I have to start by declaring an interest.
I’m a lifelong Hibbie. (That’s one of the names for Hibernian fans.)
Hibernian FC are multi-nomenclatured – The Hibees, Hibs, The Cabbage (from Cabbage and Ribs – Cockney rhyming slang).
And we go under the hashtag #GGTTH (Glory, Glory to the Hibees).
Hibs believe in the beautiful game and that playing with style and flair is more important than winning – apart from a short spell playing under manager Bobby Williamson (called Mr Bobby) who declared “If you want entertainment, go to the theatre.” Thankfully those days are behind us and, once again, Hibs are going for glory.
Every second Saturday (and occasionally midweek nights) you can take in some football in the sunshine of Leith to a backing track of that song by The Proclaimers at Easter Road Stadium.
One of the big match day treats is the cuisine, if you like pies and Bovril that is, but you can also enjoy pizza and crisps. One thing to note: alcohol is banned in Scottish football grounds.
It’s a decent sized stadium (capacity 20,000) and most match days (apart from Celtic, Rangers and Hearts) you will get tickets on the day and enjoy a rowdy atmosphere.
You could choose to sit at the ‘away end’ if you are a neutral supporter, but once you see Hibs’ resplendent green and white strip you won’t be anything like neutral.
There’s a singing section in the Famous Five Stand. Although ‘singing’ is something of an over-statement.