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1968 deek
03-12-2010, 21:37
following on from my pic of wee Doddie signing here is The chapter from the book ,a great read ... enjoy

ps ( got four pics of pages to upload and post ,i am on the case now so it will take ten mins or so http://i56.tinypic.com/14n0j7n.jpg)

Halfwaythere
03-12-2010, 21:38
ALMOST a flop.......................the wee man was a steal

1968 deek
03-12-2010, 21:38
http://i53.tinypic.com/dtzip.jpg

1968 deek
03-12-2010, 21:40
ALMOST a flop.......................the wee man was a steal

cheers ,in a rush to get this on ,mistake by me ... sorry

1968 deek
03-12-2010, 21:42
http://i54.tinypic.com/zuqib9.jpg

1968 deek
03-12-2010, 21:44
http://i54.tinypic.com/2uz8bnl.jpg


thats the lot ,hope you enjoy ,i did

kaical
03-12-2010, 21:44
A traditional Ranger,in every sense of the word.Legend.

Halfwaythere
03-12-2010, 21:49
A traditional Ranger,in every sense of the word.Legend.

local boy made good, classic story

jimmyhm
03-12-2010, 21:51
local boy made good, classic story

Absolutely but, IIRC, he hardly got off to the best of starts.

borderbear
03-12-2010, 22:00
Great read.
Many players haven't got off to a flying start but never has 50 grand been better spent in the history of the club.

Blue_Mountain
03-12-2010, 22:09
Thanks for posting those 1968 deek,excellent wee read,
I`ll have to try and get a hold of that.
My old man went to the Kining Park too,though I think he
was a couple of years above Doddie.
One of my all time favourite players,a true Bluenose! :)

borderbear
03-12-2010, 22:14
As a side note.
Double that fee was spent on Stein, not much later. Stein was a hero of mine and 100000 grand was money well spent, but for me, it puts into perspective the value we got from Doddie.

kaical
03-12-2010, 22:14
This book must be from around 1970-71???
I remember "Doddie " getting sent off at the piggery.Rangers lead 1-0 before the roof fell in,and we lost 1-3.IIRC the taig goalkeeper,Evan Williams started doing daft somersaults at the final whistle.This caused total mayhem in our end,and people started rushing towards the pitch.

I think our goal was a Jim Craig o.g.

1968 deek
03-12-2010, 22:17
As a side note.
Double that fee was spent on Stein, not much later. Stein was a hero of mine and 100000 grand was money well spent, but for me, it puts into perspective the value we got from Doddie.

POST 5 , from the book ,stein was signed before doddie

borderbear
03-12-2010, 22:31
POST 5 , from the book ,stein was signed before doddie
Quite correct.
I have always had it my head, for some reason, that Doddie signed in 68 and Stein 69 but stand corrected now.

1968 deek
06-12-2010, 21:49
shameless bump for all of you who were on the booze at weekend and may have missed this.

vacuum1690
06-12-2010, 21:52
Great wee player

am proud 2 b blue
06-12-2010, 22:03
I was just about to ask you to upload page 57, till I scrolled right

great read:)

Ricardo Shillyshally
06-12-2010, 22:17
Excellent read.

Thanks for that OP.

Stonewall Jackson
06-12-2010, 22:47
This book must be from around 1970-71???
I remember "Doddie " getting sent off at the piggery.Rangers lead 1-0 before the roof fell in,and we lost 1-3.IIRC the taig goalkeeper,Evan Williams started doing daft somersaults at the final whistle.This caused total mayhem in our end,and people started rushing towards the pitch.

I think our goal was a Jim Craig o.g.

It rained all day and everyone was soaking by the time we got into the Rangers end.

I remember Bud Johnston patting jim craig's head after he put the ball into his own net, and craig kicking out at him.

lennox got one back before half time, the tarriers booted us off the park in the second half, dooddy got his marching orders and it went tits up.

thinline
06-12-2010, 23:05
great wee player gave 100% for us.

Plectrum
07-12-2010, 00:22
pound for pound one of our greatest ever. just a boy who wanted to play for the rangers.and a nice person.(paul scholes of the sixties)

youngsy
07-12-2010, 00:32
pound for pound one of our greatest ever. just a boy who wanted to play for the rangers.and a nice person.(paul scholes of the sixties)

When i first saw Paul Scholes play Doddie came into my mind straight away.
Superb player who epitomised everything a bluenose should be.
Great read OP.

JMHA464
07-12-2010, 02:26
A great wee player wlways popped up with very crucial goals in our ECWC season and the 75-76 LC and 77-78 SCF loved Doddie wee Tommy McLean would in the cross and wee Doddie met them with diving headers brilliant, great read mate. CHEERS!

esemsea
07-12-2010, 08:18
Any info or is it folklore that he organised a game between St Johnstone and the Govan Team in byegone days of yore?

TheSnowman
07-12-2010, 08:25
The term LEGEND gets bandied about regarding players with monotonous regularity.

This guy was a Legend. Make no mistake.

The_Gub
07-12-2010, 08:33
The wee man is the perfect example of not realising someone's worth until they were gone.

What a Ranger, and someone who should be employed in some capacity at Ibrox, today.

scotian
07-12-2010, 09:30
He wasn't a bad wee manager either

1968 deek
13-04-2011, 20:22
bumped for girvan lighthouse;)

rundgren
13-04-2011, 20:24
A great player and never to be forgotten Ranger.

GirvanLighthouse
13-04-2011, 20:29
http://i53.tinypic.com/dtzip.jpg

Fantastic !! :)

Bluejay
13-04-2011, 20:33
Nice work Deek
:)

imbran
13-04-2011, 20:52
Was worth his weight in gold. Could do with his like in midfield today.

papillon
13-04-2011, 20:54
Deek, I'm away on holiday after Saturday...gies a loan of the book on Saturday to take with me! Say hullo hullo to S for me m8.

1968 deek
13-04-2011, 21:06
will do ,meet you on sat.;)

kirkierangers
13-04-2011, 21:32
Wee Doddie is a regular and popular guy at Kirkintilloch RSC, he is a very grounded man, not at all aloof as some lesser lights can sometimes be. A genuine true blue and one of the lads.

campsie
13-04-2011, 21:48
deek sometimes your a prick, this is one of them. Doddie is and always will be Rangers;):p

Bontamsyl
13-04-2011, 21:51
my favourite what a player.

Axel Foley
13-04-2011, 21:57
pound for pound one of our greatest ever. just a boy who wanted to play for the rangers.and a nice person.(paul scholes of the sixties)

And still is to this day. See him every weekend in the Kirky Rangers. Always has time to talk to everyone and tell all the younger ones the old stories.

A true gentleman :)

1968 deek
13-04-2011, 22:06
deek sometimes your a prick, this is one of them. Doddie is and always will be Rangers;):p

I am lost ,I take it you are on about the thread title, I meant to type ( I was almost a 50 000 flop):)

RangersFC23
13-04-2011, 22:20
Great read.
Many players haven't got off to a flying start but never has 50 grand been better spent in the history of the club.

What kind of fee would that be equivalent to nowadays?

britain
14-04-2011, 06:00
Good find. Be great if Doddie brought out an autobiography.

Some midfielder for us in the 1970s.

coinneach
14-04-2011, 09:00
Thoroughly enjoyed that, thanks to the op.
I loved this paragraph... but I knew at that moment that everything that I had believed as a youngster at school about the traditions of the club was right. It seems a small thing now but that day when Mr.Taylor spoke to me that this was a part of the Rangers' discipline, a small part of the greatness of the club!

It's these small things that make you proud to be a supporter, I can't imagine the feeling being able to actually pull on the jersey.
You can understand why he struggled early on, trying too hard to impress, but once he settled he was a fabulous Ranger.