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1 hour ago, tamthebam said:

The current Clyde support seem to be taken from the Riddrie area.

81 Lee Avenue to be exact.

It's not quite 12 Ruel Street but I guess it'll have to do...

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A coconut for who can tell me who the player 2nd from the left in the back row is from the Forfar Athletic youth squad of 1997-98.

He was involved in some capacity in the Scottish Premiership last year.

My mum and dad visited today and dropped off a bunch of old programmes of mine from mid 90s onwards. Some cracking pictures, albeit quality not always great. I've had an excellent night.
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On 12/09/2020 at 14:06, Tutankhamen said:

I was there. 

Is that Pars v Celts last game of 67/68 season? The cup winners v the league champions “ the game everyone wanted to see”. How did they get up on the roof, and more importantly, stay there?!

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Think this has been posted before but just in case. 22 January 1949 Scottish Cup First Round Dundee United 4 Celtic 3 in front of 25,000 at Tannadice. Scoring went 1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, 3-3, 4-3. United were in the old Second Division. Up the road same day 14,000 watched Dundee beat St Johnstone 6-1.
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On 20/09/2020 at 00:02, scottmcleanscontacts said:

Do you know if that's where their historical support was drawn from?

I'd assume so for sure, but wonder if that's changed with them being away from there now.

There's a whole generation of Scottish football supporters, or maybe a couple, who will see Clyde only as a team from Cumbernauld. I can't quite remember them at Shawfield, but certainly remember them sharing with Accies and Thistle, I think???

Think they were a classic example of how crowds shrunk in the 70s/80s. In the 60s, your factory worker had to do a shift on a Saturday morning, leaving him just enough time to nip home for his dinner, then rush out to watch his local team. When that stopped, people had more time to get on buses to Parkhead, Ibrox etc. Or do other things. Course now there’s only  about half a dozen people working in factories in the whole of Glasgow .

 

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3 hours ago, johan scott said:

Think they were a classic example of how crowds shrunk in the 70s/80s. In the 60s, your factory worker had to do a shift on a Saturday morning, leaving him just enough time to nip home for his dinner, then rush out to watch his local team. When that stopped, people had more time to get on buses to Parkhead, Ibrox etc. Or do other things. Course now there’s only  about half a dozen people working in factories in the whole of Glasgow .

 

Hamilton v Aberdeen Scottish Cup Jan 1979 attendance 12000.

Same fixture 5 years later, 5000 turned up.

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On 21/09/2020 at 23:47, LoonsYouthTeam said:

A coconut for who can tell me who the player 2nd from the left in the back row is from the Forfar Athletic youth squad of 1997-98.

He was involved in some capacity in the Scottish Premiership last year.

My mum and dad visited today and dropped off a bunch of old programmes of mine from mid 90s onwards. Some cracking pictures, albeit quality not always great. I've had an excellent night.
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That's Austin McPhee.

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On 22/09/2020 at 13:15, Tutankhamen said:

Hamilton v Aberdeen Scottish Cup Jan 1979 attendance 12000.

Same fixture 5 years later, 5000 turned up.

I was there.

Could it have been because there were a few other games called off that day?

Accies had a good track record of getting games played in bad weather in those days. The crazy slope maybe helped drain off excess water.

For some reason, they still seem to manage it 😉

Then again, I remember the anticipation all week leading up to the game, everone was excited about it. Then Aberdeen scored early and that was it.

 

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39 minutes ago, Academically Deficient said:

I was there.

Could it have been because there were a few other games called off that day?

Accies had a good track record of getting games played in bad weather in those days. The crazy slope maybe helped drain off excess water.

For some reason, they still seem to manage it 😉

Then again, I remember the anticipation all week leading up to the game, everone was excited about it. Then Aberdeen scored early and that was it.

 

Correct, a number of games off in 1979.

Went along to both games 5 years apart.

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That's Austin McPhee.
Indeed it is, although not for a few years later, his former boss Cathro was also a youth player with Forfar, although neither came close to the first team

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1 hour ago, Academically Deficient said:

I was there.

Could it have been because there were a few other games called off that day?

Accies had a good track record of getting games played in bad weather in those days. The crazy slope maybe helped drain off excess water.

For some reason, they still seem to manage it 😉

Then again, I remember the anticipation all week leading up to the game, everone was excited about it. Then Aberdeen scored early and that was it.

 

January 1979 was when Inverness Thistle and Falkirk broke the world record with 29 postponements!

As a young lad in Inverness in those days I remember a succession of heavy cold winters.

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1 minute ago, Ranaldo Bairn said:

January 1979 was when Inverness Thistle and Falkirk broke the world record with 29 postponements!

As a young lad in Inverness in those days I remember a succession of heavy cold winters.

The Winter of Discontent? Oil tanker drivers on strike, schools closed. Good times.

Of only we'd known what was around the corner eh? (General Politics Thread for this pish etc.)

Anyway, thankfully some far sighted clubs have chosen to mitigate against inclement Scottish weather by investing in high quality modern playing surfaces 😆

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As I was intruding on LoonsYouthTeam's post, here's Station Park in the1957-58 Scottish Cup tie, Forfar v  Rangers, which I think heralded the opening of the stand at the ground.

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Jerron Nixon and Craig Brewster after Dundee United won the Scottish Cup for the first time in 1994, Brewster's winning goal was comedy gold, even more so as the **** were the opposition, if you haven't seen it kids have a look on YouTube, a calamity defensive howler between Dave McPherson and Ally Maxwell. 

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11 minutes ago, Squirrelhumper said:

Why are there so many Rangers fans still left?

Was hardly a heavy defeat plus the old club had just won 6 leagues in a row.

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2 hours ago, Flybhoy said:

Jerron Nixon and Craig Brewster after Dundee United won the Scottish Cup for the first time in 1994, Brewster's winning goal was comedy gold, even more so as the **** were the opposition, if you haven't seen it kids have a look on YouTube, a calamity defensive howler between Dave McPherson and Ally Maxwell. 

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I watched that game in the old Student Union in Aberdeen. Funnily enough a fight broke out when Brewster scored between some miffed Rangers fans and some other guys who celebrated the goal. Someone I knew was involved- he was a Jambo but was not backing the Staunch side for shame... 

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