Norrie McCathie 10th year anniversary

Last updated : 07 January 2006 By Ross Mcclung
There will be a minutes appreciation in the memory of the Pars legend Norrie McCathie. The 10 year anniversary is now apon us, and it's hard to believe it's been that long.

Those of us who are lucky enough to have been Pars fans when he was playing will testify he was the captain that every team looks for. He was courageous, motivational and determined.

We all have our memories of big Norrie, and feel free to post your favourites in the thread on our messageboard.

My particular favourite memory comes from Dens park, where Norrie led 2 different fightbacks for the Pars. The second in my opinion was the best and it occurred not long before his passing. The Pars were 2-0 down against Dundee, with George Shaw and a Jim Hamilton penalty after 10 minutes had the Pars under extreme early pressure. Who else but Norrie would put the final touch on a slick Pars breakaway to bring the game back to 2-1. Goals from Petrie and an overhead effort from Tod had the game in the Pars favour before the break, and Derek Fleming made it 4-2 at the end of the game.

Typical of the man, to drag the team back into the match. It is this leadership we so desperately need to keep us up this year.

Let's do it for Norrie!