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1967 - FORTY YEARS ON
After seven sell-out Fringe shows at The Stand Comedy Club, Scottish
footballing icon Bob Doolally performs at this year's festival for two
''There are some people on the pitch. They think it's all over! It is
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.
'Deserves to be a national treasure'
'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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