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1 hour ago, kingjoey said:

The question on a quiz on today’s BBC Scotland Football website says that this photo of Pittodrie is from the 1990’s! The Main Stand Enclosure was seated in 1968 and the roof of the Main Stand was changed in February 1971 after the fire. So photo taken between these dates.

 

 

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Pittodrie was famously all seated by the early 80s so the BBC's quizmaster must be relatively young.

 

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4 hours ago, Arch Stanton said:

Sometime in the 70s, exact date and opponents unknown.

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From a careful analysis of the clothes (trouser width especially) and haircuts (quite a few administered by mothers), I'm going for a Saturday afternoon in March 1976.

Narrows it down. Unlike the strides on display.

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4 hours ago, Arch Stanton said:

Sometime in the 70s, exact date and opponents unknown.

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Poor looking crew for Queens,  guessing away support with stolen banner.

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On 13/09/2020 at 10:17, Eednud said:

Same article has bit about Billy Semple. “Billy Semple signing for Dundee?

After nearly nine years at Rangers, winger Semple (26) was freed in April 1972 after playing just a handful of first-team games.

To be fair, competition at the time for wing berths came in the shape of Willie Henderson, Willie Johnston, Davie Wilson and Tommy McLean.

He then had a brief spell with Durban United in South Africa before Davie White, his former boss at Ibrox, took him to Dens Park.

In his 18 months as a Dark Blue, he made just five starts for the first team, and listed as a substitute 14 times.”

Am I imagining things? When the Record had their version of page 3 girls was Mrs Semple featured?

IMG_0952.JPG Dundee FC in 1973. Back row (from left) – Cairney, Robinson, McPhail, Wylie, McKenzie, Stewart, McGuigan, Robertson. Middle row – Wilson, Johnstone, Hendrie, Anderson, Hewitt, Allan, Knowles, Caldwell, Grimmond, Mackie, Pringle. Front row – Harry Davis (Coach), Semple, Watson, Wallace, Gray, Gemmell, Scott, Lambie, Strachan, Smith, and Physiotherapist Eric Ferguson.

I'm not disputing its '73 but John Duncan, Iain Phillip, Bobby Robinson and Jimmy Wilson must have been on their summer holidays still

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23 hours ago, Academically Deficient said:

Interesting sub-thread opportunity: photos of grounds with adverts for defunct bevvy brands.

Lanliq and El D always had ads in the football pages of the papers, but cant remember them at grounds.

 

Used to have ads in some of the programmes, too. THird Lanark springs to mind.

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51 minutes ago, Jacksgranda said:

Used to have ads in some of the programmes, too. THird Lanark springs to mind.

Found one from a historic weekend in Scottish Football. Although Andrew's Liver Salts might have been more appropriate for the morning after.

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11 hours ago, kingjoey said:

The question on a quiz on today’s BBC Scotland Football website says that this photo of Pittodrie is from the 1990’s! The Main Stand Enclosure was seated in 1968 and the roof of the Main Stand was changed in February 1971 after the fire. So photo taken between these dates.

 

Ah! The Fire... and the heroic guys saving a bit of real history

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2 hours ago, Jacksgranda said:

Used to have ads in some of the programmes, too. THird Lanark springs to mind.

No wonder the Queen's support crashed in the late 1950s - many had drunk themselves to death and most survivors were too pished to find the stadium - from a 1949 match programme v Dunfermline -

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4 hours ago, Tutankhamen said:

Poor looking crew for Queens,  guessing away support with stolen banner.

Banner is not upside down !

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1 hour ago, Spidersmad said:

 

No wonder the Queen's support crashed in the late 1950s - many had drunk themselves to death and most survivors were too pished to find the stadium - from a 1949 match programme v Dunfermline -

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A 4-4 draw according to ParsDatabase.co.uk.

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1 hour ago, Spidersmad said:

 

No wonder the Queen's support crashed in the late 1950s - many had drunk themselves to death and most survivors were too pished to find the stadium - from a 1949 match programme v Dunfermline -

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Trying to find out the rest of the results that day in addition to this game finishing 4-4. Here's what I can find:

A Aberdeen 0 St. Mirren 2

B Albion Rovers 0 Hibernian 3

C Clyde 2 Third Lanark 0

D East Fife 3 Dundee 0

E Hearts 5 Motherwell 1

G QOS 1 Celtic 0

H Rangers 2 Partick Thistle 2

J Arbroath 3 Dumbarton 0

K Ayr United 1 Airdrie 1 

O Hamilton Accies 3 Kilmarnock 1

P Stenhousemuir 3 Raith Rovers 1

The other games I couldn't find without using the archives at my work. A fairly exciting day across the divisions - and not a single postponement due to weather either!

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47 minutes ago, DA Baracus said:

A 4-4 draw according to ParsDatabase.co.uk.

On QPFC.com there are more match details - a real ding dong battle:

09m    Henderson    QP-0   Dunf-1

26m    McAulay         QP-1   Dunf-1

54m   Gunn                 QP-2   Dunf-1

64m   Keith                  QP-2   Dunf-2

70m   Keith                  QP-2   Dunf-3

72m   Gunn                 QP-3   Dunf-3

85m   Mayes               QP-3   Dunf-4

86m   McAulay           QP-4   Dunf-4

Att: 6,303

LD was expensive back then - 14/6 was a lot of dosh in 1949. Suitable for the gentlemen tipplers who followed the Spiders.

   
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
     
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

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12 minutes ago, Andy_K_97 said:

Trying to find out the rest of the results that day in addition to this game finishing 4-4. Here's what I can find:

A Aberdeen 0 St. Mirren 2

B Albion Rovers 0 Hibernian 3

C Clyde 2 Third Lanark 0

D East Fife 3 Dundee 0

E Hearts 5 Motherwell 1

G QOS 1 Celtic 0

H Rangers 2 Partick Thistle 2

J Arbroath 3 Dumbarton 0

K Ayr United 1 Airdrie 1 

O Hamilton Accies 3 Kilmarnock 1

P Stenhousemuir 3 Raith Rovers 1

The other games I couldn't find without using the archives at my work. A fairly exciting day across the divisions - and not a single postponement due to weather either!

Over 6,000 for a B Divison game between QP and The Pars wasn't a bad crowd I guess. There were 55,000 at Ibrox that day for Rangers v Thistle and over 32,000 at Tynecastle for Hearts v Motherwell. Surely Clyde v Thirds would have attracted a good crowd too.

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I'm not disputing its '73 but John Duncan, Iain Phillip, Bobby Robinson and Jimmy Wilson must have been on their summer holidays still

There’s a Robinson back row 2nd from left that could be Bobby. Iain Phillip didn’t come back from Crystal Palace until Oct 73.

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Over 6,000 for a B Divison game between QP and The Pars wasn't a bad crowd I guess. There were 55,000 at Ibrox that day for Rangers v Thistle and over 32,000 at Tynecastle for Hearts v Motherwell. Surely Clyde v Thirds would have attracted a good crowd too.

20,000 at the Clyde game. Over 20,000 at Bayview for East Fife v Dundee. https://www.londonhearts.com/scores/a1940/19490129.html

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47 minutes ago, Andy_K_97 said:

Trying to find out the rest of the results that day in addition to this game finishing 4-4. Here's what I can find:

A Aberdeen 0 St. Mirren 2

B Albion Rovers 0 Hibernian 3

C Clyde 2 Third Lanark 0

D East Fife 3 Dundee 0

E Hearts 5 Motherwell 1

G QOS 1 Celtic 0

H Rangers 2 Partick Thistle 2

J Arbroath 3 Dumbarton 0

K Ayr United 1 Airdrie 1 

O Hamilton Accies 3 Kilmarnock 1

P Stenhousemuir 3 Raith Rovers 1

The other games I couldn't find without using the archives at my work. A fairly exciting day across the divisions - and not a single postponement due to weather either!

Edinburgh City drew 1-1 with Airdrie Reserves in the Division C Supplementary Competition that day. It was City's last season in the SFL until the revived team won promotion a few years ago.

If Colts did return to the bottom division as has been threatened somehow I don't think they'll be Airdrie's. The other reserve teams in Division C that season were St Johnstone, Queen's Park, Dundee United, Raith, Kilmarnock and Dunfermline.

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Trying to find out the rest of the results that day in addition to this game finishing 4-4. Here's what I can find:
A Aberdeen 0 St. Mirren 2
B Albion Rovers 0 Hibernian 3
C Clyde 2 Third Lanark 0
D East Fife 3 Dundee 0
E Hearts 5 Motherwell 1
G QOS 1 Celtic 0
H Rangers 2 Partick Thistle 2
J Arbroath 3 Dumbarton 0
K Ayr United 1 Airdrie 1 
O Hamilton Accies 3 Kilmarnock 1
P Stenhousemuir 3 Raith Rovers 1
The other games I couldn't find without using the archives at my work. A fairly exciting day across the divisions - and not a single postponement due to weather either!

McInnes must go etc. etc.

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27 minutes ago, Eednud said:


There’s a Robinson back row 2nd from left that could be Bobby. Iain Phillip didn’t come back from Crystal Palace until Oct 73.

That is Bobby Robinson , also GK Gordon Knowles in the pic joined St Mirren in Oct 1973 . 

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7 hours ago, Eednud said:


There’s a Robinson back row 2nd from left that could be Bobby. Iain Phillip didn’t come back from Crystal Palace until Oct 73.

Apologies, I missed Trigger in the back row. I knew Phillip was in LC winning side but hadn't realised his return was so close to the final itself. Too lazy to find out when Bobby Ford signed but another possible omission from this pic. .

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