Great skill and fit lad who wanted to do well. Dixie as he is known was the best midfielder i saw for Fernhill Athletic. Lucky to play with him, and even luckier to say a great friend of mine. mr LloydView Archive Comments »
Posted by cecil miller
Monday 26th of November 2012 21:07:33
Brians father fought in the war....he was captured by the japanese and tortured....he was held captive for six months..everyday for 2 hours they would nail his 2 feet to the floor boards and play a jimmy shand record over the tannoy....shocking
Posted by desi arnese
Friday 23rd of November 2012 00:14:09
Was down in ruggie last weekend..hadnt been in the burgh for sometime..as i was walking along the main street...i could see a figure of a slightly stiff ..back bent ageing gent..as he got up close..i realised it was brian..he never said a word..he just strolled on by...BUT.....what i couldnt help notice was..he was wearing a human league t-shirt...which said on it....I WAS WORKING AS A WAITRESS IN A COCKTAIL BAR....sad days i remember the days when everybody wanted brian...he had the world @ his feet....brians a very nice bloke and this saddens me....
Posted by mick kraknel
Monday 05th of November 2012 23:11:16
Met Dixie last week on ruggie main st. He was shaking with excitement as he,d just received his tickets for The John barrowman show at the Spittal community hall.There was a funny smell coming from him The guy is in meltdown,i,m devastated.
Posted by ed sponge
Monday 05th of November 2012 00:33:51
Seen Dixie on ruggie main st last week. He was dressed in full HarI Krishna robes,playing a mandolin whilst staring forlornly at a photo of a dead horse.I,d love to know what happened.
Posted by Alf plank
Saturday 03rd of November 2012 11:29:44
Dixie does a lot of unpublished charity work. He recently taped Himself upsidedown to the side of a Ryanair jet as it taxied 20metres down Glasgow airport. He raised three pounds for Save the beavers,unfortunately the money fell from his pocket whilst he was upsidedown.He also had to pay a substantial fee to Glasgow airport as he soiled the runway due to sheer terror.
Posted by Long John
Thursday 18th of October 2012 19:47:52
Here are some things you may not know about the great Dixie. 1. One of the wittiest players from the Mean Streets of Rutherglen. 2. Keen reader of books the night before a big game to calm his jangled nerves. His favourite book is that best seller “ Where do Nudists keep their Hankie? “ 3. He will not wear anything if it does not have a Brand name label ,even his training gear. 4. Has an excellent ear for the fiddle music - if he ever needs to make a living playing at weddings, St.Andrews nights etc, he would make a few quid. 5. Gooseberries, plums, pears, apples, Guinness, Kebabs and French Fries, he tried everything to put on some muscle, but it never worked. It is true that old saying that you can never fatten a thoroughbred. 6. Part time model for Asda. 7. Has a Jack Nicholson Shining stare when upset by a referee decision, but a cheeky smile. 8. Once lost an eyebrow in a midfield battle on the big park at Fernhill : it was never found. It’s a mystery. 9. Always looks on the Bright Side of Life. Rubs his Rabbit Foot for luck before a game. 10. Needs a Guide dog some nights to get home from the pub: cannae hold his drink nowadays . 11. A good Karaoke chanter and I've never heard anyone sing "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" as good as Dixie.. 11. In his plucky youth his body was his temple – never joined the bad boys at school who smoked behind the bike shed or oggled a Scud book. 12. A bit of a shark at the card school on the team bus to away games. 13. Narrowly missed being a MasterMind contestant in 1985 – Magnus Magnusson asked all the wrong questions about “ The Life and Songs of Cliff Richard “ according to Dixie.
Posted by dee jay
Sunday 14th of October 2012 08:22:23
Chorus Lucky lips are always kissing Lucky lips are never blue Lucky lips will always find a pair of lips so true Don't need a four leaf clover Rabbit's foot or good luck charm With lucky lips you'll always have a baby in your arms Dah dup Dah dah dup Dah dup Dah dah dup Dah dup Dah dah dup Woe woe woe woe Now I never get heartbroken no I never get the Blues And when I play the game of love I know I just canâ€™t lose When they spin that wheel of fortune All I do is kiss my chips and I know Iâ€™m bound to win yeah Cause Iâ€™ve got lucky lips
Posted by philip groundlehogg
Friday 28th of September 2012 12:13:19
Heres some words that brians second name rhymes with...beans..jeans ..leans..teens..spleens..teams..aberdeenzzz...lezzbeezz...and many more
Posted by herbert fontingbrae the 3rd
Tuesday 11th of September 2012 06:34:29
Brians name in chinese means ...steep cliff
Posted by wee boaby bletherchops
Thursday 06th of September 2012 15:23:29
brian is currently in afghanistan on his holidays.......over the spring/summer he taught himself to speak chinese..by reading Ken Hom,Ching-He Huangsss recipe book..which can be purchased from good bookstores everywhere
Posted by Hawkeye
Sunday 24th of June 2012 10:44:57
Twenty surprising things about Dixie: 1. He has a tattoo of his favourite doo on his right thigh. 2. He was an earnest young man who at the height of his career tried to grow a fashionable moustache unsuccessfully: 3. His squad number was 0: 4. He could strike a penalty like Diana Ross ( similar to the spectacular miss at the opening ceremony of the 1994 World Cup in America) : 5. He had strange sized feet and played with a big size 7 Gola on his right and an even bigger size 8 on his left : 6. He was the star of the Fernhill Apprentice Chimney sweep team: 7. Bagpiping was his hobby to get anyway from the stresses of football, what a chanter: 8. To augment his Broo money, he could sometimes be seen Busking on the Main Street. 9. Once had a party and got an incredible 59 people into his kitchen. 10. Dixie had a good lob on him. Could lob any goalkeeper from 30 yards.11. His mobile phone ring tone was Match of the Day. 12. Like the great Dutch player Johan Cruyff, he would spit his chewing gum into the oppositions half before a game to get him in the mood for a battle. 13. Like Gary Lineker, if he never scored a goal in the first half, he would change his jersey at half time. If on a goal drought, would go for a haircut at Desi Divers to change his luck 14. Like World Footballer of the Year Roberto Baggio, he always refused to take a penalty kick against a former team. 15. Could tackle like a medieval Warrior on the pitch but was the Gentleman of Football once a game was finished. Never held a grudge. 16. Once had a crush on Daniela Cicarelli, girl friend of Brazilan player Ronaldo. (See youtube.com You must be over 18 to watch this.). 17. Had an ambition to play for Real Madrid ( and to meet Nuria Bermudez. See youtube.com. You must be over 18 years old to watch this ). 18. At training he could run around the big track at Fernhill pitches in under 4 minutes when he was fully fit. 19. He was the official team hair dresser for every team he played for. 20. Fitness fanatic and paid up member of the Abstainers Union.
Posted by doctor nosmoth...carstairs MH
Tuesday 22nd of May 2012 19:44:43
seen brian and alison in the merchant city last week ,,both wearing deer stalker hats...you can imagine the hilarity when they both removed their hats and revealed two young racing pigeons...the birds flew off to a rousing cheer from the watching crowd...theres something about those two ,,i just cant put my finger on it...???????
Posted by Walter pidgeon
Monday 14th of May 2012 20:14:25
Met Brians lovely wife Alison at the hairdressers last week,she had brought in her favourite pidgeon Claude ,for a shampoo and set. Sad so very,very sad.
Posted by Ned Rockenrollo
Saturday 12th of May 2012 13:38:35
He is in the top 3 fittest players I have even seen. Super fit. If he was a sub in a game he would warm up by jogging up and down the touchline, sometimes for 70 minutes. But easily bruised and would come in for treatment on training nighs even although he was not injured. I remember in one cup game the physio had to come on as he had lost an eye lash. Always well dressed in his denim jacket, flares and walked tall in his platform cowboy boots. Tougher than John Wayne, but sometimes over did the ointments and potions when preparing for a game: the smell of Deep Heat, Vicks Vapour Rub and grapeseed massage oil could leave a whiff in the dressing room. But he was some player.
Posted by michael tyson
Thursday 10th of May 2012 22:19:03
brians football career may be over,, but every morning when brian and alison get out their bed they grab a cup of tea...rush to the kitchen window and watch the family of wood pigeons that have made the garden their home....LOVELY
Posted by tracy smith
Tuesday 08th of May 2012 20:16:06
Brians wife alison was standing at a bus stop 1night wen a large pigeon landed next to her...the bird hopped onto her hand and tied to 1of the birds legs was a note...alison took the note from the birds leg on the note was six numbers...and the word lotto...alison rushed to the nearest lotto station and marked the numbers on her lotto card...later that night all the family watched with great excitement...to their great dissapointment they never got 1number correct...alison pulled the note from purse..as she stared at the numbers brian asks is there anythung wrote on the back...to her horror on the other side was the word SUCKERRINO......it had been a cruel joke......shocking
Posted by john smudger
Tuesday 08th of May 2012 19:59:30
Brian once played a full game wearing a gloveral
Posted by willie wigston
Monday 09th of April 2012 00:02:04
brians not the only talent in the family...his wife alison is a talented doo breeder ,,and has recently brought out her first book about pigeoning...ITS CALLED DOOING FOR DUMMIES...a great read...u can buy it in mckays in the mitchell arcade..its half price with a groupon token....or if u buy 3 bry nylon shirts u get it free
Posted by thermon flintock
Monday 02nd of April 2012 22:14:35
Brian took part in a marathon disco dancing competition in the Q ball in king street...dancing for 18 hours non stop...until his trousers became loose and he had to stop....top bloke
Posted by Moses
Tuesday 27th of March 2012 13:15:38
Brian once lost the family pet cow (Daisy ) when he was on a long pre season training run around the green green grass fields of Fernhill. It sprinted away from him. He was never the best trainer during those long pre season stamina building runs. Two days later, the police found a brown and white spotted cow wandering along King Street near the Vogue. Thankfully it had a name tag in its bell, and was returned to its owner
Posted by betty turpin
Monday 26th of March 2012 18:42:56
Dixie once offered Bruno Brooks a square go for"scuffing his new shoes".
Posted by Edna piles
Monday 26th of March 2012 18:36:26
One night in The vogue bar Steve Wright accidentally burnt a hole in dixie,s new shirt with a careless fag end .Dixie promptly marched him out of the pub and threw him down a disused mineshaft.Steve still records his show four hundred feet below rutherglen main st.
Posted by Herman o,hermit
Monday 26th of March 2012 18:09:27
One of the few times i,ve seen dixie angry was when he hit Keith Chegwin with a paving slab for "looking at him funny" .He seems to have issues with washed up seventies dj,s.
Posted by malky giproc the third
Sunday 25th of March 2012 22:30:29
Once seen dixie fighting with Noel Edmonds and Dave Lee Travis. Dixie had accused them of spilling his pint. The fighting only stopped when Kid Jensen hit dixie with a whitbread bottle.Terry wogan used his influence to keep it out of the papers.
Posted by Ted danson
Saturday 24th of March 2012 17:26:12
The only other time I saw dixie angry was when he drop kicked Jimmy Saville for looking at his wife. He stood over the semi conscious dj and said "Hows about that then".
Posted by The Source
Saturday 24th of March 2012 13:43:27
This could bring a tear to a glass eye, but it was not all tough times. Every Christmas he got an orange and a wooden sword. In summer there was loads of trips to the Bankhead Paddling Pool with his net to catch sticklebacks and redbreests. Continuously paddling across the pond in the summer heat would have built up his leg muscles, which he used in later years to good use in his football career when striking shots at goal from 30 yards or firing diagonal 40 yard cross field passes with pinpoint accuracy across the wee park at Fernhill. Not an easy skill to master when the wind was blowing. It should also be noted that he was not allowed in the deep end at Bankhead as he was a delicate child. Hard to belive he grew up into an aggressive midfield maestro.
Posted by Eddie plasterboard
Saturday 24th of March 2012 11:13:08
Growing up dixie was so poor that for his eighteenth birthday his parents got him chips.They held his 21st in The Overton park bandstand.
Posted by Percy Pettigrew
Saturday 24th of March 2012 09:24:52
That is a sad story, but most great footballers come from humble roots and not a silver spoon in sight. I remember Brian: he was a fine footballer. I also seem to recall he used to go to Wee Joe’s barber shop up the Barras on a Sunday for an illegal haircut: and he also used to shop in Misfits on the Main Street and on a Sunday dressed in a fine camel hair Church elder style suit, which was a bit too Big for him: and as a teenager he used to occasionally ( on a Friday night ) get blootered on hooch made from tattie peelings and orange peel. His lucky Tortoise foot he used to wear around his neck, was not such a lucky charm, except for that time when he won a custard pie and cream cake throwing competition. That brought a few pennies into the family pot. But he always had a plastic ball at his feet and that is how he developed his exceptional football skills. Rutherglen’s answer to Denis Bergkamp. I thought he should be in the Rutherglen’s Greatest team in midfield, but he was up against a lot of good players.
Posted by wee archie thwinkinston from crookston
Saturday 24th of March 2012 00:03:46
i recall a story from days gone by,,,,brians parents were struggling to put food on the table and coal on the burner...times were hard,and when young brian asked his father for some shillings for a new pair of footie boots his father took him aside and explained the lack of cash situation,,so off went young brian in search of some way of making some cash to fund his quest for new boots..this story is to be continued because im really tired and im off to bed...good night
Posted by Ted laminate
Friday 23rd of March 2012 18:43:11
Only time I ever saw dixie angry was when headbutted Tony Blackburn for staring at his wife.
Posted by burt plywood
Friday 23rd of March 2012 18:33:43
I was at a party recently at Brians holiday home in possilpark,I,ll never forget doing the hokey kokey whilst wading through piles of dead and dying pigeons.Shame on you Sliding.
Posted by lizardman
Monday 19th of March 2012 14:29:47
look at those shores lol.
Posted by rodney tomlinson the 3rd
Saturday 25th of February 2012 14:15:58
i was at a party in brians house last summer,,,and was suprised to see every pair of football boots hes ever owned were nailed to his living room wall,,,they go from size 3,,,up to a 14,,there must be about 40 pairs,,adidas..puma..gola ,the list goes on...but what really suprised me was high in the corner of one of the living room walls,was a pair size 14 adidas bekenbauer with a large pigeon sitting inside the boot,,the doo had made the boot its home....now im not one to talk about people but heyyyy i find that strange,,,this is a strange story but a true one
Posted by Ina Baxter
Friday 24th of February 2012 20:10:44
Could some1confirm this story...brian real name is Brian Beanz
Posted by Les. Mahagow
Saturday 18th of February 2012 13:46:53
Hi,I,m dixie (real name Harry Webb ). I thought i,d tell you the 10 things i,d like to do before I die. 1. Swim with ferrets. 2. Meet Chris Tarrant. 3. Cross the Gobi desert with a dead Mexican strapped to my back. 4.there is,nt a 4. 5.jump from a speeding skateboard. 6. A sponsored walk the length of cathkin by pass,for the Native Americans. 7. Slab Cilla Black,s patio. 8. See east kilbride. 9.Do the Inca trail with Bodie from The professionals. 10. Buy a round.
Posted by wilf onions
Saturday 18th of February 2012 01:30:39
Dixie( real name Harry Webb ) was born in a small town in the old Yugoslavia called Lesmahagow
Posted by alfie noakes
Saturday 18th of February 2012 00:54:48
Dixie once tended a wounded pigeon by the roadside in Taunton Somerset. When he returned home he found the grateful birds brother had left a blue riband biscuit on his window sill.Thus beginning a twenty year love affair with the feathered vermin.
Posted by nobby garstang bumtterworth
Saturday 18th of February 2012 00:22:27
Dixie is the only man to have a three piece suite made entirely from baco foil and doo feathers.
Posted by casey jones
Saturday 11th of February 2012 17:02:35
brian was a lovely nice footballer...these days brian and his lovely wife alison can be found @ central station glasgow following their new found passion of train spotting......brian loves the trains alison goes along for her love of doos...of which many have their home in the station........
Posted by nobby sidebottom
Saturday 11th of February 2012 12:39:02
Once thrown out of the city bakeries for singing power to all our friends over the microphone system that they use for announcements,or tannoy
Posted by nobby entwhistle
Saturday 11th of February 2012 12:31:35
Once thrown out of ikea crashed for singing Its so funny (how we dont talk anymore) over the public address system,or tannoy.
Posted by valerie singletone
Sunday 29th of January 2012 10:59:09
brian once lived in a doo hut with his wife and kids,through out his career he always would wear football boots his wife had made him out of pigeon skin,his wife now trains doos for mike tyson
Posted by burt twix
Friday 27th of January 2012 10:56:04
Once ejected from sainsbury,s in east kilbride for singing devil woman over the tannoy.
Posted by jw
Friday 27th of January 2012 10:39:23
One time stunt double for seventies detective Frank Cannon
Posted by Sam snead
Friday 27th of January 2012 02:48:43
Once played a corpse on colombo.
Posted by nineteen fifties heartthrob
Friday 27th of January 2012 02:45:00
Once had a walk on part in bonanza.
Posted by anonymous
Friday 27th of January 2012 02:40:20
First met dixie as a young man on rutherglen main st. He was going through his new romantic phase.. He was dressed in white Ali baba trousers and a purple chiffon shirt .The look was somewhat spoiled by the green wellingtons his mum made him wear as the forecast was for slight drizzle later that day. Dixie is not only smashing lad but also an excellent entertainer,as he once entertained a horde of rain soaked wimbledon fans with medely of his truly awful hits..
Posted by cyril tomkinson
Tuesday 24th of January 2012 13:18:26
Brian had a walk on part on take the high road in the 70ssss
Posted by S.GonzaleZZZ
Monday 09th of January 2012 23:56:37
Brian clifford deans i nominate u for the team
Posted by anonymous
Monday 09th of January 2012 15:00:02
Dixie played with Muirend in defence. Could play any position and had skill and speed. Great player Dixie
Posted by born in a storm
Friday 06th of January 2012 16:56:56
was in rutherglen a long time ago,,it was one of those cold windy damp days,,,,and from the corner of my eye i seen an old mans bunnet blow off his head and roll towards east main street at a helluva ( great word ) speed,,,,just then a young lad ran past me with an almost seb coe style and stride,,,i said to ones self,,that young chap will never catch up with that old mans hat,,but hey catch up he did..and return it he did to the old chap whos head was beginning to glow as darkness took hold of the burgh,,,YES youve guessed ,,thet young lad was BRIAN,,and for that reason i say with pride......brian deans for the team....youraaahelluvaniceBLOKE
Posted by honest Jamie
Tuesday 03rd of January 2012 23:07:23
Big 'Silky' has been put down within the midfield category - the reality is that he had the ability and the energy (maybe not the eye sight right enough)to play in any position on the park and would get my vote to be within any 'all time team' coming out of Ru'glen. As with Mr Lloyd honoured to remain a true friend throughout the years - I know he might not like what I'm going to say here but he is 'Simply the Best'both on and off the park. Hope all is well with you Dixie boy.
Posted by GAB
Wednesday 28th of December 2011 18:07:17
Super player cracking guy enjoyed playing alongside him for a spell with Fernhill
Posted by mk
Saturday 24th of December 2011 10:34:26
as christmas approaches,i always think of dixie at this time of year,,,why?? not a clue
Posted by Tich
Wednesday 14th of December 2011 14:34:07
Great midfielder skill and energy and genuinely nice guy take care Dixie!!
Posted by weeg
Sunday 13th of November 2011 20:25:34
brians a very nice chap,and looks wonderful in a nice pair of corduroy slacks
Posted by mk
Friday 04th of November 2011 23:50:58
got youself a crying walking sleeping talking living doll
Posted by Leonard nimoy
Sunday 23rd of October 2011 13:41:18
Cant make panama jax on Saturday. Going to a retro night at the barracuda with William Shatner.
Posted by Scott
Sunday 23rd of October 2011 09:58:59
How much would he be worth in the transfer market today? Would he be the most expensive Ruglonian ? Would it be higher that the 9.5 million pounds paid by Moscow for McGeady or the 850, 000 paid by Barcelona for Archibald. If you were a manager making a bid, how much would you be prepared to pay for him ?
Posted by Sue Barker
Saturday 22nd of October 2011 23:33:47
Can any one tell me is Brian older than Sir Cliff ?
Posted by Terr
Saturday 22nd of October 2011 23:31:56
I once remember Magoo went on a great run down the line until the ref blew the whistle to bring it to a halt & give a throw in. Our calm Dixie was up in arms until he realised he was running among the daisies that were at the side of the park. It was down at Somerville if I remember correctly, still some player though .
Posted by BD
Saturday 22nd of October 2011 23:23:27
Senior experience consisted of trial periods with Leicester City and Dundee united in 1980.
Posted by Paul
Thursday 20th of October 2011 11:51:59
Dixie First tilt at management brought a block with his arithmetic in the run in to the end of the season with us constantly dropping points he continued to start his team talk reminding us we could still win this despite St Pats having already being awarded the league trophy.Delighted for him when he went on to beat them in the cup final later and starting his very successful trophy haul as a manager.I learned a lot from magoo and even inherited his foul temper at the sidelines.
Posted by mk
Tuesday 18th of October 2011 21:17:44
dixie is a very nice person
Posted by dropsy
Monday 17th of October 2011 18:01:26
dixies the only player i know to come off the park cleaner than he was when he went on great skill great player
Posted by Wee Bully
Sunday 16th of October 2011 22:00:29
Did he play senior football remember reading when he was with Clyde coaching that he had senior experience with Dundee Utd
Posted by Paul
Saturday 15th of October 2011 10:41:28
If he could only have been allowed to take the field with his specs oan things could have so much different for Mr Magoo,unfortunately he was better known as a Matt Dillion double.
Posted by Site Admin Team
Saturday 15th of October 2011 09:02:02
QUESTION: Can anyone advise please if he ever scored a hat trick during his career. If so, against which team ( s). Thanks for your help. Site Admin team
Posted by wylie
Friday 14th of October 2011 21:35:12
Dixie once did something absolutely hilarious in eightythree .for the life of me I cant remember what it was.
Posted by Tubbs
Thursday 13th of October 2011 21:23:05
Dixie played for Cambuslang Rangers,Stonehouse Violet,Maryhill, Blantyre Vics,Wishaw Juniors, he also played amateur football for Muirend and Fernhill Villa amongst others. Also known as Mr Mcgoo as he was blind as a bat but a good Donny Osmond impersonator
Posted by JimD
Thursday 13th of October 2011 10:58:51
Dixie as he's known coached the Bully Wee and played for Maryhill good bloke real skill think he played junior and amateur
Posted by randolph pringleton
Thursday 13th of October 2011 09:53:22
seen dixie last thursday on ruggie main st,,he had a pigeon on his head....
Posted by weegabber
Monday 10th of October 2011 20:54:18
dixie was and is a rutherglen football legend,,also worked in the film industry ,,were he played cliff richards stuntman in the film summer holiday.....