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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2021 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AR as you'll see from my post the goalie wasn't Bobby Reid but a J. Gray..not a guy I remember but he was obviously Bobby's reserve.
Found out he was Jim Gray the reserve keeper who was a free from Partick Thistle. Bobby broke his toe in training and Jim deputised for three games. The Rangers hammering being the middle one of the three.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2021 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah the old grey cells ain't what they used to be Embow , and I was in the Stand that day as well Embarassed coulda swore Bobby was in goals
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2021 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Armagh Rover wrote:
Ah the old grey cells ain't what they used to be Embow , and I was in the Stand that day as well Embarassed coulda swore Bobby was in goals

All facts and information gleaned from John Litster's Always Next Season. Would love it if he or someone else could devote the time to updating the masterpiece that it is.🤞
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2021 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

embow wrote:
Armagh Rover wrote:
Ah the old grey cells ain't what they used to be Embow , and I was in the Stand that day as well Embarassed coulda swore Bobby was in goals

All facts and information gleaned from John Litster's Always Next Season. Would love it if he or someone else could devote the time to updating the masterpiece that it is.🤞


TX seems to have a lot of time on his hands, maybe he could volunteer Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2021 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if the D Smith listed for Rangers is the same chap that had/has the Coaledge Tavern just outside Crossgates.
If so he will be 78 now.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2021 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the guy from Coaledge not Alex Smith (ex Pars as opposed to Nicholl's second assistant)?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2021 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Specky Ginger wrote:
Is the guy from Coaledge not Alex Smith (ex Pars as opposed to Nicholl's second assistant)?


I was half right (with the surname).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Smith_(footballer,_born_1940)
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2021 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ex Pars Alex Smith lived in Burntisland roughly across the road from the Shippy's ground. It's all houses in that area now. The garden wall and steps up to the house were right on the side of the road. I'm fairly sure Alex was a painter to trade.
Useless information, I know, but in passing, the D Smith for Rangers was Dave Smith who also played for Aberdeen.

Some Alex Smith facts....

During his eight-year spell at East End Park he made 298 appearances and scored 98 goals. He won the 1961 Scottish Cup and played in the Scottish Cup final 1965 and European matches against the likes of Valencia and Athletic Bilbao.

In August 1966, Smith signed for Rangers for a then Scottish record transfer fee of 55,000. He made his debut on 13 August in a Scottish League Cup match versus Hibernian. He would stay at the club until in 1969 and make 68 appearances and score 26 goals, including playing in the 1967 European Cup Winners' Cup Final. Indeed, in that season he was top scorer for the club with 23 goals.

He left Ibrox for a brief spell at Aberdeen before becoming a landlord of a pub in Coaledge.👍

Take a bow Specky Ginger🤗

Dave Smith's brother was Doug Smith the former Dundee Utd centre half who then became a director of the club. A mentor to a young Walter Smith.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2021 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

embow wrote:
He left Ibrox for a brief spell at Aberdeen before becoming a landlord of a pub in Coaledge.👍

There's a wee bit about Alex Smith here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkAwFTZw5vI&ab_channel=AberdourFestival
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2021 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Biggles wrote:
embow wrote:
He left Ibrox for a brief spell at Aberdeen before becoming a landlord of a pub in Coaledge.👍

There's a wee bit about Alex Smith here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkAwFTZw5vI&ab_channel=AberdourFestival

Thanks Biggles.
Nice wee insight to a very talented player in his day.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very significant day 16 years ago for the survival of the club. We've all come a long way since.😊🥃

A consortium of Raith Rovers investors under the legal banner New Raith Rovers came together to buy the majority stake in Raith Rovers from West City Developments for 100000
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On This Day
2019

Lewis Vaughan nets a hat-trick as Rovers defeat Dunfermline 3-0 in the Scottish Cup in front of 6013 fans.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2022 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On this day 2014.
No more need be said!😄
Same result tonight would be just braw.😌
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2022 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

embow wrote:
On this day 2014.
No more need be said!😄
Same result tonight would be just braw.😌


Agreed.

But unfortunately we won't have 117 minutes in which to score the winner tonight.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2022 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Twenty five years ago today since Alex Penman gave Iain Munro his jotters in the car park at Motherwell.
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