celtic’

Rangers would have to wait until the summer if they want to make Frank de Boer their next permanent manager, Sevilla have joined the chase to sign Celtic target Henry Onyekuru, and Alex McLeish would be the right man to close the gap on Celtic, claims former Ibrox star.

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Stuart Webber, currently at Huddersfield, is reportedly wanted by Rangers to fulfil a director of football role. Picture: Huddersfield Town

Rumour Mill: Rangers eye Stuart Webber, Ross Wilson | ‘No Celtic treble talk’ | Fans blast Senderos

Rangers linked with Huddersfield guru and Southampton recruitment chief; James Forrest plays down talk of a domestic treble and Gers fans call for Senderos contract to be torn up

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Hearts fans indulge in a bit of scarf twirling during yesterdays Tynecastle derby. Picture: SNS.

Aidan Smith: Hibs remain cup holders after Edinburgh bruiser

Never in the history of the Scottish Cup has a club seemed to sleep with the trophy every night, fill it with 
porridge every morning, take it on to the streets in search of the most obscure and remote secret societies, knock on doors and declare: “We won this – would you like to see it?”

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Hibs manager Neil Lennon was happy with his team's performance at Tynecastle. Picture: PA.

Neil Lennon praises Hibs’ handling of Tynecastle pitch

Neil Lennon has welcomed the opportunity to knock Hearts out of the Scottish Cup at Easter Road, praising his Hibs players for showing their “pedigree” on such a poor pitch at the home of their fiercest rivals.

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Neil Lennon says that his Hibs team are underdogs today but is looking to last seasons cup win over Hearts as inspiration.  Photograph: Rob Casey/SNS

I’ve had great days in Gorgie, says Neil Lennon

There isn’t even a moment’s pause from Neil Lennon when asked about the welcome he expects at Tynecastle at lunchtime. “Oh, it will be a warm one,” the Irishman said, tongue almost bursting through cheek.

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Jordan Forster keeps his eye on the ball, with Sam Nicholson, Lewis Stevenson and Bjorn Johnsen in attendance. Picture: SNS.

Hearts 0 - 0 Hibs: No capital gains in barren Scottish Cup derby

With the wrecking ball set to swing here, crunching debris is a good metaphor for this game, the last Edinburgh derby to be played in front of Tynecastle’s old main stand. Neither side was prepared to give an inch. Nor did they seem burdened by a responsibility to be entertaining.

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Esmael Goncalves and John McGinn battle for possession. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Five things we learned from Hearts 0 -0 Hibs

Craig Fowler gives his take on a frenzied, but uninspiring, Edinburgh derby

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The match at Tynecastle finished goalless. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Hearts 0 - 0 Hibs: How the players rated on each side

Ratings out of ten for every player in Sunday’s Edinburgh derby.

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