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Season 85-86 squad photo

This is priceless. The picture is actually from an advert for sponsors Insave on the back of the St Mirren programme. Out of all the team, whose face do you think happens to be obliterated by a chance printing defect?


Back row, l-r: J. Stirling, Willie Irvine, Alan Sneddon, Alan Rough, Colin Harris, John Ramage, Brian Rice (who departed to Nottingham Forest before kicking a ball for Hibs this season), Bobby Thomson, The Blob – no sorry, it’s Benny Brazil.
Middle row: John Blackley, Tom McNiven (physio), Alan Peters, Paul Kane, Kevin McKee, Gordon Hunter, Gordon Durie, Steve McIlhone, Joe McBride, Gordon Neely (youth coach), Tommy Craig.
Front row: Danny Lennon, Calum Milne, Eddie May, Ian Munro, Gordon Rae, Dave Fellinger, John Collins, Paul McGovern, Mickey Weir.

This colour version taken from the front of John Mackay’s book ‘The Hibees’ (John Donald, 1986) is clearer. Check the bouffants on some of these fine young men, especially Calum Milne and John Collins. Sneds sports a majestic ‘mullet’ and Gordon Durie looks like somebody’s granny from the 1930s…