Continuing our look at some of the readers’ queries in The Sporting Post.
Blether with Brown
The recent Scottish Junior Cup exploits of Lochee United caught the imagination of the Dundee footballing public.
Recently, after a dinner, BwB reader Mark Dunlop donated a framed Scottish international jersey to the Occidental Bar in Broughty Ferry, and we featured his initial tale last week.
Our second look into the ‘Football Comic Book Heroes’ book shows the front page of a comic I’d never heard of.
The team photo of Downfield Junior FC from 1971, which appeared on April 14, prompted a former professional football player to get in touch.
Murray Thomson sent in a book which he thought may be of interest to myself and BwB readers.
A cutting from November 17, 1977, said: Dundee and Hibs were last night involved in a surprise swap, which takes left-back Eric Schaedler from Easter Road to Dens Park, and Bobby Hutchinson from the Dark Blues to Edinburgh.
Currently taking pride of place in a Broughty Ferry bar is a framed football strip which brings back memories of a very famous game in Scottish football history.
The Lawside FP AFC team from 1982-1995 are holding a reunion.
Rob Boag’s latest offering to these pages is about boxing, and Dundee has a mention.
Dundonian Gordon Norton needs confirmation of a cup final win so he can impress his grandsons.
Andy Walker’s latest poser has undergone much scrutiny from myself and the DCT archives team.
Irene Perry’s photo of Clydemore FC appeared in our March 31 issue, with a plea for more information on the club.
Blether: Dundee-born footballer Jimmy Stewart was so good for Chelsea in Cannes that he was picked for select team
The local junior fraternity was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Jimmy Stewart.
There is always a heavy price to pay for relegation from the top flight in Scotland, and that was felt by Dundee manager Tommy Gemmell.
Earlier this year, Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola bemoaned the fact his players had to play several games in a short space of time over the festive period.
A cutting, from November 28, 1978, said:
George Doull’s tale of the time he played for Brechin City against Dundee caught the imagination of Rob Boag.
Former Riverside Athletic striker Ronnie Mitchell recalls the time his grandad fought in World War One.
Celtic’s 3-0 Champions League victory this season over Anderlecht in Brussells in September last year was, rightly, lauded from all sides.