I saw Killie when they were on a nine game unbeaten run under him - they lost a 1-0 lead to go 2-1 down midway through the second half and were awful on the night - but they didn't give up and a traditionally fickle crowd were solidly behind them (one of the easier crowds in Scotland to get to turn on their team in my experience) - they scored twice in the last five minutes to win 3-2.
Knew then that he's got something about him as a boss, belief around that club was incredible at that time - without any stars.
Well…that’s us back in Sheffield. What a night. What a game. What an almost unbelievable noise and absolute mayhem in Hampden when the second goal went in. Just magic. McGinn and Gilmour were nothing if not pure dead brilliant - as were all the team to be fair
Not in the least. We were incredible start to finish. I don;t recall the ukraine game so presumably one that was on a channel I didn't have, but that was better than the French wins where we were backs to the wall, the England wins, that was as good as we've ever played imo
My head hurts; my ears are still ringing; my hips hurt (too much jumping up and down I suspect), and my voice is more than a wee bit croaky - but hell - am sitting in a cafe in Hillsborough and I smiling thinking back on last night. Anyway…back to life…back to reality…🏴🕺
No not at all, I put it out there to be countered. The Holland win was indeed superb, tempered though by not being enough to get us through, but omg when Gemmill scored. I was 12 at the time, oh boy were the goosebumps and adrenaline going, only for Ari Haan to kill us off
This may also be the case with myself and the Ukraine game. Not only was I there, it was my birthday and it had followed on from attending terrible draws against Slovenia and Lithuania. Ukraine were a solid and reliable team back then with the likes of Shevchenko, Voronin, Tymoshuk et al.
1983 was last time I was at a Scotland game and so have not experienced first hand the disappointments and frustrations of the recent decades. But after last night I want more of that please. My brother told me that the sound of the crowd on TV is nothing like being at Hampden. He was absolutely right. And I’ll add that I’d heard lots of moans over the years about how far you felt from play in the ends. Well we were quite high up the Celtic end behind the goals and I had no complaints whatsoever…the ground and the crowd look superb.
Sitting here in the cave eating large plate of HUMBLE PIE a la my criticisms of Steve Clarke!
So, here goes,-Mr. Clarke if you happen to read these pages then you will have noticed that I have been less than charitable in my opinions re your management and motivational skills.
May I take this opportunity to apologise to yourself publicly for doubting your both your appointment and skillsets as I now realise that at times you must have been been as frustrated as the rest of the support with the way results were going and the way we were playing (or rather, not playing)
Let's hope that given some lucky breaks, you'll be able to keep this nucleus of players together and progress them all further on the world stage.
Yours sincerely.........One of no patience and high hopes
P.S.; I've worked out your age 'Scratch Girl'