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On 26/06/2021 at 20:23, Hawkeye the Gnu said:

Souness was an absolute thug, but at least when wearing the dark blue he was OUR thug.

Wish we had him on the pitch against Uruguay in 86, yet another example of Ferguson cutting off his nose to spite his face, 

Souness told players Ferguson told him he would be dropped for the game  because Souness had  taken the Rangers manager job

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On 28/06/2021 at 17:50, Willie adie said:

Wish we had him on the pitch against Uruguay in 86, yet another example of Ferguson cutting off his nose to spite his face, 

Souness told players Ferguson told him he would be dropped for the game  because Souness had  taken the Rangers manager job

Why did he pick him for the first two games then, given that Souness had taken the Rangers job back in the April?

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Image 1 - Glasgow Cup Final Celtic v Third Lanark Football Programme 08/04/1963Cover of the programme for the Glasgow Cup Final 1963, which Third Lanark won 2-1, to lift the Cup for the fourth - and last - time. 4 years later Thirds went bust and Celtic won the European Cup.

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53 minutes ago, Jacksgranda said:

Image 1 - Glasgow Cup Final Celtic v Third Lanark Football Programme 08/04/1963Cover of the programme for the Glasgow Cup Final 1963, which Third Lanark won 2-1, to lift the Cup for the fourth - and last - time. 4 years later Thirds went bust and Celtic won the European Cup.

Monday night football before Sky!

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was bored at work and wondered why it was a Monday night...as with most internet searches, i got bored and ended up down a different path...anway..

what I did find was this match report. I've never seen teams listed like that before Haffey, Mackay and Kennedy...McNeill and Price . Anyone care to explaing the formation / positions?

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36 minutes ago, Dylangt7 said:

was bored at work and wondered why it was a Monday night...as with most internet searches, i got bored and ended up down a different path...anway..

what I did find was this match report. I've never seen teams listed like that before Haffey, Mackay and Kennedy...McNeill and Price . Anyone care to explaing the formation / positions?

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2-3-5
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or

W-W (variation on W-M)
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formation


Divers Chalmers Murdoch Craig Brogan
McNamee McNeill Price
MacKay Kennedy
Haffey (GK)

or

Divers Murdoch Brogan
Chalmers Craig
McNamee McNeill Price
MacKay Kennedy
Haffey (GK)

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2 hours ago, Northboy said:

Monday night football before Sky!

It was rearranged from December when it was postponed due to weather and at that stage of the season a Saturday date was out of the question. The semi finals of the Scottish Cup were on the 13th of April, and as Celtic were playing in that (against Raith Rovers) it was probably arranged for the Monday to give them an extra couple of days to recover for the semi final.

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2 hours ago, Mr. X said:

Programme from Royal Arsenal v Hearts,  30th March 1891    

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That would be worth a pretty penny!

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7 hours ago, Monkey Tennis said:

Why did he pick him for the first two games then, given that Souness had taken the Rangers job back in the April?

It was Frank Mcavennie revealed it on sportsound a few weeks back that Souness had told him he new Ferguson was going to to it

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16 minutes ago, Willie adie said:

It was Frank Mcavennie revealed it on sportsound a few weeks back that Souness had told him he new Ferguson was going to to it

Perhaps you shouldn't have stated it as fact at the top of the page if that was the quality of your source.

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10 hours ago, Monkey Tennis said:

Why did he pick him for the first two games then, given that Souness had taken the Rangers job back in the April?

Saw an interview with Souness recently talking about this, a bit of a myth that Ferguson dropped him for the Uruguay match, GS told how a combination of a stomach bug and the heat and altitude of the playing conditions in the first two matches saw him lose a stone in weight across both matches and, by his own admission contribute next to nothing... he said to Ferguson after the West Germany game he was toiling and didn't feel he had 90 minutes in him for Uruguay. 

You do wonder aloud though how much of a difference he would have made against what was, essentially a team of animals, although the flip side of that coin is that there is a fair possibility he would have been sent off. 

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On 02/07/2021 at 18:26, Jacksgranda said:

It was rearranged from December when it was postponed due to weather and at that stage of the season a Saturday date was out of the question. The semi finals of the Scottish Cup were on the 13th of April, and as Celtic were playing in that (against Raith Rovers) it was probably arranged for the Monday to give them an extra couple of days to recover for the semi final.

 

On 02/07/2021 at 16:12, Northboy said:

Monday night football before Sky!


Monday was a common day for midweek games in decades after WWII anyway.

They didn't seem bothered for having 2/3 clear days between games like nowadays.

Not sure why. Get it out the way? Closer to fans payday the previous Friday?

To give some random midweek examples:

* Partick and Morton both made their home European debuts on Mondays during mid-1960s

* numerous Scottish Cup replays were on Mondays

* more Scottish clubs seem to have opened their floodlights on Mondays than any other night

* Monday night was the most common night used in the Anglo-Scottish Floodlight League of the mid-1950s

It was even more common down south: there'd be numerous matches in England on Monday nights during 1960s - sometimes more than on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.

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