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Drumelzier

Any old Sparta (Clermiston) boys from the late 70's out there ?

 

Couple of questions .....

can anyone remember the surname of Ivan who ending up scouting for Dunfermline and His (I think) ?

and ..  did Sparta morph into Edinburgh Spartans ?

 

Cheers

 

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Tokyo Drifter

You've got me intrigued as I was born in Clermiston. Spartans were formed in 1951 by Edinburgh University students as a university football club and the Edinburgh University Association Football Club did originally have its playing field in Corstorphine so there is a connection, albeit slightly vague, between Spartans and Corstorphine/Clermiston. Whether the two clubs were ever distinct I don't know. Here's a link:

 

https://euafc.com/history/

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Drumelzier
10 minutes ago, Tokyo Drifter said:

You've got me intrigued as I was born in Clermiston. Spartans were formed in 1951 by Edinburgh University students as a university football club and the Edinburgh University Association Football Club did originally have its playing field in Corstorphine so there is a connection, albeit slightly vague, between Spartans and Corstorphine/Clermiston. Whether the two clubs were ever distinct I don't know. Here's a link:

 

https://euafc.com/history/

 

Thanks for your reply TD, I hadn't realised Spartans were formed in the 50's so maybe Sparta took their name from the Spartans.

Our pitch was near Clermiston Hill and had changing rooms and a bowling green at the topside.

 

 

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Seymour M Hersh

Some of the pitches lost in the last couple of decades.

 

1 – City Park

2 – Gyle Park, pictured3 – Gyle Park4 – Gyle Park5 – Gyle Park6 – Gyle Park7 – Gyle Park

8 – Sighthill9 – Sighthill10 – Sighthill

11 – Spartans12 – Spartans13 – Spartans

14 – Inverleith15 – Inverleith16 – Inverleith17 – Inverleith18 – Inverleith

19 – Gypsy Brae20 – Gypsy Brae21 – Drumbrae Leisure

22 – Portobello

23 – Union Park

24 – Craigroyston25 – Craigroyston

26 – Forrester/St Augustine27 – Forrester/St Augustine

28 – Roseburn29 – Roseburn

30 – Campbell Park

31 – Powderhall32 – Powderhall

33 – Wardie34 – Wardie

35 – Saughton

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Jambos56
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I played for Sparta.Ivan rings a bell but can"t mind his Surname.Were you in this team?

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Edited by Jambos56

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Drumelzier
Just now, Jambos56 said:

I played for Sparta.Ivan rings a bell but can"t mind his Surname.Where you in this team?

IMG-20200523-WA0001.jpg

 

Wasn't in that team mate, great photo though :thumb: I was 18's in '78/79.

Doesn't the name Tam McLeod ring a bell ?

 

 

 

 

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Jambos56
22 minutes ago, Drumelzier said:

 

Wasn't in that team mate, great photo though :thumb: I was 18's in '78/79.

Doesn't the name Tam McLeod ring a bell ?

 

 

 

 

No mate.That photo was taken at Saughton Enclosure 1977 Sparta under 12s.

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rmreido

I played for Sparta in the late 70's IMG-20200523-WA0001.thumb.jpg.2b7d5a67be481ca4f7b5ae5f69e5e9e4.jpg

won this in the summer of '79  a final played at Saughton Park, Tam Milne in goals, Stuart Peel left wing, I played left back, I was 11

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