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With The Jags in Sweden 1972

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Some hardy/lucky supporters followed the Jags on a pre-season tour of Sweden in July 1972.

This is a link to a digitised copy of the 8 mm silent film which I took - and then lost in the late seventies.

It re-emerged earlier this year and the acetate film had suffered from both age and far from ideal storage conditions, but I've recovered it to the best of my limited cinematographic abilities.

It is, however, a memento of what was then a big adventure for those of us who travelled (for that reason you need to suffer some touristy bits), but there are lots of shots of famous Jags, on and off the pitch and I hope it might be of some interest to fellow Jags!

(NB The film is silent but an "appropriate" soundtrack has been added so make sure you have the volume up! I should also add that my camera had a curious fault, it only recorded when Thistle were attacking!)

 

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Great effort CC , wonderful indeed...haircuts  belonging to early Cretaceous period or modern day Port Glasgow or 

Airdrie ...and what was Davie McParland doing with a statue of Bertie Auld at around 6 mins 50 ?

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6 hours ago, CCjag said:

12 disciples followed the Jags on a pre-season tour of Sweden in July 1972.

This is a link to a digitised copy of the 8 mm film silent which I took - and then lost in the late seventies.

It re-emerged earlier this year and the acetate film had suffered from both age and far from ideal storage conditions, but I've recovered it to the best of my limited cinematographic abilities.

It is, however, a memento of what was then a big adventure for those of us who travelled (for that reason you need to suffer some touristy bits) and there are lots of shots of famous Jags, on and off the pitch and I hope it might be of some interest to fellow Jags!

(NB The film is silent but an "appropriate" soundtrack has been added so make sure you have the volume up! I should also add that my camera had a curious fault, it only recorded when Thistle were attacking!)

 

Is it Ok to share this in the Old Partick Thistle Pictures facebook group ?

 

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1 hour ago, Anniesland Jag said:

 ...and what was Davie McParland doing with a statue of Bertie Auld at around 6 mins 50 ?

:lol:

 

and thanks for sharing CCJag :thumbsup2:

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Brilliant CCJag, and thank you very much for all your efforts in restoring and for sharing it.

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7 hours ago, CCjag said:

12 disciples followed the Jags on a pre-season tour of Sweden in July 1972.

This is a link to a digitised copy of the 8 mm film silent which I took - and then lost in the late seventies.

It re-emerged earlier this year and the acetate film had suffered from both age and far from ideal storage conditions, but I've recovered it to the best of my limited cinematographic abilities.

It is, however, a memento of what was then a big adventure for those of us who travelled (for that reason you need to suffer some touristy bits) and there are lots of shots of famous Jags, on and off the pitch and I hope it might be of some interest to fellow Jags!

(NB The film is silent but an "appropriate" soundtrack has been added so make sure you have the volume up! I should also add that my camera had a curious fault, it only recorded when Thistle were attacking!)

 

Out of likes,really good watch,thanks for that.

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Haven't even watched it yet...... but FANTASTIC!

 

Loved every second of it! 

Brought back memories...... those blue shorts!

Francis Lee was even fatter than I remember!

As well as our famous players, I think I spotted Jim Mullen.

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Jim Mullen was indeed there.

As were, Donnie McDowell, Nobby Clark, Tommy (later Strathclyde Regional Councillor) Rae,  Charlie Smith (of Falkirk High School fame - if that doesn't make any sense to you, ask a Jags fan in his/her 60's) and Alfie Stamp - a winger of such bizarre eccentricity that he made Denis McQuade look boringly predictable!

And others too numerous to mention.

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Simply superb. My dad, who was of that generation, would've loved this. You are very skilled ccjag, many thank yous

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Great stuff. I live in Stockholm now so this is very cool to see.  There are a few folk here who recall "a crazy Scottish guy with a great left foot" (aka Chic Charnley) who had a stint with Djurgården in the 90s.

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OMG that was like travelling back in time, feeling quite emotional now. Some great memories of that group of players.

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On ‎4‎/‎7‎/‎2019 at 11:52 AM, CCjag said:

12 disciples followed the Jags on a pre-season tour of Sweden in July 1972. 

This is a link to a digitised copy of the 8 mm silent film which I took - and then lost in the late seventies.

It re-emerged earlier this year and the acetate film had suffered from both age and far from ideal storage conditions, but I've recovered it to the best of my limited cinematographic abilities.

It is, however, a memento of what was then a big adventure for those of us who travelled (for that reason you need to suffer some touristy bits), but there are lots of shots of famous Jags, on and off the pitch and I hope it might be of some interest to fellow Jags!

(NB The film is silent but an "appropriate" soundtrack has been added so make sure you have the volume up! I should also add that my camera had a curious fault, it only recorded when Thistle were attacking!)

 

Re 12 disciples - I went with 3 friends(by car and 3 boats). Only 1 driver all the way there and back. Please increase to 16.

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I thought twelve was the total, I knew not everyone went by air but couldn't remember the split.

Apologies if that impression was given.

Were you in the camper van shown in the film, or was it literally a car?

I remember that we were also joined by a few exiled Scots. 

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Updated intro to reflect new information from QXBoy.

The ? after Dolomite is due to the Net suggesting that it didn't come into production until October 1972, so maybe it was a Triumph Herald........even less space!!

The Director's Cut (inclusive of corrections) will be uploaded today.

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This was before my time as a Jags fan. But hats off CCJag; stuff like this is historical gold. 

I just wish the Club has a permanent physical home for archive material, signed shirts, programmes and other Thistle emphemera. I know there is the Boardroom cabinet, but it’s not big enough.

A project for Robert Reid? ;)

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1 hour ago, sandy said:

This was before my time as a Jags fan. But hats off CCJag; stuff like this is historical gold. 

I just wish the Club has a permanent physical home for archive material, signed shirts, programmes and other Thistle emphemera. I know there is the Boardroom cabinet, but it’s not big enough.

A project for Robert Reid? ;)

I agree re the archive Sandy, and preferably one that is accessible and not just locked away somewhere in the bowels of Firhill.

Robert, however, has a much more important project to concentrate on just now as he seeks to recover from two major operations!

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25 minutes ago, CCjag said:

I agree re the archive Sandy, and preferably one that is accessible and not just locked away somewhere in the bowels of Firhill.

Robert, however, has a much more important project to concentrate on just now as he seeks to recover from two major operations!

Ah, I didn’t know; hope he is ok?

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Two hip replacements over the autumn/winter I believe

A bit daunting for anyone of Robert's vintage.

He is, I gather, stuck at home going stir crazy - especially on Saturdays - but, hopefully, will return to the fold after a late fitness test.

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5 hours ago, CCjag said:

Two hip replacements over the autumn/winter I believe

A bit daunting for anyone of Robert's vintage.

He is, I gather, stuck at home going stir crazy - especially on Saturdays - but, hopefully, will return to the fold after a late fitness test.

Despite the fact that he once assaulted me with a long strip of pronged leather, I wish him a speedy recovery and a quick return to Firhill. 

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20 hours ago, CCjag said:

I agree re the archive Sandy, and preferably one that is accessible and not just locked away somewhere in the bowels of Firhill.

 

I'd have this film playing, on a loop,  centre screen in the display case

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C'mon, who is it that has footage of the Jags visit to the Far East at the end of the League Cup-winning season?

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