United street fitba
photograph sent by
Alex Hanley of himself and 4 pals who were members of this
Brigton street fitba team.
Campbell 2. L.Calder
Hanley 4. W.
|Extract from e-mail Jun.2005,
" ..... This is a photo of my street
team, Rimsdale United from Brig'ton taken in 1950 at Glasgow Green
where we played all our games. It was an eleven-a-side team and we played
against other street teams.
I was from Tamworth Street, off Rimsdale
Street. Most of the team came from these two streets. There
be more photos of the team out there.'
|Extract from messageboard
Jun.2005, GlescaPal Ronnie
Whit a smashing picture Webmaister, and good for Alex that he kept it in
such good condition for aw they
years. It would be interesting tae know
who instigated the team? and who paid for the strips and what colour they
were? (probably red though) and whit wiz the names of other teams Alex and
his junior fitba team played? I'm definitly impressed, and as Alex quite
rightly says, there must be mer pictures oot there, and even some of other
When a youngster of similar age we like maist boys
played fitba wae an auld 'bladder' and jaikets for goal
posts, the usual
score being something like 28-15 wae at least twenty penalties having been
tae'n. And we
used tae cut oot the shape of a trophy cup wae cardboard and
cover it awer wae silver paper, and this would have pride of place oan
tope of the middin wa awaiting the winning team tae carry it shooder high
while dae'n a lap of honour for oor non existent fans. And whit I'd have
gie'd for a fitba jumper and a perra fitba boots as this definitly would
have enhanced my overall ba control and dribbling skills.
|Extract from messageboard Jun.2005,
Brings back great memories. We had a street team when I lived in
Provanmill. We simply called ourselves "The Crescent" because we
lived in Greenside Cres at the time. Oor arch rivals were "The
Street", (Greenside Street, you might have guessed!) I remember some
full-blooded encounters, and a few punch-ups........ We wance played
against a team from Dennistoun in Alexandra park and we invited them up
tae Provanmill for a "return" match which ended in a mass brawl
when a gang fae Blackhill disrupted the proceedings. We played most of our
matches on the red ash pitch behind St. Philomena's school against the
other "organised" street teams. Money was always tight, so I
decided to raise funds by selling boxes in "football cards".
There were 80 squares on each card, at 3d a go. The winning team name was
taped to the top of the card. I well remember the excitement of peeling
off the tape to see who had won! When the great day arrived we all headed
down to the Saltmarket to buy the cheapest rig-oots we could find. We
ended up with yellow tops, white shorts and socks, and a big white number
on the back. Hardly ideal, but not a logo in sight, and at least we all
looked the same! Sadly, I don't think any pictures were ever taken of that
rag, tag and bobtail outfit. All we did was play fitba'. Nae computers,
mobile phones ur other distractions in them days!