“I was totally sober when the tattoo was done, although maybe I should blame the drink. I had a moment in which I thought, ‘I’m going to do it, this is a good idea’.
“It was a good idea at the time, maybe not now.
“Dylan Kerr and I got them, no one else was daft enough.”
Old team-mate Kerr, said... “I came back from my best mate’s stag two days later than planned to find ‘Homer’ was going for a tattoo. So I decided to get one as well. (in Stevenston ) I’d had one or two drinks and woke up the next morning with a bandage around my leg. It took me a moment before I remembered about the tattoo but I’m delighted I had it done.
“Homer (Holt) was a Killie fan so I know how much that victory meant to him but as a boss I know he’ll be desperate to match the achievement with the Bairns. I’ll be cheering him on from the other side of the world.”
Holt went on ...“My last game for Kilmarnock was the 2001 League Cup Final. We had our backsides felt by a certain Mr Larsson who scored a hat-trick.
“It was 0-0 at half-time, Chris Sutton had just been sent off for topping me in a tackle and Christophe Cocard had been denied a penalty. Mind you, Christophe was never slow to go down.
“Ian Durrant was running the show before he had to go off injured and we were on top. So we decided to open up and go for it against 10 men. Suddenly, it was a case of Larsson bang, bang, bang and we were left to reflect it wasn’t such a good idea to have been so expansive..