Archie McSquackle Posted December 3, 2022 Share Posted December 3, 2022 Accies v Arabs 1993. Pretty sure the gentleman known as Fergie was standing a couple of rows in front of me at this game, unless everyfuckingbody in Hamilfuckington swore at every second fuckingword. Guessing Fergie is long dead. First noticed him at Hamilton Accies v Aberdeen Scottish Cup tie round about January 1979. There was 12,000 there that day. Same fixture same month 5 years later the crowd was down to 5000. Fergie was at both games. Back then i thought he was just howling at the moon. Now in my later years i realise he was a passionate eccentric who wore his first love on his sleeve.Yeah, Fergie (Ian Russell) died a good while ago. I grew up in Hamilton and the old Douglas Park was a great traditional ground to visit. Hamilton (like most places in the west of Scotland) suffers greatly from many locals supporting other teams (and I appreciate the irony of me speaking as a Motherwell supporter) but in those days, when football was more affordable, a group of us (Accies, Motherwell, Rangers and Celtic supporters alike) would go to games ( Cup games, midweek etc) just to enjoy going to the football. I don't think it's as easy or as affordable now, particularly with seating. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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