If the football quiz question was: ‘Which former Dundee and Dundee United footballer once became the youngest manager in Scotland?’ would you be able to answer it?
Several weeks ago, this column highlighted a wonderful initiative currently going on at Tannadice Park – and it helped bring the crowds in to see it.
St Johnstone fan Murray Blair, from Newport, sent in a tale about a former St Johnstone goalkeeper.
Part 2 of Rob Boag’s tale from 1885 last week left us at the front door of the referee who officiated when Dundee Harp beat Aberdeen Rovers 35-0.
Last week, Rob Boag gave a slightly different version of events to the one which sees a famous scoreline as a world record – Arbroath 36 Bon Accord 0.
Tannadice Park currently hosts a wonderful initiative as Dundee United remembers the glory years under their greatest-ever manager.
One thing about listening to former footballers is that most now feel free to tell wee “inside stories” from their time in the game.
Some football stories are legend. The following, I’m assured, is true. . .
Thursday past saw one of Tayside’s best-known football figures exchange correspondence with royalty.
A BwB article in April triggered memories for Rob Boag.
In late June this year, the Tele news pages told of the tale of Angus Barbieri.
I enjoyed a couple of evenings with a Lochee United legend earlier this summer.
Some sport stories are legend. The following, I’m assured, is true . . .
Continuing to look back on the information which appeared in newspapers when local footballers signed for senior teams.
It is not just on the pitch that footballers sustain injuries.
Jim O’Rourke, from Menzieshill, Dundee, phoned to say he had enjoyed our recent feature of “I’m assured the following tale is true” stories.
Some football stories are legend. The following, I’m assured, are true . . .
Rob Boag reckons he is at an age when he occasionally dives into the twilight zone of my memory to drag lost histories into the light.
Sy Thomson recently met Bobby Barnes, the former Osborne and Downfield midfield maestro, in a local licenced premises.
As you would have expected, Andy Walker waded right back in to the debate when a BwB reader doubted some of the facts in one of his tales.