For young Kilmarnock striker Cammy Evans, the summer of ’ 69 felt like the best time of his footballing life.
He hoped it was the start of a glittering career with the Rugby Park club, but things didn’t go as he planned.
Cammy recalled: “I started my professional career with Rangers.
“I signed for them when I was 17, and spent two years at Ibrox.
“There was talk of interest from English clubs when I was released, but there was only one team I was ever going to sign for.
“I was a Kilmarnock fan and I still am. I’m now a season-ticket holder at the club.
“I’d been at Tynecastle as a supporter, watching them win the league championship in 1965.
“To join Kilmarnock, and then make my first team debut against Morton on January 2, 1969, was a dream come true.”
Cammy began to establish himself in the side and rounded the season off taking part in a 2-0 win over Celtic.
Then it was off to the USA.
He went on: “It was an amazing experience for a 19- year- old. My main memory of the games was the heat that we played in.
“We flew all over the country and stayed in top hotels.
“Wolves ended up winners, with West Ham – who had players like Bobby Moore, Harry Redknapp and Trevor Brooking – the runners-up.
“Old heads who’d been in the title- winning side looked out for me on and off the field.”
However, things took a controversial twist on Kilmarnock’s return to Scotland.
There was a row over bonus payments for European qualification and 13 players, including Cammy, submitted transfer requests. It had a long-lasting impact on his career. He said: “I fell out with the manager, Walter Mccrae, and he wasn’t a good man to fall out with.
“I played all of the pre- season games and went on the first European trip to Zurich.
“I was then stuck in the reserves. I think I played well but didn’t get a sniff of the first-team.
“At the end of the season, I went from the high of being a Killie first-team player to the low of being released.
“It’s still a painful memory.”
Cammy then had two seasons with Queen of the South under player-manager Jim Easton.
There was a brief spell with Stranraer and a stint in junior football with Ardrossan Winton Rovers.
He said: “I then opened sports shops in Largs and Arbroath. We moved to live in Brechin and stayed there for 25 years.
“I was youth coach at Arbroath from 1988 to 1995, and assisted Danny Mcgrain during his time as manager.”
Cammy, now living in Saltcoats, has one happy memento of his time at Kilmarnock.
He said: “I played in the Centenary game against Eintracht Frankfurt and I still have the shirt. I was probably fined for keeping it!”
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