Thursday, November 5th, 2009
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Dear Archie Baird
you were the Laird
at Dons & Jons
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we knew you not –
in your prime
before our time
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but you’ll be honoured
by the fans
who’ll clasp their hands
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and they’ll admire
all your fire
in club attire
© Clik the mouse, 5th November 2009
from news.bbc.co.uk :
Tributes have been paid to an Aberdeen football legend after his death at 90.
Archie Baird was the oldest surviving player of the 1947 team which secured the club’s first ever Scottish Cup victory, beating Hibernian.
Born in 1919, he arrived at Pittodrie in 1938, but did not make his competitive debut until 1946.
He made 104 league appearances for Aberdeen, and scored 26 goals. The club said their thoughts were with his family and friends.
He left Aberdeen to join St Johnstone and then became a teacher and journalist.
The Pittodrie club hosts St Johnstone on Saturday in the SPL, and a joint silence will be held to mark Armistice as well as Archie Baird’s career with the two clubs.
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15th July 2018 at 5:31 am
no sadly…it’s my good mate Fred Chance…Sharon..great live music pub…in our village..
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13th July 2018 at 9:04 pm
Big Yin! Is that Sir Billy Connolly far left on the main picture?
13th July 2018 at 5:20 pm
i should say so!
13th July 2018 at 4:33 pm
at least the waistcoat is coming home then? 😉
11th July 2018 at 10:48 pm
is this being seen (wrongly i think) as a representation of the old minstrels show?
11th July 2018 at 1:29 pm
Hi Peter – to make it easier for Crispin to identify what you’re referring to, you can highlight the relevant text with your mouse and click on “Comment” or “Quote and Comment” to make the comment more specific. Hover over my comment below to see the result.
11th July 2018 at 1:26 pm
Crispin, to jump in and answer can you explain? I think Peter was referring to:
[The four home nations were all there
And England’s hopes soon disappeared]
3rd July 2018 at 11:07 am
Kevin, thanks for bringing this story to my attention, I hadn’t seen it.
My heart and prayers go out to the boys and their families and their potential rescuers.
29th June 2018 at 5:59 pm
Aye, my thoughts too, but this is a start……
29th June 2018 at 5:42 pm
You can run but you can’t hide forever.
But again… how brave will they be with regard to sentencing?