Came across this on youtube , nowhere near as good as Jim's DVD , but 5 mins worth watching
Wee tear there watching that,so glad my late dad,took me to my first game in 1960,a hero and a legend slim Jim,if only someone could have just have sorted his off field antics out,his greatest story(apart from getting puskas laid)when he said All the Celtic supporters wives and girlfriends loved him,because when they played the Rangers,they always came home early!reading that wee Alan Ball post just proves how money ,I think has spoiled part of the game nowadays,no real characters,like Baxter, best,Johnston,Worthington etcHad the great pleasure of seeing Slim in most of his Rangers Appearances.
What a player.Wee Barry the only Scottish Rangers player to ever come close to him.imo.
I grew up at Paisley Road Toll and drank in Baxters in the early 80's. Jim wasn't a particularly nice guy around this time and it tarnished his reputation for me. Never meet your heroes certainly applied here.The best scottish player I’ve seen plus the best ever to play in our league. Read one of his biographies some time ago cannot remember which one. His drinking was legendary but not in a good way, it’s an illness.
I'm sure that was the real Slim Jim.I grew up at Paisley Road Toll and drank in Baxters in the early 80's. Jim wasn't a particularly nice guy around this time and it always tarnished his reputation for me. Never meet your heroes certainly applied here.
But, as I grew older I realised that it would have been a difficult period of his life and it brought about the usual problems for ex-pro's namely drink and alcohol. Having a pub at the Toll was probably the worst thing he could do and at the end of his time there it looked like he was beginning to resent fans for wanting to meet him and reminisce about his playing career.
Thankfully I met him a few times years later and he seemed a lot happier and contented. He was humble, friendly and very amusing. Hopefully that was the real Slim Jim.
I've watched this countless times before- but never tire of itCame across this on youtube , nowhere near as good as Jim's DVD , but 5 mins worth watching