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    Alex Edwards

    Tonight he was celebrating the 50th anniversary of Dunfermline stuffing the gunts in the Scottish Cup at their POTY. He's sitting beside my Hibby daughter. The score was 3-1.

    I and every other Hibs supporter loved him. His football trickery epitomizes the essence of Hibs, IMO. He was a cheeky wee $#@!e to boot! Pure Fife.

    Two questions.

    1. His name is Alex. Why was he known as Mickey? Can't believe I've never thought of this before!

    2. Who scored for the gunts in that game, no Google? I've got loads of pints from gunts who've got this wrong or just didn't know! I'll give you a clue. He would have been my father-in-law (2) if he'd been alive when his daughter married me.

    OK 3, for older Bouncers. Your favourite Mikey Moments.

    Mine.

    European game at Easter Road. He's been suspended for domestic games like forever. Ball goes out for a throw in to them he gets it and hides it behind his back. A fecking huge lumbering opposition guy towers over him and is going mental in his face. He punches the ball at his back it goes over the guys head without him seeing it and Micky points to it behind him in all innocence. I still laugh?

    Hanging up side down in our net having done an overhead kick goal line clearance against Liverpool. Everyone of the home support $#@!ing themselves in case he was injured.

    Him and a hun winger running down the wing kicking and knocking lumps out each other. Can't remember who won. Yes I can, Mickey!

    Jim O'Rourke is still my favourite Hibby of all time.

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    One of my boyhood heroes...great passer of the ball and classy.
    A very short fuse though and easily wound up on the pitch. How he did not manage to get one Scotland cap is one of those mysteries of the game up here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenmachine View Post
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    One of my boyhood heroes...great passer of the ball and classy.
    A very short fuse though and easily wound up on the pitch. How he did not manage to get one Scotland cap is one of those mysteries of the game up here.
    Probs cos he couldnae get 'telt' as @beefy would say. The kind man would say he was an independent thinker. I thought he was a genius.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenmachine View Post
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    One of my boyhood heroes...great passer of the ball and classy.
    A very short fuse though and easily wound up on the pitch. How he did not manage to get one Scotland cap is one of those mysteries of the game up here.
    And mine, he was part of the reason I support Hibs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenmachine View Post
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    One of my boyhood heroes...great passer of the ball and classy.
    A very short fuse though and easily wound up on the pitch. How he did not manage to get one Scotland cap is one of those mysteries of the game up here.

    A hero of mine too - not boyhood, though.

    Mickey was a terrific player but easily provoked. IIRC we got him from Dunfermline for £13,000, which was peanuts for a player of his ability, but IIRC he had had a bust-up with their manager, George Farm, and Farm just wanted him gone.

    No mystery about his lack of international caps, though - he played for the wrong teams and he had a 'reputation'. I never saw him initiate trouble on the pitch while at Hibs - all his bookings and dismissals were about him boiling over after referees had allowed the opposition to foul him and foul him and foul him - like the game against East Fife when Onion's leg was broken. Every time he got the ball they put him on his backside; it happened once too often, he thumped the ball hard off the ground and the referee sent him off.

    East Fife killed us off that day - Mickey and Onion were lethal down the right flank and we lost them both.

    I don't know where 'Mickey Mouse' came from - it was just what he was called.
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