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HawickLoyal
29-04-2010, 20:55
Standing in the West enclosure wi a full bottle o beer and an empty (for a piss) lol and being able to sing anything !!!

:)

kingsburyblue
29-04-2010, 20:58
Builders hard hat on and fag in mouth bawling at the tims

"That there wont be many going home"

Beanzie
29-04-2010, 20:59
Standing in the West enclosure wi a full bottle o beer and an empty (for a piss) lol and being able to sing anything !!!

:)

Yes and you needed an opener for the can!!. None of this modern ring pull piss:)

lebooboo
29-04-2010, 20:59
When you didn't really know anyone who had a season ticket.

gersmad
29-04-2010, 21:00
Pissing in an empty can pre ring-pull days and hoping the Gers didnt score while your tadger was near the jagged edges :D

Ayrshire_Billy_Boy
29-04-2010, 21:00
When all of your mates supported Rangers because "They are the Proddy team".....

AD bear
29-04-2010, 21:02
When you could buy a roll on gammon or cheese with no sell by date litre bottle of barchester done six of you

kilsyth Loyalist
29-04-2010, 21:03
eleven white proddies and when we won the treble and ECWC without taigs

kingsburyblue
29-04-2010, 21:03
When some auld bear would lift you over the turnstyle, or when the hauf bottle of Lanny and 2 cans of breaker had made you half mad and you tried to dive over the damn thing (that might have only been me:o )

beastie69
29-04-2010, 21:07
Macaroon bars and chewin' gum.

britain
29-04-2010, 21:07
The programme costing 5p !

colinstein
29-04-2010, 21:08
Standing in the West enclosure wi a full bottle o beer and an empty (for a piss) lol and being able to sing anything !!!

:)

Jim Baxter was conscripted into the army
and John grieg took his place on a tour of Russia

Mostin
29-04-2010, 21:12
Fifth place.......:(

simply_the_best
29-04-2010, 21:13
Multi coloured seats and an atmosphere at most games.


Remembering your first cup final over 25 years ago, Dundee Utd, oct 84 :eek:

britain
29-04-2010, 21:15
Snowball fights on the 'old Ibrox' terraces !

vulijbear
29-04-2010, 21:15
When you used to watch the ball boys dodging the hail of bottles at away games if their team scored against us

Ayrshire_Billy_Boy
29-04-2010, 21:16
When the crowds in the Copland and Govan stands thinned out the further away from the centre they got.

billybatts
29-04-2010, 21:19
The Centenary stand.
Ronnie McKinnon.

britain
29-04-2010, 21:23
Watching Derek Johnstone playing and being described 'as one for the future'.

Arthur Montford and Archie McPheson were the Scottish TV commentators at the Rangers games. Mind you Sportscene and Scotsport were decent back then !

halfaperson
29-04-2010, 21:30
paying at the gate

Sir Duncan Ferguson
29-04-2010, 21:32
The Style Card billboards at the Broomloan/Govan and Govan/Copland corners...

britain
29-04-2010, 21:33
The Rangers News was a good read !

Ayrshire_Billy_Boy
29-04-2010, 21:33
100 Clydebank fans getting the entire Broomloan to themselves.

HawickLoyal
29-04-2010, 21:33
There was no broxi bear ??? (soz kids lol)

Porto Bear
29-04-2010, 21:37
Wearing a tammy on your head a scarf round your neck & 1 tied round each wrist.:D

The Citizen colour posters on matchdays

ascunner
29-04-2010, 21:38
when you stood in the Derry and sang Alfies a barrel of s**** to the tune or roll out the barrel

britain
29-04-2010, 21:41
Reading the match report in the 'Sports Times' on a Sat evening. Well you got the first half and a bit of the early part of the second half due to tight printing deadlines

Ayrshire_Billy_Boy
29-04-2010, 21:41
Wearing a tammy on your head a scarf round your neck & 1 tied round each wrist.:D

The Citizen colour posters on matchdays

Most folk don't do that these days though.....:angel:

Ayrshire_Billy_Boy
29-04-2010, 21:42
Reading the match report in the 'Sports Times' on a Sat evening. Well you got the first half and a bit of the early part of the second half due to tight printing deadlines

And when they estimated crowds at the end of the report! Normally out by about 10,000. :D

britain
29-04-2010, 21:43
And when they estimated crowds at the end of the report! Normally out by about 10,000. :D

I can't actually remember that, but I don't doubt it.:roll::D

Porto Bear
29-04-2010, 21:44
Most folk don't do that these days though.....:angel:

Most sensible folk don't....:D

rangers352
29-04-2010, 21:44
You had to rely on the 'wireless' for important games that you never got a ticket for.

The old Rangers shop on copland road and being amazed that we had one

Stitched on King Billy on your white (away) Rangers scarf

Bill the Butcher
29-04-2010, 21:46
http://www.motoringpicturelibrary.com/docs/pic1110c.jpg

These. :eek:

saltspringbluenose
29-04-2010, 21:46
A warm feeling running down the back of your leg

saltspringbluenose
29-04-2010, 21:49
getting a lift over by, hey Mister

HawickLoyal
29-04-2010, 21:55
http://www.motoringpicturelibrary.com/docs/pic1110c.jpg

These. :eek:
PMSL !!! ah those were the days..... esp when the ba scudded of yi o the bonnets !! lol

miraculous
29-04-2010, 21:59
a game getting stopped so a certain player could look for his contact lens

billyfaefife
29-04-2010, 22:03
buying a carry oot at hadows and getting in with it.WATP

ascunner
29-04-2010, 22:04
eleven white proddies and when we won the treble and ECWC without taigs

did you also wear a white pointy hat then

girvanlitehoose
29-04-2010, 22:04
the ht scores posted on boards wi the teams slotted in fae the sides...

alcolusa
29-04-2010, 22:06
being in the ground at 1.30 on a saturday with a scarf tied round each wrist

lebooboo
29-04-2010, 22:10
did you also wear a white pointy hat then

There's a nazi paedophile protector who wears one of those.

pollok_blue
29-04-2010, 22:12
Setting empty boxes of crisps on fire to keep warm at winter midweek games

Old Derry Loyal:ninja:

magnus
29-04-2010, 22:15
Watching the Gers against the enemy from the jungle and the bears out singing the mhanks.

Russell_Nash
29-04-2010, 22:17
macaroon bars na chewin gum

struththelegend
29-04-2010, 22:17
using the govan ferry and walking up to the stadium and walking through "the celtic end" when we played them, you could,nt get near our turnstiles,absolutly mobbed, would just take the scarf off and just walk through the turnstiles at there end, then head over to the shed.

jaydog
29-04-2010, 22:17
When you had a "Bears Pakora" and a packet of "Aye Ready Salted" as your pre-match meal

SCREEBS
29-04-2010, 22:18
You could stand in the enclosure and watch the players under the stand kicking a ball against the wall just before kick off.

bonkersbet
29-04-2010, 22:18
east fife away and that big baldy (unt that played for them .

my earliest memory of following the bears !

struththelegend
29-04-2010, 22:21
PMSL !!! ah those were the days..... esp when the ba scudded of yi o the bonnets !! lol

uncle had one of the invalid cars, watched the semi final v wolves in one .

red_rubber_glove
29-04-2010, 22:23
Watching Saturdays results on Grandstand being stuttered out on the teleprinter, before the full classified pools check !!

rangers352
29-04-2010, 22:25
When you had a "Bears Pakora" and a packet of "Aye Ready Salted" as your pre-match meal

I remember me and many hundreds of youngsters taking home all the new packaging as it was adorned with the club crests. Remember the wee polysterene trays with the crest on!

lebooboo
29-04-2010, 22:26
Nobody wore a replica top to the game.

CaptainArmband
29-04-2010, 22:27
Setting empty boxes of crisps on fire to keep warm at winter midweek games

Old Derry Loyal:ninja:

What he said...well watching it from the front of the centeneray stand when yer da was sitting at he back and sandy jardine was running past ye wih his thumbs up:)

bluebarney
29-04-2010, 22:28
Gregor Stevens kicking the crap out of anything that moves

red_rubber_glove
29-04-2010, 22:31
Nobody wore a replica top to the game.

Just a blue cotton top. Only the very fortunate had an iron on crest:)

bluedon
29-04-2010, 22:41
.. wearing a blue, red & white hard hat to games as a youngster - together with a denim jacket with a King Billy tea-towel sewn on the back :-)

silversleeves
29-04-2010, 22:43
Singing where's your Charlie gone?

Far far away to join the U...D...A

DC Anchor
29-04-2010, 22:45
paying at the gate


not paying at the gate:D:D:D

doing the double shuffle with your old man
at the turnstyle:cool:

Rankrotten
29-04-2010, 22:48
Ted McMinn hoofing a lump of turf instead of the ball at the Copland byline

Braes Loyal
29-04-2010, 22:50
My Dad buying me the Wee Blue Book, massive packets of crisps(chipmunk???). I was only five and the packets were huge lol

8-1
29-04-2010, 22:51
As a lad...being able to run in to watch the last bit of the game when they opened the big doors to let people out......

salfordbear
29-04-2010, 22:51
can remember singing "fergie fergie shut yer mouth" everytime we played the sheep.

tod1873
29-04-2010, 22:52
being in the Young Rangers Supporters Club & getting a wee blue card with your name on it, a pen & a badge & then your birthday getting a mention in the Rangers News.

bucksbear
29-04-2010, 22:52
Sitting on the wall down the front and trying to run on the park when we scored.

Cammy47
29-04-2010, 22:53
The wee off sales in govan that sold St Andrews old tawny but you had to bring your own bottle

wulliewanfoot
29-04-2010, 22:54
Eldorado, Scotland's leading propriety table wine.

Know Your Enemy
29-04-2010, 22:54
When you used to watch the ball boys dodging the hail of bottles at away games if their team scored against us

Not wearing this one little bit....

More like when you watched our ball boys avoiding their missiles after we scored against them at the Broomloan Road end,including them trying to get on the park.

mountjoy0442
29-04-2010, 22:54
think it was 1980, dundee utd at ibrox, we won 2 - 1. Main Stand.

Big memory of the 81 cup replay when we won 4 - 1 as well, Dundee united theme growing!;)

bloo
29-04-2010, 22:54
Macaroon bars and chewin' gum.

spearmint chewing gum no less,and inevitably the wet sanies wi some gadgies pish......ahhh halcyon days...

invernesscaleywho
29-04-2010, 22:56
:eek:When we got floodlights.:eek:

gertilidie
29-04-2010, 22:57
http://www.motoringpicturelibrary.com/docs/pic1110c.jpg

These. :eek:


the ht scores posted on boards wi the teams slotted in fae the sides...

Thats the 2 I can think back to plus the smell of Bovril. My dad would always buy me ready salted crisps for half time with the bovril, memories

mr mojo risin
29-04-2010, 23:01
wullie johnston playing for west brom in the tennent caledonian tourney. Main stand as well, ma faither must have got a wee turn in the bookies that week.:D

Jimmy Mac
29-04-2010, 23:03
Jumping the turnstile at the Janefield St end of the midden shouting up ye ya fenian bassa.

loyaltrebler
29-04-2010, 23:05
Going in the sellick end and paying extra to get in the Centenary Stand wanting to sit at the back but my dad saying its safer to sit at the front:confused:

Top_Cat
29-04-2010, 23:06
when your stood in the West Enclosure being only 3 foot tall and wondering whether you can actually see the game!!

5boysandabaw
29-04-2010, 23:06
Rosettes and hand knitted scarves. Polis in black raincoats walking round the track.

HMS-SECTION RED-1986
29-04-2010, 23:09
Meeting up at St Enochs at 12midday with the rest of the lads.

West Enclosure, Broomie Rear and Govan Rear Section Red!

When this was in the charts and played over the tannoy at Ibrox - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH-UqB7uYiE :eek:

Ohh the reminiscence!

Rabenutam
29-04-2010, 23:12
using the govan ferry and walking up to the stadium and walking through "the celtic end" when we played them, you could,nt get near our turnstiles,absolutly mobbed, would just take the scarf off and just walk through the turnstiles at there end, then head over to the shed.

Ay! that was a risky think to do, did it once and got caught by some tim that knew us, we had to leg it , the police were not happy with us, a clip round ear and let go .:p

SCREEBS
29-04-2010, 23:14
Sitting on the wall at the front of the terracing and having to make sure your legs were the terracing dide of the wall, cue watching the game in some contorted side on position! But at least you got some chipmunk crisps and a ki-ora brought down to you at half time by my old man who stood further up the terracing with his mates.

newbs1963
29-04-2010, 23:18
25 pence at the boys gate 5 pence for a programme and 5pence for a bag of chips.King Billy t towel sowed into the back panel of your Wrangler jacket.Scarf covered in sew on patches.

second_pole
29-04-2010, 23:18
Eldorado, Scotland's leading propriety table wine.

"Old Tawny" or "Rich White"? :ninja:

- or was that Lanliq?


The pre-season "trial" game between the first team and the reserves

Standing outside the Main Entrance to get autographs as the players came back from training across the road at the Albion

Making the journey round the back of the Centenary Stand at half time to see the Rangers goals in the second half.

coplander
29-04-2010, 23:19
Standing on the terracing at the Copland road end getting soaked in the rain!

Kincardine
29-04-2010, 23:55
Standing on 4 beer cans in big european nights in late 60s because I was so short.

Chalky_gers
30-04-2010, 00:03
Wish a had those memories !

The Galvy Ranger
30-04-2010, 00:11
Get your Haaats ,Scarrrfs,Macarooon bars,Cheweeeeen gum.

dtsarrfc
30-04-2010, 00:13
Big Kitchenbrand scoring 5 against Q of South

igorloyal
30-04-2010, 00:14
Gregor Stevens kicking the crap out of anything that moves

you beat me to that one ;)

Al150483
30-04-2010, 00:20
Old b@stards the lot of ye's!!! :D

le-guens-onze
30-04-2010, 00:21
When you had to strain your ears to hear the PA system pre match

Born_With_The_Treble
30-04-2010, 00:22
Man the past sounds the best :(

vulijbear
30-04-2010, 00:25
Not wearing this one little bit....

More like when you watched our ball boys avoiding their missiles after we scored against them at the Broomloan Road end,including them trying to get on the park.

Aye you must be right as we were all angels back then

steved
30-04-2010, 00:26
Big white square blocks behind the goals for pitch protection in winter.

vulijbear
30-04-2010, 00:28
"Old Tawny" or "Rich White"? :ninja:

- or was that Lanliq?


The pre-season "trial" game between the first team and the reserves

Standing outside the Main Entrance to get autographs as the players came back from training across the road at the Albion

Making the journey round the back of the Centenary Stand at half time to see the Rangers goals in the second half.

Eldorado mate think they only sell the one version now Mr Mojo Risin could tell ye as he has been known to swally the odd bottle or two on an occasion

Amity75
30-04-2010, 00:29
Being able to turn up at 2.30 and get a parking space on Edmiston drive.
People playing flutes at the games.

5boysandabaw
30-04-2010, 00:31
Steamin drunk people.. lots of, you hardly see anyone steamin drunk nowadays.

Calvers72
30-04-2010, 00:34
http://www.motoringpicturelibrary.com/docs/pic1110c.jpg

These. :eek:

Put a ball inside it and it becomes a whistle! Taxi!!!!!:D

cleriebear
30-04-2010, 00:34
going into the copland end and paying 5p i think to sit in the centenary stand (had the new girlfriend with me, 30 odd years later still with her)

gazborangers
30-04-2010, 00:35
People lighting fires in the Centenary Stand to keep warm.

Halftime scores being put up around the track eg A 1-0 B 2-1 etc etc and you had to have the programme to find out what teams were A, B etc.

Disabled cars around the track.

Record played supplied by Listen in Union Street.

Wooden seats in the Main Stand.

Choice of pie, bovril and crisps and er thats it.

vulijbear
30-04-2010, 00:36
Peeing in a 5 gallon drum on the way to away games as buses didn't have toilets on them and they would only stop once if ye were lucky

steved
30-04-2010, 00:39
As a twelve year old I used to have to sit in the car for ages before and after a game parked in Clutha street. I ended up counting the bricks on the walls, while my my old man and uncles used to get filled up in what was then the Cessnock bar. theyd roll out about 2.45! He also had a soft spot for The Doctors. pub that is.

Also, tannoy announcer saying at full time: Please take Your time while leaving the stadium. i dont remember but that may have started after the disaster, not sure but would have been around that time.

5boysandabaw
30-04-2010, 00:39
The Match Of The Day Tune being played when the teams came out.

People pissing in beer cans Rivers of urine on the terracing.

lebooboo
30-04-2010, 00:40
Stories getting told about fans using syringes to inject oranges with vodka, because anybody seen drinking booze from a bottle or a can was getting thrown out of the game.

vulijbear
30-04-2010, 00:42
Playing home European games the same night as the tarriers and then having to get the 62 bus through Parkheed on the way home and hoping there would be plenty of other bears in case they got on

DerbyBlue
30-04-2010, 00:53
Reading the match report in the 'Sports Times' on a Sat evening. Well you got the first half and a bit of the early part of the second half due to tight printing deadlines

Aye I remember that too!!:D:D

The line ups in the paper were always printed straight from the programme, not usually the starting eleven!;)

am proud 2 b blue
30-04-2010, 01:19
standing outside a pub for ages waiting for my old man and eventually being brought out a packet of crisps and a drink,
wearing a rosette,
buying sew on badges for my scarf

bathgatebluenose
30-04-2010, 01:28
Some poor guy struggling around the track in all sorts of weather with the lucky programme No. board held up in the air.

And a few years on from that, checking the programme to see if it was your face that had a little white circle around it in the crowd photo of a previous match!

vulijbear
30-04-2010, 01:44
Some poor guy struggling around the track in all sorts of weather with the lucky programme No. board held up in the air.

And a few years on from that, checking the programme to see if it was your face that had a little white circle around it in the crowd photo of a previous match!
50 quid for the winner was it not ?

simonon
30-04-2010, 02:08
Standing in the Copland Road end cheering on Willie Johnstone. Thinking you were cool as F*** wearing your petrol blue Birmingham bags with a can of Tennants lager in each side pocket.

When an exotic foreign signing meant Erik Sorensen and you didn't know anyone that owned a season ticket.

vulijbear
30-04-2010, 02:14
The poor wee decrepit guy outside the Enclosure with the Ukalele singing Follow Follow in a voice that you could hardly hear must have been about 80 and really skint so a few coppers from the bears fans must have made a difference to him, well i hope it did the poor wee soul !

72 Blue
30-04-2010, 02:16
http://www.motoringpicturelibrary.com/docs/pic1110c.jpg

These. :eek:

These should be brought back and be thee only vehicles allowed on invalidity.:mad:

vulijbear
30-04-2010, 02:22
These should be brought back and be thee only vehicles allowed on invalidity.:mad:

Where would they go at Ibrox now ???

72 Blue
30-04-2010, 02:36
Where would they go at Ibrox now ???

LOL. :D

I didn't mean at the football but in general as mobility or invalidity cars. The burd 2 doors down from me is 28 on invalidity and has an 09 plate 3 series BMW coupe.

Get these back and give them these wee bad boys. :)

vulijbear
30-04-2010, 03:17
LOL. :D

I didn't mean at the football but in general as mobility or invalidity cars. The burd 2 doors down from me is 28 on invalidity and has an 09 plate 3 series BMW coupe.

Get these back and give them these wee bad boys. :)

Ye know the rules get her posted !!

Muzzinihio
30-04-2010, 03:18
singing The Billy Boys:ni:

cerberusandorthus
30-04-2010, 03:56
My dad getting complimentary tickets from his best mate Sammy Reid for a game against a certain Berwick Rangers.

I was a youth of 15 and was never to be the same again

whitecap
30-04-2010, 04:10
Standing in the West enclosure wi a full bottle o beer and an empty (for a piss) lol and being able to sing anything !!!

:)

It will be like that if they play in Boston , I mean sing anything they want, us North American bears are from the old school and the only songs we know are the originals lol and the rules dont apply to us over here, so bring on the catholics by the score, will be fun.

britain
30-04-2010, 05:51
50 quid for the winner was it not ?
It was indeed and £50 was alot of dosh in those days...

lone_ranger
30-04-2010, 05:53
Collecting ginger bottles from the terraces(apologies if it has been already posted.)

britain
30-04-2010, 05:54
Going onto the Broomlaon Terracings and when it poured heavily my old man usually decided to get us a transfer into the Centenary Stand.

britain
30-04-2010, 06:11
Watching the Stadium being reconstructed back n late 70s/early 80s.

ionasdad
30-04-2010, 06:31
Watching the players warm up inside main stand from the enclosure

Sitting on the benches in the centennary stand

Waiting for the wee guy with the barrow to put up the half time scores on the wall at the derry end

pay at the gate

The Evening Citizen posters

callie
30-04-2010, 06:32
watching captain cutlass take someone apart in a fair tackle from the back

lone_ranger
30-04-2010, 06:34
When I found it difficult at Cappielow and Rugby Park to differentiate between fans.Both sets of fans had a simple blue and white scarf back then.Also both these grounds had a simple fence under the shed to segregate fans.A lot of grounds did.Great atmosphere.

Happy days

WeeBaz78
30-04-2010, 08:47
My Granda taking me to that old sports shop on Shawlands main street at 8am to make sure I got the umbro mcewans lager top the day it got released incase it sold out!!!

Then goin down the park (on my raleigh burner) to play footy all day. (I went McCoist every time!!!)

Happy days!

Westwood
30-04-2010, 08:52
Going to games when there were less than 20 of us on the Stevenston Cross Keys bus and hoping that Andy Kennedy would be the new superstar :blink:

loyd_grossman
30-04-2010, 08:55
Singing the tune from Z-cars when the police put ona show of strenngth at the piggery

Bearfaced
30-04-2010, 08:59
That
THEY ARE THE REAL HUNS
:mad:


Be it Ibrox, Hampden or the Piggery,
if it rained all you heard was
US singing
The HUNS are getting wet

be11y
30-04-2010, 09:08
My first season ticket in 1990 was for the East Enclosure, and until then had been in the Broomie & main stand a few times only (seated areas)

I remember the first time Rangers scored when I was in the East Enclosure - the whole crowd must have moved about 10 yards which I wasn't expecting to happen as I hadn't really thought about before :eek:

Can't believe it's not been mentioned before now :D

Mostin
30-04-2010, 09:11
That
THEY ARE THE REAL HUNS
:mad:


Be it Ibrox, Hampden or the Piggery,
if it rained all you heard was
US singing
The HUNS are getting wet

Early contender for post of the day :)

WATP

justanumber
30-04-2010, 09:26
the dust at hampden after a goal, cough! cough!

larkyjohn
30-04-2010, 09:36
when you stood in the Derry and sang Alfies a barrel of s**** to the tune or roll out the barrel

Have often heard of the Derry section, where was it and was it bouncin?

Bearfaced
30-04-2010, 10:06
Have often heard of the Derry section, where was it and was it bouncin?

Under the Shed, that was there before the Govan Stand, directly across from the East Enclosure , it moved onto the Copeland terracing after the Centenary stand was built.

Jumping and the noise under there, during OF games was ear splitting, the Septic fans from the Jungle would move into the other end of that shed , head protection was advised.

possilbear1
30-04-2010, 10:08
when the wee guy used to walk about shouting MACAROON GET YER MACAROON

c_den
30-04-2010, 10:11
Blond Inflatable football players being taken to the game ( usually with a number 9 on its back)

When the first team were numbered 1 - 11

Remembering the gas Meters mighty kick out ( many a goal came from them )

When Alfie conn c/w sideburns was your hero :(

Waving white hankies to attract ambulance men as they walked round the park, if somebody got hurt or took no well

The auld toilets at The Rangers end :eek:

Singing Wilson's a Darkie :eek:

And one for the older bears - Who can remember walking round the park at half time holding a blanket and the crowd would throw "auld style money " into the blanket for some charity collection - many a few pennies would strangly go amiss :roll:

Memories loyal :)

Bearfaced
30-04-2010, 10:12
when the wee guy used to walk about shouting MACAROON GET YER MACAROON

Bars and spearmint chewing gum


and 'Meat' (?) rolls came in egg boxes

3g
30-04-2010, 10:14
going to the game by stream train and getting off at Ibrox railway station

siani loyal
30-04-2010, 10:16
crash helmet way a tammy on top of it .stopped at the gate and your eldorado taken and tossed in the police bin .sittin in a close outside ibrox way a bevie ..happy days WATP

gibbotheger
30-04-2010, 10:20
getting the fotball speciel to way games

singing the billy boys

all games starting at 3 pm and waiting on the halftime results getting announced

when there was no subway loyal

gibbotheger
30-04-2010, 10:23
sitting on the crush barriers so you could see the game then getting cramp happy days

willie johnston hitting dolye in face with the ball at the piggery just before miller scored

Dxdave
30-04-2010, 10:43
When two shillings ( 10p for you young ones) got me from Eaterhouse on the bus then underground, into the ground and then back home again with change left over.

johnoblue
30-04-2010, 11:24
Travelling down to newcastle many years ago a to a fair cities cup tie.

niftyfifty
30-04-2010, 11:40
the ht scores posted on boards wi the teams slotted in fae the sides...

The boards being rattled incessantly by the youngsters sitting on the wall.

Manticore
30-04-2010, 11:52
Fires on the terracing on a cold night.

Buying a programme to find out who will be playing.

Having to choose between the pink Times and the green Citizen for finding out the other scores.

'If you want to go to heaven when you die'.

'I'd rather be a darkie than a tim'.

Macaroon bars and cheermint spewing gum (oh how we laughed).

Jim Steele.

Manticore
30-04-2010, 11:55
did you also wear a white pointy hat then

Hmmm...

Are you sure you're on the correct foum?

garymc1984
30-04-2010, 11:58
Motherwell coming 2nd in the premier league :D

only 25 years old, that's the best I could come up with ;)

Davie_1873
30-04-2010, 12:02
The programme costing 5p !

And they were about a quarter of the size that they are now.

buckybear
30-04-2010, 12:03
remember just about all of the above but coloured poster in citizen took me back so fat i could almost smell the printing ink n mind running up to ma room to get it on my wall........
getting all misty eyed here...
bb.
WATP

revsween
30-04-2010, 12:07
Watching Davie Wilson playing on the wing for Rangers, singing "The Popes On the Pill" and "Send the celtic to Vietnam".

kirkieger
30-04-2010, 12:08
Stuffing a can of export down each of your socks to smuggle them into the ground, the 32" bottoms on my Brutus jeans provided ample space!

Manticore
30-04-2010, 12:09
Watching Davie Wilson playing on the wing for Rangers, singing "The Popes On the Pill" and "Send the celtic to Vietnam".

You just reminded me of:

Kai aye ippy, the pope's a fkn hippy..... :)

revsween
30-04-2010, 12:13
Stuffing a can of export down each of your socks to smuggle them into the ground, the 32" bottoms on my Brutus jeans provided ample space!Ah yes the pleasing swish of the Brutus Jeans

Bonhill Bill
30-04-2010, 12:50
That
THEY ARE THE REAL HUNS
:mad:


Be it Ibrox, Hampden or the Piggery,
if it rained all you heard was
US singing
The HUNS are getting wet

So much history has been re-written by they bastards without comeback.

Anyway my memory is carrying my auld Da back tae the bus when he was pissed. Nowadays he would be classed as a Euro ned :ninja:

The Busby Bear
30-04-2010, 12:53
I remember sitting in the Broamloan front during the early 80's seeing how many seats i could sit in before half time, can't remember how many but i would guess over 100 anyway.....by the way i was only about 8 just incase anyone thought i was grown up.

rangers500
30-04-2010, 12:58
Heard the ibrox roar!

Raids
30-04-2010, 13:12
We didn't have to sing about doin the bouncy, we just did it....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyVEV9Exuho&feature=related

mrdobby
30-04-2010, 13:24
You remember the "floodlight strip" as it was referred to.

Jimmy Mac
30-04-2010, 13:29
Having to buy a programme to find out the half time scores.

A 2-1
B 0-1
C 0-0

TheFranchise
30-04-2010, 13:34
I'm so glad i don't need to experience someones piss on the back of my leg whilst watching the Rangers. :D

the99thfloor
30-04-2010, 14:10
when you'd go to games and never have to suffer the indignity of a fat little man in a cheap blue suit running out to the centre circle at half time and making us suffer his banal attempts at safe humour.

bluestreak
30-04-2010, 14:10
When you had a "Bears Pakora" and a packet of "Aye Ready Salted" as your pre-match meal
And a Boli Soup ha ha always made me laugh that:):)

Steviep1962
30-04-2010, 14:15
chipmunk crisps
big cardboard box of " cheese and the meat rolls" which by the way tasted like cardboard

gogers
30-04-2010, 14:15
It was the punter behind you who was too drunk to get his piss in the can, needless to say it went down the leg of the suit pants you were going to wear to the dancing that night I don't remember with fondness.

JimmyD1978
30-04-2010, 14:18
Running around the playing tig, my old man used to go nuts with me.

vagabundo
30-04-2010, 14:18
The competition in the programme with the wee white circles on the pictures of the previous games crowd.

hamcol5
30-04-2010, 14:55
King Kia'a goal against the tims at Hampden in the final replay.
Still remember it to this day

turps100
30-04-2010, 16:30
you were at john greigs testimonial andwe pumped scotland 5-0... we should have known argentina was not going to go to plan! :roll:

billybatts
30-04-2010, 17:06
Coming out of Cappielow or some away ground and a rumour spreading like wildfire that the tims had lost 3-0, only to later find out they had won:mad:.
Reading the " dangerman " section of the programme when the opposition dangerman was highlighted, usually Donald Ford or Joe Harper:confused:

max
30-04-2010, 17:08
Did everybody drink wine back then? or did it just seem that way?

Eldorado was part of the match ritual for some.

carltonblue
30-04-2010, 17:13
Did everybody drink wine back then? or did it just seem that way?

Eldorado was part of the match ritual for some.

Bears producing a bottle of Johnnie Walker and 6 glasses from the recesses of their coat and passing them round, that was the old Enclosure, pretty civilised I thought!

shawlandsbear
30-04-2010, 17:38
When you had a "Bears Pakora" and a packet of "Aye Ready Salted" as your pre-match meal

dont forget the bluenose burger;)

Blue 52
30-04-2010, 17:56
The Football Specials were something else, old carragies no heating or sometimes no windows :eek:

Bonhill Bill
30-04-2010, 18:01
Having to buy a programme to find out the half time scores.

A 2-1
B 0-1
C 0-0

I've no got a programme. Hows the beadrattlers getting on:)

sannyblue
30-04-2010, 18:11
U could get into the games when your steemin foo.

ALLYS SHORTS78
30-04-2010, 18:25
Sitting in a half empty stadium with Blue Brown Orange an Yellow seats and hearing people in other stands shouting! :p

matt_the_bear
30-04-2010, 18:28
There's a nazi paedophile protector who wears one of those.

naw his is half a mitre ;)

revsween
30-04-2010, 18:34
Going to the game in your best gear then having a wash in central station, before going to Shuffles

Roddy1968
30-04-2010, 18:38
There's a nazi paedophile protector who wears one of those.

Post of the day for me!!! Thats beer all over the computer now after that one!!

Big Tams Toe
30-04-2010, 19:00
Fires being lit on the derry.

scribeE
30-04-2010, 19:09
Going to grounds where you changed ends at half time to stand behind the oppositions goal!

1960bear
30-04-2010, 19:37
The invalid cars round the track, waiting on the guys putting the half time scores up on the wall at the Derry shed, taking the Haugh ferry and walking up Copeland road, getting my old grampa to paint a number seven on my old reserve strip (blue and white stripes just like Killie strip) and Billy Semple.

Don Roberto
30-04-2010, 19:43
Jim Steele "playing" on loan for us!!

72 Blue
30-04-2010, 19:45
The wee Rangers shop down at the subway. Strips in a box.

borderbear
30-04-2010, 19:50
when the wee guy used to walk about shouting MACAROON GET YER MACAROON
Ordinary Lees macaroon bars became "official" macaroon bars, when being sold outside Ibrox :D

vulijbear
30-04-2010, 19:53
You went to the programme shop next to the down and out centre below the Kingston Bridge after the games

revsween
30-04-2010, 19:58
Jim Steele "playing" on loan for us!!

Then watching him bury Mick the dick Channon

johnny9times
30-04-2010, 20:01
macaroon bars na chewin gum

ahem! macaroon bars and the "wrigley spearmint chewing gum" was the cry , also buying a pie oot an auld egg box carton,bring it all back even the prices:D

AndBoydTapsItIn
30-04-2010, 20:14
Watching the Skol Cup 5-a-sides !!

themanwaythepipe
30-04-2010, 20:21
Goin to the weans Christmas parties in the Edminston Club early 70's there was magician who asked the weans to shout a colour and he would pull it out of a hat. We soon worked out that he only had so many colours and started to shout for the ones he didn't have, when he couldn't oblige cue loads of booing and abuse ! Ah the days >:)

johnny9times
30-04-2010, 20:22
Did everybody drink wine back then? or did it just seem that way?

Eldorado was part of the match ritual for some.

the apperritif back then was either scotsmac or melrosa wine washed down with a bottle of pomagne if you won the final

Geefur
30-04-2010, 20:25
I'm so glad i don't need to experience someones piss on the back of my leg whilst watching the Rangers. :D
Am no longer embarrassed to say I spent a weekend in Craigie St police station after experiencing just that during the `69 cup final v them.We were losing three nil and my mood was bad enough............it cost me more than a fine.

britain
30-04-2010, 20:34
Running around the playing tig, my old man used to go nuts with me.

So did mine:D

2longinxile
30-04-2010, 20:37
tottie beck

shotta7
30-04-2010, 20:38
Having to Queue outside the ticket office that used to be at the Response buillding in the freezing cold of winter to get a ticket for the Old Firm game. Also your season ticket was a book of vouchers instead of a smartcard

britain
30-04-2010, 20:50
David Francey giving you a near heart attack when commentating on some games !

Jimbo55
30-04-2010, 20:58
"We're magic you know, we f*cked their 10 in a row"

"We're magic you know, Rangers and Catholics don't go"

belfastbobby
30-04-2010, 21:17
CCan't believe post 196 and nobody from Ulster has mentioned having to sail to Ardrossan with a boat load off cattle,Also for some reason unbeknown to me my relatives in Port Glasgow allways had a filth ticket for me (obviously when playing them) then you walked up to the polis with your tammy and three scarfs (neck and both wrists) and they would escourt you to the Rangers end and tell the turnstyle operative to let you in.By feck that makes me feel old.

isawthat
30-04-2010, 21:19
Searching for your shoe after swaying down about twenty steps at The Rangers end when Rangers scored against Hibs.:eek:

georgiegirl
30-04-2010, 21:22
Ah The Lion some boat it was

second_pole
30-04-2010, 21:29
Bears producing a bottle of Johnnie Walker and 6 glasses from the recesses of their coat and passing them round, that was the old Enclosure, pretty civilised I thought!

I remember standing at a Clyde V Rangers game at Shawfield and the old fella behind me says to his mate "Would you care for a small glass of port?".

"Don't mind if I do" says his companion, civilly.

With a flourish the first guy produces two spirit glasses from one pocket, and from the other, a half-bottle of El-D:D

johnny9times
30-04-2010, 21:32
CCan't believe post 196 and nobody from Ulster has mentioned having to sail to Ardrossan with a boat load off cattle,Also for some reason unbeknown to me my relatives in Port Glasgow allways had a filth ticket for me (obviously when playing them) then you walked up to the polis with your tammy and three scarfs (neck and both wrists) and they would escourt you to the Rangers end and tell the turnstyle operative to let you in.By feck that makes me feel old.

and what was wrong with sailing into ardrossan????? you should have sailed with the M,V, LION :p

georgiegirl
30-04-2010, 21:44
Cant remember cattle on the Lion but i was very young can remember there was cattle on the boat fae the Broomielaw well i have been told that

Bluenozebob
30-04-2010, 21:54
Black snotters for days after being in the Gers end at Hampden.
The wee guy with the accordion just up from the Old Rangers shop on Copland Rd.
Being allowed to sign what we wanted.
Ricketies, rosettes, scarfs with loads of badges.
Games when the crowd got the atmosphere going.
Bobby Russell's traditional warm up.
The Caley Club before the game.

Jezzoh, I'm feeling old now :D

md1873
30-04-2010, 21:55
Before Souness?

JMHA464
30-04-2010, 21:58
The days when you could take yer keryoot in and enjoy the drink and the games at the same time, the wee cars all round the ground, great times.

belfastbobby
30-04-2010, 21:58
and what was wrong with sailing into ardrossan????? you should have sailed with the M,V, LION :p

Never said there was anything wrong with sailing to Ardrossan it was the fecking cattle they smelt like TIMS.;););)

vulijbear
30-04-2010, 22:01
CCan't believe post 196 and nobody from Ulster has mentioned having to sail to Ardrossan with a boat load off cattle,Also for some reason unbeknown to me my relatives in Port Glasgow allways had a filth ticket for me (obviously when playing them) then you walked up to the polis with your tammy and three scarfs (neck and both wrists) and they would escourt you to the Rangers end and tell the turnstyle operative to let you in.By feck that makes me feel old.

How long did that boat take ? always remember the bands walking through Ardrossan before the 12th to the boat on their way over to take part in the parades seem to mind it was a night sailing

charing
30-04-2010, 22:04
Jimmy Saville being hounded out the Rangers end

belfastbobby
30-04-2010, 22:13
How long did that boat take ? always remember the bands walking through Ardrossan before the 12th to the boat on their way over to take part in the parades seem to mind it was a night sailing

If I can remember correctly it took about 6 hours,left about midnight and docked in Ardrossan about 6am.:):):)

britain
30-04-2010, 22:16
The 1977 Scottish Cup Final being your first live Rangers game on TV.

georgiegirl
30-04-2010, 22:29
Theres the story of the "worthie " fae Ardrossan out on the Sunday morning for Papers milk and rolls, bands coming down Glasgow Street with lots of followers he joins the procession,
ends up on boat and eventually in Belfast was that drunk when he got to Belfast woke up in a pub on the Shankill and "handed" homself into the RUC station on Tennant Street my mate swears its true.

aldo61
30-04-2010, 22:35
gettin aff the bus and pishin up against a wall n gettin lifted by the polis!

Greigy breakin lennox leg

Coisty's hatrick in League cup final

Beating Inter at Ibrox place was jumpin

vulijbear
30-04-2010, 22:39
If I can remember correctly it took about 6 hours,left about midnight and docked in Ardrossan about 6am.:):):)

Cheers think it must have left Ardrossan about the same time as by the time the bands were getting on the boat think it was starting to get dark remember one drunk guy trying to get on by climbing up the mooring ropes and almost falling down between the boat and the dockside

EB73
30-04-2010, 22:44
Your Dad saying "Colin Jacksons gonna score"

georgiegirl
30-04-2010, 22:45
Left Ardrossan at 10 am also can remember hearing its horn blaring every morning at that time can always remember my dad saying well thats the Lion on time again.

Virgil Hilts
30-04-2010, 22:45
Programmes for sixpence

belfastbobby
30-04-2010, 22:47
Theres the story of the "worthie " fae Ardrossan out on the Sunday morning for Papers milk and rolls, bands coming down Glasgow Street with lots of followers he joins the procession,
ends up on boat and eventually in Belfast was that drunk when he got to Belfast woke up in a pub on the Shankill and "handed" homself into the RUC station on Tennant Street my mate swears its true.

Bar handing himself into Tennant Street police station I can't see anything wrong in that story.Myself used to do something similar,headed to work at Ballylumford power station got there then decided feck it ,short ferry ride across to Larne,caught boat to Scotland,phoned wife and told her see you on Monday.:angel::angel::angel::angel::angel:

mfgorm
30-04-2010, 23:09
Colin, Colin, Colin Stein.

Getting pished in the wee club and then going in the boy's gate at the enclosure because there was a big queue at the other turnstyles and you were bursting for a pee.

rosbear
30-04-2010, 23:17
Collecting the 'gless cheques' after the game and taking them to the shop for sweeties!

corrie bar bear
30-04-2010, 23:22
Jim Denny playing in every position for the Rangers :eek:

Episode9
01-05-2010, 00:00
"Rover" season books.

Denim jackets with a King Billy tea-towel sewn into the back. :cool:

Paying £1.50 at the turnstyle to get into a European cup tie.

The original 'Rangers shop'. (now ladbrokes :mad:)

Watching the players warm up inside the stadium from the mesh fence halfway up the stairs leading to the East Enclosure.

Cammy Fraser giving us the 'vicky' :D

Half-hats.

Singing N.F and R.U.C songs in the Broomy. :o

Dale Gordon's stunning debut against Dunfermline.

St.Johnstone scoring three against us a Ibrox in the league. :eek:

charing
01-05-2010, 00:08
"Rover" season books.

Denim jackets with a King Billy tea-towel sewn into the back. :cool:

Paying £1.50 at the turnstyle to get into a European cup tie.

The original 'Rangers shop'. (now ladbrokes :mad:)

Watching the players warm up inside the stadium from the mesh fence halfway up the stairs leading to the East Enclosure.

Cammy Fraser giving us the 'vicky' :D

Half-hats.

Singing N.F and R.U.C songs in the Broomy. :o

Dale Gordon's stunning debut against Dunfermline.

St.Johnstone scoring three against us a Ibrox in the league. :eek:

I remember Raith Rovers Arbroath & St Mirren scoring 3 ( and more!) at Ibrox.

teddybear6
01-05-2010, 00:08
You could buy 2 premier pies, a blue nose burger and a championii hot dog and still get change from a tenner..!!;):D:cool:

vulijbear
01-05-2010, 00:15
Going in the boys gate when you were in your late teens/early twenties drunk, waiting outside the Broomloan for the away fans for a fight getting lifted and took to Orkney Street where ye got a Pie or Hamburger supper before they kicked ye out about 8 oçlock

Parkway Al
01-05-2010, 01:41
The Torino sub looking like the most musclebound man ever.... till Arnie came along!

gibby52
01-05-2010, 16:23
Paying £1.50 at the boys gate to get in.:)

johnny9times
01-05-2010, 17:36
Cheers think it must have left Ardrossan about the same time as by the time the bands were getting on the boat think it was starting to get dark remember one drunk guy trying to get on by climbing up the mooring ropes and almost falling down between the boat and the dockside

also there was that many proddies going to belfast for the big walk that they brought in the isle of man boats as specials ie "the ben ma cree" the king ory"
the tynwald" "the manxman" the manxmaid" the lady of man" aye they were the days when ardrossan was on the map and all boats sailed to belfast.:D

ionasdad
01-05-2010, 17:41
"Rover" season books.

Denim jackets with a King Billy tea-towel sewn into the back. :cool:

Paying £1.50 at the turnstyle to get into a European cup tie.

The original 'Rangers shop'. (now ladbrokes :mad:)

Watching the players warm up inside the stadium from the mesh fence halfway up the stairs leading to the East Enclosure.

Cammy Fraser giving us the 'vicky' :D

Half-hats.

Singing N.F and R.U.C songs in the Broomy. :o

Dale Gordon's stunning debut against Dunfermline.

St.Johnstone scoring three against us a Ibrox in the league. :eek:

Sorry going to be a pain in the wotsit pedantic here, the original Rangers Shop was in Edmiston House, they used to open a wee windae on match day

wmarkt
01-05-2010, 17:43
Being shocked when players started to have moustaches

The_Gub
01-05-2010, 17:47
The blue/white v neck jersey.

Standing on two cans of beer in the 'Derry' watching John Fallon in goals for Motherwell. And Gerry McCabe with his feather cut.

Remember Scott McKenzie's 'If you're going to San Fransisco' when we were playing that mob at the start of the season.

burke gers30
01-05-2010, 17:48
getting hoofed over the turnstile by some auld geezer, dodging the polis on the way in, getting home covered in black ash ( pre concrete terrace ) stinking of pish, wi somebody,s scarf roon ma neck. ahh happy days indeed. so thanks for the memories in this thread, :thumb::watp:

fraz24
01-05-2010, 17:49
John Macdonald up front

Bearfaced
01-05-2010, 18:15
The Boats for the 12th used to leave from the Broomielaw near the city centre.

I remember my Mum each year ,waking me up in the early 60s to watch and hear the line of ferries , as they passed the Grayling docks on Govan Rd at the bottom of Copeland Rd, they were all lit in the dark, with the bands thumping out the tunes on deck , on the way to Belfast.

---------------

As has been said earlier

Going in the Celtic turnstiles at an OF game and heading under the Derry to the Rangers end.

Funny tunnel that, it always seemed to be 'raining' even on the sunniest day:D

Jungle Fighter
01-05-2010, 18:31
Having the Ibrox tea towel (every bugger had one) on your bedroom wall, alongside a load of glossy photos you got free with the Evening Times every other saturday.


Gerry Neef
Wee Bud
DJ (in the red 2nd strip)
Alex Ferguson
Orjan Persson
John Greig
Alex Smith
Dave Provan

Calvers72
01-05-2010, 19:04
For me it's sitting on a bench in the old centenary stand and watching us lose to Partick Thistle in the Glasgow Cup and a big Bear was so pissed off he left at half-time and said "here wee man there a packet of salted peanuts for you, i've had enough of this". A few nights later i ignored the wrath of worried Grandparents and sneaked away on my own to see us beat a great Spurs team 2-1 to mark the opening of the Broomie stand.

BigSasaPapac
01-05-2010, 19:12
multi coloured seats
no big screens
thank ****, nae piss oan me! (only 21)

DEXAVIA
01-05-2010, 19:55
When you could get a transfer from the enclosure to the stand because it was cheaper that way.

britain
03-05-2010, 09:02
Buying two Main Stand Tickets for a Celtc game the day before the game, with no queue or hassles !

memphis flash
03-05-2010, 09:53
Lucky programme no being paraded on a blackboard at half time. i think! Being in the ground at 1pm before an Old firm game singing ma heart out

John Wyllie
03-05-2010, 10:03
Helping the McNeil Brothers out of their rowing boat at Flesher's Haugh..

Walter Mitty Loyal...

britain
04-05-2010, 06:10
Helping the McNeil Brothers out of their rowing boat at Flesher's Haugh..

Walter Mitty Loyal...

Did you help them in 1872 or 1873 though ...:D

c_den
04-05-2010, 08:31
Going to the Rangers Ralley

Christian Loyal :D

britain
24-12-2010, 08:31
Getting The Playing For Rangers annual for a Christmas Present !

WeeBud72
24-12-2010, 08:34
Going to the Rangers Ralley

Christian Loyal :D

Attended them most years in the Kelvin Hall and you couldnt beat having a good swally before the match and then a half bottle of Scotsmac or Eldee during the match washed down with a can of pale ale oh and the spam meat or cheese rolls :)

Sam_English
24-12-2010, 08:37
The wee blue invalid cars parked round the trackside at Ibrox.

CaptainBluebear
24-12-2010, 10:19
"Erra macaroon an' the toafy apples!"
When season tickets were for toffs.
Rivers of pish running down the terraces.
Classic royal blue tops with a white V-neck.
"Gonnae gie's a lift, mister?"
The occasional dog running on to the pitch!
Checking the 'pink' Times for the other results.
Dodging bottles and glasses if we were losing to the tims.

Auld Bear Loyal :D

DamsideBear
24-12-2010, 10:26
Multi coloured seats and an atmosphere at most games.


Remembering your first cup final over 25 years ago, Dundee Utd, oct 84 :eek:

Thats the one for me,

Standing in the Rangers End at Hampden!

cairngorm
24-12-2010, 10:29
Pallets to protect the pitch piled behind either goal.

wetcoast
24-12-2010, 10:32
How about the annual Ibrox Sports, pre season when we had a track around the playing surface and played a five aside tournament. Only one post mentioned walking around the track with a sheet to collect for charity, who remembers students days at Ibrox. Ah its old but it is beautiful.

marlowbear
24-12-2010, 10:36
.. wearing a blue, red & white hard hat to games as a youngster - together with a denim jacket with a King Billy tea-towel sewn on the back :-)

It was you?! :eek: :)