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Good Pathé footage of a Cup game vs Aberdeen in 1955. We'd beaten Hibs 5-0 in an earlier round and 5-1 in the league, but we lost the replay 2-0 to that season's champions.

 

The bar at 1:42 looks remarkably flimsy.

 

The Hibs game, this game and the replay at Pittodrie each attracted 40,000+ crowds.

 

 

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Aberdeen goalscorer Jackie Allister was a member of the Bainfield Bowling Club and was always known as scoring against Hearts and helping to knock us out..

 

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3 hours ago, Gorgiewave said:

Good Pathé footage of a Cup game vs Aberdeen in 1955. We'd beaten Hibs 5-0 in an earlier round and 5-1 in the league, but we lost the replay 2-0 to that season's champions.

 

The bar at 1:42 looks remarkably flimsy.

 

The Hibs game, this game and the replay at Pittodrie each attracted 40,000+ crowds.

 

 

 

I wonder if that was maybe Bob Sharp patrolling the trackside? ;)

 

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Spectators packed in like sardines, so that you could hardly move.  Standing room only, of course.

 

Everybody around smoking cigarettes or puffing on pipes, and the ever-present smell of the brewery. A unique combination.

 

Most games at that time were walk-up, but that one was an all-ticket affair.

 

Memories, memories.

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May be well off the mark here, but My Dad told me about a cup,game featuring Hearts and Aberdeen and Hearts wore blue shirts. Going by that footage, that could be the game?

 

why blue? Colour clash with the sides home strips, and also the away strips, I think both sides had to change as the cup?

 

Anyway, just a thought.

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1 hour ago, been here before said:

Brilliant stuff.

 

Still better than the Sportscene highlights.

100%

 

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My dad had a story about the replay. Him and his brother drove up, picking up their uncle in Arbroath along the way.

When they got there, they were locked out. Dad and his brother climbed the wall to get in, but the uncle couldn’t make it, so they came back out, rather than leave him behind.

A long trip, in those days, not to get in. We lost the replay as well.

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1 hour ago, Boris said:

May be well off the mark here, but My Dad told me about a cup,game featuring Hearts and Aberdeen and Hearts wore blue shirts. Going by that footage, that could be the game?

 

why blue? Colour clash with the sides home strips, and also the away strips, I think both sides had to change as the cup?

 

Anyway, just a thought.

 

 

Aberdeen wore blue against Hearts in quite frequently in the past.

 

Could he be getting a bit confused about game?

 

https://www.afc.co.uk/2017/06/26/the-history-of-the-blue-kit/

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11 hours ago, Gorgiewave said:

Good Pathé footage of a Cup game vs Aberdeen in 1955. We'd beaten Hibs 5-0 in an earlier round and 5-1 in the league, but we lost the replay 2-0 to that season's champions.

 

The bar at 1:42 looks remarkably flimsy.

 

The Hibs game, this game and the replay at Pittodrie each attracted 40,000+ crowds.

 

 

Great OP.  Could watch this stuff all day

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4 hours ago, been here before said:

 

 

Aberdeen wore blue against Hearts in quite frequently in the past.

 

Could he be getting a bit confused about game?

 

https://www.afc.co.uk/2017/06/26/the-history-of-the-blue-kit/

Possibly, but sure it had something to do with both home strips clashing, then away tops clashed, so Hearts had to get a third strip. 

 

Seems bizarre, but cup rules meant home side changed. 

 

But yes, my dad could have misremembered. 

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I seen Aberdeen play in Blue tops and shorts at Pittodrie in the mid 70's.A sheep at work denied this till i showed him a picture of Davie Robb in his blue kit 

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22 minutes ago, Boris said:

Possibly, but sure it had something to do with both home strips clashing, then away tops clashed, so Hearts had to get a third strip. 

 

Seems bizarre, but cup rules meant home side changed. 

 

But yes, my dad could have misremembered. 

 

League rules too, home sides changed, certainly in the sixties and seventies. They were known as ‘change strips’ rather than home or away, I think. In 1972, when we wore the Ajax strip, Hibs wore strips with green sleeves at the ER Derby. 

 

A bit random though. Sometimes we’d wear white strips at home against Rangers, but mostly maroon.

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On 13/10/2018 at 20:44, SectionDJambo said:

My dad had a story about the replay. Him and his brother drove up, picking up their uncle in Arbroath along the way.

When they got there, they were locked out. Dad and his brother climbed the wall to get in, but the uncle couldn’t make it, so they came back out, rather than leave him behind.

A long trip, in those days, not to get in. We lost the replay as well.

Snap.  My dad went up with 3 or 4 others and didn't get in.

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On 13/10/2018 at 12:01, Gorgiewave said:

Good Pathé footage of a Cup game vs Aberdeen in 1955. We'd beaten Hibs 5-0 in an earlier round and 5-1 in the league, but we lost the replay 2-0 to that season's champions.

 

The bar at 1:42 looks remarkably flimsy.

 

The Hibs game, this game and the replay at Pittodrie each attracted 40,000+ crowds.

 

 

 

On 13/10/2018 at 12:01, Gorgiewave said:

Good Pathé footage of a Cup game vs Aberdeen in 1955. We'd beaten Hibs 5-0 in an earlier round and 5-1 in the league, but we lost the replay 2-0 to that season's champions.

 

The bar at 1:42 looks remarkably flimsy.

 

The Hibs game, this game and the replay at Pittodrie each attracted 40,000+ crowds.

 

 

Don't suppose you can dig out the Hibs ones?

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Gorgiewave

The bar at 1:42 looks remarkably flimsy.

 

I always remember it it being very springy in my youth in the 70's.

I played at Tyney in '81 (against Robbi, MacKay, westwater) and couldn't resist jumping up and grabbing it to give it a good spring.

The old wooden posts and round stanchions were replaced just a few years later.

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8 hours ago, Kiwidoug said:

 

Don't suppose you can dig out the Hibs ones?

I just got the video from youtube and I don't see any Hibs ones, sorry.

 

Here are other Hearts Pathé videos:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Apart from winning it in 1956 Hearts post WWII Cup record was pretty average

 

Aberdeen a bogey team in the 1950s

1947-03-15 Sat Arbroath 2-1 Hearts Scottish Cup QF 9000
1948-02-07 Sat Airdrieonians 2-1 Hearts Scottish Cup R2 24000
1949-03-05 Sat Hearts 2-4 Dundee Scottish Cup QF 37356
1950-02-11 Sat Aberdeen 3-1 Hearts Scottish Cup R2 42000
1951-02-24 Sat Hearts 1-2 Celtic Scottish Cup R3 47672
1952-04-09 Wed Motherwell 3-1 Hearts Scottish Cup SFR2 60290
1953-04-04 Sat Rangers 2-1 Hearts 15:00 Scottish Cup SF 116262
1954-03-13 Sat Aberdeen 3-0 Hearts 15:00 Scottish Cup QF 45061
1955-03-09 Wed Aberdeen 2-0 Hearts Scottish Cup QFR 41345

1957-02-02 Sat Hearts 0-4 Rangers 15:00 Scottish Cup R5 47484
1958-03-01 Sat Hearts 3-4 Hibernian 15:00 Scottish Cup R2 41666
1959-02-14 Sat Rangers 3-2 Hearts Scottish Cup R2 53000
1960-02-24 Wed Kilmarnock 2-1 Hearts Scottish Cup R1R 24359
1961-03-11 Sat Hearts 0-1 St Mirren 15:00 Scottish Cup QF 34325
1962-02-17 Sat Hearts 3-4 Celtic 15:00 Scottish Cup R3 35045
1963-03-06 Wed Celtic 3-1 Hearts Scottish Cup R2 38000
1964-02-19 Wed Hearts 1-2 Motherwell 19:30 Scottish Cup R3R 32403
1965-03-06 Sat Motherwell 1-0 Hearts 15:00 Scottish Cup R3 13308
1966-03-09 Wed Celtic 3-1 Hearts Scottish Cup QFR 72100
1967-01-28 Sat Hearts 0-3 Dundee United 15:00 Scottish Cup R1 17139
1968-04-27 Sat Dunfermline Athletic 3-1 Hearts 15:00 Scottish Cup Final 56366

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6 hours ago, Tommy Brown said:

Gorgiewave

The bar at 1:42 looks remarkably flimsy.

 

I always remember it it being very springy in my youth in the 70's.

I played at Tyney in '81 (against Robbi, MacKay, westwater) and couldn't resist jumping up and grabbing it to give it a good spring.

The old wooden posts and round stanchions were replaced just a few years later.

 

Jim Cruickshank would regularly pull the bar down as shots went over, but I can't remember any ref pulling him up for it.  

Those goal posts look like the same ones I saw when I first started going without my dad in  the early 60s.

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On 13/10/2018 at 00:01, Gorgiewave said:

Good Pathé footage of a Cup game vs Aberdeen in 1955. We'd beaten Hibs 5-0 in an earlier round and 5-1 in the league, but we lost the replay 2-0 to that season's champions.

 

The bar at 1:42 looks remarkably flimsy.

 

The Hibs game, this game and the replay at Pittodrie each attracted 40,000+ crowds.

 

 

Enjoyed that. Cheers GW. 

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My first game at the age of 8 on my uncle's shoulders, over 47,000 in 4-0 QF win!

 

Health and Safety - croffles!

 

 

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7 hours ago, Gorgiewave said:

I just got the video from youtube and I don't see any Hibs ones, sorry.

 

Here are other Hearts Pathé videos:

 

 

 

 

 

 

You champion.

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The narrator of these videos (does anybody know his name?) is a great voice in the history of football, alongside Barry Davies, Archie McPherson, etc.

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2 hours ago, Gorgiewave said:

The narrator of these videos (does anybody know his name?) is a great voice in the history of football, alongside Barry Davies, Archie McPherson, etc.

 

Agreed, a bit of a Mr Cholmondley Warner

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