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eBay.co.uk: THIRD LANARK FOOTBALL CLUB LIMITED (item 130082185663 end time 02-Mar-07 15:10:41 GMT)

BBC NEWS | Scotland | Glasgow and West | Internet bid to revive old club

Thoughts? Looks like a nice idea, but I know that Sweeney tried to sell it for 18000 to a Jags fan, pulled out of a Third Lanark video night a while back, and orignally had planned for a 6000 seater at Cathkin. And he also claims to have sold the name Meadowbank Thistle back to a fan for a fair wad of cash, but at check at Companies House shows the name still registered to his flat.

Hmmm.....

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Guest Jake Wifebeater

Hmm, not sure about this. Might make Thirds' progs more expensive than they already are.

Paid a pilgrimage to Cathkin a few years back, and it was pretty eerie with the trees sprouting through the stands and the railings still there. Not a sound, not even a bird cheeping. Bob Crampsey's house overlooks the ground too.

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He may not even have the right to the name Meadowbank Thistle or Third Lanark, so the whole auction is questionable to begin with. Just because he's managed to register a company with the name doesn't mean fuck all - so it's very dodgy.

And yeah, Cathkin Park is a very eerie place. There's something about it that just symbolises everything that's wrong in football. I still haven't had a chance to kick a ball about on the pitch, but I will do this summer with a bit of luck.

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Guest Jake Wifebeater

It's people like Bob Laird who keep my faith in football. Every year, he puts on an exhibition of Hi-Hi memorabilia, which he does "to keep the memory of Third Lanark alive". He's written a beautiful book too, my mate managed to get me a personally signed and dedicated copy. All round good egg, and his team never get beaten nowadays!

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Someone went and bought it, after all.

Another thing - was the club not actually entitled 'Third Lanark Athletic Club' anway? Hrm.....

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Another thing - was the club not actually entitled 'Third Lanark Athletic Club' anway? Hrm.....

Indeed, a quick rifle through the prog collection confirms that one, an interesting quirk.

Also, I remember the Sellick crest used to (maybe still does?) say "The Celtic Football and Athletic Coy." on it. I used to wonder what a "coy" was.

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two grand an all!!! jeez you could buy cambridge united for two scotch eggs, a pork pie and a bag of salt n vinegar.

and what would you get? 200,000 quid rent a year on the stadium, a below average relegation threatened conference side and jimmy quinn! you wouldnt even get the supporters club bar since the club doesnt own it!

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Also, I remember the Sellick crest used to (maybe still does?) say "The Celtic Football and Athletic Coy." on it. I used to wonder what a "coy" was.

Short for company. Think the army use that abbreviation too. HTH

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