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Chris Morgan wins the cup for Linfield

One day you're playing with your brother on the street, pretending to score the winning goal in the cup final. Then one of you gets to do it for real while the other watches in awe

– Linfield: James Morgan
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The Scottish poet's reflection on Celtic's epic tie with Leeds United in 1970

– Celtic: Tom Leonard
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Bert Slater, the star of the 1964 Scottish Cup final, despite ending up on the losing side © The Herald

Bert Slater's heroics in the 1964 Scottish Cup final captured the heart of David Simons - and made him a Dundee fan for life

– Dundee: J. David Simons
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Val in front of her own stand

Val McDermid grew up accompanying her father on scouting trips for Raith Rovers. From teams of shipbuilders and miners, he would unearth gems, including a real diamond in the rough - Jim Baxter

– Raith Rovers: Val McDermid
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Jinky and Agnes share a special moment © The Herald

Behind every great man is an even greater woman. Never was that more true than in the case of Agnes Johnstone, widow of Jinky Johnstone. Michael Tierney spent an emotional afternoon in her company

– Celtic: Michael Tierney
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Charlie's team - Celtic's 1985 Scottish Cup final squad

Celtic's victory in the 1985 Scottish Cup final triggered Charles McGarry's love affair with the Parkhead club.

– Celtic: Charles McGarry
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Stuart, with his sister, shows his true colours

The author of On Fire with Fergie recalls the Dons' 1981 win over a great Ipswich team and the slaying of demons that unleashed their ambition

– Aberdeen: Stuart Donald
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Eyal Berkovic: Scored twice against Rangers. Did nothing else

Willy Maley recalls his father's dislikes as gleaned from their shared trips to Celtic Park: aggregate defeats, no-score draws, friendlies and non-communist fruit preserves

– Celtic: Willy Maley
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The creator of Dundonian legend Bob Servant shows a nifty turn of pace in The Battle of Tannadice Street / The Failure of My Olympic Dream

– Dundee United: Neil Forsyth
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Juninho: King of swaying hips © The Herald

Daniel Gray never got closer to football than the season Juninho came to his beloved Middlesbrough, a heady ride that ended in a moment, not quite shared, that is with him forever

– Middlesbrough: Daniel Gray
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The G-men in action © The Herald

A snapshot of the swashbuckling Spurs forwards, Gilzean and Greaves, the G-Men, after another devastating raid. In James Kelman's eyes, however, the two are not quite equal

– Tottenham Hotspur: James Kelman
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Funny, the things you remember. For Rodge Glass, the outstanding image of Manchester United's late, late show against Bayern Munich inside Camp Nou is his father's glasses going AWOL. A price worth paying

– Manchester United: Rodge Glass
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It's a quiet day in the office of The Celtic View when Martin O'Neill, who has just stepped down as manager, comes in after clearing out his desk at Celtic Park. He sits down and gives those staff his going away present - two hours of special stories and insights from his legendary career

– Celtic: Paul Cuddihy, The Celtic View
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Socrates and Souness. Two great midfielders and two tremendous 'taches

Following Scotland at the 1982 World Cup in Spain provides Graham McColl with rich memories of Spain, the Tartan Army and another near miss on the big stage

– Scotland: Graham McColl , sports writer for The Times and author
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burghead thistle: welcome to hell

Hopeman v Burghead. El Sand Clasico. Gary Sutherland recalls team-mates sadly missed and one who could break your arm with a penalty kick

– : Gary Sutherland
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Have you ever been to a game where there were more players than spectators? Ian Rankin recommends checking out Cowdenbeath reserves

– Cowdenbeath: Ian Rankin
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Jinky gets another round in © The Herald

A dilemma: what do you do with a pound note signed by Jimmy Johnstone when you're money's gone but the night is still young?

– Celtic: Des Dillon
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Frank McDougall, the instigator of a great St Mirren comeback against Celtic © The Herald

An infiltrator into the St Mirren support is met by pie-based resistance as Christopher Brookmyre witnesses a memorable comeback from his favourites

– St Mirren: Christopher Brookmyre
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