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The Weekly News : Issue 54

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The Weekly News : Issue 54

PostedApril 19, 2019


Willie starred at inside left in our 1939 2nd Division Championship side – Arsenal made a bid to sign him but he preferred to stay with Cowden. After the War, Willie played for St Mirren for a number of years. . As a manager he was in charge when St Mirren won the 1959 Scottish Cup and then managed Norwich City to League Cup success in 1962. He passed away at the age of just 58 in Troon in 1975.

Willie is a member of the Cowdenbeath FC Hall of Fame and this week we received the following message from his daughter Linda – ‘I had to write to thank you, for having my dad in the Cowdenbeath Hall of Fame. This means so much to me, as my dad was so proud of his days with Cowdenbeath. I have a great photo of my dad, when he was playing for Cowdenbeath, on our mantlepiece, and his medal. My mum had wonderful memories of those days, and she told us some wonderful stories from way back. Mum said dad's nickname was “Happy feet”, because of his impressive foot work with the ball! Mum also told us that dad’s landlady in Cowdenbeath, went out that night, after the big win and dug up a wee piece of the turf, as a keep sake, which had pride of place in her home! Thank you again. - From Linda Reid, Willie Reid’s daughter’.


Following the match v Elgin City, the following e-mail message was received.

We the Shropshire Blue Brazilians, would like to thank everyone involved with Cowdenbeath FC for the great experience and hospitality we had, at the Elgin City game on Saturday. From start to finish it was Brilliant. We'd like to thank you for organising and accommodating us. A great big thank you to Tom and Margaret, nothing seemed to much. And what wonderful people they are! Topped of by a great chat in Wee Jimmies after the game. And everyone involved in making our day so great, everybody was kind and friendly. The food and drink was superb, also meeting the manager was a highlight. Also helped by a Cowdenbeath win. We look forward to visiting again. Many Thanks. Josh Dickin - On behalf of the Shropshire Blue Brazilians.


As previously intimated Jim Clark visited us on Saturday for the match v Elgin City along with his son Andrew. Jim is the brother of the late Cowdenbeath player Tom Clark. They thoroughly enjoyed the day and they also joined the Club 135 Roll of Honour which will also now have added to the list of names - ‘In Memory of Tom ‘Big Tam’ Clark’.

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