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 Pars related stuff from the old days
Topic Originator: FA1968  
Date:   Fri 4 Oct 08:16

That the young ones just wouldn't get......

When I couldn't get to a match in the late 70s very early 80s, phoning east end at what would be half time and getting whoever was in the office to tell me what the score was.
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Topic Originator: Parsbilly  
Date:   Fri 4 Oct 08:25

terracing
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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Fri 4 Oct 08:41

Being able to tackle goalkeepers... 🤣



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Topic Originator: kathleen_par  
Date:   Fri 4 Oct 08:49

Being lifted over the turnstiles
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Topic Originator: FA1968  
Date:   Fri 4 Oct 09:04

Not pars related, but football,

Hamden park north terrace v Norway 1978 ish, queuing for an hour to get in, it was that rammed that the toilet facilities, were wherever you were standing....

You would get 5 years and a banning order for that nowadays.
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 Re: Pars related stuff from the old days
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Fri 4 Oct 09:05

Going into the enclosure below the main stand and listening to opposition's pre-match team talk through the open dressing room window.

:)
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Topic Originator: FA1968  
Date:   Fri 4 Oct 09:45

Half time scores pre tannoy's, that was a form of art, no program to find out what match A was = no clue
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Topic Originator: parathletic  
Date:   Fri 4 Oct 09:57

Atmosphere and us winning at home in the league!

The cage

Having no roof over the terracing and being able to walk from one end to the other depending on what way we were shooting.
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Topic Originator: Turps  
Date:   Fri 4 Oct 10:02

007 Catering - Licence to Grill.
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Topic Originator: 1957Par  
Date:   Fri 4 Oct 11:01


Only cinders on the terracing, no end stands, swapping ends at half time.
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Topic Originator: helensburghpar  
Date:   Fri 4 Oct 11:02

No segregation. Taking a carry out in. Pitch invasion last game of season. Toilet rolls getting thrown on the pitch
Fighting on the terracing. Bubble cars behind the goals.



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Topic Originator: Boston Red Sox  
Date:   Fri 4 Oct 11:13

Pipe smoke from the auld boys behind the home end goal when you walked up the stairs, buying old programs from the hut. Going on the pitch


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Topic Originator: Turps  
Date:   Fri 4 Oct 12:04

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Topic Originator: southsidejonny  
Date:   Fri 4 Oct 12:39

Winning most of the time. Euro nights at EEP. Big crowds and great atmospheres. Waiting for autographs after the game. Getting 2 or 3 (?) Saturday night newspapers after we won. Looking to see if the "cameras" were at the game and watching the highlights. Singing Congratulations 50 times in one night.
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Topic Originator: General Zod  
Date:   Fri 4 Oct 13:05

Caring.
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 Re: Pars related stuff from the old days
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Fri 4 Oct 13:12

Looking round what was probably the neatest football ground in Scotland. Black and white candy stripe stanchions and not a single advertising board in sight...

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Topic Originator: GEW35  
Date:   Fri 4 Oct 13:24

My late dad was in the habit of phoning East End for the score when he couldn't get to the game, "How's it going?" he asked the girl who answered one night "no' bad, how's yersel'?" was the reply....he'd misdialled the number!
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Topic Originator: MDCCCLXXXV  
Date:   Fri 4 Oct 13:36

Players coming out between the 2 dugouts , sending the kids down to stand behind the goals so they could see what was going on

East End Park is a symbol of all that is DAFC.
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Topic Originator: neils  
Date:   Fri 4 Oct 13:52

Half time scoreboard, smoking at the game-god I love overdoing the gaspers while watching the football.
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Topic Originator: eastendalloapar  
Date:   Fri 4 Oct 15:09

Not having to lose sight of the action whilst waiting to buy a pie.

matt forsyth
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Topic Originator: cumbrian par  
Date:   Fri 4 Oct 16:39

Reserve games on Saturday afternoon, against whoever the first team was away at.

Running up the north terrace to watch a train go by.
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Topic Originator: parsparspars  
Date:   Fri 4 Oct 16:44

Getting endless engaged tone trying to get through to find out if a game was on or not in dodgy weather. Usually off most of the time so after the high of eventually getting through to the low of confirmation that there’d be no fitba
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Topic Originator: 1985Par  
Date:   Fri 4 Oct 16:51

Opening the match programme for a look at pictures from last weeks game.

Back in the mid 80's we got a wee bit of coverage in the newspapers but I got the vast majority of my pars info from the programme which I read from cover to cover. Enjoyed seeing a few grainy black and white photos from the previous game. Courtesy of club photographer Enzo Mincella.
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Topic Originator: sintv  
Date:   Fri 4 Oct 17:09

Half time scores on a wooden board
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Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Fri 4 Oct 17:12

Macarooooonbaaaaaaaaaaars
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Topic Originator: Pars11  
Date:   Fri 4 Oct 17:29

Invalid cars behind the goals.

Bluebell Polka
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Topic Originator: DrumRoad  
Date:   Fri 4 Oct 17:46

Reading the programme cover to cover................ several times

Standing on the terracing on the railway sleepers at the open Cowdenbeath end

2015/16 League one Winners
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Topic Originator: Parnott  
Date:   Fri 4 Oct 19:19

Stewarding for £10 cash and then lying on to sweep out the terracing for another £10 cash circa 1997.




Remember cheering for Macca?




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 Re: Pars related stuff from the old days
Topic Originator: AdamAntsParsStripe  
Date:   Fri 4 Oct 20:05

Selling programmes outside at the Cowden end.
Made only 1/2 pence per programme sold so made next to nothing.
Then did a stint walking round the pitch before doing the turnstiles and trying to stop old firm fans from jumping over.
Once I had had enough of it and pressed the pedal just as a fan was climbing over.
He went flying 🙂
Had great memories of the old ground.
Standing in the choir trying to avoid the gaze of the local plod.
Real sense of togetherness and huge support from mid 80's onwards till Judas Munro and DAFC board did their dirty deed to big Jim.

If you only turn up to moan then do it elsewhere
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Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Fri 4 Oct 23:13

To this day, I still struggle to come to grips with that decision by the board. They must have been drinking some crazy juice that night when they convinced themselves that the answer was Mr Munro.

10,000+ fans and a real feel-good factor...

Then pfffft... demonstrations in the street.
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 Re: Pars related stuff from the old days
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sat 5 Oct 09:09

Being able to stand in the same spot every home game with the usual suspects to chew the fat.
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 Re: Pars related stuff from the old days
Topic Originator: Par  
Date:   Sat 5 Oct 11:16

The decision to replace Leishman with Munro set the club back years, and unsure if we ever recovered fully.

We were on the verge of something big with crowds averaging 10k taking thousands to away games and bringing some good players to the club.

We had some good time after, but I for one always felt that the flame was dimmed very much after that decision.

Who know what we could have achieved and where the club would be now, Leishman was the man who brought the dream alive and I'm sure we still had plenty more ahead of us.

I speak as a fan who has supported the club since the mid 70's
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Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Sat 5 Oct 12:25

Watching the highlights later on Scotsport, hearing Arthur Montford's stilted commentary and thinking the close up camera was so jumpy that it might be strapped on a dog's back.
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Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Sat 5 Oct 12:28

Watching Charlie Dickson's big baldy head score at Firhill and many other grounds.

And climbing the stairs at the Copland Road end at Ibrox to watch Dunfermline play Rangers and hearing the sweet vendor say, "errabarramilkachocoletspearramintachewingumma" as if it was one word followed by the more deciferable "errabarra maccarooon". I sampled the chocolate once and it was tasteless with the consistency of a bar of soap and definitely not Cadburys.



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 Re: Pars related stuff from the old days
Topic Originator: AdamAntsParsStripe  
Date:   Sat 5 Oct 12:39

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Par, Sat 5 Oct 11:16

The decision to replace Leishman with Munro set the club back years, and unsure if we ever recovered fully.

We were on the verge of something big with crowds averaging 10k taking thousands to away games and bringing some good players to the club.

We had some good time after, but I for one always felt that the flame was dimmed very much after that decision.

Who know what we could have achieved and where the club would be now, Leishman was the man who brought the dream alive and I'm sure we still had plenty more ahead of us.

I speak as a fan who has supported the club since the mid 70's


Yes I agree. When Leish was punted, we arguably had our best squad in a generation for the 1990/91 season.
Some of our top players like Kozma and Ross Jack were raging at the decision and our hard core support turned against the new manager and BOD.
Bertie did a lot to bring that feeling back but no doubt it was a monumental act of self harm and inexplicable at that time in our history.
I seriously think with Leish at the helm, we would have had glory years in the early 90's.

If you only turn up to moan then do it elsewhere
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Topic Originator: koss  
Date:   Sat 5 Oct 12:51

In the 60s you could bring Pomagne to the game and celebrate a goal by popping one.I miss standing big time as it created a great atmosphere and you could stand where you liked.The Cage was great in the day and I for one would like to see that again.One thing that won't be missed is ducking darts from away fans.coyp
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Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Sat 5 Oct 13:15

Spoke to rennie the director at that time of the Munro saga.He and fellow director's, could not believe the supporters reaction,to Munro being appointed.,they were so out of touch.Came back and bit them big time.
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Topic Originator: MDCCCLXXXV  
Date:   Sat 5 Oct 14:43

The old Woodrow fixture list on a sheet of A3 card. We Used to take one up to the Old Ship in lochgelly every year to wind owner Rab Paxton up, who was at that time on the board at the rovers. Rab took it the way it was meant, all in good fun. Not been in the auld ship since Christmas but there was still one pinned on the wall then.

East End Park is a symbol of all that is DAFC.
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Topic Originator: Sliema Par  
Date:   Sat 5 Oct 14:43

The pipe band before the Match and at HT.

As others have said,the man walking around the perimeter of the pitch clutching those large numbers to hang on the half time scoreboard.

The coming of transistor radios rather killed that quaint ceremony.

You had to buy the programme to know that eg Game A was Aberdeen v Hibs.
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Topic Originator: sonofpetrie  
Date:   Sat 5 Oct 14:51

The wee laddie who climbed on the roof of the Railway and subsequently fell through into the gents. His foot facing the wrong way will stay with me forever.

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary"
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Topic Originator: Par  
Date:   Sat 5 Oct 15:10

The Tranny radio. I remember the last game of the season one year we were on the pitch celebrating promotion from the 2nd division after someone with a radio spread a rumour right round the ground that other results had went our way.

Jim Leishman had to come out and tell the fan's in fact we had not got promotion and the scores we heard were not true. Amazing scences when I look back on it, from jubilation to despair in an instant, but we did go on and get back to back promotions in the seasons that followed.
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Topic Originator: Johan_Cruyff  
Date:   Sat 5 Oct 16:49

Bus from inverkeithing to the toon.
Mcds for lunch in the high street
Bus out to woodmill rd and into the millers
My old man having a few pints whilst I got a irn bru and crisps.
The walk up through transy
Turning onto halbeath rd
See the stadium
Thru the turnstiles
Seeing the green grass and smelling the atmosphere
Walking along the terracing, my old man stopping behind the goals in his usual spot
Then depending on age... I'd run down behind the goals or as I got older walk round to the cage and meet my pals
Season ticket in the paper book

Bluebell polka after the game

The good old days

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Topic Originator: Thaipar  
Date:   Sat 5 Oct 16:55

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Bus from inverkeithing to the toon.
Mcds for lunch in the high street
Bus out to woodmill rd and into the millers
My old man having a few pints whilst I got a irn bru and crisps.
The walk up through transy
Turning onto halbeath rd
See the stadium
Thru the turnstiles
Seeing the green grass and smelling the atmosphere
Walking along the terracing, my old man stopping behind the goals in his usual spot
Then depending on age... I'd run down behind the goals or as I got older walk round to the cage and meet my pals
Season ticket in the paper book

Bluebell polka after the game

The good old days


Do you not mean the Brucefield. Millers was the name certainly long long after the terracing was removed. Maybe about 15 years of so of a difference.

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 Re: Pars related stuff from the old days
Topic Originator: Sliema Par  
Date:   Sat 5 Oct 17:24

It was "Whistling Rufus" that was played far more often.

"Bluebell Polka" is becoming a myth.
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Topic Originator: eastendalloapar  
Date:   Sat 5 Oct 18:58

Par, even my wife was on the pitch that day.

matt forsyth
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Topic Originator: Johan_Cruyff  
Date:   Sun 6 Oct 03:47

Thaipar.

I swear the hotel was the brucefield but the bar was always the millers from the early/mid 90s when I was going....

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Topic Originator: Thaipar  
Date:   Sun 6 Oct 11:12

I think it changed to Millers after the hotel side closed down. Not sure of which year that was but it was definitely the Brucefield as it was the Brucefield bus that travelled to the games. Having been away from the toon for many a year unable to put a year to it.

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Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Sun 6 Oct 16:25

Line of football “special” buses on Halbeath Road to take fans home after the match.

The blanket getting carried round the perimeter track for people to throw coins into for charity etc. Folk at the front had to duck unless they wanted an old penny on the back of the head.

The steam engines slowing behind the old corrugated shed on the north terracing to ask what the score was.

Getting to the ground an hour or so before the match as the visitors team bus pulled into the ground behind the old stand and asking one of the players to take my autograph book into the dressing room. 15 minutes or so later he would appear with everyone’s signature. Never failed to deliver. Wish I could find it now.
True legends of the game in that book: George Young, Ian McColl, Bobby Collins, Charlie Tully, Bobby Evans, Gordon Smith, Willie Bauld, Paddy Buckley, Willie McNaught et al.



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Topic Originator: parsfan  
Date:   Mon 7 Oct 13:17

After a game crowding round the window of the TV shop in East Port street to see the other results.

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Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Mon 7 Oct 13:34

After we beat Celtic at Parkhead in the cup, I remember racing to Queen Street Station to pick up a green Evening Citizen and a pink Evening Times to read the match reports. Happiest football day of my life. I just knew we were destined to win the cup after that.

:)
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Topic Originator: Playup_Pompey  
Date:   Mon 7 Oct 13:39

"Bus from inverkeithing to the toon.
Mcds for lunch in the high street
Bus out to woodmill rd and into the millers
My old man having a few pints whilst I got a irn bru and crisps.
The walk up through transy
Turning onto halbeath rd
See the stadium
Thru the turnstiles
Seeing the green grass and smelling the atmosphere
Walking along the terracing, my old man stopping behind the goals in his usual spot
Then depending on age... I'd run down behind the goals or as I got older walk round to the cage and meet my pals
Season ticket in the paper book

Bluebell polka after the game

The good old days"

a Mcdonalds AND crisps... that explains a lot ;)

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Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Tue 8 Oct 08:49

My school pal lived right across from EEP in the 60s. I'd go for him at 2 pm. We'd cross Halbeath Rd shortly after, get a programme and a pie and stand behind the goal at the Cowden end, as the Pars would generally shoot that way first half. If they lost the toss, We'd walk round to where the Norrie is now.

For busy European games, we'd sit on the flat roof at the front of the NE corner of the ground. I think they used to store grass cutting machinery under that roof.

In domestic matches, as well as the scoreboards and the wee blue bubble cars, I remember there were usually two policemen present. They'd walk round the track, in opposite directions, and every time they met up they'd have a wee chat before carrying on around the pitch. There was never the slightest hint of trouble on the terracings in games against other provincial teams.



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 Re: Pars related stuff from the old days
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Tue 8 Oct 22:40

As mentioned above by Parsbucks.............

One thing that I don't miss from bygone days were these coin collections thrown from the terracing into a blanket being carried around the perimeter cinder track.

Fans down the front were in the firing line - and the blanket holders deserved a medal for valour !!!



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