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Thursday, January 18, 2018

East Fife

How long have you been an East Fife supporter and what was your first game?

My Dad took me and my brothers along as a 5-year-old in January ’71 v Montrose. I don’t remember much about it but I’ve since found out we won 3-1. I remember more about my second game v Hamilton; their ‘keeper was sent off so an outfield player had to go in goals – we hammered them 5-0!

Most memorable moment following East Fife?

Winning the Third Division Championship at East Stirling in 2008.

Least favourite moment following East Fife?

Any relegation but mostly the play-off defeat, and subsequent relegation, against Stirling Albion in 2014.

Favourite player (present)?

Kyle Wilkie.

Favourite player (all-time)?

Billy McPhee was my hero from that age. He could hit a ball and was well known for his 30-yard rocket free kicks. I have more than a dozen programmes with McPhee free kicks on the front cover with the opposition ‘keeper in mid-air with no chance!

Best East Fife goal you’ve seen?

Billy McPhee’s free kick against Hibs on New Year’s Day 1972. It was at the Bayview Bar end and he smashed it passed Jim Herriot in a game we won 2-1.

Favourite Goal Celebration?

When Kenny Deuchar scored with the last kick of the game v and sealing promotion v Queen’s Park in 2003.

Pick your all-time East Fife 11

Gordon Marshall, Jim McLaren, Stuart Burgess, Dave Beaton, Davie Clarke, Ally Mitchell, Stevie Kirk, Steve Archibald, Billy McPhee, Gordon Durie and Robert Scott.


Favourite Scotland game?

When we beat Spain 3-1 in 1984 in a qualifier for the 1986 World Cup. Kenny Dalgleish scored a screamer.

Favourite Scotland player (all-time)?

Graeme Souness

When do you think Scotland will next qualify for a major tournament?

Hopefully soon, we always seem to be unlucky.


Ronaldo or Messi?


Favourite away ground?


If you could change one football rule what would it be?

If you’ve used all 3 substitutes and player is stretchered off injured you should be allowed to bring another sub on.