Norrie Hall Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Norman Samuel R Hall
  • Born: November 19th, 1951 (Springburn)
  • Height: 6' 0
  • Position: Right Back
  • Signed: May 30th, 1970
  • First Manager: Jack Steedman
  • Career Totals: 378 appearances, 14 goals
  • Also Played For: Pollok, Rutherglen Glencairn


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1979-80 24 (7) 0 5 0 25.8% 19.4% 54.8%
1978-79 45 3 5 1 57.8% 15.6% 26.7%
1977-78 37 1 4 0 21.6% 21.6% 56.8%
1976-77 41 (3) 1 1 2 59.1% 25.0% 15.9%
1975-76 48 4 5 0 64.6% 14.6% 20.8%
1974-75 42 2 3 0 45.2% 14.3% 40.5%
1973-74 37 1 1 0 35.1% 21.6% 43.2%
1972-73 37 (3) 0 1 0 20.0% 20.0% 60.0%
1971-72 42 (2) 0 0 0 47.7% 25.0% 27.3%
1970-71 9 (1) 2 0 0 40.0% 50.0% 10.0%
Totals: 362 (16) 14


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 26/04/80 Division 1 vs. Stirling Albion (H) 0 - 1
 12/04/80 Division 1 vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 3
 09/04/80 Division 1 vs. Dunfermline (H) 0 - 1
 05/04/80 Division 1 vs. Raith Rovers (H) 0 - 3
 02/04/80 Division 1 vs. Dumbarton (H) 2 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
 13/03/79 Division 1 vs. Stirling Albion (A) 3 - 2
 16/09/78 Division 1 vs. Hamilton Accies (H) 4 - 1
 13/09/78 Division 1 vs. Stirling Albion (H) 5 - 2
 06/08/77 1st Round vs. Stenhousemuir (A) 6 - 1
 25/08/76 Group 8 vs. Queen of South (A) 4 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 13/03/79 Division 1 vs. Stirling Albion (A)  3 - 2
 16/09/78 Division 1 vs. Hamilton Accies (H)  4 - 1
 13/09/78 Division 1 vs. Stirling Albion (H)  5 - 2
 06/08/77 1st Round vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  6 - 1
 25/08/76 Group 8 vs. Queen of South (A)  4 - 1
 28/04/76 Semi Final vs. Dumbarton (N)  3 - 1
 03/04/76 Group 6 vs. Clyde (H)  3 - 0
 03/04/76 Group 6 vs. Clyde (H)  3 - 0
 30/08/75 2nd Division vs. Brechin City (H)  3 - 0
 29/03/75 Division 2 vs. Raith Rovers (H)  3 - 2
 02/11/74 Division 2 vs. Stirling Albion (A)  3 - 3
 25/08/73 Group 9 vs. Brechin City (A)  2 - 2
 24/04/71 Division 2 vs. Forfar Ath (A)  1 - 1
 12/12/70 Division 2 vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  3 - 1

 List of Games Played
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Biography

During his ten year spell at Kilbowie, Norrie Hall was always one of the first names on the teamsheet, as his hard tackling and over-lapping qualities made him a hit with fellow players and fans alike.

Norrie Hall was one of the first players to be praised highly with the tongue in cheek song “They call him Norrie Hall” with the second line of the first verse being “Because he’s only got one leg”.

Norrie was drafted into the Clydebank squad in 1970 and made his debut against Berwick Rangers in the unfamiliar inside-forward position due to injuries. He then spent a fair amount of time on the bench before being given a chance towards the end of the season in the defensive position that is associated with him.

Most people would instantly place Norrie Hall as a right back, but he played a significant part of his early career in the centre of defence, and it was only in 1974-75 that the full back role became his own. This was due to the departure of Davie Mitchell who himself had played over 300 games for the club.

This was another piece of the puzzle fitting together that would be pivotal in forming the great Clydebank team that won successive promotions to the Premier League just a year or so later. His Second Division Championship medal in 1975-76 was the only winners medal he won in his senior career, and he nearly blew it.

The Bankies were second in the league with one game to go, one point behind Raith Rovers with a better goal difference. Rovers had completed their programme, and Clydebank had to travel to third place Alloa for a 6.30 kick off as Recreation Park did not have floodlights, knowing a draw would be enough for the title. Clydebank found themselves under pressure from the get go but had a golden opportunity when Davie Cooper was pulled down in the box. Cooper did not want to take penalty as he had missed one the week before. Strangely, noted penalty takers Billy McColl and Jim Fallon did not come forward either. Cometh the hour, cometh the man, it fell to Norrie Hall to take the first and only spot kick of his whole Bankies career. Under the circumstances it was no surprise that he missed as keeper pushed his effort away. This set up a second half where the Bankies were under intense pressure but they held out and Norrie and his team mates got the glory.

The following season the Bankies went from strength to strength as the club were promoted to the Premier League. Unfortunately, the Bankies were unable to survive in the top flight after the loss of Davie Cooper and Mike Larnach. Norrie was to stay at Kilbowie for two more seasons but by 1979-80 Clydebank had gone into a mini-decline and a young Tony Gervaise was making a claim for the right back berth.

Norrie played his last match for the club against Stirling Albion on the 26th of April 1980, and was appointed captain for the occasion and the score was a 1-0 defeat. The Steedman family were not renowned for allowing players to have testimonials and it is poor show that Norrie was allowed to leave the club without having this honour bestowed upon him.

An odd statistic about Norrie is that he scored 14 goals for Clydebank, and in those games not once did the Bankies lose, with 11 wins and two draws (he scored a double in one match)

After he left Kilbowie, Norrie joined Pollok and in his first full season led the club to their first ever Scottish Junior Cup victory beating Arthurlie one goal to nil in the final, with another Bankie, Stewart Auld, in the line-up. Pollok had Norrie to thank for getting them to the final as his goal against Forth Wanderers in the semi-final replay at Love Street was the game’s only goal.

Norrie played 378 times for the Bankies and is only eclipsed by the legends that are Jim Fallon and Jim Gallacher. Norrie Hall would surely have been one of the first inductees into the Bankies Hall of Fame, however he passed away in 2011 at the relatively young age of 59 though moves have been made to do this posthumously in the future.

Debut

November 14th, 1970
Berwick Rangers 1 - 1 Clydebank

League (Division 2)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Norrie was born on this date in Springburn.


  • Signed For Clydebank


  • First Team Debut

    Berwick Rangers 1 - 1 Clydebank
    League (Division 2)


  • First Goal

    Alloa Athletic 1 - 3 Clydebank
    League (Division 2)


  • 50th Appearance

    Brechin City 1 - 2 Clydebank
    League (Division 2)


  • 50th League Appearance

    Montrose 1 - 3 Clydebank
    League (Division 2)


  • 100th Appearance

    Clydebank 1 - 3 East Stirlingshire
    League (Division 2)

    Clydebank, playing their first home league game this season, looked as though they were shocked when, after half an hour of play, East Stirling went ahead. A quick free kick from Donnelly took the Ban


  • 100th League Appearance

    Clydebank 1 - 1 St Mirren
    League (Division 2)

    Clydebank took the field at Kilbowie Park hoping for a return to winning form following the midweek lapse against Stirling Albion. Three of the youngsters - Keeper Matson, Provan and Fanning - were d


  • 200th Appearance

    Stenhousemuir 2 - 1 Clydebank
    League (2nd Division)

    Bankies had one enforced change for their visit to Stenhousemuir. Jimmy Caskie missed out through injury and Ian Browning was drafted into a re-arranged forward line, for his long awaited debut.


  • 200th League Appearance

    Ayr Utd 2 - 0 Clydebank
    League (Premier Division)


  • 300th Appearance

    Dundee Utd 1 - 0 Clydebank
    League (Premier Division)


  • Last Goal

    Stirling Albion 2 - 3 Clydebank
    League (Division 1)


  • Last Appearance

    Clydebank 0 - 1 Stirling Albion
    League (Division 1)