The magnificent Hibees 5

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Later repeated by Ardiles’s diamond formation
They were Scotland’s greatest forward line
Potent 50’s front row that won Brazilian admiration
As three times post war champs they’d shine

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Born 1949 at a friendly in Sanquar
Easter Road’s Hibees became the beau monde
Five young braves, each holding the air of a Csar
Smith, Johnstone, Reilly, Turnbull and Ormond

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Twas the very first time that the cavaliers played together
Grace and elegance in the shape of a powerful gale
A match that would etch their names in folklore forever
Knocking eight past the luckless Nithsdale

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Smith set records never to be surpassed
Johnstone ventured South with good hope
Outside left Ormond stayed rooted till the last
Turnbull, the first Brit to score in Europe

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Finally, the record capped ‘Last Minute Reilly’
Thirteen years as a one club stalwart
Hibees hotshot always finished the most highly
Even Law and King Kenny fell short.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Entertainment and success galore until 1959
Too much in fact to be written
Clyde at home proved the final swansong
For arguably the greatest team in Britain

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Number 7
© Emdad Rahman


Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/the-magnificent-hibees-5/