Eddie Devlin got in touch after his story re Alan Gilzean appeared in August .
Blether with Brown
In my era of full-time work on the Evening Telegraph, one of the tasks was for a reporter to go up to Dens and Tannadice around lunchtime most days for a chat with the managers.
After their promotion to the top division in 1961, Dundee United took the next step up with a couple of benchmark signings a few years later.
In response to my Alan Gilzean memories on July 13, Mike Blair responded: “I well remember Alan Gilzean’s hat-trick against Cologne in that 8-1 victory in the European Cup at Dens Park.
Kenny Dick reads this column and I reckon he may be tickled with this.
Lochee ex-Pat Rob Boag came up with some interesting stuff while having a clearout.
I told recently of Rangers signing two players called Smith with days of each other in 1966.
Dundee reader Bob Gibson wants to know if Ian Ure (left) and Billy Bremner played together for the Scottish international side.
Through this column, Jim Mitchell would like to apologise to an old team-mate.
Each week, BwB gives a sample from the Readers’ Queries file in the old Sporting Post.
Former Dundee United goalkeeper Sandy Davie has featured in this column on quite a number of occasions.
It’s very unusual for a team to sign two players with the same surname within a few days of each other.
You don’t get penalty-kicks in every game of football – and to get two over the 90 minutes would generally be a talking point.
Two different former Dundee junior footballers with the same name featured recently in this column.
A few months ago, I asked if there were any non-Scots in Celtic’s nine-in-a-row league championship line-ups 1966-1974.
I told last week how, in 1963, Scotland, under boss Ian McColl, embarked on a mini close-season tour.
Recently, I came across a photo of Leo Horn.
Kenneth Brannan says he enjoyed a July article, which asked if any non-Scots were involved during the Celtic’s nine in a row era.
In early May, BwB carried a tale in which Dundee FC played two games in one day.
Wealth – or lack of – matters not where sport is concerned.