Curiously Andy Goram seems to be absent from this squad photo. If anyone knows a good explanation for this (or even just some made up rubbish) I’d love to know.
Back row l-r: Joe Tortolano, George McCluskey, Gordon Hunter, Alan Sneddon, Tommy McIntyre, Neil Orr, Paul Kane
Middle: Graham Mitchell, Gareth Evans, Andy Goram, Calum Milne, Andy Watson
Front: Alex Miller, Mickey Weir, John Collins, Gordon Rae, Eddie May, Joe McBride, Peter Cormack
Quite a few Hibbies made the trip to the Isle of Man by the looks of James Cruickshanks’s photo. If anyone recognises themself, own up!
Gordon Hunter cantering down the wing like a young foal. From the game against Oldham. Nice smooth pitch…
Some wavy-permed Oldham player preparing to try and dig out the ball from the deep rough at a free kick. Talking of Rough, he still doesn’t look happy behind a wall does he? At the back post the crowd goes wild.
According to Bobby Sinnet’s wonderful Fitbastats records, Hibs lost 3-6 to Wigan (!), drew 1-1 with Stoke, and pumped the Isle of Man XI 7-1. The game against Oldham pictured here ended 3-0 to Hibs, but I have no idea if this was the final or just a consolation match. If anyone knows, leave a comment below.
Hibs squad photo at the beginning of season 86-87, with the sponsorless white strip across the chest formerly inscribed with Insave, and later in the season to be taken up by P&D Windaes.
Back row l-r: Billy Kirkwood, Alan Sneddon, Mark Caughey, Colin Harris, Gordon Rae, Alan Rough, Gordon Chisholm, Mark Fulton, Steve Cowan, Gordon Hunter, George McCluskey.
Middle row l-r: Joe McBride, Stuart Beedie, Willie Irvine (Jnr), Sandy Robertson, Steve McIlhone, Calum Milne, Alan Peters, Paul Kane.
Front Row l-r: Paul McGovern, John Collins, David Fellinger, Danny Lennon, Ian Munro, Joe Tortolano, Willie Miller (aged 17!), Mickey Weir, Scott Brunton.
Eddie May was absent from this photocall for some reason.
Pat McGinlay appears to be bravely rearranging Roy Aitken’s face.