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"On this day" part 2
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

embow wrote:
On this day states we demolished the Pars 6-0 at East End Park on 1st January 1982.
What chances of that being repeated tomorrow?
PS. I'm off to check the 'Bible' as I seem to remember it being on 1st January 1983.
We were in Copenhagen for New Year at my sister in law's and distinctly remember picking up a newspaper at the station before heading back to Dortmund, seeing the score and taking off like a maddy along the platform, hollering and whooping with the paper flapping in the air.
The looks I got! And that was just from the sister in law, her partner, the bairn and the home secretary!😁

ETA It was indeed January 1st 1983.
Apologies for the pedantry but the above is still fresh in my mind after nearly 40 years, especially now, as there's only me and "the bairn" still hingin' aboot.


Also, it was at Stark's Park and not on the dark side......
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed it was! Embarassed
Should have read 'On this day' properly!🥺
Why did I have it in my mind as being away from home🤔?
Ach! It can only be blamed on the passage of time and wanting to embellish things even more.😄
Apologies all round for the inaccuracy.
Still hasn't dimmed my memory of my antics at Copenhagen station.😀
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember it well, I was at the game with my cousin Leslie and it was a late decision by my dad and Uncle Jimmy to go.
They got in 10 mins late heard that it was already 2-0 to the good guys, cursing their luck thinking that would be it goals wise they contemplated turning tail and going straight home.....fortunately they didn't.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:35 pm    Post subject: ? Reply with quote

So was the manger for the dark side that day
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to this week's Rovers digest the crowd for that day was only 2611. Eleven years later East End the New Year's Derby match would see over ten thousand in attendance. They also wouldn't see any goals as it was nil nil.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"I know, for I was there." (© Max Boyce circa 1978)
Great days back in that time.😊
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Castle wrote:
According to this week's Rovers digest the crowd for that day was only 2611.

The reason for the low attendance was that Dunfermline were at the foot of the league and about to be relegated to Scotland's bottom division. Happy days. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:26 am    Post subject: Re: ? Reply with quote

stkilda88@gmail.com wrote:
So was the manger for the dark side that day


According Wiki it was former Hibi legend Pat Stanton
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:24 am    Post subject: Re: ? Reply with quote

scotty wrote:
stkilda88@gmail.com wrote:
So was the manger for the dark side that day


According Wiki it was former Hibi legend Pat Stanton

Oh no it wasn't.
It was Tom Forsyth.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to Wiki Pat Stanton was their manager from Dec 1980 to Sep 1982 and Tam Forsyth from Sep 1982 to Oct 1983.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The game was on 1st January 1983 so it would have been Tam Forsyth.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed it was TF, well that’s what I get for being a Highland Park fuelled (or possibly fooled) insomniac and for believing the Rovers web page without checking the correct date.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't want to start a new thread on todays "on this day" re Willie McNaught.

I sold an awfy lot of programmes that day................... Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember the two teams lining up to applaud him onto the pitch then the Chairman at the time..Provost J.M.W. Gourlay.. presenting Willie with an inscribed silver salver.
I don't think it was this game but just not sure where I also remember a game against Dundee in which Jimmy McEwan took umbridge at something Albert Henderson (long serving manager of Arbroath in the 1960's/70's) did to him or maybe it was the other way round but it ended up with Henderson sitting astride Jimmy and hammering punches into his face, enough to break his nose. It took place by the touchline about where the current 'dug outs' are. Albert was obviously sent off but not sure if Jimmy was taken off or just kept playing on after treatment from trainer Willie Hunter. No subs back then.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2021 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Falkirk got awfie upset, then Hearts, then Partick.

Then it got better.
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