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10 hours ago, Academically Deficient said:

Was the final at Wembley that year? Must have been a sore one for Celtic to miss out on. Would have been strong favourites for it.

Just like they were strong favourites to beat Feyenoord in the previous year's final 😀

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On 27/11/2020 at 22:27, Flybhoy said:

Ajax manager Rinus Michels strolls onto the Hampden pitch before the second leg of the 1971 European Cup semi final, Celtic's 1-0 win was in vain having gone down 3-0 in Amsterdam the previous week, Ajax went on to win the first of three consecutive European Cups that year.

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13 hours ago, Academically Deficient said:

Was the final at Wembley that year? Must have been a sore one for Celtic to miss out on. Would have been strong favourites for it.

Pretty sure that the Ajax tie was only a quarter final. They were knocked out by Inter Milan the next year at the semi-final stage though, courtesy of a Dixie Deans penalty that is still in earth orbit.

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2 hours ago, lionel wickson said:

 

Pretty sure that the Ajax tie was only a quarter final. They were knocked out by Inter Milan the next year at the semi-final stage though, courtesy of a Dixie Deans penalty that is still in earth orbit.

I remember.

It would have been mad if Rangers and Celtic both made Euro finals in the same year twice in 5 years. 

 

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5 hours ago, lionel wickson said:

 

Pretty sure that the Ajax tie was only a quarter final. They were knocked out by Inter Milan the next year at the semi-final stage though, courtesy of a Dixie Deans penalty that is still in earth orbit.

Definitely the quarter final

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On 27/11/2020 at 18:58, paul wright scores said:

Is that Ally McLeod (Murdo's brother) on the left hand side of the middle row?

It is

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On 27/11/2020 at 19:11, Arch Stanton said:

Is that Graeme Sharp 3 to the left of Gallagher?

Yes it is. Our highest ever transfer fee, £125,000 from Everton. It's incredible to think of the fees paid back then. That would be nearly £600,000 in today's money.

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On 23/11/2020 at 19:06, House Bartender said:

Allegedly one of the design specifications for the Maracana was that it should have a greater capacity than Hampden for the very reason that they knew it would attain world record crowds.

Sadly they wouldn't see Scotland's finest gracing their turf.  OK, they'd not have visits from the Ugly Sisters  - so that's a plus.

As well as the Brazilian 150th Cup game 1972 already mentioned... Brazil 1-0 Scotland in 1972... Hibs have also played at the Maracana: Copa Rio in 1953. Lost to Botafogo and Fluminense, drew with Vasco da Gama. As you can see vast crowds saw "Hibs teach Brazil to play football", as the old chestnut has it:

Hibernian FC on Twitter: "PIC: An image from the archives - #Hibs at the  Maracana in 1953 - their memory marches on... http://t.co/ooCVg2hqb3"

Ian Colquhoun - How Hibs taught Brazil how to play football


Stirling Albion debut Tokyo Olympic Stadium:

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A general view of the friendly match between Japan and Stirling... News  Photo - Getty Images

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34 minutes ago, Lyle Lanley said:

Atomic Kitten in Edinburgh. 

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Atomic MIdden. 

Ironic that the one who spent money she didn't have is wearing the Hearts top... 

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On 11/11/2020 at 16:15, Dundee Hibernian said:

Starks Park stand construction, roughly 1922.

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I hadn't realised the stand was originally built 'normally' then later extended around the corner.

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On 04/11/2020 at 04:03, BillyAnchor said:

I'm sure it must have been posted before but what was the history behind that wee corner stand at Pittodrie?

Pittodrie originally had a quaint pavilion in that corner:

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Then they built a Main Stand:

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Then pavilion was replaced extension of stand built around corner:

Aberdeen FC - Pittodrie - Main Stand 1 - August 1981 - BW Photograph by  Legendary Football Grounds

Pittodrie Stadium - The Stadium Guide

Pittodrie Stadium - Wikiwand


Then main stand (except corner) was reroofed using 'ribs':

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Then corner end burnt-down and was rebuilt:

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Aberdeen FC - Pittodrie - Main Stand 2 - August 1981 Photograph by  Legendary Football Grounds



Then corner portion was demolished when Beach End was replaced by Richard Donald stand:

Aberdeen Football Club – Pittodrie | MacLeod + Jordan Ltd

Pittodrie Stadium - The Stadium Guide



Most recently 'ribbed' replacement roof was itself replaced to match:
Photos at Pittodrie Stadium.

Edited by HibeeJibee

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On 29/11/2020 at 06:32, lionel wickson said:

 

Pretty sure that the Ajax tie was only a quarter final. They were knocked out by Inter Milan the next year at the semi-final stage though, courtesy of a Dixie Deans penalty that is still in earth orbit.

Growing up around that time any shot over the bar was met with chants of Oh Dixie Dixie etc. Similarly any dog on the pitch led to chants of John Greig.

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Fans struggle to free others trapped under a collapsed wall at Clyde v Celtic in December 1957:

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Following a crowd surge when Celtic opened the scoring a section of 4-foot high brick wall along the front of the terracing failed along a length of approximately 50 feet. Boys sitting on it to obtain a better view became pinned beneath whilst fans who had been pressed up against it fell over the top then piled over each other. Players, officials and fans carried many injured boys into the clubhouse:

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Sadly a boy was crushed to death - with 12 more hospitalised and another 24 injured together with 1 adult hospitalised and 12 more injured. Fire engines and ambulances were sent from across Glasgow.

Play was restarted after 20mins and Celtic went on to win "a classic" encounter 6-3:

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Edited by HibeeJibee

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2 hours ago, HibeeJibee said:

Fans struggle to free others trapped under a collapsed wall at Clyde v Celtic in December 1957:

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Following a crowd surge when Celtic opened the scoring a section of 4-foot high brick wall along the front of the terracing failed along a length of approximately 50 feet. Boys sitting on it to obtain a better view became pinned beneath whilst fans who had been pressed up against it fell over the top then piled over each other. Players, officials and fans carried many injured boys into the clubhouse:

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Sadly a boy was crushed to death - with 12 more hospitalised and another 24 injured together with 1 adult hospitalised and 12 more injured. Fire engines and ambulances were sent from across Glasgow.

Play was restarted after 20mins and Celtic went on to win "a classic" encounter 6-3:

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Those boys will be in their 70s now. I wonder if there's any of them still around and watching football (when there's no Covid)

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Can't think of a better player to come out of St Monans than Charlie Cooke, wearing the 74-75 Chelsea away jersey here in his second spell at the London club.

He's lost his Fife accent these days.

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Edited by Dundee Hibernian
No such season as '74-74'.

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I wonder if all those Gers fans who also like Chelsea realise they once played in a strip with green in it! 

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Can't think of a better player to come out of St Monans than Charlie Cooke, wearing the 74-75 Chelsea away jersey here in his second spell at the London club.
He's lost his Fife accent these days.
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I wonder if his Escort Mexico was a time machine as there are much more modern cars around in that picture? A Peugeot 205, possibly a Lancia Delta C plate (1985) and possibly a mk5 Escort which would date 1991?

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Ayr v Raith in 1979. I really just posted it as you can see the old Black & White Shop on the North Terrace. It sold matchday programmes as well as older ones. If I remember correctly it also had other teams programmes as well, including English teams. 

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Edit. Pre seggie fence also.

Edited by paulbrucerick

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1 hour ago, paulbrucerick said:

Ayr v Raith in 1979. I really just posted it as you can see the old Black & White Shop on the North Terrace. It sold matchday programmes as well as older ones. If I remember correctly it also had other teams programmes as well, including English teams. 

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Edit. Pre seggie fence also.

Accies had a wee shop like that, selling programmes from all over. It may have become a half time pie stall, before being demolished to make way for the new stand extension. Eventually that stand wad taken to bits and moved to Ayrshire for a junior club. Apologies, cant remember which one.

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1 hour ago, Academically Deficient said:

Accies had a wee shop like that, selling programmes from all over. It may have become a half time pie stall, before being demolished to make way for the new stand extension. Eventually that stand wad taken to bits and moved to Ayrshire for a junior club. Apologies, cant remember which one.

Auchinleck, although they've joined senior West of Scotland League now.

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If memory serves - a story goes that the pieces were numbered, but someone repainted all the pieces ahead of reassembly, leaving a gigantic jigsaw puzzle.

EDIT: It was dismantled 1993 but only reopened 2003!

Edited by HibeeJibee

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