Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Up there with Rodney Marsh's anecdote about Sir Alf?

Lovely anecdote about the late Celtic great, Charlie Tully, - a footballer so old school, that he doesn't just predate YouTube clips, he predates the Cathode Ray Tube itself - from the footie section of today's Guardian:


""At Windsor Park a year earlier, [1952] he scored from a corner again, this time in a 2-2 draw with England. However, he's more remembered for his pre-match chat with his marker Alf Ramsey that day:

"Tully: 'What's it like to be an automatic selection for your country, Mr Ramsey?'

Ramsey: 'It's an absolute privilege, Mr Tully.'

Tully: 'Good, because you won't be one after today ...'"

Tully scored two goals that day, but he was wrong in his prediction for Sir Alf. Sadly for Alf, this was the much more famous game that signalled the end of his international career.

2 comments:

Freens In Springburn said...

When I was at secondary school in central Scotland in the early 60s I remember being amused b the fact that 16th to 18th century English writers referred to the great Roman jurisconsult Marcus Tullius Cicero as 'Tully.' This led to feeble 'jokes' about him being a covert Tim.

Freens In Springburn said...

Whwn I was in secondary school in the early 60s I remember that we were amused to find that 16th to 18th century usage referred to the great Roman jurisconsult Marcus Tullius Cicero as 'Tully.' This led to various 'jokes' about his being a covert Tim.