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  1. Really not bothered in any way what a strip looks like. Much more importantly is the quality of player inhabiting said strip. This one is definitely retro, especially around the neck and sleeves with the red and white bands. Exactly the same as that of the early 1960's when worn by folk like Dennis Mochan, Willie Wallace, Bobby Stein, Willie Polland Et al.
  2. Now that's humour I can easily relate to Being serious for a moment, I see what you mean though after looking at the Ian Murray interview.
  3. Plenty available outside Glasgow Central! Spoilt for choice.
  4. Dan came from Cupar and was a couple of years or so behind me at Bell Baxter. He had a big brother called Findlay, better known as Fin,(I think now deceased) who played with Newburgh Juniors and then signed for Rangers. He didn't make the breakthrough there though. I'm fairly sure Fin was in the same cricket 1st eleven with George Lyall, if you want a Rovers connection. Dan is back row last on right. This is first XI Bell Baxter team 1969-70.
  5. Absolutely not the case. You'll find that by the late 1890's football clubs in the top two leagues in Scotland were all professional with the occasional amateur player on their books. Indeed the Scottish players were greatly sought after by, especially, northern English clubs that had gone professional. Early top clubs such as Preston North End, Darwen, Blackburn Rovers were desperate to get the "professors" (name given to Scottish professional players) into their clubs. QP chose to stay amateur for so long because it was part of the whole ethos of the club. They were last in the top league in 1957-58 season being relegated with East Fife. As far as I can recall the club is/was structured around members who voted for a committee. Said committee and members of the club voted narrowly to go professional when Willie Haughey decided to bankroll them. I await to be to be corrected by a Spider's fan.
  6. Tam likely to have a better grasp of the tactics on tonight's showing so far. Christ! Even Isa would!
  7. Could be Dundee but if St Johnstone contrive to get relegated then it's likely to be Arbroath if they are still in the Championship. Hell, it might even be Cove Rangers depending on how things work out.
  8. Well done guys on acquiring the services of John and Smudger. Two top guys in general. I doubt you'll regret it. He'll have you playing "McGlynn ball" by September, October if not before and then you're on your way. Indeed there's every chance we'll be passing each other at the end of next season. But please be patient with the two of them. They need time. Miracles don't happen overnight.
  9. That will not happen. What happens with discussions between the manager and the club stays private until any statement is formally released by either party, normally the club in these cases. And so it should be, despite everyone and his dug thinking that they should be in the know and have the right to demand that they be told.
  10. John would have made sure he'd have had plenty of staff on duty that evening while he was off invading the pitch with Jimmy and Martin at the end of extra time . The chippy at the west end of the High Street was certainly hoaching that night. Met the late Bobby Reid there and had a great blether. He'd just returned from dropping off Willie Polland at his home in West Lothian. Happy happy days indeed
  11. Geesus TX! 6th to 9th? 3rd to tenth? You're all over the shop. New manager to possibly get us relegated? All the more reason for letting John McG continue. He'd certainly make sure we avoided relegation and associated playoffs. Why not just be sensible with with your"predicting"and say 1st to tenth?
  12. Is the famous Fergie still alive? Maybe it was a descendant of the famous Accies' walloper?
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