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Couldn't find a thread for him.

 

Famous in his own backyard.

 

Aged 84, had a cancer scare a few years back, commentator on BBC Scotland Sportscene many years ago. (I'm sure us Jocks of a certain age will know exactly who he is).  Also 'appeared' in the film 'Trainspotting' ( well, re-voiced the famous goal by Archie Gemmill against Netherlands) author of the best selling biography of Jock Stein. 

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Aye, looked like shite when I last saw him on TV.

 

Gone downhill again or a Paul punt?

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14 minutes ago, msc said:

Aye, looked like shite when I last saw him on TV.

 

Gone downhill again or a Paul punt?

 

Paul punt methinks. Hopefully not, but ............

 

Loved the way he was 'represented'  on ' Only an excuse' many years ago. 

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4 minutes ago, Paul Bearer said:

 

Paul punt methinks. Hopefully not, but ............

 

Loved the way he was 'represented'  on ' Only an excuse' many years ago. 

 

"It's a Swiss rollover!"

 

That was my intro to Archie. Before he had an on screen renaissance in the latter days of Scotsport.

 

He has such a way with words too ie "Facing a Ronald Koeman free kick is *just* like facing a serial killer!" :D

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WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO?????????????????

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Never heard of him, admins should dump this thread, 84 year old nobodies shouldn't have threads *.

 

 

*1 oops, its an admin started it.

*2 oops, forgot to switch to my SC alt to complain.

*3 oops, this should also be in the what socks do you have thread, maybe I'll crosspost and post whore a bit.

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24 minutes ago, Paul Bearer said:

Couldn't find a thread for him.

 

Famous in his own backyard.

 

Aged 84, had a cancer scare a few years back, commentator on BBC Scotland Sportscene many years ago. (I'm sure us Jocks of a certain age will know exactly who he is).  Also 'appeared' in the film 'Trainspotting' ( well, re-voiced the famous goal by Archie Gemmill against Netherlands) author of the best selling biography of Jock Stein. 

 

1 minute ago, The Quim Reaper said:

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO?????????????????

Read my lips.  

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4 minutes ago, Paul Bearer said:

 

Read my lips.  


“Aged 84, famous in his own backyard, had a cancer scare...”

 

This could just be one of my Nan’s friends for fuck sake.

 

I might remember who he is when I’ve less wine in me. Fucking unlikely.

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1 minute ago, The Quim Reaper said:


“Aged 84, famous in his own backyard, had a cancer scare...”

 

This could just be one of my Nan’s friends for fuck sake.

 

I might remember who he is when I’ve less wine in me.

Me too, with less whiskey in me. :lol:

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Had no idea he was mid 80s. I would have assumed he was mid 70s based on his voice as he has barely ever been seen in his career. 

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30 minutes ago, Deathrace said:

Had no idea he was mid 80s. I would have assumed he was mid 70s based on his voice as he has barely ever been seen in his career. 

 

Ditto, would've said mid-70's max. 

 

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Scottish sport hall of famer.

Good enough for me.

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14 hours ago, Paul Bearer said:

Aged 84, had a cancer scare a few years back, commentator on BBC Scotland Sportscene many years ago. (I'm sure us Jocks of a certain age will know exactly who he is).  Also 'appeared' in the film 'Trainspotting' ( well, re-voiced the famous goal by Archie Gemmill against Netherlands) author of the best selling biography of Jock Stein. 

 

He's well known in England too. He used to appear in a couple of inserts within Grandstand each week - one previewing the upcoming Scottish games, and the other offering a match report during Final Score.

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