I went to mine training at Lady Vic, we all would
go round to the workshops just to see Dick Whitehead of Hearts, not
long after I was playing for Star, he trained there. and used to kid
me all the time. well we played them in a friendly in Nitten, right
back was Ferguson, bit rough. goalie also named Ferguson, Dick was
captain. this goalie would throw the ball up in the air and step back.
to get a huge kick of it, I just waited and nicked the ball scored.
we beat them. next time at training. Where is he? he called. do you
know the trouble you caused me? Tommy Walker was the manager, he was
religeous, had even studied for the ministry. and as Dick had used
a few (or a lot) of curses at the poor goalie. he was taken to task
by the boss, Willie Pryde Jackie Nielson. quite a few senior players
trained there, Dick was the nicest, made fun of the way I turned my
strip inside out, Jackie used to wring his out, gee he lost some sweat.
I did not realise what I was throwing away, Alex Sharp was the coach,
very nice man, he was passing me the ball, either shoot cross or cut
back. ok after. he said how was that? I said ok but better on the
other side, he called them all back, and said I cant believe that.
you are not right footed, so we all went back onto the park, Bobby
Kinghorn Jim Dalgliesh and a few others, I was not being funny or
big headed, just the truth, Sad part the papers said the goalie hit
me with the ball