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DUMBARTON Good afternoon and a warm welcome to the players, management and officials of Dumbarton FC for this afternoon's cinch League 1 clash. Both sides are striving to be in a higher position than present and today is a great opportunity for either side to use this game as a springboard for the rest of the season. A win for the hosts would see Peterhead jump above Stevie Farrell's side and a victory for the visitors would land them in a more comfortable position. It's a very compressed bubble at present with Alloa, Dumbarton and Peterhead occupying 7th-9th place and Alloa will be buoyant following the appointment of Brian Rice as their new boss on Monday. Dumbarton have always been a side keen to make an impression both on and off the park. The writer of this article visited the ground a month ago for the Scottish Cup tie between Dumbarton and Dundee and was intrigued with the surroundings behind the football club and also the ground itself.

FOUNDED: 1872 MANAGER: STEPHEN FARRELL COLOURS: YELLOW & BLACK GROUND: DUMBARTON STADIUM CAPACITY: 2,020 HONOURS SFL CHAMPIONS 1890-91, 1891-92 SFL FIRST DIVISION CHAMPIONS 1910-11, 1971-72

The stand and facilities were impressive and the hospitality area was full and you also had the immaculate Stevie Farrell who was a real gentleman. What was very intriguing about Dumbarton was the backdrop of Dumbarton Castle, what a stunning place to watch a game of football alongside a cracking path for walks and to view the sea.

SFL SECOND DIVISION CHAMPIONS 1991-92

Although, I am pretty sure the treasurer of Dumbarton FC would appreciate you doing that pre-match so that money can keep coming into the coffers of the club to help with costs long-term, the club obviously keen to maintain League 1 status as we approach the business end of the season.

SCOTTISH COMBINATION LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 1905-06

Something which has to be acknowledged on that day in question, the surface didn't make for the most attractive of football but a good advert nonetheless, Dumbarton were resolute against the Dark Blues but also mustered up chances as well with Ian Lawlor, the Dundee goalkeeper being made to work hard a few times.

SPFL DIVISION 3 CHAMPIONS 2008-09

SCOTTISH CUP WINNERS 1882-83

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JIM McINALLY I think last Saturday’s performance against Airdrieonians was very good but I feel like I am a broken record. We just need to keep playing the way we are and at some time we will get a wee break. I feel we had a bad spell for 10 minutes or so after they scored, the shoulders kind of slipped down. We have had a lot of bad luck but let’s no kid ourselves we have also had bad finishing too but we were really on top of the game. I told them at the break to keep going and keep at it and they did. I looked at the stats of the game and spoke to the guys at Airdrie and said to them that it’s daylight robbery. I’m fed up having this conversation as football is all about scoring goals and we are not doing that obviously at the moment. I think they had one attack in the second half and they should have scored. I can’t criticise the players as the energy is good and they are playing some good stuff. Same again on Tuesday night against Falkirk, we knew that if we got in front the crowd would be on Falkirk’s back and that’s what happened. I felt all over the park the players should great resilience and determination, so much that some of the lads were a little disappointed to come away with only a point. Today, we welcome Dumbarton who I know will present another tough game and if we can apply ourselves in the same manner then I am confident of a victory.

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BALMOOR NEWS WANT FILLS A NEED Peterhead have filled the gap in their squad caused by defensive injuries by bringing in Shaun Want from Championship club Hamilton Accies. The six foot two inch tall 25 year old has featured in over 60 games for the Lanarkshire side, who he is contracted to until the end of next season, was made aware of the chance of joining the Blue Toon earlier this week and used Tuesday night’s game at Falkirk as a chance to meet his potential new teammates. Want is added to manager Jim McInally’s squad for the visit of Dumbarton with the Balmoor boss saying: “I knew we had a chance of bringing in Shaun on Tuesday. We could not get it done on time for the Falkirk game however the fact that he came along and spoke to David Nicholls, Simon Ferry, and I as well as meeting the boys, showed us how much he wanted to come to Peterhead.” “He lost his place in the Hamilton team earlier this season after suffering a head injury however they have big hopes for him next season and see playing regularly for us as great preparation for that.” The performance of Peterhead in their Scottish Cup tie against Dundee helped clinch the deal with McInally explaining: “The Accies boss, Stuart Taylor, has a very firm belief in how he wants his side to play football. He had watched our game with Dundee and saw that we played in the manner that he likes in terms of energy, passing and attacking.” “I don’t think we would have been able to bring Shaun in if we played the game in a different manner.”

DIARY REMINDER Our game away to Queen’s Park at Firhill, postponed on the 8th January is due to be played this coming week, on Tuesday 1st March, kick off 7.45pm

Blue Toon Talk Editor Ken Morton btt@peterheadfc.co.uk BTT Contributors Duncan Brown, Sharon Brown, Charles Buchan, Issac Buchan, Colin Byiers Jamie Currie, Martin Johnston, Peter Myers, Nat Porter, David Reid, The Late George Ritchie, Craig Stewart

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WHO’D BE A MANAGER?

The managerial merry-go-round is nothing new in football, but recently, it seems that managers seem to get less time in the hot seat. Jim Goodwin Following James McPake’s dismissal last week, 17 managers have lost their jobs in Scotland’s top 4 divisions this season. Incredibly, 2 have been sacked at Ayr United. When Aberdeen confirmed St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin as their new manager, as things stand, only 15 of the 42 managers have been in their jobs longer than 1 year.

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Of that 15, only 6 have spent 5 years or more at their respective clubs, the longest, of course, being our own Jim McInally, who approaches 10 and a half years at Balmoor. Arbroath’s Dick Campbell is just shy of 6 years at Gayfield, with Stewart Petrie of Montrose at just over 5 years making up the top 3 longest serving managers in the country. Scotland’s average time for a manager being in charge before getting the boot is just 18 months. Compare that to the top divisions in Europe, it’s one of the worst around. In France, they give their managers 1 year and 11 months on average. In England, it’s 1 year and 8 months, while in Germany they are given 1 year and 7 months. Italy and Spain, with 1 year and 5 months give their managers less time than here in Scotland. Who gives their managers the least time in the job in Scotland? Does sacking your manager always lead to an upturn in form, or maybe even a trophy? Well, the least patient club is Livingston. They will dismiss a manager on average every 16 months, with Easter Road side Hibernian doing it every 20 months. Ross County come third on 22 months. It might be no coincidence that the two most successful clubs in Scotland are the most patient with their bosses. Celtic give their man in charge on average 5 years and 7 months, with their Glasgow rivals, Rangers, not far behind with 5 years and 1 month. With so much money in the game these days and so much more exposure through social media and the introduction of the internet, how long a manager will get in the job has greatly come down in the past few decades. The current average time is 18 months (1 year and 6 months), but back in the 1990’s a manager was afforded 2 years. Prior to that in the 1970’s they would be in the job for 3 years and 5 months on average.

With so little time being given to managers these days, why would anyone want to put themselves in that position? It would come as no surprise that a modernday manager’s lifespan is so short. Quite often we are reminded that bosses are never more than a bad run of form or an anxious owner away from the sack. Unless things start well, managers are given very little time to do anything of note. Pressures come from the fans, the board, the media, the players and it can be relentless.

Management, as a job, can consume those involved. While us fans have work, friends, family or other interests to distract us, being a football manager in the business of football means that you are afforded very little time to give yourself to such distractions. The pain of losing has been described to be more profound than the joy of winning and that, while victory is merely relief, defeat is spirit-crushing. A player, unlike a manager, can have some control on how things go. Other than a few tactical tweaks or a team talk, the manager leaves his fate in the hands of others. A manager is not completely helpless but can be let down by his side. Managers are looking for something that is unattainable. The fact is, only one team can win a league each season. Success comes in many different forms for each club, but even the top sides command more. The teams at the bottom end strive to survive. Sides in the middle look to build on their position. The top sides continually look for perfection. There must be some benefits to being a manager, otherwise, why would anyone do it. When you hear from a manager talking about pressures and stress the job comes with, you question why they do it, because they make it sound like the worst job in the world.

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A story of football in Peterhead from 1946 and including other aspects of life enjoyed by children brought up during and immediately after the 39-49 war years. “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory” was first serialised in the Buchan Observer in 2002 and we are delighted that Blue Toon Talk brings you the Late George Ritchie’s wonderful account of his memories to a whole new generation of Blue Toon fans.

PART 54b –

Balmoor’s Messiahs, Carpetbaggers & Freel

As a shareholder and a long time associate of the club it disappoints me to know that many senior citizen supporters are happy to pay to watch their team play, yet these ‘free-loaders’ think so little of the team players they some how expect free admission to watch their ‘friends’ play. How do you think the club survives? Where do the revenues required to pay the wages come from?. I was pleased to receive a scroll from the “Board” when I finished. The document proffers a ‘Life time’ free pass to the Boardroom, Stand seat and also to avail myself of all other match day facilities within the ground. On the few occasions I have been to a match since 1999, I have never once used my concession. “Ask not what your club can do for you, but what you can do for your club” seems again to be appropriate. In the summer of 94’ Inverness clubs Caledonian

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and Thistle amalgamated to become Inverness Caledonian Thistle. A headache for Littlewoods pools, the new club and Ross County joined the Scottish Football League. Wick Academy helped to replace them in the Highland League. The application from Inverurie Loco Works to join the Highland League was surprisingly refused, having failed for some reason to find support from all of the Eastern based clubs. Ian Wilson started the 94-95’ season with new keeper Martin Pirie; other new players were Scott Anderson, Derek Smith, Bruce Campbell and Michael Smart. There was an improved 6th position in the League, but once again no luck in the cup competitions. Team Manager Wilson later left to join Japanese club Grampus Eight teaming up with former Everton team mate Gordon Milne. Dave Watson


Caledonian and Inverness Thistle would merge in the summer of 1994.

loaders replaced Ian, but not before the club made an unsuccessful attempt to lure Charlie Duncan from Fraserburgh. Dave who had previous managerial experience at Buckie Thistle, and Cove Rangers, named Ronnie Brown as his assistant. The new Board of Directors it would seem were making a considerable difference and extra funds were being made available for players. Looking back, the foundations were being put in place for the anticipated move to Balmoor. Dave moved quickly to sign Raymond Yule and the team reached the final of the Aberdeenshire Shield, only to falter and lose 1-0 to Fraserburgh at Recreation Park. I had little respect for this competition, and regarded it as the poor man’s relation of the Aberdeenshire Cup and in terms of the overall Scottish football scene we surely wouldn't wish to get poorer than that.

The 95-96 season saw Dave Watson now well established and he added the following players to the pool, Doug Baxter, Keith McCredie, Paul Bridgeford, Alan Thomson, and Gordon Robertson. Gordon was signed from Buckie Thistle both as a player and gaining insight from his works capacity at Mintlaw Academy to search out any up and coming youngsters. He has now departed the scene and no young gem has glittered at Balmoor as a result of Gordon’s efforts, but the blame for that may lie elsewhere. Only McCredie wore the ‘blue’ at Balmoor. There was a marked improvement in the League campaign and we finished 4th but Lady Luck was nowhere to be seen in the cup competitions. The Safeway saga was ongoing, with seemingly endless debate, claim and counter claim. Would the new ground ever come to fruition? We were soon to find out.

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MATCH REPORT

SATURDAY 19th FEBRUARY 2022 PETERHEAD

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What Peterhead did not need early in the game was another slice of bad luck however one came after just 10 minutes when Afolabi was late in a challenge with Jason Brown. The home defender had to go off for treatment and whilst he bravely carried on it was clear that he was in some pain. On 15 minutes a fine passing move between Ryan Duncan and Scott Brown teed up a chance for the Blue Toon skipper however his well struck drive was deflected past for a corner. Brett Long used his legs to deny Airdrie’s Calum Gallagher before Andy McCarthy saw a long-distance shot held by Max Currie on 18 minutes. As the hosts continued to push and probe it looked like the opener was arriving seven minutes later and what a goal it would have been! Grant Savoury pierced the visiting defence with a fine ball out to the left where the galloping Quitongo took it in his stride before skipping past a defender and hitting the touchline. Quitongo’s driven cross was flicked back into the path of Savoury, who had darted into the box, however under pressure from an Airdrie defender the midfielder’s shot rose and cleared the bar. Two minutes later Duncan fired wide and Airdrie raced up the park and punished Peterhead for scoring a goal that had a touch of good fortune about it. A cross was flighted in to Afolabi who mishit a volley high into the air with the ball eventually dropping to Rhys McCabe who tapped it back to the striker who slotted home from seven yards. The Peterhead players took a few minutes to compose themselves after going behind however they got back on top in the closing stages of the first half with Hamish Ritchie curling a shot over and then seeing another effort drop wide. There could have been few harsh words from manager McInally at the break despite his side losing and they

AIRDRIEONIANS

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quickly looked to get level at the start of the second 45 minutes when skipper Brown charged forward only to send his shot off target. Peterhead carved out a great opening on 56 minutes when Duncan sent over a teasing cross that Payne back-heeled towards the Airdrie goal. His cheeky effort was blocked however he quickly regained possession and sent a shot pass to Ritchie who cracked a shot that hit Currie and climbed over the bar. Payne took charge of the next opening and surged towards Currie’s goal before cracking in a strong effort that beat Currie but met the same fate as Ritchie’s recent effort. Peterhead, who were denied a penalty in their Cup clash with Dundee, were denied a spot-kick against the Diamonds on 66 minutes when Payne’s cross came off the hand of Brody Paterson however referee Stewart Luke was unmoved. As the hosts continued their search for a deserved equaliser the visiting Callum Fordyce put in a solid tackle to deny substitute Russell McLean advancing clear with 15 minutes left. With nine minutes to go it looked like Peterhead’s endeavours were to finally be rewarded when Airdrie defender Josh Kerr slipped and that allowed McLean to go through one on one with Currie. McLean remained calm as he bore down on goal and moved past the advancing shot-stopper however Fordyce popped up on the line to clear the striker’s shot. Airdrie saw the game out to pick up the three points with Peterhead left wondering what they need to do to score and hopefully they will with chance one million and one at Falkirk on Tuesday.

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TODAY’S REFEREE: ASST. REFEREE 1: ASST. REFEREE 2:

PETERHEAD Jack BROWN Jason BROWN Jordon BROWN Scott BROWN Owen CAIRNS Lyall CAMERON Ryan CONROY Alan COOK Conor CULLEN Flynn DUFFY Ryan DUNCAN Simon FERRY

Derek LYLE Brett LONG Andy McCARTHY Andy McDONALD Russell McLEAN Niah PAYNE Rico QUITONGO Hamish RITCHIE Grant SAVOURY Danny STRACHAN Shaun WANT David WILSON

MATCH SPONSOR BOARDROOM SPONSOR MATCH BALL SPONSORS

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SQUADS Scott LAMBIE Graham McNELLIE Steven WILSON

DUMBARTON Paddy BOYLE Stephen BRONSKI Gregor BUCHANAN Stuart CARSWELL Conner DUTHIE David HOPKIRK Adam HUTCHISON Edin LYNCH Ross MacLEAN Ryan McGEEVER Joe McKEE Sam MUIR

Kalvin ORSI Joshua OYINSAN Paul PATON Carlo PIGNATIELLO Sam RAMSBOTTOM George STANGER Eoghan STOKES Kristoffer SYVERTSEN Callum WILSON Kieran WRIGHT Gregg Wylde

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SPFL1 RESULTS ● SPFL1 TABLE ● TODAY’S FIXTURES First Half of Season (Matches 1-18)

First Half of Season (Matches 19-36)

HOME \ AWAY ALL AIR CLY COV DUM EAS FAL MON PET QUE

HOME \ AWAY ALL AIR CLY COV DUM EAS FAL MON PET QUE

Alloa Athletic -

2:1 0:1 1:3 1:2 3:1 2:0 2:2 2:4 1:1

Airdrieonians 3:1 -

2:1 0:2 3:2 3:0 1:2 0:3 3:1 1:0

Clyde 2:1 2:2 -

Alloa Athletic -

2:0 5:2 1:1 1:1 3:0 3:3

Dumbarton 1:1 2:2 1:1 1:3 -

5:0 0:3 1:3 2:3 0:3

East Fife 1:1 0:1 0:2 4:2 2:1 -

0:2 0:2 3:0 1:1

Falkirk 1:1 0:3 3:0 0:3 1:2 2:1 -

1:0 1:1

Peterhead 2:0 2:3 3:2 0:1 5:0 1:1 0:0 0:0 -

2:1

Queen's Park 3:4 0:0 0:0 2:0 3:0 1:1 6:0 1:1 3:2 -

1:1

3:0 3:2 4:1

Clyde 2:1

- 0:1 1:3 1:1

Cove Rangers

-

Dumbarton 1:2 0:1

0:0

Falkirk

1:2

Montrose 1:1

4:2 2:0 1:0 6:2

1:1 1:1

0:2 0:0 1:1 -

1:1

1:1 1:1

2:1 - 2:0

Peterhead 0:1 0:1 1:1 0:1 Queen's Park

0:0

0:2 - 2:0

East Fife

0:1 2:1 0:1

Montrose 0:2 2:1 2:2 0:0 1:2 4:1 2:2 -

-

Airdrieonians

2:1 0:3 3:1 1:3 0:5 2:2 2:2

Cove Rangers 3:0 1:0 3:0 -

1:3 0:3

2:1

-

SPFL1

POS. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Cove Rangers Airdrieonians Montrose Queen's Park Falkirk Clyde Alloa Athletic Dumbarton Peterhead East Fife

P 26 26 26 25 26 26 26 26 25 26

W 9 10 5 5 4 4 3 2 4 3

HOME D L GF 5 0 30 0 3 28 7 2 20 5 1 22 3 6 18 4 5 18 3 6 16 4 7 18 4 5 16 5 5 12

GA 10 16 15 10 19 26 22 24 12 15

W 7 5 6 2 5 3 4 5 2 1

AWAY D L GF 2 3 19 5 3 17 4 2 21 10 2 17 3 5 19 6 4 13 4 6 17 1 7 19 3 7 14 2 10 13

GA 12 13 10 15 20 17 22 28 24 37

GD 27 16 16 14 -2 -12 -11 -15 -6 -27

PTS 55 50 44 36 33 31 28 26 25 19

TONIGHT'S FIXTURES S c o t t is h P re m ie rs hip

S c o t t is h C ha m pio ns hipS c o t t is h Le a gue O ne

S c o t t is h Le a gue T wo

H ighla nd Le a gue

Lo wla nd Le a gue

A berdeen v Dundee Utd

A yr v QOS

A irdrieo nians v Clyde

Elgin v Stirling A lbio n

Devero nvale v Fo rres

Caledo nain B v B o 'ness

Dundee v Livingsto n

Dunfermline v Kilmarno ck

A llo a v Co ve Rangers

Kelty Hearts v A nnan

Fo rmartine v Lo ssiemo uth Cumbernauld v B erwick

Ro ss Co v St Jo hnsto ne

M o rto n v A rbro ath

Falkirk v East Fife

Stenho usemuir v Fo rfar

Fo rt William v Clach

East Kilbride v Gala F

St M irren v Hearts

Raith Ro vers v P artick

Queen's P ark v M o ntro se

Stranraer v A lbio n Ro v

Fraserburgh v Turriff

Edinburgh U v B o nnyrigg

Huntly v B rechin City

Gretna 2008 v Civil Service

Inverurie Lo co s v B uckie

Vale o Leithen v Dalbeattie

Ro thes v Keith Strathspey v B ro ra Wick A cad v Nairn Co

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STATISTICS SHOTS GOALS CONCEDED CLEAN SHEETS GOALS SHOTS ON TARGET FOULS CONCEDED YELLOW CARDS RED CARDS

GOALS SHOTS ON TARGET CLEAN SHEETS SHOTS GOALS CONCEDED FOULS CONCEDED YELLOW CARDS RED CARDS

1

Cove Rangers

49

1

East Fife

52

2

Airdrieonians

45

1=

Dumbarton

52

3

Montrose

41

3

Alloa Athletic

44

4

Queen's Park

39

4

Clyde

43

5

Dumbarton

37

5

Falkirk

39

6

Falkirk

37

6

Peterhead

36

7

Alloa Athletic

33

7

Airdrieonians

29

8

Clyde

31

8

Montrose

27

9

Peterhead

30

9

Queen's Park

25

10

East Fife

25

10

Cove Rangers

22

GOALS GOALS CONCEDED CLEAN SHEETS SHOTS SHOTS ON TARGET FOULS CONCEDED YELLOW CARDS RED CARDS

GOALS GOALS CONCEDED CLEAN SHEETS SHOTS SHOTS ON TARGET FOULS CONCEDED YELLOW CARDS RED CARDS

1

Cove Rangers

14

1

Cove Rangers

321

2

Montrose

9

2

Airdrieonians

308

3

Queen's Park

8

3

Falkirk

289

4

Airdrieonians

8

4

Montrose

278

5=

Falkirk

5

5

Queen's Park

275

5=

Peterhead

5

6

Peterhead

259

7

Clyde

4

7

East Fife

239

8=

Alloa Athletic

3

8

Alloa Athletic

230

8=

Dumbarton

3

9

Dumbarton

203

8=

East Fife

3

10

Clyde

163

GOALS GOALS CONCEDED CLEAN SHEETS SHOTS SHOTS ON TARGET FOULS CONCEDED YELLOW CARDS RED CARDS

GOALS GOALS CONCEDED CLEAN SHEETS SHOTS SHOTS ON TARGET FOULS CONCEDED YELLOW CARDS RED CARDS

1

Airdrieonians

137

1

Clyde

315

2

Cove Rangers

127

2

Montrose

303

3

Montrose

120

3

Alloa Athletic

294

4

Queen's Park

116

4

Peterhead

292

5

Falkirk

114

5

East Fife

291

6

Peterhead

110

6

Cove Rangers

277

7

Alloa Athletic

108

7

Dumbarton

268

8

East Fife

103

8

Airdrieonians

262

9

Dumbarton

88

9

Queen's Park

244

10

Clyde

79

9=

Falkirk

244

GOALS GOALS CONCEDED CLEAN SHEETS SHOTS SHOTS ON TARGET FOULS CONCEDED YELLOW CARDS RED CARDS

GOALS GOALS CONCEDED CLEAN SHEETS SHOTS SHOTS ON TARGET FOULS CONCEDED YELLOW CARDS RED CARDS

6 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 1 1

1

Dumbarton

63

1

Alloa Athletic

2

Clyde

52

2

East Fife

3

Peterhead

51

2=

Falkirk

4

Montrose

49

2=

Montrose

5

Queen's Park

47

5

Dumbarton

6

Cove Rangers

43

5=

Clyde

6=

Falkirk

43

5=

Cove Rangers

8

East Fife

42

5=

Queen's Park

9

Alloa Athletic

39

9

Airdrieonians

10

Airdrieonians

38

10

Peterhead

APPEARANCES

GOALS

FOULS

YELLOW

RED

1

David Goodwillie - Clyde

21

15

Gavin Ross

29

5

2

2

Graham Webster - Montrose

24

14

Colin Steven

30

5

0

2=

Rory McAllister - Cove Rangers

25

14

Peter Stuart

28

4

1

4

Mitch Megginson - Cove Rangers

24

11

Alan Newlands

30

4

0

5

Euan Henderson - Alloa Athletic

19

9

Calum Scott

26

5

0

5=

Calum Gallagher - Airdrieonians

25

9

Craig Napier

26

3

1

7

Russell McLean - Peterhead

24

8

Graham Grainger

25

5

0

8

Stuart Carsewell - Dumbarton

22

7

Matthew McDermid

23

5

1

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BOB CRAMPSEY Bob Crampsey was always very highly regarded in our house. He had written several books, was a headmaster in a local school, had a doctorate of journalism, knew how to construct a sentence and was Brian of Britain in 1965. Here was a bona fide intellectual, a renaissance man who could play the piano and a historian who wrote books about Cricket. He gave STV’s Scotsport credence and an air of academic substance. Until then, anything to do with football had been considered low brow and common. Crampsey’s eloquence elevated the show to another sphere, paving the way for the football to take it’s place as a subject for serious discussion. He had the ability to bring even the most lifeless matches to life, throwing in, usually when bored, the odd literary metaphor or an obscure classical reference in his reports. A dour and boring goalless draw in Kirkcaldy would be compared to a dull battle from Homer’s Odyssey, or a hack-fest at Morton to a scene from Shakespeare. He was an entertaining, peerless voice. Who else could get away with comparing a midfield maestro at Hibs to Euclid, or an on-form striker at Partick Thistle to Apollo, playing his golden lyre before harnessing his chariot of four horses and driving the sun across the sky? Born on 8th July 1930, close to Hampden, Crampsey was a lifelong supporter of Queen’s Park. Throughout his broadcasting and journalistic career, he gained a reputation for meticulous research. However, it was his later stints on Radio Scotland – whom he joined in 1987 – I’m fond of. He also had a popular column in the Glasgow Evening Times called Now You Know, which supplied the answers to most obscure pub arguments about sports history for more than forty years. Bob Crampsey could converse on almost anything, yet despite his intelligence, no matter the company he was in, he wouldn’t show off. He wasn’t afraid to laugh at himself and would joke about being the last journalist left from the days when pigeons carried match reports to newspaper offices. He would also leave colleagues win kinks with how useless he was with technology and would openly confess to being equally as bad at DIY.

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Taken from the 2019 book ‘A History of Scottish Football in 100 Objects by Andy Bollen, published by Arena Sport.

A classic example of Crampsey’s cutting wit could be seen (or heard) when he was discussing the legendary Dundee United figure, Jim McLean on Sportsound. For context, McLean was fiery, judgemental, impatient and often blamed everyone else for his club’s woes. If you could imagine a nuclear reactor with red lights flashing and alarms blazing, that was Jim in one of his quieter moments. Crampsey once described him perfectly when he said ‘Jim is a joiner from Larkhall who thinks he’s a carpenter from Nazareth.’ Only Bob Crampsey could deliver this line and kill the discussion, stone dead. In the 1973s, there was an award-winning Hovis commercial that was directed by Ridley Scott. The ad featured Dvorak’s ‘New World Symphony’, the music wonderfully evoking Northern goodness. However, on BBC Radio Scotland’s flagship football comedy show, Off the Ball, the same music was used to cue in the actors impersonating Bob Crampsey in the sketches. As a writer for the show, I wouldn’t, no matter how tempted, make him the butt of a joke, preferring instead to let him take us off somewhere in history wherever his whim desired. Radio comedy is wonderful for taking the listener on a flight of fancy. So, accompanied by Dvorak, we would have Bob regale us with tales that ranged from Julius Caesar to Third Lanark’s Cathkin Park, or Albion Rover’s cult hero Vic Kasule on his motorbike, like Evel Knieval, doing deathdefying stunts over bread boards at Cliftonhill. We would literally take Bob anywhere in these sketches as long as we had him back in under sixty seconds, delivering a punchline that underlined a topical issue in Scottish football. When his death was announced in July 2008, Richard Gordon, the BBC Scotland Sportsound anchor said “Bob had the sharpest mind of anyone I have ever known. He was a genius. It was such a joy working with him. If anything, historical ever came up during a programme, Bob would describe not only the match in question, but name the referee and give the size of the crowd. He was a real football man. I think he would have been happy with that description.


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1946/47

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PETERHEAD 1946-47 It was only the first full season after WWII and it will go down in the history of Peterhead FC as the most successful season to date. The club captured the Aberdeenshire Cup, the Scottish Qualifying Cup and, for the very first time, the Highland League title. To commemorate the 75th anniversary of this great season the BLUE TOON TALK will take you on a journey detailing the highs and lows of this memorable season.

The disappearance of the frost from Recreation Park left the stickiest of sticky pitches for the Highland League encounter against Rothes, reports The Buchan Observer.

Peterhead profited by these circumstances in two ways – first, as more experienced ball manipulators, and second, because the game was right up Percy Dickie’s street, the veteran serving up one of his very best displays. Rothes were hardly ever in the game after the first ten minutes but probably on a harder ground they would have given a better account of themselves. They appeared to be fast, bustling and an enthusiastic side but these qualities had no chance to function. After their long rest Peterhead showed their very best form. Clever individual touches were varied with many beautiful combined runs in which the players positioned themselves adroitly and found each other with accurate passes. What is more – and this was a very welcome feature – they got goals in proportion to their superiority. With the league race nearing it’s end, nothing could be more encouraging.

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Saturday 22nd March 1947 Recreation Park, Peterhead Highland League Peterhead 8-1 Rothes Peterhead James Henry Frank Middleton David Craighead William Strachan George Buchan Percy Dickie Ian Jamieson Jim Buchan George Anderson Redford McIntosh Jock Cruickshank


Saturday 29th March 1946 Kynoch Park, Keith Aberdeenshire Cup – 1st Round, 2nd Leg Keith 0-4 Peterhead Peterhead gave a classic display at Keith in the second leg of the Aberdeenshire Cup 1st Round. They beat Keith 4-0 and at no time was the Buchan side seriously stretched. They played delightful constructive football, and many local supporters hailed them as the best visiting team of the season. It had been remarked that one or other of the Peterhead players can be relied on to produce vital goals when needed. On Saturday it was Jamieson’s turn. He had three beauties before half time and Anderson added a fourth after the interval without reply from Keith. Peterhead had a favourable margin of two goals from the first leg, and their victory is thus clear-cut and emphatic.

Peterhead James Henry Frank Middleton David Craighead Jim Buchan George Buchan Percy Dickie Ian Jamieson George Anderson George Baird Redford McIntosh Jock Cruickshank

When 30th Training Battalion appeared at Recreation Park earlier in the season they created a very reasonable. I can recall the Peterhead FC’s director’s young son putting to his father at half time this pointed query. “Daddy what way’s that team at the foot of the league?” The same question was present in many minds at Elgin on Saturday when Peterhead had to put forth all they knew to take both points from the fleet of plucky soldiers. They succeeded because they were quite definitely the better side but there was not a great deal in it. Once again Jamieson was the executive agent in Peterhead’s victory. He scored both goals – one in each half. It is a pleasure to see this fine player coming into his own. He had a hat-trick the previous week and his bag of five goals in two successive games is grand going for a winger. On his first appearance for Peterhead, everybody hailed Jamieson as a great find.

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Redford McIntosh

Peterhead’s fine away form continues and as a result of a clear cut victory over Ross County at Dingwall the Buchan side has now moved up to fourth place in the league table. Huntly retain their place at the top, Clachnacuddin, by a smashing victory over Deveronvale, occupy second place; and Caledonian, absent from playing, are third with the same relative pointage as Peterhead, an inferior goal average and two games more played. A great finish is brewing in the most keenly contested championship since the league was inaugurated. By common contest served up the best display of football served at Dingwall this season. The whole team was in top gear, with Dickie the supreme artist and their victory was thoroughly deserved. Fresh as paint after their long journey, Peterhead attacked at once, and kept the County defence on the stretch. Patience was in fine form at centre-half

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for the home side but was gradually subdued by a clever forward line. At the end of twenty minutes the constructive pressure of the visitors told and, from a free kick astutely taken by Dickie, Anderson slipped through and gave Newton no chance. A single goal lead at the interval did not flatter Peterhead. County reopened strongly but, their dominance was brief and Peterhead swept upfield. A cross by Cruickshank gave McIntosh a chance which he promptly took advantage of to put Peterhead two up. Spiers came near the mark during a County attack, but again Peterhead’s reply was swift and effective. Again Cruickshank got away and crossed accurately. Once more McIntosh seized the opportunity to score a grand goal. After that the issue was safe for the visitors, whose potential play was to a different class to County’s.


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Alan Cook hopes he can play a part in Peterhead’s run-in to the season after overcoming a long-standing shin injury. Cook returned to the squad at the start of this month and got his first minutes since September as a late substitute against Dundee. The 29-year-old had come back from a similar injury earlier in the season, before suffering a reoccurence which put him on the sidelines again. He accepts he has fallen down the pecking order at Balmoor due to his unavailability, with Ryan Duncan and Grant Savoury both coming into the team and impressing in midfield roles. But with Peterhead having several important games remaining, Cook wants to prove he has a part to play. He said: “I’m there if needed. The boys have been fantastic and it would be difficult to break into the team. But that’s for me to give good training performances and give the manager something to think about. I have fallen down the pecking order and whether or not I can get back into the manager’s thoughts – you’re trying to dislodge boys who have earned the jersey. It’s probably been the worst period of my career but there’s nothing I could have done, with two serious injuries. I maybe pushed myself too hard and set myself back. Being at every session and every game and not being able to help the boys in any way is a challenge. But I need to focus on the future.” Peterhead drew with Falkirk during the week and again could count themselves unfortunate not to have taken more from the game after creating a host of promising chances. The performances just now are impressive but the results are not matching them. Manager Jim McInally has already stated he is tired of taking praise over getting points on the board. Cook added: “If you were watching the game on Tuesday night, you wouldn’t have known who was where in the league. It’s results that matter and if the boys can start to get the results their performances deserve, then I’m sure we’ll start to get our rewards. There’s still a good mood about the place and there’s no reason not to be. If it was closer to the end of the season then you would maybe be more nervous about results.”

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RYAN CONROY

Peterhead were unlucky last weekend when they fell 1-0 to Airdrieonians. Jonathan Afolabi’s first-strike gave the Diamonds the three points and keeps them within touching distance of League 1 leaders Cove Rangers. The Blue Toon can count themselves unfortunate not to come away with anything: they had more possession 58% and had 14 shots to four with both teams having just two shots apiece on target.

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they come around, you leave yourself open for things like this to happen. I don’t think many teams in this league would be able to dominate and do what we did to a good Airdrie side.”

Blue Toon number three Ryan Conroy was cursing his team’s luck on the day.

It’s been quite the unlucky run for the team because before the midweek Falkirk match, they had been on a run of no wins in five matches. However, Conroy remains defiant that there is no panic amongst the group because he believes the performance levels are there and it’s the finer margins that are going against them at the moment.

He said: ”I thought we were the better team for most of the game, which has been the case for majority of our games, but if you are not taking chances when

“The boys are aware of it (winless run) but as a group, I don’t believe we should be panicking and I will say there is no panic in the dressing room over it.” Conroy


added: ”We are playing some great football and creating chances; I would be worried if weren’t performing but that’s not the case. It’s a young team we have at Peterhead and when times get a bit sticky you just need to keep working hard like we are doing and the rewards will come.” The veteran full-back believes that the Dundee cup tie has given the players a lot of belief that they can turn things around, but he certainly wasn’t surprised by the players’ performance levels.

“The Dundee performance didn’t surprise us because we have lots of boys in the team that can play at higher levels and we knew we were capable of outplaying them, even though that counts for nothing,

as we lost. But I am sure it will bring some more belief to the guys and we can start getting wins and I’m sure we will.” Dumbarton are next up and Conroy gave us his view on that clash and what to expect from the visitors. “Dumbarton are always a tough opponent and they will be wanting a win just like ourselves. But we need to play like we have been playing and work hard and if we do those two things I am more than confident we will get the three points. I believe we need to trust in what we are doing and our principles and it will all come together.”

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A majority of the 17 Scottish Women’s Premier League [SWPL] clubs have now confirmed that they are supportive of elite women’s football becoming the responsibility of the Scottish Professional Football League from season 2022/23.

From this summer, clubs will be invited to become members of a new two-tier league competition, with the SPFL also running a new League Cup at the dawn of a new era for the women’s game in Scotland. The announcement comes after months of talks between clubs, the Scottish FA, SPFL and Scottish Women’s Football (SWF) about how to best to build upon the progress that the Scottish women’s game has made in recent years. Women’s football has grown exponentially in recent years, with UEFA on course to double the number of women and girls participating across Europe by 2024, whilst significantly increasing sponsorship revenue, television viewing figures and club competition prize money at the elite end. Scottish FA chief executive Ian Maxwell said: “The Scottish FA recently published its bespoke women’s football strategy, Accelerate Our Game, and a key pillar of that plan is to take our elite clubs and competitions to the next level. To achieve that we need to optimise the game’s governance and structures and the work undertaken by the Scottish FA, SPFL and SWF, and the clubs within the SWPL, has shown the collective desire to take the game forward. “With Hampden Park the new home of the Scotland Women’s National Team, and the team playing in front of record crowds, I am delighted that the various constituent parts of the game have come

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together to agree on a positive route forward for elite women’s football.” SWPL clubs to form new league and cup competitions within SPFL - 15 February 2022 Page 2 of 2 SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster said: “Everyone at the SPFL is hugely excited by the prospect of working closely with the SWPL clubs to help increase the competitiveness, profile and income of elite women’s football in Scotland. “I have been struck by the ambition of all clubs involved to drive up standards, take the game to the next level and increase participation across the sport. “It is clear to see the many benefits that increased professionalism has brought to women’s football across the world. We believe we are well-placed to add significant value to the game in Scotland in both a sporting and commercial sense. “Lastly, I would like to send my thanks to everyone at SWF, which deserves huge credit for the way it has progressed the women’s professional game in Scotland in recent times.” Scottish Women’s Football chief executive Aileen Campbell said: “SWF is committed to driving the women's and girls' game in Scotland. We are therefore determined to do everything we can to support the elite game as it transitions to the SPFL. “Football can be a huge force for good and we want to maximise its potential to drive positive change across our sport and society. We need to shine a spotlight on player wellbeing, to push for structural change and equality in boardrooms, and to prioritise a respect agenda. SWF stands ready and enthused to support the Scottish football family on that journey.”


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NORTHERN SLANT by Peter Myers

The Green Final: first with the sports news The Evening Express’s Green Final Saturday night sports paper was essential reading for North-east football fans long before the digital age when results and the latest news are available instantly. While Aberdeen FC took centre-stage on the Green’s front page there was a comprehensive round-up of scores and match reports from local teams in the Highland League and the Junior leagues and which usually appeared on the back page. What amazed me was how quickly the completed paper was printed and then distributed to eagerly awaiting fans. I used to attend Pittodrie frequently in the early 1970s and bought my copy of the Green Final before I got the bus home at 5.35pm from the Guild Street bus station. I never ceased to marvel at the prompt arrival of an Aberdeen Journals’ van at 5.25pm from Lang Stracht with a bundle of Greens for John Menzies newsagents at the bus terminal and which were keenly snapped up by fans who would be engrossed in the paper’s contents on the journey home. I was once told that when Aberdeen Journals printed their newspapers at their Broad Street premises every effort was made to get the Green Final to the newspaper vendors just before the fans had reached Union Street after walking up from Pittodrie.

Aberdeen goalkeeper John Ogston blocks a shot from the Third Lanark attack at Pittodrie on October 5, 1963

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Respected sportswriter John Arlott praised the Saturday evening “football specials” for their detailed match reports and wrote that he had “many a time at some station along a train journey, bought the local pink, green, yellow or blue football paper and read its long account with real interest”. Archives of these papers have proved invaluable to football historians for tracing clubs’ fluctuating fortunes and tracing players’ careers. When former school classmate Charlie Esslemont made his debut for Aberdeen A against Dumbarton A on September 23, 1972, it was to the Green Final that I turned to for a match report on how he got on. He scored the winning goal in a 2-1 victory but his time at Pittodrie was dogged by injury and illness, and he was freed after two seasons. Charlie played

for Peterhead in season 1975-76 and had also had spells with Fraserburgh, Elgin City and Deveronvale. Sales of the Green Final, whose pages were of that colour, fluctuated with the Dons’ current form. Sales soared when they were hitting the heights but slumped when their performances were mediocre. Aberdeen were in the latter category when I bought a Green Final after attending my first senior match when my father took me to see a lacklustre Dons draw 1-1 against Third Lanark at Pittodrie on October 5, 1963. Not only was there a blow-by-blow match report by James Forbes but also action photos from the game. Even as an 11-year-old, I appreciated the reporter’s skill in recording the action in succinct and accurate detail, identifying players and spelling their names correctly. (continued on page 54)

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Charlie Esslemont makes his debut for the Young Dons against Dumbarton A at Pittodrie on September 23, 1972

(continued from page 47) It wasn’t until much later that I learned that the scribe would phone his report at half-time to the Evening Express where it would be taken down by a copytaker before the copy was passed to a sub-editor who would prepare it for the report’s place on the page. There would be a deadline for the last copy, sometimes omitting the scorer of a late goal. By the 1970s, reports for Aberdeen’s matches were headed by a four or five-sentence summary, often in bold type, with the names of the scorers. The Green Final’s inside pages were planned and laid out during the week and contained a mixture of feature articles, news items from the Junior clubs,

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player interviews, a query corner and a popular fixthe-ball competition. There was also coverage of other sports, notably golf, rugby and boxing. Readers could get things off their chest in a lively letters page covering all sports with the added incentive of winning a cash prize for the best letter. The occasional piece about football history always made for interesting reading. A profile of Dons’ 1950s goal ace Harry Yorston mentioned the fact that the Evening Express was sold out the day that he shocked the Pittodrie faithful when he announced in June 1957 that he was leaving the club to become a fish-market porter.


News of major transfer deals appeared usually on the back pages of the Evening Express and the Press and Journal during weekdays, but the sudden departure of Aberdeen’s Joe Harper was revealed on the front page of the Green Final on December 9, 1972. The report said Dons’ fans were “stunned and angry today at the news that the Pittodrie club’s ace goalscorer had been transferred this afternoon to Everton for a fee of £180,000”. It was no secret that Harper was on the brink of a move and many supporters had turned up at Pittodrie for the game against Arbroath in the expectation of seeing the King of the Beach End make his farewell appearance for the home side. Harper was a huge favourite of the fans but within two weeks they had found a new hero – Hungarian maestro Zoltan Varga. James Forbes’s summary of Aberdeen’s 3-0 victory over Morton at Pittodrie in

the Green Final waxed lyrical about the brilliant Magyar, who “made Aberdeen fans forget all about Joe Harper with a brilliant first-half display. Not only did he score two goals within the space of two minutes, but his passing was immaculate and his use of the open space caused innumerable headaches for the Greenock defence”. In the Green’s letters page Varga was soon being hailed as “the Sultan” and “Rhapsody in Red”. The Green Final faithfully recorded the Dons’ glory years in the 1980s when Alex Ferguson guided them to an unprecedented run of success, unimaginable in the previous two decades. The Green switched from broadsheet to tabloid format in 1988 but sales and advertising revenue were in decline and it ceased publication in June 2002.

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3 4 Conroy McDonald Conroy McDonald Conroy McDonald Conroy McDonald McDona l d Conroy Ja Brown McDonald Mus a nhu Ja Brown Ja Brown McDonald Ja Brown McDonald McDonald Ja Brown Ja Brown McDonald McDonald McCarthy Conroy McDonald Conroy Ja Brown Ja Brown Wilson Conroy Ja Brown Ja Brown D Wilson Ja Brown D Wilson Ja Brown D Wilson Ja Brown D Wilson Ja Brown D Wilson Duffy McDonald Ja Brown D Wilson Ja Brown D Wilson McDonald Ja Brown Ja Brown Strachan Ja Brown S Brown Ferry Wilson Duffy McDonald Ja Brown Wilson Ja Brown Wilson Duffy McDonald Ja Brown Quitongo Quitongo Jack Brown

5 Strachan Ja Brown Ja Brown Ja Brown McCarthy McCarthy Conroy Strachan Strachan McCarthy Musanhu Conroy McCarthy McCarthy Duffy D Wilson Duffy Mulligan Mulligan Mulligan Mulligan Ja Brown Mulligan Mulligan Duffy Duffy Trialist Duffy Ja Brown Duffy Quitongo Ja Brown Duffy Duffy

6 Ferry Ritchie Ferry Kesson Ferry Mulligan Ritchie Ritchie Mulligan Ferry S Brown Ferry Ferry Ferry Conroy McDonald Ferry Ritchie Ritchie Ferry S Brown McCarthy Ritchie Ferry Ritchie Mulligan Ritchie Ritchie Ferry Ferry McCarthy Ritchie Ritchie Ritchie

7 Ritc S. Br Ritc Ritc Ritc Fer S Br S Br Fer Ritc McCa Ritc Ritc Ritc Fer Fer Ritc S Br S Br S Br Strac Ritc S Br S Br S Br Ritc Cam S Bro Ritc McCa Jack B S Br S Br S Br

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8 Cameron Cook S Brown S Brown S Brown S Brown Kesson McCarthy Ritchie S Brown Kesson S Brown S Brown S Brown Ritchie Ritchie S Brown McCarthy McCarthy McCarthy Duffy S Brown McCarthy McCarthy Cameron Cameron McCarthy McCarthy McCarthy Payne Duffy McCarthy McCarthy McCarthy

9 McCarthy Kesson McLean Payne McLean Ritchie Payne 2 Mulligan S Brown Cameron Jo Brown Strachan Duffy Duffy S Brown S Brown McCarthy Duffy Duffy Duffy Cameron McLean Duffy Duffy Savoury Savoury Payne McLean McLean McLean McLean Savoury Duncan Duncan

10 McLean Jo Brown Cameron Strachan Cameron McLean Jo Brown McLean Payne Payne McLean McLean McLean McLean McCarthy McCarthy Payne McLean McLean McLean Payne Savoury McLean McLean McLean 2 McLean McLean Payne Savoury Duncan Payne Payne Savoury Savoury

11 Payne Lyle Payne Jo Brown Payne Payne Lyle Payne Lyle McLean Lyle Lyle Payne Payne Payne Payne McLean Lyle Savoury Payne Savoury Payne Savoury Savoury Payne Payne Duncan Duncan Duncan Savoury Duncan Duncan Payne Payne

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McLean, Jo Brown, L Wilson, Lyle L Wilson, Lyle, Cameron, Strachan, Jo Brown Cameron,Payne,Strachan,Jo Brown, Duncan,L Wilson,Lyle Ritchie, Cameron, Payne, Strachan, Jo Brown, Duncan, Wilson Strachan, Jo Brown, L Wilson, Lyle Jo Brown, Duncan, L Wilson, Lyle Ferry, Strachan, Jo Brown, Diamond, Lyle Jo Brown, Savoury, Cullen, Lyle Cullen, Lyle, Payne, Jo Brown, S Brown Ritchie, Jo Brown, Quitongo, Cairns, Cullen, Lyle Conroy, S Brown, Cook, Jo Brown, Savoury, Cairns, Cullen, Lyle McLean, Cook, Jo Brown, Cullen, Lyle McLean, Cook, Jo Brown, Cairns, Jack Brown, Cullen, Lyle McLean, Cook, Jo Brown, Cairns, Cullen, Lyle

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