Thursday, 8 May 2008

In the top flight

People who know I support Dumbarton, but who know little about the Sons, are often a bit surprised to discover that we were briefly in the Scottish Premier League, in season 1984-5. I saw the last SPL match at Boghead, a 2-0 defeat to Dundee United. This YouTube footage is of an earlier match against Aberdeen. Given the enormous odds stacked against them, Sons had a creditable stab at competing - and let's not forget that these were the great Dons and Arabs sides who were turning heads in Europe as 'the New Firm'. Those were, as they say, the days...

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