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Paul Forsyth, Scotland on Sunday

A pivotal game in the First Division title race falls on Paul Forsyth’s birthday, and his beloved St Johnstone throw a party just for him. Even Dougie Donnelly is invited…

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Robert Haldane

Robert Haldane recalls the great European nights at Easter Road…

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Paul Larkin

With tickets in short supply for the first game of the Martin O’Neill era, Paul Larkin hatches a cunning plan to take advantage of Dundonian hospitality…

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Burghead Thistle

Gary Sutherland

Hopeman v Burghead. El Sand Clasico. Gary Sutherland recalls team-mates sadly missed and one who could break your arm with a penalty kick

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Johnathan Mitchell, Greenock Telegraph

It ended in glorious failure, but a 2-2 draw with Dundee United in a packed Cappielow in 1996 will live long in the memory…

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James Kelman

A snapshot of the swashbuckling Spurs forwards, Gilzean and Greaves, the G-Men, after another devastating raid. In James Kelman’s eyes, however, the two are not quite equal…

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Jannette Campbell

Janette Campbell on a glorious derby win…

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Alan McFarlane

Sneaking over the turnstiles to stand under ‘the Owl’…

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Motherwell's Tom Boyd celebrates the historic victory (copyright: The Herald)

Scott Burns, Sports Writer, Scottish Daily Express

Scott Burns follows Motherwell from Aberdeen to the final of the 1991 Scottish Cup, begging lifts, catching the odd game on Sky and joining up with the uncle responsible for his lifelong addiction…

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Ronnie MacKay

James McFadden cures a broken heart in Paris…

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celtic tour circa 1960

Stephen Morris

A snapshot from a glorious era for Celtic…

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Liam McKay

Arbroath claim title with win over local rivals Montrose…

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John Hendrickson on Alex Scott

Alex Scott, Rangers right winger…

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Val McDermid

Val McDermid grew up accompanying her father on scouting trips for Raith Rovers. From teams of shipbuilders and miners, he would unearth gems, including a real diamond in the rough – Jim Baxter…

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georgios samaras

William McPhillips

Georgios Samaras has one of his best days for Celtic in the cauldron of an away Old Firm match…

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Bryan Cooney, Sunday Herald

Former Dons player Eddie Thomson was a hard man on the pitch and a true friend off it…

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Stuart Kemp

What compares to your team winning the cup?…

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Andy Hunns

Unforgettable mayhem in the FA Cup…

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Charlotte Pratt

90 seconds of ecstasy as Neil Barratt’s header warms the cockles…

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Joe Jordan

The pride in wearing a Scotland jersey at a World Cup (or three)…

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Eyal Berkovic: Scored twice against Rangers

Willy Maley

Willy Maley recalls his father’s dislikes as gleaned from their shared trips to Celtic Park: aggregate defeats, no-score draws, friendlies and non-communist fruit preserves…

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hamilton academical, My son as mascot leads Accies back into the SPL. Dad was in the stand

Cameron Thomson

Happy times at Hamilton…

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Arthur Trubshaw

There were no goals in Arthur Trubshaw’s first match following Celtic, but enough to get him hooked…

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dundee, Claudio Caniggia

Alan Pattullo, The Scotsman

Alan Pattullo recalls watching Claudio Caniggia on a smuggled television at school, and then following his career all the way to his team, Dundee, by which time he has a chance to interview the great man – if he can catch him…

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Teddy Jamieson

Teddy Jamieson recalls an unlikely hero in Northern Ireland. Teddy is the author of Whose Side Are You On: Sport, the Troubles and Me…

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lisa gray with diego maradona

Lisa Gray, sports journalist, Press Association

Even battle-hardened football journalists are transformed into autograph-hunting fans in the presence of greatness, and a scrawled signature on a shorthand notebook by Diego Maradona is proof of it…

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Dale Edgington

A Blues fan’s greatest day…

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Matt Leslie

Was this the greatest comeback of all time?…

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Peter McGowan

A career-ending challenge can still chill to the bone…

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Steve Macleod

Isle of Lewis, 1976, watching a black-and-white TV and screaming on Rangers…

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