BBC Scotland looks back at five previous cup meetings between Hibernian and Dundee United.

HIBS boss delighted to now have the midfielder back in his plans for this weekend's top of the table clash with Queen of the South.

Although the football club was formed in 1875, it was not incorporated until 1903.[note 1] The club remained a private company until 1988, when it was publicly listed on the London Stock Exchange.[117][118] This public listing, combined with poor financial performance, made Hibs vulnerable to an attempted takeover in 1990 by Hearts chairman Wallace Mercer.[118][119][120] This attempt was averted when Mercer was unable to acquire the 75% shareholding needed to liquidate the company.[118][120]

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Sam Allardyce lasted 67 days as England manager, with the Telegraph filming him apparently offering undercover reporters posing as businessmen advice on how to "get around" transfer rules.

"It's not just managers or assistant managers, it's people that you don't see in the public eye," explained Lennon.

The Hibernians Stadium consists of two turf pitches. There is a full size football pitch, and a smaller pitch which is approximately half the width of the main pitch. The club house area has five dressing rooms with showers, physiotherapy rooms, and a board room. The stadium can hold up about 8000 spectators. In the stands there are two different sections, and a VIP area. The ground is also equipped with a scoreboard and floodlighting system.

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OFFICERS are keen to speak to Gary Lenaghan, who acted as a spokesman for the supporters' group, over the disorder at the final between Rangers and Hibs in May.

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PHILIPPE Senderos, Rob Kiernan, Matt Crooks and Joe Dodoo turned out for Rangers while Hibs had former Welsh international Neal Eardley in their line-up.

In the final short story of the trilogy The Acid House, Coco Bryce, a boy from the "Hibs firm" Capital City Service, is struck by lightning while under the influence of LSD in a Pilton park. His soul is then transferred to the body of an unborn child from one of the more affluent areas of Edinburgh.[109]

Investigations by the Daily Telegraph newspaper have revealed several cases of alleged fraud in English football.

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THE former Celtic boss says the game north of the border is free of the type of behaviour exposed by the Telegraph's undercover sting.

BBC Scotland gives a rundown of the arrivals and departures during January in the Scottish Championship.

CUMMINGS has scored eight of his side's 12 Championship goals this season and the Hibs manager insists other players must now start finding the net.

The Easter Road side, who qualified after winning the WSPL Cup last season, face a tough task against the side who have the last two German league titles, in one of the most competitive women's leagues in the world.

Hibernian and Ross County may differ in size and history but they share the same Hampden ambitions, writes Richard Wilson.

RICKY SBRAGIA'S youngsters warmed up for next month's European Under-19 Championship qualifying round with an impressive win over the Scandinavians in Edinburgh.

OUR Easter Road blogger on the corruption, hypocrisy and idiocy that blights the Beautiful Game.

Manager Chris Roberts took to Twitter to express his delight at the tie, saying:

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A women's team plays in the Women's Maltese First Division. The team is the national record champion with twelve titles. The most recent one was won in 2016.[3]

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THE former Hibernian striker hits out at his old Easter Road boss and opens up about life with troubled genius Paul Gascoigne.

The pitch was noted for its pronounced slope, but this was removed in 2000.[84][85] The ground is currently all-seated and has a capacity of 20,421.[3][86] Easter Road is a modern stadium, with all four of its stands having been built since 1995.[84] The most recent redevelopment was the construction of a new East Stand in 2010.[84]

Before the Taylor Report demanded that the stadium be all-seated, Easter Road had vast banks of terracing on three sides, which meant that it could hold crowds in excess of 60,000.[82] The record attendance of 65,860, which is also a record for a football match played in Edinburgh,[83] was set by an Edinburgh derby played on 2 January 1950.[82][84] Such vast crowds were drawn by the success of the Famous Five.[84]

The song Joyful Kilmarnock Blues, from the first album released by The Proclaimers, is about a Hibs victory away from home.[32] The song includes the following lyrics:

Neil Lennon's side were in control when James Keatings netted in the 35th minute when he fired home after great work Andrew Shinnie but Ray McKinnon's side fought back.

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Hibernian are also frequently referred to in the Inspector Rebus series of detective novels by Ian Rankin. Rebus himself is a Raith Rovers fan in the books, but he is a Hibs fan in the 2000s television adaptation of the series.[110][111] Ironically, that version of Rebus is played by a Hearts supporter, Ken Stott.[111] DS Siobhan Clarke, his colleague in the later books, is a "loyal supporter" of Hibs.[112]

The 31-year-old defender replaced the injured Jordan Marshall for the vital Scottish Championship clash with Neil Lennon's side which ended goalless.

The ground is used by Hibernians for their everyday training sessions. It is also used by the Malta Football Association to host matches from the Maltese First Division. The Malta national rugby union team have recently started to use the ground for their international matches.

Reports that Joey Barton will not return to Rangers on Monday as Scotland players react to their Lithuania draw.

Performances went into decline after the mid-1970s, as Hibs were replaced by the New Firm of Aberdeen and Dundee United as the main challengers to the Old Firm. Turnbull resigned as manager and Hibs were relegated, for the second time in their history, in 1980. They were immediately promoted back to the Scottish Premier Division in 1981, but the club struggled during the 1980s, failing to qualify for European competition until 1989.[30]

RANGERS and Hibs saw SFA disciplinary charges over the Hampden disorder dismissed by an independent judicial panel on Wednesday.

Hibs had some success after being reformed, winning the 1902 Scottish Cup and their first league championship a year later. After this, however, the club endured a long barren spell. The club lost its placing in the league, and were relegated for the first time in 1931, although they were promoted back to the top division two years later. The notorious Scottish Cup drought[22] began as they reached three cup finals, two in consecutive years, but lost each of them.