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Football News

With the Dumbarton game being off once again at the weekend, two items from the world of football caught my attention. First was the last game at St Mirren Park (most commonly referred to as Love Street) Paisley before St Mirren take up occupancy of their new 8,000 seater home.

I remember going to watch Saints sometimes when we visited my Granny and in later years going to see them on a couple of European nights and league games when Dumbarton weren’t playing. The future of St Mirren has been in doubt several times over the last few years I hope this is a catalyst for their continued presence in Scottish football.

What a great excuse to play one of my all time favourites by the Doors.

The other thing that caught my eye was the quite astonishing result yesterday from the City of Manchester Stadium (a 3-0 cup defeat of City by Nottingham Forest). I’ve always felt that Mark Hughes (a distant relative of Mrs B) has been under pressure since the big bucks middle east takeover of City. That pressure will be heightened now. A fine excuse, if a little obvious, to play another favourite


3 Responses

  1. yeah, farewell to Love Street – in September 1999 it became the last place that I ever watched a game from a Big Terrace behind the goal – the authentic way to watch the fitba, using the crush barrier as a shelf for your cup o’bovril while you read the programme.

  2. oh, and a great vibe from the Doors track… just nipping off to iTunes to purchase.

  3. Yep, a fond farewell from me too, then again there were a few of us bud’s in tears after the game.

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