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Victoria Park, Newtongrange in the 1980s. The stock car racing is on. The site is now covered by houses. The Borders Railway runs along the bottom of the picture and the road is the A7.

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6 hours ago, The Mantis said:

Victoria Park, Newtongrange in the 1980s. The stock car racing is on. The site is now covered by houses. The Borders Railway runs along the bottom of the picture and the road is the A7.

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I think it was in the Star history that the Midlothian Coal Company paid for the stand. They offered the same to Rosewell Rosedale but the miners settled for pithead baths instead.

When they demolished the stand they didn't tell Star u21s it was happening and their records were in the clubrooms when it was demolished. I went up a day or two afterwards and found a shower tap from the dressing rooms in the debris so I took it as a souvenir (Victoria Park was the first Junior ground I visited)

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9 hours ago, tamthebam said:

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I took this photo just before demolition of the stand.

This one of mine has been floating about the internet for years but it’s all I have. With hindsight I would have been snapping away at the football since I got handed a Kodak Instamatic at age 12, especially if you could predict all the changes. When you’re young you kind of assume the world’s always going to stay the same.

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4 minutes ago, The Mantis said:

This one of mine has been floating about the internet for years but it’s all I have. With hindsight I would have been snapping away at the football since I got handed a Kodak Instamatic at age 12, especially if you could predict all the changes. When you’re young you kind of assume the world’s always going to stay the same.

 

When you're old, you wish it had done.

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8 minutes ago, Jacksgranda said:

When you're old, you wish it had done.

“A Philosophical History of Scottish Football”

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SATURDAY, JULY 26th, 2014 - LOSSIEMOUTH 3-2 FORT WILLIAM

Chris Ross of Lossiemouth is subbed off with a head wound in a North of Scotland Cup first round tie against Fort at The Bernagow. His team mates ploughed on without him, dancing round the blood-stained pitch to win 3-2 against future Hipsters Choice and Twitter personality Fort William. 

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5 hours ago, The Mantis said:

This one of mine has been floating about the internet for years but it’s all I have. With hindsight I would have been snapping away at the football since I got handed a Kodak Instamatic at age 12, especially if you could predict all the changes. When you’re young you kind of assume the world’s always going to stay the same.

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I've got one taken from inside the stand of a Star v Meadowbank friendly in 1988. I'll get round to posting it.... sometime....

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GW500H500

The Celtic team on the BBC TV show Quizball in 1970, on their way to winning the series (beating Hearts in the final).

Actor / supporter John Cairney joined the players to complete the side.

Lending their "support" is the Rangers team consisting of John Grieg, songwriter Bill Martin, Jim Baxter and Dave Smith.

 

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On 09/10/2020 at 08:19, Eednud said:


In pre-tangerine days he was in a series called “I Spy” and his, eventually culpable, offsider was Bill Cosby. Preferred “The Man From UNCLE” from the same era.

I was an official “The Man From UNCLE” agent.

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4 hours ago, Lurkst said:

GW500H500

The Celtic team on the BBC TV show Quizball in 1970, on their way to winning the series (beating Hearts in the final).

Actor / supporter John Cairney joined the players to complete the side.

Lending their "support" is the Rangers team consisting of John Grieg, songwriter Bill Martin, Jim Baxter and Dave Smith.

 

I loved Quizball. When it was on I was in my early teens and to have a quiz show with footballers on it was like a dream for me.

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I was an official “The Man From UNCLE” agent.

Snap. Think I’ve still got my card.

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4 minutes ago, Eednud said:


Snap. Think I’ve still got my card.

I am so jealous. No idea what happened to mine, but I’ve got nothing left from my childhood apart from football programmes and scrapbooks. If I knew then what I know now I would have kept almost everything.

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On 05/10/2020 at 20:11, Academically Deficient said:

Funnily enough we were chatting at work the other day about players Thistle lost to the OF (Glavin, Mo Johnston etc)  and those they got in the other direction. Kenny Watson was one of the to better ones in the latter category.

There was some hilarity about a guy known as Honey Monster from Celtic but cant remember his name.

Aye this was definitely Jim Slavin. I don't remember much about him except for the fact that one of my school pals thought his nickname was tremendous and used to do the honey monster voice when referencing either him in particular or the Jags in general.

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3 hours ago, kingjoey said:

I am so jealous. No idea what happened to mine, but I’ve got nothing left from my childhood apart from football programmes and scrapbooks. If I knew then what I know now I would have kept almost everything.

...and me too. I was Section 2, Number Q772. But I've also long since lost my card and the full set of MfU bubblegum cards which assembled as a double picture.

Note : This is not really pertinent to the thread. Sorry.

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13 hours ago, kingjoey said:

I loved Quizball. When it was on I was in my early teens and to have a quiz show with footballers on it was like a dream for me.

When Rangers were on Dave Smith was in their team and he only spoke twice - "Hullo" and "Goodbye".

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36 minutes ago, Jacksgranda said:

When Rangers were on Dave Smith was in their team and he only spoke twice - "Hullo" and "Goodbye".

In my memory, Aberdeen on one series had a team on the programme, but I may be making that up.

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1 hour ago, Flybhoy said:

Partick Thistle v Aberdeen in 1992 is abandoned at a wintry Firhill. 

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Match abandoned at 2-0 to Aberdeen on the Saturday. Three days later on the Tuesday, Aberdeen continued where they left off and won 7-0.

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9 minutes ago, kingjoey said:

In my memory, Aberdeen on one series had a team on the programme, but I may be making that up.

Full Details of all the matches can be found here... scores and lineups (generally 0-4-0)

http://web.archive.org/web/20121025060912/http://www.btinternet.com/~m.d.pratesi/mp/quizballindex.html

 

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