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john scott

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  • Birthday 11/03/1967

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    Newcastle United and St Mirren.

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  1. Brian clough took the Nottingham forest team into the pub in Paisley owned by Celtic manager Davy Hay a couple of hours before a European tie and said Davy told us to drop the tabs on him in... give the the boys what they want... back of Gilmore street... name escapes me.... then won the game 2-0 I started following saints mid 80s. 1st game Dec 83. I'm pretty sure it was just called Davy Hays too. Think i can remember locals pointing it out to me at the time. Takes me back reading about Slasher and Simon. Can remember meeting them both but can't picture them. Can remember talking to Simon about his Prague trip. It was a bit of a novelty back then because such places weren't as easily accessible. The Gordon people have referred to. I'm wondering if he used to be nicknamed Gudge? Used to be a regular with the North End saints.
  2. Used to love the old Pannini books. Probably brought saints to my attention for the 1st time. I had no idea where they played, which town even. Then when i caught sight of those magnificent Love St floodlights on my 1st ever visit north of the border and someone told me St Mirren played there, my mind thought of those books straight away. Until then they'd always just been that mysterious team in black and white at the back of my sticker book. The OF got a double page while us provincial nobodies had to make do with one page 🙂
  3. Remember Jimmy Glass for Carlisle? What a moment, unless you were a Scarborough fan. Last day of the season, Carlisle and Scarborough trying to avoid dropping out the football league. Scarborough had done enough and their game had ended IIRC. Done enough providing Carlisle don't score again. Up comes the keeper and bang it all turns around.
  4. Kasper Schmeichel touched on the subject in yesterday's football focus. Said "Yes the business side of it is important but it should also be a passion project".
  5. Well done Leicester. Stuff of dreams for their fans. Looked certs for relegation in the not too distant past and now they've seen their club win the premier league and FA cup. The blueprint of an ambitious, well ran club. Sadly the polar opposite of my home club Newcastle who merely exist and are happy to finish 17th for eternity ☹️.
  6. Cheers. I know I'm getting on a bit but I certainly wasn't at any of the last three in the 60s ☺. I don't recall such a glut of meetings around the turn of the the century from 90s to 2000's but as I say, I'm getting on. I'm sure it was the 2001 game though. Thanks again.
  7. Was talking to a Norwich fan at work tonight and was telling him I was at a friendly v Norwich at Love Street once. Couldn't tell him too much as my memories of the game are sketchy. Wondering if anyone can find and post some details. Line ups etc. I told him I thought Ewan Roberts was playing for Norwich. May have been in the 90s and possibly a 3-3 draw?
  8. Remarkable achievement for Mechelen to actually win the trophy in their 1st season of European football. Hadn't realised that was their European debut season.
  9. Is it cos we haven't played those games and so not won the points...yet?
  10. Aye, was a good week that. Was at the 1st two. Carlisle was my first ever away game with Newcastle. Went as a 15 year old in 1982. Terrible showing and a 2-0 defeat in the old 2nd division. The regular away trippers around me were seething at such a display but I was just thrilled to be at an actual away game. Can remember one visit not too many years ago for a 'friendly' when we received a less than warm welcome. Despite that I generally want Carlisle to do well.
  11. Had a train trip to a Barrow game booked before football was halted. Trying to get round the 92 league grounds, although I think it's down to 90 since the demise of Bury and Coventry sharing with Birmingham. Currently on 75 at their current homes. Was gonna risk going to Barrow in anticipation of them hopefully gaining a league two place but had to cancel.
  12. Looks a cracking old place that. Love the 'character' ☺ of the older grounds and pleased I grew up watching the game at some good old venues. Sadly they are all being gradually replaced by functional but dull new builds. On the non league scene down here, I get to the odd Dunston game. They're only a few miles from me. Sure they're in the same league as Workington. Will look out for the fixture over there. Wouldn't mind a trip, tier restrictions allowing of course.
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