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blueisthecolour
09-09-2009, 01:36 PM
Who is the best player you have seen play for hibs and who is the best player you have ever seen play.

I don't mean on the tv or anything, i mean you where there at the game.

Hank Schrader
09-09-2009, 01:38 PM
For Hibs - Russell Latapy

Other team - Lionel Messi

BoltonHibee
09-09-2009, 01:39 PM
Maradonna

HibeeSince82
09-09-2009, 01:39 PM
Russell Latapy for Hibs

Not sure about the other best player but did go to a Blackburn v Huddersfield game in 2001 and Damein Duff was fantastic.So fast and skillful.

HibbyAndy
09-09-2009, 01:45 PM
Sauzee for Hibs.


Shrek is no a bad player to have seen in the flesh, when we played Everton few years back at ER.

scott7_0(Prague)
09-09-2009, 01:46 PM
Andy Goram and Karel Paborsky.

Golden Bear
09-09-2009, 01:46 PM
George Best and George Best!

iwasthere1972
09-09-2009, 01:46 PM
Kenny Dalglish - Although maybe not in the games I saw him in.

Joe Baker - Again maybe not in the games I saw him in as it was during his second stint at Easter Road. His first game back at home to Aberdeen and get in there. :thumbsup:

Cocaine&Caviar
09-09-2009, 01:47 PM
Derek Riordan & Thierry Henry, although ask again in a few years and Messi might surpass Thierry's achievements.

18/03/07
09-09-2009, 01:51 PM
Pat Stanton and Kevin Keegan in the same game at er,uefa cup

jdships
09-09-2009, 01:55 PM
Gordon Smith
&

Stanley Mathews/Denis Law

Famous Fiver
09-09-2009, 02:01 PM
Willie Hamilton.

Willie Hamilton.

Golden Bear
09-09-2009, 02:05 PM
Willie Hamilton.

Willie Hamilton.

Interesting choice.

A great player without a doubt. He and Pat Quinn in the same team were a sight to behold. Pure natural brilliance would sum it up.

FraserHFC
09-09-2009, 02:08 PM
For Hibs I'm undecided between Riordan, Latapy and Sauzee

Otherwise, Carlos Tevez

IWasThere2016
09-09-2009, 02:08 PM
Pat Stanton and Kenny Dalglish (only cos Bestie was as good as finished)

eezyrider
09-09-2009, 02:09 PM
Pat Stanton and Kevin Keegan in the same game at er,uefa cup

I'd agree with that. And if I recall had John Brownlie scored the penalty instead of missing it Hibs would have gone through to the next round on away goals.

I'd also add in Jim Leighton.

EZ

New Corrie
09-09-2009, 02:11 PM
Sauzee is the best player i've seen at Hibs, and i've seen some good ones. Best, Stanton, Goram, Latapy etc

Away from Hibs, I think it would need to be Cruyff

magnificent_seven
09-09-2009, 02:14 PM
Sauzee or Latapy for Hibs.

Away from Hibs, either Zidane or Ronaldinho (when they were at their peak..frightening)

Latapy1911
09-09-2009, 02:14 PM
Latapy,

hmm

Laudrup used to scare the shizzle outta me when he got the ball

Dashing Bob S
09-09-2009, 02:15 PM
Eamon Bannon


Christian Nade

Scouse Hibee
09-09-2009, 02:22 PM
Kenny Dalglish

Scott Brown

Baldy Foghorn
09-09-2009, 02:22 PM
Sauzee, Collins.....

Messi

TheEastTerrace
09-09-2009, 02:23 PM
Le God (Sauzee)

Maradona

johnbc70
09-09-2009, 02:34 PM
Sauzee as he was just so far ahead of everyone else in terms of his reading of the game.

Messi - pure skill.

Lincoln Green
09-09-2009, 02:36 PM
Probably not a popular choice now but for several years Darren Jackson kept us afloat almost single handed. At a time when we were quite average Jacko always had something different.

I've always enjoyed the flair players as well Matty Jack, David Farrell, etc etc:wink:

jgl07
09-09-2009, 02:45 PM
I did see Pele play but he was not at his best best.

I saw Eusebio at his peak and he was awesome so he gets it.

Best Hibs player I have seen is Sauzee who edges out Latapy with Steve Archibald probably third.

matty_f
09-09-2009, 02:47 PM
Sauzee


Messi

smurf
09-09-2009, 02:48 PM
Sauzee as he was just so far ahead of everyone else in terms of his reading of the game.

Messi - pure skill.

:agree:

MM19
09-09-2009, 02:50 PM
King Paddy and Russell for Hibs and Messi when we played Barca

sunshine1875
09-09-2009, 02:54 PM
For goalscoring, Deeks and King Kenny.

For natural skill, Latapy and Messi. Konti was also a joy to watch:devil:

Ritchie
09-09-2009, 02:56 PM
Sauzee

Giggs

Hibs On Tour
09-09-2009, 03:16 PM
Finest To Have Worn A Hibs Shirt - Best
Played Best In A Hibs Shirt - Sauzee

Contenders for best seen?:
Best, Gasgoine, Laudrup

Met?:
No question - Lawrie Reilly!

MountcastleHibs
09-09-2009, 03:31 PM
Hibs: Franck Sauzee

Other: Henrik Larsson

Dan Sarf
09-09-2009, 03:39 PM
Best at Hibs: Gordon Smith

Best anywhere: Gordon Smith

Best memory: I was one of the wee lads standing near the corner flag at the bottom of the slope (for the second half) when Gordon faced a raw young full back called Dennis Mochan, brother of Celtic's Neil, who played, I think, for East Fife. (We were all up the other end next to Willie Ormond for the first half, of course.)

Young Dennis tried his very best but Gordon beat him in a different way each time he faced him, it went on all afternoon long. It was awesome to see Gordon's catalogue of tricks - always followed by a devastating cross, usually to Lawrie Reilly, or a sizzling shot.

At the end of the game, Gordon shook Dennis' hand as they walked off the field together.

Leitherhibs
09-09-2009, 05:11 PM
Franck Sauzee



Roy Keane.

PeterboroHibee
09-09-2009, 05:14 PM
Zemamma on form for Hibs.

Messi is prob the best player Ive seen, but Paul Scholes had the best performance Ive ever seen; every pass, and alot of them were cross field balls covering a fair bit landed perfectly, and capped off with a decent goal.

hibbymac
09-09-2009, 05:18 PM
Chic Charnley

The_Todd
09-09-2009, 05:18 PM
Derek Townsley and Zarabi.

My favourites.

sticky windaes
09-09-2009, 05:23 PM
Best at Hibs: Gordon Smith

Best anywhere: Gordon Smith

Best memory: I was one of the wee lads standing near the corner flag at the bottom of the slope (for the second half) when Gordon faced a raw young full back called Dennis Mochan, brother of

Celtic's Neil, who played, I think, for East Fife. (We were all up the other end next to Willie Ormond for the first half, of course.)

Young Dennis tried his very best but Gordon beat him in a different way each time he faced him, it went on all afternoon long. It was awesome to see Gordon's catalogue of tricks - always

followed by a devastating cross, usually to Lawrie Reilly, or a sizzling shot.

At the end of the game, Gordon shook Dennis' hand as they walked off the field together.



i really envy the older generation at times.

from what i have read(and also speaking to some of the older supporters)they say he was the best player they had ever seen.

and they included stanley mathews who many of our english counterparts think was the greatest english player ever.

he really must have been some player in his prime..never tire of hearing or reading stories about the great man

so all you older supporters and youg ones keep the stories comming. would love to have seen him play .but my most cherished hibs possesion(and ive got a few)

is a signed football card by the great man...anyway back to the thread best all round hibs player i have seen would be stanton or sauzee....

non hibs player without a shadow of doubt diego armando maradona

glenn6270
09-09-2009, 05:29 PM
Nadi of course outstanding player


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ginger_rice
09-09-2009, 05:34 PM
Pat Stanton :agree:

Kenny Dalgleish...... just shaded it from Dennis Law.

Blurry Face
09-09-2009, 05:34 PM
George Best at Hibs, Malcolm MacDonald, Terry Hibbert Newcastle and Kevin Keegan when Liverpool played Newcaslte at St James Park

BonnieFitbaTeam
09-09-2009, 05:48 PM
If you mean simply the best player (at whatever stage of his career) then answering both of your questions is easy; George Best, by some distance.

If you mean by actual performance in the game I was at then it's a little more difficult.

Hibs: Andy Goram in the derby game where even the Jambos were singing his name by then end. Never seen a better goalie, in the flesh or on tv.

Ever: No one performance sticks out but seen some great displays from Gazza, Hristo Stoichkov, Kaiser Franck, Glenn Hoddle, the list goes on really. Don't make me choose :bitchy:

Landells
09-09-2009, 05:50 PM
Liverpool - Gerrard or Torres

Hibs - Not too sure

heidtheba
09-09-2009, 05:57 PM
Kevin McAllister - just thought he could turn on a sixpence and retain posession. Hard worker too although the best game I ever saw from him was when he'd moved to Falkirk and soooo nearly put Hearts out of the cup in 98. Think he scored twice then.

Best other player I've seen in the flesh? Not been to many other non-Hibs games but I saw Gazza and always thought he was superb.

camhibby1
09-09-2009, 06:02 PM
For Hibs - between Sauzee, Latapy and Riordan - each have/had fantastic natural ability.
Elsewhere - Paul Scholes regularly. One off - Johann Cruyff

Kaiser1962
09-09-2009, 06:06 PM
Jimmy Johnstone in the Drybrugh Cup final, the game hibs won 5-3. Jinky was out of this world second half

whiskyhibby
09-09-2009, 06:07 PM
Maradonna


I must have missed his appearance at Easter Road :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

whiskyhibby
09-09-2009, 06:10 PM
Could pick any of the Turnballs Tornadoes.........But Alex Edwards, could pass the ball 50 yards onto a sixpence with his eyes closed and loved taking on players


Best Other Kenny Dalgliesh

hibbybrian
09-09-2009, 06:21 PM
Willie Hamilton.

Willie Hamilton.

Willie Hamilton & Puskas in the same game - Puskas by reputation only as the only glimpse I got of him was in the back pocket of Pat Stanton :greengrin

James Connolly
09-09-2009, 06:48 PM
For Hibs - Sauzee or Archibald (or maybe David Fellinger):wink:

Other - Roy Keane

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09-09-2009, 07:05 PM
Pat Stanton is the best player I've seen play for Hibs - not just for one game or one season, but year after year after year a genuine star.

Best performance against Hibs - I HATE saying this, but in all fairness it has to be Billy Bremner in the UEFA Cup tie in 1973-74 when we lost on penalties.

He was totally immense that night, and if it hadn't been for him we'd have won that game by 3 or 4 goals.

The greatest player by career stats, name and reputation I've ever seen was probably Ferenc Puskas, playing for Real at ER in 1965.

Or then again, maybe Di Stefano that same night.

NaeTechnoHibby
09-09-2009, 07:17 PM
Roberto Baggio :agree:

Albeit with Brescia, but class is class :agree:

SmashinGlass
09-09-2009, 08:07 PM
For Hibs - Sauzee

Elsewhere - Ariel Ortega, Hernan Crespo and Lionel Messi

steviehfc
09-09-2009, 08:23 PM
Hibs - Sauzee
Other - Maradonna

Van Nasten 34
09-09-2009, 08:35 PM
Hibs - Sauzee
other -Zidane

tooley
09-09-2009, 08:42 PM
Who is the best player you have seen play for hibs and who is the best player you have ever seen play.

I don't mean on the tv or anything, i mean you where there at the game.

Franck Sauzee and Ooooh Aaaa Cantona or Albert Kidd

wick hibby
09-09-2009, 09:00 PM
pat Stantion G best:thumbsup:

Bobo
09-09-2009, 09:46 PM
Stanton (Hibs)

Best, Cruyff, Mardona, Beckenbauer, Van Basten, Zidan, Platini ...... take your pick.

There are too many great players from the past to pick any one indiviual. I'm just pleased that I've been fortunate enough to see so many.

Still think that Van Basten's premature retiral deprived us of an exceptional talent.

marinello59
09-09-2009, 09:51 PM
Stanton for Hibs. (Although I saw Baker play ten minutes for us, can I claim him?:greengrin)
Other. Messi, Dalglish and Zola.

Famous Fiver
10-09-2009, 07:49 AM
Willie Hamilton and Puskas.

I was there that night. A memory I will carry to the grave.

A night like that coupled with the 7 nil - need I say more?

libernian
10-09-2009, 08:29 AM
didier agathe but wasnt here ong enough - against dundee scored 2 belters. overall darren jackson.

gazza or barry ferguson on his day.

Zimmy
10-09-2009, 09:15 AM
Willie Hamilton

Willie Hamilton

Seen a lot of great players play for Hibs Edwards, Cormack, Stanton Baker and the like, seen some great players play against Hibs Altifini, Yazalde, Keegan & Toshack and so many more, none were as good as the great WH

therealgavmac
10-09-2009, 09:31 AM
For Hibs - Pat Stanton :not worth

Outside - Billy Bonds :crazy:

stu in nottingham
10-09-2009, 09:38 AM
Joe Baker for Hibs

George Best for Manchester United

Mikeystewart
10-09-2009, 09:39 AM
sorry read the thread wrong