With no club fixtures due to international fixtures, I wondered where to go to watch my football on Saturday?
As a Maryhill boy born and bred, I took my Dad to see our local team Maryhill Juniors play Royal Albert.
Maryhill have had a great set up for many years but in recent years they have fallen from grace and down the divisions but still attract a loyal and faithful fan base.
Some of the good and the great have either came from Maryhill or played for the club.
Danny McGrain, Jim Duffy and the late great Tommy Burns spent time at Lochburn and Charlie Nicholas stayed in the Wyndford, near my late Uncle Mick, football and Maryhill has always gone together.
Whenever we get the chance both my Dad and I often try and go up and watch the juniors and give some money back to the club in their time of need.
You do get value for money going to watch the juniors these days, certainly at Maryhill for both myself and my Dad to watch the game, it only cost£5.50, match programme £1, pies £1 and if you want a couple of pints that also cost you under £5 as they have a great social club on the ground also which shows any live match and also Sky Sport News for the punters hoping to keep an eye on the scores and who may have the odd couple of pounds on a football coupon.
The game was all Maryhill in the first-half but true to form they lost two bad second half goals and the game to leave themselves still rooted to the bottom of the league.
It is a shame to see this proud club fall from grace but whilst at the ground, Dad and I had a chat about not just Maryhill but Celtic, Scotland and football in general.
Many a fan would have agreed with us after watching Scotland in the last two matches, you wonder if some players try harder for their club than their country but that is a debate for another day.
Getting back to Celtic matters, after the euro disaster the manager and the board acted quickly by off loading Marc-Antoine Fortune back to West Brom on a two year deal for an undisclosed fee.
No sooner had one striker gone out the door than another was coming through the Celtic Park revolving door when Anthony Stokes of Hibernian became Anthony Stokes of Celtic, as the striker signed a four year deal with his heroes.
Stokes has played for Falkirk when he came on loan from Arsenal, Sunderland, Sheffield United and Crystal Palace before moving to Hibernian on a free transfer.
The Republic of Ireland striker showed last season that he knew the way to goal when he bagged 23 goals, two of which came against his new employees at Celtic Park!
He will be hoping to repay Neil Lennon's faith in him by scoring against old Edinburgh foes Hearts when they come to face the Hoops at Celtic Park this Saturday.
The Hoops found out who they will be playing in the next round of the Co-op Insurance cup later this month.It will be a reverse of the first fixture of the season when Terry Butcher brings his side to Celtic Park on 22 September with a 7.45 kick-off.
Before I sign off I would like to pass on my best wishes to former Denmark and Rangers legend, Brian Laudrup.
Brian has been told that he has a form of lymphoma (a cancer of the immune system) but has vowed to beat his most difficult opponent yet and I am sure that every Celtic fan would also like to wish Brian and his family all the very best in these most trying times for them.
Brian will be remembered fondly as the man who got the goal to make it nine league championships in a row to equal Celtic's long standing record but I also remember him as a warm individual who I met on a Champions League night and reminded him how he spoiled my Uncle's Tommy's Birthday as he raced on to a Brian O Neill mistake to score the winner in a memorable win for the Gers in a match full with incident, two missed penalties and an open goal miss by Van Vossen.
Brian was a great Rangers player and a gentleman, I hope and pray that he gets his best result ever and beats this cancer, our prayers are with you.
Only one last thing to say before I sign off, September 10th 1985 was the day that Scottish Football lost one of its most treasured figures when Jock Stein passed away.
Jock was "the" man when it came to managing Celtic, his record was remarkable to say the least in his time with the club, 25 trophies in his time at Celtic Park, included in that was perhaps the birth of the Lisbon Lions as his Celtic team not only took on the might of Inter Milan but beat them to become the first British club to win the European Cup and after 25 years, it is still hard to believe that one of the special characters in our game has gone.
For everything he achieved at Celtic and all he tried to do in his time with Scotland, Jock will always be remembered as a Scotiish Football legend and even as the Scotland support stood to pay their respects to the great man (as Celtic fans will do on Saturday, hopefully Hearts fans will do the same?) it was strange looking up at the screens and seeing his face but the image of Ninian Park will haunt us all forever.
Jock could and possibly should have been at Celtic Park even long after he stepped down as manager to be replace by Billy McNeill but all the board at the time had to offer him was a job with Celtic Pools!
This was a man who had taken a club to two European Cup finals, winning one and bringing a swashbuckling style to the Scottish and European game with his entertaining Celtic side which won every domestic trophy in 1967 and lead the side to nine championship wins in a row, he was worth a lot more.
Its true, you never know how much you love or miss someone till their gone
Heroes and Legends live on in our hearts forever!
Dedicated to Jock Stein, Ronnie Simpson, Bobby Murdoch, Jimmy Johnstone and anyone who has lost a loved one.