Asa Hartford

mfgorm

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Scotland had a good midfield with Hartford, Rioch and Masson. Rioch and. Masson went over the hill between qualification and Argentina and Hartford was the only one who deserved his place. A good wee player.
 

grangers

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Scotland had a good midfield with Hartford, Rioch and Masson. Rioch and. Masson went over the hill between qualification and Argentina and Hartford was the only one who deserved his place. A good wee player.
That and he was the only Scottish one among them :)
 

GovanFront4

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He grew up in Faifley.

I only know this because my old man played against him at school for Edinbarnet against Faifley primary.

Tries to claim he was better than him too. :D
OT but if you search YouTube for a page called Ross Howard he has uploaded loads of old Serie A games from the Gazetta era. There are a few with Ruben Sosa playing. Incredible.
 

o7o

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I think you know the square root of %^*& all about Asa Hartford so should just %^*& off.
Charming.

Think I said, I was led to believe he was a tarrier.

But you in your abrasive, caustic way might persuade me to think differently?
 

Corkie

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Thought he was from Drumchapel?
My Mum knew his, think they both worked in the biscuit factory in Drumchapel. Cant recall its name but am sure a FF historian will.
Beatties ,my Aunt worked there .I always thought he was from the Drum
 

Ruben Sosa

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OT but if you search YouTube for a page called Ross Howard he has uploaded loads of old Serie A games from the Gazetta era. There are a few with Ruben Sosa playing. Incredible.
Will give that a look mate.
He was some player right enough, his goals compilations are top notch.
 

jicrw

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He was at the 'Signing" of Wee Buds Book, Sent off at gunpoint, in 2008 when he would have been 58 years old. Still looked, like he did in his prime.
 

Willie D.

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I remember him well from the early 1970s when he played for West Brom alongside another Scot, Bobby Hope. I always bought "Shoot" magazine at that time and both were featured in it and gave their favourite other team as Rangers. It was always interesting to see which English-based Scots favoured us over the other lot (George Burley, Kenny Burns, etc) and who favoured them (Billy Bremner and the Gray brothers at Leeds). Interestingly when Gordon MacQueen was at Leeds he gave us as his other team, but after he moved to Man Utd this had changed to St Mirren, he probably thought it was unwise to admit he was a Rangers fan once he moved to Old Trafford.
 

TCWNS1872

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As others have said a smashing ‘wee’ player.

For the OP wondering what type of player he was, I remember him as an attack minded midfielder with a dynamic style. Played for WBA and Citeh. Had some very good performances for Scotland and went to Argentina 78 and Spain 82.
 

bluestreak

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Great wee player and that team V Netherlands in 1978 was a very competent outfit, how they made a pure pigs arse of it I’ll never know.
 

dcbear

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After the 1978 World Cup he said he'd walk to Ibrox if he could sign for Rangers.

Or maybe that was Rioch. It's a long time ago.
 

mulguy1953

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My mate went down to West Brom with Asa, Bobby Hope's dad, also called Bobby was a scout for them & he escorted the boys down to Birmingham
The Hope,s stayed in Drumry road, & Asa & my mates expenses from WBA were £2 a day , a good wee earner in the sixties.
My mate didn't make the grade but he's still a season ticket holder at Ibrox
 
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