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    Hibs players who should have won more international caps (not just Scottish ones)

    I was having a look through a list of capped Hibs players and while the fact there were a lot less international games played in earlier generations, it still struck me as remarkable that Darren Jackson won significantly more caps than Gordon Smith and Pat Stanton. I was a big fan of Darren's when he was at Hibs but he's a long way short of the legendary status that pair command at Easter Road.

    What also jumped out was the fact Joe Baker won only eight England caps. I'm guessing he maybe did well to win that many, bearing in mind the much bigger pool of players he was up against, but according to my dad he was good enough to have earned a place in the England squad for the 1966 World Cup.

    I note Russell Latapy won 81 Trinidad and Tobago caps. Is he our most capped ex-player (albeit he won many of those caps when he was playing elsewhere)?


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    I was having a look through a list of capped Hibs players and while the fact there were a lot less international games played in earlier generations, it still struck me as remarkable that Darren Jackson won significantly more caps than Gordon Smith and Pat Stanton. I was a big fan of Darren's when he was at Hibs but he's a long way short of the legendary status that pair command at Easter Road.

    What also jumped out was the fact Joe Baker won only eight England caps. I'm guessing he maybe did well to win that many, bearing in mind the much bigger pool of players he was up against, but according to my dad he was good enough to have earned a place in the England squad for the 1966 World Cup.

    I note Russell Latapy won 81 Trinidad and Tobago caps. Is he our most capped ex-player (albeit he won many of those caps when he was playing elsewhere)?
    Jim Leighton has 91

    De La Cruz 101

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    Jonathon johannson got 105, Mark Milligan and Jorge Claros also managed a few caps too

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    Jonatan Johansson had 105 - which is about 104 more appearances than he made for Hibs.

    And everyone's favourite Hibee, Ray Wilkins, was capped 80-odd times for Ingerland. Probably not when he was at Hibs though...

    Probably not the kind of examples you had in mind though
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    Always thought it was a crying shame that Keith Wright only won a single cap. Deserved far more in my view

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    Alan Rough had a very creditable 63 caps.

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    Gary Caldwell got 55 caps for Scotland! Pat Stanton got 16.

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    Did Ivan Sproule ever get a cap?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jones28 View Post
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    Did Ivan Sproule ever get a cap?
    Seem to recall him getting a call up after his hat trick at Ibrox against Old Rangers but no idea if he ever made an appearance

    Edit - Wikipedia says 11 caps, 1 goal

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    Alex Edwards never got a cap biggest crime of the last century absolutely scandalous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jones28 View Post
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    Did Ivan Sproule ever get a cap?
    Definitely got a few caps for Northern Ireland.

    Absolutely scandalous guys like Alex Edwards wasn't recognised internationally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zitelli62 View Post
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    Alex Edwards never got a cap biggest crime of the last century absolutely scandalous.
    Great minds and all that.

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    Obviously less international games were played back then, but my auld fellah would rant on all night if you let him, about how the selectors would always keep one of the famous five out of a side as they hated not only Hibs, but also Hearts. Particularly, he would suggest, someone like Willie Waddell keeping anything as ethereal as Gordon Smith out of any team never mind a Scotland one was obscene. Not that it ingrained with me or anything all these 50 years later but he wasn't half right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jones28 View Post
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    Did Ivan Sproule ever get a cap?
    Came on against England if I remember. Might even have assisted the goal. Pretty sure NI won 1-0?

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    For the quality Riordan had he should have had a far better international (and club) career than he did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haymaker View Post
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    Came on against England if I remember. Might even have assisted the goal. Pretty sure NI won 1-0?
    Think that might have been his international debut. Cant remember how many caps he got but he got a few more after that im sure.

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    Pail Hanlon should be on about 30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brightside View Post
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    Pail Hanlon should be on about 30.
    A bucket load?

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    Pail Hanlon should be on about 30.
    Give us a break.
    A good clubman but way short of international class.

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    Give us a break.
    A good clubman but way short of international class.
    The capped player. 😂

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    Always thought Gordon Hunter was unlucky to be capped but there was also some decent competition in his position
    Riordan and OíConner should have been a Scotland partnership up front for years with their potential but never fulfilled it

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    Eddie Turnbull only got nine. There was an 8 year gap between his fourth and fifth appearance, according to Eddie this was because of an argument with one of the selection committee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darwenhibby View Post
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    Always thought Gordon Hunter was unlucky to be capped but there was also some decent competition in his position
    Riordan and OíConner should have been a Scotland partnership up front for years with their potential but never fulfilled it
    Scotland stuck in dark ages for too long bit now reaping the benefits

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    A few of the Tornados should have had caps / more caps
    John Brownlie , Erich Schaedler , John Blackley , Pat Stanton ,
    Alex Edwards ,,Arthur Duncan to name a few

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    If Darren hadn't suffered his 2 cruciate injuries I'm pretty certain he would have got a handful of caps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h1bs4life View Post
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    A few of the Tornados should have had caps / more caps
    John Brownlie , Erich Schaedler , John Blackley , Pat Stanton ,
    Alex Edwards ,,Arthur Duncan to name a few
    Canít miss Jimmy Jimmy OíRourke off that list or Alan Gordon for that matter. Problem is that Scotland produced so many great players at that time. Then of course there was always the Glasgow bias.

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    Eric Stevenson and Peter Cormack. Bobby Duncan and Willie Hamilton. All serious contenders, surely

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    Most of the Tornadoes should've had a lot more caps, possibly Riordan and Hanlon considering the humpty CH's we've had over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h1bs4life View Post
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    A few of the Tornados should have had caps / more caps
    John Brownlie , Erich Schaedler , John Blackley , Pat Stanton ,
    Alex Edwards ,,Arthur Duncan to name a few
    I can't get my head around these guys having a handful of caps to share between them.

    Who was keeping them out the side out of interest?
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    Cheers for the answers to the Sproule question all
    A great day out ruined by the football

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