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Things I never thought I’d see…..

It’s amazing how life changes. I attended my first Dumbarton game in 1970.

Below is the teamsheet from today’s game, and indeed glorious victory, over Hamilton Academical.

teamsheetLooking from a 1970, or even a 1990 perspective, who’da thunk that this fixture would have

1) Been played at the ‘Bet Butler Stadium’?

2) Featured a player whose name encompasses the Bible, 60s rockers The Grateful Dead and….incontinence pants? (Jesus Garcia Tena)

3) Featured a player with the Christian name ‘Ziggy’?

4) Featured a player wearing number 99? (He looked a bit flaky to me) whose name encompasses a Russian Leader, The comedy character Swiss Tony and a Dundee newspaper (Mickael Antoine Curier)

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One Response

  1. Ziggy Gordon instead of stardust
    Incidentally this lad coaches my grandson, and his parents are Polish hence the Ziggy
    Don’t know where the Gordon comes from.
    I know that when Scots lassies met and married Polish guys after the war a lot took the girl’s maiden name for easier integration, as it wasn’t quite so PC then.

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