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Mainstand 1919-2019

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I believe it celebrates its 100th birthday this year. (Building started in 1919) I wonder how many stands remain in use that are as old or older?

My first visit to it was to see Dundee beat Ayr in the LC semi in 1979. I only visited it once more before I became a regular in circa 2001.

In between times I visited the TCK once v Liverpool and the Provie only once v Brora. Every other match between 79 and 2000 was watched from the Derry before I tried the first and my only season in the Bobby Cox. (Ear ache was too much)

I love our mainstand decrepit as it is. 

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I’m mainstand loyal now as well was also in it for that semi final, think the Derry was getting the benches put in?

TCKeay I seem to remember being in it to watch us beat Alloa around that time as well 6-1 I think but memory could well be playing tricks. 

1st game in Derry was versus East Stirling got a Les Barr clearance straight in the face 😂

Love the old main stand though, if Nou Campy ever happens I’ll miss having my view obscured by a dark blue pillar 😂💙

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30 minutes ago, offshoredee said:

I’m mainstand loyal now as well was also in it for that semi final, think the Derry was getting the benches put in?

TCKeay I seem to remember being in it to watch us beat Alloa around that time as well 6-1 I think but memory could well be playing tricks. 

1st game in Derry was versus East Stirling got a Les Barr clearance straight in the face 😂

Love the old main stand though, if Nou Campy ever happens I’ll miss having my view obscured by a dark blue pillar 😂💙

Yes Derry was getting the benches put in. Great intro to the mainstand that night - it was shaking with all the foot stamping! 

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I used to be very envious of the well off season ticket holders sitting in the Centre Stand section of the Main Stand. 

Now when I attend home games at Dens I sit in the Main Stand with the rest of the ‘toffs’. 

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My first game was seen from the main stand in March 1959. My Dad took me and we beat Partick Thistle 3-2 according to my a journal my dad kept.

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