Was at a hospitality day at Stirling Albion a few weeks ago and one of the club guests was ex striker Davie Lloyd.
He told us in the pub afterwards, obviously after a few refreshments of the 1990 4th Round tie between the Albion and the pre merger Inverness who, if memory serves me correctly were officially just called Caledonian FC, but they were generally referred to as Caley or Inverness Caley?
They had beaten, I think Airdrie or Kilmarnock in the previous round and were heavily fancied to beat Stirling Albion in a tie played at Brockville in Falkirk as the plastic pitch at Annfield couldn't be used in Cup ties, one of the Inverness players, or coaching staff had said in a newspaper interview they were confident of being the first Highland League club to make the quarter finals as they had 'already fried bigger fish than Stirling Albion in the cup so far'
Naturally this went down well with the Albion team, I was at the game, played midweek as the original Saturday fixture had been postponed and Caley were made to look rather foolish as Stirling Albion were 3-0 up after ten minutes, eventually winning 6-2 amidst a snow blizzard and the match just about finished despite the treacherous conditions, the bold Lloydie hobbled off injured with a couple of minutes left having bagged a couple of goals and, typical of the guy who was not shy at coming forward, roared at the Inverness bench...
"You'll be needing plenty fucking salt and vinegar on the big fish you fried earlier, nae fucking chips to go with it tonight though ya b*****ds, get it fucking up you"
Which led to some general rowdy behaviour in the tunnel post match he told us