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Hi Bill

Blantyre ThistleMy name is Dougie Borland. Currently I am vice chairman with Blantyre Soccer Academy and I am the head coach of our Disability team.
Back in the day I played with Blantyre Thistle who won everything in Lanarkshire in 1991. The league championship, league cup, john Roan cup and the Lanarkshire cup. Our first defeat of the season was in the scottish amateur cup final at hampden park, I think it was 44 games unbeaten. We were only 18 minutes away from winning the big one but Bannockburn equalised and beat us in extra time. I have attached a photo taken at Tynecastle before semi final win over Lothian Thistle. I was also in team of Victoria amateurs in 88 at hampden where we lost to a good Coatbridge CC team. Myself, Stevie Mclean, Billy Bryson, Paul Denholm and Arthur Devine were involved in both finals. Also Bill and Henry Kelly managed both sides. Unfortunately I have misplaced the programme from 88 final so no photo to show.

BSA Disability Team
BSA Disability Team The second photo is of my disability team at BSA. We are the current scottish champions of the Scottish PAN Disability league. I suppose being a coach of the Scottish Champions helps to mend the scars of losing 2 finals at Hampden. No Blantyre amateur side has ever won the Scottish cup.
Please put these photos on the website and it would be good to ask if anyone has a picture of the Victoria Amateur’s side of 88.

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