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    Arthur "Nijinsky" Duncan
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    100 metre sprints count for nowt in football , or George McNeil would have been another Pele.

    Its the 10, 20 or even 30 metre dashes that break defences.

    Lawrie Reilly once said he was the slowest man at Easter Road over 100 yards, but the fastest over 10 and that's what was his greatest asset.
    George McNeill was a world class sprinter
    The Andy Murray of sprinting

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    Barker v Squirrel v Ivan. Who wins?
    Arthur Duncan 😀

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    Didier Agathe?

    Years ago I heard Darren Campbell on the radio talking about how many young footballers were actually faster than some of the up and coming track athletes but they turned their backs on athletics because football paid so much more than athletics did. Justin Hoyte who went through the Arsenal youth academy was apparently much faster than Campbell and his peers when they were in the junior ranks.

    To answer the OP, over 100m Sproule every time.

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    Hurtado would wipe the floor with those donkeys.

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    Hurtado would wipe the floor with those donkeys.
    You certainly couldnae stop him!!!

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    de la Cruz could shift . agathe was also very quick.
    Ivan is definetly the quickest I've seen love though

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    Arthur "Nijinsky" Duncan


    Thank you Kato. And he wasn't wearing those wee slipper things they wear nowadays.

    The man who played at left-back behind him wasn't any slowcoach either.

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    Alf Tupper....and still had time for the chippy...

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    I'd say that Barker's ball control makes him a more effective speed merchant than the other two. It'll be interesting to see if playing with a penalty box striker (MacLaren) brings out the best in squirrel, both by having a target man to aim for and also by potentially having more space due to the defenders having more to cope with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doddie View Post
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    Thank you Kato. And he wasn't wearing those wee slipper things they wear nowadays.

    The man who played at left-back behind him wasn't any slowcoach either.
    Correct Doddie Duncan was a flying machine and Shades could shift

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doddie View Post
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    Thank you Kato. And he wasn't wearing those wee slipper things they wear nowadays.

    The man who played at left-back behind him wasn't any slowcoach either.
    No probs, Arthur was faster the George McNeil on his day. Would beat Ivan, Barker and Boyle no bother.

    From reputation Joe Baker was no slouch in youth.

    Hibs also had a player in the 30's Arthur Milne who my Ol' Grandpa described as "faster than a greyhound".

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    No probs, Arthur was faster the George McNeil on his day. Would beat Ivan, Barker and Boyle no bother.

    From reputation Joe Baker was no slouch in youth.

    Hibs also had a player in the 30's Arthur Milne who my Ol' Grandpa described as "faster than a greyhound".
    Mcneil horsed Duncan in head to head at half time during Pat stanton testimonial

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    Quote Originally Posted by WoreTheGreen View Post
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    Mcneil horsed Duncan in head to head at half time during Pat stanton testimonial
    1977

    A few years earlier Duncan beat him at Meadowbank. As I said "on his day".

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    Ivan. Don't think I've ever seen a player like that, used to love watching him.


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    1977

    A few years earlier Duncan beat him at Meadowbank. As I said "on his day".
    George was way faster than Arthur and ran close to 10sec dead for 100m. Arthur was fast but would need a wee start to get near George!!!! Kenny Thomson who played for Dunfermline was also a trained athlete and was very quick. Sprinting 100m is a whole lot different to the shorter runs required for football.

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    George was way faster than Arthur and ran close to 10sec dead for 100m. Arthur was fast but would need a wee start to get near George!!!! Kenny Thomson who played for Dunfermline was also a trained athlete and was very quick. Sprinting 100m is a whole lot different to the shorter runs required for football.
    Wasnít George the fastest man on the planet over 110 yards?

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    Alan O'Brien would beat them all. Only problem is he could only run in a straight line with no obstacles to impede him.

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    It's a shame George could never compete in the ranked amateur competitions, wouldn't be a problem today. I think he held the record for 110 yards pro-sprint from a Powderhall meet. I have a distinct memory of Arthur beating him at a meet at Meadowbank, early 70's. Big EEN headline. Don't know the circs but Arthur was placed ahead of him at least once. If it's the marbles playing up, fair do's.

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    Sure Gareth Evans would have a space on the blocks in this race.
    Evans was fast, while a lot of people forget that Keith Wright had plenty of pace in his early years with Hibs.

    I'm told Joe Baker was pretty quick too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G B Young View Post
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    Keith Wright had plenty of pace in his early years with Hibs.
    Very quick when even younger with Dundee, did all Tommy Coyne's running for him.
    Last edited by Kato; 06-02-2018 at 08:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kato View Post
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    Very quick when even younger with Dundee, did all Tommy Coyne's running or him.
    It's still one of my biggest regrets - that Hibs didn't reunite Wright and Coyne at ER They were amazing together at Dundee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peevemor View Post
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    It's still one of my biggest regrets - that Hibs didn't reunite Wright and Coyne at ER They were amazing together at Dundee.
    Itís one of my regrets that we didnít sign Keith a few years earlier than we did. He was great at Hibs but I think he was even better at Dundee.

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    Wasnít George the fastest man on the planet over 110 yards?
    He wasn't allowed to run amateur as he had been a professional footballer. He ran in some challenges against the best Americans and was arguably the fastest man on the planet around 1971.

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    It's a shame George could never compete in the ranked amateur competitions, wouldn't be a problem today. I think he held the record for 110 yards pro-sprint from a Powderhall meet. I have a distinct memory of Arthur beating him at a meet at Meadowbank, early 70's. Big EEN headline. Don't know the circs but Arthur was placed ahead of him at least once. If it's the marbles playing up, fair do's.
    it would have been a handicapped race.

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    Yes but didnít want a argument

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    Quote Originally Posted by inglisavhibs View Post
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    it would have been a handicapped race.
    good call - sounds right. Didn't he have a spell as Hibs sprint coach? Seem to remember him warming up near the east taking a few of the players through drills and chatting with punters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peevemor View Post
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    It's still one of my biggest regrets - that Hibs didn't reunite Wright and Coyne at ER They were amazing together at Dundee.
    Heard that Celtc tried to sign them as a pair, only to be put off by Dundee's asking price so they settled for Coyne on his own.
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