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2 hours ago, Ranaldo Bairn said:

The one worn by the team in Israel there was my first, and thus far only, Scotland strip. I got it for my 8th or 9th birthday and nothing's ever come close for me.

That was launched in a Friday night home international in Belfast.

The players wore massive numbers on their backs as well as their names.  It was short lived, but predated the practice becoming normal by over a decade.

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Bundesliga Whistler Bibiana Steinkraus graces the Fir Park turf during a Scotland women's team friendly with Sweden.  

The game that had Thomas Cowan ESQ  frothing at the mouth and making sexist comments that he was forced to retract. The wee fat b*****d. 

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On 1/22/2018 at 11:10, Flybhoy said:

Aberdeen directors Chris Anderson and Dick Donald look over a model of a revamped Pittodrie sometime in the 1970's.

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This is the last time any AFC directors did any forward thinking that would benefit the club and its supporters

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Orion pose for a photie to proclaim their position as undisputed top dogs in Aberdeen fitba, with 1896/97 Northern League trophy and flag, Aberdeenshire Cup and Gershon Cup, a tournament played annually between the 3 senior sides in Aberdeen city

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Scotland and Zaire line up for the pre match anthems in Dortmund, 1974 World Cup, 2-0 Scotland.

Yugoslavia and Brazil scored a barrowload against them meaning, since the three games between Scotland, Brazil and Yugoslavia were all draws we found another novel way of exiting a tournament, on goal difference, unbeaten.

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not so much of a picture, but the background story to this  is decent; rovers were one of the pioneering english sides to use floodlights, and played both celtic and hibernian in friendlies at belle vue to try out the new technology in the early 1950's; they experimented with different ideas to make the players more visible under artifical lights - see the hibs report attached where the team played in bright orange shirts, based on the fluorescent orange shoulder patches that miners had sewn on to their donkey jackets. there was another far, far better trial though (not sure if it was the celtic game); one of the club's officials attended a show at a theatre in town which featured a troupe of minstrels, in full "al jolsen" gear, and noted that the performers were remarkably easy to see under the footlights; as a result - and i swear this is true - the team played a game under lights "blacked up" - i've seen a picture from the local paper showing some of the players wearing their rovers shirts and minstrel make up - tragically, I can't track it down so the Hibs report (with the NCB shirts) and a copy of the celtic write-up will have to do for the moment:

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Report from the Evening Times 19th November 1952.

‘In the floodlight game last night, Doncaster Rovers beat Celtic 3-2 and it was significant that on a squally November night, the crowd of 14,841 was nearly 4,000 more than Doncaster’s previous home match. Doncaster put much of their new-found fire into the game and lifted it above the ordinary friendly match. They obtained a two-goal lead before the interval through their brilliant inside-forward Lawlor. Walsh, before the interval, and Peacock afterwards scored for Celtic but Tindall headed the Rovers’ winner.

Celtic would probably concede that Doncaster’s extra speed and enterprise earned them a win. Wing-halves Evans and Baillie played attractive, accurate football in support of their forwards while the backs, Boden and Fallon, played the right tactics, positioning skillfully.

Celtic impressed with their painstaking, constructive and methodical teamwork. All that was lacking was a little fire.

Lessons to be drawn from this game are that floodlight football has a future and that players and crowd alike regard these games as something out of the run of ordinary friendlies’.

 

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5 hours ago, Flybhoy said:

Two genuine legends of the game, Rivelino and Danny McGrain in action at Hampden in 1973.

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As good a player as Danny McGrain was (and he very much was), even mentioning him in the same breath as Rivelino isn't on.

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20 minutes ago, sjc said:

As good a player as Danny McGrain was (and he very much was), even mentioning him in the same breath as Rivelino isn't on.

In context maybe, in context of the thread....yes IMO

 

Many have said McGrain was the greatest ever Scottish full back ever, with the exception of Jardine and Gemmel im struggling to think of anyone close, cant think of too many even UK based to rival him.

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Just now, Flybhoy said:

In context maybe, in context of the thread....yes IMO

 

Many have said McGrain was the greatest ever Scottish full back ever, with the exception of Jardine and Gemmel im struggling to think of anyone close, cant think of too many even UK based to rival him.

In context, definitely! Rivelino was an integral member of arguably the most loved and celebrated World Cup winning team of all time.........mon man, THAT left foot!

Don't disagree with your points about McGrain though. Top player.

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