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dh1963
14-08-2010, 20:27
A boyhood hero of mine who done the half time draw today.

The first player I saw score for Rangers at Hampden (the 1973 Scottish Cup semi-final against Ayr), the first player I saw score for Rangers against Celtic (the cup final of that year), and the first player I saw score 5 goals for us in a game (against Dunfermline).

What memories do you have of "Nice One Derek"?

morrow56
14-08-2010, 20:28
ONly good ones

GR_7_Bear
14-08-2010, 20:29
Doing the half time draw.


Before my time:D

Steviep1962
14-08-2010, 20:30
first old-firm game i went to he scored the 2nd ,3-0 january 75

Tomato Plant
14-08-2010, 20:30
Id love to speak to him

His Dad (i think) was a pal of mine

dh1963
14-08-2010, 20:31
first old-firm game i went to he scored the 2nd ,3-0 january 75

he got the 3rd....

DJ, McLean and Parlane on a mudheap at Ibrox.

Pedantic loyal :D

Friskie the Bear
14-08-2010, 20:32
Very, very handsome too ;)

britain
14-08-2010, 20:32
One of my all time favourite Rangers players, gutted when he left.

charing
14-08-2010, 20:34
I think I saw hes debut- he came on as a sub at Broomfield in a midweek game which we lost.

True legend- the New Year game 73-penalty rebound. Bayern at Ibrox. 4 goals at Tynecastle. Looping header for 3-0 v Celtic. Volley at Dens to win 2-1 and put us within touching distance of the New Age in 75.

Born is The King of Ibrox Park.

Steviep1962
14-08-2010, 20:34
he got the 3rd....

DJ, McLean and Parlane on a mudheap at Ibrox.

Pedantic loyal :D

your`e right, it was a header i`m right this time:p

MO_TxTruBlu
14-08-2010, 20:35
Derek Parlane 1970-80

Derek Parlane signed for Rangers from Queens Park on April fools day 1970 and made his first team debut as a 17 year old, on New Years Day 1971, at Brockville in a 1-3 League defeat.
This game was easily forgotten with the awful events that unfolded at Ibrox only twenty four hours later.

Over the next sixteen and a bit months Parlane would make only five scattered appearances (3 starts 2 as a sub) in relatively meaningless matches, before he was bizarrely thrown into the The European Cup Winners Cup Semi Final (second leg) against the great Bayern Munich side, in place of the Legendary John Greig, who was injured.
Parlane's first ever goal for Rangers was to be the second and killer goal of the evening, in this vitally important match, that effectively sealed Rangers passage to Barcelona.
Derek Parlane, still a couple of weeks shy of his 19th Birthday, literally became an overnight hero.
"Parlane, Parlane, Parlane Parlane,
Born is the King of Ibrox Park"
was chanted by thousands for years afterwards.

The following season (72-73) under the Leadership of Jock Wallace, and with the great Colin Stein moved on, Parlane established himself in the side as a Centre Forward, scoring 27 goals in 45 appearances, culminating in that epic 3-2 Scottish Cup Final win over Celtic, that brought Rangers only their Second Domestic Trophy in Seven Years.
He also endeared himself to the hordes at Ibrox with a goal (albeit a lucky rebound from a saved penalty) in the 2-1 win v Celtic on Jan 6th. (Our First win against them after Six defeats on the trot).
One week after Parlane celebrated his 20th Birthday with a goal in the Scottish Cup Final against Celtic,in front of 122,714 fans at Hampden Park, Scotland manager Willie Ormond rewarded the young man by giving his debut in the National side in a 2-0 win v Wales, at the Racecourse Ground.
Derek Johnstone also made his Scotland debut in that match, as did Peter McCloy, with Colin Stein (now at Coventry) on the bench.
Parlane would also line up alongside Joe Jordan and Kenny Dalglish against World Champions Brazil at Hampden that summer.
(Derek Johnstone scored the only goal of the game........for Brazil)

Though Rangers won nothing in the 73-74 season, Parlane again topped the goalscoring charts with 22 Goals in 41 games.
He scored back to back Hat Tricks in January when he scored all four goals in 4-2 win at Tynecastle, and followed it up with a hat trick the following week in a 8-0 win v Queens Park in the Scottish Cup.
A Hat Trick earlier in the season in a 6-0 win v Dumbarton in the League Cup, ensured hat tricks in all three domestic competitions.
Derek Parlane is the only Rangers player to have recorded Three Hat Tricks in one season throughout the 1970's.

The 74-75 season was significant to a generation of us, as Rangers secured their first Championship in 11 years.
Parlane got off to a flier as he hit the winner in the season opener at Ibrox, in a 3-2 win v St Johnstone, in the League Cup.
Then came a two month drought, where he failed to find the net in six successive games, and questions were being asked.
Rangers traveled to Dunfermline on Oct 12th and returned with a 6-1 victory, as Parlane responded to his fickle critics by banging in FIVE of the six goals.
He also scored a Hat Trick at Rugby Park that season, as Rangers came from behind on no less than three occasions to earn a 3-3 draw in Feb.
Parlane also scored the third in a 3-0 tanking of Celtic on Jan 4th 1975, that was our biggest victory margin in an Old Firm game since August 1963.
This particular game was significant in many ways,
not only for the fact that this was the last Old Firm game competed by Scotsmen only
(every single one of the 25 players on view was eligible to represent Scotland and, remarkably, 19 of them did just that),
but, this game was a pivotal one in that campaign, marking in many ways the end of an era.
Jock Stein's Celtic went into the match at Ibrox two points clear of Rangers, and looking to claim a tenth successive title.
Instead, the balance of power in Scottish football swung to Govan for the first time in a decade.
Celtic, who had been undefeated in their previous 19 domestic games, (since losing to Rangers at Parkhead back in September), winning 17 and drawn 2,
had their confidence shattered by that crushing defeat at Ibrox.
So much so, that Celtic won only 4 of their remaining 15 League games, and eventually finished third, 11 points behind Jock Wallace's champions and four behind Hibs.
From a purely personal point of view, It was also a fitting farewell for the three ugly scunners, McNeill, Brogan and Jimmy Johnstone, who never again graced another Old Firm match.
Derek Parlane, for the third season in succession, finished as Rangers top scorer with 18 goals in 35 games.
This took his tally to 68 Goals in 121 Games over the last three seasons.
He also won 8 of his 12 Scotland Caps in 1975.

75-76 saw Rangers collect all Three Domestic Trophies, and set a new record of being the first team ever to win the coveted Treble on three separate occasions. (1949, 1964, 1976.).
After starting in 25 of our first 27 games that season, Parlane suffered a broken collarbone at Easter Road on Nov 22nd, and missed 8 weeks of the season.
Before the injury, Parlane won a League Cup winners medal to complete his 'Scottish Collection' on October 25th, when Rangers beat Celtic 1-0 in the Final, with an Alex MacDonald diving header, that came as a result of a cross from Parlane, via the heads of Shuggie Edvaldsson, and Cutty Young.
That League Cup win was the only win Rangers recorded in 7 games in the four weeks between Oct 11th and Nov 8th.
In fact, Parlane 's goal in the 1-1 draw at Parkhead on Nov 1st, prevented Rangers from suffering an embarrassing 4 League defeats on the trot.
Parlane capped his return to the side on Jan 17th, with the opening goal midway through the second half, in a very tensely fought contest with Hibs at Ibrox, that Rangers eventually won 2-0, as they continued to put pressure on Celtic at the top of the table.
Despite this, Parlane would be afforded only 3 more starts in the next 17 games as Rangers secured the Championship, and the Scottish Cup.
Jock Wallace had opted to start Martin Henderson in 16 of those 17 games, with Parlane having to be content with coming off the bench in 9 of them.
Not many outwith Wallace himself, appeared to agree with this decision, but when you bring home the Treble, with back to back Titles, who on earth would dare to question the Manager's selection.

Parlane won his place back in the 76-77 season, appearing in 50 of the 54 games played, scoring 19 goals.
Although it was a pretty dismal season, with Celtic winning the Double, Parlane continued his impressive record of scoring against Celtic, with the second in a 2-2 draw at Parkhead in the opening League game of the season, and notching both goals in the 2-2 draw at Ibrox in March.
Parlane was recalled to the Scotland side by Ally MacLeod for his first game in charge as Scotland manager in May 77' against Wales.

The 77-78 season saw Rangers and Wallace restore order and bring home the Treble again, for the second time in three years.
Although Parlane started in 4 of the first 6 games that season, he again had to be content with coming off the bench for the remainder of the season, as Derek Johnstone, along with new signing, Gordon Smith, formed a formidable strike force (scoring 65 goals between them).
After September, Parlane was afforded only three more starts that season, and still did not too bad on those occasions, scoring twice in a 3-3 draw v Partick Thistle at Ibrox, where we were two down after seventeen minutes, and if memory serves me correctly, he scored one with such a powerful header, that it rendered him unconscious for a minute or two.
He also scored our only goal in a 1-1 draw at Easter Rd in a midweek League game at the end of March. (he was subsequently sent off in this match).
Parlane scored a few other goals of note that season coming off the bench.
With Rangers clinging desperately to a narrow 2-1 lead over Celtic on Jan 7th at Ibrox, Parlane came off the bench and tapped home a vital third in the 87th min.
On Feb 27th Rangers met lowly Forfar Athletic in the League Cup Semi Final.
Forfar, over the course of the evening matched Rangers in every department, and deservedly led 2-1 on the night.
It was Derek Parlane who came off the bench and scored that vital equaliser with seven minutes left to play, that denied Forfar from causing the greatest football upset of all time.
Parlane also scored another in extra time as Rangers eventually ran out 5-2 winners on the night.
Parlane came off the bench in the League Cup Final against Celtic, as Rangers defeated them 2-1 in extra time.
His 22 substitute appearances that 1977-78 season set a new record, that remained in place for the remainder of the century, until it was finally overtaken some 22 years later, when Neil McCann was granted 25 substitute appearances in the 1999-2000 season.

The 78-79 season with John Greig installed as Manager, following Jock Wallace's sudden departure, saw Rangers win both domestic Cups, go on a tremendous run in Europe, knocking out tournament favourites Juventus, and the Dutch Champions, PSV Eindhoven, that still to this day, some thirty years later, rank up there as two of our greatest ever results in Europe.
Despite a horrendous start in the League campaign, with only 1 win in the first 9 games, Rangers recovered tremendously, and it was only a cruel, self inflicted defeat at Parkhead in May, that denied Greig a Treble in his impressive first season as manager.
Parlane reestablished himself in the side that season, collecting winners medals in both Cups, and making 43 appearances in total, with 37 starts and 6 appearances off the bench.
Although by now it seemed the goals had dried up, Parlane still continued to score against Celtic, as he had done in each of the previous six seasons, with a goal in the League match at Parkhead in September.
This meant that Derek Parlane had now scored against Celtic in all seven seasons from 1972-73 through 1978-79.

The 79-80 season was to be his last at Ibrox.
He was restricted to only 7 appearances that season (4 starts, 3 subs).
Not in the official records, but he also started as centre forward in that 3-1 Drybrough Cup Final win over Celtic, famous for that Super Cooper goal, and the none too shabby one from Sandy Jardine.
Parlane's last appearance for Rangers was on Jan 12th 1980 when he was given a rare start in a 2-3 defeat at Pittodrie,
On March 6th 1980, less than two weeks after Rangers had smashed the Scottish transfer record fee by signing Ian Redford from Dundee for 210,000,
Derek Parlane at the age of 26, was transferred to Leeds United for 160,000.


Derek Parlane had appeared in every season in the Seventies from 1970-71 through 1979-80
Scoring 111 Goals in 300 Games. (251 starts, 49 subs)
He won 3 League Championships, 2 Scottish Cups, and 3 League Cup winners medals.

After leaving Rangers, Parlane had spells at 10 different clubs across the globe,including Leeds Utd, Bulova (Hong Kong), Manchester City, South China, Swansea City, North Shore United (New Zealand), Racing Jet Brussels (Belgium), Rochdale, Airdrie and Macclesfield Town,
but I doubt if any of those supporters could have worshiped him they way we did at Ibrox.
Even to this day, some thirty something years later, whenever the festive season is thrust upon us, and I hear those first few notes of Noel Noel, I still cannot resist the temptation to sing along with those oh so famous words of
Parlane, Parlane, Parlane Parlane, Born is the King of Ibrox Park.
http://i37.tinypic.com/10i89q8.jpg

Tomato Plant
14-08-2010, 20:35
if anyone knows Derek - can you please PM me

britain
14-08-2010, 20:37
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onegill
14-08-2010, 20:37
Lots of memories of him as a player,and then I met him late 70's in Scarborough when I was on holiday.
Great guy,even bought me a drink :D

dh1963
14-08-2010, 20:40
I don't remember at all him playing for Airdrie.

Presumably not there long.

super cooper
14-08-2010, 20:41
derek very kindly came and help us (blackpool true blues) with some fundraising we done for the davie cooper centre in april and was a true gentleman and a good bear in =to the bargain


parlane parlane

mrgallus
14-08-2010, 20:44
One of my all time favourite Rangers players, gutted when he left.

Me too. I remember an incredible headed goal against Plastic Thistle at Ibrox. If memory serves me right, we were 2 down and game ended 3-3.

Im sure he scored 2 and the header knocked him out..

Jungle Fighter
14-08-2010, 20:45
The Bayern semi-final game at Ibrox in 1972, when he scored his 1st ever goal (I think?) for us.

The night a legend was born! :)

colinglasgow
14-08-2010, 20:47
When I played football as a boy I was always Parlane!

britain
14-08-2010, 20:52
Parlane, Parlane, Born is the King of Ibrox Park' one of my first and still favourite Ranger songs.

He was in Greaves a few years ago when he was a Reebok rep and I was too nervous to go up and ask him for his autograph. I was in my early 30s too...

Steviep1962
14-08-2010, 20:57
i got his autograph in a shop in town when i was about 12-13, i remember his loud white and black checked jacket "shocking" it was

britain
14-08-2010, 21:00
To think we sold him and replaced him with Colin McAdam in 1980 !

Paddington Bear
14-08-2010, 21:27
My wife works in the old folks home his mum is in and knows her well

Usless fact of the day

noodles
14-08-2010, 21:32
A hero of mine as a young bluenose.
For us older bears who seen him play he was and still is a Rangers legend.
Was a bit disappointed at the muted applause he received today TBH.

Big D
14-08-2010, 21:36
Boyhood hero. One of my first games was a 3 - 1 home win over Dundee, with Parlane scoring twice and Alex McDonald scoring the other. From that day on I was Parlane every school playtime. Happy days!

BridgetonDave1690
14-08-2010, 21:43
My all time time Rangers hero and always will be.

Porto Bear
14-08-2010, 21:46
I liked Derek Parlane as a player,Scored a few goals in his day good memories of his goal v Bayern in the 72 cup winners cup semi-final at ibrox..:)


Wasn't as good as big DJ though imho...

scooby
14-08-2010, 21:50
The Bayern semi-final game at Ibrox in 1972, when he scored his 1st ever goal (I think?) for us.

The night a legend was born! :)

What a night that was.

85,000 fans.

Bayern had 5 or 6 players who played in the world cup winning West Germany team.

One of my all time favourite Rangers games.

Geo 1972
14-08-2010, 21:53
if anyone knows Derek - can you please PM me

I don't know him mate, but he works for Jacuzzi UK if that is any help.

BlackSoxRedTops
14-08-2010, 21:55
Apart from John Greig, my hero as a kid;)

gordon_blue
14-08-2010, 22:15
I was in hospital when I was 13. Downright miserable.

It was summer 1974 and we were playing in the old Dryburgh Cup. I had my scarf across the top of my bed for good luck. We beat Hibs 3-2.

Anyway, one of the nurses saw this. Apparently, she was from Rhu and new Derek Parlane. 2 days later she gives me an Ibrox team list signed "Best Wishes to Gordon from Derek Parlane".

I was chuffed to bits!

newbs1963
14-08-2010, 22:25
Header in cup final and scoring 5 at East End Park,my first away match.

Bearsden Bear
15-08-2010, 00:02
His name is Derek Parlane, he's the leader of the team -
The greatest centre forward that the world has ever seen;
He's always there or thereabouts, to score the vital goal,
And as for Jimmy Johnstone, you can stick him up your hole!

eliburnbear
15-08-2010, 00:32
My very first away game was against Dunfermline when he scored 5. He also scored 4 at tynie soon after if i remember right. A top player and sometimes overshadowed at the time by the expoloits of big DJ.

williamstown
15-08-2010, 00:39
Became my instant hero after Colin Stein left,saw him score in the semi final against Bayern and in the cup final in 73,he was the fans favourite in the first half of the 70s.

jmac49
15-08-2010, 00:46
Parlane, Parlane, Born is the King of Ibrox Park' one of my first and still favourite Ranger songs.

He was in Greaves a few years ago when he was a Reebok rep and I was too nervous to go up and ask him for his autograph. I was in my early 30s too...

one of my early heroes .could always go wide .maybe too often but was always a threat and scored lots of goals.when the christmas carols were sung at school inside i was singing parlane ,parlane

britain
16-08-2010, 13:03
one of my early heroes .could always go wide .maybe too often but was always a threat and scored lots of goals.when the christmas carols were sung at school inside i was singing parlane ,parlane

I have always associated him with that Christmas Carol:eek::D

hamcol5
16-08-2010, 13:11
My claim to fame.
Met him & big D J in a chip shop at Mount Florida in early 70's.
The pair of them were in digs near by.
Can anybody beat that!

carltonblue
16-08-2010, 13:18
"On March 6th 1980, less than two weeks after Rangers had smashed the Scottish transfer record fee by signing Ian Redford from Dundee for 210,000,
Derek Parlane at the age of 26, was transferred to Leeds United for 160,000"

Redford in, Parlane out :(

Parlane for me defined that 70's era at Ibrox, and summed up a lot of what Rangers is all about.

Remember a goal he scored at Tynecastle in 78/79 where Cooper danced down the left wing, leaving defenders all over the place and sent across a low cross for Parlane to slot in at the front post. I think we lost 3-2 that day.

Bearsden Bear
16-08-2010, 13:31
"On March 6th 1980, less than two weeks after Rangers had smashed the Scottish transfer record fee by signing Ian Redford from Dundee for 210,000,
Derek Parlane at the age of 26, was transferred to Leeds United for 160,000"

Redford in, Parlane out :(

Parlane for me defined that 70's era at Ibrox, and summed up a lot of what Rangers is all about.

Remember a goal he scored at Tynecastle in 78/79 where Cooper danced down the left wing, leaving defenders all over the place and sent across a low cross for Parlane to slot in at the front post. I think we lost 3-2 that day.

Dundee's top scorer at the time, whom Greig wanted to turn into a midfielder!

marlborough1650
16-08-2010, 13:37
Splendid player.

AN09
16-08-2010, 13:53
At Falkirk, he did not exactly make a great debut and obviously the Bayern game, he was a hero in stepping in for our much adored Captain on that great evening. and netting that goal, into the bargain.

Once he was at centre for the 72/73 season the words of him being the King of Ibrox Park, were very deserving and he was still only 19, at the time.

Under rated and under valued, is my opinion and I ain't for rearringing my verdict on him.

Alao, not long before he went to Leeds, he was actually putting in some not bad shifts in midfield.

Nice One Derek, thanks for your contribution, when you were a Ranger.

AN09
16-08-2010, 15:25
My claim to fame.
Met him & big D J in a chip shop at Mount Florida in early 70's.
The pair of them were in digs near by.
Can anybody beat that!

Met the two of them together on the premises that Woolies was on pre to them closing, but this was when it was Arnott's and it was late 1974 on our run in to stopping the men from Glasgow's East, get 10 in a row.

Can I claim an equaliser on that count?;)

Agent of the Duke of Kent
16-08-2010, 16:43
they used to say he hit the ball so hard that he used to chip bit of the old cement terracings in training

Coulter612
16-08-2010, 16:55
Fud in my primary school that had the same surname used to tell us all it was his da'. Looked like a right tool when it emerged as a lot of bollocks.

am proud 2 b blue
08-11-2011, 20:58
http://www.rangers.co.uk/articles/20111025/join-legends-rae-and-parlane_2254708_2493202

britain
08-11-2011, 21:03
Remember him scoring those 5 goals v Dunfermline Oct 1974.

A vital member of our Championship Winning team that season.:)

dh1963
08-11-2011, 21:05
I don't remember starting this thread!

Must be getting old.

am proud 2 b blue
08-11-2011, 21:09
I don't remember starting this thread!

Must be getting old.

You're ok, I can't remember what I had for breakfast this morning:D

Does anyone know what games Derek featured in the run up to Barcelona

dh1963
08-11-2011, 21:11
You're ok, I can't remember what I had for breakfast this morning:D

Does anyone know what games Derek featured in the run up to Barcelona

I don't think he played in any of them apart from the semi-final win over Bayern.

St Matthew 18: 1-6
08-11-2011, 21:17
Just after he scored his fifth against Dunfermline at East End Park there was a lull in the game and Parlane took his marker for a walk to the touchline in front of the singing section. I shouted something in adoration at him and he looked straight at me gave a thumbs up and winked.

Nearest I ever came to a gay moment.

fifegers
08-11-2011, 21:20
Way to young to remember him, but on way home from ibrox a few years ago in the car with my dad and we were stuck in traffic , Derek parlane walked across the road in front of us and my dad about shot his load:blink::blink:, was trying to tell me it was like me seeing gazza or laudrup .

dunfornow
08-11-2011, 21:21
He scored one of the best goals i have ever seen. An overhead kick against Arsenal in a friendly at Ibrox mid 70's. The man could run all day.

Broxi1690
08-11-2011, 21:23
Playing 2 aside in Derek Johnstones back garden in Dundee with DP,DJ against DJ,s young brother and me on a sat night before the 2 Dereks hit the town. Very memorable for a young lad at the time

ao
08-11-2011, 21:29
I don't remember starting this thread!

Must be getting old.

Were you pissed>:)

Thanks for posting it though, some great memories on here of one of my heroes as a kid.

Most people seem to remember the goals v Bayern in the CWCSF in 1972, the Cup Final equaliser in 1973 and his 5 goal demolition of Dunfermline in 1974.

They are all great memories for me too, but 2 I recall that haven't been mentioned are his opener in the New Year game at Ibrox in 1973. He took a pen, it was blocked by the keeper's legs and rebounded to Parlane and he put it away. We won 2-1 with a last min goal by Alfie Conn. The other was a funny goal at the scumdome in 1975. The tims took a free kick, one of them wasn't ready for it, Tommy McLean intercepted and passed to Parlane who ran through on goal, rounded the keeper and scored, with the tims going mental because they thought McLean wasn't 10 yards away and Parlane was offside. It's on you tube somewhere, really funny.

The thing about Parlane and a lot of that team, they were each one of us. They knew what Rangers stood for and what was expected, especially against THEM.

Great thread:)

kmongers
08-11-2011, 21:51
A God, imho. Joint fav player ,with Big DJ ,(in his pomp) when I was a teenager.

Parlane, Parlane, Parlane , Parlane born is the King of Ibrox Park. (to the tune of Noel, Noel...):) Great days.

luvthegers
08-11-2011, 22:36
My first ever Rangers Hero. oh the memories!!

rockgirl
08-11-2011, 22:37
Great player, great guy.

My sister loved Derek Parlane. He was her first Rangers hero.

am proud 2 b blue
08-11-2011, 22:51
I don't think he played in any of them apart from the semi-final win over Bayern.

;)
http://img848.imageshack.us/img848/1557/61422854.jpg

22tohampden
08-11-2011, 23:14
"Barcelona, Real Madrid, Parlane is worth a million quid , and we're out to show the world what we can do!" Memories.

Lewis Loyal
09-11-2011, 22:12
The Bayern semi-final game at Ibrox in 1972, when he scored his 1st ever goal (I think?) for us.

The night a legend was born! :)

Parlane, Parlane, Parlane, Parlane, born is the king of Ibrox Park...was the song on the night if I remember right. Jardine scored the other, I think. One of my favourite Gers games of all time.

Beanzie
09-11-2011, 22:20
I remember watching him score 2 goals for Leeds against Everton

JMHA464
09-11-2011, 23:12
My memories of Derek Parlane are all good 72 v Bayern ECWC SF 2nd leg volley into the roof of the net 2-0 win, Dundee at Dens in 74-75 hit a screamer past Thomson Allan ball jammed in the net and the stancion in the goal Allan kept turning round to see where it was, another against Celtic in a 3-0 win when he sent a looping header over Ally Hunter in the New Year game, then his five against Dunfermline at East End Park, great player, and a right good man.

coopsleftboots
10-11-2011, 09:35
Derek and his family were an integral and popular family in our village. Dereks Dad, Jimmy (himself an ex-Rangers player) used to own and run a nursery at the corner of Cumberland and Hall Road, his mum was always dotting about the village doing deliveries, his uncle ran my school football team (Rhu Primary) and his cousin taught PE at our secondary school.

Derek and his two brothers often came out to kick about with us when we were on Ardenconnel Park about 200m from his parents house. We also appeared in pictures with him in the Daily Record when they did a profile on him.

He was also responsible for my first visit to Ibrox as a 9 year-old, in 1974 he got my Dad tickets for the home game against Arbroath. Derek scored, but we lost 3-2!

Genuinely nice guy and a hero to a wee boy and most of the rest of the village.