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Dashing Bob S
20-03-2018, 11:52 AM
Can think of quite a few porkers. Not so much in this day and age but when I started watching football as kid in the late 70s every team seemed to have a chunky chap in the line up.

BILLYHIBS
20-03-2018, 11:58 AM
Joe Harper on his debut for HIBS at Brockville leaving a slimmer by far in comparison slimline duo on the bench in Alan Gordon and Jimmy Orourke. An absolute disgrace and the beginning of the end.

tartanhibee
20-03-2018, 11:59 AM
Kris Boyd? Knows where the net is though

Christian Nade.

allant1981
20-03-2018, 11:59 AM
barry lavety always seemed rather chunky

McSwanky
20-03-2018, 11:59 AM
Mark Yardley would be the name that would always spring to mind here. He's had a street named after him in Paisley - I'm sure there's a joke in there somewhere...

http://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/football/16085395.Mark_Yardley_proud_and_honoured_to_be_one _of_the_St_Mirren_legends_to_have_a_street_named_a fter_them_on_the_old_Love_Street/

lyonhibs
20-03-2018, 11:59 AM
Mark Yardley: The Eponymous Lardarse

Hermit Crab
20-03-2018, 12:26 PM
Phil Stamp.

Neville Southall

hibsbollah
20-03-2018, 12:28 PM
Tomas Brolin. Not so much at the Euros when he knocked out England, but when he arrived at Leeds. **** knows what he'd been eating between times but he was borderline obese. And scored once or twice as well!

Here's a link to him getting 'fatty' abuse from the Leeds fans
https://youtu.be/YqjZkr5SaKY

WeeRussell
20-03-2018, 12:33 PM
Stephen Dobbie
Paul Cairney
Gary O (2nd time round possibly)
David Murphy when he first came was perhaps in this category.
Grant Holt.

Most were decent players for us I might add :greengrin

Peevemor
20-03-2018, 12:34 PM
Our own Ally MacLeod wasn't the slimmest.

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Libby Hibby
20-03-2018, 12:38 PM
Jan Molby

ian cruise
20-03-2018, 12:39 PM
Stephen Dobbie
Paul Cairney
Gary O (2nd time round possibly)
David Murphy when he first came was perhaps in this category.
Grant Holt.

Most were decent players for us I might add :greengrin

Commons when he first arrived? Seem to remember him being on record as saying he was a bit like Hatton and when injured/not playing he found it really difficult to keep the weight off however he could shift it once he was training regularly again.

Sauzee16
20-03-2018, 12:41 PM
Charlie Miller. Rooney at 16 at ER.

hibspayne
20-03-2018, 12:42 PM
Can't believe nobody has mentioned Conrad Logan, when he came onto the pitch against Dundee Utd I honestly thought that was it I had seen it all in football now!!! Well the rest.....thats in the history books and hearts for ever :)

Hi Heid Yin
20-03-2018, 12:42 PM
Big Mixu springs to mind.
Kris Boyd is carrying.

Viva_Palmeiras
20-03-2018, 12:43 PM
Mark Yardley would be the name that would always spring to mind here. He's had a street named after him in Paisley - I'm sure there's a joke in there somewhere...

http://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/football/16085395.Mark_Yardley_proud_and_honoured_to_be_one _of_the_St_Mirren_legends_to_have_a_street_named_a fter_them_on_the_old_Love_Street/

His brother - Richard - whod be early-mid 50s had a trial for Hibs if memory serves me.

-Jonesy-
20-03-2018, 12:44 PM
My mate always said Scott Allan was chubby the first time he was here

overdrive
20-03-2018, 12:45 PM
We were having this discussion at work earlier. A colleague who is a Man Utd fan was talking about Luke Shaw's bust up with the Special One. My colleague thinks it is partly down to Luke Shaw being fat and overweight. I think the lower threshold of being 'fat and overweight' must be very low for Shaw to be classed as that.

Waxy
20-03-2018, 12:47 PM
Barry White.

hibbydoug
20-03-2018, 12:56 PM
Can think of quite a few porkers. Not so much in this day and age but when I started watching football as kid in the late 70s every team seemed to have a chunky chap in the line up.Ronaldo. (The real one.)

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Class of 72-73
20-03-2018, 01:33 PM
Stephen Dobbie
Paul Cairney
Gary O (2nd time round possibly)
David Murphy when he first came was perhaps in this category.
Grant Holt.

Most were decent players for us I might add :greengrin

Paul Cairney was poor IMO example check him out against Falkirk semi final 2013 for all three goals shocking!

Hibs1969
20-03-2018, 01:39 PM
Conrad Logan 👍🇳🇬

snooky
20-03-2018, 01:42 PM
Basher (Hibs)

John Overton (Aston Villa) was cryptically overweight. :nerd:

Peevemor
20-03-2018, 01:43 PM
Paul Cairney was poor IMO example check him out against Falkirk semi final 2013 for all three goals shocking!

When we had our "good run" under Butcher (4 wins & 4 draws in 9 games) a lot of it was down to Cairney wiining corners and free kicks around the box. Results suffered when Cairney got injured.

WeeRussell
20-03-2018, 01:44 PM
Commons when he first arrived? Seem to remember him being on record as saying he was a bit like Hatton and when injured/not playing he found it really difficult to keep the weight off however he could shift it once he was training regularly again.

Good shout - though Id argue he never shifted it during his time with us haha!

snooky
20-03-2018, 01:45 PM
When we had our "good run" under Butcher (4 wins & 4 draws in 9 games) a lot of it was down to Cairney wiining corners and free kicks around the box. Results suffered when Cairney got injured.

I liked Cairney but he blew hot & cauld.

Andy.1875
20-03-2018, 02:01 PM
Can think of quite a few porkers. Not so much in this day and age but when I started watching football as kid in the late 70s every team seemed to have a chunky chap in the line up.


George McCluskey , great player though.

Greentinted
20-03-2018, 02:16 PM
Any room left for Mick Quinn and Neville Southall?

Dashing Bob S
20-03-2018, 03:04 PM
In the sub genre of lardass hun, you had Kevin Drinkell and Mel Sterland.

Jim44
20-03-2018, 03:12 PM
Nade? ........ no, hes not a footballer.:greengrin

lyonhibs
20-03-2018, 04:08 PM
Nade? ........ no, hes not a footballer.:greengrin


Fat wreck he may have been, but he loved a goal or 2 against us.

Bostonhibby
20-03-2018, 04:11 PM
George McCluskey was a substantial presence.

Decent player though

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BOB MARLEYS DUG
20-03-2018, 04:12 PM
Paul Cairney

bernz
20-03-2018, 04:18 PM
Garry O'Connor second time round

Greenbeard
20-03-2018, 04:19 PM
Joe Harper on his debut for HIBS at Brockville leaving a slimmer by far in comparison slimline duo on the bench in Alan Gordon and Jimmy Orourke. An absolute disgrace and the beginning of the end.

Seem to recall a ditty along these lines......."Harper's a barrell, Harper's a barrell of lard, 2, 3, 4"

But was a goal machine up at Aberdeen.

Northernhibee
20-03-2018, 04:46 PM
The goalie who ate a pie to get it up the bookies.

overdrive
20-03-2018, 05:06 PM
John Robertson... both of them.

jax67
20-03-2018, 05:14 PM
Simon Stainrod carried a bit of timber at Falkirk and Dundee iirc.

Sauzee16
20-03-2018, 05:17 PM
Jason Scotland.

Class of 72-73
20-03-2018, 05:32 PM
Stephen Dobbie
Paul Cairney
Gary O (2nd time round possibly)
David Murphy when he first came was perhaps in this category.
Grant Holt.

Most were decent players for us I might add :greengrin

Glad you said most.
Remind yourself of how good Cairney was check his contribution on youtube for all three Falkirk goals in the 2013 SC semi.

Scorrie
20-03-2018, 06:04 PM
George Connelly ex Celtic. Turned out for Sauchie Juniors and he was huge but still the best player on the park.

21.05.2016
20-03-2018, 06:10 PM
Our very own King Conrad :not worth

Raised a few eyebrows when he first joined and made his debut in the semi but delighted to say he proved everyone wrong and is forever a hibs legend :thumbsup::flag:

barcahibs
20-03-2018, 06:15 PM
Did our own Neil Lennon not come in for a bit of a slagging for his weight towards the end of his celtc career?

I seem to mind Barry Lavetty not being the fittest looking footballer ever.

I also mind sitting at a reserve game watching some of the older players tucking into pies and sausage rolls as they watched - under Williamson i think. Wonder if that's still allowed

NORTHERNHIBBY
20-03-2018, 06:18 PM
Andy Ritchie. Maybe the Morton hoops made it worse?

Pescarese
20-03-2018, 06:46 PM
Was Kuqi not hefty when he arrived? And stayed that way.

Scouse Hibee
20-03-2018, 07:05 PM
Akinfenwa
Fat Frank Lampard
Micky Quinn
Razor Ruddock
Benni McCarthy
Brolin

Pinkie
20-03-2018, 07:07 PM
Did the jambos not have a guy Zeefoik or something, who looked like he had eaten Christian Nade? Could score goals though.

jgl07
20-03-2018, 07:14 PM
Any room left for Mick Quinn and Neville Southall?
Mickey Quinn was in a league if his own. His fans used to put cushions il their jumpers for matches in tribute.

ancient hibee
20-03-2018, 07:18 PM
Seem to recall a ditty along these lines......."Harper's a barrell, Harper's a barrell of lard, 2, 3, 4"

But was a goal machine up at Aberdeen.
47 goals in 96 appearances wasnt too shabby for someone who was so unfit when he arrived at us.

Famous Fiver
20-03-2018, 07:27 PM
Tommy Younger.

Is It On....
20-03-2018, 08:22 PM
Mickey Quinn was in a league if his own. His fans used to put cushions il their jumpers for matches in tribute.

He fat, he's round, he's worth a million pound.. Mickey Quinn 😂😂

Is It On....
20-03-2018, 08:22 PM
Hurtado?

One Day Soon
20-03-2018, 08:37 PM
Hurtado?

Has to be an actual football player to count.

Is It On....
20-03-2018, 08:40 PM
Has to be an actual football player to count.

😂😂😂

eastcoasthibby
20-03-2018, 08:53 PM
What about the guy thats playing for Wycombe I think it is just now plays up front ...massive lump ...scoring a few goals for them ...Akinfenwa

Sauzee16
20-03-2018, 09:05 PM
What about the guy thats playing for Wycombe I think it is just now plays up front ...massive lump ...scoring a few goals for them ...Akinfenwa

Hes anything but fat.

xyz23jc
20-03-2018, 09:09 PM
Ritche Towell & Gary Deegan.... blasts o' thi past!

Lancs Harp
20-03-2018, 09:10 PM
SJMs erse must weigh a bit.

Anti-hoofbaw
20-03-2018, 09:23 PM
Steve Fulton - Sloth fi the Goonies looking fat ****.

Anti-hoofbaw
20-03-2018, 09:29 PM
SJMs erse must weigh a bit.

Same wi Bartley fingers wi awe the clinkers that must be hingin oan them.

hibsbollah
20-03-2018, 09:34 PM
SJMs erse must weigh a bit.

:faf:

Baader
20-03-2018, 09:38 PM
John Clark Dundee Utd. John Parkin. Ade Akinfenwa, will tell you it's all muscle but he is still massive for a footballer...

Famous Fiver
20-03-2018, 09:59 PM
Akinfenwa's book is a good read.

Impressive man.

snooky
20-03-2018, 11:15 PM
Joe Harper on his debut for HIBS at Brockville leaving a slimmer by far in comparison slimline duo on the bench in Alan Gordon and Jimmy Orourke. An absolute disgrace and the beginning of the end.

I was at that Brockville game and if my memory serves me well (which it often doesn't these days) Gordon was on the bench and Jimmy played alongside The Lard at the start of the game. Alan Gordon says on a Hibs DVD that he and Jimmy were on the bench but I'm 90% sure he's mistaken.
Before the game I can remember wondering who Ned would drop to make room for Harper. I thought it would be O'Rourke but I was wrong, it was Tosh.

Greenfly
20-03-2018, 11:48 PM
Andy Ritchie. Maybe the Morton hoops made it worse?


The ridiculous bubble perm made it worse still - he was well overweight sometimes but a real class act. Neville Southall was a bit of a rotund figure but still did the biz. Maradona, Ronaldo and Gaza are other spherically challenged chaps who would still have got a game or two for our development side. And don't forget the legendary Fatty Foulkes (not him - the real one) all 24 stones of whom was playing for Sheffield Utd the 2nd last time we won the Scottish Cup ... and no, I wasn't there.

BILLYHIBS
21-03-2018, 12:52 AM
I was at that Brockville game and if my memory serves me well (which it often doesn't these days) Gordon was on the bench and Jimmy played alongside The Lard at the start of the game. Alan Gordon says on a Hibs DVD that he and Jimmy were on the bench but I'm 90% sure he's mistaken.
Before the game I can remember wondering who Ned would drop to make room for Harper. I thought it would be O'Rourke but I was wrong, it was Tosh.
I bow to your superior knowledge the HIBS team that day on 9/2/74 was Mcarthur brownlie Schaedler Stanton Black Blackley Edwards Orourke Harper Cropley and Duncan attendance 12500
Gordon on the bench the game ended 0-0
I remember thinking at the time that Harper was even fatter than ORourke who was a stocky small well built bloke but of course a HIBS legend in my eyes!

Austinho
21-03-2018, 01:28 AM
Wayne Shaw, the roly poly goalie who was banned for eating a pie during a game for Sutton United against Arsenal. 8/1 with the bookies that he’d devour one, and he duly obliged.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/40607213

HoboHarry
21-03-2018, 03:11 AM
Mrs Hobo looks a bit like Joe Harper in stature - does that count?

hibbydoug
21-03-2018, 07:05 AM
Can think of quite a few porkers. Not so much in this day and age but when I started watching football as kid in the late 70s every team seemed to have a chunky chap in the line up.Mark McGhee..

He's fat
He's round
He's worth a million pound
Mark McGhee, Mark McGhee,

.. they sang

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LustForLeith
21-03-2018, 07:16 AM
I know Mark Yardley well and he's an absolute gent. Might be carrying a few extra pounds but got paid to play football for living which I reckon most of the folk on here would love to do.

Northernhibee
21-03-2018, 08:04 AM
Wayne Shaw, the roly poly goalie who was banned for eating a pie during a game for Sutton United against Arsenal. 8/1 with the bookies that hed devour one, and he duly obliged.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/40607213

I thought their reaction to the incident was shameful. Happy to take the piss out of his weight but when he returned the laugh at their literal expense they cried about it. Bullies - couldn't take what they were dishing out.

WeeRussell
21-03-2018, 09:09 AM
Glad you said most.
Remind yourself of how good Cairney was check his contribution on youtube for all three Falkirk goals in the 2013 SC semi.

I was mostly thinking of Holt when I put most ;)

spike220
22-03-2018, 02:37 AM
Another Conrad Logan thread. He is favourite overweight player.