Wednesday, February 13, 2008

It'll Never Happen Again

Sad but true. An unfashionable provincial club from a footballing backwater like Scotland, beating what was even then, the most expensive team in Europe. I'm a Partick Thistle fan and as such I have little time for Dundee Utd, but as an eleven year old kid in 1987, I was extremely fond of them. It was my form of glory hunting I suppose. Everyone else I knew was a Liverpool or Rangers or Celtic fan, I went for The Arabs. United Manager, Jim McLean, was a madman who knew talent when he saw it and ensured it was tied down with a five year contract at all times. This was how he built his side without losing players to bigger clubs all the time.

I still get goosebumps watching this clip.

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