Sometimes It’s The Silly Things…
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Sometimes it’s the silly things I miss when comparing today with my youth. As far as St. Andrews is concerned does anyone like me miss the old “Beautique”? The wooden shed just outside the turnstiles on the Kop? (Probably in much the same position as todays shop). The mad crush to get in after a game, the walls plastered with posters of Malcolm Page, Kenny Burns, Bob Hatton, the Latchford brothers and so many more of our heroes?
Today we have a shop that has absolutely no character, a very limited stock and is vastly over priced. OK so variation of stock wasn’t always so brilliant in the latter days either but at least I as a school child could still afford a little something to take home after a game, something to treasure and remind me of a wonderful experience. Staff that seemed to actually care rather than “it’s just a job”.
I rarely go to the shop now, I can’t afford to; and never do I come out thinking it was a wonderful experience.
Me, I miss the old wooden shed, I miss the crush, I miss the Beautique.
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The merchandise hasn’t changed much… And we are still wearing a Home shirt from the 1920’s… What next greasy center partings and twiddly moustaches?
I remember purchasing a white t shirt with an image of Simon sturridge on the front.
It’s the complete lack of any retail skills any merchandise skills. My grandkids go in excited snd come out disappointed