Football Anecdotes: A Glasgow Bookie, The Old Firm & The Current Day

So here is part two. This is more dedicated to some Old Firm stories and players. But it includes a near scandal and my grandfathers thoughts on the current game. The picture above was used by Glasgow newspaper The Evening Times, can you spot my dad? Willie Henderson I first met Willie and his silly […]

Football Anecdotes: A Glasgow Bookie and World Superstars

These are stories of an eighty-year-old man and are his actual words. A Glaswegian, retired bookie who started my love for football. This man is George Johnston… My Grandfather who through friendship met some of the biggest names in Football! Here I have given him a few names and asked for a few stories that […]

Football Anecdotes: Old Firm Mash Up

These are a group of stories from Old Firm players from the past that were not funny or long enough to warrant their own anecdote. Hope you have enjoyed the series so far. Bob Malcolm was dating a Miss Scotland when he came into the nightclub I worked. To be honest he was definitely punching […]

Football Anecdotes – Kevin Keegan At Centre Parcs

It was May 2008 and I was staying at Centre-Parcs in the Lake District. It was a boy’s holiday; yes it was an odd destination for that. During our week away I celebrated my 24th birthday, although that was not the reason we were away, plus Rangers were in Manchester to face Zenit St Petersburg […]

Football Anecdotes – Walter Smith

Walter Smith is a legend to me and my team. He won countless trophies and seemed to do it all with class and dignity. So when I was working behind the bar during a big event and looked up and seen Mr Smith in his suit at the bar I made sure to keep an […]

Football Anecdotes: Belgian Truffles & Whelan Moneybags

These two stories both happened at work and both involve jumpers! So I will start by telling you how I knew Thomas Buffel was leaving Rangers before the papers and I will now reveal exclusively to you what the Belgian internationalist bought his teammates as a leaving present! So I was working for M&S in […]

Football Anecdotes : Dutch Delight

So working in Glasgow pubs and clubs during the Dick Advocaat and Alex McLeish years at Ibrox I was lucky enough to meet quite a few footballers. I really enjoyed meeting the Dutch internationals. Here are a few of the stories for you. I was lucky enough to meet and serve both the De Boer […]

Football Anecdotes: When I Met Kenny Dalglish

This is a new series where I tell you of a few stories I have been involved in or heard of first hand. Just something a wee bit different for Sunday afternoons. So I will start with my infamous meeting with Liverpool legend and current coach Kenny Dalglish. Now I deliberately picked the top picture […]