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  1. "The Greatest Comeback Since Lazarus" Last time I was on the forum, we had such enjoyable discussions re associations with Partick Thistle, Scottish born players and Bristol City and it was on a Saturday afternoon, I was about to sign up to watch City games online. I suddenly felt unwell and increasingly so to the extent I had to phone an ambulance. I was struggling to breathe and expected something COVID-19 related. Turns out it wasn't and I was experiencing extreme symptoms of, 'vitamin non-absorbsion. For some time I had required regular injections of vitamin B12, as my body
  2. Is it possible to pay and watch today's game live, online? Starting with the club's official site, I've registered for everything conceivable and still confused (happening more often these days!). Think I might have also have registered for donations to the local Salvation Army, somehow...
  3. As mentioned, I am 62 now. In a previous role, I was involved with historical research and consequently anything football related is 'right down my street'! I have thus discovered the following and hoped maybe of interest? Did any others from this youth side come through the ranks? Gow v Souness...
  4. I now indeed recall Gerry Gow being a player who was perhaps seriously underated. I came across the following which, after due consideration (anxious re posting too much and also attaching archive material), wondered if might be of interest: "When Bill Shankley said we had a fantastic great wee player, that's all you need to know". Richard Scudamore.
  5. It's related to the thistle plant having a 'jaggy' protection. Bristol City being nicknamed the Robins... there are some lovely photos online of robins perched on a thistle.
  6. You most certainly did not! Indeed, you have reminded of a sketch from 'Chewin' the Fat', featuring two actors who went on to provide one of the greatest comedy TV series ever.
  7. I have a copy of Alan Hansen's (Thistle Legend) biography. John's football career was beset with injuries and Alan emphasis that if not for same, John was by far the superior footballer.
  8. A final upload on this topic It's a screenshot of the Anglo Scottish cup program from 5 August 1978, when a 6-1 spanking was handed out. Given the source of this screenshot, it's perhaps somewhat bizarre the triumphant program cover, never mind the 6-1 thrashing, features among their fans memorabilia. Cue theme from 'The Twilight Zone'?
  9. Gerry Gow, I note was born in the bandit badlands known as Drumchapel... 'nuff said. Except, I didn't realise he had passed on. The following link is to an obituary from the Scotsman newspaper, I would like to share. This is an extract: "Gow introduced himself to the 17-year-old Redfearn thus, in his gruff Glaswegian tones: “Son, Ah’m gonnae brek your ****ing leg.” Somewhat put-out, Redfearn asked the advice of an older teammate, who told him, “Just ignore him, he doesn’t mean it”. Only for Gow to return and assure Redfearn: “Aye son, Ah did ****ing mean it”. Redfearn made
  10. Related, there are a couple of further pages from the match program which may be of interest and hopefully attached. Both images are compressed to significantly reduce file size, however, they should be legible.
  11. Terminally so, although with rare exceptions such as Leicester, many European leagues are dominated by a relatively small number of teams. We soldier on, nonetheless and regardless. Optimism is our fortitude, even if it seems like chasing ...
  12. In all my years, I have never before read a match report where I had to stop because I couldn't see for tears of laughter - a wonderful snapshot of '70s football!
  13. 'The Butchers of Bristol'! https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=gY87AwAAQBAJ&pg=PT23&lpg=PT23&dq=kevin+mabbutt+1977+partick+thistle&source=bl&ots=o-cKRhrQzY&sig=ACfU3U2VxLvOW1WRJRQ7Xrf49bc-FaKEzA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj_z4CXhJXsAhWaSxUIHZ-GBuEQ6AEwEHoECAYQAQ#v=onepage&q=kevin mabbutt 1977 partick thistle&f=false
  14. You ate the half-time pie.. and still alive to tell the tale...! Memories... it was typically a small piece of 'meat', surrounded by grease, which would explode after first bite and the grease would end up all over your scarf! As for the Bovril, it was scalding hot, served in a wafer thin plastic cup and you had to keep switching hands to avoid serious burns. Happy days!
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