Steve’s Had His Chips!:
ASIDE from football, Dundee’s Steve Murray has a rather unusual hobby. He’s a painter and cartoonist of some distinction.
MOSTLY it’s his fellow players who are the subject of his sketches.
BUT last week Steve had a blinding flash of inspiration. And alongside you’ll see just what sort of job he made of yours truly.
I RATHER like the touch of Carnaby Street. Also the revelation, after all those years, of how so many balls managed to go through my legs into the net!
ALL in all, it’s been quite a week for Steve Murray, who is captain of Dundee --- and may well be the youngest regular skipper in British league football.
ON MONDAY, he and his Dens Parkers were drawn against Rangers in the glamour tie of the Scottish Cup second round. And 24 hours later he was named as a member of the Scotland pool for Wednesday night’s under-23 game against England.
MURRAY had a bit of a problem last season increasing weight, Manager Bobby Ancell solved it by telling him to lay off the rich foods and. in particular, “NO MORE CHIPS!”
THE cure has worked with a vengeance. Murray is fitter than he’s ever been and, in his midfield role, has been one of in-and-out Dundee’s most consistent performers this season.
STEVE first burst into the limelight as the “mystery man” in Dundee’s pre-season trial game in August 1963. He played at inside and outside right and gave several first teamers the run-around.
BUT I bet few of the fans watching him that night thought that within four years this slip of a boy would be caotin of the club -- and on the verge of international distinction.