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Season 89-90 squad photo

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.



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Squad photo 88-89


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

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Pre-season tour – Isle of Man Okell’s Football Festival Tournament, 26 July – 1st August 1987

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.


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Squad photo 1986-87

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.

nonameteamBack 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.