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DannyH Posted 12th Oct 2020, 04:12pm
  During the close season for football in 1945, my Dad was picked to play for a Glasgow Corporation vehicle maintenance department against a team of Lamplighters. The game was to be played at Ashfield Juniors football ground. On the morning of the match, my Dad took ill. He asked me to take his place. I was 13.

I was not long back from Canada and was still trying to catch up with the other boys in the neighbourhood, not having played football for four years. So when I was at professional games, I took a great interest in how to play the game.

One of the games I had been to was Rangers v Aberdeen. Rangers Centre forward was Jimmy Smith. He was a giant of a man, but was nearing the end of his career. He threw his weight about to make up for his lack of speed. The Aberdeen goalkeeper was Johnstone. A tall string man.

The ball was crossed over by Willie Waddle but big Jimmy was a bit slow in going for the ball, so he just charged into Johnstone who had the ball his hands. Jimmy came off the worst. He badly damaged his shoulder. There were no substitutes in those days so he played manfully on.

So getting back to the game at Ashfield, I was playing outside left. The outside right crossed the ball and the opposition goalie saved it easily. Being a fast learner, I remembered what happened to big Jimmy Smith, so I didn’t use my shoulder when I charged at the goalie. My near 8 stones body hurled through the air at the goalie, catching him off guard.

If it hadn’t been for my young age there would have been fists flying everywhere. The goalie carried on to the end of the game. One of his ribs had been cracked.

For some reason or other, I was never invited to play for that team again.
margie Posted 3rd May 2020, 02:56pm
  John your a wee cute in your kilt. Bet you don,t wear one now lol cheers Margie.
possilboy Posted 20th Nov 2019, 08:20pm
  have not been on for a wee while hope you are all well a photo of me in a kilt many moons ago
possilboy Posted 20th Nov 2019, 08:17pm
  singulend wont know until you give us your name is it billy by the way
gardenqueen Posted 30th Sep 2019, 04:15pm
 
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Sorry, not sure where to post this, please move if required. Just came across this very old photo taken, I believe, in a back court in Possilpark. My mum was about 11 and my aunt 9. They lived in Carbeth Street, Allander Street and possibly Bardowie St in their childhood. It’s unlikely any of these children are still alive but interesting to see. I think a company used to go around doing photos and selling them. It says 1928 on the back which would be right.
Clydo Posted 18th Aug 2019, 06:17pm
  OOP'S Margie a senior moment
hope you had a nice day on the
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margie Posted 16th Aug 2019, 08:11pm
  Thanks for birthday wish Clydo but it was 10 days ago lol Hope you and your sister have a really nice time x cheers Margie laugh.gif
Clydo Posted 14th Aug 2019, 06:14pm
  Happy Birthday Margie
i know it's tomorrow
but i'm off for a few
days pampering with
my sis don't want you
to think i forgot how
old your getting.
Cheers have a great day.
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margie Posted 28th Jul 2019, 06:50pm
  Singulend, I remember most of the people you named. We lived at 14 Sunnylaw street, corner close looking up carbeth street. Remember Mrs Anderson who washed the stairs, she wore a big rubber apron. Can,t say I remember you though. What year did you live in Sunnylaw street? cheers Margie.
singulend Posted 28th Jul 2019, 06:12pm
  Sorry about delay but I've been busy.

It really is quite deflating that no one remembers me from Carbeth St.

I was there until I was 12 then moved to Sunnylaw St.

My contemporaries were Ronnie Granger, the Walkers, the Carlins and others from around the backs and fronts of Bardowie St...... and Myra .

Rab and Patsy Murphy, Faither and Big John McAllister were well known to me.

Peggy Anderson used to do the stair cleaning and I think she had a son called George.

Mrs Love and Mrs Hopkirk were thought to be rather eccentric.

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