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  1. And you think the interviewer was a bit of a knob ...
  2. Only 2 games into 2020 and whatever optimism us Locos fans had has disappeared with the results against Nairn and Huntly. Hell, we'd be level on points with Brora if we'd won that 2 albeit having played more games. The perennial Locos problem of being able to beat anyone but still lose to or draw with anyone continues. Brora have built up a little buffer and any prospective challengers need to be winning their games in hand just to get within touching distance.
  3. Of course any team is susceptible to their backers pulling the plug but Cove are a long, long way from the fiasco that was Gretna.
  4. Asking "Where do you see yourself in 5 years" in an interview should be a sackable offence.
  5. Interesting point about East Fife because I remember the shorts, like the tracksuit, looked ridiculous without the shirt - they had to be matched to get the full effect. From memory the classic version was late 70s/early 80s and it was in it's last throes when Belgium wore this version in 1982 - slightly different with the Admiral logo in the tram line but didn't look as good.
  6. Yes, the same Admiral design worn by Wales and Coventry, whose away strip was brown. Agree it was a great kit, one of the classic kits if my youth, but it looked ridiculous in track suit form. This pic is of Man Utd players (Brian Greenhoff, Steve Coppell?) but I'm sure they never had a strip in this format. Apart from Dundee, Coventry and Wales does anyone recall other teams who wore this kit.
  7. Not surprised to hear this, it has been rumoured locally for a while and the club have been making great progress on and off the field in recent years. Good luck to them.
  8. I have a great admiration for Bill Shankly. Ferguson and Paisley won more trophies but Shankly did something no other great manager did, namely building a successful club on and off the field in a way that they actually improved further after he left. Most of the other managers saw their former clubs go into a period of decline following their departures.
  9. We're roughly 1/2 way through the season and Brora are doing enough to keep them ahead. Locos and Fraserburgh look to be the best of the chasing pack but I suspect inconsistency (particularly in the case of Locos) could be their downfall. Formartine look to be well out of it now. I still expect Brora to be champions come the end of the season. At the other end of the table Fort William, despite all the attention, haven't improved their position and Turriff are in complete free fall. I couldn't make Locos v Turriff this past weekend (working) but by all accounts Turriff were abysmal.
  10. Near enough, probably 1/2 mile walk up the road. The team names comes from the Loco Works facility which occupied the surrounding area and was naturally next to the railway station/line. I've never thought whether ground are near railway stations/lines. Perhaps some of teams started out as works teams and areas around railway stations tended to be areas of industry.
  11. Indeed, Colony Park's game was postponed due to frozen pitch although they rearranged a fixture at Spain Park.
  12. Aberdeen Sports Village where Lewis United used to play That's not Aberdeen Sports Village ...
  13. Around 20 years ago my amateur team had a game in rural Aberdeenshire. We'd played there before and it was a great little park. On this occasion we arrived to discover that goalposts, nets etc were securely locked in a shipping container and the only guy with the key was away on holiday. Game off!
  14. England goalkeeper could be Ron Springett who was regular choice before Gordon Banks.
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