Season preview 1927/28 – Hibernian F.C. (The Athletic News)

Monday, August 1 – 1927
For seasons the Hibernians have been charged with sailing under bare poles, but pains have been taken this time to provide a more adequate reserve. Rumour has been busy with Ritchie and Dunn, who were reported to be leaving Easter Road, but they are still in the old home.

McColl is so judicious a centre-forward that his relative lack of speed is hardly noticeable on most occasions, but there is a reserve for the position in Haggerty, who was tried with fair success last season, and only seems to lack experience. The same left wingers remain, and a compliant made last season, that too much was being taken out of young Bradley, need not be heard this season with Preston, a brother of the Airdrie half-back there to help.

How the half-backs will  be disposed it is a too early to say definitely; probably the first choice will be Dick, Miller and Murray. Stark, who was engaged as a right back, is equally at home in the other position, and Robb will most likely have as his first guardians McGinnigle and Stark, with the veteram Dornan standing reserve. The Hibernians, like their Tynecastle neighbours, are in the League Alliance.

William Robb,
5ft. 11½in., 13st.;

William McGinnigle,
Right back,
5ft. 7in., 11st. 6lb.;

James Stark,
Full back,
5ft. 8½in., 11st. 10lb.;

William Dornan,
Left back,
5ft. 8in., 11st. 7lb.;

William Martin,
Full back,
5ft. 10in., 12st. 4lb.;

William Dick,
Right half-back,
5ft. 7½in., 11st. 7lb.;

William Miller,
Centre half-back,
5ft. 9in., 11st. 6lb.;

George Murray,
Left half-back,
5ft. 6in., 11st.;

Andrew Finlay,
Right half-back,
5ft. 9½in., 11st. 12lb.;

Andrew McFarlane,
Centre half-back,
5ft. 9in., 11st. 7lb.;

Harry Ritchie,
Outside right,
5ft. 9in., 12st. 4lb.;

James McPartlin,
Outside right,
5ft. 7½in., 10st. 6lb.;

James Dunn,
Inside right,
5ft. 6in., 10st. 7lb.
(The Athletic News, 01-08-1927)

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