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On 4/24/2021 at 2:03 PM, Lenziejag said:

Not saying it isn’t, although it looks more like Donnie McKinnon to me. Probably wasn’t even playing then.

Donnie MacKinnon and Brian Ralston both played in the Stranraer game though I`m sure my boyhood hero, Donnie, would never give away a penalty! lol!

 

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1 hour ago, Duncan Tom said:

Donnie MacKinnon and Brian Ralston both played in the Stranraer game though I`m sure my boyhood hero, Donnie, would never give away a penalty! lol!

 

I still remember Donnie's superb headed (and only?) goal, against Hibs at Firhill. In came a corner kick from the shed side up at the north end, and Donnie ran into the penalty box (unchallenged, I think) and sweetly headed the ball high into the net from around 16 yards. A belter!

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22 hours ago, Jaggernaut said:

A friend just sent me this one. I don't remember seeing it here before (I might even have posted it!), but I love it.

I feel kinda sorry for the young guys today who never knew the shed and the north terracing, especially when the

wee roof still existed. I wonder if there is there any tv footage of Firhill still existing from back then.

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The pie /bovril stall up the north end used to be a bit of a riot ....Guys all just pushing and shoving there way to the front to get served......Happy Days............

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4 hours ago, Jaggernaut said:

I still remember Donnie's superb headed (and only?) goal, against Hibs at Firhill. In came a corner kick from the shed side up at the north end, and Donnie ran into the penalty box (unchallenged, I think) and sweetly headed the ball high into the net from around 16 yards. A belter!

Yes, that was his only goal - 28th September 1968!

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On 4/26/2021 at 11:59 PM, Duncan Tom said:

Yes, that was his only goal - 28th September 1968!

I might have missed this, but is there any justifiable reason why Donnie MacKinnon, with over 220 performances, isn't yet in the Partick Thistle Hall of Fame ?

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On 5/1/2021 at 8:31 AM, Jaggernaut said:

I might have missed this, but is there any justifiable reason why Donnie MacKinnon, with over 220 performances, isn't yet in the Partick Thistle Hall of Fame ?

Like many others with long and loyal service, they took years to set foot back in Firhill after the way they left. Willie Sharp didn't go back for years and only returned when Bill Shankly asked him to go the 1976 centenary dinner. Jimmy Davidson (still not in the Hall of Fame) left under a cloud as did Johnny MacKenzie.

I'm sure one of the first things of the John Lambie era was Donnie MacKinnon & Kenny Watson being shown the door at the same time.

 

MacKinnon, Donnie sacked Nov 1988 [PTFC].jpg

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On 4/4/2021 at 9:25 AM, Jaggernaut said:

As well as athletics, boxing, the dugs, rugby, and a few others Firhill also used to get used for ice skating.

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There was something magical about a snow-bound pitch, an orange ball and floodlights...

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2 hours ago, stuthejag said:

Like many others with long and loyal service, they took years to set foot back in Firhill after the way they left. Willie Sharp didn't go back for years and only returned when Bill Shankly asked him to go the 1976 centenary dinner. Jimmy Davidson (still not in the Hall of Fame) left under a cloud as did Johnny MacKenzie.

I'm sure one of the first things of the John Lambie era was Donnie MacKinnon & Kenny Watson being shown the door at the same time.

 

MacKinnon, Donnie sacked Nov 1988 [PTFC].jpg

I'd never seen that. Interesting, thanks.

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2 hours ago, robphil said:

There was something magical about a snow-bound pitch, an orange ball and floodlights...

Never noticed before, but looks like a cracking crowd too.

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Jimmy Davison and Jimmy McGowan chasing back but don't recognise the keeper, the opposition or the ground.  Big crowd + small ground, + photographer on hand often means a cup tie. 

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19 hours ago, scotty said:

The writing on the picture seems to say "Hunter,  Motherwell".

It's Fir Park...the building in the back ground is Knowetop Primary School.

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