Dukla Pumpherston

Dukla Pumpherston

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Dukla Pumpherston is a charity football team based in Scotland, and is captained by Scottish football pundit Chick Young., Partick Thistle FC official website, 25 February 2009

The name was based on the fictional team "Dukla Pumpherston Sawmill and Tannery" created by Tony Roper in 1980s comedy programme Naked Radio; the name is a comic juxtaposition of the sophisticated European-sounding name of Czech team Dukla Prague with that of tiny Scottish village Pumpherston. Roper himself has also played for the team.

The players have been described as a motley crew of former professional players and television personalities who tour the country - indeed the world - enjoying themselves while raising cash for worthy causes. They have been described as "a drinking team with a football problem". The ad-hoc roster (or that of similarly informal opposing charity teams) has, at various times, included football broadcaster Chic Charnley, politician Tommy Sheridan, boxer Willie Limond, Hamilton Advertiser, 30 April 2008, airport worker John Smeaton, Hamilton Advertiser, 27 May 2008, and footballers Ally McCoist, Neil Lennon, Jose Quitongo<ref...
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