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Blantyre Vics – Part 7 The 1960’s

Continued from Part 6…. By the 1960’s, Vics again had a very healthy supporters Club, especially on away games. The home support continued to keep the club solvent. A few of the Vics Committee members would visit card holding members and collect their £2 subscriptions in both Glasgow Road and Main Street shops and pubs. […]

Blantyre Vics Part 8 – 1970s and 80s

Continued from Part 7 From the period 1958 to 1973 the close contact between Vics and Senior Clubs was also an important part of team building. Having sole responsibility for signing players for the club, an association with Jock Stein and Sean Fallon (Celtic), Tom Fagan (Albion Rovers), Alex Smith (Stenhousemuir & Stirling Albion), Alex […]

Blantyre Vics – Part 6 Rest of 1950s

Continued from Part 5 They still talk in Blantyre about the teacher in the days gone by who asked, “What famous man was born at Blantyre?” and received the prompt answer from a little nipper, “Jimmy Brownlie?!” Historians and others not well versed in football were, of course shocked when they heard about this reply […]

Blantyre Vics – Part 4 The 30’s & 40s

Continued from Part 3….. In the 1930’s players included Burns, Lyle, Fletcher, Towers, Williamson, Lindsay, Picken, Russell, Tarbert, McPhail, Howitt, McQuarter, Mr. Richard Black, Law, McKay, Stirling, Wallace, Bimbi and Geators. In early October 1931, Mr. Jimmy Walsh the international junior league goalkeeper of Blantyre Vics was invited to trial for Charlton Athletic. Spectator Injury: […]

Blantyre Vics – Part 2 1900-1920

Continued from Blantyre Vics Part 1 The current and present club that arose from the ashes was formed in 1900, but again as juniors. The team were reconstructed that year as a professional football team. The story is that the team was formed from a crowd of boys who hung around the corner of Rosendale, […]