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21 hours ago, Flybhoy said:

Six years before I was born, my dad was at the game and tells me how the English media totally wrote off Celtic in the build up to the tie which, I'm sure is a surprise to absolutely no one.

Conversely, Celtic by all accounts did similar in the final and totally wrote of Feyenoord. 

One other wee bit of useless trivia from a personal point of view, my mates dad, George Connolly scored Celtic's goal in the first leg at Elland Road. Couple of years ago David asked me if I could rehang a radiator in the hall that had been knocked off by a sofa delivery guy or something.... he was at work but, as it was a quite big radiator his dad would give me a lift with it.  Felt quite bizarre and truth be told I was a little starstruck at a Celtic legend such as George Connolly helping me hang a radiator, absolute gem of a guy too.

Was meant to be one hell of a player, his brother played for Cowden in the late 60s.

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2 hours ago, lionel wickson said:

Ajax had made the final as well the year before.

I’d forgotten about that. I knew that Ajax won the next three after Feyenoord to make it Dutch winners for the first four years of the 70s.

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13 hours ago, Otis Blue said:

I was a steward in the old North Stand back in my student days ....... it was indeed as "rickety" as it looks in this picture!

Was in this wonderful edifice for WC qualifier v. Sweden,1981 ish.Crowd was 80k plus,I think.Never felt 100% safe.

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On 01/06/2021 at 08:53, Drew Brees said:

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That 1982 World Cup squad...

Imagine these days Scotland going to a major tournament with a squad of players that would win 20 European medals between them over their careers before and after the tournament.

This squad really was good enough to get out of the group stages, though it did have two very good opponents in it, USSR and Brazil).

 

Jim Leighton, Alex McLeish, Willie Miller, Gordon Strachan (Aberdeen 1983 Cup Winners Cup)

Alan Brazil, John Wark (Ipswich UEFA Cup 1981)

John Robertson (Nottingham Forest European Cup 1979 and 1980)

Frank Gray ( Nottingham Forest European Cup 1980)

Allan Evans (Aston Villa European Cup 1982)

Steve Archibald (Tottenham Hotspur UEFA Cup 1984)

Graeme Souness, Alan Hansen, Kenny Dalglish (European Cup 1978, 1981,1984)

 

The Others

Joe Jordan and Frank Gray (LeedsUnited European Cup runner up 1975, Cup Winners Cup runners up 1973)

Paul Sturrock, Dave Narey (1985 European Cup semi-finalists)

 

Jordan played for AC Milan, Archibald was a big signing for Barcelona and Souness played for Sampdoria.

 

 

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On 02/06/2021 at 19:09, Otis Blue said:

As you say the Feyenoord game was a big let down.  Watched that on TV (pretty sure I didn't see the Leeds games - were they televised, not sure) and still remember the agony of Feyenoord's extra time winner.  Of course I think we were probably all a bit disrespectful of Dutch football then, and particularly were probably lulled into a false sense of over-confidence by the media in having seen off Leeds.  To be fair, that game probably marked the start of a renaissance in the Dutch game and the great Cruyff and Neeskens inspired Ajax side followed soon after.

The Dutch commentary on the winning goal (by Wim Hogendoorn & Theo Koomen) was released as a single and got to no. 21 in the Dutch charts in June 1970.

Three places below them were The Humblebums.

 

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1 hour ago, bluearmyfaction said:

The Dutch commentary on the winning goal (by Wim Hogendoorn & Theo Koomen) was released as a single and got to no. 21 in the Dutch charts in June 1970.

Three places below them were The Humblebums.

 

Brilliant 👏

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Hampden Park burns amidst a riot stemming from the belief among both Celtic and Rangers fans that the 1909 Scottish Cup Final between the two sides was being deliberately fixed to line the pockets of the SFA blazers.

The cup was withheld that season after the riot and the press compared it to The Battle of Langside that took place nearby in the 15th century.

I wrote about it in more detail here.

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7 hours ago, Meatwad said:

Hampden Park burns amidst a riot stemming from the belief among both Celtic and Rangers fans that the 1909 Scottish Cup Final between the two sides was being deliberately fixed to line the pockets of the SFA blazers.

The cup was withheld that season after the riot and the press compared it to The Battle of Langside that took place nearby in the 15th century.

I wrote about it in more detail here.

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"Unlike now where Rangers hold the sway over league titles"

Dead Rangers?

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15 hours ago, doogster said:

That is a brilliant photo of Souness staring Socrates down.  He genuinely looks like Yosser Hughes (or the other way round); Yosser was right all along! 😄

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Souness must have really rattled him, they only put four past us !

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I remember Jock Stein being interviewed after that match.

I can't remember a team Manager, either before or since, being so entirely honest when talking about the game we had just seen.

The gist of what he said was:

They were better than us, more skilled, faster to the ball, they played us off the Park. 

No excuses, no blaming the heat, the ref, the long domestic season, nothing.

Just plain stating it as it was. He was one of a kind. 

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On 02/06/2021 at 20:41, Dundee Hibernian said:

These two Celtic v Leeds games, the socks worn by the away sides in each tie were unusual in that Celtic wore orange socks at Elland Road, while Leeds had red hose at Hampden. It's doubtful that they would do the same these days.

 

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I'm sure I once read that when Celtic were asked to change socks, Leeds offered them a set of royal blue ones which clearly weren't going to be accepted. 

 

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On 01/06/2021 at 08:54, Drew Brees said:

 

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The good old days of the self deprecating banner.

Can't find an image of it but "Don't worry lads Ally MacLeod's in Blackpool" 😄

 

 

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1 hour ago, Lurkst said:

I'm sure I once read that when Celtic were asked to change socks, Leeds offered them a set of royal blue ones which clearly weren't going to be accepted. 

 

Think that may be correct: I either watched the game on tv or listened via radio, and recall a commentator saying a member of Celtic's backroom staff (and now I'm possibly imagining, but Sean Fallon sticks in the mind) had been dispatched to a Leeds sports shop to buy socks for the players to wear .

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6 minutes ago, Drew Brees said:

Fir park

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Now I'm all "misty eyed" - my old papa collapsed and died on that terracing in a game against Airdrie. He was Airdrie through and through, my dad Motherwell daft. Fitting that he passed at that game 😢

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