From great games to the game's greats. If
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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.
The SFA is constructing a Hall of Fame. Here's a few of the
all-time greats we'd like to see in it.
JIMMY McGRORY in typical goalscoring fashion. British football's
most prolific striker is a contender for the Hall of Fame
For old SFAQs click here
Q Leslie Horne asks: Last
Saturday all 4 Fife senior teams won. Can you tell me when in the
past this has happened?
A You have to go back to October 28th 2000 for the last
Fife foursome. Dunfermline beat Dundee 1-0 at East
End Park in the SPL. In the First Division, Raith Rovers
won 2-1 away to Inverness Caley Thistle. And in the
Third, East Fife had a 3-1 triumph over Montrose
at home while Cowdenbeath took the points with a 3-2 victory
There was a 100% Fife success rate on February 23rd this
year when Raith hammered Falkirk 5-1 at Starks
Park, East Fife edged East Stirling 1-0 at home and Cowdenbeath
won 2-0 at Hamilton. There were no SPL fixtures as
it was Scottish Cup quarter-final day so Dunfermline, having
lost at Ayr in the previous round, didnt have a match.
Q From Tom McInally:
Who were the Celtic goalscorers in the 1958 league cup final
against Rangers? Was the McNeill scorer, Billy the later
A Billy McPhail, not
McNeill, scored a hat-trick in the famous 7-1 victory in
the League Cup Final on October 19th 1957 in front of a crowd at
82,293 at Hampden. Neilly Mochan grabbed two and Sammy
Wilson and Willie Fernie with a spot-kick were the other
The line-up in the Final was: Beattie, Donnelly, Fallon, Fernie,
Evans, Peacock, Tully, Collins, McPhail, Wilson, Mochan
Billy McNeill signed for Celtic in August 1957 but
didn't make his first-team debut until the following season.
Q How many
goals did Alan Brazil score for Scotland?,
asks Tony Scott
A Just one. Brazil played
thirteen times for Scotland (eleven while with Ipswich,
two with Spurs) and it was in his twelfth appearance that he struck
the second in a 2-0 win over Wales at Ninian Park
Other than Ipswich and Tottenham, he also played for
Man Utd, Coventry and QPR before a back injury forced
him into premature retirement at the age of just 27.
He made his Scotland debut shortly before his 21st birthday when he
replaced Joe Jordan at half-time in Poland in 1980
and his final appearance was against England just four days
after his goal against Wales. Scotland were beaten 2-0. Brazil
was still only 23 at the time of his final cap.
His international outings gave rise to one of the best trick
questions in football: Which country holds the record for the longest
pass in a match? The answer being Scotland when the ball
travelled all the way from Jordan to Brazil!