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SaintDougie

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Jock Smeaton played with Saints Blackburn, Sunderland, probably one off hundreds of players whose careers were interrupted by second world war.

Also were not payed shedloads off money, after his second spell wie saints it wis back to his trade which was a jiner worked wie Jock in the second half of the fifties

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I was also born in Dundee, albeit in a Salvation Army nursing home (PRI was full at the time).

I always wondered whether the Sally Army could be claimed to be some kind of neutral territory, and have not yet found a definitive answer so am clinging to that hope.

Some say I am a mink, some say perhaps not.

I was born in the Salvation Army home as well. Never thought of reasoning before, I just always change the subject when anyone asks where I was born.

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You get a choice though. Both my kids were born in Perth at the midwife unit, but i know quite a few folk who opted for Dundee just in case of any emergencies.

How about I link both of the topics on this thread together,

P.R.I stopped having a specialist midwife on the 1st April 2004 with Arbroath striker Dayle Robertsons (played yesterday v Dunfermline) wee sister being 1 of the last born there under specialist supervision on the 30th of March

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Can any of the older ones remember a Perth guy who played cricket for Perthshire and Saints signed him up Bruce ????, middle sixties 

Tom Lodge also used to have the King Willow in the South St, sorry didn't see the Perth guy bit

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Derek Rylance captained Arbroath and scored a hat-trick for them against Celtic in the League Cup in the early70s. Went to school with him at Northern District and played against him for the (OLD) High School versus Goodlyburn many times.

 

Derek Rylance captained Arbroath and scored a hat-trick for them against Celtic in the League Cup in the early70s. Went to school with him at Northern District and played against him for the (OLD) High School versus Goodlyburn many times.

Im sure Derek is still the only player to score a hat-trick against Celtic at Parkhead!!!!!

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