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48 minutes ago, tamthebam said:

Menaced by Stuart Cosgrove...! :lol:

Is cosgrove not more flat pack than perth pack now?  Anyone could put him flat on his back the age he is now.   It would be like fighting one of Cowan's jokes.  Well past it. 

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My first ever football game attended live was a Clydebank game in 1994 when I was about 5 years old. I got took to Clydebank shopping centre with my aunt and uncle, but must have been annoying them as my uncle decided to take me to the game while my aunt went shopping. It might be my young mind playing tricks but I always remember the stadium as being sunken down below ground level, with large mounds of earth round the stands.  I’ve went and looked at pictures of the stadium on google but it’s hard to judge from them. 

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1 hour ago, IrishBhoy said:

My first ever football game attended live was a Clydebank game in 1994 when I was about 5 years old. I got took to Clydebank shopping centre with my aunt and uncle, but must have been annoying them as my uncle decided to take me to the game while my aunt went shopping. It might be my young mind playing tricks but I always remember the stadium as being sunken down below ground level, with large mounds of earth round the stands.  I’ve went and looked at pictures of the stadium on google but it’s hard to judge from them. 

IIRC Kilbowie was in a bit of a hollow. The road at one end seemed to be higher up than you would have expected.

I don't remember mounds of earth, Kilbowie was quite a neat stadium with bench seats on the terraces. 

The Clydebank area was heavily bombed in WW2 and there was a rumour that a bomb crater in the middle of the pitch had been filled in using a wrecked double decker bus. I don't think they found one when the ground was cleared for redevelopment but it was a nice myth.

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The road at the away end was elevated as it crossed the railway line which ran behind the main stand. When you entered the stadium you were at the top of the terracing.

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6 minutes ago, tamthebam said:

IIRC Kilbowie was in a bit of a hollow. The road at one end seemed to be higher up than you would have expected.

I don't remember mounds of earth, Kilbowie was quite a neat stadium with bench seats on the terraces. 

The Clydebank area was heavily bombed in WW2 and there was a rumour that a bomb crater in the middle of the pitch had been filled in using a wrecked double decker bus. I don't think they found one when the ground was cleared for redevelopment but it was a nice myth.

It’s just one of these things I remember, maybe the fact I was about 2 feet tall might have exaggerated it. Going by the pictures on google it looked a cracking stadium, that was my one and only visit to it.
 

I remember years later going to a Clydebank game at Dumbartons old stadium I think. Clydebank were sponsored by Wet Wet Wet at the time. 

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On my last visit to Kilbowie I was able to pay at the boys gate. I was 21 at the time albeit peely wally and stick thin.

It is therefore my fault that Clydebank went to the wall because I did them out of a fiver 

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5 hours ago, tamthebam said:

On my last visit to Kilbowie I was able to pay at the boys gate. I was 21 at the time albeit peely wally and stick thin.

It is therefore my fault that Clydebank went to the wall because I did them out of a fiver 

Wasn't it like Meadowbank in having one gate for boys and women? That would explain it.

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5 hours ago, GordonD said:

Wasn't it like Meadowbank in having one gate for boys and women? That would explain it.

I don't think I would have been mistaken for a woman*. Not even in Clydebank. 

*OK, there was that one time in Bangkok. I was young, I needed the money and there was a rumour you were a big tipper...

 

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7 hours ago, tamthebam said:

I don't think I would have been mistaken for a woman*. Not even in Clydebank. 

*OK, there was that one time in Bangkok. I was young, I needed the money and there was a rumour you were a big tipper...

 

What, one of these?

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On 10/04/2020 at 14:22, tamthebam said:

 

It is therefore my fault that Clydebank went to the wall because I did them out of a fiver 

Well done, great work. 😉

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On 10/04/2020 at 14:05, tamthebam said:

IIRC Kilbowie was in a bit of a hollow. The road at one end seemed to be higher up than you would have expected.

I don't remember mounds of earth, Kilbowie was quite a neat stadium with bench seats on the terraces. 

The Clydebank area was heavily bombed in WW2 and there was a rumour that a bomb crater in the middle of the pitch had been filled in using a wrecked double decker bus. I don't think they found one when the ground was cleared for redevelopment but it was a nice myth.

The ground where the bus was allegedly buried was Glenhead in nearby Duntocher.  It was where Duntocher Hibs  played.  When they folded it was taken over by Drumchapel Amateurs who then resurrected the Duntocher name for  a few seasons. When Clydebank reformed as a Junior  club they played there before moving to Yoker. 

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On 16/09/2019 at 19:18, Flybhoy said:

The old terracing of the long gone Broomfield, Airdrie. 

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Watched my first senor game in 1981 near that yellow gate

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The sign and balcony at Meadow Park that look as if they have been there since about 1937.

 

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Also the traffic cones up at Mosset Park are all Forres yellow.  Attention to detail.

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The sign and balcony at Meadow Park that look as if they have been there since about 1937.   49768151931_6d26cdf64a_c.jpg&key=e1da3a4cc1d374df77df3f1635338d98d6687154de1793ec8ad208ee161712c2

 

Also the traffic cones up at Mosset Park are all Forres yellow.  Attention to detail.

 

 

The stand was built in the 60’s 

There used to be a flight of stairs from the balcony down into the clubhouse but that was bricked up because it was always getting broken into.

 

The stand now needs substantial investment so it survives another 50 years.

 

The sign, aye it’s been around for a few decades. I’m sure it used to be above the door in the old pavilion opposite the main stand.

 

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50 minutes ago, .Stuart. said:

The stand was built in the 60’s

 

There used to be a fight of stairs from the balcony down into the clubhouse but that was bricked up because it was always getting broken into.

 

The stand now needs substantial investment so it survives another 50 years.

 

The sign, aye it’s been around for a few decades. I’m sure it used to be above the door in the old pavilion opposite the main stand.

Well, it is the Ayrshire Juniors , after all

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Well, it is the Ayrshire Juniors , after all

Whoops. Had to change that since we’re not a junior team anymore. None of that carry on in the seniors

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On 10/04/2020 at 14:10, Arch Stanton said:

The road at the away end was elevated as it crossed the railway line which ran behind the main stand. When you entered the stadium you were at the top of the terracing.

A few folk used to try and watch the match for free from that road. Sometimes saw the police moving them along.

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The road at the away end was elevated as it crossed the railway line which ran behind the main stand. When you entered the stadium you were at the top of the terracing.
Pollok's Newlansfield use to provide free views from Pollokshaws East station until flats were built in the early 00's (can't find any pictures of the ground pre-flats).

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20 hours ago, GNU_Linux said:

Pollok's Newlansfield use to provide free views from Pollokshaws East station until flats were built in the early 00's (can't find any pictures of the ground pre-flats).

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It's surprising how few people watch from the flats. Is it disinterest or do they come down and pay in?

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It's surprising how few people watch from the flats. Is it disinterest or do they come down and pay in?
I used to know a lassie who had one of those flats around 2005 when they were quite new. She worked at a call centre but her father was head of some NHS board and paid for the flat.

I was astonished that games were going yet she had never even glanced at one. I saw a couple from there myself but she was completely disinterested.

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