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David Potter’s Reflections: “Willie Maley’s ghost will be at all unhappy”

06
Nov
2017

Posted By kevingraham

Posted in Articles, Match Reports

I don’t think that Willie Maley’s ghost will be at all unhappy these days in that other Paradise. The fact that it took 100 years to beat his own record would be a source of pleasure to him, but so too would be the performances of this current team. Death would not stop Mr Maley supporting that club that he more or less made! They are not infallible – the last two games had been a draw and a defeat …

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David Potter’s Reflections: “A defeat, yes, but at long last our self respect”

01
Nov
2017

Posted By kevingraham

Posted in Articles, Match Reports

A defeat, yes, but at long last our self respect. Our fans will forgive losing to one of the best teams in the world (as Bayern undoubtedly are) as long as we compete. This we undeniably did last night. There was no inferiority complex, and there was a sensible attitude to the game with most passes finding their target. There is definitely something here to build on, and it may be that this game goes down as the game in …

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David Potter’s Reflections: “we did not, for good reason or bad, field our best team”

29
Oct
2017

Posted By kevingraham

Posted in Articles, Match Reports

I was delighted to see the players being clapped off the field for reaching 62 unbeaten Scottish games in a row, but no-one will say that this was one of our better performances. The edge has been taken off Wednesday night, sadly, but there were two mitigating factors. One was that the swirling wind was a leveller and not really conducive to good football, and the other was that we did not, for good reason or bad, field our best team. It …

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