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  1. An interesting article about The Great Man: https://web.archive.org/web/20200805103110/https://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/14141141.hugh-macdonald-takes-a-trip-down-memory-lane-with-motherwell-legend-willie-hunter/
  2. My first 'Well hero when I was a nipper: such an elegant player and a wonderful passer also. Met Billy (as his family called him) and his charming wife in Glasgow a few years ago and he came to our table for about ten minutes to chat to us about his time at Motherwell. Think he suffered a compound arm break against Rangers. Latterly he wrote poetry for an Alzheimer's charity and took an interest in Pat Quinn in his declining years. As others have said, a complete gentleman from a totally different age.
  3. Sorry, can't see that number
  4. A bit worried about that "chopper" comment .
  5. Pretty much my thoughts too. Where there is a will, and all that..........
  6. RE: a full hoop on the jersey, I was thinking about those opaque and silly UEFA rules again (which the likes of Sampdoria clearly breach anyway). While it's ludicrous to suggest a white number over a claret hoop has insufficient contrast, a compromise would be to have a gap in the central third of the hoop at the back to allow a number to be inserted. Imperfect, I know, but at least it's a nod to the exiatence of a hoop. Of course, maybe the club doesn't really care about the issue and manufacuters can't be arsed with it anyway. Were these daft rules in place when we played in a hoop against Llanelli, incidentally? I was just looking at the game on YT.
  7. Robinson out! Just thought I'd be the first this season. Gets it over with.
  8. Apparently Pat was desperate to play for Celtic when at Bridgeton Waverley but they thought he was too small, so a massive gain for us.
  9. Very sad news: I missed seeing him by a season but my brother and his mates all idolised him for his footballing brain and his vision.
  10. All the best Stephen. Now get the two masked men to commit to a season ticket while you’ve got them where you want them .
  11. I forgot to say I have respect for the way Airdrieonians have treated their traditional strip. Despite all the traumas they have been through, including questionable blue-hued owners, they have stuck to their identity.
  12. I've said before that I understand that younger fans don't have the emotional attachment to the hoop that older codgers do. Some remember the hoopless jersey when we gubbed Spurs or the "sash" with Pettigrew and Graham, others the anodyne strip when we won the cup in '91, and we could go on from there, even the appalling jester outfit of nightmares. To me , we have almost unique colours and, in the hoop, a unique pattern but the club has, for various reasons, chosen to move away from those features. I actually deplore that but will always support the team irrespectively. I just wish the club had more respect for its rich history. For quite a lot of the time, and since 1968 in particular, it wasn't too sure even what amber meant, fgs. Other clubs seem to honour their history. Once you break the chain, it becomes more difficult to maintain continuity. Anyhow, has anyone cleaned the yella splashes off the POD steps in the interval?
  13. So, in view of that, and the extremely unlikely event of our progressing in Europe to later stages, we could maintain our tradition without much fear of losing some money if we get to the later stages. Thanks for clarifying anyway, ubh.
  14. As Granny used to say, "Nae wunner!"
  15. White-on-white contrast really good on that Sampdoria shirt right enough Looks like just another area of life where the Big Boys can just get away with things, then.
  16. Hmmm... *Muses on that beauty* What's the UEFAian for "Your spectrophotometer is pure pish"?
  17. I know you're simply quoting their regs but if claret or amber doesn't contrast sufficiently with white they need to go to Specsavers. I'd love to see Sampdoria's strip for next season and we've had hoops while having hopes of European games so I'm still confused.
  18. And, come to think of it, don't Sampdoria have a full hoop?
  19. So white numbers don't cut it?
  20. I no im not the britest but wot's stoping us having a hoop?
  21. I'm delaying my multiplied organism until I see the back. Why get the front so right only to fall at the final hurdle? Tell me I'm wrong.......
  22. Do you have the inside info on the new strip? I liked the c&a turnovers on the black socks but I doubt we'll see that combo again.
  23. Going to be controversial here and say that that design reinforces my point that we should always play in white shorts, which contrast really well with claret and amber *places colander on head against incoming pelters* Was the pinstripe jersey we wore as a change strip in the '90s not a reference to our striped '20s shirts? Your version is a belter, and I speak as a sad old hoopophile.

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