Here’s Ian Colquhoun, author of Hibs On This Day and the hotly anticipated From Oblivion to Hampden, with Hibees legends Mickey Weir, Tommy McIntyre and Keith Wright.
Ian was interviewing his heroes for the forthcoming book, the story of Hibs’ 1991 Scottish League Cup triumph.
Sorry to see Hibs lose out to Ross County in this year’s Scottish League Cup final at the weekend – hopefully this book will be some consolation to fans. From Oblivion to Hampden will be available later this year.
“I must say it was quite a privilege to interview these heroes and they provided great material,” says Ian. “I also interviewed our owner, Sir Tom Farmer the philanthropist and ex Kwik-Fit owner, his interview was short but was quite a coup to get in the first place, and he gave me some very good advice.”
Click here to hear Keith and Mickey talking Hibs 1991 on BBC Scotland’s Off The Ball.
Click here for more information, or to read a sample from Hibernian FC On This Day: History, Facts & Figures from Every Day of the Year.
Hibernian FC On This Day is a collection of bite-sized stories, packed full of events, characters and intrigue which will whisk any fan back in time through the club’s illustrious past. But do you know…
- In what year was the enthralling Edinburgh derby at Tynecastle which saw a 17-year old Joe Baker scored all four goals as Hibs beat the Jambos 4-3 in the Scottish Cup?
- What was the score in what Ian and Bobby call ‘the greatest game in history’, when Eddie Turnbull’s men humiliated Hearts in the New Year derby of 1973?
- Who was Hibs’ manager in October 1991 when the lads won the Scottish League Cup final against plucky Dunfermline, barely a year after Hibernian’s very existence had been threatened by a hostile takeover?
- In what year did Leigh Griffiths inspire Pat Fenlon’s men to overturn a 0-3 half-time deficit to sensationally win 4-3 against Falkirk at Hampden?
- In what year was Hibernian FC founded by Irish immigrants at a meeting in the Cowgate, to provide inclusive sporting opportunities for Edinburgh’s Irish community?
- When did Eddie Turnbull’s men beat the mighty Celtic at Hampden, to win the League Cup for the first time?
- In February 1961, Hibs ran riot over Peebles Rovers in the Scottish Cup, winning 15-1; but which striker scored 9 (NINE) goals that day?
- And to round things off on a topical note – in what year did the Famous Five inspire a magnificent 3-2 Scottish Cup victory over Rangers in front of over 100,000 fans at Ibrox?
1 – 1958
2 – 7-0
3 – Alex Miller
4 – 1991
5 – 1875
6 – 1972
7 – Joe Baker
8 – 1951