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After seven sell-out Fringe shows at The Stand Comedy Club, Scottish footballing icon Bob Doolally performs at this year's festival for two nights only.

''There are some people on the pitch. They think it's all over! It is now''

Kenneth Wolstenhome, BBC TV commentary, 1966 World Cup Final

Words that are etched like a scar on he heart of every Scot, uttered as England reached the pinnacle of footballing achievement and won the 1966 World Cup. And yet, in just twelve months time, it would be Scotland sitting astride the summit of world soccer after the most remarkable year in their history.

First, Scotland travelled to Wembley to beat the Auld Enemy and be crowned Unofficial World Champions. Then Celtic defeated Inter Milan to become the first-ever British club to win the European Cup. Coincidentally, 1967 was also the Summer of Love, when The Beatles discovered LSD, recorded Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and fell under the influence of Guru Maharishi Maresh Yogi.

Now, 40 years on, legend of the beautiful game Bob Doolally recounts his surprisingly little-known contribution to these three world-shattering events. Whilst many of the participants in this defining period- Slim Jim Baxter, Jonky Johnstone, Alan Ball, John Lennon, George Harrison, Kenneth Wolstenhome- have all passed away, remarkably Bob is still alive.

As an un-used sub at Wembley, Bob was sent home by the SFA after a minor altercation with Princess Margaret. Banned for six months, he abandoned his homeland and instead went on a voyage of enlightenment to India. As well as finding himself, Bob also discovered marijuana, magic mushrooms, acid and Smirnoff Vodka.

His single lucid memory of this lost six months is a phone call to close personal friend Bertie Auld in Lisbon, which would prove crucial in bringing the Cup home to Glasgow.

1967 Forty Years On is an anniversary spectacular recalling Bob's unique role in that unique year. Expect his sporting reminiscences to be liberally peppered with the slanderous, the abusive and the downright foul. Bob's unique blend of off-colour remarks and politically-incorrect humour really come to life during his banter with the punters and his famous question and answer session. Any question may be asked. Any answer will be given.

Press Quotes

'Deserves to be a national treasure'
Daily Record

'What Al Murray is to publicans, Bob Doolally is to football punditry .. this alcohol and bile-spewing madman is just as witheringly observed as the landlord'

'Sublime… almost better than football'



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