Just A Radge
Older Bouncers will say, without question, Gordon Smith. Too early for me, but I fondly remember Peter Marinello. Nijinksy was the most exciting I've seen.
I don't think too many people who saw Gordon Smith are still above ground, sadly, but my father-in-law worked for British Rail, and he worked his shifts as best as he possibly could to be in Edinburgh Saturday dinnertimes so he could go down to ER to watch GS. The first time I spoke to Bill was on the phone. He wanted to know if he could come out to the house to see us. It was Saturday about 5.00pm, and he asked me about the football results. Without thinking I went through the list, first off telling him that 'the Beasts got beat'. 'Aye,' he says, 'Dundee are playing no bad the now.' Dundee had done Huns 3-2 at Dens. I asked him how he knew I was talking about that game, and he answered, 'The Beasts is what we always called them at Easter Road.' He had some great memories of Gordon Smith, and he was always adamant that he had never seen another footballer to equal him. My father said the same.
Happiness is having a father-in-law who follows the same football team as you do. Bill was from Glasgow, btw - what I would call a Cultured and Intelligent Weegie. There is the odd one here and there. ;-)