Registered On: December 23, 2013
I think the move to GP was out of necessity. Birse did it as a loss leader to try and capture the out of town purpose built stadia which came about around the time of Hillsboro.
I haven’t met one iron fan who wouldn’t swap it for OSG. It was a fantastic place to watch football. Every one of my mates who doesn’t support Scunny has a story about the OSG. I reckon 80-90% of the town went at some point in their lives to OSG
Became a bigger loss leader than I think you realise. When measuring to establish the pitch walls they read the plans as yards. It should have been metres therefore so much longer and wider. But it wasn’t spotted and they had built the walls and the steps (standing or seating) had been poured. When spotted it was way too late to change – cost them dear.