Season 2007-08 is John Collins' first full season as manager of Hibs.
Hibs got the season off to a dream start by beating Edinburgh rivals Hearts 1-0 at Tynecastle. Brian Kerr, who was making his competitive debut for Hibs, scored the goal in the second minute. Hibs continued their winning start to the season, coming from 2-0 down to beat Gretna 4-2.
Hibs continued a good start to the season with two draws, 0-0 away to Dundee Utd and a 3-3 draw with Aberdeen. In the latter game, Hibs had to come back from 3-1 down after two clear mistakes by their goalkeeper, Yves Makabu-Makalambay. However, Makalambay managed to bounce back and have good game in the 1-0 win over Inverness and saved a penalty taken by Marius Niculae.
Despite their unbeaten start in the league, Hibs were expected to struggle in the next few games, as they faced both of the Old Firm in the space of three league games. Yet they upset league champions Celtic at Easter Road 3-2. Hibs were aided by two clear errors made by Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc. Hibs then bounced back from their disappointing CIS Cup exit by beating Kilmarnock 4-1, mainly thanks to a hat trick by Clayton Donaldson. In the following match, Hibernian beat Rangers 1-0 at Ibrox to temporarily go top of the SPL and extend their run without defeat in the league to 9 games (10 if the last game of the 2006-07 season is included). Boss John Collins was deservedly awarded the Clydesdale Bank Manager of the Month award for September, after a fine 3-2 victory over Champions Celtic at Easter Road. Hibs took 10 from a possible 12 points in September and still remain the only unbeaten team in the SPL
Hibs started their defence of the CIS Cup with a 2-1 win over Queen's Park at Hampden. After the game, manager John Collins was quick to praise Filipe Morais, who scored the first goal. Hibs were then drawn to play Motherwell at home in the next round.
Unfortunately, Hibs efforts in defending their cup ended when a more determined Motherwell team knocked them out of the competition, largely thanks to three goals in eight minutes. Hibs' fragile defence was all at sea for this period, and by the time they recovered their composure, they had too great a mountain to climb to win the game.