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4 hours ago, Jambo-Fox said:

I might have one in the loft - decluttering over next few weeks, if I find it I’ll post on here!

 

Just found one of my favourite shirts ...

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Superb top, my 1st full away kit as well, with number 7 on the the back 😍🤣

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1 hour ago, Fun Boaby said:

Great image. I remember  watching most of the gazza likes a hankie game from the 1st roof of that pie stand

That was a brilliant game, think fozzy scored a good goal that night as well🇱🇻

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5 hours ago, Sharpie said:

Man that is quite a thread, I have been told quite often recently remember the good times and memories. Well doing that for the second time in recent months with this thread has almost brought back more tears. What a part Heart of Midlothian played in my life. never any doubt who I would follow, the old man must have seen blood when he was young and decided I am going to follow a team that wears those colors for the rest of my life. In 1944 I was nine, the air raids had pretty well stopped and  I was finally taken to a seat in the stand to see my first game I loved it the atmosphere, mainly older men playing but at my age anyone over sixteen was really old. Can't remember the teams, but I loved Hearts and had a taste for Partick and Queens Park.  

As I got older went to games with my pals, and when at Boroughmuir skipped school a couple of time s for Wednesday afternoon games, another skipper was a good school friend Willie Duff. Looking at some of the old pictures Bobby Parker, Tam Mackenzie, had a shop when he retired at the Duddingston train station, I knew him when I was in the polis, good defenceman, no such a nice shopkeeper. A wee bit older 1954 on the Suez Canal Zone, listened to Armed Forces Radio as Hearts won their league cup. Later that year December was in Caley Station met my old bud Willie Duff, told him how lucky he was playing for Hearts, he was still an apprentice and hadn't done his NS yet, he saw my two stripes, and said I was the lucky one, I was well on the way into my service, knew where I was going and he had no idea if he was going to be staying with Hearts or somewhere else, as it turned out thats how it happened.

Into the Polis, saw my father and was with him for what I think was the happiest day of his life. 1956, got on a bus with the Braid Place Police, his main ambition seeing his son in the police, and even going in a bus with them to see Hearts win the Scottish Cup.  

Time as it does went on now had the service that when working games always got detailed to walking around the pitch, again the old man enjoyed getting off his seat and waving to his polis son, I guess playing for Hearts would have been the only thing better. If not working was at the games so didn't miss many home games, got the old man into travelling to games ent with a bus with some guys from the Fair Exchange pub, The old man enjoyed that also. Had got to an age where I knew some of the players form my younger days and others from  just contact for one thing or another, Remember waiting outside Tynecastle for duty, and Freddy Glidden and Jimmy Milne passed, after a few words Glidden nodded at me and asked Milne how would you like to have to face a centre that size every game.  

I have loved Hearts now in absentia for about seventy six years, have my souvenirs and memories, its like another level of family, like families the present got older, and now the present is so young that the generational gap is as wide as the distance between Edinburgh and Kelowna, but the love is just as deep.

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Yet another great post, just love reading heart felt post like this.

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What a great post from Bob Sharp.

My absentia was 1979-2005(lived in Portsmouth). I made the odd game when on leave before I got married or when my ship was in Rosyth, Faslane, Aberdeen or Dundee.

1985 travelled down on the train for Derby game against Hibs. Hearts won 2-1. Was with my dad, we had a pint pre- match in the Green tree. It was the first time I had seen Hearts beat Hibs in the flesh at Tynecastle since September 8th 1973. Twelve bloody years!.

April 5th 1986. Cup semi final against Dundee United and the John Colquhoun cracker to win it. I wasnt there, as I was with my then wife at St Mary's maternity hospital in Portsmouth as she was giving birth to our daughter Rebecca.

What a day. Becoming a dad for the first time and Hearts reaching the Scottish cup final.

November 89. Ship is in Aberdeen and again I get the train down as Hearts are at home to Dundee. The only top flight game getting played that Saturday as I believe Scotland were playing.

Hearts 6 Dundee 3. Great journey back to Aberdeen on the train after that one.

Listening to the UEFA Cup quarter final both legs on the BBC world service whilst out on Armilla patrol in the Persian Gulf. Going absolute tonto in the MCO(Main Communications Office) when Ian Ferguson scored his howitzer free kick at Tynecastle to beat the German giants Bayern Munich.

Totally crestfallen in the same place two weeks later as Bayern scraped through by the skin of the teeth or the width of the woodwork.

My dad sending out the video of both legs to me, and despite knowing the outcome, me watching it proud as punch, as Heart of Midlothian were the last British team in Europe that season.

I wouldnt swop these memories for anything.

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Jimmy Bone scores the 3rd in a 3-2 win over Hibs in September 1983.  An 18 year Robbo also scored the first of his 27 goals against Hibs in this game.

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2 hours ago, John Findlay said:

What a great post from Bob Sharp.

My absentia was 1979-2005(lived in Portsmouth). I made the odd game when on leave before I got married or when my ship was in Rosyth, Faslane, Aberdeen or Dundee.

1985 travelled down on the train for Derby game against Hibs. Hearts won 2-1. Was with my dad, we had a pint pre- match in the Green tree. It was the first time I had seen Hearts beat Hibs in the flesh at Tynecastle since September 8th 1973. Twelve bloody years!.

April 5th 1986. Cup semi final against Dundee United and the John Colquhoun cracker to win it. I wasnt there, as I was with my then wife at St Mary's maternity hospital in Portsmouth as she was giving birth to our daughter Rebecca.

What a day. Becoming a dad for the first time and Hearts reaching the Scottish cup final.

November 89. Ship is in Aberdeen and again I get the train down as Hearts are at home to Dundee. The only top flight game getting played that Saturday as I believe Scotland were playing.

Hearts 6 Dundee 3. Great journey back to Aberdeen on the train after that one.

Listening to the UEFA Cup quarter final both legs on the BBC world service whilst out on Armilla patrol in the Persian Gulf. Going absolute tonto in the MCO(Main Communications Office) when Ian Ferguson scored his howitzer free kick at Tynecastle to beat the German giants Bayern Munich.

Totally crestfallen in the same place two weeks later as Bayern scraped through by the skin of the teeth or the width of the woodwork.

My dad sending out the video of both legs to me, and despite knowing the outcome, me watching it proud as punch, as Heart of Midlothian were the last British team in Europe that season.

I wouldnt swop these memories for anything.

The game in munich i was recovering a harrier that had had a birdstrike on some remote German army base. I was going mental whilst the locals in the barjust stared. I think we suprised a lot of people 

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36 minutes ago, Cairneyhill Jambo said:

Jimmy Bone scores the 3rd in a 3-2 win over Hibs in September 1983.  An 18 year Robbo also scored the first of his 27 goals against Hibs in this game.

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The start of a great period after the yo-yo years.

Just had a look at Jimmy Bone's career stats. He had a strange career, after winning 2 caps in 1972, and spending a season at Celtic he was at Arbroath for 3 years in his prime.

It's a testament to Alex MacDonald that he got so much out of him in the twilight of his career.

 

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51 minutes ago, TypoonJambo said:

The game in munich i was recovering a harrier that had had a birdstrike on some remote German army base. I was going mental whilst the locals in the barjust stared. I think we suprised a lot of people 

We certainly did.

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maroonlegions

Brilliant contributions from  PHM on this thread.

 

You never know just how a thread will go with so many interlopers but it's great that they have stayed well away from this thread.  

 

HHGH 1874.

 

ONLY HEARTS FC.

 

SINCE I WAS YOUNG.

 

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14 hours ago, maroonlegions said:

Bordeaux.

 

What a trip, outstanding Hearts support.

 

 

 

 

 

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A few boys perilously close, to falling down that 7ft drop at the front there😖 great photo of an amazing trip👍🏼🇱🇻

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On 06/10/2020 at 23:31, Sharpie said:

Man that is quite a thread, I have been told quite often recently remember the good times and memories. Well doing that for the second time in recent months with this thread has almost brought back more tears. What a part Heart of Midlothian played in my life. never any doubt who I would follow, the old man must have seen blood when he was young and decided I am going to follow a team that wears those colors for the rest of my life. In 1944 I was nine, the air raids had pretty well stopped and  I was finally taken to a seat in the stand to see my first game I loved it the atmosphere, mainly older men playing but at my age anyone over sixteen was really old. Can't remember the teams, but I loved Hearts and had a taste for Partick and Queens Park.  

As I got older went to games with my pals, and when at Boroughmuir skipped school a couple of time s for Wednesday afternoon games, another skipper was a good school friend Willie Duff. Looking at some of the old pictures Bobby Parker, Tam Mackenzie, had a shop when he retired at the Duddingston train station, I knew him when I was in the polis, good defenceman, no such a nice shopkeeper. A wee bit older 1954 on the Suez Canal Zone, listened to Armed Forces Radio as Hearts won their league cup. Later that year December was in Caley Station met my old bud Willie Duff, told him how lucky he was playing for Hearts, he was still an apprentice and hadn't done his NS yet, he saw my two stripes, and said I was the lucky one, I was well on the way into my service, knew where I was going and he had no idea if he was going to be staying with Hearts or somewhere else, as it turned out thats how it happened.

Into the Polis, saw my father and was with him for what I think was the happiest day of his life. 1956, got on a bus with the Braid Place Police, his main ambition seeing his son in the police, and even going in a bus with them to see Hearts win the Scottish Cup.  

Time as it does went on now had the service that when working games always got detailed to walking around the pitch, again the old man enjoyed getting off his seat and waving to his polis son, I guess playing for Hearts would have been the only thing better. If not working was at the games so didn't miss many home games, got the old man into travelling to games ent with a bus with some guys from the Fair Exchange pub, The old man enjoyed that also. Had got to an age where I knew some of the players form my younger days and others from  just contact for one thing or another, Remember waiting outside Tynecastle for duty, and Freddy Glidden and Jimmy Milne passed, after a few words Glidden nodded at me and asked Milne how would you like to have to face a centre that size every game.  

I have loved Hearts now in absentia for about seventy six years, have my souvenirs and memories, its like another level of family, like families the present got older, and now the present is so young that the generational gap is as wide as the distance between Edinburgh and Kelowna, but the love is just as deep.

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Just love hearing stories from 'older' fans who were there through the glory years. Thanks for that, Bob! 

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9 hours ago, farin said:

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Liddell, JJ and Shaw ?

cracking strip , black boots and socks below the knee 👍🏻👍🏻

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On 06/10/2020 at 23:35, farin said:

 

 

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snap, father & son’s. 😄 

 

Was the bottom one a player issue?  I can't remember the Bukta shirts having sponsors until 90/91.  My first Hearts shirt was the home.  I remember my dad giving my mum the money to take me to Greaves for it (he was going to the Scotland game).  He said "remember, it says Novafone on the front".  My mum was torn when the guy at Greaves took it out the packaging and it was sponserless.  Even with me saying "that's it mum" and the guy explaining the no sponsor, she still was going to take my old mans word for it :laugh:

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On 07/10/2020 at 11:35, maroonlegions said:

Bordeaux.

 

What a trip, outstanding Hearts support.

 

 

 

 

 

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:wow:

 

That is a class photo.  

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9 minutes ago, downunder jambo said:

How many games did Kevin Keegan play for us?

One , Alex McDonalds testimonial against rangers 

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11 minutes ago, Salad Fingers said:

 

Was the bottom one a player issue?  I can't remember the Bukta shirts having sponsors until 90/91.  My first Hearts shirt was the home.  I remember my dad giving my mum the money to take me to Greaves for it (he was going to the Scotland game).  He said "remember, it says Novafone on the front".  My mum was torn when the guy at Greaves took it out the packaging and it was sponserless.  Even with me saying "that's it mum" and the guy explaining the no sponsor, she still was going to take my old mans word for it :laugh:

 

No, the adults fan shirt was sold sponsor less but the child’s one came with the sponsor oddly enough. 

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33 minutes ago, 3fingersreid said:

One , Alex McDonalds testimonial against rangers 

 

9 minutes ago, assessor said:

45.       Minutes

Ah, ok. Thanks

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On 06/10/2020 at 01:49, brux said:

Still miss the shed.

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Just rembering if you were late in walking along the bottom of the terracing like the guys in the picture and looking up to see if you could see your mates further up. Then squeezing in beside them to the annoyance of the people behind as I am fairly tall. And we were always late as never in a hurry to leave the pub. I remember the TV advert of the guy left alone in the pub before the game and the barman saying "missed the kick off again Tam?" and that was me😂

 

On 06/10/2020 at 01:49, brux said:

Still miss the shed.

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1 minute ago, Jambo-Fox said:

Still can’t believe I actually bought this .... a 1/5th & 1/5th & 1/5th & 1/5th & 1/5th scarf!

 

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Interesting. 😳

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30 minutes ago, Jambo-Fox said:

Still can’t believe I actually bought this .... a 1/5th & 1/5th & 1/5th & 1/5th & 1/5th scarf!

 

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Nice memento. Was that the campaign that Robbo kicked Csaba?

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On 05/10/2020 at 21:25, Salad Fingers said:

 

I remember the Lantana players posing on the open top tour bus for the papers. Think they said they had been put up in a £20 a night B&B by Hearts but they didn't care as they were just happy to be here :laugh:

I also heard that Les Deans had too many shandys in the Board Room at the home game and gushingly told the Lantana Chairman that Lantana were a talented squad that could easily play in top level Scottish Football.  The next day Hearts got a fax "Deal ... regarding chat with Mr Deans, your Chairman, who do you propose to buy?"

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26 minutes ago, GinRummy said:

Nice memento. Was that the campaign that Robbo kicked Csaba?

Yep that was the one 

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1 hour ago, farin said:

 

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Happy days. 😊 

For reference to the modern day layout, where the corner flag is, is now in the memorial  garden

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11 minutes ago, Fun Boaby said:

For reference to the modern day layout, where the corner flag is, is now in the memorial  garden

 

Yep, & a must visit for every hearts fan too. 

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On 06/10/2020 at 23:31, Sharpie said:

Man that is quite a thread, I have been told quite often recently remember the good times and memories. Well doing that for the second time in recent months with this thread has almost brought back more tears. What a part Heart of Midlothian played in my life. never any doubt who I would follow, the old man must have seen blood when he was young and decided I am going to follow a team that wears those colors for the rest of my life. In 1944 I was nine, the air raids had pretty well stopped and  I was finally taken to a seat in the stand to see my first game I loved it the atmosphere, mainly older men playing but at my age anyone over sixteen was really old. Can't remember the teams, but I loved Hearts and had a taste for Partick and Queens Park.  

As I got older went to games with my pals, and when at Boroughmuir skipped school a couple of time s for Wednesday afternoon games, another skipper was a good school friend Willie Duff. Looking at some of the old pictures Bobby Parker, Tam Mackenzie, had a shop when he retired at the Duddingston train station, I knew him when I was in the polis, good defenceman, no such a nice shopkeeper. A wee bit older 1954 on the Suez Canal Zone, listened to Armed Forces Radio as Hearts won their league cup. Later that year December was in Caley Station met my old bud Willie Duff, told him how lucky he was playing for Hearts, he was still an apprentice and hadn't done his NS yet, he saw my two stripes, and said I was the lucky one, I was well on the way into my service, knew where I was going and he had no idea if he was going to be staying with Hearts or somewhere else, as it turned out thats how it happened.

Into the Polis, saw my father and was with him for what I think was the happiest day of his life. 1956, got on a bus with the Braid Place Police, his main ambition seeing his son in the police, and even going in a bus with them to see Hearts win the Scottish Cup.  

Time as it does went on now had the service that when working games always got detailed to walking around the pitch, again the old man enjoyed getting off his seat and waving to his polis son, I guess playing for Hearts would have been the only thing better. If not working was at the games so didn't miss many home games, got the old man into travelling to games ent with a bus with some guys from the Fair Exchange pub, The old man enjoyed that also. Had got to an age where I knew some of the players form my younger days and others from  just contact for one thing or another, Remember waiting outside Tynecastle for duty, and Freddy Glidden and Jimmy Milne passed, after a few words Glidden nodded at me and asked Milne how would you like to have to face a centre that size every game.  

I have loved Hearts now in absentia for about seventy six years, have my souvenirs and memories, its like another level of family, like families the present got older, and now the present is so young that the generational gap is as wide as the distance between Edinburgh and Kelowna, but the love is just as deep.

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That story has brought tears to my eyes and typifies what it means to support Hearts.  Thank you so much for sharing mate.

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43 minutes ago, Mikey1874 said:

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That second picture looks like the 4-1 Falkirk game early in JJ's first tenure.  I remember thinking to myself "when was the last time we scored four goals and played a team off the park".  Seemed like ages.  Knew something special was happening, and this was before Bruno, Rousset, McCann, Mickey, Hamilton the like.  

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I must have walked past thatGorgie Road entrance a million times on the way to the game, the shops and my school, but always stopped and had a look - such a thing of beauty 

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