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Hibernian Friendly Matches 1971

Post by Steve Bell » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:05 pm

Monday, 26th April 1971 Wigan Athletic 1 Hibernian 1
Tuesday, 27th April 1971 Oldham Athletic 1 Hibernian 0

Can anyone help with the line-ups and goal scorers from these two matches?

I am looking for Wigan and Oldham as well as for Hibernian.

Thanks.

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Re: Hibernian Friendly Matches 1971

Post by Rob R » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:30 pm

I'm at work at the moment , but off the top of my head I have a Hibs programme against Nimegen from around that time and IIRC it gives you the line ups for the short tour they made of the North of England late that season. Will get back later.

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Re: Hibernian Friendly Matches 1971

Post by Rob R » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:43 am

For a start the match programme was against MVV Maastrich not Nijmegan and not having looked at it in a long time it doesnt give you team line ups which was unusual for a Hibs programme of that era (If but only the Hibs line ups ) But it also gives you two other friendly results played right after the tour of England in the Highlands Friday April 30th Elgin City O Hibs 3 and the next day .Nairn County 1 Hibs 1 My first thought was that Hibs maybe sent a reserve side up there as the seniors were down in England a few days before but looking at the goalscorers tells me different O'Rourke 2 & Brownlie V Elgin & Graham V Nairn. What did surprise me was the final League table was beside these results and Hibs were in12th place with Hearts just one place above , just sneeking into the last Texaco Cup place 3 points above Hibs . It also mentions in the programme that Hibs are off to Majorca on May 20th and are looking to fix up a game against eitherBarcelona or Espanol.

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Re: Hibernian Friendly Matches 1971

Post by Steve Bell » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:47 am

Thanks. Joe Baker scored the goal versus Wigan.

Full reports of the matches against Elgin City and Maastricht in The (Aberdeen) Press and Journal, and Nairn County in the Aberdeen Evening Express.

Still looking for Wigan and Oldham Athletics....................

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Re: Hibernian Friendly Matches 1971

Post by prorege » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:53 am

HIbs team v Wigan was:
Trialist (Crooks)
Jones
Brownlie
Stanton
Hazel
Graham
O'Rourke
Baker
Cropley
Stevenson
Blackley

Subs
Baines
Gordon

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Re: Hibernian Friendly Matches 1971

Post by Steve Bell » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:25 pm

Thanks for the Wigan line-up.

It would be good to get Oldham to complete the "set" so to speak.

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