I can mind being devastated at the time when Pat left for celtic but in hind site it was probably a great move for all involved. Pat was nearing the end of his career and i'm sure managed a couple of medals with the tic.
Jackie won me over and became one of my favorite Hibs players.
When the King left the building and Jackie arrived I remember being absolutely devastated
I need not have worried
What a player and a wonderful servant Jackie was to our club
A brilliant sweeper behind the ever reliable George Stewart his reading of the game and perfect timing with a touch of steel was calmness personified
He had an uphill struggle to step into King Paddy’s boots and become accepted by the HIBS fans but it is the mark of the man that he won us all over more importantly he bought into our doctrine he just got HIBS and what we are all about
I have met Jackie on a couple of occasions and can honestly say that like King Paddy a nicer man you could not wish to meet and is the perfect gentleman a great ambassador for our club and he is truly one of our own