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So I moved hibernian to league two and have worked myself up to the top of the premier league. Last season I finished 4th, but i did not qualify for the champions league or europa league. Is this because I moved the club to a different country or what?
This is a transcript from BBC Sportsound on the 15th October 2048. Narrated by BBC Journalist Will Murray Will Murray: Hello and welcome to another Episode of this BBC Scotland series where we take a look at great European nights in Scottish Football. In this episode, we will only need to go back one year, when Hibernian faced Bayern Munich at Beckenbauer Park in the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final. All those Interviewed either Played for or coached Hibernian at the time. Unfortunately, Manager James Hawkins was unavailable to comment due to his commitments managing the Scotland Squad alongside his club duties. Interviewed were: George Parnell, Goalkeeper, Welsh Internationalist Mahmoud Ramadan, Defensive Midfielder, Egyptian Internationalist Danny Ellis, Right and Centre Mid, Scottish U19 internationalist Leonardo Fantini, Centre Midfielder, Captain and Italian Internationalist Craig Brown, Striker, Scottish Internationalist Alex Abel, Left Back, English Internationalist Jose Luis Palomeque, Left Winger, Mexican Internationalist Vijay Ward, Centre Back, Jamaican Internationalist All interviews were conducted separately. BBC Sportsound commentary from Scott Murdoch and Barry Soane. Leonardo Fantini: Going into the match, we were not highly rated. At all. Craig Brown: We had scraped through against Borussia Monchengladbach, we beat them 5-2 two at home then got beat 2-0 in Germany, so we went through on Aggregate. And then to draw Bayern Munich. In both rounds we would play the only teams to win the Bundesliga since 2033. It felt like we had just survived against the toughest guy in the pub and then his bodybuilding mate walks in and charges at you. George Parnell: I remember just thinking, that I was going to be very, very busy in the first game. And I was. Mahmoud Ramadan: I was given a great honour by Mr. Hawkins. Leo (Leonardo Fantini) and Franny (Francisco) May have been the Captain and Vice-Captain, but Hawkins had made me, Mahmoud Ramadan, in charge of the hole between defence and midfield. Now he told me “Rama, if you fail in this job, the team itself will crumble.” Danny Ellis: The Gaffer pulled me in on the Sunday before the game. He told me to take a seat. And to be honest I thought he was going to tell me that he would be letting me go. I mean I had played in the League Cup Final, against Alloa were we won 3-0, but in my mind, I was still thinking that he was sending me off to waste away in League 1 or something. But then he told that, because Benji (Benjamin Jeannin) was Injured, I was starting, and that was probably even worse! I mean, to go from playing against Alloa, to Bayern, one of the greatest clubs in the world, was certainly interesting. Fantini: The plan was for the FC Bayern to over apply men and pressure, then we would hit them on the counter-attack. Instead… Fantini: ...We just sat back. We couldn’t counter because we couldn’t get the ball. I don’t think Broony got a touch on it. Brown: I just had to watch from the halfway line. I might as well have been with the away fans! … Alex Abel: I think all of us conceded about three fouls each, except from me who maybe conceded 7? Maybe more, so I was the only one who got booked, and to be honest I probably should have been sent off. The referee was certainly kind to us that day. … Vijay Ward: The number of corners we conceded was… ridiculous. … … Fantini: Jose was furious, I don’t think I’ve ever seen him like that. Jose Luis Palomeque: I am an attacking player who was asked to do the job of a defender. I am not Abel, I am not a… a Francisco. But I was asked to do their job anyway. Brown: I couldn’t blame him the guy for being angry. We had maybe spent two or so minutes in the oppositions half, which, if you’re an attacking player, is not what you want, at all. Ward: The Gaffer came in, simply told us “more of the same”. Then walked out again. Jose got up and stormed after him Palomeque: I asked, what I was expected to do if we kept playing defensively? Mr. Hawkins simply looked at me, and said two things. The first thing he said was “Run”, and he turned to leave, but then he pointed to the Bayern Right Back, Robin Chapuis, who for some reason wasn’t in their changing room. He pointed to him, and said “and make him mad.” … … ... Brown: I got the ball on the halfway line, and could hear “Craig!”, “Craig!”, and could see Jose, Tomato faced, screaming at me and sprinting down the wing, I leaned back and kicked it up over their right winger’s head… Palomeque: I got the ball, and I did what I was told. Brown: We saw our chance and took it. Palomeque: I got up and went to pick up the ball to give it to Leo. Ward: Francisco and I knew that if this went in, the barrage was only going to get worse. Brown: When I saw that… the keeper had saved it; my head fell into my hands… then all the cheering from the home fans just died and turned into booing, and I thought “What’s gone on here?” Fantini: I just saw it had gone in, saw that our support was just in on corner to the left of me, and sprinted towards them. Ramadan: We had gotten the goal. Now I, with the help of Franny and Vijay, had to stop Bayern from getting theirs. Brown: After the celebrations, I ran back for kick-off, and saw the 4th official had flashed my number and that Shoe (Bobby Schumacher) was coming on for me, I tell you what, I’ve never been so pleased to come off in my life. I knew I was doing nothing for the rest of the match but tire myself. I was glad for the rest! Parnell: People have said that, it was my greatest performance. I mean, it was only because I had so many shots coming at me. Most of them were poor as well, straight at my chest, and ones like that. Ellis: As I took my position, Esparza, their left back went alongside me. And he had been trying to push me around most of the match, but even though he was older than me, I was taller, and stronger so uh… I guess he had just gotten sick of it. Ellis: We both went up at the same time, and I felt something hit me in the nose. Ellis: I was just covering my face, I was in so much pain. I felt someone drag me off, turn out it was the linesman, and I just lay there until I heard the voice of our physio. Fantini: I saw it happen with my own eyes, and my instincts was to go to the ref and say, “you going to say send this guy off?” then I saw Ricky (Ricardo Rocha) explode and charge at the Bayern player, I knew it was going to be difficult for me. Luckily Hugo, their captain, to his credit, wasn’t happy with his teammates, just as I wasn’t happy with mine. Ellis: So, yeah that was the end of the match for me. laughs Fantini: We didn’t have anyone on the bench who could play on the right wing… the change made sense. And there was only ten minutes of the game left to go… Brown: When the final whistle went, my first thought was, “we’ve stolen this!” Ramadan: Our goal was to defend and counter. We defended, and we saw our chance to counter, we did. We achieved our goals, and won the match. Fantini: I was just focused getting my teammates ready for the next match in the league and obviously the return fixture. Murray: So, they had won the away match, now it was back to Easter Road for the 2nd leg. Could they do it? Fantini: To be honest, I don’t think they expected us to change tactics. Away we had played very defensively, so they lined-up to counter that. But we had gone back to the 4-2-3-1 we always played, which they clearly were not ready for. … … Murray: They were through, and the next round would prove even more difficult, as it was Spanish juggernauts, Real Madrid who came out of the pot. Could they do the Unthinkable all over again? … … … … … … … Murray: Unfortunately, they couldn’t turn it around at Conte Park, losing 1-0. Despite these results, this Hibernian should still hold their heads up in pride, becoming only the second Scottish team since Dundee United in 1984, to reach the Semi-Finals of the Champions League. Now with a new season, could they go further, Well I for one can’t wait to find out. From me, and everyone at BBC Sportsound. Please, have a nice evening.