We often hear about the multi-million pound lifestyle of footballer son the modern age. But what was life as a pro like in a previous and perhaps more intriguing era,before the game was flooded with TV money?
In this episode we speak to Sandy Davie, a goalkeeper who played for Dundee United, Luton Town, southampton and the New Zealand national side over a 20 year career that began in the early 1960’s. A bona-fide Dundee United legend, he was inducted into the hall of fame in 2016 and played through some historic moments including the clubs summer in the fledgling NASL, the famous home and away wins in 1966 against Barca and the first Scottish cup final appearance.
Talking from his home in New Zealand, Sandy shares loads of brilliant anecdotes and sotries from those times and more including his memories of Jerry Kerr and Jim McLean, Eric Morcambe on the bus and about his life as player.
It also won’t be lost on you that Paul (hosting solo for the first time) is an avid Dundee United supporter, something that comes through loud and clear as he chats with Sandy. He makes no apologies….
Sandy also sent us some great images from his personal collection which we are delighted to share here.
1961 Butterburn Youth Club (in DUndee) U16’s
1961 Dundee first team squad with me included, for pre season public trial game at Dens Park. This game took place two days after I had played in a similar public trial game for Dundee United at Tannadice.
1962 Dundee United Team. Taken at Stirling Albion’s ground.
1964 Scottish League Cup semi – final v Glasgow Rangers.
Dundee United squad that represented Dallas Tornado 1967.
Making a save in the 1974 Scottish Cup Final.
Scottish Cup Runners Up Medal 1974