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Colin Calderwood has left Hibernian F.C with immideate effect. Calderwood left after his wife took seriously ill. Calderwood had brought in a number of signings, he took Bebe on loan from Manchester United, Renan from Avai, Marko Livaja on a free transfer after his embargo was lifted by fifa. The news was devistating for the Hibernian faithful as they were hoping for a promising 2010-11 seaon, with the new 20 team SPL, but who would take over as manager of Hibernian FC?



Rod Petrie had to work quick to keep the Hibs faithful happy, but who would he pick? Candidates included former managers John Collins, Tony Mowbrey, Frank Sauzee aswell as others including Chris Hughton, aswell as an unknown manager David Baptie. Petrie sat down with every applicant, and decided on one man.

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David Baptie, Hibernian fan since he was born. Many were shocked by this appointment but he was a proven in the Scottish lower Leagues, but what could he do in the top league of Scotland. First press confrence

Marc Albresh - The Sun "Mr Petrie, suprise appointment so why Mr Baptie?"
Petrie "David has proven himself well in the Scottish lower leagues, he was respected by all. I found out of his past with Hibernian FC, and I found out that he was intrested, so I approached him and then it was a done deal."

David Tanner - Sky Sports News "David, what this job mean for you? And what are you looking to achive at Hibs?"

David Baptie "This job is the one I've been waiting for this oppertunity for years, and now it has came up, so I've taken it. Now in response to what I hope to achive, I want to bring success to Hibs, 2007 was the last time we won a trophy and I hope to win a trophy in 2011, the fans need a deserve it."

Gary Hooper - Daily Record "A trophy in your first season? Is that a little ambitious, I mean you havent trained with the team yet."

David Baptie "Ambitious? Maybe a little but the players are professionals, they know what needs to happen. Players like Riordan and Murray have green and white blood, so they understand what it means to bring success to this club and hopefully it will be soon."

Ronald Gates - Daily Mirror "David, you have so many talented youths, Baptie, O'Toole, Main, Welsh, Galbraith and Wotherspoon to name a few, what do you make of these players?"

David Baptie "They are the future and I hope to nurish them into future Scotland stars, so I hope Levein will take a look at them and put them into his future squad."

Rod Petrie "This concludes the press conference gentlemen, thank you for attending"

Petrie will release more funds for players than ever before as of Davids high expectations for the seasons forthcoming.
 
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Good start, hope you do well, (but not too well haha) I will follow this every so often
 
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June/July Report

Hibernian 5 - 0 Hibernian B

Starting XI right-left

Renan
Baptie...Bamba...Dickoh...Hanlon
Main...Miller...Murray...Bebe
Riordan...Trakys

Goals

Gavin Ridgers - O.G 17 minutes
Bebe - 38 minutes
Main - 44 minutes
Nish - 48 minutes
Trakys - 57 minutes

Injuries

Miller - 5 minutes (3 weeks out, thigh strain)

Man of Match - Steven Main

Berwick 3 - 5 Hibernian

Starting XI right-left

Renan
Baptie...DeMerit...Hanlon...Grounds
Bebe...Bamba...Murray...Main
Riordan...Trakys

Goals

Hibernian
Main - 31 minutes
Trakys - 43 minutes
DeMerit - 48 minutes
O'Toole - 73 minutes
Duffy - 89 minutes

Berwick
McMullen - 21 minutes
Renan O.G - 45 minutes
Jukes - 88 minutes

Man of Match - Paul McMullen (Berwick)

East Stirlingshire 0 - 4 Hibernian

Starting XI right-left

Smithies
Baptie...DeMerit...Bamba...Grounds
Gislason...Welsh...Murray...Galbraith
Goodwillie...Griffiths

Goals
Griffiths - 10 minutes
Baptie - 36 & 82 minutes
Howarth O.G - 59 minutes

Man of the match - David Baptie

Livingston 0-3 Hibernian

starting XI right-left

Renan
Baptie...DeMerit...Dickoh...Hanlon
Wotherspoon...Murray...O'Toole...Galbaith
Goodwillie...Griffiths

Scorers
DeMerit - 19 minutes
Riordan - 74 Minutes
Welsh - 90 Minutes

Man of the Match - DeMerit

Ayr 0 -1 Hibernian

Starting XI R-L

Renan
Baptie...Bamba...Dickoh...Grounds
de Graaf...Stevenson...Murray...Galbraith
Riordan...Goodwillie

Goal
Goodwillie - 12 minutes

Injuries
de Graaf - 31 minutes (pulled hamstring 3-4 weeks)

Man of the Match - David Goodwillie

Peterhead 0 - 3 Hibernian

Starting XI R-L

Renan
Baptie...DeMerit...Bamba...Grounds
Gislason...Murray...Welsh...Galbraith
Goodwillie...Griffiths

Scorers
Goodwillie - 7 minutes
Griffiths - 55 (pen)
Riordan - 70

Injuries
Bebe - 46 (5-6 days)

Man of the match - David Goodwillie

Stirling 0 - 2 Hibernian

Starting XI R-L

Renan
Baptie...Bamba...Dickoh...Hanlon
Main...O'Toole...Murray...Riordan
Livaja...Goodwillie

Scorers
Goodwillie - 65
Duffy - 89

Man of the Match - David Goodwillie

Europa League

Elfsborg 1 - 3 Hibernian

Starting XI R-L

Renan
Baptie...DeMerit...Bamba...Grounds
Gislason...Stevenson...Murray...Bebe
Riordan...Goodwillie

Goals

Elfsborg
Anderson - 42

Hibernian
Grounds - 25
Riordan - 34
Baptie - 38 (pen)

Man of the Match - Bebe

Transfers in

Jay DeMerit - Free
Alex Smithies - £650k (Huddersfield)
Leigh Griffiths - £925k (Dundee)
Piotr Parzyszek - £875k (De Graafschep)
Rurik Gislason - £1.7m (OB)
David Goodwillie - £5m (Dundee Utd)
Jonathan Grounds - £600k (Middlesbrough)
Danijel Subasic - £1.6m (Hajduck)

Total - £11.25m

Transfers Out

Graham Stack - £130k (Sunderland)
John Rankin - £110K (Ipswhich)
Chris Hogg - £275K (Southampton)
Steven Thicot - £160K (Reading)
Kevin McBride - £200K (Derby)
Graeme Smith - £60K (West Ham)
Colin Nish - £375K (Watford)
Michael Hart - 14K Loan (Wolves)
Liam Miller - £600K (Reading)

Total - £1.925M

Player of the Month - David Goodwillie
 
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