"Profile of a Southern Hibby"

John Leslie



Name John Leslie
Birthplace/Date 1965
Primary School Bruntsfield
Secondary School James Gillespie (Liberton for the first year)
First Hibs match East Fife when J Brownlie broke his leg, we won 2-0
How long a member of London Hibs 10 Years ago I joined, 5 years ago I got involved
How did you find out about London Hibs Through Kevin Robertson, he wrote to me while on Blue Peter and I met him Stu Donald and Scot Drummond at a Proclaimers in Shepherd�s Bush Empire in 1996
Favourite all time Hibs Player Jackie MacNamara
Most memorable Game The Cup Win against Dunfermline and George Best's first game against Partick at Easter Road
How often do you get to games Roughly about 8 per season
When did you leave Scotland? (If applicable) 1987
Why do you live in the South? Work
Favourite English team Man Utd
Lowest moment following Hibs? Being relegated on two separate occasions
Best Hibs goal? Tony Higgins at home Vs Rangers with a through ball from George Best. We won 2-1 on the 26th December 1980
What is the best thing about being a Hibby? Get to the beat the Hearts a lot and of course playing for London Hibs
Proudest moment following Hibs? Getting to back the Hands off Hibs campaign by wearing my Hibs T-shirt on Blue Peter
How did you become a Hibby? I was born Green & White
What do you do on a Sunday? (courtesy Sunday Express 27/2/00) Sunday is definitely my favourite day. I don't get up until 11ish. I tend to cook a Scottish breakfast once or twice a month consisting of bacon, sausages, potato scones, eggs and sometimes even a HAMBURGER or PORK CHOP. Otherwise it's orange juice, cereal, toast and tea.I dress very casually in big, baggy comfortable clothes and trainers.

If I'm in London I play football most Sunday afternoons. I'm a mad Hibernian fan and I play for the London Hibs Supporters Club. We're top of the league at the moment and are in the cup semi-finals. You can't beat it. We go out whatever the weather, pay �5 for the showers, however bad they are, there are no airs or graces. We start at 2pm so that's the afternoon taken care of.

After football I'll nip to the pub with the lads and wind down or scoot back home to watch football on telly. I'm actually working the next four Sundays filming Wheel Of Fortune up in Glasgow so I'm afraid my football's going to suffer.

Sunday evenings are generally the pictures and a meal. Weekends are normally so hectic so it's nice to have a quiet evening with friends.  Otherwise I'll stay at home and have a telly supper. I'm really enjoying Clocking Off at the moment so if I'm not in I'll make the effort to tape it. If I've got some spare time I'll play the piano. I like playing anything from classical stuff and show tunes to the Beatles and George Michael. If I had all the money in the world I wouldn't spend Sunday any differently.

With my fees from all my recent TV appearances I am going to buy the team brand new long sleeve strips for the Final, should we get there. My view is normally "if it ain't broke don't fix it", in the circumstances however I am
slightly embarrassed turning up in state of the Art gear while my team-mates look like extra's from a Dickensian football game.


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