ooSEPTEMBER - Football Crazy





Needless to say, this was the men's banner made in the main by men and boys with just a little help from some female participants. The upper section has a football pitch and groups of jubilant and dejected football supporters. Sailing in the Clyde is Sir Thomas Lipton's yacht Shamrock in which he never quite won the Americas' Cup.

The inner banner was designed by the well known Scottish cartoonist Malcolm McCormick. It is a riot of supporters of all the Glasgow football teams. Scarves of Glasgow Celtic and Glasgow Rangers are bound together with those of Partick Thistle, Clyde and Queen's Park. In the forefront are the two major team captains Graeme Souness and Billy McNeill. Close examination of the supporters will reveal one solitary West German supporter, a refugee from the World Cup that year. In years to come this banner will never fall apart as they are so neurotically well sewn by the male of the species.