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by ScottishFA
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Jimmy Robertson (Dundee, Birmingham, Kilmarnock and Scotland)
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Jimmy Robertson (Dundee, Birmingham, Kilmarnock and Scotland)

Yes, thanks for checking. In fact they have identified the wrong man - easy enough with a common name like Robertson! He was a school teacher in Fife, which didn't seem to tally with someone involved in a drunken shooting incident, so on further checking I found the 'correct' Robertson's birth and m...
by ScottishFA
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Jimmy Robertson (Dundee, Birmingham, Kilmarnock and Scotland)
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Jimmy Robertson (Dundee, Birmingham, Kilmarnock and Scotland)

Has anyone ever come across an obituary for Jimmy Robertson, who was capped a couple of times in 1931? He was at Dundee at the time, then went to Birmingham City, Kilmarnock and (briefly) Elgin City. He was born in Dundee in 1906 but I can't find a date of death. The last references to him in BNA ar...
by ScottishFA
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Bill Harper (Hibs, Arsenal, Plymouth and Scotland)
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Bill Harper (Hibs, Arsenal, Plymouth and Scotland)

I wonder if anyone can resolve a little query about the goalkeeper Bill Harper, who won 11 Scotland caps in the 1920s. His date of death is quoted in most sources as 12 April 1989 in Plymouth. However, according to the Probate calendar, he died in 25 April 1989. There don't seem to be any obituaries...
by ScottishFA
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Berwick Rangers
Replies: 3
Views: 751

Re: Berwick Rangers

Without conceding nearly as many goals, Stirling Albion didn't score in their last 14 games of the 80-81 season. In fact, no goals scored from 31 January until 8 August, albeit the run included four 0-0 draws.
by ScottishFA
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Albion Rovers exhibition at Summerlee Heritage Centre
Replies: 1
Views: 1193

Albion Rovers exhibition at Summerlee Heritage Centre

I just visited the exhibition at Summerlee Heritage Centre in Coatbridge, to mark 100 years of Albion Rovers at Cliftonhill: https://culturenl.co.uk/summerlee-exhibitions/ It's main feature is the photos by Iain McLean, who has been documenting the club and its fans for several years, but there are ...
by ScottishFA
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Prisoner of War football in Scotland
Replies: 3
Views: 5080

Re: Prisoner of War football in Scotland

Belatedly, another match which cropped up in the Courier, 29 May 1947. The description of an undefeated side suggests they played regularly. GERMANS "INVADE" CUPAR German prisoners war from miles around flocked to Duffus Park, Cupar, last night. They saw their crack undefeated side snatch a last-min...
by ScottishFA
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Oldest fixture in Scottish Football
Replies: 7
Views: 2564

Re: Oldest fixture in Scottish Football

Going further back, Rangers played Dumbarton in the Scottish Cup on 28 November 1874. And the first Edinburgh derby was 25 December 1875.
by ScottishFA
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Edinburgh Amateur Leagues 1960s and 1970s
Replies: 4
Views: 2037

Edinburgh Amateur Leagues 1960s and 1970s

I've had this query sent by Sandy MacKenzie. Can anyone help? I've tried, unsuccessfully as yet, to find information (let alone accessible information) relating to the Edinburgh Amateur football scene from around 1960. I've found medals in my brother's house from the early 1960's to the mid 1970's ...
by ScottishFA
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists
Replies: 113
Views: 90636

Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

Does anyone know where LL died? Most obituaries make no reference, the Herald says in a nursing home, presumably somewhere around London or Kent.
by ScottishFA
Tue May 21, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: George Livingston
Replies: 6
Views: 4973

Re: George Livingston

A couple of other queries about Livingston's career: Several accounts say he played for Dumbarton before joining Hearts in 1896, but I can find no record of this. As far as I can tell, he was with Artizan Thistle (a Dumbarton juvenile team), and had a brief trial with Parkhead juniors before going s...
by ScottishFA
Mon May 20, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: George Livingston
Replies: 6
Views: 4973

Re: George Livingston

He was appointed manager of Dumbarton in January 1919 and stayed with them until summer of 1920 when he became trainer of Rangers. I don't think he had a connection with Clydebank.
by ScottishFA
Sat May 18, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Central League tables
Replies: 2
Views: 4055

Re: Central League tables

I don't think they are online, but I have them in the Athletic News Annuals.

1919-20 final table:

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1920-21 final table:

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I haven't checked them for accuracy!
by ScottishFA
Tue May 07, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists
Replies: 113
Views: 90636

Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

With the death of Eric Caldow on 4 March, while the board was out of commission, the survivors' eleven has taken another hit.
by ScottishFA
Tue May 07, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: New site administrator - Andy Mitchell
Replies: 3
Views: 11261

New site administrator - Andy Mitchell

I'm happy to say that I have now taken on the role of administrator for the message board. Since the board was created in June 2005 by David Ross it has been a great success. Alan Brown took over as administrator about four years ago, and as he is no longer able to do so I volunteered to take it on....
by ScottishFA
Tue May 07, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: TV, DVD, Video & Film
Topic: Rose Reilly documentary
Replies: 0
Views: 4984

Rose Reilly documentary

Good to see that Rose Reilly's story is being brought to the small screen this summer. Purple TV have put together a film of her footballing life and exploits, and it will be shown on BBC Alba in June - coinciding with the women's World Cup. Some interesting background from Margot McCuaig, the produ...