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millerjames398

That's a thing of beauty, 124/25 yrs old, boggles the mind, how much football's changed since those days🇱🇻

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Surely the club, museum, FOH, JKB, or anyone else with an interest could contribute to bidding for this and keeping it in display in the museum.

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I don't know if the governance would allow the FOH to buy that with our donations, without going to a vote and then gifting it to the Club. I can't believe many FOH members would object?

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It will come home. I wouldnt be surprised in the slightest if one of our benefactors bought this and gifted it to the museum for display.

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The season Hibs could have won the league at Tynecastle Park but didn't have the bottle, a goal from Tom Robertson ended their title hopes in a 1-0 win for Hearts, we went on to win our games in hand and secure the title by 2 points. 

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17 hours ago, Toronto Jambo said:

The club or FOH need to be winners of this auction.  It should be in the club museum.

 

6 hours ago, Chuck Berry said:

I do believe this was the era when the Scottish League paid the club to have their own medals made.  A lovely item which needs to come home.


We are fortunate that we have Bob McCartney's medal from that season on loan. How Hearts won the League that season is an extraordinary tale in itself. We will be doing a twitter thread soon telling the story.

We have never seen one from 1894-95 though.

The Scottish League paid clubs to have their own unique medals (for a particular season) made up until the 1950s. Lawrie Reilley's 2 that He won with Hibs are also unique designs.

By the time we won the league in 1958 the design was 'generic'.


1896-97 League Champions Medal of Bob McCartney

1957-58 League Champions Plaque and Medal

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1 minute ago, Hearts Heritage said:

 


We are fortunate that we have Bob McCartney's medal from that season on loan. How Hearts won the League that season is an extraordinary tale in itself. We will be doing a twitter thread soon telling the story.

We have never seen one from 1894-95 though.

The Scottish League paid clubs to have their own unique medals (for a particular season) made up until the 1950s. Lawrie Reilley's 2 that He won with Hibs are also unique designs.

By the time we won the league in 1958 the design was 'generic'.


1896-97 League Champions Medal of Bob McCartney

1957-58 League Champions Plaque and Medal

Is there a photograph of an 1894-95 medal?

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Just now, davemclaren said:

Is there a photograph of an 1894-95 medal?

No we have never seen a photo. So if anyone out there has please post one.

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FAO Hearts Heritage, is there any record of the Hearts v Hibs match from the 5th December highlighting the fact that Hibs could have won the league that day ?  

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Hope someone or the club steps forward to safe guard it via the museum.

 

Looks like a very unique piece, and it would be a shame if it was left to rot in a private collection. 

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6 minutes ago, dannymack said:

The season Hibs could have won the league at Tynecastle Park but didn't have the bottle, a goal from Tom Robertson ended their title hopes in a 1-0 win for Hearts, we went on to win our games in hand and secure the title by 2 points. 

The story of that season is a lot more complex than that one result. Even after that defeat Hibs AND Celtic were still in strong positions to win the league.


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2 minutes ago, dannymack said:

FAO Hearts Heritage, is there any record of the Hearts v Hibs match from the 5th December highlighting the fact that Hibs could have won the league that day ?  

Hibs couldn't have won the league that day as they still had two games to play and Celtic in 2nd place 4 points behind had four games left.

However, IF they had won and subsequent results were the same they would have won the title.

Back in the 1890s the League should have been finished before the Scottish Cup started in the New Year. However local cup games and replays in particular took precedence over league matches. Therefore Hearts had 2 games both vs Clyde still to play at the end of 1896. These were not played until the 13th and 20th of Feb 1897.

We will be doing a Twitter thread on how the title was won that season. If Kickback had been around it would have been in meltdown after our 8th league match on 26 Sep 1896.

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59 minutes ago, Hearts Heritage said:

Hibs couldn't have won the league that day as they still had two games to play and Celtic in 2nd place 4 points behind had four games left.

However, IF they had won and subsequent results were the same they would have won the title.

Back in the 1890s the League should have been finished before the Scottish Cup started in the New Year. However local cup games and replays in particular took precedence over league matches. Therefore Hearts had 2 games both vs Clyde still to play at the end of 1896. These were not played until the 13th and 20th of Feb 1897.

We will be doing a Twitter thread on how the title was won that season. If Kickback had been around it would have been in meltdown after our 8th league match on 26 Sep 1896.

Good stuff, look forward to the detailed account of how the league was won. 

I got the information from the fantastic Pictorial Historybook 1874-1984... 

 

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9 hours ago, 1953 said:

I'm going to buy it then claim that I won it. I seem to remember there's a precident for doing that in Scotland.

😂😂👍

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