In Colours Green and White: Volume 2

A Post-war History of Hibs

By John Campbell

Format: Multiple Formats

Volume 2 in the fascinating history of Hibernian Football Club in the post-war years, reliving the period from 1967 to 1990 game-by game, when Hibs challenged some of the biggest teams in Europe.

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Birlinn Limited

Birlinn publishes mostly non-fiction books, ranging from biography to history, military history and Scottish interest. Their imprints, Polygon Books, Arena Sport Books and John Donald Books, publish a wide variety of genres including culture, literary fiction, poetry and sports.

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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.

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Format Multiple Formats
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 28 Nov 2013
SKU 9781841589961-grouped
Number of Pages 320

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'These are the definitive records of Hibs through to 1986' - Telegraph

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