why were you wearing a Dunfermline scarf in 65 and a Dundee United scarf in 88?
In 65 you would be safe enough, especially as they won ;-) but in 88 I would say the only thing that saved you was the fact you wore a team scarf. "Scarfers" are never supposed to be targeted at the match......its like an unwritten rule
Jeez I take it you have never been to a game over here :-)
Dunfermline was my team. However I worked for 11 years in Dundee from 1972 and adopted them as my second team as nearly everyone seemed to support Dundee at that time. I'm a sucker for the underdog.
I got my my first of many match injuries at a Celtic game when my uncles (who were all East Fife fans) took me to a Raith v Celtic game at Starks Park. I was hit a glancing blow on the head by a "screwtop" beer bottle. Fortunately I was only stunned but after the match finished my uncles followed the guy and his pal down to their car and kicked the living crap out of both of them while I watched. In these days there was no crowd segregation.
I saw one of the best fights ever at the Celtic v Dunfermline game in the Hampden bus park.
We had travelled in a bus full of Dunfermline supporters but one of the guys was wearing a Celtic scarf and bringing his wee boy to his first Cup Final wearing his Dunfermline
Anyway me and my mate had just got back to the bus after the game ended and into our seats when we saw 3 Celtic fans approaching the wee boy who was a bit ahead of his Dad.
One of the louts (they were all a bit drunk and in their mid twenties) pulled the wee boy's Dunfermline scarf off and chucked it on the roof of one of the busses.
Next thing an argument broke out between the the Dad (who was built along the lines of "Begbie" ie not very big) and these 3 fans.
Me and my mate got up to give the Dad "a hand" but before we could reach the argument the Dad had "decked" the three of them.
I reckon the whole thing took about 3 or 4 seconds and the Father wasn't even out of breath when we spoke to him.
Another time '89-90 me and my mate took a Dunfermline supporters bus to Parkhead (Celtic Park) We won 2-0. In these days you expected trouble if you won at Ibrox OR Celtic Park.
We weren't to be disappointed. We had just got back to our bus when the stones started shattering the windows. Remember there were youngsters and women/girls in the bus.
Worse still, there were policemen not far away watching it all. I couldn't believe it.
Anyway our troubles were just starting because a crowd of them charged the bus and we literally had to fight to keep them out. My mate got badly cut and I just had a few bumps and bruises. Luckily some police eventually did arrive but only to usher the bus out and away as quickly as possible. We had a good laugh about it on the way back to Fife but it could have turned nasty if they had managed to get in with any numbers.
Edited by Bodee, 07 March 2013 - 06:39 AM.