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    Casuals

    I was only at 84 and 85 , both at hampden am sure there were english fans at celtic end in both of these , but way bigger contingent in 85 i recall the rumour of icf doing the rounds, and was certainly a large group of english casuals walking to the game looking ‘proper tasty’ am sure some UJs down at front behind goal where tony woodcock scored in 84
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    North America 2026

    cheers Scotty min was looking out for you in mexico city was nt that many punters there though
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    Russia 2018

    only just got home , was looking forward to highlights of spain v portugal i must be getting old , as the diving makes me puke and really puts me off these days, especially when seen in slow motion
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    North America 2026

    not 100% sure ; but aside from a being a bigger stadium than calgary ; edmonton is the "soccer" hq in alberta (and the provincial capital) womens world cup was played there few years back - imagine the 'astro'turf is newer generation that what they use in calgary at mcmahon stadium - i'd only been there once to see a CFL football game - suspect is quite dated ; stands really only on 2 sides just checked 56,000 edmonton(commonwealth stadium) ; calgary is 36,000 = 46,000 with temporary stands so bottom line for a WC would be capacity Scotland played Canada at rugby at Edmonton last week incidentally , bizarrely at commonwealth stadium..... carpet burns ?
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    BBC Documentary about Argentina 1978

    after all the talk on 78 recently i re-watched the highlights of peru game ; then iran - it was only in reading the news report i focussed on archie gemmils 'challenge' for iran goal ; as amazing/iconic as his goal v Dutch was ; there seemed little flak over that , recall just a general go at everyone , i was only 12 when i watched the games though
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    North America 2026

    i had read yesterday ; almost 2000 miles max between russian stadia ; and 3000 miles for 'united' bid ; edmonton / mexico city ? closest to us here in Calgary will be Edmonton ; there is 2 out east also Toronto & Montreal never thought morocco had a chance with their bid - as a side note is a new Canadian league starting next year ; and new team being formed here / new stadium being built close to my end of city - will be good for local (kids) to have something to aim for , and may well kick start development / interest in national team a la USA thru 90s ; altho standard will likely be non league in comparison to MLS leagues
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    holiday places to avoid

    think with/without kids makes a huge difference - and i'd read an article recently talking about the stability for young kids going to same place every year... altho think it was the telegraph my granny had a beach hut down on Aberdeen beach, and rented a caravan at Stonehaven , where we go for day trips and meet our cousins, was 70s so simpler times and for some reason i always mind it being hot (not the sea tho) ended up doing a bunch of travelling / holidaying before kids on scene ; but when young kids on scene , flight times/transfers etc become way more important than cultural exchange - so found myself going back to places that i'd been on lads trips as youngster , but pollensa instead of arenal in majorca etc i went to lindos in late 80s and really liked it , always thought be a place to go back got married in jamaica ; so try to blot that one out.....
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    Your World Cup memories

    We had great sides ; players from best clubs in the land who were winning trophies ( and sharp,speedie and nevin....)but couldnt do it when it really mattered; at the finals we also failed at qualifying for euros for a long time Not sure if mgmt was too conservative (especially in away games) or players never really gelled as a unit ; L’Pool guys never really emulated club form on consistent basis ; and pulled a bit of a black holland players type splinter group ; pre mexico 86 did i mention nicols miss....
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    Your World Cup memories

    Great post mate some folk will never know that fever
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    Your World Cup memories

    Itly 90 for me fairly pish world cup all in all brazil game in turin was an even damper squib than 98 tho glad ive been to one tho
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    Azteca Stadium

    Yes ; not sure whether peru or iran tho tbh
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    Azteca Stadium

    Dobbin wasnt Brian Irvine then ? weve also had a few Dicks over the years i do recall the reporting after that game , altho likely no footage ? just back from mxc city last night 1st game have been to since Jacksonville , way better experience; game , and punters who know what theyre watching/love of game nice touch with mexican pipe band playing in the stands with fans after national anthems
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    Neale Cooper

    a real shock he used to go in with his mum to my dads work to drop her car off ; was always chatting to folk , and my dad spoke very highly of him ; unlike leighton i read a bit about his life story today , turns out he lost his father as a youngster and it was the school janny that spotted him kicking a ball and encouraged him , ramped up to teddy scott, fergie etc i never really figured out he was only 2 years older than me , as he seemed to be a fixture in the side for a long time
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    England v Scotland 1977

    thinking back to many a cold day at pittodrie , especially the new years game v st johnstone in 84? where abandoned at half time , daft loons not dressed for a full on arctic blizzard on walk back to town but likely the coldest ; in that diifficult to describe aside from the term "jeeled" would have been peterhead v raith rovers cup replay 86/87 midweek - drinking all afternoon may have added to the cold half day of college , double decker bus to peterhead, tour of local pubs before recreation park - recall dons were playing at love st the same night ; and crowd at peterhead was bigger....
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    England v Scotland 1977

    someone mentioned the 75 game - the 5-0 game with bobby clark in goal - think that was wednesday night - did they not play some club games on the same nights as internationals too back then i met tommy mcmillan in the grill about 20yrs back , was talking about the 67 final v celtic, then the 70 final ; which he reckoned a lot of the footage had been wiped - i've seen 3 different highlights versions i think (yet to see the actual penalty incident) but the AFC red web had a good version some time back where you get to see the disallowed goal ; jinky ? that looks perfectly legal , and the sublime back heel in the build up to a dons attack i also saw the b&w footage of the open top bus homecoming ; which was actually my first ever football (related) memory as saw the bus cross the bridge of dee as a 4yr old was at the 2-3 game at pittodrie where zoltan varga got 2 i think ? (woman hit by a dart in king st end ) we used to sit in the paddock/king st end - too young to figure out was away fans - was really before full on segregation tho as you could get between the 3 parts of the ground - aside from the main stand was a 2-2 game v rangers where we had to go to the south terrace as paddock full up ; was on my dads shoulders ; 30k ish in the old ground in those days old 1st division, early 70s
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