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aberhibsfc
07-01-2011, 01:12 PM
In an effort to escape the confines of a Hibs best XI or squad or comparing generations of players against one another to see who's best which is as silly as who would win between Ali and Tyson, well Ali but you can see what I mean, it's not real.

Now I'm not saying there haven't been better players at Hibs than those on my list, but I'm going to list those had held a wee bit something special purely for me, it's not an eleven or even who's the best, it's just a bit of self-indulgent nostagla. I'd like you to chuck on here which players were special to you, as many as you want XI, more or much more. You can add your reasons or just post and look at your list in awe.

I'm not going to post reasons as I've tired myself out with the opening paragraphs.

Here goes, not in order other than when I thought of them (oh,and I'm only going to be going on the ones that I've seen play, so no disrespect to those who came before) :

Archibald
Goram
Leighton
Kevin McCallister
Michael O'Neill
Keith Wright
Darren Jackson
Mickey Weir
Zemmama
Sproule
Riordan
O'Conner
Scott Brown
Kevin Thompson
Franck Sauzee
Russell Latapy
Mixu
Mathias Jack
Murdo McLeod
Zitelli
John O'Neill
Yogi
Budgie
Pat McGinlay
Willie Miller


There's more but my chips are getting cold.

Brads Laing
07-01-2011, 03:12 PM
Sauzee
Colgan
Latapy
Paatelainen
Zitelli
Laursen
Luna
Brown
Riordan
Miller
Zemamma
Murray
Brebner
Wright
Hughes
Weir
Miller (Kenny)

soproni1
07-01-2011, 03:16 PM
Zambernardi and Dirk lehmann

PeeJay
07-01-2011, 04:06 PM
Jim Herriot,
Eric Schaedler
John Brownlie
Joe Davis
Des Bremner
John Blackley
Jim Black
John McNamee
Pat Stanton
Alex Edwards
Alex McGRaw
Pat Quinn
Colin Stein
Joe McBride
Peter Cormack
Alex Cropley
Peter Marinello
Alan Gordon
Jim O'Rourke
Eric Stevenson
Alex Scott
Jim Scott
Arthur Duncan
:not worth:flag:

Difficult to believe we've gone from this to the present lot...

Sir David Gray
07-01-2011, 04:18 PM
Latapy
Sauzee
Paatelainen
O'Connor
Riordan
Brown
Fletcher
Murphy
Sproule
Beuzelin
Zemmama

al bundy
07-01-2011, 04:22 PM
russel latapy
frank sauzee

:aok:

heidtheba
07-01-2011, 05:49 PM
Great idea for a topic thread!

Ok, my personal faves, based on the fact I liked what they did but also that I felt they put a bit more effort in were, some of these names may not make logical sense to others but hey ho!

- Andy Millen, I know he's been slated by others but I liked him
- Danny Lennon, first game I saw him in was against Aberdeen when he was superb
- Kevin Harper
- Crunchie - my fave hibs player
- Leighton
- Evans, just because he put heart and soul into it
- Tommy McIntyre, just because he was a friend of a friend who introduced me to Hibs back in '93
- Paul Lovering
- Sauzee (obviously!)
- Latapy

ancient hibee
07-01-2011, 06:08 PM
The F F-boyhood heroes are always the best

Joe Baker first hero from my own age group

Neil Martin

Archie Buchanan and John Paterson

Lawrie Leslie a goalie to replace Younger after all the dumplings tried

Bobby Johnstone second time round

John Baxter and Bobby Duncan ran through brick walls for the team

George Stewart even if he arrived 5 years too late

Tommy Preston play practically anywhere

Joe McClelland frightened wingers all over the country

John Grant wholehearted all over the pitch

Willie McFarlane taught Joe McClelland how to frighten wingers

Andy Aitken could have won us the c*p if Clyde hadn'tkicked him up and down Hampden

Just a few from the past

Sammy7nil
07-01-2011, 08:34 PM
The F F-boyhood heroes are always the best

Joe Baker first hero from my own age group

Neil Martin

Archie Buchanan and John Paterson

Lawrie Leslie a goalie to replace Younger after all the dumplings tried

Bobby Johnstone second time round

John Baxter and Bobby Duncan ran through brick walls for the team

George Stewart even if he arrived 5 years too late

Tommy Preston play practically anywhere

Joe McClelland frightened wingers all over the country

John Grant wholehearted all over the pitch

Willie McFarlane taught Joe McClelland how to frighten wingers

Andy Aitken could have won us the c*p if Clyde hadn'tkicked him up and down Hampden

Just a few from the past

Graet stuff thanks for that great players

hibee_nation
07-01-2011, 08:47 PM
Herriot
Brownlie
Schaedler
Stanton
Black
Blackley
Edwards
O'Rourke
Gordon
Cropley
Duncan

nuff said

lord bunberry
07-01-2011, 09:55 PM
What about the legend that was diagonal dougie bell I once watched him beat about ten players and not advance beyond his starting point he held onto the ball like no other player I've ever seen a true genius lol :not worth

Brads Laing
07-01-2011, 09:59 PM
Would like to add beuzelin and murphy to my original post

Bookkeeper
07-01-2011, 10:26 PM
Ally McLeod
Ralph Callachan
John Blackley
George McCluskey
Roughie
Brian Rice
Willie Miller
Budgie
Benny Brazil
Gordon Durie
Mickey Weir
Keith Keith Keith
Crunchie
Jim Leighton
Gordon Hunter
Gordon Rae
Russell Latapy
Mixu
Deeks
Gary O
David Murphy
Ivan Sproule
Zemmama
Benji
Boozy

KWJ
07-01-2011, 11:18 PM
Keith Keith Keith
Kevin McAllister
Mickey Weir
Michael O'Neil
Paul Lovering
Peter Guggi
Russell Latapy
The Pornstar
Pat McGinley (never been replaced)
John Hughes
Shaun Dennis
Ian Murray
Franck Sauzee
Fabrice Henry
Chris Killen
Ivan Sproule
Benji
Scott Brown
Steven Whittaker
Garry O'Connor
David Murphy

Of the current team

Lewis Stevenson & Kevin McCann would be the only ones in the current team close to such praise.

Leith_Hibee
08-01-2011, 12:35 AM
I like all of the above but when I were a lad I used to love the George McCluskey cameo's in the late 80's.

The Harp
08-01-2011, 12:48 AM
Oh dear, so many to choose from, but here goes.
In no particular order:
Gordon Smith (the one and only)
Lawrie Reilly
Lawrie Leslie
Ronnie Simpson
Bobby Combe (was given his Hibs top when I was a laddie by a mate - afraid to say I ripped it up to make a banner :confused:)
John Grant
John Fraser (first Hibs captain I ever saw holding aloft silverware)
Ally McLeod (ex Scotland manager - remember his famous 'Ally Shuffle' - he had even thinner legs than me)
Johnny Grant (made Mickey Weir, years later, look like a giant)
Eric Stevenson (cost the Yams a fine when they signed him under-age)
The King (Paddy) :not worth
Jimmy O'Rourke
Jackie Macnamara
John Brownlie (never the same after his leg break)
Ally McLeod (the lazy one, but a great finisher)
Ivan Sproule (no one got bums off seats in recent years like Ivan)

Apologies to all those I've missed out - the memory's no' what it used to be.

erin go bragh
08-01-2011, 09:19 AM
Keith Keith Keith
Kevin McAllister
Mickey Weir
Michael O'Neil
Paul Lovering
Peter Guggi
Russell Latapy
The Pornstar
Pat McGinley (never been replaced)
John Hughes
Shaun Dennis
Ian Murray
Franck Sauzee
Fabrice Henry
Chris Killen
Ivan Sproule
Benji
Scott Brown
Steven Whittaker
Garry O'Connor
David Murphy

Of the current team

Lewis Stevenson & Kevin McCann would be the only ones in the current team close to such praise.
YOUR AT THE WIND UP [no deeks ? well i suppose he has only scored 101 goals:cool2:

hibsbollah
08-01-2011, 09:48 AM
Great idea for a thread:thumbsup:

Derek Collins
John Collins
Sproule
Benji
Sauzee
Latapy
Zemmama
Kevin Harper
Kevin McCallister
O'Connor
Amadou Konte
BOozy
Murphy
Sean Welsh
Lewis STevenson
Kevin McCann

darwenhibby
08-01-2011, 10:15 AM
Arthur Duncan(1st Fav Hibs Player)
Stanton
Orourke
Gordon
Cropley
Brownlie
Shaedler

As a kid I thought these players would go on for ever.

Hunter(100% every game)
Kane
Weir
Collins
WillieIrvine(For that season of goals)
Archiebald
Mitchell(Thought he was a good servant for 25k)

Keith
Jackson
McAllister
O'Neil
Leighton
Budgie
Evans
McLeod

A squad that should have won more in early 90's

Sauzee (Best Hibs player I was old enough to appreciate)
Latapy
Brebner (Wasted)
Mixu
Yogi

Brown
Thompson (Even though what he did)
Whittaker
Deeks
O,Conner

Jones
Fletcher
Zemmama (When Fit)
When you look at the players we have had how have we only won 3 League Cups in 43 yrs:confused:

jakki
08-01-2011, 10:25 AM
Oh dear, so many to choose from, but here goes.
In no particular order:
Gordon Smith (the one and only)
Lawrie Reilly
Lawrie Leslie
Ronnie Simpson
Bobby Combe (was given his Hibs top when I was a laddie by a mate - afraid to say I ripped it up to make a banner :confused:)
John Grant
John Fraser (first Hibs captain I ever saw holding aloft silverware)
Ally McLeod (ex Scotland manager - remember his famous 'Ally Shuffle' - he had even thinner legs than me)
Johnny Grant (made Mickey Weir, years later, look like a giant)
Eric Stevenson (cost the Yams a fine when they signed him under-age)
The King (Paddy) :not worth
Jimmy O'Rourke
Jackie Macnamara
John Brownlie (never the same after his leg break)
Ally McLeod (the lazy one, but a great finisher)
Ivan Sproule (no one got bums off seats in recent years like Ivan)

Apologies to all those I've missed out - the memory's no' what it used to be.

You missed out Big John Macnamee and Peter Cormack from my age group