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On 08/06/2022 at 16:21, Dunfermline Don said:


Just noticed that the photos on the cover show some of the biggest teams in Scotland at the time and a certain city has no representation!

I have nearly all the Scottish League Review books.

It has to said the stats in them, at least the early editions, are absolutely atrociously inaccurate. 

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On 10/06/2022 at 20:34, Dundee Hibernian said:

Centrefold (SFLR 80-81).

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Some great players in there, a few wee fatties, and Andy Considine's dad. John McMaster, especially, was a player I admired, but bad injuries, some not vey accidental, restricted his career.

Bobby Clark blowing out his arse, just getting to the photo.

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On 09/06/2022 at 22:52, Arch Stanton said:

They are, always happy to talk about their playing days with the occasional (good natured) dig at me since they had a pretty decent record against St. Mirren towards the end of their careers.

Gal in particular regularly brings up a game at Love St. in the season when we won the cup. He saved a Gardner Speirs penalty and Bankies won 1-0.

Two really genuine guys, great servants to the Bankies and indeed the Sons too.  Is Coan's Bar your local btw ?

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20 hours ago, Ya Bezzer! said:

I have nearly all the Scottish League Review books.

It has to said the stats in them, at least the early editions, are absolutely atrociously inaccurate. 

I'm sure I have the full set in the loft, and yes, there were a few errors.

The earlier editions of The Wee Red Book were also pockmarked with mistakes and some very random photo pages.

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Lochgelly Albert Juniors, 1948/49.1505314138465_orig.thumb.jpeg.b5f752f0b9aace320e75a506a8e04b76.jpeg

Lochgelly briefly had a football team in the league in the 20s- Lochgelly United, who featured in the doomed third division of 1923-26. The "Happylanders" (what a nickname) had an undistinguished league career but astonishingly a shakycam video exists of their cup tie versus Celtic from the 1922-23 season. Amazing really:

https://streamable.com/en5mo

Celtic won 3-2 that day at United's Recreation Park. Recreation Park subsequently had houses built on it, but one of United's earlier grounds, Reid's Park, is still open ground, with a vestigal remnant of the old western banking still visible.

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Both clubs shared gold & black colours. The "Berts" are a small club who will be in EOS Division Two next season. Lochgelly United recently re-appeared as a strong amateur team in the Fife Amateur League, playing at Moore Park, not far from Gardiners' Park where the "Berts" have been based since inception.

 

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29 minutes ago, Ivo den Bieman said:

Lochgelly Albert Juniors, 1948/49.1505314138465_orig.thumb.jpeg.b5f752f0b9aace320e75a506a8e04b76.jpeg

Lochgelly briefly had a football team in the league in the 20s- Lochgelly United, who featured in the doomed third division of 1923-26. The "Happylanders" (what a nickname) had an undistinguished league career but astonishingly a shakycam video exists of their cup tie versus Celtic from the 1922-23 season. Amazing really:

https://streamable.com/en5mo

Celtic won 3-2 that day at United's Recreation Park. Recreation Park subsequently had houses built on it, but one of United's earlier grounds, Reid's Park, is still open ground, with a vestigal remnant of the old western banking still visible.

lochutd.JPG.fbe874d2542a7fcf24338f3fc637fea1.JPG

Both clubs shared gold & black colours. The "Berts" are a small club who will be in EOS Division Two next season. Lochgelly United recently re-appeared as a strong amateur team in the Fife Amateur League, playing at Moore Park, not far from Gardiners' Park where the "Berts" have been based since inception.

 

That video is brilliant. Presumably you were refused entry if you didn't have a hat?

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On 12/06/2022 at 13:51, Dundee Hibernian said:

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Noting, as @Ya Bezzer! points out, some statistics are wildly wrong in the SFLR, the publisher also managed to get John Gallacher's name wrong in a photo caption beside the list of Sons where the name is spelt correctly.

 

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The above mentioned Gerry Marshall and Pat McCluskey in the same photo

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3 hours ago, Ivo den Bieman said:

Lochgelly Albert Juniors, 1948/49.1505314138465_orig.thumb.jpeg.b5f752f0b9aace320e75a506a8e04b76.jpeg

Lochgelly briefly had a football team in the league in the 20s- Lochgelly United, who featured in the doomed third division of 1923-26. The "Happylanders" (what a nickname) had an undistinguished league career but astonishingly a shakycam video exists of their cup tie versus Celtic from the 1922-23 season. Amazing really:

https://streamable.com/en5mo

Celtic won 3-2 that day at United's Recreation Park. Recreation Park subsequently had houses built on it, but one of United's earlier grounds, Reid's Park, is still open ground, with a vestigal remnant of the old western banking still visible.

lochutd.JPG.fbe874d2542a7fcf24338f3fc637fea1.JPG

Both clubs shared gold & black colours. The "Berts" are a small club who will be in EOS Division Two next season. Lochgelly United recently re-appeared as a strong amateur team in the Fife Amateur League, playing at Moore Park, not far from Gardiners' Park where the "Berts" have been based since inception.

 

That's amazing! Obligatory crowd shots showing moustachioed men wearing flat caps, and even wee boys wearing flat caps but sans moustache. Solitary policeman plodding stoically round the perimeter

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4 hours ago, Ivo den Bieman said:

Lochgelly Albert Juniors, 1948/49.1505314138465_orig.thumb.jpeg.b5f752f0b9aace320e75a506a8e04b76.jpeg

Lochgelly briefly had a football team in the league in the 20s- Lochgelly United, who featured in the doomed third division of 1923-26. The "Happylanders" (what a nickname) had an undistinguished league career but astonishingly a shakycam video exists of their cup tie versus Celtic from the 1922-23 season. Amazing really:

https://streamable.com/en5mo

Celtic won 3-2 that day at United's Recreation Park. Recreation Park subsequently had houses built on it, but one of United's earlier grounds, Reid's Park, is still open ground, with a vestigal remnant of the old western banking still visible.

lochutd.JPG.fbe874d2542a7fcf24338f3fc637fea1.JPG

Both clubs shared gold & black colours. The "Berts" are a small club who will be in EOS Division Two next season. Lochgelly United recently re-appeared as a strong amateur team in the Fife Amateur League, playing at Moore Park, not far from Gardiners' Park where the "Berts" have been based since inception.

 

Film from the days before the phrase "Look away now if you don't want to know the score" was coined. Lovely stuff.

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Sad to see wee Davie Wilson's passing announced to day. Aged 85, Davie played for many years at Ibrox and was instrumental in many of the club's triumphs in the 'sixties. Later he turned out for Dundee United and then Dumbarton, both with considerable success. He favoured his right foot, but was very good with his left, and mostly turned out as a left winger.

Also a manager at the Sons and Queen of the South, Davie gained 22 caps and scored 10 times (probably) for his country.

One memory of Davie which sticks in my mind was his goal, his second of the match for United, to defeat Partick Thistle at Firhill towards the end of 1969-70 season. Thistle were struggling at the foot of the table, and Davie refused to celebrate his goal as it would have pushed the side he trained with at Firhill towards the abyss. 

Great player.

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Just now, Dundee Hibernian said:

Sad to see wee Davie Wilson's passing announced to day. Aged 85, Davie played for many years at Ibrox and was instrumental in many of the club's triumphs in the 'sixties. Later he turned out for Dundee United and then Dumbarton, both with considerable success. He favoured his right foot, but was very good with his left, and mostly turned out as a left winger.

Also a manager at the Sons and Queen of the South, Davie gained 22 caps and scored 10 times (probably) for his country.

One memory of Davie which sticks in my mind was his goal, his second of the match, to defeat Partick Thistle at Firhill towards the end of 1969-70 season. Thistle were struggling at the foot of the table, and Davie refused to celebrate his goal as it would have pushed the side he trained with at Firhill towards the abyss. 

Great player.

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I seem to remember him paying for our reserves in his late 40s

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14 minutes ago, Dundee Hibernian said:

Think he was in his early 40s when he was at Killie, but he was always naturally fit, helped by being a non drinker/non smoker.

He was born less than 2 weeks  before my father so by the time I was going to the football regularly he was nearing the end of his career.  

I became more aware of him when he came to Kilmarnock as assistant manager.   Could still cross a great ball during the warm ups.  

As you say he was very fit, probably someone well ahead of the trend in his playing days. 

I think I was talking rubbish when I said he played for our reserves in his late 40s - I now think that was Rab Stewart. 

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