Dons Cup-winning Teams
Q Stuart Main harks
back to the Dons glory days: " Can you list the Aberdeen
teams in the 1989/90 LEAGUE CUP FINAL against Rangers and
the 1989/90 SCOTTISH CUP FINAL against Celtic?"
A League Cup winning team was:
Snelders, McKimmie, D Robertson, Grant (Van Der Ark), McLeish,
Miller, Nicholas, Bett, Mason, Connor, Jess (Irvine)
Aberdeen beat Rangers 2-1 at Hampden after
extra time on October 22nd 1989. Paul Mason scored
both goals in front of 61,190 fans. Rangers goal came from
a Mark Walters penalty.
Snelders, McKimmie, D Robertson, Grant, McLeish, Irvine, Nicholas,
Bett, Mason (Graham Watson), Connor, Gillhaus.
The Final against Celtic at Hampden on May 12th
1990 ended goalless after 120 minutes and the Dons became the
first team to win the trophy on penalty kicks, winning 9-8 with
the 20th spot-kick of the contest. The attendance was 60,493.
Eoin Jess. A League Cup winner in 89-90
Bully Wee v Pars
Q David Cameron
wants to know: "What was the score between Clyde
and Dunfermline on Saturday 15th January 1994?"
A The match was postponed
that day. It was played on Sat Feb 19th with Dunfermline
winning 1-0 thanks to an Andy Tod goal.
Q Kylie Duncan asks
us to "name team dates of the first substitution in Scottish
football who, when, where"
A It was a League Cup match
between Clyde and St Mirren at Shawfield on
August 13th 1966 when Saints' Archie Gemmill came
on for the injured Jim Clunie.
From great games to the game's
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Wee Willie Henderson
A question about a Rangers legend from Jane Livingston:
"Did Willie Henderson come back to Rangers and play
for them a 2nd time in the early 70s?"
A No. The only Rangers Henderson
played for after leaving Ibrox was Hong Kong Rangers. He
signed for Sheffield Wednesday in 1972, then moved to Hong Kong
in 1974 then back to Scotland to see out his career with Airdrie.
His last appearance was as a substitute in a league game against
Dundee in December 1978.
'Wee Willie' swapped Glasgow for Hong Kong
SFAQs? What does that mean?
A FAQs (Frequently Asked
Questions) can be found on many websites, mostly relating to
technical matters and SFA stands for (amongst other things)
Scottish Football Association. So a neat amalgamation of
acronyms gives us SFAQs which means Scottish Football
Answers (to) Questions.
For old SFAQs click here
Cup Firsts & Lasts
Q From Gareth
Evans "Who was the first Division 2 side to win
the Scottish Cup?"
A First and only side to do
so were East Fife in 1938.
East Fife made history in 1938
It seems a quiz in the Midlands has prompted a
few Scottish Cup queries.
Q John Cass asks: "Is
there a footballer who has won an FA Cup winner's medal in
both Scotland & England?"
A Yes, far too many to list
here. The most recent was Paul Gascoigne (Tottenham, 1991,
Rangers 1996). Most recent Scot was Brian McClair (Celtic,
1985, Man Utd, 1994).
Q Back to Gareth Evans
for this: "Who was the FIRST player to win both Scottish
and English FA Cup winners medals?"
A The first to do so was Henry Campbell who won with
Renton in 1888 and Blackburn Rovers in 1890.
Q On the same
theme from Alistair Jones: "Who was the first
Englishman to win a Scottish FA cup and English FA Cup winners
A Jim Welford with Aston
Villa in 1895 and Celtic in 1899.
1996 Scottish Cup Final
Gazza became a double Cup winner.
Q Alister Campbell
wants to know: "What was the team when the Scottish
League played the Italian League on November 15th
1962? I have a team photograph from the day, and can only name
six of them."
A I have the date as November
14th. Team was: McLaughlan (Kilmarnock), A Hamilton
(Dundee), Kennedy, Crerand (both Celtic), Ure (Dundee), Baxter,
Henderson (both Rangers), W Hamilton (Hearts), Millar (Rangers),
Cooke (Aberdeen), McParland (Partick Thistle). John Divers (Celtic)
replaced Willie Hamilton at half-time.
They lost 4-3 with the goals coming from Divers, Cooke and
you wait ages for a question from Holland then three arrive
all at once! Patrick Van Der Heijden, Robert Peperkamp and
Robin Frank all pose the same query: "Who was the
FIRST Dutchman to play in an Old Firm match?"
A It was Pieter Huistra
for Rangers in a 1-1 league draw v Celtic at Ibrox on September
15th 1990. My thanks to Forrest Robertson for this as
I have recently moved home and much of my reference material is
stuck at the bottom of a box somewhere.
Peter Nulty asks: "Who was the first player to score
for Gretna in the 2002-03 season?"
A It was Matt Henney in
the first minute of their first league game, at home to Morton on
August 3rd 2002.