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 Lifeline Legends Wall
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Mon 18 Oct 07:08

The Lifeline`s legends wall, outside the players entrance to the Norrie, has a total of 17 former players on display:-

Ian Westwater
Willie Callaghan
John Lunn
Norrie McCathie
Andrius Skerla
Roy Barry
Istvan Kozma
Hamish French
Stevie Crawford
Charlie Dickson
Stewart Petrie
John Watson
Alex Edwards
Andy Tod
Ron Mailer
Bert Paton and
Jim Leishman*

A fellow fan asked me why Alex Smith`s picture didn`t feature in the display. Since Alex is my favourite player of all time, I suggested it must be an oversight but would make enquiries on his (and my own) behalf. I spoke to a member of the Lifeline Committee before the game on Sat. He explained that because of the limited space on the wall, the Committee was unable to display as many players as it would have liked to, so they chose a selection from different eras in the club`s history. He also added that these players have been on display for 3 or 4 years now and the Committee would be open to the idea of a rotation and replacing some of the pictures with new ones.

I see this as an opportunity for us to put forward some suggestions as to which players might be included next time round. Here are mine:-

Jock Stein
Eddie Connachan
Alex Smith
Willie Cunningham
Geordie Peebles
Jackie Sinclair
Hugh Robertson
Jim Fraser
Craig Brewster
Barry Nicholson

I limited myself to 10 players. Please add your own favourites to this thread.

*I noticed that Big Leish`s pic has been damaged by some idiot. Looks like someone has aimed a kick at it. 😟



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 Re: Lifeline Legends Wall
Topic Originator: Polt  
Date:   Mon 18 Oct 08:03

Sir Alex of course
Stevie Morrison
Joe Cardle

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 Re: Lifeline Legends Wall
Topic Originator: Superally  
Date:   Mon 18 Oct 08:05

Kozma



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 Re: Lifeline Legends Wall
Topic Originator: parfection  
Date:   Mon 18 Oct 08:33

I second Superally’s suggestion - Istvan Kozma really has to be included. The rapturous reception he received at Stewart Petrie’s benefit match spoke eloquently of the high esteem he enjoys at East End.

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 Re: Lifeline Legends Wall
Topic Originator: JTH123  
Date:   Mon 18 Oct 08:35

Kenny Thomson
Bobby Robertson
Lee Bullen
Harry Melrose
Craig Brewster
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 Re: Lifeline Legends Wall
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Mon 18 Oct 09:01

here are some names to be getting on with

John Arrol
Alex Kinnonmonth
Jim Bowie
Paul Donnelly
Allan Evans
Sandy McNaughton
John Salton
Graham Shaw
Hugh Whyte
Neale Cooper
Jackie McNamara
Dave McNicol




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Ron Atkinson - 1983
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 Re: Lifeline Legends Wall
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Mon 18 Oct 09:15

Ivooooo
Barry Nic
Jackie McNamara
Craig Brewster

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Lifeline Legends Wall
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Mon 18 Oct 09:28

Cheers Superally and Parfection - Istvan Kozma was the player I was missing. Unforgivable, I know.

I had a look at the wall after the game but didn`t have pen or paper, so I tried to memorise them all - did no bad, eh?

I`ll edit my OP now.



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 Re: Lifeline Legends Wall
Topic Originator: AdamAntsParsStripe  
Date:   Mon 18 Oct 10:13

Sandy McNaughton, Shuggy Whyte, Mike Leonard.

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 Re: Lifeline Legends Wall
Topic Originator: neils  
Date:   Mon 18 Oct 10:16

Jim Bowie, Shaggy Jenkins

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 Re: Lifeline Legends Wall
Topic Originator: MDCCCLXXXV  
Date:   Mon 18 Oct 11:33

Craig Robertson
Ross jack
Ivo

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 Re: Lifeline Legends Wall
Topic Originator: bannerpar  
Date:   Mon 18 Oct 12:21

Alex Smith, Jackie McNamara and Andy Geggan

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 Re: Lifeline Legends Wall
Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Mon 18 Oct 14:27

What about some fans or staff members that have put allot into the club?

Mo for being kitman for donkeys years
Marv for her fundraising efforts
McArthur for pulling everything together to save the club

Etcetc, I'm sure there's plenty of people involved in running the club who have been pretty important, however haven't received the adulation of the players already mentioned. Be nice if they were up with a bit of a backstory, the wall itself might not be the best place but it'd be nice if it was somewhere in the stadium. Maybe the concourse in the norrie or that?
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 Re: Lifeline Legends Wall
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Mon 18 Oct 19:27

Good post G.G. Who do we leave out .. Not easy

Jock Stein
Eddie Connachan
Alex Smith
Geordie Peebles
Hugh Robertson .. one of my all time hero`s
Jim Fraser
Craig Brewster .. without him No S.C.
Ivo den Bieman + Hamish .. aka fish and chips
Tommy Callaghan
Jim Kerray

No Kozma for me .. just my opinion mind :-))

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 Re: Lifeline Legends Wall
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Mon 18 Oct 20:22

I’ll second the no Kozma mindset.

Missing in action too often, the Skol Cup final for example.

Shug Robertson is a no brainer IMO.

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 Re: Lifeline Legends Wall
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Mon 18 Oct 20:57

Quote:

veteraneastender, Mon 18 Oct 20:22

I’ll second the no Kozma mindset.

Missing in action too often, the Skol Cup final for example.

Shug Robertson is a no brainer IMO.


He sure wasn't a model of consistency, but he's worth his place in history for his hat trick v St Mirren alone. It's a matter of great regret that there is no footage of that game recorded for posterity, but it's etched in my brain for the rest of my life.



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 Re: Lifeline Legends Wall
Topic Originator: AdamAntsParsStripe  
Date:   Mon 18 Oct 21:03

Quote:

veteraneastender, Mon 18 Oct 20:22

I’ll second the no Kozma mindset.

Missing in action too often, the Skol Cup final for example.

Shug Robertson is a no brainer IMO.


The whole team was missing in action.

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 Re: Lifeline Legends Wall
Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Mon 18 Oct 21:08

What about Scott Thompson? Last Par to get a Testimonial (I think) played for us throughout the best team since the 60's, now seems to be helping with the walking.
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 Re: Lifeline Legends Wall
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Mon 18 Oct 21:50

"The whole team was missing in action."

I`d give Andy Rhodes a pass.

Agreed on the rest - they started badly then faded.

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 Re: Lifeline Legends Wall
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Tue 19 Oct 16:08

Another vote for Super Joe

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Lifeline Legends Wall
Topic Originator: EEP  
Date:   Sat 30 Oct 20:17

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