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    On This Day - 21st April 1949

    The Famous Five played together for the first time - 65 years ago.


    I hope a group moves to get a statue commissioned, though it appears as though no-one is actively seeking this.
    Nevertheless, could the club not at least do something similar to Celtc & the Gunts, releasing a commemorative kit?

    I don't know, I wasn't around then, but I just feel like they deserve a more fitting memorial than having a stand named after them with a dodgy sign. Does anyone disagree with erecting a statue or having a commemorative kit, or does anyone have any other ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mon Dieu View Post
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    The Famous Five played together for the first time - 55 years ago.


    I hope a group moves to get a statue commissioned, though it appears as though no-one is actively seeking this.
    Nevertheless, could the club not at least do something similar to Celtc & the Gunts, releasing a commemorative kit?

    I don't know, I wasn't around then, but I just feel like they deserve a more fitting memorial than having a stand named after them with a dodgy sign. Does anyone disagree with erecting a statue or having a commemorative kit, or does anyone have any other ideas?
    Lawrie Reilly deserved a better tribute than the 7-0 thrashing we took at the hands of Malmo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dub View Post
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    Lawrie Reilly deserved a better tribute than the 7-0 thrashing we took at the hands of Malmo.

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    So true, brother.

    Especially now that Lawrie - the last man standing of the Famous Five - is gone, I think a statue would be a fitting tribute to the Famous Five as it is an absolute certainty that there will never be another group of players more deserving of such. I would gladly contribute to a fund for this as it was my old man's regaling me with stories of their exploits that drew me to Hibs in the first place and I sure as hell need something to draw me back again now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mon Dieu View Post
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    The Famous Five played together for the first time - 65 years ago.


    I hope a group moves to get a statue commissioned, though it appears as though no-one is actively seeking this.
    Nevertheless, could the club not at least do something similar to Celtc & the Gunts, releasing a commemorative kit?

    I don't know, I wasn't around then, but I just feel like they deserve a more fitting memorial than having a stand named after them with a dodgy sign. Does anyone disagree with erecting a statue or having a commemorative kit, or does anyone have any other ideas?
    Fixed it for you, and totally agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dub View Post
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    Lawrie Reilly deserved a better tribute than the 7-0 thrashing we took at the hands of Malmo.

    Just saying
    Not to mention the Eddie Turnbull game where we had <11k Hibbies watch Calderwood's Hibs comfortably beaten 1-3 - Riordan with the only moment of quality. The game that was 'dedicated' to Reilly was the Motherwell 0-1 defeat.

    The sad thing, one thing I remember clearly about the 3 games, is that they were typically lethargic performances.

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    Fixed it for you, and totally agree
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    Quote Originally Posted by blue toon hibby View Post
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    So true, brother.

    Especially now that Lawrie - the last man standing of the Famous Five - is gone, I think a statue would be a fitting tribute to the Famous Five as it is an absolute certainty that there will never be another group of players more deserving of such. I would gladly contribute to a fund for this as it was my old man's regaling me with stories of their exploits that drew me to Hibs in the first place and I sure as hell need something to draw me back again now.

    I would agree with that. Given the success of the headstone fund, a statue outside ER would probably be well supported.

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