The Dundee Schoolboys stories, which featured so prevalently in this column in February and March, was instigated by Rabbie Ogg.
Gordon Johnstone asked for BwB to settle an argument.
The following, I’m assured, is true . . .
Steve Finan’s book “Lifted Over The Turnstiles” featured on January 5, and one reader’s reading of the “Hampden experience” was very different.
The Dundee Schoolboys U/15 Select side which won the Scottish Cup in 1972 continues to attract comment.
The first few days of December 1971 were to change the shape of professional football in the city of Dundee for many, many years.
Dundee supporter Brian Beaton reckoned two local brothers played for the Dens Park club in the late 1970s.
When you are celebrating your 70th birthday, and you have taken your good lady to the other side of the world, the least you can hope for is a break from local football tales.
Football throws up many quirky tales. The following, I’m assured, is true . . .
Some football stories are legend.
Continuing to look back on the information which appeared in newspapers when local footballers stepped up to the senior grade, when a former team-mate of mine first stepped up to the senior grade, this was how it was reported on April 26, 1960 . . .
Dubai-based Tom Anderson asked: “Was Dundee United legend Andy Rolland ever sent off against Rangers at Ibrox?
If the quiz question was: “Who was the former Dundee Violet junior player who scored a hat-trick on his debut for the Scotland international team?”, would you be able to answer that one?
Alex Madden, of Carnoustie, has asked me to clarify a situation.
Former Midlands AFA side Lawside FP held a reunion, which also included their inaugural Hall of Fame.
Tom Cunningham asked me to dig out a photo of a school team which appeared in BwB many years ago.
The Lawside FP AFC team from 1982-1995 are holding a reunion.
Help from the local cricket fraternity is sought by Cameron Munro.