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 Jim Wallace
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Fri 22 May 23:47

Can you settle a dispute about the nickname of the left back who played in the early 70s?

He was one of my favourite players and I recall he packed a rocket if a shot.
Anyone know what he is up to these days ?




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Ron Atkinson - 1983
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 Re: Jim Wallace
Topic Originator: davie moyes the first  
Date:   Fri 22 May 23:47

Mex
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 Re: Jim Wallace
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Fri 22 May 23:50

Not Max?




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 Re: Jim Wallace
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sat 23 May 00:06

Mex.

He lived quite near us, not sure where he might be these days.

Got a couple of representative caps for Scotland - Under 23 and Scottish League, if memory serves.
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 Re: Jim Wallace
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Sat 23 May 07:56

Think he is still in your area working for Clackmannan council ?

He was close to joining Celtic but George Miller played him in midfield when Sean Fallon came to watch him.
He ended up going to aldershot on a free but came back to Alloa to be closer to his family, after his brother died in an RTA
He played for Alloa and then Sauchie before retiring




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 Re: Jim Wallace
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sat 23 May 09:02

I know some staff at Kilncraigs, can ask.
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 Re: Jim Wallace
Topic Originator: coventrypar  
Date:   Sat 23 May 10:21

It was Mex because of the style of moustache he had.

"If you have no kind words to say you should say nothing more at all"
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 Re: Jim Wallace
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sat 23 May 10:35

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coventrypar, Sat 23 May 10:21

It was Mex because of the style of moustache he had.


That was in my mind, too, but I haven't seen any pics of him sporting one.



Not your average Sunday League player.
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 Re: Jim Wallace
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Sat 23 May 10:57

Was on holiday many years ago at Berwick Holiday Park with the extended family and we entered the 5 a side competition.

My brother in law spotted Jim Wallace on the campsite and we enrolled him into our team, with great success.

He was a great guy, and as you say had a rocket shot!
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 Re: Jim Wallace
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sat 23 May 10:59

"It was Mex because of the style of moustache he had."

Correct.
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 Re: Jim Wallace
Topic Originator: TAFKA_Super_Petrie  
Date:   Sat 23 May 13:31



I'm pals with his daughter, Raymie. Still living in Alloa and fit & healthy, believe he may have recently retired.

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 Re: Jim Wallace
Topic Originator: eastendalloapar  
Date:   Sat 23 May 14:08

Did he have a younger brother called Johnnie.

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 Re: Jim Wallace
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Sat 23 May 14:50

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TAFKA_Super_Petrie, Sat 23 May 13:31



I'm pals with his daughter, Raymie. Still living in Alloa and fit & healthy, believe he may have recently retired.


Good to hear




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 Re: Jim Wallace
Topic Originator: sammer  
Date:   Sun 24 May 02:25

ENGLISH LEAGUE 5 SCOTTISH LEAGUE 0 1974


1 James Stewart
Kilmarnock

2 Jim Hermiston
Aberdeen

3 Jim Wallace
Dunfermline Athletic

4 Jackie Copland
Dundee United

5 Rikki Fleming
Ayr United

6 Peter Millar
Motherwell

7 Jim Brown
Heart Of Midlothian

8 Derek Parlane
Rangers

9 Donald Ford
Heart Of Midlothian

10 David Robb
Aberdeen

11 Rab Prentice
Heart Of Midlothian

12 Derek Johnstone
Rangers
David Thomson Robb 56


Bell English Football League 12 0-1
Jim Brown English Football League 26 0-2
Tueart pen English Football League 51 0-3
Brooking English Football League 65 0-4
Bowles English Football League 84 0-5


It was probably the weakest Scottish League team that ever took the park and unfortunately Jim Wallace was part of it. No player in the Scottish side was close to being a full international player and they were exposed. On the night a crowd of 11,000 saw Denis Tueart and Stan Bowles rip Hermiston and Wallace apart. The Scottish League v English League fixture dissolved within a year. Yet it had once attracted 40,000 crowds both sides of the border and Eddie Connachan played in a thrilling 4-3 win at Villa Park in 1962.

Jim Wallace was a terrific striker of a ball with his left foot and could hit forwards accurately with long passes driven from over 30 yards. He lacked pace though and needed accommodated in a good team which provided him cover.
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 Re: Jim Wallace
Topic Originator: allparone  
Date:   Sun 24 May 02:29

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 Re: Jim Wallace
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sun 24 May 09:15

Sammer - is that Peter Millar the same player that George Farm signed from Arbroath ?

Jim Wallace also played in an Under 21 (?) International if memory serves.

Maybe Under 23 ?



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 Re: Jim Wallace
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Sun 24 May 12:25

Think he played in an under 23 game ?




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 Re: Jim Wallace
Topic Originator: sammer  
Date:   Sun 24 May 17:54

Yes, it's the same Peter Millar who was not able to command a regular game at EEP. He did a good job for Motherwell as an aggressive midfielder so maybe he could have done well for the Pars, but I don't think he was good enough to play for his country.
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 Re: Jim Wallace
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Mon 25 May 00:19

Farm caused a lot of bad feeling amongst other top tier managers by paying a reported £12 grand for Millar - well above the going rate for a second division part timer.

Not much by today's standards but significantly above normal in those days for a player in the lower level.
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 Re: Jim Wallace
Topic Originator: McCaig`s Tower  
Date:   Mon 25 May 00:45

Is that Jim Brown who was involved in the Pel*si incident?

So 4 former or future Pars players playing.

I've a memory that Millar scored a barrowload of goals in a single game - possibly a reserve game, but could be hallucinating.
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 Re: Jim Wallace
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Mon 25 May 09:47

"So 4 former or future Pars players playing."

I only count 3 - Jim Wallace, Jim Brown and Peter Millar - who is missing ?

Or maybe I'm hallucinating as well ?
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 Re: Jim Wallace
Topic Originator: KilsythPar  
Date:   Mon 25 May 11:06

I recollect that when Wallace left, he was replaced by Jim Markie at left back who also had a tremendous left foot and scored a few screamers!
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 Re: Jim Wallace
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Mon 25 May 11:20

Jim Markey - I had forgotten about him and he did have a great left peg and a fair tache.

I googled him and came across this blog. Some familiar names from the past...

http://lochgelly3.tripod.com/wwwcowdenbeathnet/id28.html




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 Re: Jim Wallace
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Mon 25 May 12:59

We were beating Celtic 1-0 at Parkhead in the cup until Jim Markie gave away the ball with a very slack pass - thanks said Kenny Dalglish, 1-1.

Lost 1-2 eventually I'm thinking.
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 Re: Jim Wallace
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Mon 25 May 15:09

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Raymie the Legend, Mon 25 May 11:20

Jim Markey - I had forgotten about him and he did have a great left peg and a fair tache.

I googled him and came across this blog. Some familiar names from the past...

http://lochgelly3.tripod.com/wwwcowdenbeathnet/id28.html


Bill Mactavish getting a mention, he came down to Rosyth Civil Service for a few weeks mid season and absolutely murdered us. We were all aching that much that we could hardly play on the Saturday, he moved on to somewhere else after that. Commando style training sums it up!
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 Re: Jim Wallace
Topic Originator: sammer  
Date:   Mon 25 May 18:40

I think both Jim Wallace and Peter Millar began their careers as strikers in the Pars reserve team. Wallace was quite a regular scorer and the game MT is thinking about was when Peter Millar scored probably 8 goals in a 10-0 victory over Brechin reserves. Towards the end of that game he was being set up by colleagues and just kept smacking or heading the ball into the net.

Whether we got our £12,000 back when we sold Millar to Motherwell I don’t know. There were a few fire sale type transfers around that time when we sold Pat Gardner and Alex Edwards for much less than their value.
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 Re: Jim Wallace
Topic Originator: Parplod  
Date:   Mon 25 May 19:00

The sadly late Peter Millar did score 8 in an 11-0 reserve victory. I was at the game although I thought it was against Cowdenbeath. I have heard Brechin mentioned before as the opposition. It was some week. Later that week the reserves beat Motherwell 4-2 and at the weekend the first team were involved in a high scoring game against Dundee Utd. It was 3-3 or 3-2.
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 Re: Jim Wallace
Topic Originator: McCaig`s Tower  
Date:   Mon 25 May 23:10

Thanks Sammer and Parplod.

8 is the figure I had in mind

As soon as someone mentioned Peter Millar I had a couple of flash-backs. One was I think the old paper Football Scot containing a centre-page spread of the Pars team - containing a fair-haired Peter Millar - the other was that he had scored 8 goals in a game. No idea where I picked that up. Either from Black and White Magic or a contemporary report.

VEE Davie Robb would be the 4th player. I was reminiscing about him on the Peter Bonetti thread, I think.
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 Re: Jim Wallace
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Tue 26 May 09:09

I could not have told you Davie Robb had played for the Pars - every day is a learning experience.

Only three games - why did that not register ?

I do mind he put us down at end of 74-75, a dark day which led to double relegations.
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 Re: Jim Wallace
Topic Originator: Ronaldo  
Date:   Tue 26 May 10:21


1974-75: the oddest Pars season ever. VEE! Comfortably top ten after beating Dumbarton on 4th January - making us eligible for the upcoming Premier League - then one win in the next 15. A classic season of two halfs. Not sure what went wrong there, but it was painful to watch (though I did witness the solitary win at Cappielow in late March).
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 Re: Jim Wallace
Topic Originator: Ben,D.A  
Date:   Tue 26 May 11:14

I remember a midweek reserve game against Partick and Peter Miller played the whole game in goal. he had a quiet game as we won 4.0

only 11 make the team,the rest can just but dream.
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