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Jock Stein shares a word with Neville Southall after persuading the Scotland fans to return the footballs kicked into the crowd during the pre match warm up at that tragic game v Wales at Ninian Park in 1985, Stein tragically passed away at the conclusion of the match.

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Ian Durrant and Tony Sheperd tussle in the first Scottish Youth Cup final in 1984 which Celtic won 2-0 against Rangers at Celtic Park.

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On 27/02/2018 at 21:46, stuthejag said:

Partick Thistle v Abereen, Premier League, Nov 1992

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The game featuring the legendary “Firhill Broom”. 

The game started with no snow anywhere, but heavy snowfall during the first half necessitated the intervention of the ground staff to clear the lines at half time. It appeared that there was only one brush available for this task and the head kept falling off the handle at regular intervals causing much hilarity and embarrassment. The referee finally decided to abandon the game during the second half when an Aberdeen player picked up the ball to take a throw-in and was penalised for handball as the linesman decided it hadn’t gone out of play. 

The rapid exit from the shed following the abandonment turned what snow had fallen into hard packed ice and there was much slipping and sliding on the way out. 

After 25 years, I have managed to wipe the memory of the replayed match completely. 

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On 3/4/2018 at 18:40, The Mantis said:

Never seen photos of Old Meadowbank Tam, cheers. My uncle took me there one Saturday morning to pick up his boots and we had a wee kick about on the park. Was maybe about 1968 so he might have played for Leith among his many clubs.

My uncle mentioned above was a good mate of Tommy Gemmell after they met on holiday in Spain. Sadly he dropped dead 30 years ago on xmas day at the age of 46 so he was about the same age.

I've seen the bottom one before but never the top one good picture. The old Meadowbank was long before my time.

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The old main stand at Brockville under the lights for a game v Rangers in the 1960's. 

Stand and ground in general changed very little in the intervening period between then and demolition in 2004.

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Celtic panini stickers page from 1984.

Always annoyed then as a kid that players of English side were a full sticker and Scottish players were a half sticker each, symptomatic of the apathy we were and are treated with in footballing and political terms by the English. 

Some quality players in that set mixed with some utter shite.

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Celtic panini stickers page from 1984.
Always annoyed then as a kid that players of English side were a full sticker and Scottish players were a half sticker each, symptomatic of the apathy we were and are treated with in footballing and political terms by the English. 
Some quality players in that set mixed with some utter shite.
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Got, got, need, need, got, swap ye two for the badge!

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Just now, 8MileBU said:

 


Got, got, need, need, got, swap ye two for the badge!

 

Back then that was the only reason for going to school, to swap your doublers in the playground. 

Amazing how, at about 8 years old you could instantly tell within a split second if you had or needed a certain sticker out of five hundred odd !!!

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13 hours ago, Funky Nosejob said:

I have managed to wipe the memory of the replayed match completely. 

My memory of that game is that I stayed in the ground to the final whistle just in case we scored 8 in the last minute.

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A spectacular own goal by a Walter Smith of Dumbarton in the 1976 Scottish Cup semi final v Hearts. 

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4 hours ago, Flybhoy said:

Celtic panini stickers page from 1984.

Always annoyed then as a kid that players of English side were a full sticker and Scottish players were a half sticker each, symptomatic of the apathy we were and are treated with in footballing and political terms by the English. 

Some quality players in that set mixed with some utter shite.

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Mark Reid is my aunts brother.

One of many decent players to come from Saltcoats!

Bobby Lennox, Roy Aitken, Mark Reid, Ray Montgomerie to name but 4!

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34 minutes ago, Squirrelhumper said:

Mark Reid is my aunts brother.

One of many decent players to come from Saltcoats!

Bobby Lennox, Roy Aitken, Mark Reid, Ray Montgomerie to name but 4!

Scored a few vital penalty kicks, excellent record from the spot. Ended up at Charlton did he not?

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Back then that was the only reason for going to school, to swap your doublers in the playground. 
Amazing how, at about 8 years old you could instantly tell within a split second if you had or needed a certain sticker out of five hundred odd !!!


I also remember the aching jealousy towards whoever completed the album first cos it was usually the c**t whose parents bought them stickers the most. Was probably too young to get what a ‘spoilt wee c**t’ was in the playgrounds of the 80’s.

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1 hour ago, Flybhoy said:

Scored a few vital penalty kicks, excellent record from the spot. Ended up at Charlton did he not?

No, David "Cunt" Hay signed him for St. Mirren from Charlton.

He stole a wage for about half a season before retiring.

No one could tell the difference.

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Gerry Collins with a jaw dropping lack of respect when Thistle beat Rangers in 1993.

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28 minutes ago, stuthejag said:

Gerry Collins with a jaw dropping lack of respect when Thistle beat Rangers in 1993.

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^^^^ Goading !!

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4 hours ago, Flybhoy said:

A spectacular own goal by a Walter Smith of Dumbarton in the 1976 Scottish Cup semi final v Hearts. 

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That was after Dumbarton beat us 2-1 at Boghead in the quarter final.   Boghead was packed that day. 

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Mark Reid is my aunts brother.
One of many decent players to come from Saltcoats!
Bobby Lennox, Roy Aitken, Mark Reid, Ray Montgomerie to name but 4!
Taught me to drive, good guy.

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