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07 November 2013
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In Colours Green and White

A Post-War History of Hibs: Volume Two

Foreword by Pat Stanton

by John Campbell - Find out more about the author


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'These are the definitive records of Hibs through to 1986' – Telegraph

The days of the ‘Famous Five’ and League Championship successes may have begun to fade in the memory of Hibs fans but the period that followed brought with it some outstanding milestones in the history of the club. As pioneers in Europe it would always be something special when the team ran out under the floodlights at Easter Road to face yet more European opposition and on a number of memorable nights the men in green and white rose majestically to the occasion whether the opposition be Italian, German, Portuguese or English with giants such as Napoli, Sporting Lisbon, Hamburg and Liverpool all leaving Edinburgh empty handed.

Domestic successes were relatively thin on the ground but there were a number of near misses as Hibs fought their way to cup finals only to fall at the final hurdle. The League Cup was eventually won by the team that would become known as ‘Turnbull’s Tornadoes’, a side packed with wonderful footballers and a side that pulled off the mother of all derby wins at Tynecastle in January 1973. Denied the position of top dog in Scotland by Jock Stein’s superb Celtic side, Eddie Turnbull’s Hibs entertained wherever they played and are remembered to this day with huge affection by the fans of Hibernian Football Club. With recollections of a host of legends at Easter Road from Pat Stanton and Gordon Rae to Des Bremner, Alex Edwards, Jimmy O’Rourke, Ally McLeod, Alan Rough and the mercurial genius of George Best, In Colours Green and White continues John Campbell’s epic historic trilogy with both style and colour.

John Campbell is now into his sixth decade of supporting Hibernian Football Club and is a keen scholar of the club’s long and illustrious history. Over the years he has written many articles regarding Hibs and was editor of and regular contributor to the long running fanzine Mass Hibsteria before moving on to join the club’s interactive team, writing regularly for the match day programme and club website as well as providing internet-based match commentaries. Since leaving the interactive team he has regularly contributed articles to and the Hibees Bounce.

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