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Sun Jul 13 4:20 pm  #6

Re: 50 Pitches

Hi David, yes Alex was a Govan lad, born and bread. I was reading an Alex Ferguson Biography HEREthat was quite a good read.

He was Born to Alexander Beaton Ferguson and my Grandfather was called Frank Beaton. Small world eh? lol

Not much to see of the 50 Pitches left now David. Like most of Govan now, everything is changing and not all for the better. Hope you and your family had a good weekend David?
Bye fornow!

Haste ye back.
             Jimmy. (

Mon Jul 14 9:37 pm  #7

Re: 50 Pitches

Hi Jimmy,

When Sir Alex Ferguson came up to the Bens a few years back he gave quite a few of his memories of the 50 pitches. He played for the 129th BB team at the time.
The Shipyards used to have internal competitions between the various departments. The Platerers and the Electricians at Fairfield were usually good. The finals were played usually at Tinto Park.


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Tue Mar 3 5:30 pm  #8

Re: 50 Pitches

A couple of pages from 'A Time in Govan'. Sligo Celtic were a strong side and played their matches; by co incidence; mostly on the pitch below the present  St.Anthony's McKenna Park side. They had good support in particular during summer evenings.

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