THEY are the players who cost the club nothing but who were worth their weight in gold. A side blessed with so many star names they should have been lit up in six-foot neon.
But everything that has a beginning has an end – even an era as glorious as that of Lochs Football Club’s golden generation.
Every few years a side is forced to rebuild, to take stock of what they have and sort the diamonds from the rough. When eras come to an end, replacements must blend seamlessly into a successful side and time is not a luxury afforded to those at the top of their game.
This is the introduction to journalist Eric Mackinnon’s two page overview of the ‘Magnificent Maroons’ featured in this week’s Stornoway Gazette out on Thursday, December 29th.