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Bill McNie

Nickname Octopus, Macca, The White Darcheville, Billy Big Balls, Tinkerman, Spongebob Squareheid
Date Of Birth 6/10/67
Place Of Birth Edinburgh
Big Team Rangers
Wee Team Greenock Morton
Favourite Player Ever Brian Laudrup
Position Defender or keeper (when not rooting about in the bushes behind the goal or fending off neds)
Distinguishing Features Obscure foreign football tops, too many limbs, the biggest heid in Texas (official), the fattest face in Balerno (official), scabby goalie gloves 'smelling of AIDS' (© Greg)
Lookalike Ted McMinn (coordination), Jean-Claude Darcheville (arse), Richard Dunne (finesse), Bobby Williamson (coupon), Subbuteo goalie (handling)
Battlecry Generally something about communication, with 'TALK TO HIM!' and 'GET THE COMMS UP!' being particularly common howls.

Also rather fond of a 'Good arse!'
Claim To Fame Once scored two goals for the Real in the same 11s game. And has played 11s with Fish out of Marillion.
8s Debut Some time around 1997
5s Appearances in 2004 39 out of 41 (95% - highest)
5s Appearances in 2005 41 out of 45 (91% - highest)
5s Appearances in 2006 40 out of 43 (93% - highest)
5s Appearances in 2007 39 out of 42 (93% - highest)
5s Appearances in 2008 41 out of 48 (85%)
8s Appearances in 2009 33 out of 46 (72%)
8s Appearances in 2010 38 out of 43 (88%)
8s Appearances in 2011 44 out of 49 (90%)
8s Appearances in 2012 44 out of 49 (90% - highest)
8s Appearances in 2013 43 out of 48 (90%)
8s Appearances in 2014 42 out of 50 (84%)
8s Appearances in 2015 31 out of 51 (61%)
8s Appearances in 2016 45 out of 50 (90% - highest)


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