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Personalised Hibernian Football Book
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Formed in 1875, the legendary Hibs have earned themselves a blinding reputation, all captured in this personalised football book. Things kick off in the early part of the 20th century and finish at the end of last season, so you’re looking at a reportage-based history of your team’s best bits from the last 100 years or so.
Beginning in 1921, this football book tracks the trials and tribulations of Hibs right up to the end of last season. It includes their league successes, as well as coverage of the club’s three League Cups.
No football book dedicated to Hibs would be complete without lots of references to the Famous Five forward line of Gordon Smith, Bobby Johnstone, Lawrie Reilly, Eddie Turnbull and Willie Ormond.
These guys played a massive role in securing three of Hibs’ four league titles, in 1948, ’51 and ’52, and are all featured in the reprints of original newspaper reports that make up the book. You’ll also find coverage of the club’s more recent League Cup successes, in 1972, 1991 and the 5-1 win over Kilmarnock in 2007. And as you’d expect, other legends also feature, including the likes of Arthur Duncan and Joe Baker.
Take a look at the contents to see what the book has to offer...
This Personalised Football Book is available in a selection of smart, high-quality covers. All reports in this book are taken from The Daily Mirror.
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Hibernian FC was founded in 1875 by a group of Irish boys from Cowgate. The Hibees won their first league trophy in 1903 and added three further titles between 1948 and 1952. The team of the post-war era was headed by an incredible line of forwards, known as "The Famous Five". All five players still hold the top five places on Hibernian’s all-time top goal scorer charts. In 1955, Hibs was invited to play in the first season of the European Cup. The Hibees had finished the previous league campaign in fifth place, but the club’s attacking and free-scoring brand of football had made Hibs very popular. Floodlights already being installed at Easter Road Stadium also contributed towards the invitation. Hibernian became the first British team to take part in the competition and they reached the semi-final stage in their inaugural year. The club enjoyed further exciting runs in Europe during the 1960s, beating prestigious opponents such as Barcelona and Napoli. More recent success has been built around domestic cup runs. Hibernian knocked both Old Firm teams out of the Scottish League Cup en route to the 2004 final. The Hibees won the competition for the third time in 2007.
A Hibernian Gift Book can be an inspired present for a fan of the Hibees. It is unique, smartly presented and filled with fascinating newspaper reports on the history of the club. Being able to personalise this Hibs Football Book makes the gift even more special and shows the thought that has gone into buying it. The present will also prove to be a terrific addition to a supporter’s Hibernian memorabilia collection.
This Hibernian Football Book opens with coverage of the Hibees’ 3-0 win over Hearts in 1921. It goes on to cover a selection of great games through the decades of the 20th Century and many highlights from the present era.
Top stories in this Hibs Football Book include a series of classic encounters against Hearts, such as the 4-0 win in 1938, the 7-0 thrashing in 1973 and the 6-2 walkover in 2000. The Gift Books also feature reports on Hibernian successfully taking on the might of Europe. Read about the Hibees facing top teams like Barcelona, Liverpool, and Juventus. You can additionally revisit outstanding European results, including the 9-1 win over Rosenborg in the 1974 UEFA Cup. The Hibernian Books cover the games that resulted in Hibs winning the league in 1948, 1951 and 1952. There are also articles on the Scottish and League Cup finals of 1947, 1972, 1979, 1985 and 1993. The League Cup final of 1972 is a particularly rewarding story, as the Hibees beat Celtic to claim sweet revenge after losing to them in the previous Scottish Cup final. The Gift Books reflect on many other important games and title wins, such as the 1991 League Cup final victory against Dunfermline.
Newspaper coverage continues right up to the end of last season. This unique insight into Hibs’ history makes these books truly memorable gifts and a great addition for a collector of Hibernian memorabilia.
If you are a collector of Hibs memorabilia or looking for other Hibs gifts, why not consider our Hibernian Calendar or Hibernian Diary? Each month features a newspaper headline on one of the Hibees’ key games. The presents can be personalised with the recipient’s name to make them even more special and both items make great gifts for Hibernian fans. Other Hibernian presents include Framed Newspaper Reprints and special