Alex Madden, of Carnoustie, has asked me to clarify a situation.
Blether with Brown
Former Midlands AFA side Lawside FP held a reunion, which also included their inaugural Hall of Fame.
During the height of the Alan Gilzean myth that he was a ‘recluse’, a few of us from these parts perhaps had a little giggle to ourselves.
Tom Cunningham asked me to dig out a photo of a school team which appeared in BwB many years ago.
The famous Beechwood Park is no more.
Regular contributor Sandy ‘Sy’ Thomson remembers playing in goal for Alloa Athletic in a Christmas Day fixture.
Some months ago, former Lochee United Junior FC favourite Jimmy Gowans was put forward as a player who has played more junior games than anyone else locally.
Rab Wilson despairs at Dundee United’s current position.
We haven’t had any information from readers about Andy Walker’s insistence that Tarzan film star Johnny Weissmuller came to Arbroath outdoor swimming pool in the summer of 1950.
Signing himself only as “Celtic Bhoy”, he opened: “Much has been, quite rightly, made of Celtic only deploying home-grown footballers when they won the European Cup in season 1966-67.
Scottish football just outside the fourth tier is undergoing a massive overhaul, with many clubs defecting from the juniors to join semi-professional leagues.
Blether: Author asked me for info on ‘recluse’ Alan Gilzean, I responded: “Gillie? I saw him just last night”
My reaction to the sad news that Alan Gilzean had passed away was a funny feeling in the bottom of your stomach.
It was a very small cutting which heralded a future Scottish football icon’s entry into the senior game in Scotland.
An article in this column on March 12 praised several regular contributors to these pages.
Scottish clubs excelled in the early days of European club football.
Jim McLean made some great signings in the early years of his tenure as manager of Dundee United.
A Broughty Ferry resident is the latest BwB reader to seek information on a former football club, which featured his granddad.
Following on from last week’s story about the ‘two Alec Sharps’, another Dundee ex-pat currently residing in Canada was also eager to set the record straight.
Ronnie Mitchell’s recent tale about Seafield FC, which featured his grandad, brought a response from a local amateur football official.
In our April 28 edition, former Dundee resident Rob Boag sang the praises of the ‘legendary Alec Sharp’.