The Glenrothes Arabs
Alan Ramshaw Bryan Orr Graeme Turner Gus Hughes Kevin Stevie Thomson Neill McGregor Fred Funnell Simon 
Adamson Ally Wallace Devon May Kyle Dave Henderson Ian Anderson
Paul McDaid Andy 
Woodrow Lawrence Stuart Jenkins Ian Wallace Bryan Kay Gary Fagan Craig Hume Stephanie Grant Aaron Doig Innes Laing Louise Laing Davie McCulloch Garry
BRYAN ORR
Bryan, May 2010
Home Town
Glenrothes
Birthplace
Kirkcaldy
What Year Did You Start Supporting United
Became a fan in 1984, became a full time Supporter in 1987.
Why United
Wasn't interested in football til the age of 10. My Dad was a neutral, originally from the West (he had a wee thing for Motherwell), brother was a Hun and all my pals supported different teams, Rangers, Celtic, Aberdeen, United, etc. Growing up in a small village in the North East of Fife, there were quite a few Arabs in that area, and I felt strangely drawn towards the Tangerine... my Dad encouraged me to follow in that direction - he was relieved I didn't want to follow either of the Old Firm - taking me to my first game in 1985. Later found out my grandad was from Dundee, so it all made sense.
First United Match
United v. Hearts at Tannadice in a 1-1 draw, November 1985. Richard Gough scored a last minute equiliser. My Dad reckons I was at a United match at Tannadice in the early 80's but I don't recall it. Although I remember being outside Hampden for the 1980 Scottish Cup final between United and Rangers! (My Dad & brother were at the game).
Favourite All-Time Player
Dave Narey. The man was just pure class.
When did you first hear about the Glenrothes Arabs and how?
Had been travelling up to Dundee on the train from Cupar until my Mum noticed an advert in the Glenrothes Gazzette for a United Supporters Club from Glenrothes. The first match I went to on the bus was my first real away match, which was the first game of the 1988/89 season at Love Street. Been a regular ever since.
Most Memorable Goal
Probably John Clark's header against Barcelona in Spain.
Best/Favourite Goal
Iain Ferguson's half way strike against Hearts, December 1986. I even loved the way he celebrated....pointing and laughing at Hearts keeper Henry Smith!
Regretted Missing a Game
Would loved to have been at the UEFA Cup games in 1986/87. This was the year before I became a regular at Tannadice.
Favourite Away Ground
Used to be Pittodrie in the 80's/90's. Don't have one these days, although love the Away Cup days to the likes of QoS, Gretna etc. so I can score more away grounds of my list.
Worst Away Ground
Ibrox and Parkhead. Don't go to either anymore because I dont' enjoy being surrounded by filth! If I wanted to hear religious songs for 90 minutes I'd go to f&%king church!
Best Home Match
The first one. Was a fan for a year or two before I got to my first game, seeing all your hero's in the flesh for the first time.
Best Away Match
United winning 3-0 at Ibrox, December 1994. Right in the middle of their 9 in a row. And to top it off Ian Ferguson got sent off!
Ever Cried at a Game
Too many to mention... I'm worse than a woman!
Proudest United Moment
1986/87 UEFA Cup run. From Kevin Gallacher's "cross" against Barcelona to John Clark's strike against Gothenburg.
Furthest You've Travelled to Watch United
European trips to Antwerp (Belgium 1989), Arnhem (Holland 1990), Andorra (CE Principat 1997) and Annjalankoski (MyPa, Finland 2005). Seem to be working my way through the alphabet!
Favourite English Team
Don't have one. Used to love Liverpool under Fagan & Dalglish in the 80's, but since then I just prefer to see anyone beating Manchester United!
Most Disliked Team
Rangers/Celtic. Two cheeks of the same arse. With the Weegie Media the hole in the middle.
Most Prized United Possession
Autographed 1994 Scottish Cup Winners top, signed by Brewster. And photo's of me with the Cup in 1994 and 2010.
Statto Fact

Andy and myself had a pre-match interview with Jim McLean back in 1993.... then the next day he announced he was stepping down as manager at the end of the season! Was it something we said?!

Was also on front page of Andorra's top newspapers when visiting to watch United play there in the UEFA Cup in 1997 (see Spoons' Stato Fact)

Alan Ramshaw Bryan Orr Graeme Turner Gus Hughes Kevin Stevie Thomson Neill McGregor Fred Funnell Simon 

Adamson Ally Wallace Devon May Kyle Dave Henderson Ian Anderson
Paul McDaid Andy 

Woodrow Lawrence Stuart Jenkins Ian Wallace Bryan Kay Gary Fagan Craig Hume Stephanie Grant Aaron Doig Innes Laing Louise Laing Davie McCulloch Garry
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