The Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh will be the match day sponsors for the Hibs Vs Dunfermline Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League game at Easter Road on Saturday 5th November.
For die hard Hibs fans the opponents and the date will be memorable since it is almost 20 years to the day since Hibs’ triumph against Dunfermline in the Scottish League Cup, or as it was known in 1991 the Skol Cup.
Strangely enough the win came almost 20 years since the last major trophy win, which was also in the same competition in 1972 against a Celtic team managed by the legendary Jock Stein which included several Lisbon Lions and a youthful Kenny Dalglish and Lou Macari.
The Scottish League Cup has continued to provide success for Hibs, with their most recent major trophy win coming in the 2007 final against Kilmarnock where they ran out convincing 5-1 winners against Kilmarnock.
Getting back to the 1991 final though, many Hibs fans will remember the final well, although some may argue that the semi-final win against Rangers was more memorable. The win marked an incredible turnaround in the clubs fortunes.
Hibs had been very close to going out of business a year previously, when Wallace Mercer the controversial owner of fierce Edinburgh rivals Hearts had proposed a merger between both clubs. Incredulous Hibs fans mounted a famous “Hands off Hibs” campaign which seemed to galvanise both the supporters and the team.
On the day of this years match, Radisson Blu Edinburgh will be entertaining guests and clients as well as naming the sponsors man of the match. We also have a competition running to win a signed shirt, simply visit this page on our blog and enter in the name of the player you think will be man of the match on the day, we will draw a winner from all the matching entries and the lucky fan will be invited to come and meet us at the hotel to receive their prize.