Saturday, July 10, 2010

It's been too long since we heard the phrase "and Durie scores for East Fife".

The Bayview legend, and AFTN All Time XI Post 70's team striker, Gordon Durie was banging the goals in for the Fife in my first ever season watching the club. When he made the move over the Forth to join Hibs in 1984, I was gutted. That was probably my first realisation that East Fife were a selling club and my footballing innocence was gone forever.

Jukebox went on to play for Chelsea, Spurs, Rangers and Hearts, along with 43 international caps for Scotland, but his 26 goals in 81 East Fife appearances are what we hold most dear here at AFTN.

His time at Bayview still hold a fond place in Gordon's heart and he spoke emotionally about his time at the CLub at the All Time Greats dinner a wee while back.

But now we have Durie Mk II and he's on the scoresheet already!

When Scott Durie joined East Fife last week it brought back all the good memories of his dad in the black and gold and if he's even a half of the player his dad was for us then we'll have a good un.

The Scotland under 19 capped right back was released by Rangers in the summer and he's not had a bad start to his East Fife career, making a goal on his debut in the 5-1 friendly win against Edinburgh United on Wednesday night and following that up today by getting a goal in the 7-1 drubbing of Selkirk.

After a slow start to the squad rebuilding this summer, East Fife are putting together quite an exciting team of young talent, of which Scott Durie will have a big role to play.

Twelve goals in two friendly games, albeit against low opposition, might mean that this season isn't going to be quite as bad as I feared!


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