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6 hours ago, Flybhoy said:

Ibrox sometime in the 1970's, what is now the Govan/Sandy Jardine stand.

Some particularly cracking floodlights atop the roof there, pretty sure Kilmarnock had identical ones at Rugby Park before it was renovated about 20 years ago. 

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Simon Inglis in "The Football Grounds of Great Britain" called the Rugby Park lights "The Spiders from Mars"!.

The tradition sort of lives on for one set of lights at Gayfield Park:

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3 hours ago, Flybhoy said:

The old Tynecastle. 

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Picture This Scotland (@Frankfurt74) posted this picture on Twitter recently- the Tynie bogs in the 1980s complete with overflowing fousty pish. 

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Picture This Scotland (@Frankfurt74) posted this picture on Twitter recently- the Tynie bogs in the 1980s complete with overflowing fousty pish. 
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That's the away end, isn't it? I got soaked on a few occasions in there (the terracing, not the bogs).

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FWIW this is what Meadowbank Stadium looks like these days...

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Not a Scottish stadium, but I passed this today and wondered if there are any Scottish stadia with floodlights across the street from the actual stadium? There's probably a really obvious example in forgetting. IMG_20190823_153428.jpeg

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Ibrox has an amazing quirk. The capacity is 50,000 but for European games can instantly be reconfigured to a more comfortable 47,000.

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1 hour ago, Flybhoy said:

Firhill, late 1980's.

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Looks like it is against us, so I will be in that crowd somewhere -  - I think John Bourke is at the edge of the box.

If it is the late 80s is it the game we beat them 1 nil to avoid relegation (for 1 season) when Jim Gilmour scored?

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16 minutes ago, paul wright scores said:

Looks like it is against us, so I will be in that crowd somewhere -  - I think John Bourke is at the edge of the box.

If it is the late 80s is it the game we beat them 1 nil to avoid relegation (for 1 season) when Jim Gilmour scored?

Is that a Tourhill Joinery strip?...

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On ‎20‎/‎08‎/‎2019 at 09:30, Archie McSquackle said:
On ‎20‎/‎08‎/‎2019 at 00:24, tamthebam said:
Picture This Scotland (@Frankfurt74) posted this picture on Twitter recently- the Tynie bogs in the 1980s complete with overflowing fousty pish. 
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That's the away end, isn't it? I got soaked on a few occasions in there (the terracing, not the bogs).

Worst ever was getting soaked in the bucket seats before the renovation.

Used to get a wee foam seat and a poncho!

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On 16/09/2019 at 21:03, paul wright scores said:

Looks like it is against us, so I will be in that crowd somewhere -  - I think John Bourke is at the edge of the box.

If it is the late 80s is it the game we beat them 1 nil to avoid relegation (for 1 season) when Jim Gilmour scored?

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On 16/09/2019 at 20:02, Flybhoy said:

Firhill, late 1980's.

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Just shows how your memory plays tricks with you, I was convinced the old covered enclosure at Firhill ran the full length of the park

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On 23/08/2019 at 10:49, DiegoDiego said:

Not a Scottish stadium, but I passed this today and wondered if there are any Scottish stadia with floodlights across the street from the actual stadium? There's probably a really obvious example in forgetting. IMG_20190823_153428.jpeg

Where is this?

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The elevated changing rooms at Cumnock's Townhead Park

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I met Alan Ball on those steps once. One fine summer Colchester United and Halifax Town came to visit in friendlies.

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On 20/08/2019 at 00:24, tamthebam said:

Picture This Scotland (@Frankfurt74) posted this picture on Twitter recently- the Tynie bogs in the 1980s complete with overflowing fousty pish. 

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No,no,no. You're not getting away with defaming HMFC. That liquid will undoubtedly be disinfectant and the cleaner will be just out of camera shot. Those toilets were cleaned every year, whether they needed it or not. 

btw the underground ones at the other end might have been the most disgusting place to have ever existed on the planet.

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6 minutes ago, Pet Jeden said:

No,no,no. You're not getting away with defaming HMFC. That liquid will undoubtedly be disinfectant and the cleaner will be just out of camera shot. Those toilets were cleaned every year, whether they needed it or not. 

btw the underground ones at the other end might have been the most disgusting place to have ever existed on the planet.

Slightly off-topic in terms of the thread title, but the worst-smelling ones at a stadium I've ever been to was the Olympiastadion in Munich. Paid to get in and wandered around on a fine May afternoon, went down the stairs to use the facilities. Almost passed out from how bad they smelled!

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