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    On this day in history, a wee team from Ayrshire travelled to Edinburgh. They needed to win by at least 2-0 to win the League, otherwise their hosts would be champions.

    As David Coleman would say, what happened next?


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    On this day in history, a wee team from Ayrshire travelled to Edinburgh. They needed to win by at least 2-0 to win the League, otherwise their hosts would be champions.

    As David Coleman would say, what happened next?
    Ha Ha!

    Great shout CWG I can still remember the crowds going to Tiny that day hard to believe 55 years ago

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    Haste ye back!

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    On this day in history, a wee team from Ayrshire travelled to Edinburgh. They needed to win by at least 2-0 to win the League, otherwise their hosts would be champions.

    As David Coleman would say, what happened next?
    I was there, in the company of a certain Pat Stanton!

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    Scottish Cup Semi Final Replay Monday 24/4/1972

    Hibernian 2 v 0 Rangers

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    After a nervous 1-1 draw at Hampden in the first semi final where Jimmy ORourke had equalised Alex MacDonalds opener all eyes were once again turned towards Hampden to see which team would go on to play in the 1972 Scottish Cup Final

    In truth Rangers could not compete with HIBS that night HIBS turned on a display of fast attacking interchanging possession football and their dominance in the match was so total that the Rangers hordes had left long before the end

    HIBS opened the scoring on 12 minutes when Pat Stanton broke through the Rangers defence from midfield his shot from outside the box took a deflection off Colin Jacksonís shins to deceive the Rangers goalkeeper Peter McCloy

    Alex Edwards scored a cracker of a second on 66 minutes when an Alan Gordon cross was nodded into his path by John Hazel and he duly buried it into the Rangers net

    Hibs then proceeded to retain possession spraying the ball about with such pace and accuracy that the Rangers players were longing for the final whistle long before it came

    In his biography Eddie Turnbull recalled:

    The replay was on a Monday night at Hampden Park and in that match we saw John Brownlie at his best I had begun to play Alex Edwards in an unusual position Very few managers sussed that I was no longer playing him as an out and out winger That was where he lined up but he would soon move slightly inside from the wing to the gap where an old fashioned inside right might have operated This baffled full backs who did not know whether to come with him or stay in their normal position John Brownlie with his pace could go down the wing and exploit the space but sometimes he and Edwards would exchange places and in that game we destroyed Rangers down the right wing By full time we had beaten Rangers 2-0 and in my first season as a manager I had taken HIBS to a Scottish Cup Final

    Hibs Herriot Brownlie Schaedler Stanton Black and Blackley Edwards Hazel Gordon ORourke and Duncan

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    24/4/1999 Scottish League Division One Morton H 2-1
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    24/4/1982 Scottish League Premier Division St Mirren H 2-1
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    24/4/1971 Scottish League Division One Old Clyde H 5-1
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    24/4/1968 Scottish League Division One Old Clyde H 2-1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Auckland Hibs View Post
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    Brave!!

    I take my 3 year old up the tower once a month, she absolutely loves it. I struggle to walk over the glass floor never mind doing the sky walk or jump!
    Didn't think I would manage it but it was fantastic. Thinking about a bungee jump at killiecrankie now.

    Really loved your city. I can see why people emigrate but it is a hell of a way!

    (Sorry for the thread highjack)
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    Scottish League Division One Old 25/4/1953

    Hibernian 7 v 1 Third Lanark

    Johnstone 3
    Smith 2
    Turnbull
    Ormond

    This was the season that Hibernian went head to head for the Championship with Rangers eventually losing out on Goal Aggregate by the minutist of margins despite having the better goal difference of +1 and on today’s calculations would have won yet another League title for Hibernian Football Club

    HIBS gave Third Lanark a thrashing of 7-1 to boost their goals for column but if it had not been for goalkeeper Wee Jocky Robertson in the Thirds goal HIBS would have surely won the League He brought off save after brilliant save throughout the match as the HIBS forward line applied the pressure including saving a first half Turnbull penalty

    Bobby Johnstone had notched a hatrick in twenty five minutes and Gordon Smith added a fourth before the interval Ormond Turnbull and Smith again took the total to seven into the second half but Henderson pulled back a sickening late consolation for Thirds with a thirty yard worldy past Younger with two minutes to go

    This was the same day that Rangers were drawing 1-1 with Aberdeen at Hampden in the Scottish Cup Final and a huge roar went around the ground when Aberdeen equalised to take the game into a replay as the 18000 crowd tuned in on their transistor radios

    Hibs Younger Govan Howie Buchanan Paterson and Combe Smith Johnstone Reilly Turnbull and Ormond

    Att 18000



    Scottish League Division One Old 25/4/1951

    Hibernian 3 v 0 Raith Rovers

    Reilly
    Combe
    Turnbull pen

    In the first home game after the Championship win HIBS ran out to a full house to face Raith Rovers and had Alex Bruce in goal for his only first team appearance for the club By chance Rovers also had their substitute keeper on duty and whist Bruce was a virtual spectator Johnstone had to pick the ball out of net three times courtesy of goals from Turnbull Combe and Reilly

    Pretty sure I saw an image recently on HIBS.net of HIBS unfurling the league flag at this fixture

    Hibs Bruce Govan Cairns Howie Paterson and Buchanan Munro Johnstone Reilly Turnbull and Combe





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    25/4/1998 Scottish League Premier Division Celtic A 0-0

    A dour midfield battle Celtic fighting for the Championship HIBS to avoid relegation just two shots on goal the whole match a bad tempered game resulting in HIBS Boss Alex McLeish and Celtic Assistant Manager Murdo MacLeod both being sent to the stand



    25/4/1956 Scottish League Division One Old Celtic A 3-0
    Reilly 3



    25/4/1936 Scottish League Division One Old Dunfermline A 1-0
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    Scottish League Division One Old 25/4/1953

    Hibernian 7 v 1 Third Lanark

    Johnstone 3
    Smith 2
    Turnbull
    Ormond

    This was the season that Hibernian went head to head for the Championship with Rangers eventually losing out on Goal Aggregate by the minutist of margins despite having the better goal difference of +1 and on todayís calculations would have won yet another League title for Hibernian Football Club

    HIBS gave Third Lanark a thrashing of 7-1 to boost their goals for column but if it had not been for goalkeeper Wee Jocky Robertson in the Thirds goal HIBS would have surely won the League He brought off save after brilliant save throughout the match as the HIBS forward line applied the pressure including saving a first half Turnbull penalty

    Bobby Johnstone had notched a hatrick in twenty five minutes and Gordon Smith added a fourth before the interval Ormond Turnbull and Smith again took the total to seven into the second half but Henderson pulled back a sickening late consolation for Thirds with a thirty yard worldy past Younger with two minutes to go

    This was the same day that Rangers were drawing 1-1 with Aberdeen at Hampden in the Scottish Cup Final and a huge roar went around the ground when Aberdeen equalised to take the game into a replay as the 18000 crowd tuned in on their transistor radios

    Hibs Younger Govan Howie Buchanan Paterson and Combe Smith Johnstone Reilly Turnbull and Ormond

    Att 18000



    Scottish League Division One Old 25/4/1951

    Hibernian 3 v 0 Raith Rovers

    Reilly
    Combe
    Turnbull pen

    In the first home game after the Championship win HIBS ran out to a full house to face Raith Rovers and had Alex Bruce in goal for his only first team appearance for the club By chance Rovers also had their substitute keeper on duty and whist Bruce was a virtual spectator Johnstone had to pick the ball out of net three times courtesy of goals from Turnbull Combe and Reilly

    Pretty sure I saw an image recently on HIBS.net of HIBS unfurling the league flag at this fixture

    Hibs Bruce Govan Cairns Howie Paterson and Buchanan Munro Johnstone Reilly Turnbull and Combe





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    Boyle
    Craig
    Cummings
    Malonga



    25/4/1998 Scottish League Premier Division Celtic A 0-0

    A dour midfield battle Celtic fighting for the Championship HIBS to avoid relegation just two shots on goal the whole match a bad tempered game resulting in HIBS Boss Alex McLeish and Celtic Assistant Manager Murdo MacLeod both being sent to the stand



    25/4/1956 Scottish League Division One Old Celtic A 3-0
    Reilly 3



    25/4/1936 Scottish League Division One Old Dunfermline A 1-0
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    Wee Jocky Robertson used to go down Prestonfield Park in the summer to keep fit & gave 6d to anyone who could score a goal against him. I remember also playing in Prestonfield Park with John Greig & Jimmy/Tommy Millar. Innocent days!

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    Wee Jocky Robertson used to go down Prestonfield Park in the summer to keep fit & gave 6d to anyone who could score a goal against him. I remember also playing in Prestonfield Park with John Greig & Jimmy/Tommy Millar. Innocent days!
    Aye pretty sure Budgie went to his school of goalkeeping

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    Fair Cities Cup Semi Final Second Leg 26/4/1961

    AS Roma 3 v 3 Hibernian ( Agg 5-5 )

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    Baker 2



    Hibs with 17 minutes left for play in their second leg of the Fairs Cities Cup Semi Final in Rome last night were brought dramatically back to a draw after being two goals in the lead Manfreddi and Lojacano got the late goals to save the Italians

    It was a great night for the Easter Road boys and now they’ll meet Roma in a decider at the same venue on May 11 The teams tossed for it and HIBS lost

    HIBS sprang a fast one on the Italians Baker was listed and played at centre but the number nine jersey was worn by Kinloch Baker wore number eight The numbering strategy baffled the 30000 crowd and seemed to mystify the Roma defence So well did the strategy work that HIBS were two goals up with a quarter of the game remaining only a late rally from Roma kept HIBS from repeating their triumph over Barcelona

    Most of the game was played in a spectacular thunderstorm with great lightning flashes the pitch was almost flooded

    At the start Sammy Baird was sent crashing to the ground in a heavy tackle HIBS got in the first shot Cudicini clearing a squiggler from Baker with his boot

    In five minutes the HIBS goal had an amazing escape Orlando raced away and his centre was completely missed by Manfreddi in front of goal Baker then made ground in a HIBS raid that ended with a Gibson shot being safely saved by the Roma keeper In HIBS ‘ next thrust McLeod from Bakers pass was nudged off the ball in the box but the ref saw nothing wrong and waved play on

    HIBS began to look more settled in 20 minutes then they found themselves a goal down Manfreddi netting easily from a Menichelli cross Then in 32 minutes HIBS stunned the home crowd with the equaliser Kinloch rapped the ball high into the Roma net after a clever left wing move The goal bucked HIBS up and a Baker shot zipped past the Roma post A free kick from Orlando whizzed over the bar and Ronnie Simpson safely held an effort from Lojacano

    Within two minutes of the second half Simpson was making a fine save from a Menichelli header after an Orlando cross had beaten the defence This was followed by a real scare when Lojacano was brought down just inside the box but the referee decided the initial tackle was just outside the box

    In the 60th minute HIBS took the lead thanks to a wonderful goal from Baker From midway in the Italian half he weaved his way past three defenders and hit a low slanting ball that curled into the net at the far post Great stuff from HIBS and there was more to follow Kinloch sent over a cross from the right and up rose Baker and the ball shot off his forehead and into the net to put HIBS 3-1 up on the night

    The Roma crowd was gloomily silent now but they found their voices again in the 67 th minute when Manfreddi burst through and sent a low shot past the advancing Simpson All the HIBS players except Baker were now in defence and the Roma fans were urging their players forwards The equaliser came in the 73rd minute Lojacano netting from close range

    There were some desperate moments in the HIBS goal after that but Simpson held out including one outstanding point blank save

    The tie should have been over in the closing minutes as Manfreddi clean through on goal shot high over the bar from only ten yards out and held his head in frustration

    The referee blew the final whistle and the HIBS players had to make a beeline for the dressing room as the unsporting Roma fans spat at them and threw fruit banana skins and all sorts down on them

    Hibs Simpson Fraser Davin Baxter Easton Baird McLeod Kinloch Baker Gibson and Ormond




    Scottish Cup Final 26/4/1958

    Hibernian 0 v 1 Clyde

    Hibs were red hot favourites for this final and Leith emptied to push the attendance up to 95000 this in spite of Gordon Smith and HIBS main defender ( Jock Paterson) both being injured for the match

    The HIBS Scottish Cup curse seemed to strike after only 15 minutes when young winger Andy Aitken suffered a match ending injury and John Baxter deflected a Coyle shot past goalkeeper Lawrie Leslie to put Clyde up 1-0

    Joe Baker scored what he thought was a late equaliser for HIBS but was adjudged to have used a hand

    Hibs Leslie Grant McClelland Turnbull Plenderleith and Baxter Fraser Aitken Baker Preston and Ormond




    Scottish Cup Final 26/4/1902

    Hibernian 1 v 0 Celtic

    McGeachan

    This match was originally due to take place at Ibrox Park but due to a Stand collapse at the recent Scotland v England match in which 25 people were killed and 517 were injured Hibernian agreed to play the final at Parkhead

    If Hibernian were going to win the cup for the second time they would have to do it the hard way

    Johnny Divers kicked off for Hibernian at exactly one minute past 4pm amid a tumult of noise The game did not live up to its hype because a very strong wind blew diagonally across Celtic Park making any scientific play impossible It was a dour struggle

    It was an evenly contested first half with perhaps Celtic unfortunate not to score and also employing an effective offside trap nullifying any Hibernian raids

    In the second half HIBS took the initiative more The Hibernian forwards pressed constantly but in a breakaway Celtic hit the post Bobby Atherton then beat the Celtic offside trap and scored but was ruled out for offside

    Hibernian however finally got the winning goal in 75 minutes Paddy Callaghan won a corner took it quickly and cleverly to Bobby Atherton who in a fine piece of gamesmanship dummied it and shouted in a Glasgow accent “leave the ba” at the Celtic defence who kindly obliged leaving the cheeky arrogant Andy McGeachan to backheel the ball through the legs of McFarlane the Celtic goalkeeper

    The big HIBS support who made up the majority of the crowd went crazy

    There was high jinks in the streets of Edinburgh as the triumphant team returned home They were greeted by Newhaven Brass Band who played “ Hail the Conquering Hero” and another horse drawn carriage which carried the team and the cup along Edinburgh’s main thoroughfare Princes Street where it was greeted by 10000 supporters bringing traffic to a standstill on the main streets of the capital

    The procession went along Princes Street down the top of the Walk along London Road and down Easter Road where there was much joyful singing dancing and chanting each player getting the opportunity to raise the cup before their adoring fans never before had Edinburgh seen such a gathering of people just for winning a football match

    When the crowds eventually dispersed the Hibernian party including legendary Manager Dan McMichael retired to President Philip Farmers pub in Leith Walk where many a dram and a hearty toast was taken out of the Scottish Cup

    Sir Tom Farmer once said in an interview that a cabinet in his house was once the temporary home of the Scottish Cup

    Hibs Rennie Gray Glen Breslin Harrower and Robertson McCall McGeachan Divers Callaghan and Atherton

    Att: 16000


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    26/4/2017 Scottish League Championship Raith Rovers H 3-2
    Keatings 2
    Holt

    26/4/2016 Scottish League Championship Dumbarton H 4-0
    Keatings 2
    Stokes
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    26/4/2003 Scottish League SPL Dundee United A 2-1
    Murray
    McManus pen

    26/4/1975 Scottish League Division One Old Arbroath H 2-1
    Brownlie
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    26/4/1947 Scottish League Division One Old St Mirren H 1-0
    Leslie Johnstone





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    Wee Jocky Robertson used to go down Prestonfield Park in the summer to keep fit & gave 6d to anyone who could score a goal against him. I remember also playing in Prestonfield Park with John Greig & Jimmy/Tommy Millar. Innocent days!
    Were you ever a Grey Horse man m8😁

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    Were you ever a Grey Horse man m8😁
    I was really 2 young at the time. I used to visit my cuz & my granny who lived on Prestonfield Ave. A crowd of the older guys frequented the pub tho including Michael Renwicks dad.

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    27/4/2014 Scottish League Premiership Hearts H 1-2
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    27/4/2013 Scottish League SPL St Mirren H 3-3
    Griffiths 2
    Ross Caldwell

    27/4/2002 Scottish League SPL Dundee H 2-2
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    27/4/1996 Scottish League Premier Division Falkirk A 1-1
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    I was really 2 young at the time. I used to visit my cuz & my granny who lived on Prestonfield Ave. A crowd of the older guys frequented the pub tho including Michael Renwicks dad.
    lot of them still do,
    Michael,s uncle Rab does,As for his dad usually Swannies for him if not barred,he has a penchant for being so🤣,great guy though,Horse is my local,guy who owns it now is a Jambo but a very sound guy, Vast majority who use it are Hibs minded though.

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    lot of them still do,
    Michael,s uncle Rab does,As for his dad usually Swannies for him if not barred,he has a penchant for being so🤣,great guy though,Horse is my local,guy who owns it now is a Jambo but a very sound guy, Vast majority who use it are Hibs minded though.
    Excellent! there were also twins who went there, urquhart? but I'm talking nearly 60 years ago now. Strangely, Michael's dad was always just known as "Renwick" in those days.

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    Scottish Premier League 28/4/2019

    Hibernian 1 v 1 Hearts

    Berra og

    The one thing we learned from this match was that form certainly goes out of the window when it comes to derby games HIBS who remain unbeaten in the league under Heckingbottom looked as if they had the points in the bag such was their dominance in the second period only for Hearts somehow to draw strength from the depths to snatch a point Hibernian fans will look back on this game as two points dropped in their search for a fourth placed finish

    Hearts survived a dodgy first half with Soutar in particular looking nervous and Zlamal pulling off saves from Omeonga and Stevenson HIBS kept up the pressure second half Slivka should have opened the scoring for HIBS with a header that brought out a point blank save from Zlamal then Ikpeazu caught Hanlon in the box with an innocuous clumsy attempt at a clearance handing HIBS a soft penalty that McNulty failed to convert clipping the outside of the post HIBS kept up the pressure and Horgans cross was diverted into his own goal by skipper Berra

    Hearts introduced the experienced Stephen MacLean into the fray and it paid off with six minutes to go as he got onto the end of an Ikpeazu flick managing to cut the ball back into the path of the onrushing centre forward who guided it past Marciano

    Hibs Rocky Gray MacGregor Hanlon Stevenson Milligan Horgan Mallan Omeonga McNulty and Kamberi

    Subs Slivka for Kamberi 45 Agyepong for Horgan 89

    Unused Bartley Gauld Spector Bogdan and Shaw

    Att: 19395

    https://youtu.be/WxNZT-CmwDc


    Scottish Premier League 28/4/2018

    Hihernian 5 v 3 Kilmarnock

    Allan
    Whittaker
    Maclaren
    Kamberi
    Barker

    Hibs boosted their chances of a second place finish with a thrilling victory over Kilmarnock

    Scott Allan opened the scoring following a neat one two with Kamberi inside the Kilmarnock box and smashed the ball across Leo Fasan and into the right hand corner

    Kilmarnock were level two minutes later when Kris Boyd was given too much time and space in the box and was able to direct his header through Marciano for his 22nd goal of the season

    Into the second half and Steven Whittaker gave HIBS the lead with a first time finish following a glorious pass from John McGinn

    Findlay for Kilmarnock pulled the Rugby Park men level again though questions have to be asked about the HIBS defence

    MacLaren added a third for HIBS before Kamberi was denied a penalty claim but made it 4-2 a few minutes later in any case

    A howitzer of a Boyd freekick made for an interesting finish before Brandon Barker showed us that he does know the way to goal after all to secure an excellent 5-3 win

    A brilliant performance from both teams

    Hibs Rocky Ambrose McGregor Hanlon Boyle Whittaker McGinn Allan Stevenson MacLaren and Kamberi

    Subs Barker for MacLaren 68 Swanson for Allan 84

    Unused Bartley Slivka Bell Porteous and Allan

    Att:17470

    https://youtu.be/B7lF7W3aJEY


    Scottish Southern League 28/4/1941

    Hearts 3 v 5 HIBS

    Smith 3
    Combe
    Adams


    Gordon Smith a Hearts Supporter was born and bred in Edinburgh but his family moved to Montrose when he was an infant

    By the age of 16 he was playing centre forward for junior side Dundee North End and was selected to play for a Junior Select side versus a very strong Hearts HIBS select side to open Lochee Harps new ground The Junior Select side won 3-2 with the young Gordon Smith scoring a hatrick

    Hibs Manager Willie McCartney was at the match and Hearts Chairman Mr A Irvine offered Gordon Smith a trial Willie McCartney didn’t need to give Gordon Smith a trial he had just witnessed a great footballing talent and that was enough for him

    While Hearts dithered and the press linked Gordon Smith to Hearts McCartney made his move arranging to meet Gordon and his dad in Artbroath Gordon Smith was very impressed with the flamboyant McCartney with the tremendous personality who invited Gordon and his dad down to the North British Hotel on Monday the 28th April where there would be no trial nonesense and he would go right into the Hibernian first team at Tynecastle that very same day versus Hearts

    A couple of hours later the footballing bargain of all time lined up in Hibernians famous green jersey along sides two other new recruits Jock Weir and HIBS daft Bobby Combe in the Southern League match that had been postponed from New Years Day due to the war

    Willie McCartney had pulled a real flanker over Hearts that day with Gordon Smith being listed as a trialist on the team sheets scoring a hatrick Bobby Combe also got one of the goals Tommy Walker of Hearts scored all three Hearts goals

    Willie McCartney sent his team out that day with these instructions “ keep the ball on the deck and well away from that big Hearts puddin Dykes”

    The Hibernian team that day was Jimmy Kerr Davy Shaw Alex Hall Sammy Kean Bobby Baxter Willie Rice Jock Weir Bobby Combe Gordon Smith Willie Finnigan and Tommy Adams

    The hatrick versus Hearts was to herald Gordon Smiths glittering 18 year career with Hibernian Football Club

    Att:3004

    Gordon Smith signed for Hibernian Football Club at 4.00pm in the North British Hotel present were his father Willie McCartney Harry Swan and Tom Hartland

    “in my heart I had decided to join HIBS “ and this he did at teatime on Monday 28th April in the North British Hotel receiving a £10 signing on fee “I felt like a millionaire “


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    28/4/1979 Scottish League Premier Division Partick Thistle H 1-0
    Callachan

    28/4/1973 Scottish League Division One Old Celtic H 0-3
    Celtic win League
    Pat Stanton’s 300th game
    Hibs finish third after a season of injuries and suspensions
    Drybrough Cup Winners
    League Cup Winners



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    Excellent! there were also twins who went there, urquhart? but I'm talking nearly 60 years ago now. Strangely, Michael's dad was always just known as "Renwick" in those days.
    I drink with an Ian Urquhart, his dad was Ian as well sure he was a twin,unfortunately not with us now.Micheal is still known as that m8😁Horse will have changed a lot over that timespan,my ma,s granny used to get her tipple from the jug bar ,no longer there and bar is on opposite side from when i first drank in there,over 45 years ago.🤣

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    I drink with an Ian Urquhart, his dad was Ian as well sure he was a twin,unfortunately not with us now.Micheal is still known as that m8😁Horse will have changed a lot over that timespan,my ma,s granny used to get her tipple from the jug bar ,no longer there and bar is on opposite side from when i first drank in there,over 45 years ago.🤣
    Excellent, I have another cuz who posts on here & who now lives nearby. We'll have to make a pilgrimage next time I'm up!!

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    Scottish Championship 29/4/2017

    Ayr United 0 v 4 Hibernian

    Cummings 2
    Boyle
    Keatings

    Hibs were Champions now and easily disposed of relegation haunted Ayr United with a polished performance in a game where they could relax the shackles were off and at long last they had the freedom to express themselves

    Hibs were hungry from the start and Cummings went close when he hit the outside of the post

    He was not to be denied however and following good footwork from McGinn out on the left he nodded home McGinns accurate cross

    It was two shortly after as Grant Holts cross was met at the back post by the oncoming Boyle to slide the ball under goalkeeper Greg Fleming

    The second half was more of the same with HIBS applying the pressure McGinn and Boyle both going close with long distance efforts before Cummings set up substitute Keatings for a simple tap in for HIBS’ third

    Cummings wasn’t done for the day though and added his second and HIBS fourth after Keatings turned supplier with a delightful through ball

    Ayr staged a late rally but Laidlaw comfortably held efforts from Rose and Meggat

    HIBS Laidlaw Gray MacGregor Forster Stevenson Boyle Fyvie Holt Humphrey McGinn and Cummings

    Subs Keatings for Humphrey 61 Shinnie for Boyle 76 Murray for McGinn

    Unused Ambrose Graham Martin and Martin

    Att 2152




    Scottish League SPL 29/4/2001

    Dundee 0 v 2 Hibernian

    Libbra
    Zitelli




    Scottish League SPL 29/4/2000

    Hibernian 1 v 0 Aberdeen

    Kenny Miller

    This was the last game before the slope was levelled



    Scottish League Premier Division 29/4/1995

    Dundee United 0 v 1 Hibernian

    McGinlay

    Gordon Hunter sent off



    Scottish League Premier Division 29/4/1980

    Hibernian 2 v 1 St Mirren

    Rae
    Torrance



    Scottish League Division One Old 29/4/1972

    Rangers 1 v 2 Hibernian

    Auld
    ORourke pen

    Rangers lost three games in six days in Glasgow for the first time in their history Twice at the hands of Hibernian and once to Dunfermline

    The HIBS goals came from Bertie Auld and a Jimmy O’Rourke penalty Colin Stein replied for Rangers

    Hibs would finish third in the League this season Runners up in the Scottish Cup and their highest home attendance would be 40671 versus Celtic

    Four weeks later Rangers would go on to lift the European Cup Winners Cup in Barcelona

    Hibs Herriot Brownlie Schaedler Stanton Black Blackley Auld Hazel Gordon ORourke and McGhee

    Sub Billy McEwan

    Att 13124


    Scottish League Division Two Old 29/4/1933

    Forfar Athletic 3 v 3 Hibernian

    Connolly3

    Champions Hibernian ended their two year sojourn in the lower league with a point at Station Park in front of a 1500 crowd

    The league was already won and HIBS did not play their strongest side

    HIBS took the lead on three separate occasions but each time they were pegged back

    Celtic legend Paddy Connolly scored his only hatrick for HIBS but left for Airdrieonians in the summer


    Birthdays


    Vykintas Slivka

    Ralph Callachan




    Hibernian on this Day Colquhoun and Sinnet





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    Really enjoying these every day. Don't know what we'll do in the summer!!
    Oh Ralphy, Ralphy. Ralphy Ralphy Ralphy Callachan. One of my early heroes when I started going every week. Took some abuse at times!

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    13k at Ibrox,those were the days!!

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    Really enjoying these every day. Don't know what we'll do in the summer!!
    Oh Ralphy, Ralphy. Ralphy Ralphy Ralphy Callachan. One of my early heroes when I started going every week. Took some abuse at times!
    Yip had a funny gangly lanky style about him

    Some goal versus Dundee

    Good player

    Loves the HIBS

    Happy Birthday Ralph

    Many Happy Returns


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    13k at Ibrox,those were the days!!
    Many left before the end anaw as they did the previous Monday when we beat them 2-0 at Hampden in SCSF according to Jonnyboys book

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    Scottish Championship 29/4/2017

    Ayr United 0 v 4 Hibernian

    Cummings 2
    Boyle
    Keatings

    Hibs were Champions now and easily disposed of relegation haunted Ayr United with a polished performance in a game where they could relax the shackles were off and at long last they had the freedom to express themselves

    Hibs were hungry from the start and Cummings went close when he hit the outside of the post

    He was not to be denied however and following good footwork from McGinn out on the left he nodded home McGinns accurate cross

    It was two shortly after as Grant Holts cross was met at the back post by the oncoming Boyle to slide the ball under goalkeeper Greg Fleming

    The second half was more of the same with HIBS applying the pressure McGinn and Boyle both going close with long distance efforts before Cummings set up substitute Keatings for a simple tap in for HIBSí third

    Cummings wasnít done for the day though and added his second and HIBS fourth after Keatings turned supplier with a delightful through ball

    Ayr staged a late rally but Laidlaw comfortably held efforts from Rose and Meggat

    HIBS Laidlaw Gray MacGregor Forster Stevenson Boyle Fyvie Holt Humphrey McGinn and Cummings

    Subs Keatings for Humphrey 61 Shinnie for Boyle 76 Murray for McGinn

    Unused Ambrose Graham Martin and Martin

    Att 2152




    Scottish League SPL 29/4/2001

    Dundee 0 v 2 Hibernian

    Libbra
    Zitelli




    Scottish League SPL 29/4/2000

    Hibernian 1 v 0 Aberdeen

    Kenny Miller

    This was the last game before the slope was levelled



    Scottish League Premier Division 29/4/1995

    Dundee United 0 v 1 Hibernian

    McGinlay

    Gordon Hunter sent off



    Scottish League Premier Division 29/4/1980

    Hibernian 2 v 1 St Mirren

    Rae
    Torrance



    Scottish League Division One Old 29/4/1972

    Rangers 1 v 2 Hibernian

    Auld
    ORourke pen

    Rangers lost three games in six days in Glasgow for the first time in their history Twice at the hands of Hibernian and once to Dunfermline

    The HIBS goals came from Bertie Auld and a Jimmy OíRourke penalty Colin Stein replied for Rangers

    Hibs would finish third in the League this season Runners up in the Scottish Cup and their highest home attendance would be 40671 versus Celtic

    Four weeks later Rangers would go on to lift the European Cup Winners Cup in Barcelona

    Hibs Herriot Brownlie Schaedler Stanton Black Blackley Auld Hazel Gordon ORourke and McGhee

    Sub Billy McEwan

    Att 13124


    Scottish League Division Two Old 29/4/1933

    Forfar Athletic 3 v 3 Hibernian

    Connolly3

    Champions Hibernian ended their two year sojourn in the lower league with a point at Station Park in front of a 1500 crowd

    The league was already won and HIBS did not play their strongest side

    HIBS took the lead on three separate occasions but each time they were pegged back

    Celtic legend Paddy Connolly scored his only hatrick for HIBS but left for Airdrieonians in the summer


    Birthdays


    Vykintas Slivka

    Ralph Callachan




    Hibernian on this Day Colquhoun and Sinnet





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    My mum baked a huge chocolate cake for Ralph's Birthday, sometime early 80's.

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    EDDIE TURNBULL RIP 12-4-1923 to 30-4-2011


    Hibernians greatest Eddie Turnbull died aged 88 from a respiratory illness As a player he played in all three of Scotland’s games at the 1958 World Cup in Sweden and played 487 games for HIBS scoring 202 goals between 1946 and 1959 During his playing career at HIBS he won three league championships

    As a Manager he won the Scottish Cup with Aberdeen with HIBS he won a League Cup and two Drybrough Cups guiding HIBS to two second place finishes and several cup final appearances
    As a player and as a Manager he was involved in Hibernians greatest European Matches

    Turnbull was and is simply the greatest Hibernian

    HIBS lost 2-1 at home to St Johnstone in the League the day he died



    30/4/2005 Scottish League SPL

    Celtic 1 v 3 Hibernian

    OConnor
    Sproule
    Brown

    Hibs hadn’t won at Celtic Park since 1992 Celtic were chasing the title but were stunned when Garry OConnor gave HIBS the lead after only six minutes Derek Riordan started the move with a clever back heel deep in his own half to send Scott Brown away into the oppositions half where he found the overlapping Garry OConnor The striker still had plenty to do but cut inside Stanislav Varga with ease then placed his right foot shot past the on rushing David Marshall from eight yards

    Both sides had chances to score before Craig Beattie equalised for Celtic on the hour Celtic and their fans were starting to turn up the heat and the yellow clad hibbies were starting to feel the pressure Balde hit the side net with an effort and Simon Brown pulled off a great save from a Hartson header

    Substitute Ivan Sproule became the hero with 11 minutes remaining when he pounced on a loose ball to fire under the body of Marshall Hibernian were not finished there however and Scott Brown took Murray’s long ball in his stride to coolly chip the advancing Marshall to spark more wild scenes in the visiting section despite some over zealous Celtic Stewarding

    Beattie tried to pull his side back into the game with two minutes remaining but Simon Brown tipped his effort over the crossbar

    Hibs Brown Brown Caldwell Konte Glass A Murray Murray Smith Whittaker Riordan OConnor

    Subs Sproule for Riordan 71 Shiels for Konte 72 Morrow for OConnor 77

    Unused Brown Hogg MacDonald and Murphy

    Att 58322


    https://youtu.be/hLx_S-dtfS8


    30/4/1969 Scottish League Division One Old St Johnstone H 4-0
    Cormack 2
    McBride
    ORourke

    Wilson Quinn McGraw and Cousin were allowed to leave at the end of the season

    Youngsters Billy McEwan and John Brownlie called up to the first team



    30/4/1952 International Friendly Scotland 6 v 0 USA

    Reilly 3
    McMillan 2
    og

    Gordon Smith also started this game

    Att:107809




    30/4/1951 Scottish League Division One Old

    Hibernian 3 v 1 Celtic

    Reiliy2
    Buchanan


    The final game of the season had little at stake HIBS had won the league and Celtic had won the Scottish Cup but both sides served up an entertaining game for the 22000 fans

    HIBS started like a train and Bobby Johnstone had two astonishing misses the first when he hit the bar from about six yards out and again when he was clear through and totally miskicked

    In 22 minutes Smith crossed Mallan and Reilly both jumped and missed and Buchanan was next in line to hit the ball first time into the net

    After 25 minutes of the second half Reilly made it safe Turnbull headed the ball towards him at the edge of the Celtic box with his back to goal he allowed the ball to go over his shoulder before spinning and volleying a left foot shot into the net

    With three minutes to go Turnbull shivered the Celtic timber with a terrific drive the ball bounced on the line and the ever ready Reilly tapped it through

    Ex hibee Jock Weir pulled a cheerless goal back for Celtic at the death



    Hibs Younger Howie Cairns Gallagher Paterson Buchanan Smith Johnstone Reilly Turnbull and Combe



    Birthdays

    Victor Palsson

    Willie Paterson

    Bobby Robertson


    Hibernian on this day Colquhoun and Sinnet

    At Easter Road They Play John Campbell

    In Colours Green and White John Campbell




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    Excellent, I have another cuz who posts on here & who now lives nearby. We'll have to make a pilgrimage next time I'm up!!
    more than welcome m8,thinking you may remember Frankie Meechan,Jimmy Young,John Slaven?😁

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    Yip had a funny gangly lanky style about him

    Some goal versus Dundee

    Good player

    Loves the HIBS

    Happy Birthday Ralph

    Many Happy Returns

    I played under 15,s with Ralph,definitely deserved all he got out the game and certainly is Hibs Daft.😁

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    more than welcome m8,thinking you may remember Frankie Meechan,Jimmy Young,John Slaven?😁
    I remember Frankie very well. I used to sign him into Hibs Club for Celtc games. Good guy for a Celt!

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