I used to love that too as he was a wealth of knowledge and a real nice guy. However, the ‘Now You Know’ section of the paper ran for years prior to Bob Crampsey taking over but I can’t remember the journalist’s name.
You look at the total of attendances for seven Rangers Scottish Cup ties in 1947/48. Just shy of 600,000 in total. That is a record that surely will never have been recorded before or since.I'm sure was the author of a book on Scottish football which I read back in the day, buggered if I can remember the name of it...it was a smallish paperback.
Anyway the only points I can remember from it are that at the time of writing (70's) he thought that in any poll for Scotland's greatest player Jim Baxter would probably win it.
He also ventured the opinion that never again would we see aggregate attendances of over 1m for the season as we had at Ibrox in the late 40's and early 50's. He was wrong.
Incidentally average attendances quoted for season 1956-57 were used in one paragraph and were as follows :-
Useless information Loyal.
Bob Crampsey was a proper broadcaster and journalist. In His latest years it was ever more obvious just how frustrated and fed-up he was listening to the utter tripe and dimwittery around him on BBC Sportsound. He is sadly missedI loved that as a boy, shows the difference between what used to be worth reading and what the papers churn out now. Times change i suppose
Also used to like the 'on this day' stuff a poster used to post here on the old board (was it Sam English?) good content!
Bob Crampsy in general was always good value on the radio too while i remember, used to know everything. A real football enthusiast