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THE LIFE OF JOHN LAMBIE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1175: tabled on 18 April 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 21 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with sadness the death of the legendary football player and manager, John Lambie, at the age of 77; celebrates Lambie's playing career as full-back with both Falkirk and St. Johnstone before becoming a manager, with periods spent at Hibernian, two at Hamilton Academical where he won the First Division in 1986, and Falkirk; believes that he truly made his mark with Partick Thistle, a team he managed four times, guiding the team to consecutive promotions and entry to the Scottish Premier League in 2002, while also leading it to the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup in the same year, a relationship acknowledged by one commentator who noted that John and the Jags were made for one another; understands that Lambie was fabled for his industrial language, immortalised in a dressing room motivational speech that was recorded for posterity in the BBC Scotland documentary, Grasping the Thistle, and that he also had a fondness for cigar smoking and pigeons; further believes that Scottish football will be a far less colourful place without John Lambie; and sends its sincere condolences to his family.

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In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

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