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In Colours Green and White: Volume 2

A Post-war History of Hibs

by John Campbell

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ISBN: 9780857906953
Published: 28 Nov 2013
Format: E-Book
Extent: 320
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Birlinn
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About the Book

In Colours Green and White is the second volume in John Campbell's fascinating post-war history of Hibernian Football Club, which continues to relive the club's past with a game-by-game and goal-by-goal account of the Easter Road team between 1967 and 1990. In the years that followed the halcyon days of the Famous Five and the club's domination of the league championship, the Easter Road faithful continued to witness some outstanding milestones in the history of the club. As pioneers in Europe, Hibernian regularly faced giants of the European stage, rising majestically to the occasion year after year against Italian, German, Portuguese and English opposition, with illustrious names like Napoli, Sporting Lisbon, Hamburg and Liverpool all leaving Edinburgh cowed by the men in green and white. Throughout this period the team that would become known as 'Turnbull's Tornadoes' lifted the League Cup and pulled off the mother of all derby wins at Tynecastle in January 1973 with a display of outstanding tactical play and mesmeric footballing skill.
Denied a position at the pinnacle of Scottish football by Jock Stein's superb Celtic side, Eddie Turnbull's Hibs nevertheless entertained wherever they played and are remembered to this day with huge affection by fans around the country.


The Author

John Campbell

John Campbell is now into his sixth decade of supporting Hibernian Football Club and is a keen scholar of the club's long and illustrious history. Over the years he has written many articles regarding Hibs and was editor of and regular contributor to the long running fanzine Mass Hibsteria before moving on to join the club's interactive team, writing regularly for the match day programme and club website as well as providing internet-based match commentaries. Since leaving the interactive team he has regularly contributed articles to Hibs.net and the Hibees Bounce.