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 Bobby Brown (1923-2020)
Topic Originator: Stanza  
Date:   Thu 16 Jan 22:31

An excellent obituary on the St Johnstone website.
https://www.perthstjohnstonefc.co.uk/news/post/bobby-brown-1923-2020

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 Re: Bobby Brown (1923-2020)
Topic Originator: Sliema Par  
Date:   Fri 17 Jan 07:29

We now have an entire generation which knows nothing of Scotland having any real international success and the fun it generated.

RIP Bobby.Happy memories.
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 Re: Bobby Brown (1923-2020)
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Fri 17 Jan 11:26

RIP

He was a teacher in Alloa for a while, my Dad knew him slightly.

I heard he was quite a decent pianist as well.

Most younger Scottish fans couldn't have told you that he was manager of the Wembley 1967 side.
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 Re: Bobby Brown (1923-2020)
Topic Originator: eastendalloapar  
Date:   Fri 17 Jan 12:41

I taught beside teachers who had taught in the same school as Bobby. Apparently Clackmannanshire Council had banned him from taking time of so that he could play for Scotland. Indeed on the Monday after a game he was called up to find out why he was off on the Friday. His responce was something like "if you were listening to the radio you will fine know where I was"!

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 Re: Bobby Brown (1923-2020)
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Fri 17 Jan 13:18

When I was in my teens I used to see him from my bedroom window going into the newsagents across the road and coming out with what looked like the daily Ranger (although for all I know it might have been the Glasgow Herald) and then walking up Kelvingrove Street on his way to the SFA headquarters at Park Gardens. Also saw him on the plane coming back from Portugal a few years ago. He was looking very good for his age and to live to 96 is a good innings.
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 Re: Bobby Brown (1923-2020)
Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Fri 17 Jan 14:02

Quote:

Sliema Par, Fri 17 Jan 07:29

We now have an entire generation which knows nothing of Scotland having any real international success and the fun it generated.

RIP Bobby.Happy memories.




Scotland has never had real international success.
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 Re: Bobby Brown (1923-2020)
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Fri 17 Jan 14:41

"Scotland has never had real international success."

Yes and No I suppose.

Depends on your definition of success and mindset.

Beating England in 1967 was quite memorable.

Can't be many players who scored the winning goal on his international debut against the World Champions on their own patch ?
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 Re: Bobby Brown (1923-2020)
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 17 Jan 14:45

Qualifying regularly for major championships was a good measure of success, especially when there were fewer countries in the finals than there are now.
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 Re: Bobby Brown (1923-2020)
Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Fri 17 Jan 16:01

Quote:

veteraneastender, Fri 17 Jan 14:41

"Scotland has never had real international success."

Yes and No I suppose.

Depends on your definition of success and mindset.

Beating England in 1967 was quite memorable.

Can't be many players who scored the winning goal on his international debut against the World Champions on their own patch ?


Memorable it may have been, hardly a success though is it? Something rarely mentioned is England had 10 men! Going by that logic surely beating France home and away was a success? What about beating Croatia when they were ranked 3rd in the world?

At the least I'd say reaching the latter stages of an international tournament is a success, something Scotland have never managed.

Considering how successful Scottish players were in the 60s,70s and 80s we chronically underachieved, the clinging onto of that 1967 result is embarrassing and a damming indictment of our national psyche.
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 Re: Bobby Brown (1923-2020)
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Fri 17 Jan 18:11

"Something rarely mentioned is England had 10 men!"

The missing eleventh man managed to score England's first goal ?

As I said, it's all about mindset - agreed, Scotland grossly underachieved in those days.



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 Re: Bobby Brown (1923-2020)
Topic Originator: partime  
Date:   Sat 18 Jan 19:35

England had 11 men although Jack Charlton played most of the game injured, Scotland had previously beaten England with 10 men after Eric Caldow broke his leg
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 Re: Bobby Brown (1923-2020)
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sat 18 Jan 20:06

RIP Mr. Brown
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