Helpless Dancer

The Endless Note

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

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

The Gordon Lennon Memorial Match

Dumbarton FC photocall 12.05.09

2.oopm TODAY AT SRATHCLYDE HOMES STADIUM TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DAY

SHS celebrations 09.05.09

All proceeds to the Gordon Lennon Memorial Fund

SHS celebrations 09.05.09

Gordon with Kelly and Kai

“Precious Lord” – B.B. King

Precious Lord, take my hand
Lead me on, let me stand
I’m tired, I’m weak, I’m worn
Through the storm, through the night
Lead me on to the light
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

When my way grows drear precious Lord linger near
When my light is almost gone
Hear my cry, hear my call
Hold my hand lest I fall
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

When the darkness appears and the night draws near
And the day is past and gone
At the river I stand
Guide my feet, hold my hand
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

Precious Lord, take my hand
Lead me on, let me stand
I’m tired, I’m weak, I’m worn
Through the storm, through the night
Lead me on to the light
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

Dumbarton v Annan Athletic 09.05.09

“Can’t Give Up Now” – Mary Mary

Can’t Give Up Now
There will be mountains that I will have to climb
And there will be battles that I will have to fight
But victory all defeat, it’s up to me to decide
But how can 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 would’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

No 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

Dumbarton v Annan Athletic 09.05.09

 

 

November 15, 2009 Posted by | Dumbarton FC, Footbal, Old Music, Photography | , , , | 1 Comment

Ideal for Christmas

seeing red chic charnley

I had the pleasure of “negotiating” with Chic when he signed for Dumbarton in 1995, which is a story in itself, it may even be in the book!

It is safe to say that Chic came with a bit of a reputation but I have to say that in all the time he was with us he was brilliant, on and off the park, he was without doubt a character and was always looking to make people laugh.

During his spell with us the only time his “dark” side surfaced was during the Dick Jackson Testimonial Match against Rangers when he and Craig Moore had a “bit of a disagreement” resulting in both managers being asked to substitute them before they were sent off.

Buy the book as I’m sure it will raise a smile.

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Chic

“Good Times” -Chic

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November 14, 2009 Posted by | Books, Dumbarton FC, Old Music, Video | , , | Leave a comment

For Cliffe!

 

“It Don’t Mean A Thing (If You Ain’t Got That Swing)  – Chuck Brown

 

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Sole Fan Meets Golf Legend Cliffe Jones

November 10, 2009 Posted by | Dumbarton FC, Friends, Humour, Old Music, R&B, Soul, Video | , , | Leave a comment

Separated At Birth

Mr Bean Celebrates With The Late Great Guido

Mr Bean Celebrates With The Late Great Guido

Local Sports Reporter causes chaos at the swimming pool.

 

The things you find when you are stuck in the house with “man flu” waiting on texts from Methil!

“Laughing With” – Regina Spektor

 

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October 11, 2009 Posted by | Dumbarton FC, Friends, Humour, New Music, Video | , , | Leave a comment

Gordon Lennon – Funeral For A Friend

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“Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding” – Elton John

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Gordon Lennon Tribute – Your Radio

Thanks to Your Radio and to Big Rab for posting this.

Video footage from Sons TV

Filmed, edited and produced by the Sons Supporters Trust

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dfc wreath

 

cup wreath

June 17, 2009 Posted by | Dumbarton FC, Old Music | , , | 1 Comment

Saturday Soul – It’s Not Easy Letting Go

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This one is for Guido…………………

“It’s Not Easy Letting Go” – Candi Staton

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June 13, 2009 Posted by | Dumbarton FC, Old Music, R&B, Soul | , | Leave a comment

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