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by 50Trophies
Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: International
Topic: Walsh - what a bender!
Replies: 0
Views: 2619

Walsh - what a bender!

I'm big fan of great sports commentaries - "Pele - What a Save!" (David Coleman) "Look at his face! Just look at his face!" (Barry Davies) "Armstrong - he weaved and waddled and wandered around" (Bill McLaren). Anyway - I am desperately trying to track a video of Barry Davies saying "Walsh - what a ...
by 50Trophies
Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Football Books
Topic: The World's 50 Greatest Sporting Trophies - new book
Replies: 1
Views: 2610

The World's 50 Greatest Sporting Trophies - new book

Hope I'm OK posting this here, but I have just self-published a book entitled "The World's 50 Greatest Sporting Trophies." There are 12 footy trophies therein, including the Scottish Cup. This forum ultimately led to me making one of my proudest discoveries for the book, namely why the Fairs Cup was...
by 50Trophies
Fri May 24, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scottish FA Cup - real or replica?
Replies: 8
Views: 5591

Re: Scottish FA Cup - real or replica?

:-). Ta for article - excellent, I may have to steal that fact about Elvis Presley. No, I don't do ALL my research on Wikithingie, but it can be useful as a pointer. Mixture of official websites, (often very knowledgeable) mates and family, my own memories, wonderful new contacts made whilst researc...
by 50Trophies
Fri May 24, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scottish FA Cup - real or replica?
Replies: 8
Views: 5591

Re: Scottish FA Cup - real or replica?

The original Cup is still presented - you just don't get to keep it. Same scenario with the Wimbledon tennis trophies, and the Indy 500's Borg Warner Trophy. I was getting my info on the Scottish Cup from a different page. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Scottish_Cup_finals Thanks for clearing ...
by 50Trophies
Thu May 23, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scottish FA Cup - real or replica?
Replies: 8
Views: 5591

Re: Scottish FA Cup - real or replica?

Thanks, Scottish FA! Bloody Wikipaedia is wrong again. Do you know the story behind the actual trophy, ie who designed it, why is the old fellah on top? (strange that the old English Div 1 trophy has a lady there!).

Cheers

Jerry
by 50Trophies
Thu May 23, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scottish FA Cup - real or replica?
Replies: 8
Views: 5591

Scottish FA Cup - real or replica?

The current Scottish FA Cup was minted in 1885 although the competition began some years prior to that date. Is the original version still presented to the champs? I ask because in the case of many famous old trophies - the Calcutta Cup, Claret Jug, FA Cup, Rugby League Challenge Cup, Sam Maguire Cu...
by 50Trophies
Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: International
Topic: Eh? Nearly 200 teams in the UFEA Europa League?
Replies: 10
Views: 5646

Re: Eh? Nearly 200 teams in the UFEA Europa League?

Wow. Thanks for the input, guys. Another factor is the arrival of new countries: Czechoslovakia now is now Czech Rep and Slovakia, and Yugoslavia split into several new states. Still a lot of teams, though, and rather dilutes the quality in my humble opinion.
by 50Trophies
Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: International
Topic: Eh? Nearly 200 teams in the UFEA Europa League?
Replies: 10
Views: 5646

Eh? Nearly 200 teams in the UFEA Europa League?

Can someone check my maths? I can't believe it's not butter, and I also can't believe that 194 - or 196 teams if the holder doesn't participate - take part in the UEFA Europa league each year. Is this correct?
by 50Trophies
Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: International
Topic: Noel Beard Trophy / Fairs Cup
Replies: 2
Views: 3348

Re: Noel Beard Trophy / Fairs Cup

Found this on his company - in French, which luckily I speak!

http://www.notrehistoire.ch/group/la-me ... oto/31638/
by 50Trophies
Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Dimensions of the Scottish Cup
Replies: 0
Views: 1648

Dimensions of the Scottish Cup

Hi - I'm slef-publishing a book on the World's 50 Greatest Sporting Trophies, and naturally I am including the world's oldest domestic footie cup. I need to get the dimensions of the Scottish Cup - can anyone help? I'm a feet and inches man myself but centimetres would do too.

Cheers!

Jerry
by 50Trophies
Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: International
Topic: Noel Beard Trophy / Fairs Cup
Replies: 2
Views: 3348

Noel Beard Trophy / Fairs Cup

I'm self-publishing a book on the World's 50 Greatest Sporting Trophies. This naturally includes the very lovely Fairs Cup, which rather more prosaically was named after International Trade Fairs. The beautiful, slim cup is also known as the Noel Beard Trophy, but try as I might, I can't find out wh...