Alan Forsyth

Tough tackling centre half for Gallowflat school. Signed for Dundee United. In 1978 he was transferred to Raith Rovers for a club record fee of 12,000 pounds. 

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Posted by Ozzie
Friday 31st of August 2012 19:05:07
I knew Fyffie very well, he lived in Greenhill Street i lived in Greenhill Road, we both played for Bankhead Primary, then for Gallowflat(i was usually a reserve in both teams for the important games)Stevie Archibald was also in the Gallowflat team at that time. My best memories of Fyffie are from playing street football(remember that?)in the Greeenhill Road area(little Hampden at night, with it's street'floodlights')and the swing park, now Greenhill Court, he was indeed a great centre half who i much prefered to play with than against him -as you would never forget his strong but fair tackle and very powerful kick of the ball. I was at his wedding at the County Inn(1973/4?)when Andy Gray was his best man, never saw him again for about 20 years when we met at Jim Carr's 40th about 15 years ago. I can't say a word against him as a player or as a person. He now lives on east coast(so do i)I will look him up someday for a pint and a catch-up.
Posted by honest Jamie
Tuesday 03rd of January 2012 22:45:48
Remember big Fyffie well in his younger days - I used to go across and join in with the games being played on the spare ground at Greenhill Rd even though the guys were a wee bit older than me. Remember the great Gallowflat school team he played with including John Brown, John Graham etc the Academy team I played with a year later used to make playing for the Inveralagen Shield at Southcroft very interesting as Fyffies team would hammer the Academy team and we would hammer the Gallowflat team. Hope all is well with you big man and you haven't adopted one of those funny accents. Pleased to say that my young brother Andy is currently alongside you in the best team - I'm more than sure you wouldn't have been disappointed having him alongside you - real rough diamond with bags of bottle to accompany the undoubted ability. In my view you 2 came out of the same Ru'glen pod.
Posted by anonymous
Tuesday 27th of December 2011 22:38:37
alan is my grandad!!!
Posted by anonymous
Saturday 15th of October 2011 20:02:25
work with Al, one of the best, loves his foxes glacier mints. His football knowledge still as good as ever, never fails to give me a winner on the coupon
Posted by KDY YM
Wednesday 12th of October 2011 12:45:53
Elvis played for the YM juniors when he was 40. He was still a tough tackler and a great influence on the young players there. Its been a pleasure to know him. A real mans man!!
Posted by wee allan forsyth
Wednesday 12th of October 2011 09:37:43
allan is living in kirkcaldy not involved in the game anymore i played with him a few times great player loved a tackle and a great paw to
Posted by George Burgh
Thursday 29th of September 2011 20:49:36
Played the year behind Alan at gallowflat he was a great defender If memory serves he played in the Under 15 scotish cup run that gallowflat had think they reached the semi final in memory serves
Posted by George Burgh
Thursday 29th of September 2011 20:49:34
Played the year behind Alan at gallowflat he was a great defender If memory serves he played in the Under 15 scotish cup run that gallowflat had think they reached the semi final in memory serves
Posted by Johnny
Friday 16th of September 2011 22:30:32
This guy was tougher than Big Tam Forsysthe. The ba was black and blue when he finished booting it up the park.Great player to have in your defence when the going was tough. I wonder where he is now and if he is still involved in the game.
Posted by Bob
Friday 16th of September 2011 22:27:07
I remember Fyffe. He played for Gallowflat school and also Croftfoot United. His pals were John Brown who I think signed for Rangers and Johnny Graham who signed for Bristol City. Frankie Gray who played for Leeds United also played in the Croftfoot team. All really good players. Big Alan was the best centre half from Rutherglen but unfortanately I think he had some knee injuries when he turned professional at Dundee Unt. This guy should have played for Scotland.

Alan Forsyth

Alan Forsyth

defender

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