KAY McLean was having the time of her life this week in 1978, according to the Evening Times, when she met her hero, Alan Rough.

“The Scotland ‘keeper gave her a pair of autographed boots and a prized medallion he wore in all his matches,” we reported on March 10. “Alan read that schoolgirl Kay..had been banned from travelling in a boys’ club supporters bus to the Scotland-Bulgaria game last month.”

Proof that Roughie was a legend in more ways than one.

Elsewhere in the sporting news this week, Partick Thistle called up the ‘Little and Large’ of the game, Ally Love and Sandy Frame, for their forthcoming Scottish Cup tie against Dumbarton, while Andy Gray was back in the Scotland squad after two months on the injured list.

Ally’s Tartan Army – well, the armchair members at any rate – were happy after the BBC revealed a feast of coverage planned for the summer’s World Cup in Argentina.

“More than 30 hours of viewing and listening to look forward to,” relished our reporter.

In other news , the man with the sausage rolls didn’t turn up at Kilbowie Park on Saturday.

“Maybe he had a premonition of what Clydebank and Motherwell were to serve up,” sniffed our reporter. “For almost all of the 90 minutes, it was dull stuff.”

Lest you think the inside back pages were only about the football, on March 11 we were also reporting on everything from the Scottish Masters Dart Championships to the Maryhill Domino League.