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by LLD
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Longest Gap between Scottish Cup appearances
Replies: 3
Views: 3640

Re: Longest Gap between Scottish Cup appearances

Can't see Mid Annandale beating Tynecastle, but in any case I think Bonnyrigg Rose may have the record.
They featured in Victorian times and have obviously qualified quite recently by winning the East Region Super League.
by LLD
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: PARK or STADIUM
Replies: 9
Views: 6879

Re: PARK or STADIUM

If the sponsors are going to pay me to use their names for grounds I`ll comply(likewise polo shirts & any other clothing) but until they do I`ll continue using the grounds` last "normal" names. See my article in the very last Scottish League Review as to why football grounds are called parks. Apart...
by LLD
Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Durhamstown Rangers 1880s
Replies: 5
Views: 5135

Re: Durhamstown Rangers 1880s

Durhamtown was located where the Birniehill area of Bathgate is today.
by LLD
Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Early Scotland internationalists - new details
Replies: 42
Views: 43556

Re: Early Scotland internationalists - new details

Talking of Mossend Swifts, their other international was Robert Boyd with two caps. Thanks to a genealogical message board I've been in touch with a descendant who kindly provided me with his dates: Born 2 July 1867 in Whifflet, died 11 August 1930 in West Calder. His grave is also online: http://w...
by LLD
Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Early Scotland internationalists - new details
Replies: 42
Views: 43556

Re: Early Scotland internationalists - new details

'e.g. James Ellis of Mossend Swifts wasn't capped it was his brother Dave. What's the background to that? I have to say it is difficult to work it out: When the SFA announced the team to play Ireland on 17 March 1892, it simply said Ellis (Mossend Swifts), and so did the match reports I've seen. Th...
by LLD
Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scottish Cup 1st round info - worse than ever
Replies: 42
Views: 13737

Re: Scottish Cup 1st round info - worse than ever

Edinburgh City's programme today gives the attendance for their game v Shotts Bon Accord at Hannah Park last week as 304.
No attendance announced at Meadowbank this afternoon - my guesstimate is around 250.
by LLD
Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scottish Cup 1st round info - worse than ever
Replies: 42
Views: 13737

Re: Scottish Cup 1st round info - worse than ever

Irvine Meadow Twitter account gives the attendance at their game v Gala Fairydean as 431.

https://twitter.com/Medda1897 - scroll down a bit
by LLD
Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Football clubs becoming limited companies
Replies: 11
Views: 4092

Re: Football clubs becoming limited companies

Meadowbank Thistle Football Club became Meadowbank Thistle Football Club Ltd in 1993.
The company subsequently changed it's name to the current Livingston Football Club Ltd in 2002, obviously quite some time after the team on the park.
by LLD
Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: League reconstruction
Replies: 31
Views: 12511

Re: League reconstruction

scottish wrote: Sections to be geographical. For example 2010-11 might have been as follows:

Clyde
Morton
Dumbarton
Livingston
Hmmmm.
by LLD
Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:17 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Debut hat-tricks
Replies: 13
Views: 7554

Debut hat-tricks

Kenny Deuchar grabbed a hat-trick for Livingston on his debut against East Fife on Tuesday. It's unprecedented in the history of Livingston and Meadowbank Thistle. Does anyone know of any other players to have achieved this feat? I am guessing an Old Firm player or two may have done it, possibly qui...
by LLD
Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: This year's Scottish Cup crowds
Replies: 15
Views: 5079

Re: This year's Scottish Cup crowds

One of the threads on P&B gives the Gala v Sunnybank attendance as 196.
by LLD
Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Oldast ground sections in the SPL?
Replies: 2
Views: 1959

Re: Oldast ground sections in the SPL?

Following on from the "urban myth" re Kilmarnock's main stand (just how old is it, anyway?), it got me thinking about pre-1960s parts of grounds. Ibrox - Main Stand, 1929 Tynecastle - Main stand (post-WW2?) Pittodrie - Main Stand (date?) Fir Park - East Stand (cover dates from 1954, roof replaced i...
by LLD
Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: WILLIE IRVINE
Replies: 6
Views: 3678

I remember him scoring a few as a young Meadowbank supporter.
He scored five goals for Stirling Albion in their 20-0 win over Selkirk in 1984, including the first and twentieth goals.
by LLD
Sun May 02, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Late postponements
Replies: 8
Views: 4637

I was down south working last year and went along to see Durham City v Newcastle Blue Star play in midweek.
Despite the fact that the park in Durham is artificial the ref called the game off five minutes before kick off because it was frozen!
by LLD
Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Four brothers / triplets on the same side
Replies: 15
Views: 9807

Four brothers / triplets on the same side

A wee bit of history at Almondvale tonight when Keaghan, Kyle, Devon and Sheldon Jacobs all featured in our win over Albion Rovers. Keaghan, Kyle and Devon all started the game with Sheldon coming on as a second half sub. The question is whether four brothers have played professionally on the same s...