Celebrities confirmed for 2012 Golf for Mary!
10/05/2012Jim Jefferies: Recently appointed Dunfermlines manager having previously been in charge of Berwick, Falkirk, Hearts (twice) Bradford City and Kilmarnock. Won the Scottish Cup with Hearts in 1998 (runners up twice) and took Kilmarnock to League Cup final in 2007. Now been charged with the task of taking on Dunfermline Athletic.
Neale Cooper: Born in India, Neale was a tough tackling member of Alex Fergusons all conquering Aberdeen side between 1979 and 1983. Two league titles, four Scottish Cups, one league cup and the European Cup Winners Cup title after beating Real Madrid in the final were his honours. Moved onto Rangers before then winning the first division title with Dunfermline in 1996. Since managed Ross County and Gillingham amongst others, but now in his second spell as Hartlepool manager in the North East.
Jimmy Case: Signed for Liverpool in 1973 and stayed in their first team for 8 years, picking up four league titles, a UEFA cup, three European Cups and league cup amongst his very impressive trophy haul. Signed by Bill Shankly and also played for Bob Paisley. Long playing career ended with a second spell at Brighton in 1996 where he was also briefly manager.
John Watson: In an era when Celtic and Rangers were paying millions for strikers, the Dunfermline star outdid them all by winning Scotlands coveted Golden Boot award as top scorer in the country. All this from a man signed for ₤300 and a round of drinks! Also played for Fulham and Airdrie after converting to centre half later in his career.
John Robertson: A goalscoring legend and record holder at Heart of Midlothian during two spells with the club, including 27 against rivals Hibernian! Also had a brief spell at Newcastle United before finishing his playing days at Livingston. Has managed Inverness, Hearts and Livingston amongst others. Was awarded 16 caps for Scotland.
Mickey Thomas: A twenty year playing career had highlights at both Manchester United and Chelsea amongst many clubs. Won over 50 caps for his Welsh national side before retiring from playing aged 41. A well known face, and voice, on the football punditry scene covering Manchester United and Stoke City matches.
Stuart Lovell: Australian Stuart spent eight years playing for Reading, before moving to Scotland with Hibernian and reaching the 2001 Cup final. Moved to Livingston that summer and won the League Cup in 2004 as captain. A brief spell with Queen of the South then saw him hang up his boots and move into media work for Sky Sports amongst others.
Jim McIntyre: Former Dunfermline manager had an excellent pedigree as a striker with Bristol City. Airdrie, Kilmarnock, Reading, Dundee United and the Pars. Won the first division title for Dunfermline as manager in 2011 before leaving the club this January.
Billy Dodds: A profilic goalscorer across almost 20 with clubs including Chelsea, Dundee United, Aberdeen and Rangers and scored seven times in 26 games for Scotland. Now working the BBC, along with his interest in horse racing.
Alec Totten: Started as an apprentice at Liverpool under Bill Shankly before a career path that peaked when he managed his home-town team Falkirk to the 1997 Scottish Cup Final. One of Scotlands best-loved footballing personalities and a former team-mate of Jim at Dunfermline.
Gordon Durie: A Fifer who worked his way up from lower-league football in his home county to play for Chelsea, Spurs and Rangers as well as well as racking up 43 Scotland caps, scoring seven times. Played in two World Cup tournaments and two European Championships for his country. Now manager at his first club, East Fife.
John Leslie: A well known face on both BBC and ITV television, John presented long running childrens programme Blue Peter before fronting other shows including Wheel of Fortune and This Morning. Has been known to don goalkeeper gloves for charity matches, including one unofficial appearance at his beloved Easter Road!
Joe Harper: A goal machine who had two spells at home town club, Greenock Morton before a big money move to Aberdeen in 1969 where he won the Scottish Cup at the first time of asking. A 180,000 move to Everton followed in 1972. Moved to Hibs two years later where he scored a hat trick in the 1976 league cup final, but was still on the losing side! Moved back to Aberdeen where he won League and League Cup winner medals. Scored twice in four games for Scotland, appearing in the 1978 World Cup finals.
Gordon Smart: A star studded phone book and the editor of The Sun newspapers world-famous Bizarre showbiz column. Likely to be spottedat all the big events throughout, and across, the entertainmentworld, but his greatest claim to fame is that he had the good sense to marry Jim’s lovely daughter Kate.
Allan Preston: Allan spent eight years at Dundee United during the hugely successful Jim McLean era. A year at both Hearts and Dunfermline followed, before a long spell at St Johnstone. Briefly managed Livingston and is now a regular on BBC Scotland reporting on football.
Jim Leishman: A Dunfermline Athletic legend who played for the club in the 1970s, before becoming manager at the age of only 29 in 1983. He took the club to successive promotions, briefly topping the Premier League in 1989. His time in charge saw Dunfermlines highest ever attendances at East EndPark. He has since won league titles at Livingston FC and took over once again at Dunfermline in 2005, leading them to the 2006 League Cup final. Now director of football at the club and a well known face in Scottish football circles.
Jackie McNamara Snr: Jackie started his playing career with Glasgow Celtic before having a successful spell at Hibernian where he was awarded a testimonial match against Newcastle United for long service in 1984. He later moved onto Morton before he wathced his son, Jackie junior, go on to follow in his footsteps for Celtic, after signing from Dunfermline.
Paul Kane: Having spent eight years with Hibernian, Paul moved to Oldham Athletic in 1990 for a season. Later played with Aberdeen, Barnsley, Viking (in Norway) St Johnstone and Clyde before retiring from playing in 2003. A regular spectator of Hibs matches both home and away, whilst running a number of pubs in Edinburgh.
Imre Varadi: A goalscorer who played for no less than 16 English clubs during his playing career, including Everton, Newcastle United, Sheffield Wednesday and ManchesterCity. Also played for Leeds United when they were English Champions in 1992.
John Hewitt: A ten year spell at Aberdeen, mostly under Sir Alex Ferguson, saw John go into the clubs history books. Three league titles, four Scottish Cups, a Scottish League cup and, most famously, the winning goal in the 1983 European Cup winners Cup final against Real Madrid amongst his honours. Later played for Celtic, Middlesbrough and St Mirren amongst others before retiring from the professional game in 1997
Cyrille Regis: A Midlands legend at both West Bromwich Albion and Coventry City, Cyrille played a key part in the exciting WBA side of the late 70s/early 80s under Ron Atkinson before moving to Coventry where he won the FA Cup in 1987. Later played in the Premier League for Aston Villa. Also played for England between 1982 and 1987.
Jackie McNamara Jnr: Came through the ranks of Dunfermline and was one of Scotlands hottest prospects in the 1990s. Moved for a club record fee to Celtic in 1995/96 and played at Parkhead for the next ten years before being awarded a testimonial. Also played for Wolves, Aberdeen, Falkirk and Partick Thistle, where he is now manager. Played in 1998 World Cup and amassed 33 caps for Scotland.
Gordon Sherry: A former British Amateur Golf Champion in 1995, Gordon also won the Walker Cup for Great Britain and Ireland the same year. He has qualified to play in both the Open Championship at St Andrews, as well as the US Masters, before winning the Mauritius Masters the following year.
Stevie Crawford: Having won 25 caps for Scotland and appeared in cup finals for Raith Rovers, Dunfermline Athletic and Dundee United, Stevie was a regular goalscorer for every club he played for. A regular in Scotland squads over a number of years, Stevie managed East Fife before becoming assistant to Stephen Pressley at Falkirk. 8th top scorer in the entire history of the Scottish Premier League.
Bill Leckie: A well known face, and voice, throughout Scottish media, Bill has appeared on Scotsport, BBC Scotland and has a weekly column in The Scottish Sun. A St Mirren die hard, he’s never been shy to criticise the "old firm" and has published novels about both his beloved Buddies, as well as how Scottish football would survive minus the Glasgow sides. Been a great supporter of The Foundation since it was established and has commented on the Match for Mary on both occasions.
This years event takes place from 24th to 27th May. Good luck to everyone taking part!