At 14 years old I lost a watch at a home game, it was advertised in the lost and found section of the Rangers news, I phoned the number and was told to come to ibrox to pick it up.
I dodged school and headed up to ibrox, on arriving at the main doors, I am pretty sure there was a small window (ticket window). I told them why I was here.
i was promptly brought inside, and sent up the marble staircase and told to go in a room at the top, on entering the room I was stunned to see big Jock with my watch and Davy Cooper (my two hero’s), big jock said “is this your watch” and handed it to me.
After getting there autographs I left and floated along Edmiston drive, only to see the reserves coming back from training at the Albion. A few autographs later I headed home. Couldnt believe what had happened.
to Top it off the next game was at love street, I was in the corner near the main stand, and coop comes up to take the corner. I yell out Davy (as if he is my mate), he looks up and gives me a nod.
They were the days when the players attended supporters club POTY on a Saturday, we as junior members were allowed to go at beginning of night and get autographs.
yes things have changed...