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  1. Sons' sorrow

    Sad as it may seem, I think I've decoded it. "Pleslie" = Pressley, who reputedly croaked whilst taking a shit. A litter-strewn lay-by on the comedy highway I'd suggest.
  2. Sons' sorrow

    Has anyone bought one of the cup final polo shirts? Any photos? I was thinking of venturing in to get one.
  3. Sons' sorrow

    If Naveed were a few years younger [emoji1]
  4. Sons' sorrow

    It’s good to see that we’re keeping the heid and not falling for all the media hype about the final.....
  5. Sons' sorrow

    Or tomorrow 1pm as they have just changed it to. A Wetherspoons Tuesday 1pm squad? Farmfoods shoppers in for their 99p free refill coffee and the local jakeys. Should be quite entertaining......
  6. The 2018 Challenge cup final.

    Although the answer has already been given, in 1970 Sons beat Thistle in the quarter final of the league cup and in 1976 beat Thistle after a replay in I think the 4th round of the Scottish.
  7. Sons' sorrow

    For those of you not on Faceache, the TV cameras are going to be at The Captain James Lang at 1:00pm on Friday interviewing fans.
  8. The 2018 Challenge cup final.

    On the nights/ days when the pipe band played at Boghead, the sheet would appear to make a collection for the band.
  9. The 2018 Challenge cup final.

    A heart warming story! A Lifelong Sons Supporter Ian Still, 80 years young, born in Rutherglen in 1937 and moved to Alexandria in 1942 is truly a lifelong Dumbarton supporter. Has been waiting his whole life to see Dumbarton in a Cup final and is travelling from Canada with his sons for the game. Ian has been a lifelong fan since attended first Dumbarton game with his father on Oct 27, 1945 – still remembers they lost 2-1 to Airdrieonians at Boghead Park. Would go to games by himself as a boy– remembers as early as about age 10 in late 1940’s– would take the steam train from Balloch to Dumbarton East for the game Some of his favourite Sons players as a boy were Bob Stirling in late 1940’s and Jackie Malloch in the early 50’s. All standing in the terraces in the early days with no seats and since he was a wee lad, they would let him stand on the back railing of the terrace at Boghead Park to see over the other supporters. Ian remembers an early form of “crowd funding” – supporters club members would walk around the edge of the field at half time holding a sheet and supporters would toss coins into the sheet to support the club Very common in those early days for the fans to switch ends at half time so they were always on the side of the home team Was at Boghead for the record crowd that watched Raith Rovers beat Dumbarton in the 7th round (quarter final) of the Scottish Cup on March 2, 1957. Likes to point out that he was the “1” in the record attendance of 18,001. Ian emigrated to Canada in 1965 but has always followed the club and attends games whenever coming home to visit family Supporting the club is a family affair - Both his sons, Ian Jr and Alastair were born and live in Canada but are also Sons supporters, and his granddaughters Katherine and Fiona have attended games while visiting on holiday. In the early days in Canada it was harder than today to get news on the club. There was a weekly programme on the radio every Saturday afternoon in Toronto at 4:10pm (9:10pm in Scotland) called “Calling All Britons” where they would announce all of the English and Scottish football results. Before the internet, they would have to wait until Tuesday before the local smoke shop would have a Scottish Sunday paper available in order to read a small article on the Saturday game. Even though Ian hasn’t lived in Scotland for several decades, has been buying a Sons Season Ticket for about 15 years as a way to help support the club. He is also a member of the Sons Supporters Trust. He was over the moon with excitement when Dumbarton reached the final of the Challenge Cup. His two sons are travelling from Canada with their Dad to watch the game. It is something they simply couldn’t miss – a once in a lifetime opportunity! Son Alastair will be in Australia finishing a vacation so will travel all the way from Brisbane to Vancouver to Reykjavik to Glasgow to arrive on Saturday morning to join up with the family to watch the game! Quite the away trip! The loyal Canadian contingent of Sons Supporters will fly home to Canada on Sunday to be home on Monday in order to be back at work and Ian Sr who has been selected for jury duty! It will be an epic journey and will create enough memories to last a lifetime – hopefully capped off with an historic victory for the Sons!
  10. Sons' sorrow

    It’s pretty ironic that we’re speculating on financial worries at Inverness. If as seems likely, Dalmoak gets the refusal, then Dumbarton’s contingent debt on upgrading the current stadium becomes real. I don’t know how the disinterested and deflated owners will react to that. In more immediate footballing matters, I’d rather be facing this week with at least a chance of Froxy and Burt making it on Saturday. Young fit men should be able to play two consecutive games with an air flight sandwiched in.
  11. The 2018 Challenge cup final.

    Hopefully the ICT fans’ attitude transmits to their players!
  12. The 2018 Challenge cup final.

    2000 sold by DFC so far I’m told
  13. And all from Froxy . Can we send Beany to Cyprus to take his place?
  14. Sons' sorrow

    There's an interesting piece here from 2014 in which Rankine is full of his typical bluster and the late Gilbert Lawrie identifies "One man within Brabco" as the guarantor for Rankine's money. Neil would never have accepted being owed that amount by a limited company with no guarantee.
  15. Sons' sorrow

    Is that really the choice? I'd certainly choose winning the trophy over finishing eighth.....