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Kenny Dalglish at Cumbernauld United


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In his autobiography, Kenny Dalglish says that he scored four goals on his debut for Cumbernauld United in season 1967-68.  Does anybody know who Cumbernauld's opponents were in that match?  And can anyone confirm that he did score four in the game?  Thanks :-)

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Many thanks, Statto 1967.  I see that it was actually his second game for Cumbernauld, rather that his debut.  By the way, I had actually checked that website but didn't find the page you directed me to, so thanks for that.  So, that now throws up the related question;  who did Cumbernauld Utd play on Dalglish's debut?

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I have two souvenir boklets issued by Cumbernauld Unuted. Uniteds very first match was at Dunipace on Monday 31st July 1967 which they won 5-2. Dalgliesh did not play in this game. It is stated in the other booklet that he did score four goals in his second match for the club, a 5-1 win over Yoker, No date given for this game. United were playing their home games at the Sportsfield in Kilsyth at this time as Ravenswood was not yet ready. The files of the Kilsyth Chronicle may have reports on some of these games as this paper also covered Cumbernauld news at this time. The Motherwell library holds the back issues of this paper as Kilsyth is now part of North Lanarkshire. Dalgleish scored 37 goals in his season at United, not bad for a 16/17 year old.

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17 hours ago, gogsy said:

Any truth in the story that when Jock Stein asked him if he wanted to go out for a second season to Cumbernauld Dalglish told him to "get tae **** I'm not going back there":unsure2:

He did refuse to go back on loan but don't know if he told him get tae ****

 

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Opening of Ravenswood 

Jock Stein took Celtic team including the Lisbon Lions to play Cumbernauld United 

In a 15mins each way game Bobby Lennox and Willie Wallace scored in a 2-0 win 

Then they played against a Celtic Starlets side losing 4-1 Macari x2 Conolly Quinn  and Rae scoring for Cumbernauld 

Opening of Guys Meadow in 1974

Manchester United were the opponents in a 3-1 defeat 

Both were record attendances of over 4000 

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Thanks for the excellent information guys.  I saw Kenny Dalglish playing for Cumbernauld United in a Scottish Cup 1st round tie at Victoria Park in Irvine.  It was on the 4th November 1967 and a young, red-cheeked Dalglish scored twice in Cumbernauld's 5-2 win.  Both Joe Wark and Jumbo Muir played for Irvine Victoria that day.  The Scottish Cup match was actually the second time he had played for Cumbernauld United at Victoria Park.  A month previously Cumbernauld had come to Irvine to take on the Vics in the 1st round of the West of Scotland Cup but I can't remember whether I was at that game or not.

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1 hour ago, The clean living guy said:

I didn't know that Cumbernauld played at ravenswood before Guy Meadows. 

 

And at Kilsyth Sportsfield before Ravenswood as I have already mentioned. Incidentally a pre-WW2 Cumbernauld team had played at Guys Meadow  so it was really a return to their spiritual home.

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