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Another match (another defeat) against Celtic at Firhill.

 

Alan Hansen, George Mackie, John Marr. (No idea who the guys in green might be.)

 

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been said before by many in past threads it has, but worth saying again ^^^^^best strip ever.

 

 

even the uniformity of the arms crossing is perfect, every left arm over right hand.

 

 

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been said before by many in past threads it has, but worth saying again ^^^^^best strip ever.

 

 

even the uniformity of the arms crossing is perfect, every left arm over right hand.

 

Haha, well spotted! Big Sandy clearly took his coaching role very seriously.

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Another match (another defeat) against Celtic at Firhill.

 

Alan Hansen, George Mackie, John Marr. (No idea who the guys in green might be.)

 

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Not George Mackie, could be Sandy Frame?? For Celtic, Gk is Peter Latchford. Defender could be Roddie McDonald (who later played for us) but I'm not sure. Might be too early for him

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Correction much appreciated, jaggy. It does indeed look like Sandy Frame, and that allows precise identification of the match: April 23rd, 1977. A 1-1 draw in front of 18,000, with Dougie Somner scoring for us.

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Correction much appreciated, jaggy. It does indeed look like Sandy Frame, and that allows precise identification of the match: April 23rd, 1977. A 1-1 draw in front of 18,000, with Dougie Somner scoring for us.

I guess it probably is Roddie McDonald then. I think he played for us around 89/90ish?

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I guess it probably is Roddie McDonald then. I think he played for us around 89/90ish?

 

Correct again. Signed for us in 89-90, made 20 appearances.

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And here's one from August 1969 about Bury's latest signing.

 

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A group of us were lucky enough to spend some time with Alex & Tommy Rae in the Aitken Suite after the Ramsden's Cup Final. Tommy was nice enough, but what a top bloke Alex is!!! It cheered up a disappointing day

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This pic from a selection of celtic pics is baffling me.....is this 1940's or early 50's?? Either way....was there ever a big wall behind the goals? I thought this may be an away game against Moton or something but the pic says Celtic pics.....so it must be Firhill against Celtic ?? Does anyone remember this?

 

Maybe Jimmy Davidson (left of centre)? But who am I to say as it was before my time.

 

Talking of the big wall...I always loved the wall under the shed as it gave the ground a bit of character that was unmistakingly Firhill. Don't know if any other grounds had this (maybe Turf Moor)

 

OOffff...just noticed......the thistle goalie boots the guy in the RS MCalls.......

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Talking of the big wall...I always loved the wall under the shed as it gave the ground a bit of character that was unmistakingly Firhill. Don't know if any other grounds had this (maybe Turf Moor) OOffff...just noticed......the thistle goalie boots the guy in the RS MCalls.......

 

Not Turf Moor

 

Chester City's old Sealand Road ground

 

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Talking of the big wall...I always loved the wall under the shed as it gave the ground a bit of character that was unmistakingly Firhill.

 

Loved that wall. Jumped off it quite a few times. Pitch invasions of nowadays are too tame, jumping over (or rather, stretching a leg over) or going round a two to three foot high hoarding is pretty bland compared to the good old days.

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firhill_zps7a6daf74.jpg

 

This pic from a selection of celtic pics is baffling me.....is this 1940's or early 50's?? Either way....was there ever a big wall behind the goals? I thought this may be an away game against Moton or something but the pic says Celtic pics.....so it must be Firhill against Celtic ?? Does anyone remember this?

 

Maybe Jimmy Davidson (left of centre)? But who am I to say as it was before my time.

 

Talking of the big wall...I always loved the wall under the shed as it gave the ground a bit of character that was unmistakingly Firhill. Don't know if any other grounds had this (maybe Turf Moor)

 

OOffff...just noticed......the thistle goalie boots the guy in the RS MCalls.......

 

I started going in 65/66 season and the City end wall was always less than half that height. When was it knocked down to its later height?

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And here's one from August 1969 about Bury's latest signing. http://2mzmssp.jpg

 

TSJ: Is this article related to Thistle in a way that's not obvious to me? Neither Kerr nor the Rae mentioned played for Thistle.

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firhill_zps7a6daf74.jpg This pic from a selection of celtic pics is baffling me.....is this 1940's or early 50's?? Either way....was there ever a big wall behind the goals? I thought this may be an away game against Moton or something but the pic says Celtic pics.....so it must be Firhill against Celtic ?? Does anyone remember this? Maybe Jimmy Davidson (left of centre)? But who am I to say as it was before my time. Talking of the big wall...I always loved the wall under the shed as it gave the ground a bit of character that was unmistakingly Firhill. Don't know if any other grounds had this (maybe Turf Moor) OOffff...just noticed......the thistle goalie boots the guy in the RS MCalls.......

 

That's a brilliant picture! Presumably the wall was a continuation of the high shed wall and was like that for the dugs. (Last race meeting at Firhill was January 1957). I think the wall was demolished and the terracing extended nearer the goal in the early sixties. Question is, was there ever a high wall at the north end? I don't think so, as there was a large space between the goal and the terracing, probably enough for the track and the punters sufficiently far back, but maybe somebody knows differently. I notice a wee blue car or two in the pic; no space for them after the redevelopment of that end.

 

Based on paralytic thistle's great memory for the faces, this match must be either:

 

If it's Freddie Renucci in goal, then April 12, 1958 (lost 0-1, crowd 26,000).

 

If it's Tommy Ledgerwood in goal, then it's November 22, 1958) (won 2-0, goals by Smith and Kerr; crowd 20,000).

 

By the way: Tommy Ledgerwood: 338 games for Thistle -- Legend! He also scored one goal; I wonder how that came about?

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TSJ: Is this article related to Thistle in a way that's not obvious to me? Neither Kerr nor the Rae mentioned played for Thistle.

Pretty certain it is our Alex they're talking about. He did play for Bury as well as East Fife and he is a ginger and well known for his 'tache.

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Pretty certain it is our Alex they're talking about. He did play for Bury as well as East Fife and he is a ginger and well known for his 'tache.

I'm sure we signed him from Bury

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Pretty certain it is our Alex they're talking about. He did play for Bury as well as East Fife and he is a ginger and well known for his 'tache.

Oops, sorry! The wrong spelling of Alex threw me!

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From hearing old stories I'm sure Ledgerwood (from Harthill I think) went to outside right or left at a game against Hearts at Tynecaste due to an injury during the game to someone. Someone else swapped him in goal (no subs in those days). And we won 5- 4 I think and Ledgerwood scored one. Can't mind a hearing a goalie doin that before.

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Just another story from the fifties concerning Willie Smith our goalie for a period then ( he was George Smith's cousin).

 

I was telling a pal about this thread and the talk of the wall at the back of the goal. He had attended Willie's funeral and there was a story told there about a wall at the back of the goal collapsing one day during a game. Willie went to the assistance of some of the fans who fell through and maybe was thought of as a bit of a hero at the time.

 

Can anybody confirm that this happened and maybe supply some detail?

 

I was first at Firhill about 59 or 60 and I think the wall had gone by then.

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are there any pics of when Firhill had a dog track? I can't imagine how it went round the city end unless the pitch was moved at one point

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