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Doing some research into the Gus MacPherson Testimonial match v Sheffield Wednesday in 2001. Would anyone know the Killie line up ie players and numbers? Thank you in advance 

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Thank you Lroy  but not sure this line up is correct. Names I have that played were Garry Hay, Peter Camero, Davis Merdy, Freddie Dindeleux and Gus for three minutes.

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You would need a team-sheet, I think. 

The club might be able to help if there was anyone there! 

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1 hour ago, trenwick said:

wow feel really old looking at that..... the Youngsters Hay and Fowler have now retired 

And this was a time when Jesus played for Killie!

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I was at that game - so it turns out that I did see the famous David Merdy play!

Edited by Slinky

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I remember going to Gus' testimonial match and thinking what a pitiful attendance - 2,145 - for a guy who was a great servant to our club.

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1 hour ago, Rondo said:

I remember going to Gus' testimonial match and thinking what a pitiful attendance - 2,145 - for a guy who was a great servant to our club.

Friday night, pre-season, uninspiring opposition - I expect these were all factors. 

Without checking, I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a substantial number of fringe players and reserves in the Wednesday team. No household names, outside of Simon Donnelly’s hoose. 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, skygod said:

Friday night, pre-season, uninspiring opposition - I expect these were all factors. 

Without checking, I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a substantial number of fringe players and reserves in the Wednesday team. No household names, outside of Simon Donnelly’s hoose. 

 

 

Hadn't Gus already left us for dunfermline? Might have put a few off.

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Don’t agree and never did about having testimonials , players get enough out of fans , didn’t even go to montys ,the legend 

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21 hours ago, 3GAKAS said:

Doing some research into the Gus MacPherson Testimonial match v Sheffield Wednesday in 2001. Would anyone know the Killie line up ie players and numbers? Thank you in advance 

Try a sheff weds fans forum , you’ll get details there 

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3 hours ago, Slinky said:

I was at that game - so it turns out that I did see the famous David Merdy play!

Yes somone close to me said he looked like Mark Hately! 

1st time I saw Fowler at Rb

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1 hour ago, skygod said:

Friday night, pre-season, uninspiring opposition - I expect these were all factors. 

Without checking, I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a substantial number of fringe players and reserves in the Wednesday team. No household names, outside of Simon Donnelly’s hoose. 

 

 

Absolutely right; Friday night, Sheffield Wednesday, season not started and as stated at the time: Only 2145 customers bothered to help Gus MacPherson receive a profitable send off from Rugby Park in his testimonial against Sheffield Wednesday.

The veteran defender perhaps paid for his close-season defection to Scottish Premier League rivals Dunfermline Athletic having turned down Kilmarnocks offer of a new contract. MacPherson could only play for three minutes of the rather dull 0-0 draw because of injury sustained during his new club Dunfermline’s pre-season trip.

Legendary status somewhat soured perhaps?

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"Kilmarnock's out-of-contract defender Gus MacPherson yesterday ended speculation over his future and signed a three-year deal with Dunfermline. McPherson, 32, revealed that contract negotiations with the Rugby Park club had broken down irreparably after they refused to offer him a pay rise as he entered his testimonial year."

telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/4777287/New-signing-is-real-bargain-says-Advocaat.html

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Can anyone recall the pre season friendly with Sheff Weds in the old stadium and got there thinking it would be a s**t crowd and then, lo and behold, there came this singing "I've never felt more like singing the blues........" and a load of Weds fans turned up and it was a great atmosphere 

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