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Player Nominated

Barney Battles

Nominated By

Renny Robertson (AKA drew busby)

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Why nominated

A true star in a time of a drought for the JT's
(sound familiar) he signed for Hearts over other clubs including the old firm. And of course he still holds the record for goals in a season one that is unlikely to ever be broken.

Memorable Games

I couldn't really tell you since he retired 29 years before I was born,
but surely 11 goals against Hibs in 3 matches is the stuff even Robbo would dream of!

Other Comments

18,000 came to watch his trial,
goal in his first match,
the Hibs matches,
2 footed,
great in the air,
44 goals in season '30-31 (even though he missed several games with appendicitis), 218 goals from 200 games and he retired through injury aged only 30.
Despite this he only ever got 1 cap for Scotland (1 for USA) Some things never change.


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