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1 hour ago, Ivo den Bieman said:

Merging the chat about Jim Duffy's Falkirk and "Benny" Brazil from a few pages back, here's the bold Benny turning out for his last senior club, Forfar, at Brockville, in 1990/91.

"Benny" was a good lower league full back at that time. All the pace of a crab caught in an oil slick, but determined, and tough. That was a very strong Falkirk side from memory with the likes of Sam McGivern in the team.

The managers were bonkers though- Duffy, then Stainrod. Full of narcissistic fedoras, waistcoats, and camel coats, as though looking like a forgotten 1950s American B Movie star mattered to anyone.

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Is the Falkirk player Martin Mooney?

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5 hours ago, Ranaldo Bairn said:

Big Stuart 'Sumo' Burgess there. :wub:

We signed him that summer and he was brilliant for us for a couple of seasons.

Sold him to Kilmarnock after the Saltcoats debacle for £90k I think.

He was dreadful for us, which was a surprise as he came with a good reputation

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1985 Skol League Cup final, Aberdeen v Hibernian.

Willie Miller and Iain Munro do the pre match formalities with referee Bob Valentine, Eric Black scores Aberdeen's final goal in a 3-0 win and a subsequent team group/trophy picture. 

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The club currently plying their trade as Livingston are essentially a renamed, rebadged and rehomed version of Meadowbank Thistle who regularly played in front of crowds of approximately 100 at the Commonwealth Stadium from evolving from Ferranti Thistle in the mid 70's to being bought over by hated businessman Bill Hunter who essentially killed the admittedly lost cause of a club and started afresh in silicone valley in the late 1990's.

Here is a team group shot from 1992, in action against Morton at Cappielow the same year and watched by the usual sparse crowd at home, late 1980's, opponents unknown. 

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1 minute ago, Flybhoy said:

The club currently plying their trade as Livingston are essentially a renamed, rebadged and rehomed version of Meadowbank Thistle who regularly played in front of crowds of approximately 100 at the Commonwealth Stadium from evolving from Ferranti Thistle in the mid 70's to being bought over by hated businessman Bill Hunter who essentially killed the admittedly lost cause of a club and started afresh in silicone valley in the late 1990's.

Here is a team group shot from 1992, in action against Morton at Cappielow the same year and watched by the usual sparse crowd at home, late 1980's, opponents unknown. 

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The main stand had an irregular cut out in the seating which formed the Royal Box, which was in line with the finish line of the running track.

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Meadowbank is now a pile of rubble. 

And it may cheer some of you up to know that I've had a pish in the Queen's toilet in the stand....! :lol:

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I'm sure the Meadowbank player on the left is Adrian "The Hunphuqeur" Sprott. Chap with the No 10 shirt might be Darren Jackson given the haircut. Possibly 85-86 season then. 

 

 

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Plans in the Stirling Council archives for a stand at Annfield c.1960

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Stirling Albion team line up 1971, 

Tam McLaren was a trainer with Meadowbank Thistle later on. A nice guy- I last saw him at the final match at Meadowbank Stadium a couple of years back. 

Also in that photo are Mickey Lawson and Terry Christie, both of whom went on to manage Meadowbank. Bob Shankly was, of course, Bill Shankly's brother and managed Dundee to the League title and then the semi-finals of the European Cup. 

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forgot to put in the team and the year. tube!
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On 4/23/2019 at 15:34, 7-2 said:

Always thought that was a brilliant, superbly balanced pic. It's one that can genuinely be classed as iconic as you mention.

A bad day for Dunfermline. 

On 4/23/2019 at 22:40, Lurkst said:

The same afternoon Kilmarnock won the league at Tynecastle. Idiotic fixture scheduling is clearly nothing new in Scotland...

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We came third? In the league, 1 point behind Kilmarnock. 

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Hibs 2 Dunfermline 0, 1991 Skol League Cup Final 
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My boss was in the hibs squad for that game. Didn't make the subs bench, but dave Beaumont, who'd hardly kicked a ball all season, did.
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19 minutes ago, IrishBhoy said:

First game my St Mirren supporting uncle took me to. Think it ended 1-0 to Aberdeen, settled by a 30 yard screamer from the man pictured. 

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Hicham Zerouali, died in a car crash only a couple of years later in Spain sadly. 

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