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Friday Fun – What Drink Can Do To You

Lennox Herald Sports Journalist Feels Effect Of One Pint Of Lager

The after effects of a super “Stand Up For The Sons” Comedy Dinner last Saturday were felt by a local superscibe and nearly referee.

We understand normal service has now been resumed.

 

(Sorry Andy just joking the picture just looked like you!)

Here is an appropriate  track from an appropriate album.

“Drunken Nights In The City” – Frankie Miller

 

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June 10, 2011 Posted by | Dumbarton FC, Humour, Old Music | , | Leave a comment

Guido 2 Years Gone

Gone but never forgotten

June 7, 2011 Posted by | Dumbarton FC | | Leave a comment

Destiny Calling

 

This post was written on 25th April well before it’s publication date of 7th May so not sure how still relevant it is today from a football point of view but nevertheless it is an excuse to post a great wee tune from James.

“Destiny Calling” – James

So we maybe gorgeous
So we maybe famous
Come back when we’re getting old

Cover us in chocolate
Sell us to the neighbours
Frame us on a video

Clone us in a test tube
Sell us to the multitude
Guess that’s the price of fame

She likes the black one
He likes the the posh one
Cute ones are usually gay

Here we come this is our destiny calling
We’re freaks
This is our destiny calling
Unique
This is our destiny calling now

Don’t believe the adverts
Don’t believe the experts
Everyone will sell our souls

Get a little wiser
Get a little humble
Now we know that we don’t know

Tell us when our time’s up
Show us how to die well
Show us how to let it all go

Here we come this is our destiny calling
We’re freaks
This is our destiny calling
Unique
This is our destiny calling now

Some fat cat’s playing the roulette with lives
This game is fixed it’s all a lie
Some fat cat’s playing the roulette with lives
This time is good, there’s no straight lines
Some fat cat’s playing the roulette with lives
Forget myself we’re all entwined
There’s no straight lines

Here we come this our destiny calling
We’re freaks
This is our destiny calling
Unique
This is our destiny calling now

Here we come this our destiny calling
We’re freaks
This is our destiny calling
Unique
This is our destiny calling now

This is our destiny calling
Now

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May 7, 2011 Posted by | Dumbarton FC, Footbal, Old Music | , | Leave a comment

Friday Fun – Football Failings

If things don’t go well for your chosen team tomorrow always remember there is always someone making a bigger fool of themself somewhere else.

“Shooting Star” – Bad Company

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November 19, 2010 Posted by | Dumbarton FC, Footbal, Humour, Old Music | , , | Leave a comment

Long As I Can See The Light

“Long As I Can See The Light” – Creedence Clearwater Revival

Put a candle in the window, but I feel I’ve got to move.
Though I’m going, going, I’ll be coming home soon,
‘Long as I can see the light.

Pack my bag and let’s get movin’, ’cause I’m bound to drift a while.
Well I’m gone, gone, you don’t have to worry no,
‘Long as I can see the light.

Guess I’ve got that old trav’lin’ bone,
’cause this feelin’ won’t leave me alone.
But I won’t, won’t be losin’ my way, no, no
‘Long as I can see the light.

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Oh, Yeah!

Put a candle in the window, ’cause I feel I’ve got to move.
Though I’m going, going, I’ll be coming home soon,
Long as I can see the light.
Long as I can see the light.
Long as I can see the light.
Long as I can see the light.
Long as I can see the light.

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October 28, 2010 Posted by | Dumbarton FC, Old Music, Photography | , | Leave a comment

Anniversary

It is hard to believe that it was a year ago today that Gordon Lennon was so cruelly taken from us following his tragic accident.

Much water has passed under the bridge since then, from the initial shock, subsequent grieving and thereafter the series of fund raising events staged to raise money for Kelly and Kai all magnificently organised and managed by Robert Ryan and his numerous hard working committee members.

The final event held recently in the form of a Memorial Dinner was a fitting close to nearly a year of hard mental and physical work on the part of many.

For the family and friends today will be latest of many milestones they will have faced over the last 12 months be it key birthdays, family occassions or DFC events.

Through the year we will all have moved on to  varying degrees, some may even now as they read this feel that events may have dragged on too long, such a view doesn’t make anyone a “bad person”  there is no wrong or right process or concept when handling grief.

Those closest to Gordon will have seen people return to complete normality in their lives whilst they continue to carry the weight of the loss, this is life and although today will be another landmark reached it will not be conclusive, such circles can never be fully closed.

Hard times will continue to face them all, people say time is a healer, personally I have yet to experience any evidence of this at best it can be an enabler which allows one to function at times with some form of normality, whatever that is, life is like a book full of chapters some short some long, some happy some sad, but whenever one closes another opens the door for new experiences and unless we live that chapter we won’t know whether it will be good or bad.

Life is for living,  experience it the best you can, but there will always be room for memories.

“Can’t Give Up Now” – Mary Mary

There will be mountains that I will have to climb
And there will be battles that I will have to fight
But victory or defeat, it’s up to me to decide
But how do I expect to win if I never try.

I just can’t give up now
I’ve come too far from where I started from
Nobody told me the road would be easy
and I don’t believe he brought me this far to leave me

Never said there wouldn’t be trials
Never said I wouldn’t fall
Never said that everything would go the way I want it to go
But when my back is against the wall
And i feel all hope is gone,
I’ll just lift my head up to the sky
And say help me to be strong

I just can’t give up now
I’ve come too far from where I started from
Nobody told me the road would be easy
and I don’t believe he brought me this far to leave me

[Hook:]
I know you didn’t bring me out here to leave me lonely
Even when I can’t see clearly
I know that you are with me(so I can’t)

I just can’t give up now
I’ve come too far from where I started from
Nobody told me the road would be easy
and I don’t believe he brought me this far to leave me bullshit fuck this

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June 7, 2010 Posted by | Dumbarton FC, Family, Friends, Gospel, Old Music | , | 1 Comment

Cup Final Day

Really looking forward to today’s Cup Final hopefully it will live up to the standard of the Dundee United v Motherwell final of the early 90’s.

Who to support? Normally it would be the underdogs “The Staggies” (Ross County) however United are managed by ex Son Peter Houston who was described to me recently by Sky Reporter David Tanner, when he phoned looking for some pictures and info on Peter from his time at Dumbarton, as the “Ginger God” so to be honest in answer to the question I don’t care.

Anyway this one is for The Staggies.

……………………and this is for the “Ginger God”

……………….here in all his glory (though for Falkirk)

May 15, 2010 Posted by | Dumbarton FC, Footbal, Video | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wednesday Words

 

James Blunt

Dennis Wyness

“I have seen birth. I have seen death.
Lived to see a lover’s final breath”

“Cry” (Live) – James Blunt

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April 7, 2010 Posted by | Dumbarton FC, Fiona, Mrs D, Old Music, Photography | , , | Leave a comment

Living In The Past

Despite their humble sixth place in the Irn-Bru second division, Dumbarton have laid down an audacious claim to be recognised as Scottish champions. But the title The Sons covet won’t be settled in May. The honour in their sights was contested 120 years ago.

In the first-ever Scottish League season in 1890-91, Dumbarton finished level-top on points with Rangers. It was before the concept of goal difference, and the League ordered the clubs to stage a title play-off. It ended in a 2-2 draw, and the inaugural championship was declared a tie.

“The record books might say we shared that title,” Gilbert Lawrie, Dumbarton’s chief executive, said. “But if the issue had been settled on goal difference, which was introduced soon afterwards, we would have been the first champs.” Lawrie is right. The Sons beat The Gers on goal difference by +40 to +33, but who’s counting now? Answer: Dumbarton. “Morally, we were the first-ever winners of the Scottish Football League,” Lawrie said.

The old bone of contention was disinterred this week as the League celebrated its 120th anniversary. On March 20, 1890 officers from 12 clubs met at Holton’s Commercial Hotel in Glasgow’s Glassford Street to launch the competition. It followed the success of the English League, created two years earlier by the Perthshire visionary, William McGregor.

Of those dozen pioneers, only Dumbarton remain members of the Scottish Football League, although Celtic, Heart of Midlothian, Rangers and St Mirren are active in the renegade Scottish Premier League. The others present at the epoch-shaping meeting are now little more than footnotes in the history of the game: Abercorn, Cambuslang, Cowlairs, Renton, Third Lanark, St Bernard’s and Vale of Leven.

“We remain hugely proud of our heritage,” Lawrie said. “It is an honour to have played a full part in the history of the League, and it is an achievement that we are still in business, still playing our football, 120 years later.

“It is a long time ago, but we are immensely aware of our club’s past. We won the League outright in the second season, and Rangers can’t take that away from us, even if they claim a share of the first title.”

The status of the League was slashed savagely when the richest clubs broke away in 1998, sparking recriminations about greed winning out over fair play and the good of the game. The accusations were remarkably similar to charges levelled at the League when it first formed. One of Scotland’s biggest-selling sporting papers greeted the League’s birth with the bitter broadside: “Our first and last objection to the League is that they exist. The entire rules stink of finance, money making and money grabbing.”

Queen’s Park, widely recognised as the greatest club side in the world, refused to have anything to do with the new set-up, saying that the competition would foster professionalism, among other evils. Their prediction quickly came true. Dumbarton’s local rivals, Renton, were booted out of the League for breaking the amateur code just five games into the first season.

Lawrie said that the days when Dumbarton were in the vanguard of money grabbing have long-since passed.

“In that first season Rangers complained that they were asked to play Dumbarton in midweek, saying it was alright for a big team like Dumbarton but poor teams like Rangers struggled because their players couldn’t get time off work,” he said. “Those days are long behind us. But we’re happy with who we are and where we are.”

Source www.thetimesonline.co.uk

“Living In The Past” – Jethro Tull

Happy and I’m smiling,
walk a mile to drink your water.
You know I’d love to love you,
and above you there’s no other.
We’ll go walking out
while others shout of war’s disaster.
Oh, we won’t give in,
let’s go living in the past.

Once I used to join in
every boy and girl was my friend.
Now there’s revolution, but they don’t know
what they’re fighting.
Let us close out eyes;
outside their lives go on much faster.
Oh, we won’t give in,
we’ll keep living in the past.

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March 20, 2010 Posted by | Dumbarton FC, Old Music | , | 1 Comment

One More Chance

Greenock Morton 0 Dumbarton 0

 

“One More Chance” – Candie Payne

 

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November 28, 2009 Posted by | Dumbarton FC, Old Music, Video | , | Leave a comment

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