Q A picture poser from Peter
Russell: Can you identify the occasion and therefore
the score of the match from which this photo comes?
It has been passed to me by my sister on behalf of her boyfriend
who was mates with the son of J. Lindsay (It is his original photo!)
From what I understand Lindsay was a player with Clyde in the 40's/50's
and could be one of the players in the photo. Is it the Glasgow
Cup '51/'52 against Celtic?
If so what was the score, who are the players in the photo and what
was the final score.
The 1951-52 Glasgow Cup Final?
A I consulted my colleague Forrest
Robertson on this one and we are fairly sure it's the Glasgow
Cup Final of 1951-52 at Hampden. The match was played
on September 24th 1951 and Clyde won 2-1. Jack
Lindsay was a regular for Clyde that season.
The only other meeting between the sides at Hampden during this
period was a Scottish Cup semi-final in 1956 but Jack Lindsay had
left Clyde by then. See the answer to a previous query about this
Identifying the players is harder. I reckon the Celtic player on
the left could be Bobby Evans and Forrest thinks the Celtic
player on the right might be the recently deceased Bertie Peacock.
As for the Clyde players, we do not have a scooby and would welcome
any information visitors to the site may have.
Q From Dave
O'Malley: Just to settle a discussion a few of us were
having in our local, can you tell me when Jim Baxter left
Raith Rovers to join Rangers? This financed the installation
of the original floodlights at Stark's Park, Rovers played
a friendly for the opening of the lights, I think it was Aston
Villa, can you confirm or give me the correct opposition for
A Rangers signed
Jim Baxter for a Scottish record fee of £17,500 on June
21st 1960. Raith Rovers met Aston Villa at Stark's Park on
September 27th that year and beat them 2-1.
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