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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:56 pm    Post subject: Bertie Auld Reply with quote

Bertie Auld, who played in the Celtic side that lifted the European Cup in 1967, has died at the age of 83.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/59284380
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Bertie Auld Reply with quote

Wolfman Jack wrote:
Bertie Auld, who played in the Celtic side that lifted the European Cup in 1967, has died at the age of 83.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/59284380


Part of a special team that this country will never see again.

By that I mean particularly, the fact they could all jog to work coz they all lived close enough.

I remember being at Hamden park when they played the GREAT Leeds united in the second leg of the European cup semi final. 1-0 up from the away leg and I believe that game STILL HOLDS the European record for a crowd.

Around 136,000 or thereabouts..
It literally was ELECTRIC......and deafening.

Bertie auld. Canna remember the team, but I am sure he was there.

They were my “ big team”........now not so much. Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2021 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad news RIP Bertie Auld.

As Cuparman says he was part of a great team. I remember seeing them a number of times and they were awesome.
Fantastic skilful players and probably the best manager.
Probably the greatest club side ever in Scotland and at the time in the UK.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can only concurr with Tam

Thread should be in Football In General
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad news.
Before my time as a player, but I'm just about old enough to remember his cigar drooping from his mouth after we beat his Hibs team at a packed San Starko in 1981.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Given the recent deaths of Jim Kerray and Bertie Auld, here's one for the "aulder" yins among us.
The really scary thing is I can well recall all these guys playing, especially the Rovers' lads.
Our White was of course the brother of the late great John White of Spurs and Scotland fame before being killed by a lightning strike in 1964.
Tommy Mackle ended up at Stark's Park in the season of 1965-66.
The Celtic reserves in the article could nearly have won the European Cup despite Bertie being in the doghouse of disgrace.😊
https://www.thecelticwiki.com/1959-08-08-raith-rovers-2-1-celtic-league-cup/
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2021 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

embow wrote:
Given the recent deaths of Jim Kerray and Bertie Auld, here's one for the "aulder" yins among us.
The really scary thing is I can well recall all these guys playing, especially the Rovers' lads.
Our White was of course the brother of the late great John White of Spurs and Scotland fame before being killed by a lightning strike in 1964.
Tommy Mackle ended up at Stark's Park in the season of 1965-66.
The Celtic reserves in the article could nearly have won the European Cup despite Bertie being in the doghouse of disgrace.😊
https://www.thecelticwiki.com/1959-08-08-raith-rovers-2-1-celtic-league-cup/


What, we only scored two past Frank Haffey? Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2021 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Specky Ginger wrote:
embow wrote:
Given the recent deaths of Jim Kerray and Bertie Auld, here's one for the "aulder" yins among us.
The really scary thing is I can well recall all these guys playing, especially the Rovers' lads.
Our White was of course the brother of the late great John White of Spurs and Scotland fame before being killed by a lightning strike in 1964.
Tommy Mackle ended up at Stark's Park in the season of 1965-66.
The Celtic reserves in the article could nearly have won the European Cup despite Bertie being in the doghouse of disgrace.😊
https://www.thecelticwiki.com/1959-08-08-raith-rovers-2-1-celtic-league-cup/



What, we only scored two past Frank Haffey? Wink


Tragically yes is the answer given what he managed to achieve two years later at Wembley. No wonder the man emigrated to Australia!
I do recall seeing Celtic draw 2-2 with the Rovers on Bonfire Night 1960 and I'm not hundred percent sure if Bertie Auld played that day or not. I've a feeling he did. It was either him or Willie Fernie that scored the first for Celtic. I don't think that it was long after that when Bertie was punted to Birmingham City for four years. The late(ish) equaliser from Stevie Chalmers at the top end was hotly disputed for offside from what I recall.
Geez! It's amazing what sticks in yer heid from fitba' matches of long ago!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aye, Sad right enough that Bertie has gone he was a very good player in his day.

I always had a bit of sympathy for Haffey. He was a very young keeper playing against England and you've got to remember guys, the opposition had to get past ten other players before they got to Haffey!!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.englandstats.com/matches.php?mid=346
Not as I completely remember things regarding the goals being scored, in particular the last ten minutes.☹️🥺. I do recall the fight back to be 3-2 down and thinking we were in this game. Alas not to be!
I accept your point Heilan Rover but the ten players in front of Haffey weren't exactly rookies in terms of international quality. Just a total collapse for some unknown reason, or one I've long since forgotten, in these last ten minutes.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You make a good point about the collapse at the end Embow, and as you say, we had a team of well known and some may say skilful professionals that day. I just feel some mitigating sympathy might be afforded a young 22 year old Goal Keeper whose confidence had clearly deserted him after the 75th minute. As others have said, the embarrassment never left the lad after that game. Most young players have the older professionals to help them through the game, however a young keeper is pretty much on his own.

It is oh so easy to simply blame the keeper after a thumping. I feel the lad was too young to be put in goal that day. Oh I know John Thomson was also a very young keeper, but he was something so much more special.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back then Celtic were a fairly run of the mill outfit and I'm not too sure why Haffey was selected. Was he second or third choice? Wasn't Bill Brown from Spurs the first choice at that time?
Anyway it's all a long time ago now but I concur regarding sympathising with Frank Haffey and what he endured that day. If I recall correctly he did let one through the legs a là Ray Clemence and flapped another through his hands.
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