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John Martin, now 61 and still living in Prestonpans, helps coach local youth team Musselburgh Windsor and works in Tesco. Picture: Alistair Linford

Interview: Airdrie’s madcap keeper John Martin on kissing royalty at Hampden, Robert Duvall, the miners’ strike and showering with Justin Fashanu

Remember when Royal “incidents” were something to laugh about rather than threaten the end of civilisation as we know it? I am in wet and windy Prestonpans, East Lothian, seeking out the fellow who once famously broke protocol, ignored politesse and thumbed his nose at deference in the presence of a duchess, but all these harled-wall streets look pretty much the same. Then I walk up another paved path and notice the inscription on the mat: “Welcome to the Madhouse!” it says. Yes, this must be the place.

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