People/things I thank for supporting Hibs

GORDONSMITH7

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My family were brought up for many decades in No 13 Blackfriars Street, Little Ireland , stretching from The High Street, down to the Cowgate. It was a given as my Dad and wifes Dad grew up there that I would be a Hibee. Huge Hibs connection but zero Leith, except the bairns, now all dead walked from Blackie down and up and down Easter Road to attend St. Anthony's School.

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Greenmachine

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My dad was the biggest influence on me being a Hibs supporter. He supported the club from the age of 10 and was lucky enough to watch the Famous Five play every week and watch Hibs win League Championships. My dad also idolised Gordon Smith and to this day says he has never seen anyone better. He also got to know Lawrie Reilly well as he was a regular in the Bowlers Arms.

My family, all my relations and most of my mates at school and the street I grew up in in Restalrig (which was a 15 min walk from Easter Road) were Hibs fans. There was no doubt what team I was going to support. My dad however as I say was the biggest influence.
 

GORDONSMITH7

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My dad was the biggest influence on me being a Hibs supporter. He supported the club from the age of 10 and was lucky enough to watch the Famous Five play every week and watch Hibs win League Championships. My dad also idolised Gordon Smith and to this day says he has never seen anyone better. He also got to know Lawrie Reilly well as he was a regular in the Bowlers Arms.

My family, all my relations and most of my mates at school and the street I grew up in in Restalrig (which was a 15 min walk from Easter Road) were Hibs fans. There was no doubt what team I was going to support. My dad however as I say was the biggest influence.

GM I just received this from a self isolated, regarding the Bounce, and the Covid, but the splendid pal of mines Hibernian Mike Mike......

Re: your post about supporting Hibs Gordon. My Grandad on my Dad’s side moved up from teeside in early 30s. Married my Granny from Catholic family in West Port. Lived in Albert St and became a Hibs fanatic. My Dad went to 1st game after WWII as a six year old. My mum’s side were Irish Catholics.
I was brought up at the top of Easter Road.
I was unlikely to be a Jambo!🤣

MadMike.

Thanks amigo.

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Westside Green

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GM I just received this from a self isolated, regarding the Bounce, and the Covid, but the splendid pal of mines Hibernian Mike Mike....

Re: your post about supporting Hibs Gordon. My Grandad on my Dad’s side moved up from teeside in early 30s. Married my Granny from Catholic family in West Port. Lived in Albert St and became a Hibs fanatic. My Dad went to 1st game after WWII as a six year old. My mum’s side were Irish Catholics.
I was brought up at the top of Easter Road.
I was unlikely to be a Jambo!🤣

MadMike.

Thanks amigo.

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Don't think Mrs Mad Mike would've had anything to do with a Jambo either!
 

Davy

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Had no history in my family of Hibs supporters (possibly my grandad from Liverpool had a leaning to them when he moved to Edinburgh but unsure) Only thing I can put it down to is the success of Turnbulls tornadoes, maybe also influenced by friends at primary school but again have no recollection why I bucked the trend in my family. There is a few in my family because of my decision now though

Before me were Jambos on Mother's side of the family, well they did come from Balgreen. But going back in that family also took in Fife were I know there was at least one East Fife supporter. My dads family I know little of except his Dad moved up from Bootle. He was Catholic and they lived in Causewayside. But if I went back further in family tree Id be in East Lothian, Dundee, Dublin...guess I will just thank big Eddie and his fine team
 
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GORDONSMITH7

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Had no history in my family of Hibs supporters (possibly my grandad from Liverpool had a leaning to them when he moved to Edinburgh but unsure) Only thing I can put it down to is the success of Turnbulls tornadoes, maybe also influenced by friends at primary school but again have no recollection why I bucked the trend in my family. There is a few in my family because of my decision now though
Splendid Davy.

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Gareth

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For me, my dad is of Irish catholic heritage, lived between Lochend and Musselburg. His family were split hibs and sellick but I think two things made him hibs, one he hated all things in life that are rich big and bullying and two he hated the notion that Irish catholics ‘should‘ support sellick. For me then I grew up first in Easter road and then abbeyhill and I got taken to games young. I mind the fickle fans in primary school and just couldnt understand the notion of changing your team. I’ve told my kids they have free choice in all aspects of life except football team and politics. So far so good.
 

GORDONSMITH7

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For me, my dad is of Irish catholic heritage, lived between Lochend and Musselburg. His family were split hibs and sellick but I think two things made him hibs, one he hated all things in life that are rich big and bullying and two he hated the notion that Irish catholics ‘should‘ support sellick. For me then I grew up first in Easter road and then abbeyhill and I got taken to games young. I mind the fickle fans in primary school and just couldnt understand the notion of changing your team. I’ve told my kids they have free choice in all aspects of life except football team and politics. So far so good.

I've kent John and your ma Lammy (spl) for 50 years. Two things have meant something in our relationship over the years, that John,like me, is a radical Socialist, as is your mother and that he is an old school Hibernian. All these years I have never asked his religion nor him mine. That's the fucking difference.

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moathibby

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Yep it was my dad who indoctrinated me too.I think my mum said to him if he didn't take us off to the football she'd batter him with a rolling pin .Anyway he took my brother and I to the games,my first a close season game against Newcastle.I wasn't too sure of the rules-so nothing much has changed and I noticed Shevlin cause of his red hair and Cormack who had two bandaged knees, but I fell in love with Colin Stein.Anyway he'd regaile us with stories of the famous five and we got to know a different side to him.'Sweary Dad' a new super hero.So it's his fault really.
 

GORDONSMITH7

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Yep it was my dad who indoctrinated me too.I think my mum said to him if he didn't take us off to the football she'd batter him with a rolling pin .Anyway he took my brother and I to the games,my first a close season game against Newcastle.I wasn't too sure of the rules-so nothing much has changed and I noticed Shevlin cause of his red hair and Cormack who had two bandaged knees, but I fell in love with Colin Stein.Anyway he'd regaile us with stories of the famous five and we got to know a different side to him.'Sweary Dad' a new super hero.So it's his fault really.

I was at Colin Stein's first game for the Hibs in 1965/6

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GORDONSMITH7

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Sent to me by PM by a phantom... who said that this is why he started supporting Hibs and still does to this day.
I was 19 years auld but concur entirely that that day at Tynecastle was cathartic.

Jim O'Rourke broke no sweat when he put the ball in the Jamtarts net, Bye Bye Jamtarts

Alan Gordon
running through, hammered home number two, Bye Bye Jamtarts

Bobby Seith
thought he was dreaming, when Arthur Duncan hammered number three in.

The Hibees choir cried out for more, and Alex Cropley made it four, Bye Bye Jamtarts

Arthur Duncan
took a dive, headed home number five, Bye Bye Jamtarts

Paddy Stanton
showed his tricks, as Jim O'Rourke made it six, Bye Bye Jamtarts

The Hibs support
were in Seventh Heaven, when Alan Gordon headed number seven,

The Hibs support had their fill, the final score was seven nil, Jamtarts Bye Bye.



Splendid.

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Ifield Hibee

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This to kick off from Ifield Hibee...

I love Hibs, I thank my brother Les for taking me from Perth to Edinburgh in 1972, he passed 12 years ago.

I will always love Hibs.


GGTTH

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For the record the game my brother took me to was Hibs 7 St Johnstone 1. I was 12.

Had many fantastic days with my brother following Hibs.
 
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