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How good was Peter McCloy?

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Reading some responses to my earlier post ("Fifty years ago yesterday"), there were some posts about Peter McCloy.  I only saw him a few times over the years but recall him as a capable and  competent custodian.  Not sure if he was ever capped for Scotland but I think that I saw him once in a friendly with Brazil at Hampden.  If any of our statisticians are reading, perhaps they can cite his record with clean sheets.  He certainly lasted a long time for a goalkeeper, over fifteen years or so. 

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33 minutes ago, Bristoe1872 said:

Had one of the highest and longest kick outs I can remember.  Lost count of the amount of goals we scored with DJ latching onto one of his kick outs. One against Murder well in a cup semi we were losing stands out. 

That is mere consolation for the amount of big games he cost us 

Having grown up in the 70s and seen hundreds of them. Let me say he was responsible for breaking my heart on many occasions 

Nice big guy, but nowadays. Would never have got a game. He was as slow as the lights going round in his  girvan lighthouse 

Off the top of my head 

Few tankings up at Pittodrie 

He spilled the ball to Archibald in dyings moments in game we lost 3-2 78/79 i think 

79 CHAMPIONSHIP DECIDER where he was absolutely shocking when we only needed a draw 

80 cup final where he sat on his arse too early as their winner took deflection and the ball trundled in to break my heart. This one was painful

83 MCCOIST OF first minute goal game. He spilled the ball near the death to give bheasts a win they did not deserve 

Long long list if i could be arsed finding them 

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42 minutes ago, eejay the dj said:

That is mere consolation for the amount of big games he cost us 

Having grown up in the 70s and seen hundreds of them. Let me say he was responsible for breaking my heart on many occasions 

Nice big guy, but nowadays. Would never have got a game. He was as slow as the lights going round in his  girvan lighthouse 

Off the top of my head 

Few tankings up at Pittodrie 

He spilled the ball to Archibald in dyings moments in game we lost 3-2 78/79 i think 

79 CHAMPIONSHIP DECIDER where he was absolutely shocking when we only needed a draw 

80 cup final where he sat on his arse too early as their winner took deflection and the ball trundled in to break my heart. This one was painful

83 MCCOIST OF first minute goal game. He spilled the ball near the death to give bheasts a win they did not deserve 

Long long list if i could be arsed finding them 

Even though he was in our ECWC team this is how I mostly remember him.

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32 minutes ago, slimjim1690 said:

Even though he was in our ECWC team this is how I mostly remember him.

His long kick outs back then were a weapon. Even in the final . Bud latched on to his punt beginning of second half that put us 3 up

I can remember us winnning a never to be forgotten SC SF where we were 2-0 down at HT against a Well team that fucked the scum out previous round in 76  and his kick outs turned the game our way in high drama near the end 

However for every one of these. There were many games where, if Gers had better keeper. We would have won many more trophies and OF games 

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I can remember his first games for us, he took over from Gerry Neef in the 69-70 season. We were still in with a shout to stop the Mhanks winning 5 in a row but managed to go on a dire run at the end of the season. We only won 1 of our last 8 league games, big Peter played in 7 of them and we could not manage a single clean sheet. Not saying he was to blame but was far from an auspicious start.

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