FORMER Dunfermline Athletic manager and one of Scotland’s top after-dinner speakers, the legendary Dick Campbell, will host and take part in a night of football comedy in the Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline, on Thursday, October 20.

Having started out his footballing career with Dundee United’s youth system, Dick then played for Cowdenbeath, Dunfermline Athletic, Ross County, Brechin City and East Stirlingshire.

He progressed into management with Cowdenbeath, Partick Thistle, Forfar Athletic, Brechin City and Ross County, achieving five promotions at four different clubs.

For Pars fans, Dick is best remembered for his time managing Dunfermline Athletic after he become Bert Paton’s assistant. Paton and Campbell guided Dunfermline to promotion in the 1995–96 Scottish First Division season, and also achieved what was then their highest league position in the Premier Dvision, finishing fifth in 1996–97, with their team known for their adventurous attacking style of play.

Last season, Dick came tantalisingly close to taking part-time club of Arbroath into the Premier League after getting them promoted twice, from League Tow and League One.

Joining Dick as he takes to the stage with his hilarious stories and football anecdotes will be impressionist Paul Reid, described by ex-Scotland manager Craig Brown as “in my opinion the best sports impersonator in Scotland”.

Paul has appeared at benefit dinners for many famous names including Sir Alex Ferguson, Mark Hateley, Neil Lennon, Gordon Strachan, Artur Boruc, Lubo Moravcik and Maurice Malpas. He has also starred on popular shows such as BBC TV’s Hogmanay programme ‘Only An Excuse’, Match Of The Day Kickabout, Football Focus and Question Of Sport.

Completing the line-up will be Frank McAvennie, best known for a football career at the very top with Celtic and West Ham, and now a very funny and compelling after-dinner speaker. Frank’s enthusiasm for the game is obvious and he engages with audiences to ensure everyone gets a feel for what it is like to step onto the pitch of a professional football match.

Tickets for a ‘Football Comedy Night’, which is sponsored by KDM Group East End Park caterers Stephens Bakery, with the Dunfermline Press as media partners, are available priced £15 from the Carnegie Hall box office on 01383 602302.

To win £50 of Stephens vouchers and two tickets for the event simply tell us: Which item of clothing is Dick Campbell famous for wearing?

Email your answers to, marking ‘Football Comedy Night Competition’ in the subject box. One correct entry will be drawn at random.