- Published: Thursday, 21 May 2015 14:30
It was with great sadness that Montrose FC heard of the passing of Clark Simpson. This football club has lost a very long standing supporter who has been in loyal attendance at Links Park since 1946. Time Tunnel interviewed him in February 2012 and he explained that this football club had been a major part of his life. In his younger days he had to miss quite a few games when he did his National Service and during a time when he himself played Junior football locally but The Mo were always there and he came down Wellington Street as often as he possibly could, right down to his twilight years.
There are not many fans nowadays who can recall watching Montrose in the C Division days but Clark Simpson remembered that time and when interviewed the old stories and memories came trotting out at quite a pace. Not just the games but memories of how Links Park had changed over the years. He even recalled the music played over the tannoy from a wee hut beside the old stand on the far side of the ground. It was as if he could close his eyes and just cast himself back a few years and more. The late 1950’s and early 1960’s were the times he remembered most fondly when Montrose re-entered the SFL, but it also brought out a few goose pimples as he mentioned the halcyon days of the mid 1970’s and the Championship year in the 1980’s. We could go on and on but when finally asked what else he would do on a Saturday afternoon he simply said ‘ few things are better than watching your home town team on a Saturday afternoon as I’ve been fortunate to see many very memorable matches.’
Montrose Football Club sends its deepest and sincere condolences to his family and as he will be up there somewhere watching down on us – thanks Clark, we will miss you.