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larkyforever

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    Larkhall Thistle
  1. Larkhall Thistle 2018/2019 Thread

    Website states a resignation due to family & health reasons. I don't know how to react to this--- next couple of games will tell us something.
  2. Larkhall Thistle 2018/2019 Thread

    Have you seem the video of him on you tube ? He looks a good solid player,hopefully he gets played at centre half Christ! Have we signed a porn star? Mrs Larkyforever dosent let me watch that kind of stuff!
  3. Larkhall Thistle 2018/2019 Thread

    Encouraged by our new signing, a French lad. Our last European, David Garcia, was a stand-out. Seems to have a bit of pedigree. ( Obviously grew in up France desperate to play for the Jags, and had a Jags top ) No Brexit in Larkie
  4. Larkhall Thistle 2018/2019 Thread

    One of the top keepers we had was Danny Hannley,that was the game down at Beith where we won 1-0 in the Scottish and he wad immense,not long after that he went senior with Clyde,then onto Pollok where he had a good career True
  5. Larkhall Thistle 2018/2019 Thread

    Top player, but Shotts & Kilsyth got the best of him. However, there are more prominent candidates for midfield
  6. Larkhall Thistle 2018/2019 Thread

    Christ I forgot about Purdie, his left foot was a cannon. Revered at Aberdeen I also remember Les Hutchinson as keeper playing a binder in a 1-0 Cup win at Cumnock- weve got there with better teams and lost. Quickest hat-trick------------ Peter Boyle, 7 mins against Cumnock also, 2-0 down with 10 mins to go in the Dryborough semi-final at Yoker, won 3-2
  7. Larkhall Thistle 2018/2019 Thread

    Tommy Burns would be the keeper hands down, followed by Big Mo, both were Scottish Junior Internationals Alan Sneddon was a right-back. Peter Allan would be the best defender by a country mile. Alastair Duff as striker, but people seem to forget the stupid criticism he got, with Peter Boyle- an Australia International ( passed away down under 3 years ago )
  8. Larkhall Thistle 2018/2019 Thread

    Football is a funny old game,I remember the good old days as well,especially the 80s,but there is know point looking back,it's what happens from here on in that matters,and no doubt we will get there Lets not take too long about it
  9. Larkhall Thistle 2018/2019 Thread

    Sorry, but I dont think it does. I have results dating back to 1965, and our home record up until the recent decline is hugely positive. There are teams beating us now who had NEVER beaten us, a 3 I can think of with 2 victories against us in 40 years. The Sectional League Cup , West of Scotland, Evening Times Cup & Dryborough Cup were not to my mind minor trophies. I would put the McLeod & Central cups in that category. The point is, we were COMPETITIVE in all competitions. I was sick of Pollok beating us in so many finals in the 80s. Have a great night & best wishes---- we will return.
  10. Larkhall Thistle 2018/2019 Thread

    I agree with you. I was just correcting Larky9. We are where we are- I know guys are working hard, but the decline is so great and the guys so few by past standards, I worry. The opportunities should be there; Larkhall is a decent sized town ( 16, 000 ) (( much bigger than most towns with successful Junior Clubs, is football-mad, Rangers are not the force they were, has the history behind it, and past players loved the club ( until last year ). We own our own place, have done since 1881, and Im sure there is huge local affection and latent support. Were not getting into it
  11. Larkhall Thistle 2018/2019 Thread

    Thats not true either. In the past we were comparatively wealthy by Junior standards, decent crowds, social club, even tote doubles, junior discos etc. We were able to pay decent money and transfers. You seem totally unaware of this, we were not a pauper club, and certainly not regarded as such. No disrespect to the other Lanarkshire clubs, but we always on a higher level with perhaps the exception of Shotts and sometimes the Vics. Income streams seem to have dried up. Committee size only 1/3 of what it was in the 70s
  12. Larkhall Thistle 2018/2019 Thread

    In that time off the top of my head; 7 Sectional League Cup final appearances, 2 wins, ( 1 v Pollok, 1 v Shotts ) 5 losses ( 3 to Pollok, 1 to Petershill, 1 to Bellshill ); 1 West of Scotland final loss to Irvine Meadow; 3 Evening Times Cup Finals, all lost, the last one to Kilsyth; another Dryborough Cup Final lost to a very good Kello Rovers team 4-3, the outstanding John Blackwood missing a sitter; A couple of Central Cup wins , several RJ McLeod Cup wins ( one the same week as the Dryborough Cup win at Shettleston )several losses... more if I put my mind to it. Lots of decent players and teams through that period. Despite the odd screw-up in the Scottish- like at Lugar for example---we had some great days. Players like Gerry Hamilton, Pat Barkey, John Mulholland, Billy Thomas, Peter Allan, Eric Alexander etc at different periods would have graced any team in Scotland. Tommy Burns , Tam Devine were great keepers. Since that time we were challenging in the 80s and 90s and for a spell seemed well established in the Premier League, then were relegated. The point is we were challenging and prominent, even if up and down- and we had our history behind us, and teams were very wary of coming to Larkie
  13. Larkhall Thistle 2018/2019 Thread

    We are where we are and I know people are working hard to get us out of it. However, I hope something of the soul of the Club hasn't been so damaged that we bob along the bottom for a long time and all our proud history and achievements become lost in the mists of time and we are not perceived the way we used to be.
  14. Larkhall Thistle 2018/2019 Thread

    Holders of all these proud records, famous Larkie- the greatest nursery in Junior football-----------we will return. I just hope it dosent take as long as General MacArthur, or has as many casualties. I feel like KIA
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