The Benchman re-writes some Proclaimers lyrics while enjoying Euro 2012
LAST WEEK’S TEASER: That certainly started a few arguments in the pubs. It wasn’t safe to be in The Wheatsheaf last Friday night. Remember Billy Liddell and Tommy Lawrence were already there when Bill Shankly took over. The Scots he signed were as follows:Bert Slater, John Tubby Ogston, Ron Yeats, Alex Totten,Sammy Reid,Jimmy Harrower, Willie Stevenson, Peter Cormack, Ian St.John, Bobby Graham, Ian Ross.
RHYS BENNETT: Good Luck to big Rhys in his new career at Rochdale. He was a lovely lad and always willing to chat to fans and sign books and shirts. His mazy runs from the back were great to watch and he came oh so close to scoring a Goal of the Season.
DINGWALL NO MORE, DUMFRIES NO MORE: A new song for the Proclaimers?Get those road maps out, guys. Not so many miles this time around- no Dingwall and no Dumfries. That’s a pity, as the day out in Dingwall was one of the highlights of the season and the sight of the town being taken over by Bairns was a memorable one. The shops and pubs and hotels will miss the Falkirk supporters and I’m sure the Highland polis will want the SPL hordes in and out as fast as possible when they visit Victoria Park.
LAST WEEK’S MYSTERY PIC: That was an epic photo of Dave Mackay and Billy Bremner in a Spurs v Leeds game. It would make a great caption contest and the look on Dave’s face is a classic. Wee Billy looks to be pleading for his life. “It wisnae me, mister- Norman Hunter did it and ran away!”
THIS WEEK’S TEASER: Can you name the players who have played for Scotland and whose surname only contains 3 letters of the alphabet?
THIS WEEK’S MYSTERY PIC: Who is this player? Who did he play for before joining Partick Thistle?
BENCHMARKS: This week’s Jubilee Match was the Scottish Cup quarter-final played on March 8th. 1952. Falkirk had beaten Stirling Albion after a replay and Dumbarton to face Third Lanark at Cathkin Park in front of 24,487 fans. The teams were as follows: Third Lanark: Robertson, Balunas, Cairns, Mooney, Forsyth, Harrower, Henderson, Docherty, Cuthbertson, Mason, McLeod. Falkirk:Scott, McDonald, McPhie, Gallacher, Wilson, McCabe, Brown, Delaney, Plumb, Campbell, Clark. The only goal of the game was scored one minute into the second half and it was an ex-Bairn who inflicted the damage- outside right Henderson. Match rating: 9 Team rating: 7 Opposition: 7 Referee: McIntosh 6 Best Bairn: Jimmy Delaney