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Kenny Dalglish at Victoria Park in 1967

The following post was kindly submitted to us by Gordon McCreath, who is a keen Ayrshire junior football historian. When Irvine Victoria were drawn to play at home against Cumbernauld United in the 1st Round of the Scottish Cup in 1967/68 they couldn’t possibly have known they’d be facing one of the greatest players ever to be produced in Scotland.  …

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Willie Stewart: Brains in his Head as well as in his Feet

To generations of Irvine schoolchildren he was Mr Stewart the Maths teacher at Irvine Royal Academy, but Willie Stewart had a second career as a player in both Junior and Senior football.  The boot was on the other foot recently, when one of his former First Year pupils was the one asking the questions.  GMcC:  You began your football career …