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On 6 April 2020 at 18:18, sexybaldyguy said:

Another one from my Camera days .... Rangers v St.Mirren during the Ibrox re-development.

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1980/81 season

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On 06/04/2020 at 18:18, sexybaldyguy said:

Another one from my Camera days .... Rangers v St.Mirren during the Ibrox re-development.

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Ball boys with orange tracksuits (in tribute to the Dutch players who would be signed in future years).

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2 hours ago, Dundee Hibernian said:

Ball boys with orange tracksuits (in tribute to the Dutch players who would be signed in future years).

Okay - so it's a nod to something they identify themselves with. It was maybe  becoming a bit childish and irrelevant and out of place by the 1980s. But do we  snigger at the idea of Celtic identifying with green? (and up to the 1970s very often green white and yellow flags were common place)

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Pretty sure Celtic have a green strip. You'd be as well asking if it's funny that Hearts identify with maroon, Aberdeen with red or Killie with blue.

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56 minutes ago, Pet Jeden said:

Okay - so it's a nod to something they identify themselves with. It was maybe  becoming a bit childish and irrelevant and out of place by the 1980s. But do we  snigger at the idea of Celtic identifying with green? (and up to the 1970s very often green white and yellow flags were common place)

I shake my head when I see Hearts fans mimicking (now) Sevco fans. Amused by you mentioning Celtic 'identifying' with green, and wondering about the green, white and yellow flags you reference.

 

But no need to respond, this is a thread about old photographs, not outdated beliefs.

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25 minutes ago, Dundee Hibernian said:

I shake my head when I see Hearts fans mimicking (now) Sevco fans. Amused by you mentioning Celtic 'identifying' with green, and wondering about the green, white and yellow flags you reference.

 

But no need to respond, this is a thread about old photographs, not outdated beliefs.

There's fck all wrong with the photo. It was your petty wee point-scoring point I was having a dig at. Older Celtic fans will themselves remember green, white and gold/yellow flags at football matches. It was the mirror image of the orange trackies you were sniggering at.

btw - you must be a wee bit ashamed that your team repudiated their own identity in the 1920s in pursuit of a few more clicks of the turnstyles.

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There's fck all wrong with the photo. It was your petty wee point-scoring point I was having a dig at. Older Celtic fans will themselves remember green, white and gold/yellow flags at football matches. It was the mirror image of the orange trackies you were sniggering at.
btw - you must be a wee bit ashamed that your team repudiated their own identity in the 1920s in pursuit of a few more clicks of the turnstyles.

Probably best to stop digging.

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1 hour ago, Pet Jeden said:

There's fck all wrong with the photo. It was your petty wee point-scoring point I was having a dig at. Older Celtic fans will themselves remember green, white and gold/yellow flags at football matches. It was the mirror image of the orange trackies you were sniggering at.

btw - you must be a wee bit ashamed that your team repudiated their own identity in the 1920s in pursuit of a few more clicks of the turnstyles.

Pet, I gave the photograph a 'greenie' over three hours ago, it's very good. You didn't.

I was ridiculing the Govan administration, you've analysed that as 'petty wee point-scoring', as is your right. 

 

But I'll disagree about the mirror image nonsense: you say Celtic supporters took what you originally called green, white and yellow flags to games, while the old and new Rangers club dress up young people, in the case of the photograph from around forty years ago, because a sectarian organisation is, to quote you, 'something they identify with'. I think that's wrong, you think it's ok.

 

Finally, your 'btw' addition is well wide of fact. If you want to continue, there's the PM facility.

 

This is an old photograph thred.

 

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1969, in Portland, Oregon.

I'm not sure if this was the first ever game between an English and Scottish side on artificial turf, but the Hammers adapted better, scoring six goals in the opening 30 or so minutes, winning 8-2 against Dundee United. Hurst, Peters and a young Harry Rednapp were among WHU's scorers.

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1 hour ago, paulbrucerick said:

Pardon the lockdown induced pedantry, the actual colours of the Irish tricolour are green, white and orange  

Of course it is. And for a reason. But people who wrote song lyrics about green white and gold and took non official coloured flags to football matches were making a point.

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Of course it is. And for a reason. But people who wrote song lyrics about green white and gold and took non official coloured flags to football matches were making a point.

 Green white and yellow is the flag for the sparsely populated county of Offaly in west Leinster

 

It maybe that thousands of Celtic fans just happened to have some connections with that county

 

But that would be ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

... an Offaly strange coincidence

 

 

I’ll get my coat

 

 

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On 05/04/2020 at 08:57, paulbrucerick said:

My old man was a journalist and he said you always felt like you were going to tip forward onto the pitch.

There is an exhibit in the Hampden museum of it. I dont know if it is a reconstruction or part of the original press box though.

It's part of the original, it definitely wouldn't have been my preferred viewing point for games at the old stadium!

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10 hours ago, Pet Jeden said:

Okay - so it's a nod to something they identify themselves with. It was maybe  becoming a bit childish and irrelevant and out of place by the 1980s. But do we  snigger at the idea of Celtic identifying with green? (and up to the 1970s very often green white and yellow flags were common place)

I thought what he said as pretty funny. And why you would think to mention Celtic supporters identifying with green, given that their team has always played in the colour, is mystifying.

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From Hibs v Brechin programme in 1989. Is Dick Campbell responsible for inspiring Craig Levein's managerial career?

Hibs scraped home 1-0 thanks to a Collins goal.

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A 1/3 complete Muirton Park enclosure with floodlights that the league said were only fit for training.

St Johnstone 4-3 Partick thistle 2/9/1961 in the final group game of the league cup that season

Our club historian Brian Doyle stated on twitter that number 8 in the photo is Ronnie Wright who had just scored the fourth and winning gaol. Saints were 2-0 down at half time and 3-2 down in the second half. 

That result means Saints win the section eliminating Celtic whom we beat home and away, and Hibs, who "Hibsed it" losing there last two games to go from top of the group of 4 to 3rd in the table. Thistle finished last with 3 points from their 6 games.

The attendance was around 10,000

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John Brogan in action for Saints at the old classic ground of Broomfield with the pavilion behind the goal.

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John Brogan getting a boot to Ian Rodger to mark him becoming the clubs all time record goal scorer . Ian had scored 116 goals and Brogan went on to score 140.

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The Perth and Kinross Archives have been posting a lot of Saints images in the last month and this one is from a game vs Motherwell in the 60's with a packed main stand and stand enclosure. 

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