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Yesterday saw the Ibrox launch of The Penalty King, the autobiography of Rangers’ 50s star Johnny Hubbard – and the Scottish media were out in force to cover the story.
With the support of former team-mate Harold Davis (left); Martyn Waghorn, Rangers modern-day ‘Penalty King’, and book collaborator David Mason, Rangers’ official historian (right), Johnny made the headlines all over again, some 60 years after his skills first lit up Ibrox.
‘Penalty King’s got one over me, I need to practise mine all the time,’ runs the huge headline in today’s Daily Record. ‘Waghorn admits he’s put in the shade compared with Ibrox legend Johnny’s incredible heroics’.
‘HERE’S HOW IT’S DONE WAGS,’ says the Scottish Sun, with a pic of Johnny knocking one in from the spot. ‘JOHNNY STILL PENALTY KING’.
‘Rangers is perfect spot for Martyn to improve,’ reckons the Scottish Daily Express, which features some timely advice from Hubbard to Waghorn.The Scottish Daily Mail, the Herald and the Evening Times also weighed in with spot-kick pics and lengthy stories.
And finally… ‘Don’t take any advice,’ Penalty King Hubbard advises Waghorn in The Scotsman.
Thanks to Carol Patton and her colleagues in the Rangers Press Office for making possible yesterday’s very special event.
One of the last surviving members of Bill Struth’s great side of the 50s, Johnny Hubbard’s is a story that was born on Pretoria’s Orange River, flowing all the way to the River Clyde.
Looking back on his life and career, Johnny:
Click here for more information, or to read a sample from The Penalty King: The Autobiography of Johnny Hubbard, Rangers' Star of the 1950s