Beat the Goalie
Beat the Goalie
Beat the Goalie
Beat the Goalie
Beat the Goalie
Beat the Goalie
Beat the Goalie
Beat the Goalie

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An organic-shaped multi-coloured panel with a silhouette of a 'Goalie' cut out of the centre. The cartoon goalie was inspired by a character from ‘The Dandy’. The colours were taken from the contemporary and historical strips of Coatbridge’s football team. The plaque refers to the footballer Jock Stein.

Beat the Goalie



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commissioned by North Lanarkshire Council

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North Lanarkshire Council


North Lanarkshire Council

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at all times

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on a yellow plaque set into the ground immediately in front of the sculpture: BEAT THE GOALIE! / The goal keepers were busy on 14 November 1942 / At half time Celtic were three goals in the lead / but Albion Rovers rallied to a 4:4 draw / On trial for the 'Wee Rovers' was an unknown / Lanarkshire miner and future football legend


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Bank Street Basin, Coatbridge