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  1. I was there too - with a mate and a bottle of Black Label. Taken me ages to key this as I'm hauf cut, begining to think it's actually coming home (auld bear btw!).
  2. Is McQueen not in the photo above - in the middle of the middle row?
  3. Think I first became aware of 'overlapping fullbacks' in the mid-60s but the midfield was still pretty much long ball, or at least get it straight down the park - none of this retain possession in midfield and recycling from one side to the other.
  4. OK, I can sort of follow the codes and they mostly make sense - but I'm struggling to see what MC stands for.
  5. I remember reading a coaching book from the '50s (decade I was born in) that referred to the 'classic WM' formation. I read this over 50 years ago, so can't recall the exact wording , but it went along the following lines; the W would give you 3 (defenders as in the opening post) then 2 (halfbacks?) the M would give 2 (inside forwards?) then 3 (2 wingers and the centre forward). Happy to add to the general confusion on tactics from 60- 70 years ago.....
  6. Didn't know about the Old Firm record, but I saw enough of Slim Jim in the early sixties to be absolutely convinced he was the best footballer to wear our jersey. He was simply up there at the top of the pile back in the day. Difficult for an old codger to compare the best then with the so-called superstars of today, but I'm convinced he would be up there. It's all about personal opinions of course. And he had that gallous swagger as well, just glorious.,...
  7. Yup, first Rangers captain I watched and he oozed class both on and off the pitch. That team was something special, as you say, possibly the greatest Rangers team ever. RIP captain.
  8. Off topic - wtf is Ibrox Tube Station? Have they renamed Copland Road Subway Station ? sorry mate, couldn't resist.
  9. Think you're bang on here -certainly hope so. I get the feeling there's a couple of snowflake types in that squad who won't react too well to the new manager.
  10. I agree with the OP's comments in general, but I've also seen (Daily Mai?) comment that it was a must win game for Rodgers, possibly after their less than stellar transfer window. I can see that might be the case. Maybe, there's less between us and them than some folks are suggesting? Doubt they will improve from Sunday, but we will.
  11. First game was 14 February 1962 v Standard Liege (European Cup quarter final). I'll admit I had to Google the exact date - it was a wee while ago.
  12. We've got them twice, plus they have Aberdeen, Hibs & Hearts - squeaky bum time as Sir Alex described it?
  13. I was there - with a bottle of Black Label. What a night.
  14. That's the one - maybe with Alex Scott in for wee Wullie from time to time. Perfection........
  15. Don't know if it was a Wallace or a Waddell plan, but I'm sure that Doddie was sent on to hassle Franz Beckenbauer as he was their playmaker - almost like an NFL Q/back. He was in snapping around his ankles all of the game at Ibrox. I have a sweet memory of the 'kaiser' hoofing it into the main stand in the semi at Ibrox as Alex snapped around him, giving him no time to spread the play. Great wee player. 2 years late half that Bayern team were in the team that won the World Cup in Germany - how good were we then?
  16. Anyone remember 'Foul' from the early 70s? They focussed on hard/dirty players as I recall plus they a couple of regular funny articles - eg Foul of the week, stuff like that. I remember they had a Cloggers X1 from the 1974 World Cup Finals (West Germany), and I think 3 or 4 of the Scotland team, made it into the X1 ( Jim Holton, Billy Bremner, Davie Hay and possibly Joe Jordan. Don't think the magazine lasted too long, but was a real laugh at the time. Probably seem crap today, but they were simpler times....
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