HIBERNIAN FOOTBALL CLUB LIMITED
Mr WILLIAM P. HARROWER, M.B.E.
Mr ALEXANDER PRATT
Mr HENRY S. SWAN, J.P.
Mr ROBERT POWRIE
Mr KENNETH McINTYRE, C.A.
Mr ROBERT SHANKLY
Mr W. CHRISTIE
Easter Road Park, Edinburgh 7
Telephone — ABBeyhill 2159
Manager bob shankly writes …
Six points Wanted
Last Wednesday’s narrow victory over Dunfermline gave us ample consolation
for the Scottish Cup beating we had taken from the Fifers.
The team put up a far better showing than in the cup-tie, fighting furiously for
every ball and playing matchwinning football. With any luck in front of goal we
would have held a commanding lead by half time.
However, the result improved our League placing, and although Hibs went
down at Dundee on Saturday, we are still very concerned in the closing stages of the
Of course, the players must take six points from their, remaining games. Noth-
ing else will be good enough with three other clubs chasing the flag. And even then
we shall have to rely on other teams toppling Hearts from their top place—three
points ahead of the field.
Tonight it is my privilege to welcome Jock Stein and Celtic to Easter Road, a
quick return for the former boss. Hibs played well at Parkhead recently and I am
looking for the boys to produce their best form to master the Cup finalists.
The Summer Cup fixtures were announced
at the weekend and Hibs, holders of the
trophy, will start their programme against
Hearts at Easter Road.
All the qualifying matches will be com-
pleted by May 19 and the entire competition
should be finished by June 2.
The Semi-finals are due on 22nd and 26th
May with the two-leg final on 29th May
and 2nd June.
Hibs are fortunate to have all three home
games on Saturdays, when attendances are
likely to be bigger.
Here are the fixtures in our Section:—
- May 1—Hibs v. Hearts; Falkirk v. Dunfermline.
- May 5—Dunfermline v. Hibs; Hearts v.Falkirk.
- May 8—Dunfermline v. Hearts; Hibs v.Falkirk.
- May 12—Hearts v. Hibs; Dunfermline v.Falkirk.
- May 15—Hibs v. Dunfermline; Falkirk v.Hearts.
- May 19—Hearts v. Dunfermline; Falkirk v.Hibs.
Inside forward Jimmy O’Rourke and
centre half Derek Whiteford were outstand-
ing in Scotland’s 1-1 draw with England at
Newcastle last week in the final work-out
before the European Professional Youth
tournament in Germany.
Jimmy had the Scot’s goal and it was a
good performance to hold the English—
the current youth champions—on their own
The Scots will be setting out for Baden-
Baden next week to play Italy on 15th April
and Yugoslavia two days later. Twenty-
four countries are competing.
Hibs and Kilmarnock will start all square
in their return match in the Reserve League
Cup semi final at Rugby Park next Monday
Although the 1-1 draw in the first leg
here make Killie favourites for the final.
Hibs’ colts won at Rugby Park in the League
and can do so again.
Centre forward Vincent is certainly a mas-
cot against Dunfermline. He played three
times against the Fifers in last season’s Sum-
mer Cup—two games were drawn and Hibs
won the section decider at Tynecastle where
Stan had one of the three goals.
Last Wednesday he earned a winning
bonus again for a wholehearted display in
Hibs’ 1-0 success.
Neil Martin headed the goal that mat-
tered to boost his total for the season to 27
—a figure bettered only by Rangers’ Jim
14tb April is going to be an impor^art day
for Hibs, and John Baxter, John McNamee
and Pat Quinn in particular. For that’s the
day the players will appear before the S.F.A.
Referee Committee as a result of having
three cautions apiece.
It is a blow to have three players in this
predicament at the one time. especially when
everything could depend on the final two
games against Airdrie at Easter Road next
week, and Partick Thistle at Firhill on 24th
MR TOM HARTLAND
Mr Tom Hartland, 85, the former Hibs’
director, died on Sunday following a short
illness. He was made an honorary member
of the Club in 1963 after 30 years on the
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Hibs will be playing Nottingham Forest during their summer tour of Canada and America, though it is not yet certain whether they will manage to meet more than once. Until Hibs know how they are placed regarding the Summer Cup, no date can be fixed up.
The English club will be touring from mid-May to mid-June and may be ready to conclude their programme before Hibs arrive in Vancouver, the starting point on their travels. Hibs have been informed that their commitments will be in Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Detroit,
Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and Toronto. It is
a wonderful chance. for the
players to see the United
States because they’ll pack
all they can into the three-
Congratulations to Celtic on winning their way into the Scottish Cup final for the seventh time since the war. The Parkhead club has had many Hampden disappointments since their last trophy triumph in 1953-54 when manager Jock Stein was the centre half, and they will make a tremendous effort to end their losing run against Dunfermline on 24th April. Victory in the cup would mean a passport to Europe and that will be manager Stein’s ambition.
Celtic skipper, Billy McNeil’s, will lead Scotland against England at Wembley on Saturday—a well deserved honour for a very
good centre half. And all his colleagues will be there to see him in action as Celtic have arranged a friendly match against Chelsea on Friday night.
JOHN FALLON (Goalkeeper—Waited
patiently to take over from Frank Haffey,
and then quickly established himself as a
big favourite with the Parkhead fans. Noted
for his all-green outfit, the red-haired
‘keeper joined the club in 1958 from Fauld-
IAN YOUNG (Right Back)—A reliable,
clean-kicking back who was on the fringe
of Under 23 recognition this season. A
couple of inches short of six feet, he was
recruited from Neilston Juniors around four
TOMMY GEMMELL (Left Ba;k)—Gave
way to international defender, Jim Kennedy,
for two games recently, but quickly regained
the berth that virtually becomes his own.
The fair-haired defender signed in 1961 from
BOBBY MURDOCH (Right Half)—An
inside forward with the strength and skill to
be converted into a first class wing half. An
Under 23 internationalist, he has been on
the club’s books for six years having been
spotted as a schoolboy with Our Lady’s
BILLY McNEILL (Centre Half)—Skip-
pers Scotland at Wembley this weekend in
what will be his fourth appearance against
England. He has won well over 20 repre-
sentative honours and has many more to
come. The tall, dominating pivot is the sheet
anchor in the Parkhead defence. He joined
the club from Blantyre Victoria in 1957.
JOHN CLARK (Left Half)—A rugged,
^ 90 minute player who has happy memories
of Easter Road, where he scored the winning
goal in the last Scottish Cup game between
the clubs. Has been on the staff for seven
years, having been with Larkhall Thistle.
STEVE CHALMERS (Outside Right)—
Had a most successful run at centre forward
at the begin .ng of the season and was scor-
ing goals so freely that he played for hi-
country against Wales and Finland. Mon
recently he was on the right wing against the
English League. It is six years since he went
to Celtic Park from Ashfield.
CHARLIE GALLAGHER (Inside Right)
—Recently restored to the first team to add
poise to the attack. Probably the most accu-
rate distributor on the Celtic staff, he enjoys
a midfield role. Signed from Yoker Athletic
JOHN HUGHES (Centre Forward)—Now
the club’s top scorer after taking some time
to find his best form. A powerful and clever
leader who is one of the most dangerous
forwards in the game, as he showed at
Hampden when snapping up two chances for
the Scottish League. Has won Under 23
Tionou.rs, too. Joined me club in 1959 from
Shotts Bon Accord.
BOBBY LENNOX (Inside Left)—Has
developed into an ace opportunist as a result
of being ^iven an extended run in the first
team. Went to Celtic as an outside left, but
was fielded more often on the wing owing
to his lack of inches. Signed four years ago
from Ardeer Recreation.
BERTIE AULD (Outside Left)—Bought
back from Birmingham some weeks ago and
seems to be enjoying his second spell with
Celtic. A former internationalist, he won a
place in the last Scottish League team and is
using his experience to good advantage.
Scored five goals in the six-goal defeat of