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Re: The departed 2

Postby rigger » 05 Jan 2021, 11:17

Indeed. And some of the greatest fans - and I mean the Scots in general.
I was lucky enough to go to Milan to watch them play AC at the San Siro around six months earlier and that was a childhood dream for me.
I'd visited when I was 11 but not to see a game, just to walk round what was then a giant concrete bowl. I had an Italian GF from Milan when I was at university in London and she was a "Milano" fan so I followed them after that, but to actually go over there with 15,000 Celts and watch Maldini play in the flesh ? Amazing.
Not a drop of trouble from the fans. We ended up being interviewed pre-match on Sky, then finished the night in The Hilton with a bunch of American models, the Sky TV crew who'd filmed us earlier - and they bought us a round - and then Billy McNeill walked in with Davie Provan and we got to meet them too.
We were so late getting back to our hotel, we slept in and missed the flight. It went from being the best cheap city break ever to the best quite expensive city break ever :D
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Re: The departed 2

Postby kk_white » 05 Jan 2021, 16:04

Parkhead is definitely on my list. A mate of mine went twice - first time he was so drunk he slept through the entire match. 2nd time they refused him entry for being even more drunk :D

My Dad was working briefly in Glasgow many years ago. The guy he was working for asked if he was into football - my Dad was, so the guy said great, I have a spare ticket for tonight.

Not knowing the fixture list, he was brought to Ibrox for a Champions League tie v Galatasaray... Now my Dad, God rest him, was not politically motivated in any way, but he was an old school Irish man who was brought up to love Celtic - Rangers, not so much.

He said it was one of the best occasions of his life. When the Rangers fans around him realised he was Irish, they treated him to a brilliant night, during and after the match. Plenty of fun poked at him of course, but he loved every minute of it.
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Re: The departed 2

Postby Davycc » 05 Jan 2021, 20:23

Colin Bell another great from my past has passed away aged 74. RIP Colin.
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Re: The departed 2

Postby PhoenixUnited » 05 Jan 2021, 20:58

Davycc wrote:Colin Bell another great from my past has passed away aged 74. RIP Colin.

Very underrated goal scoring midfielder. RIP
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Re: The departed 2

Postby NottinghamWhite » 05 Jan 2021, 21:06

Great player one of my favourite ever none Leeds players.

R.I.P.
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Re: The departed 2

Postby johnh » 05 Jan 2021, 21:07

PhoenixUnited wrote:
Davycc wrote:Colin Bell another great from my past has passed away aged 74. RIP Colin.

Very underrated goal scoring midfielder. RIP


Not sure he was underrated. Should have played a lot more for England but I think the 'football world' knew just how good he was. RIP.
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Re: The departed 2

Postby Wigan White » 06 Jan 2021, 08:39

NottinghamWhite wrote:Great player one of my favourite ever none Leeds players.

R.I.P.


Mine too NW.

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Re: The departed 2

Postby Selby White » 06 Jan 2021, 09:35

Yes one I would have loved us to sign.

RIP Colin
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Re: The departed 2

Postby Mr Russell » 06 Jan 2021, 10:08

Man City were lucky to have such a good player, RIP Colin
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Re: The departed 2

Postby Mr Russell » 12 Jan 2021, 00:21

Colin McDonald former Aussie Cricketer back in the 1950's/1960's has died aged 92, he played 47 tests for the Aussies including a few Ashes series where his best performances were in the 1958/1959 series. He also played in the famous Laker match at Old Trafford in 1956 where Laker took 19 wickets, Colin scored 32 and 89. RIP Colin, another cricketer to leave.
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