Official Newsletter of The London Hibs Supporters Club)
Members and Friends
15th September 2000
Welcome to the September edition of our newsletter;17 members
and another new-signing, Paul Thomson, all graced the ‘William
Wallace’ to discuss what it is like to support the leading team in the
Scottish Premier League.
All the usual suspects are in this edition ‘From The Dug
Out’; ‘The Starting Line-Up’; ‘The Jimmy Boco
Facts’; and specially in this edition : ‘Web-site’; ‘Mass
Hibsteria’; ‘Ireland Trip’; ‘POTY’; and ‘Look Who’s
Talking ?’ plus much much more ……..!! Enjoy and read on !!!
Hot on the heels of their record breaking season (99/00) and
following their seniors at Easter Road, the London Hibs Football Team
have begun their season with an impressive 4-2 victory over
Norwich City on the opening day of the season. Report
At the post match press conference, ‘El-Presidente’,
Kevin Robertson hinted at the secret of the club success, ‘we have got
to prepare ourselves for the rough and tumble that the league has got to
throw at us so we brought in an experienced coach from …….London
Surely, the league is not that bad that we need a Rugby
League coach ??
London Hibs Football Team are
your London Team and need
you’re support !! They play every fortnight at Barn
Elms which is
situated on the Upper Richmond Road (near Chiswick)
and kick off
is at 2pm. This weekend its Doncaster and next week its one
of the games of the season …when…’The Huns !!’ (24th
September 2000) (Webmaster note - postponed) come to see how real football is played !! It’s
you’re team so get down there and give them you’re support. Or, if
for no other reason, you may get some inside info on the ‘Wheel of
Teams Join the League’
No it’s not Peterhead, nor Elgin but Crewe Alexandra who
have brought Lancashire Pizzazz to the APFSCIL League. However, the
league always need a ‘whipping boy’ and in finest SPL fashion APFSCIL
warmly welcome Aberdeen to the league, including Ebbe and all –
so we should be 3pts the better after this game !!!
Remember to keep some of your hard earned cash for late
November when the London Hibs Football Team host their St Andrew’s
Night Ceilidh. Details are still to be formalised but bearing in mind
the success of the ‘Champions Ball’ in July, where odds of 4
ladies to 1 man were the best odds you’re likely to find this side of
‘William Hill’s’ in the High Street, then I suggest you keep aside
a small bounty for this evening !!
Mike Inglis has been working like a Trojan, ensuring that our
skies are safe and more importantly our webpages are a credit to our
club – which they are !! The host site for our pages are now situated
on Rivals (Webmaster note - coming soon!) which has a much larger exposure base but entails a
much more in-depth input from Mike.
We as a club are of the view that the Rivals site is worth
maintaining but Mike needs and requires help from all those budding web
wizards – after all, we all need to input into this club in
whatever way we can, as it is our club !!
However, we intend to continue with our own site,
independently, as this allows us to continue with such features as the Prediction
Competition, and the travelling information, such as maps etc; Again,
we need your input and help. Any one wishing to volunteer their
web-wizardry should contact Mike Inglis, directly, or me at the
Whilst on the subject of Mike Inglis and his dedication,
skill and commitment to our club and its cause, we must say a big thank
you to Mike’s wife, Louise Inglis !! She like most of our partners
(including my own !!) is a true football widow
and Louise, as Mike is lost in action !!!! We bestow upon you
the honour of ‘The London Hibs Cross’.
‘Predict That One !!!’
Well I never !! Our Club Secretary finds himself leading the
members prediction competition, followed closely by Mark Smith. Even
Andy Gray could not have foretold this amazing soccer story. When
thinking about this it is worth remembering that ‘El-Tel’ was banned
for less !! It is still not to late to join, but of course, all those
games that have already gone are lost !!!
London Hibs e-mail address’
Mike Inglis has registered a couple of London Hibs related
domain names !! What this means is that we can establish more web
facilities and in particular, we can, for a small fee, all have a London
Hibs e-mail address……..Yet another innovation from London Hibs !!
‘Jimmy Boco Award’
Well its month 3 of the ‘Jimmy Boco Award’ and the
competition is hotting up for the coveted prize. Hot on the heels of
Pete and Rose, Jimmy Wallace joins the ranks of the proud
recipients, and collects the ‘Jimmy Boco Award’.
Jimmy, who has been turning up to London Hibs meetings since
‘Hugh Dallas had a Rangers Jersey, and who was amongst the founder
members decided that since the meeting have always taken place on the 2nd
Tuesday of every month for the last two years, then this month (Sept) he
should brake with tradition.
Wondering why there was a distinct lack of green and white at
the ‘William Wallace’ on the 5th September 2000, Jimmy
had decided, on his own, that he loves the ‘Cabbage’ that much that
he would have a meeting every week and turned up on his ‘lonesome’
on the 5th ---- Jimmy, you’re a trooper !!
Andy Bell gave a brief report on the trip that he and some of
the Lads enjoyed to the emerald isle, to celebrate the birthplace of the
founder of our great club. Guinness, Guinness, more Guinness, football, and
a lengthy chat with a relation of Cannon Hannon. This was to celebrate
Hibs 125th anniversary. More reports on this trip in the next newsletter
and on the website. (Webmaster note - coming soon) Well done, Andy for such a great idea and another
London Hibs first – ‘To our knowledge, no other Hibs Supporters Club
has celebrated the 125th anniversary’.
You better get along early for our October monthly meeting (Oct
10th) as Malcolm McPherson, Chairman of our beloved
club, has confirmed his attendance at our monthly meeting. Malcolm
will be fielding questions on any matters related to Hibs, whether it be
‘Is there a Security Steward Position for Jim Duffy ?’ or ‘A
goalkeeping role for ‘Peter McCloy’ ?.
Whatever, questions you may have for Malcolm or want put to
him, please, please, please can you forward them to me at [email protected]
by the 3rd October 2000 at the
latest. This is so we can format the evening into a direct question,
answer and discussion evening, and not a rabble of questions, with
Malcolm not knowing who to answer first ---- Cheers !!
Our October meeting will take a slightly different format for
this month only. The meeting will start at 7pm, with out normal business
running from 7pm – 8pm. The from 8 – 9pm we will have our questions
to Malcolm and his answers and then from 9 – 10pm a ‘social’,
where our members can get the opportunity to chat with Malcolm.
We hope that as many of you that can will turn out and give
Malcolm your support and appreciation.
You will find in this month’s newsletter an application
form for tickets for our fast approaching ‘Player of The Year
Do’. At £10-00 (ten) per person - you would be a fool to
miss out. The Famous Hibs Buffet; Disco; not too mention ‘mingling
with the stars’ – so don’t delay and return your form today to our
happy treasurer : Andrew Murray at 4 St.Leonard’s Close, Bushey,
Watford, Hertfordshire. All cheques should be made payable to ‘London
Hibs Supporters Club’.
Remember, you can bring your partner, someone else’s
partner, Kids, Parents, friends, relatives or anyone who wants to come
along. The event is being held in the Forthview Suite at Easter Road,
on Saturday the 11th November 2000 at 7:30pm. Tickets
will go fast !!!
Rose McEwan at [email protected]
needs your articles for the fanzine. Remember, this is a trademark
production of our supporters club, and is famous the world-over. We
intend to have our next edition produced and ready for sale at the POTY,
which follows the St Johnstone game on the same day.
We need your articles, stories, quizzes or anything you think
will be a worthy contribution to the fanzine. Please get these articles
and such to Rose and or me at the earliest opportunity, and no later
that 10th October 2000.
As mentioned in the AGM newsletter, we held over a vote to
the September meeting, as to whether we should as a club, join the Erin
Trust at an annual cost to the club of £60-00 per year. The vote was
unanimously in favour of joining and ‘the wheels have been put in
For any one who wishes to join, individually, should contact Dave
McBain for details or the Erin Trust directly at Erin
Community Trust, PO Box 707070, Edinburgh, EH6 8WE; after all its
money for real suuporters to make a difference at our club !!!
Hot on the heels of me, in the August newsletter, telling you
of the boards talks with Didier, in order to try and keep him at Easter
Road; all sense escaped the Frenchman, when he listened to his
girlfiends parents ‘you don’t want to play for Hibs, you want to
play for a big club’. This being the man who spent quite a
considerable time a Raith Rovers and perhaps the parents should have
thought of this ‘If it was’nt for Hibs, Didier might very well
still be playing for Raith ?’
‘Hibs go top (for the weekend only !!)’
Hibs returned to their rightful place at the Top of the SPL
on Saturday, 16th Sept 00, after a thoroughly professional
performance against Motherwell. A brace from Mixu showed that life goes
on at Hibs after Kenny Miller and Didier Agathe.
Following on from last months newsletter, we carry on with
the ‘Starting Line-Up’ where we profile all those players and
officials that have shaped our club into the force that it has been and
that it is moving towards once again; Read on ……..
Goalkeepers – Ronnie Simpson (Yes !! The famous Celtic
Ronnie Simpson enjoys worldwide fame because of his days at
Celtic and in particular some nifty footwork shown during Celtic’s
European Cup win over Inter Milan, when he left his box to dribble the
ball past one of the opposition. But that is not to deny him a quite
extraordinary career with other clubs, including Hibs, for whom he
performed heroics to stave off the threat of relegation at the end of
It is a career that began with a league debut aged just 14
years and 304 days. A career that neared its end with the first of five
Scottish caps being earned at the grand old age of 36 years and 196 days
(in Scotland’s 3-2 Wembley win over
World Champions, England, no less).
Ronnie Joined Hibs in October 1960 for a fee of £2,100 and
left four years later, in the September of 1964 (reports of a fee vary
from £1,000 to £4,000). It was not until 1970 that he retired and not
before being conferred, in 1967, the title of Player of The Year.
Between October 1971 and September 1972, he managed Hamilton Accies.
Records show that he played 128 league games or Hibs.
Question of Hibs’ – Last Month’s Answers
22-1 victory against 42nd Highlanders on Sept 3rd
Oct 15th 1949 in a 2-0 win over Queen of the South
St Mirren, on Nov 24th 1979 (hibs losing 1-2).
‘And this month’
What was Hibs greatest victory in European Competition only ?
Whose first goal for the club earned a draw with Hearts in March
Who did Hibs beat on Sept 27th 1972 in the Cup Winners
What did Hibs win on 27th October 1991 ?
In July 1989, what does Andy Goram use his hands for ? (keep it
As I said above the next meeting will start at 7pm at
the ‘William Wallace’ and will be attended by Malcolm
McPherson, make sure you attend and remember :
questions to me as soon as possible’.
the William Wallace has moved to 33 Aybrook Street (just around the
corner from where it used to be).