Page 1 of 1
'Duff" Hibs players
Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:46 am
Sunday Mail from 11th May 1947 has the following Hibs team for a 2-0 away at Third Lanark:
Kerr, Duff, Shaw, Howie, Aird, Kean, Combe, Leslie Johnstone, Stirling, Turnbull, Ormond.
Duff is confusing me - I've looked at Litsters disk, Emms Book, Hibs histories and there isn't a player that seems to fit the bill.
Anyone able to offer any suggestions? I'll double check the sunday post next time I'm in Glasgow.
Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:12 am
Having spent a considerable amount of time recently trawling papers for wartime line-ups, its worth pointing out that the Sunday Post (and occasionally the Sunday Mail, which didn't always carry line-ups) regularly seems to include previously unknown names in team line-ups. On investigation these usually prove to be another player, often of a similar sounding name. I put it down to a problem with inexperienced copy takers taking down names incorrectly from reporters telephoning in from the press box. Its not really a problem with regional weeklies, for obvious reasons. I would suggest you try to look at the football edition of one of the two Edinburgh evenings and also check the selected line-ups in the Friday papers.
Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:40 pm
The mystery number 2 for Hibernian on 10th May 1947 was Jock Govan.
Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:13 pm
Thanks soccer for the pointers, that is very helpful as I'm just about to move onto the war period.
Alan, thanks for clearing that up.
Re: 'Duff" Hibs players
Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:53 pm
bobby s wrote:Sunday Mail from 11th May 1947 has the following Hibs team for a 2-0 away at Third Lanark:
This match was actually at Hampden where Thirds played for all of 1946-47 and part of 1947-48 and took place after the Great Britain v Rest of Europe match played the same day.
Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:55 pm
Thanks for that David - records duly amended