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    Your first Hibs v Old Rangers match

    Should probably have started this thread in the run up to Wednesday nights game...what was your first Hibs v Huns game you attended ?

    My dad wouldn't take me to a Hibs v huns game for quite a few years because of the hooliganism at the games so thankfully I missed the game in 1975 when they clinched the league title at Easter Road drawing 1-1 with Hibs with ex-hib Colin Stein scoring their goal. 38,000 attended that game btw. Hibs finished second that season, just seven points behind them. No the first Hibs v old rangers game I was taken to was around 75/76 and Hibs won 2-1 with Paddy Stanton scoring both goals from headers. Rangers got a goal back near the end but Hibs were comfortable winners. It turned out that my dad was right about the trouble...constant fighting on the east terracing, bottles flying, arrests galore...nae segregation of course. The huns used to bring through about 15,000 at that time.

    Your first Hibs v Huns game attended ?
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    Im trying to remember but Im not certain. We, too, were not allowed to go to games against them when younger. It was some time in my teens. My dad was hit in the face by a flying glass bottle at a game between the two clubs in the 1960s and it coloured his decision as to us not going as primary school kids.

    Going to have to dig out old programmes to see if i can work it out. Would be late 70s/early 80s.
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    Whatever the first home game between them was in 2002.

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    I share the not being allowed to go these games more than against any other team. What does that tell us about how the huns are viewed by decent parents, a lot of whom (mine included) who aren't really into football.

    My first was when I was 12 and it was the Keef Keef Keef 1991 LC semi final. A good start!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheat Hound View Post
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    I share the not being allowed to go these games more than against any other team. What does that tell us about how the huns are viewed by decent parents, a lot of whom (mine included) who aren't really into football.

    My first was when I was 12 and it was the Keef Keef Keef 1991 LC semi final. A good start!
    Seem to remember discussing said match with you the next day in the school dinner hall!

    First time I saw us play them would have been about autumn 1990. I was a ball boy at the time and was posted behind the goals at the Dunbar end. There were some lads (younger than me) at the old perimeter fence giving me dogs’ abuse all game. Goram was in goal for us and they gave him pelters too.

    For some reason, I remember them singing a song about being ‘proud to be a proddy’.

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    No idea of mine but I think my wee boys was the first game of the new east opening day of the season

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    Seem to remember discussing said match with you the next day in the school dinner hall!

    First time I saw us play them would have been about autumn 1990. I was a ball boy at the time and was posted behind the goals at the Dunbar end. There were some lads (younger than me) at the old perimeter fence giving me dogs’ abuse all game. Goram was in goal for us and they gave him pelters too.

    For some reason, I remember them singing a song about being ‘proud to be a proddy’.

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    Part of the Auggies Hibee Resistance! Thankfully our whole time at school was the blissful 'no cups in Gorgie' glory years!

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    Seem to remember discussing said match with you the next day in the school dinner hall!

    First time I saw us play them would have been about autumn 1990. I was a ball boy at the time and was posted behind the goals at the Dunbar end. There were some lads (younger than me) at the old perimeter fence giving me dogs’ abuse all game.
    That would be when you were working as a school janny.
    Not many ball boys in their thirties so it's hardly surprising you got a bit of stick.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenmachine View Post
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    Should probably have started this thread in the run up to Wednesday nights game...what was your first Hibs v Huns game you attended ?

    My dad wouldn't take me to a Hibs v huns game for quite a few years because of the hooliganism at the games so thankfully I missed the game in 1975 when they clinched the league title at Easter Road drawing 1-1 with Hibs with ex-hib Colin Stein scoring their goal. 38,000 attended that game btw. Hibs finished second that season, just seven points behind them. No the first Hibs v old rangers game I was taken to was around 75/76 and Hibs won 2-1 with Paddy Stanton scoring both goals from headers. Rangers got a goal back near the end but Hibs were comfortable winners. It turned out that my dad was right about the trouble...constant fighting on the east terracing, bottles flying, arrests galore...nae segregation of course. The huns used to bring through about 15,000 at that time.

    Your first Hibs v Huns game attended ?
    Would be late 60’s early 70’s. My mum
    and dad used to keep me in the house when the huns were in town as they used to smash the place up (and piss in our stair in Sloan st - before we installed a latch key). Buses used to park in our street. For some reason I was allowed out this Saturday and as you did when you were wee I went up to the ground for a lift over (Olympic weightlifting champion couldn’t manage that feat these days). Was on east terracing (no segregation) when drunken violence broke out. I hadn’t seen anything like it in my young life. Several gers fans decided to take on all comers and two of them had open cutthroat razors. Inevitably there formed a circle around them as they tried to slash anything that came within reach. Cops were
    quickly on scene and the offenders tried to melt into the crowd unsuccessfully and were huckled. Remember nowt about the game but it gave me an insight into “ra peepul “ that has stayed with me to this day.


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    My first game against the Huns was in the 1976/77 League cup at Easter Road. The atmosphere was incredible, before seating and segregation! The stadium erupted when the much maligned Ally Scott(remember him) equalised. It was in the same contest that we beat St Johnstone by an incredible 9-2 scoreline. I don't really remember too much else about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheat Hound View Post
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    Part of the Auggies Hibee Resistance! Thankfully our whole time at school was the blissful 'no cups in Gorgie' glory years!
    Indeed. Incredible that there were so few Hibbies amongst us. At least there was exactly zero rangers fans!

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    That would be when you were working as a school janny.
    Not many ball boys in their thirties so it's hardly surprising you got a bit of stick.

    Haha! To be fair, I had competition from the likes of Graeme and Greg Miller- those ballboys even got a game in the first XI!

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    Haha! To be fair, I had competition from the likes of Graeme and Greg Miller- those ballboys even got a game in the first XI!

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    Haha, I was ballboy at Hibs around 92/93 along with Ian Murray. Dunbar end was always the short straw, on the plus side you could make yourself a few quid with all the chucked coinage
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    Haha, I was ballboy at Hibs around 92/93 along with Ian Murray. Dunbar end was always the short straw, on the plus side you could make yourself a few quid with all the chucked coinage
    We must have crossed paths Kev. I finished up that season. Ian had subbed in for his older brother (Gordon?) during that time.

    Something odd that has come back to me: there were two brothers who were ball boys around that time. They were nephews of Alan Lawrence, who played for the (ahem) robust Airdrie team of that era. I felt quite sorry for the young lads as their Uncle took all sorts of stick for being associated with such a horrible team.

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    We must have crossed paths Kev. I finished up that season. Ian had subbed in for his older brother (Gordon?) during that time.

    Something odd that has come back to me: there were two brothers who were ball boys around that time. They were nephews of Alan Lawrence, who played for the (ahem) robust Airdrie team of that era. I felt quite sorry for the young lads as their Uncle took all sorts of stick for being associated with such a horrible team.

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    We must have! I can only really remember Ian Murray, another lad called Tucker(?!) and a “senior” ballboy called Jason (I think!) And Willie McEwan obviously. The barry bit was getting your free pie and calypso drink at half time!
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    Your first Hibs v Old Rangers match

    I’m thinking my first game against them was actually early eighties either during Pat Stanton’s management or the John Blackley era. I came up on the train from London in the morning with a bunch of other London hibees. It was cold day and ended a disappointing draw with them levelling late in the game.


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    We must have! I can only really remember Ian Murray, another lad called Tucker(?!) and a “senior” ballboy called Jason (I think!) And Willie McEwan obviously. The barry bit was getting your free pie and calypso drink at half time!
    I remember all of those names. I think ‘Tucker’ went on to work at the club in some capacity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheat Hound View Post
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    Part of the Auggies Hibee Resistance! Thankfully our whole time at school was the blissful 'no cups in Gorgie' glory years!
    Flash forward a few years to 1997 and there was hardly any Jambos in the class of 1997-2002 at Auggies, certainly mair Hibs anyway.

    My first game against Rangers was around 1992. I mind a last minute goal for them meant a swift exit from the Cooshed

    I'll dig oot the game.

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    October 1964. Not sure how many folk who saw Hibs beating Real Madrid on the Wednesday and then the Hundogs 2-4 at Ibrox, who were Champions, are still around.
    Went on a bus with my Dad fae Blackfriars Street/Cowgate. McKinley's, McCallum's, Townsley's et all. Even as a mere 10 year old, I felt no fear going through there with these hard as $#@! Hibernians around me.

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    October 1964. Not sure how many folk who saw Hibs beating Real Madrid on the Wednesday and then the Hundogs 2-4 at Ibrox, who were Champions, are still around.
    Went on a bus with my Dad fae Blackfriars Street/Cowgate. McKinley's, McCallum's, Townsley's et all. Even as a mere 10 year old, I felt no fear going through there with these hard as $#@! Hibernians around me.

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    My dad was at both those games

    Did Stein leave not long after?
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    My dad was at both those games

    Did Stein leave not long after?
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    Semi final of the Skoll cup, Keith, Keith, Keith, Keith scored a delightful header past a stranded Goram, it was a proper giant killing game as ze Huns hud a quality team back then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colchester Hibs View Post
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    Semi final of the Skoll cup, Keith, Keith, Keith, Keith scored a delightful header past a stranded Goram, it was a proper giant killing game as ze Huns hud a quality team back then.
    Mightve been mine too...can't remember one before then
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    I cannot remember if it was 1986 or 1987? It was around that time it was also at easter road raining (i remember it well as it was my first big game) and Gordon Rae scored a magnificent diving header I'm not sure if we won the match but it was even on the cover of next home programme

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