In Ally Martin’s early years, football at primary school was a series of friendlies with no league or cup competition but, at senior school, this all changed.
Blether with Brown
As stated last week, this edition hosts the first of many stories by remarkable local amateur football official Ally Martin.
Michael Piggot sent in a couple of photos of teams he played with.
Monifieth reader Alex Kelly previously expressed doubt regarding dates given in this column for the visit of a sports superstar to the city.
Football players, managers and staff are always sought for quotes by the media.
Every now and then, a photo surfaces and is riddled with names I know personally.
Having enjoyed a meal with my wife and friends in a Dundee city centre restaurant, at the end of our stay I had occasion to use the "wee boy’s room".
I was stumped by a recent question regarding the transfer of a Dundee player to a club down south.
The September issues of BwB saw a different version of events offered regarding the world record football score – Arbroath 36 Bon Accord 0.
Senior players moving “across the road” in Dundee are relatively few and far between.
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.
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.
Carnoustie reader Gordon Stewart recently told an amusing tale regarding Angus Barbieri.