(***** Five out of five stars.)
For football fans of a certain age, this book is a ‘must.’ Indeed for football fans of ALL ages, this book is a ‘must.’
The book’s subtitle, ‘Scotland’s Football Grounds in the Black & White Era,’ perfectly sums up what to expect in the two hundred and fifty-seven pages. These photos were taken when football grounds had character and individuality. Sure, they were pretty run down and verging on dilapidated when I first attended matches in the late Sixties. But they were happy and exciting times for me, and judging by the crowds drawn to matches not involving either Rangers or Celtic, a great many others felt the same way.
Many of the photos contained in this book actually pre-date my first visits, but I can still identify where I stood / sat in many of the images.
Yeah – time moves on, and health and safety of spectators is paramount, but I do miss these old football grounds.
This is a book I will pick up time and time again and drift back to a more colourful, if only black and white, time for Scottish football.