City's Scottish XI - Take no Picts

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  1. chorlton

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    Gk - Goram/Blyth
    RB - Telfer
    LB - Fox
    CB - Gillespie
    CB - Hendry
    MF - McAllister
    MF - Strachan
    MF - Hutchinson
    MF - Gallacher
    ST - Wallace
    ST - Speedie

    Subs - Stein, Carr, Fleck, Hutchinson, Hyam, Rose
     
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    Alderson & Holton must be up there.
     
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    What’s the fooking point starting a thread and naming 90% of the players in the first post?
    Or am I missing something!
     
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    Sorry? Is there already a thread? I checked and couldn't see. Why are you talking like that anyway? I've just been outside and seen the whole street come out and clap. Made me feel so happy. Then I read that.

    So sorry to have upset you.
     
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    Willie Carr and Jim Brogan
     
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    You haven’t upset me lol but the idea is to name 1 or so and let everyone name the others. What’s the point in naming 90% of them when it leaves little scope for people to answer. ;)
     
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    In the early prem years we fielded our first “All Scottish forward line for 86? Yrs. (Back when there were 5 in the front line)
    I think it was
    Carr
    Hannigan
    Stein
    Gibson
    Hutchison
    Feel free to correct if I have wrong players
     
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    I think Neil Martin was one. (Tommy Hutch didn't arrive until 1972) Colin Stein was later also. Gerry Baker?
     
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    I thought of Gerry Baker but completely forgot Neil Martin
     
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    It was a big deal at the time. My memory is obviously slipping. I did a quick search but didn’t find it.
     
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    How bout the worst Scottish IX

    I'll start us off with Davie Bowman. Shocker for us. As I remember Don Mackay signed him without ever seeing him play!!!

    Also who was the young lad (midfielder) we signed from Rangers a few years later???
     
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    I don’t remember him, but my mate used to go on about how bad Dougie McGuire was.
     
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    Not Dougie, although he's a good shout for being rubbish.

    I also found Stuart Urquhart was he the homesick one??? But he wasn't the one I was thinking of...

    The guy I'm thinking of was a Centre Mid who went on to a fairly successful career after he left us.

    Could I be thinking of Sandy Robertson?????
     
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    Eoin Jess, remember him?
     
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    Sandy Robertson was dreadful. Touted in Scotland as the new Gascoigne, I think they meant Jill
     
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    It was Baker, Hannigan, Martin, Carr and Gibson ( which I remembered), against Chelsea at home (which I found in a CT article)
    Hannigan scored the only goal.

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    PS look at the state of the pitch
     
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    I'm sure I read somewhere, sometime ago, that altho Gerry and his brother spoke with broad Scots accents, neither were born in Scotland! Childhood upbringing - and parentage. I think they could have played for either USA, (Gerry's birthplace) England or Scotland.
     
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    Kevin Kyle was pretty dreadful
     
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    Well he definitely wasn't pretty but he certainly was dreadful.
     
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    Fixed
     
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    Gerry played for USA, Joe played for England.
     
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    Hutchison!
    Then Hutchinson.
     
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    Hadn't noticed that. Just wanted to add the Goram thing in as a joke.
     
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    Bowman joined about the same time as Jim McInally who also turned out to be a disappointing signing. They both left for Dundee United where they had long & successful careers coinciding with the club's best period in their history, including success in Europe.
     
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    Thats the picture I remember
     
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    Seriously no mention of Steven Pressley?
     
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    And Bobby MacDonald, didn't realize he was at Leeds in 1987 but was cup tied against us.
     
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    It was 2-1

    Bobby Tambling for Chelsea in the first half. Then after 47 mins Gerry Baker headed an equalizer from an absolutely exquisite cross from the man himself- Gibbo. Hannigan got the winner with a shot from the edge of the box on the hour. Neil Martin was one of City's best ever centre forwards.

    I was there, hanging onto a rail at the back of the terrace under the Sky Blue Stand, having to do a running commentary to a toothless Chelsea woman of a certain age who was too short to see the game herself. Also iirc John Tudor played centre back alongside Setters. It was a good team.

    That day I knew we could stay up.
     
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