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A Tribute to Arthur Duncan

A little nudge for any fellow Hibbies dropping by the site as I know some of you do regularly. Our good friends in Northern Ireland, NI Hibs are hosting one of their terrific tribute nights very soon, this time to the great Arthur Duncan.

There are very few Hibbies that will not know of Arthur’s achievements with Hibernian. A stalwart of 610 games for the club on the left wing and latterly left back. Arthur had the sort of career that will likely never be repeated in the modern age of football.

Remembering his days at Easter Road, Arthur was an old-fashioned winger with great pace, sometimes a little reckless with the final ball as we will all recall! Hugely effective though and a worthy addition to the armoury of talent available to the great Turnbull’s Tornadoes team of the 1970s’. Many will also look back and remember his way with the fans at that time too, a friendly wave and a little banter with Nijinsky from the touchline was a regular feature most games.

Northern Ireland Hibs proudly carry the Hibernian flag for all of us in their home. I am always happy and grateful as a lifetime Hibernian supporter to see this. We should all be proud of them and offer them our support. Much like their hugely successful tribute nights to those Hibs legends, Lawrie Reilly, Eddie Turnbull and Pat Stanton, I hope this night will be a resounding success. I’m certain it will be. Well done all.


May 3, 2008 - Posted by | Sporting Tales | , , , , ,


  1. Thanks for the support Stu – appreciate it.

    Absolutely superb blog, BTW.

    Very best wishes,



    Comment by Conor | May 3, 2008

  2. You’re welcome, Conor. Thank you too for your kind words and good luck.

    I could have fancied a trip over myself but I’m due to be holidaying in Italy at that time. I liked Hibbybrian’s idea of filming the occasion by the way!


    Comment by Stuart | May 3, 2008

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