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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:21 am 
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Completely random question, but I've often been puzzled how Queens Park (not Rangers; and I mean not QPR not not Glasgow Rangers, but Queens Park, oh you know what I mean) then and now an amateur club, could afford to build and play at Hampden Park? It always seems funny seeing under a thousand in such a big stadium (no MK jokes). When it was first built it held over 100,000 and it meant Glasgow had the three biggest football grounds in the world at the time. I know Queens Park were successful early on, but how did they build such a huge ground as an amateur club? I know they've got a lot of financial help in more recent decades to maintain Hampden, but from what I've read they just seemed to have funded the original building of it themselves. I'm guessing it had something to do with a wealthy benefactor but does anyone know how?

Out of the literally hundreds that I'm sure there's been, is that the longest ever Queens Park question on TCR? :)


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BertieWoostersDonsClub wrote:
Completely random question, but I've often been puzzled how Queens Park (not Rangers; and I mean not QPR not not Glasgow Rangers, but Queens Park, oh you know what I mean) then and now an amateur club, could afford to build and play at Hampden Park? It always seems funny seeing under a thousand in such a big stadium (no MK jokes). When it was first built it held over 100,000 and it meant Glasgow had the three biggest football grounds in the world at the time. I know Queens Park were successful early on, but how did they build such a huge ground as an amateur club? I know they've got a lot of financial help in more recent decades to maintain Hampden, but from what I've read they just seemed to have funded the original building of it themselves. I'm guessing it had something to do with a wealthy benefactor but does anyone know how?

Out of the literally hundreds that I'm sure there's been, is that the longest ever Queens Park question on TCR? :)

Oh not this again. How many times do we have to answer the same question? ;)

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Basically, to cut a long and extremely boring, story short, they've always played there, or in the environs, since they were formed.

Their gate is well under 1000, and the ever popular SFA would really love them to fuck right off. So for that reason alone, I quite like 'em.

The talk at the moment is to move international matches to Celtic park, and either redeveloping, or more likely demolishing Hampden. And say what you like about Mordor and the absolute wankers that call it home, it certainly is a great stadium

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Gers wrote:
Basically, to cut a long and extremely boring, story short, they've always played there, or in the environs, since they were formed.

Their gate is well under 1000, and the ever popular SFA would really love them to fuck right off. So for that reason alone, I quite like 'em.

The talk at the moment is to move international matches to Celtic park, and either redeveloping, or more likely demolishing Hampden. And say what you like about Mordor and the absolute wankers that call it home, it certainly is a great stadium

God, I hope they don't take national games to the shitbags on a permanent basis.
I think it's a pretty interesting story really: a tiny amateur club owning and playing at a huge national stadium. Still not quite sure how they've managed it but hope they get to stay there and keep hosting the Scotland games (especially given the alternative).


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If there is no alcohol in it I don't give a monkeys. :oops:

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If there is no alcohol in it I don't give a monkeys. :oops:

As an apprentice, back in the gloomy 70's, one of the guys I used to work with invented something which he called a 'girder'. Which was basically vodka and Irn Brew.

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Christ, I hope Filthy isn't a fan of Irn Bru, or we'll never hear the end of it!

A G Barr chairman out now!!!


Thankfully I didn't join the forum until after Lucozade stopped selling their 'Melonade' limited edition. That shit was liquid cocaine.


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Gers wrote:
Aliramone wrote:
If there is no alcohol in it I don't give a monkeys. :oops:

As an apprentice, back in the gloomy 70's, one of the guys I used to work with invented something which he called a 'girder'. Which was basically vodka and Irn Brew.

Never drunk Irb Bru :shock: :shock: :shock:
Now vodka, that's a different story.....
I think i may investigate this girder thing if we beat the vermin next weekend.

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Gers wrote:
Aliramone wrote:
If there is no alcohol in it I don't give a monkeys. :oops:

As an apprentice, back in the gloomy 70's, one of the guys I used to work with invented something which he called a 'girder'. Which was basically vodka and Irn Brew.


I don't know why I've never even contemplated that combination before.


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Gers wrote:
Aliramone wrote:
If there is no alcohol in it I don't give a monkeys. :oops:

As an apprentice, back in the gloomy 70's, one of the guys I used to work with invented something which he called a 'girder'. Which was basically vodka and Irn Brew.


I don't know why I've never even contemplated that combination before.

When I was in my second or third year of my apprenticeship, which would have been late '79, I worked with another guy who's lunch box contained two cans of 'heavy'. Nothing else. Just two tins of beer.

Times were different back then.

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