Played for Celtic and Clyde. Wonderful goalkeeper and shot stopper. Lots of clubs wanted to sign Neil before he went to Celtic.View Archive Comments »
Posted by RAYMAC
Thursday 16th of January 2014 20:51:21
Remember Niel we played together i was captain St marks boys guild Wullie mac played a few games with us and my brother Frank we had agreat team then won loads of cups . i to signed for the tic but got bad knee injury went down to amateur with Netherlee church , Happy days
Posted by gahul
Monday 26th of December 2011 00:27:05
Played with neil in boys guild St Marks,great goalkeeper and very good team. Any one remmember that team about 66/67 season.
Posted by Artur
Sunday 16th of October 2011 17:29:57
Penalties are the ultimate test for goalies. Big Neilly had a good reputation for saving penalties. Not sure if he psyched out the penalty kicker or if he was just jammy.
Posted by Ger
Wednesday 12th of October 2011 19:11:30
Despite producing some the best goalkeepers the game has ever seen, no keeper from the Royal Burgh of Rutherglen has been capped for Scotland : I always thought Neilly was going to be the first.
Posted by Ruggie
Sunday 02nd of October 2011 19:28:53
Do you think neil was a better goalie than Willie McLaren? - Remember Willie played in goal while his two twin cousins Raymond and Frankie played full back: the team sheet read McLAREN. McLAREN and McLaren....
Posted by old Peter
Monday 26th of September 2011 10:24:55
Is it true that Neil pulled a hamstring while attempting to tackle a Rangers player in a reserve game at Ibrox ? Nothing wrong in that, you may think, but the tackle took place on the edge of Rangers 18-yard box.
Posted by Martin
Monday 26th of September 2011 10:22:07
Big Neil was a brave keeper. You had to be then in the 1960's/70s. You could be hospitalised suffering from chemical burns as a result of diving on some of the parks that were around Rutherglen at that time.
Posted by Tam
Saturday 24th of September 2011 21:42:54
Can anyone confirm that the Carr family once had 5 players play in the same team in 1 game - Big Steven, Frank, Gerry, Peter, and Danny. - Is this a record for a family? Not sure what older brother big Neil was doing that day.
Posted by Danny
Saturday 17th of September 2011 22:55:13
Big Neil signed for Celtic when Jock Stein was the manager. Neil came from a football family: his brothers Jim, Peter, Gerry and Frank all played football. And his uncle was Henry ( Harry) Carr, who many in Rutherglen say was a right good keeper.