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chico1874

What year/age group was that - all seems very familiar but my memories totally shot!

 

 

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We are all 39/40 and played together at u15s/16s around "87/88 Brian "corky" Davies was our manager.

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kevinc

Correct, however my experience of him as a coach prior to his conviction was that he was a great guy

who was years ahead of his time in terms of coaching/playing style.

 

Are you are suggesting that an individual's experience of someone at a particular point in time is not valid because

that individual then goes on at a later date to commit an offence, sexual or otherwise?

 

e.g. Harold Shipman's ma and most of his patients loved him, their views on their experience of him are not

wiped because at a later date he committed a heinous crime!

Absolutely not, however, I never thought he was a great guy. I thought he was a great coach and predator with underage girls. his multiple victims and their families views probably differ from yours also. would you leave the great guy alone with an underage teenage family member?

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Jambomb

We are all 39/40 and played together at u15s/16s around "87/88 Brian "corky" Davies was our manager.

 

Yep, I was in that team!

 

 

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keith1964

Meadowmill 1974 - 1979

 

Haddington Star 1979 - 1981

 

Tranent Thistle 1982 - 1983

 

lothian Thistle 1984

 

L& B Police B Div 1984 - 1986

 

Played Sunday Amateur up until 1996

 

Schools Prestonpans Primary & Preston Lodge and Lothian Schools Rep

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Meadowmill 1974 - 1979

 

Haddington Star 1979 - 1981

 

Tranent Thistle 1982 - 1983

 

lothian Thistle 1984

 

L& B Police B Div 1984 - 1986

 

Played Sunday Amateur up until 1996

 

Schools Prestonpans Primary & Preston Lodge and Lothian Schools Rep

 

Southside Police (A divison) 1956-1964/5 ish

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albishop

A long time ago I was a temperamental goal keeper

 

Uphall primary 85/86Broxburn Academy 87 to 91

In between I played for Strathbrock u13, some Livi team, Bathgate Thistle U15, Easton Villa u16 (1990) Broxburn Ibrox u18, Strathbrock and Winchbrugh u21s.

In between I played for Cardross Amateurs which was the wildest season ever.I did play a few games for Broxburn Juniors including 1 against a Hearts Select before my hip packed in. It was an honor to play on the same field as Eammon Bannon!

For the last few years I've been coaching the local kids how to play "soccer" Scottish style.

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bobskeldon

Absolutely not, however, I never thought he was a great guy. I thought he was a great coach and predator with underage girls. his multiple victims and their families views probably differ from yours also. would you leave the great guy alone with an underage teenage family member?

 

I am confused because i can only assume that nobody knew him as a coach AND a "predator with underage girls" or if they did, they obviously

didn't take any steps to ensure the girls received the protection they were entitled to and deserved!

 

I only knew him as a football coach, a few years later I read about his conviction, which appalled me! Are you saying that when you considered him to be a "great coach" you knew he was also a "predator with underage girls"? If not, it would appear that you are in fact suggesting that people's experiences of an individual or their relationship with that individual should be invalid or changed because at a later date (could be 10/20 years) the individual commits a crime. Perhaps you could clarify this for me.

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chico1874

Yep, I was in that team!

 

 

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Did you go to great Yarmouth/Norwich canary cup?

 

That was some trip!

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keith1964

A long time ago I was a temperamental goal keeper

 

Uphall primary 85/86Broxburn Academy 87 to 91

In between I played for Strathbrock u13, some Livi team, Bathgate Thistle U15, Easton Villa u16 (1990) Broxburn Ibrox u18, Strathbrock and Winchbrugh u21s.

In between I played for Cardross Amateurs which was the wildest season ever.I did play a few games for Broxburn Juniors including 1 against a Hearts Select before my hip packed in. It was an honor to play on the same field as Eammon Bannon!

For the last few years I've been coaching the local kids how to play "soccer" Scottish style.

 

 

Are not all Goalkeepers tempreMENTAL , and yes I was a Goalkeeper

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Floyd

Willie white took my school team for a short space of time too. Hillpark secondary.

 

Cathkin were a decent side, lost to them in Glasgow schools cup final out at Lowmoss pitches the same day as Hearts 5-1 in the Scottish cup final- bad bad day. Can remember the Cathkin mini bus turning up with rangers flags that day. We had beat them a few weeks earlier in the league and lost 4-2 in the cup final.

 

That sounds about right with the Rangers flags. I had left the school in 1995, and for the five years I was there, I was the only Jambo.

 

Jesus, there was even more Aberdeen fans than us!!!!

 

My last ever game was a cup final in the early 90's against Holyrood up at Petershill I think........ Got sent off that day and didn't get my medal until the Monday morning back at school as I took a big time huff after my red card, which with hindsight was probably deserved.

 

Looking back maybe Willie White was right all along?

 

When I'm back in work in Tuesday, I think I will drop him an email and tell him so.

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bebeto

A long time ago I was a temperamental goal keeper

 

Uphall primary 85/86Broxburn Academy 87 to 91

In between I played for Strathbrock u13, some Livi team, Bathgate Thistle U15, Easton Villa u16 (1990) Broxburn Ibrox u18, Strathbrock and Winchbrugh u21s.

In between I played for Cardross Amateurs which was the wildest season ever.I did play a few games for Broxburn Juniors including 1 against a Hearts Select before my hip packed in. It was an honor to play on the same field as Eammon Bannon!

For the last few years I've been coaching the local kids how to play "soccer" Scottish style.

 

Was that Cardross Amatuers from Cardross down Helensbourgh way? Think one of the coaches was called Lyndsay or something? Around 2001/2 they offered me all travel expenses to come down from Glasgow new boots and two pair of Goalkeepers gloves a year to sign for them. Knocked them back and stayed with Calton Athletic, (I wasnt a recovering Junkie or alkie lol knew the guy that step up Calton Athletic since I was a kid)

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kevinc

I am confused because i can only assume that nobody knew him as a coach AND a "predator with underage girls" or if they did, they obviously

didn't take any steps to ensure the girls received the protection they were entitled to and deserved!

 

I only knew him as a football coach, a few years later I read about his conviction, which appalled me! Are you saying that when you considered him to be a "great coach" you knew he was also a "predator with underage girls"? If not, it would appear that you are in fact suggesting that people's experiences of an individual or their relationship with that individual should be invalid or changed because at a later date (could be 10/20 years) the individual commits a crime. Perhaps you could clarify this for me.

I will try and clear up the confusion. when I played for the team he coached, he was widely considered a fantastic coach. He was also a PE teacher who was widely considered a creep with an unhealthy interest in his female pupils. I witnessed one instance of a pupil's father coming into school and challenging him to a square go, this related to an inappropriate comment he made about a 14 year old girl's t!ts; rumours were abound about his socialising with the volleyball & basketball girls, I am not privy to the number of complaints made about him, however, there were complaints. As previously stated you are perfectly entitled to continue to consider him a great guy and hold him in high esteem.

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Deevers

A long, long long time ago :

 

Perth City Boys Club

 

Letham BC

 

Scone Thistle (till I got cartilage trouble and then it all ended!!)

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bobskeldon

I will try and clear up the confusion. when I played for the team he coached, he was widely considered a fantastic coach. He was also a PE teacher who was widely considered a creep with an unhealthy interest in his female pupils. I witnessed one instance of a pupil's father coming into school and challenging him to a square go, this related to an inappropriate comment he made about a 14 year old girl's t!ts; rumours were abound about his socialising with the volleyball & basketball girls, I am not privy to the number of complaints made about him, however, there were complaints. As previously stated you are perfectly entitled to continue to consider him a great guy and hold him in high esteem.

 

 

That does partly clear it up in that YOU had an experience of him both as a coach AND as someone who you regarded (at the same time presumably) as a "creep with an unhealthy interest in his female pupils"! Therefore, this entitles you to NOT consider him having at any point been a "great guy".

 

However, I am still confused as to WHY (should you have known about his interest in underage girls) you would ever have considered him a "great coach". Had I had this information at the time I considered him to be a "great coach', I would have had a different view as a "great coach" in my eyes would be someone who was never under any circumstances a "creep with an unhealthy interest in his female pupils"!

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kevinc

That does partly clear it up in that YOU had an experience of him both as a coach AND as someone who you regarded (at the same time presumably) as a "creep with an unhealthy interest in his female pupils"! Therefore, this entitles you to NOT consider him having at any point been a "great guy".

 

However, I am still confused as to WHY (should you have known about his interest in underage girls) you would ever have considered him a "great coach". Had I had this information at the time I considered him to be a "great coach', I would have had a different view as a "great coach" in my eyes would be someone who was never under any circumstances a "creep with an unhealthy interest in his female pupils"!

Thre were rumours nothing confirmed and he had not been convicted, he wasn't intersted in my t!ts, I learned loads trough his coaching which was fantastic. Was not keen on him as a person.

 

Despite you knowing about his convictions you still consider him a great guy, odd.

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bobskeldon

Thre were rumours nothing confirmed and he had not been convicted, he wasn't intersted in my t!ts, I learned loads trough his coaching which was fantastic. Was not keen on him as a person.

 

Despite you knowing about his convictions you still consider him a great guy, odd.

 

 

Not sure why you think this "odd" as my reference to all the "great guys" in my post were in the context of MY experience with them as coaches 'historically' e.g. I have no idea whether these guys are great guys now or not!.

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albishop
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Was that Cardross Amatuers from Cardross down Helensbourgh way? Think one of the coaches was called Lyndsay or something? Around 2001/2 they offered me all travel expenses to come down from Glasgow new boots and two pair of Goalkeepers gloves a year to sign for them. Knocked them back and stayed with Calton Athletic, (I wasnt a recovering Junkie or alkie lol knew the guy that step up Calton Athletic since I was a kid)

 

Im afraid it was a different team, one based in West Lothian and playing in the Edinburgh leagues.

We finished 2nd to a team ran by Wayne Foster and Neil Berry and reached a cup final against the same team. Unfortunately one of the guys had arranged a Stag party on a specific date and we ended up reaching the final which was the day after the Stag party. Needless to say the final didn't go too well..

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kevinc

Not sure why you think this "odd" as my reference to all the "great guys" in my post were in the context of MY experience with them as coaches 'historically' e.g. I have no idea whether these guys are great guys now or not!.

I think it is odd that you refer to him as a great guy despite knowing about his convictions as a sex offender. You are now saying you are aware of his conviction but you have no idea whether he is still great, I find this odd.

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Floyd

Im afraid it was a different team, one based in West Lothian and playing in the Edinburgh leagues.

We finished 2nd to a team ran by Wayne Foster and Neil Berry and reached a cup final against the same team. Unfortunately one of the guys had arranged a Stag party on a specific date and we ended up reaching the final which was the day after the Stag party. Needless to say the final didn't go too well..

 

Thats one of the reasons I chucked playing for my mates Sunday team, I would show up on a Sunday lunchtime sober and find half of the boys either still jaked or taking gear before kick off.......

 

There is nothing worse than watching one of your team mates puking his guts up at the side of the pitch minutes before kick off, knowing that he is the guy who is playing alongside you in centre midfield and is due to cover you when you go forward. The joys of playing with a team of heidbangers from the East End of Glasgow!!!!

 

Although I have to say that the parties after we won a trophy were legendary and I even managed to not get sent off in a cup final for a change*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*starting from the bench and coming on in injury time maybe played its part in that though*

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bobskeldon

I think it is odd that you refer to him as a great guy despite knowing about his convictions as a sex offender. You are now saying you are aware of his conviction but you have no idea whether he is still great, I find this odd.

 

No, with respect, the point I was making was that we all (unless we know otherwise) have historical perceptions of people we knew/had relationships with/were coached by (and they can only be historical if they are in the past) and that these perceptions are based on our own experiences. My perception of him as a "great guy" in 1975 is a true/honest/personal perception based on 1975. However, whether he is or is not a "great guy" 37 years later is a judgement only his family/friends/colleagues who know him now can make. You seem to be having trouble with the concepts of historical/current relationships and/or behaviour and the capacity for change. I sincerely hope that over the past 30 odd years, he has served his punishment, considered and changed his behaviour and is now someone who his family, friends and the people in his community consider to be a "great guy". That can only be of benefit to society. Personally, I have no view on whether he is a "great guy" or not now because I don't know him!

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Poseidon

Longside Primary - '86-'93

Mintlaw Academy - '93-'99

Longside Thistle -'97-'99

St Andrews Uni 1sts (colours) - '99-'02

Gorgie Hearts/Silverknowes Star about '04-'06 I think (booze and bursd taken it's toll by this point)

2 appearances for Real Maroon around 2008 (scoring 3 goals :) )

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chester copperpot

 

 

Peffermill Primary School - P4 (B Team)

 

Craigentinny Primary School - (P5,6,7 A&B Team)

 

Portobello High School ('87-90)

 

Portobello Boys Club - U - 13's (1988)

 

Edina Hibs - U-14's, 15's, 16's, 21's (1988-93) (played with Jackie McNamara, Gary O'Conner (The Hearts goalie, not the Junkster).

 

Napier University 1st XI - (1993-1997)

 

Had a stint with Dunfermline and H##s as a kid but unfortunately, I was pretty gash. Also represented Scottish Uni's once.

 

 

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Rudolf's Mate

I was there.

 

We managed to convince a steward to escort us from the Celtic end along the front of the old enclosure, who upon seeing 14/15 yr old youths being led from the Celtic end gave us absolute dogs abuse. think you managed to give the Celtic dugout and Billy McNeil 'the vickeys' before we were safely deposited in the home end.

 

Think we won as well. Good times..

 

Euro trip would be quality, although am away a lot in August so might have to group stages! When's the draw?

 

The Billy McNeil salute was one of my finer moments :thumbsup:

 

 

We are all 39/40 and played together at u15s/16s around "87/88 Brian "corky" Davies was our manager.

 

Brian was a legend.

 

Yep, I was in that team!

 

 

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:thumbsup:

 

Did you go to great Yarmouth/Norwich canary cup?

 

That was some trip!

 

This was the mother of all trips. So many stories about this one. Getting into a spot of bother with another team and I think LD got a crate stuck on his foot whilst trying to throw punches. Coming back from the town hammered and trying to make beans on the cooker and waking up in the morning having nearly gassed us all! This was the season Newcastle got relegated and played Norwich last game of the season.

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Politbordeaux

Inch Primary A & B teams 82-84

Inch Colts Boys Club at same time (12's, 13's & 14's)

Broughty United 13's & 14's

Comrie Colts 14's/15's

Cowdenbeath 15's/16's

Prestonfield 17's/18's

Dunfermline Jubilee Juniors

Prestonfield 21's

Tuliallen, Crossgates, Steelend, Lochgelly, Lochore, Luncarty, Dundonald Bluebell Juniors

Townhill Amateurs

 

Played with loads of boys who made it to different levels - Grant Johnson (Dundee Utd), Stewart Garden (Dundee Utd and new Montrose manager), Colin Cameron and Iain Ferguson (Hearts) and Andy Tod (D'line, Bradford, Hearts, etc).

KyleLauren wouldn't have got to at Inch where he did if it wasn't for my unerring ability to think one move behind him. :huh::teehee:

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HampdenHearts

Not seen any folk my age contributing :(. Maybe they are still in my back pocket?

 

How old are you?

 

Who did you play for?

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daveydal

Russell Wright. ring any bells?

 

Went to Craiglockhart and Tynie and my old dear worked in the office at Tynie for years not anymore though

Hahaha Aye buddy...ah stay roond the corner fae you,went tae America with you,your old dear and Stan the refereeing stalwart!!

Good times eh!

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AllyjamboDerbyshire

I think you might be right, how many football pitches were two flights up a stair in Blackfriars St and was that small it has been turned back into someone's living room again. Do you remember big Tam McLeod, he was a great UC guy and the unique strips as well, white with two red bands. Happy days mate!

 

Afraid I don't remember Tam McLeod, though now I think of it maybe I do, but it was over 40 years ago (and a few stone :whistling: )

Great to hear they still played in the white strip in your day, but my memory seems to say that one band was blue? I loved my days at Crossroads, and my football at the teams I ended up at as my lack of inches told, 5'8", and a goally duh! Still these memories are worth all the arthritis I suffer now lol, Again, great taking that walk down memory lane, Bob :thumbsup:

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bobskeldon

Afraid I don't remember Tam McLeod, though now I think of it maybe I do, but it was over 40 years ago (and a few stone :whistling: )

Great to hear they still played in the white strip in your day, but my memory seems to say that one band was blue? I loved my days at Crossroads, and my football at the teams I ended up at as my lack of inches told, 5'8", and a goally duh! Still these memories are worth all the arthritis I suffer now lol, Again, great taking that walk down memory lane, Bob :thumbsup:

 

Tam 'ran' a few Crossroads sides probably from the mid sixties. He was a very big guy with a gammy leg. It's been good sharing a trip down memory lane with you too! :thumbsup:

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King of the North

The Billy McNeil salute was one of my finer moments :thumbsup:

 

 

 

 

Brian was a legend.

 

 

 

:thumbsup:

 

 

 

This was the mother of all trips. So many stories about this one. Getting into a spot of bother with another team and I think LD got a crate stuck on his foot whilst trying to throw punches. Coming back from the town hammered and trying to make beans on the cooker and waking up in the morning having nearly gassed us all! This was the season Newcastle got relegated and played Norwich last game of the season.

 

And then there were four...

 

I remember being gutted at the time, I missed the Norwich trip...

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AllyjamboDerbyshire

Tam 'ran' a few Crossroads sides probably from the mid sixties. He was a very big guy with a gammy leg. It's been good sharing a trip down memory lane with you too! :thumbsup:

That's him. I remember him now :thumbsup: Though he didn't manage the side I played in, for the most part we were managed by a Stan Matthews, he played a bit for Dundee (reserves), but never Blackpool lol.

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chico1874

The Billy McNeil salute was one of my finer moments :thumbsup:

 

 

 

I

Brian was a legend.

 

 

 

:thumbsup:

 

 

 

This was the mother of all trips. So many stories about this one. Getting into a spot of bother with another team and I think LD got a crate stuck on his foot whilst trying to throw punches. Coming back from the town hammered and trying to make beans on the cooker and waking up in the morning having nearly gassed us all! This was the season Newcastle got relegated and played Norwich last game of the season.

 

 

I reckon that Swedish team we played we're one of the dirtiest teams I've ever played against in my puff!

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bobskeldon

That's him. I remember him now :thumbsup: Though he didn't manage the side I played in, for the most part we were managed by a Stan Matthews, he played a bit for Dundee (reserves), but never Blackpool lol.

 

Stan Matthews is now a scout with Hearts.

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Deans Jambo

Boys Clubs

Livingston Thistle u11's-u16's

ICI Juveniles U18's

Murieston United U21's

Central Scotland (step before Scottish Schoolboys)

 

School

Inveralmond High School

West Lothian Schools

 

Trained at Hearts Under 12/13 (Guy called John was coach and Scott Crabbe helped aswell) around 90-91 and With Falkirk around 91-94.(Peter Houston and John Blackley were coaches)

 

From training with Hearts and Falkirk only a few guys seemed to "make it", Andy Seton ex-Falkirk, Robbie Horn ex-Hearts and a few guys in lower division, Gordon Ross the Rugby internationalist was at Hearts when i was there aswell.

I was at Muri for a very short time in '98. Was invited along to training by the coach Joe Queen after playing 5's with him. Done pre-season training and played in a couple of friendlies but I was 21 and Hearts had won the cup that year so it was a decision between standing on the sidelines (knew I'd only get cameo appearances :lol:) or follow the mighty Jt's. Should have stuck with the footie as Hearts were sh*t that season! haha

 

Previous to that;

 

Deans Primary P7 ('87-88)

Broxburn Ibrox U11's - 15's ('87-92)

 

Plenty 5-a-sides but never any 11's since those days.

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Flo

Duddingston Primary 1983 -1986

Portobello High 1986 - 1992 (played on and off over the years when the school ran a team - team contained Jackie MacNamara and Peter Cormack jnr)

 

Napier University 1992 - 1996 (first ever Napier team to play in university league, won prestigious Queen's Park Shield in 1993-1994 for first time in their history when I was club captain).

 

Portobello Thistle Boys Club 1984-1990

Edina Hibs Boys Club 1990-1991

 

After 1991 played East of Scotland Seniors with Lothian Thistle and Edinburgh Athletic before retiring.

 

Currently play over 35's 7 a side football for old Sunday team Duddingston Shamrock in the Spartans Wednesday league where we are defending champions.

 

PS - ust watching some random Bochum v Cottbus German football where the fans just sang to the tune of "By the Light of the Silvery Moon".........

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Budgie.

Played for:

 

Boghall Primary (P6-P7, 1992-1994)

Played alongside Keigan Parker. He was named after Kevin Keegan. When I went to Boghall Primary, he was known as "Keignar Pie" and couldn't spell his own name.

 

Bathgate Academy (first year, 1994-95)

 

Boghall Boys' Club (later Boghall Aces, 1992-c.1996)

Played alongside Richard Brittain, an utter prick.

 

Blackburn Boys' Club

 

Broxburn Boys' Club

 

Played mostly as a forward, also right wing and centre half, though my best position has always been goalkeeper.

 

Small world! :)

 

I played with Boghall Aces around the same time but was in the older team with Richard's big brother. Played centre half with them for about three years. Was best mates with Richard's brother for a long time and we used to drive into Heriot-Watt together.

 

Richard was a bit up himself but wouldn't say he was a prick and these days he definitely has his head screwed on.

 

I played centre half for Bathgate Academy as well for a couple of years. Don't disagree with your assessment of Kiegan. :)

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poggs

Nah, Banksy was in my year, was quite good pals with him and still in contact today through work. He was inside left, I was outside left in our porty team.

 

Felly was a year or two above me. Keith Douglas (nickname moog) was in our team although a year above me, also played for salveson bc - he was the standout in the team, a very clever (and big) centre forward. Was training with hibs as a 16 yo but got hit by a car one morning and cabbaged his knee. Career over.

 

Getting confused now. I was in a porty team then. Davy fellenger, banksie, moog and willie miller were all in the year above me. However, willie millar and moog were young enough to actually play In my year. I played full back in that team for four years but only played about half the games as I was first alternate for both positions as the coach one ###### McGrail preferred others to me. Willie millar played centre half most of the time and was a total bam.

 

Davy fellenger was the greatest footballer I ever played with or against. Knees were goosed by 19 though.

 

 

As of boys club it was porty thistle u10-13, edina(u14) hutchie at 15s (not good enough though) and finally north field.

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savage

clermiston primary school- won b league and a league, school board cup and epssa cup

 

broomhall saints u-10-u-12

 

moved to england for five years

 

returned to deanpark u-18 (played against gary locke-whitehill welfare & pau;l ritchie and kevin thomas at links)

 

strathbrock u-21

 

melbourne thistle- won premier league amongst three or four cups

 

north merchi 21's

 

hutchi vale 21's

 

Civil service and preston athletic in east of scotland league

 

broxburn juniors

 

rosyth juniors

 

crossgates primrose

 

burntisland shipyard

 

back to rosyth juniors

 

now having just finished a year ban Tollcross thistle

 

more clubs than jack nicholas

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gooders

Bruntsfield Primary 1977-1979, managed by Mr Davies and Stan the man

 

Broughton Boys Club 1977-1979, managed by Bill Davidson

 

GorgieVale 1980-1981, cant remember the manager

 

Torpedo Braid 1985- present, managed by Hamish Davidson. We havent played for 4 years however I am convinced I still have the touch and vision of Luca Modric.

 

1986-1987 2 full caps for the Commonwealth v the USA, Camp America

 

Bank of Scotland 1995, managed by anyone

 

A glorious career, sadly cut short due to lack of talent!!

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Schevchenko

Carmondean rovers

 

Fauldhouse utd.

 

Wasn't good enough to get into the Whitburn academy team of 90-95 which happened to be pretty good getting to the Scottish cup final twice in that period!!

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Dayman

Royal high school 2004-2010.

 

Hutchison vale 2004-2006

 

Cowdenbeath 2006-2007

 

Spartans 2007 - 2009

 

South East Region football team 2007?

 

Salvesen 2009- 2011

 

UMFK 2011- present

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Shapes

Royal high school 2004-2010.

 

Hutchison vale 2004-2006

 

Cowdenbeath 2006-2007

 

Spartans 2007 - 2009

 

South East Region football team 2007?

 

Salvesen 2009- 2011

 

UMFK 2011- present

 

Salveson...what age are you? You probably played with my brother.

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moonraker

Started my footballing career, no sorry, started my footballing life kicking a ball about in the street with the other kids in the street. Cars were a rarity so it was OK to run about daft chasing the ball from lamp-post to lamp-post. My older (less handsome, and football-wise marginally more talented) brother and I ( aged 6 & 8 approximately) were always playing football on a wee bit of grass next to our house despite the ominous glowering presence of Mrs Drummond next door , who constantly threatened to report us to the police on account of our unbearable noisy exuberance. The police did indeed call and warned us about our antisocial football antics. Our parents spoke sternly to us while somehow letting us know that Mrs Drummond was a sad repressed old bag who should have better things to with her time than try to stop other people's enjoyment. Since then I've thought that maybe she had a great sadness in her life that made her be that way, and I'm sorry if I pissed her off. Not that sorry though, truth be told. Too late to apologise for the noise I suppose.

 

Organised football began with me lining up for Brunstane Primary v Lismore Primary around 1970 I think (scored a hat trick, chants of you're gonnae get yer ******* heid kicked in ), the good old days. I think Gogo Reilly was the star for Brunstane that day. Played for Portobello Utd Boys Club with a bunch of good players (Alex Gunn, Alan Cruickshank (Crunch), Brian Duncan, Alex Maxwell and others) . Still remember the game on the weekend after Cruyff first revealed the Cruyff Turn to the English speaking world in the Germany World Cup 1974.We all tried to copy what he'd done with no success. Still haven't mastered it.

 

Played for Porty High School after a 2 year break taken up by compulsory rugby. Strangely after a 2 year break feeding balls into scrums I still knew how to play football.

 

I managed to play for Stirling Uni at a good time (3 time winner of Scottish Universities League QP Shield) playing in Stirling Amateur League, Caledonian Amateur League and Scottish Universities League. Proud holder of Scottish Universties 5 a side football championship winners medal.

 

Starred for St Martiner M?dchengymasium teachers in that crunch game against the Sch?ler some years ago.

 

Had a good time playing for Musselburgh Amateurs as a "toonie". Great memories of playing in international tournament in Paris losing out in the final to one of the top teams from Yugoslavia after beating them in "the group". Remember when there was a Yugoslavia? Also played for S & N, CSA (Health Board League- Bizzare), and numerous other clubs and teams.

 

I think at some time I was involved with a team called Dizzie Lizzie's named after a pub in Leith some time.

 

In my long running dotage I played for many years with PVC Beethoven down at Pitz when it was still called that. That was great fun.

 

Somehow I still feel I'm a fine undiscovered talent.

 

Now why do I get this feeling I know you?.....sorry I missed out my one guest appearance for PVC Beethoven.

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AllyjamboDerbyshire

Stan Matthews is now a scout with Hearts.

Really pleased to hear he's still involved with football, and especially with Hearts. He was a really nice guy and I remember his wife often came to watch us play. I hope they are both well.

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buzzbomb

Saw Stan a few weeks back up at Riccarton. Had a stick. Think it's the old arthritis. He was in good fettle though. Still getting out and about watching players and still going to Tynie..

 

 

Really pleased to hear he's still involved with football, and especially with Hearts. He was a really nice guy and I remember his wife often came to watch us play. I hope they are both well.

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GRL1969

Getting confused now. I was in a porty team then. Davy fellenger, banksie, moog and willie miller were all in the year above me. However, willie millar and moog were young enough to actually play In my year. I played full back in that team for four years but only played about half the games as I was first alternate for both positions as the coach one ###### McGrail preferred others to me. Willie millar played centre half most of the time and was a total bam.

 

Davy fellenger was the greatest footballer I ever played with or against. Knees were goosed by 19 though.

 

 

As of boys club it was porty thistle u10-13, edina(u14) hutchie at 15s (not good enough though) and finally north field.

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I never got on with that bearded tit mcgrail so never even attempted to try out for the school team. I played for all the teams you have although i was in Felly, Moog & Willies year so probably a year above yourself. Banksie was the year below us. There was a few really good players in his age group. Gunny, Daz Laidlaw, Stuart Douglas, David Knox were a few i remember. I started off at Porty Thisle, then went to Edina (hearts top under the strip) Felly and i left to go to Hutchie. He did well there. I wasnt as good and never got a game. I got my papers back and was persuaded by big slim (jambo) to go to Northfield. Played 2 seasons then chucked it. My best games were for the 25TH BB's. Going one season unbeaten only conceeding something like 5 goals and winning the cup at City Park in a penalty shoot out. Happy memories.

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J.T.F.Robertson

Bruntsfield Primary 1977-1979, managed by Mr Davies and Stan the man

 

Broughton Boys Club 1977-1979, managed by Bill Davidson

 

GorgieVale 1980-1981, cant remember the manager

 

Torpedo Braid 1985- present, managed by Hamish Davidson. We havent played for 4 years however I am convinced I still have the touch and vision of Luca Modric.

 

1986-1987 2 full caps for the Commonwealth v the USA, Camp America

 

Bank of Scotland 1995, managed by anyone

 

A glorious career, sadly cut short due to lack of talent!!

 

:D

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Rudolf's Mate

I reckon that Swedish team we played we're one of the dirtiest teams I've ever played against in my puff!

 

Can't really remember much about the games tbh however do you recall the Swedish woman's team??? They were all stunning blondes :woot:

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Diadora Van Basten

Peffermill Primary School - P4 (B Team)

 

Craigentinny Primary School - (P5,6,7 A&B Team)

 

Portobello High School ('87-90)

 

Portobello Boys Club - U - 13's (1988)

 

Edina Hibs - U-14's, 15's, 16's, 21's (1988-93) (played with Jackie McNamara, Gary O'Conner (The Hearts goalie, not the Junkster).

 

Napier University 1st XI - (1993-1997)

 

Had a stint with Dunfermline and H##s as a kid but unfortunately, I was pretty gash. Also represented Scottish Uni's once.

I would have played against you when you played for Edina and I also had a stint with Dunfermline.

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Darren

I once played in a trial game for Danderhall BC. Missed a backpost header when it was easier to score and that was the end of a promising career. When I have a kickabout now I play like Prosinecki - standing in the centre circle with my hands on my hips nochantly spraying about defence-splitting passes. Or maybe just smoking.

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J.T.F.Robertson

corryjambo

J.C. ??????

 

 

John, did you get the PM's?

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