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16 minutes ago, kingjoey said:

As an aside, I used to drink a fair bit in the Jimmy Shand back in the late seventies.

Sadly, it is now houses. Always a good place for a pint and a rap in the pus.

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12 minutes ago, Jimi Shandrix said:

Sadly, it is now houses. Always a good place for a pint and a rap in the pus.

I knew that it had gone. Went to a fair few parties in the function suite, which was the in place to have a party if you stayed in the vicinity at the time.  I found the Shand to be fine to drink in, unlike The Rock along  the road which scared the shit out of me.

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Just now, kingjoey said:

I knew that it had gone. Went to a fair few parties in the function suite, which was the in place to have a party if you stayed in the vicinity at the time.  I found the Shand to be fine to drink in, unlike The Rock along  the road which scared the shit out of me.

Oh Christ, The Rock. No thank you. Go past it on the bus fairly regularly. Looks about as welcoming as the Arctic Bar.

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11 minutes ago, Jimi Shandrix said:

Oh Christ, The Rock. No thank you. Go past it on the bus fairly regularly. Looks about as welcoming as the Arctic Bar.

I loved the Arctic Bar. Watched a fair bit of the 1978 World Cup in there. But went back to it for the first time in decades about 2 years ago and it was a sad, depressing place.

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Tickets that were printed for league play off in 2003,  weren’t required. 
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Imagine if that came true: Rangers vs Celtic Championship play-off, loser in the seaside leagues.

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13 hours ago, Le Tout P'ti FC said:
13 hours ago, Salvo Montalbano said:
I always thought the line was "looks like London Planetarium".

Yes, looks like you're absolutely right! I've had that wrong for years.

No, it was the name of a Gillingham fanzine: 

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55 minutes ago, tamthebam said:

No, it was the name of a Gillingham fanzine: 

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Taken from the lyrics of a Half Man Half Biscuit classic...

 

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13 hours ago, Jimi Shandrix said:

I thoroughly enjoyed Charlie George's contribution to last week's show. A televisual natural.

Anything about him going to Dundee Utd ?

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6 hours ago, paulbrucerick said:

The recent Hampden chat got me thinking of my favourite Scotland game.

These two are probably tied. Both games at the old terraced Hampden too.

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Agreed - two wonderful games.  Mo Johnstone scoring the first in the 2-0 win v France, and McCoist scoring in the 1-1 draw with Norway that qualified us.  Great days 🙂

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Agreed - two wonderful games.  Mo Johnstone scoring the first in the 2-0 win v France

I was quite young at the time of that game and established the fact in my mind that France = shite at football. I was incredulous when they won in '98.

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1 minute ago, DiegoDiego said:


I was quite young at the time of that game and established the fact in my mind that France = shite at football. I was incredulous when they won in '98.

They had just won Euro 84 and really unlucky to lose in the World Cup semi-final in 86.  Which shows what a good result that was for us.  But yes, they did lose their way for a few years after that.  

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1 hour ago, ewan14 said:

Anything about him going to Dundee Utd ?

Programmes are from around 1974-76 so he was still with Arsenal/Derby then. His ill fated day oot to Tannadice came much later

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No, it was the name of a Gillingham fanzine: 
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I know! I probably bought a copy from Sportspages on Charing Cross Road. I just fudged the name, it hasn't been a prominent memory for the past 30 years, but it was lurking in there somewhere.

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6 hours ago, ScottyDee1893 said:

Programmes are from around 1974-76 so he was still with Arsenal/Derby then. His ill fated day oot to Tannadice came much later

Charlie George was our tour guide on an Arsenal tour a couple of years ago and was superb.

His knowledge of Scottish football was good and he came across as a very likeable character. Bizarrely Sir Trevor McDonald was on the same tour. 

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On 08/02/2021 at 00:12, Lurkst said:

On further reflection, contrary to what The Scotsman says, these photos must have been from before 1962 because the floodlights aren't there!

 

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22 hours ago, paulbrucerick said:

The recent Hampden chat got me thinking of my favourite Scotland game.

These two are probably tied. Both games at the old terraced Hampden too.

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What a night. Paul McStay was magnificent in that game too.

Anyone remember the weird phenomenon that the press called "the Hampden Howl" ? A weird, high pitched noise the crowd made. I dont think it ever happened again. Maybe it put the French off?

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I know! I probably bought a copy from Sportspages on Charing Cross Road. I just fudged the name, it hasn't been a prominent memory for the past 30 years, but it was lurking in there somewhere.

Sportspages used to be a must go shop when living in the Smoke in pre-internet days. I used to buy most of the Scottish fanzines that they had back in the late 80s. I am sure some of them are still in boxes in my folks attic. I wonder if they are worth anything now?

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On 09/02/2021 at 14:53, Shotts56 said:

McCoist scoring in the 1-1 draw with Norway that qualified us.  Great days 🙂

Hell the last two minutes or so , even with all the good players we had back then !

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28 minutes ago, ewan14 said:

Hell the last two minutes or so , even with all the good players we had back then !

Nearly blew it! Only needed 1 point from the last 3 games as well 😮

 

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