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Stevie Graham

PostedFebruary 18, 2021

In the last day or two we learned the sad news of the passing of ex-Cowdenbeath striker Stevie Graham at the age of just 63 down in Derby. Stevie had been seriously ill for some time and we had very recently been in contact with his family.

We were privileged to be able to send a message to Steve which recalled his time with the Blue Brazil - his family told us it brought back many memories for Stevie and a smile to his face.

Stevie Graham was a stalwart for both Forfar and Brechin City. He was always a thorn in our flesh when he played with Brechin - along with the two Ians – Campbell and Paterson - he caused us a fair few problems. We particularly recalled that the 1981/82 League campaign ended up with a match v Brechin City. Cowden lost 2-0 and scorers were Graham and Campbell.

Stevie joined Cowden when we weren’t on a very good run of form in 1984. Willie McCulloch was the manager. He scored on his debut in a win over Berwick Rangers. A couple of weeks later though McCulloch was sacked after a 5-1 defeat from East Fife. Ex-Lisbon Lion John Clark took over and his first game in charge was at Hampden where Stevie scored twice and we won 4-0.

Cowden finished second bottom that year despite the side featuring such players as Raymie Allan, Stewart Williamson Grant Tierney, Davie Shanks, Ian Paterson, Kenny Ward and Bertie Miller. Stevie was only at Cowden till the end of that season but he scored 4 goals in about 10 weeks. A pretty impressive haul considering we were struggling.

We thank Stevie for those memories and we certainly also admired his play as an opponent. We hope he enjoyed his time at Central Park and can only pass on condolences from everyone associated with Cowdenbeath FC to all his family and friends.

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