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by Peter Heid
Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:29 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Why were the Old Firm so dominant in the wage-cap era?
Replies: 3
Views: 2174

Why were the Old Firm so dominant in the wage-cap era?

Between the summer of 1904 and the outbreak of World War II thirty-five years later, Rangers and Celtic won the League every season except 1931-32. How did the Diabolical Duo manage a hegemony like that when the wage-cap prevented them from offering better pay than their competitors? I suppose their...
by Peter Heid
Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: What matches did the SFA XI play?
Replies: 5
Views: 4407

I had never heard about that one. I guess that would have been the last SFA XI match to date and probably the last-ever since any purpose once served by such an entity is long gone. Oh...I suggested above that the IFFHS might in future officialise the Ibrox Disaster Fund of 1902 despite the unrepres...
by Peter Heid
Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: What matches did the SFA XI play?
Replies: 5
Views: 4407

You give a full and highly informative reply and what do you get for it? You get MORE questions, of course!! :) When you say the Ibrox Disaster Fund Match, I take it you mean the one in Belfast in 1902? You have pointed out elsewhere in SFAQs that the Scots for that one were drawn from Glasgow and E...
by Peter Heid
Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: What matches did the SFA XI play?
Replies: 5
Views: 4407

What matches did the SFA XI play?

An online article from ‘The Scotsman’ has the following quote from “Long John” Hewie about how he almost played for England in the 1950s: "At the time there was no under-23 or under-21 representative football," explains Hewie. "There was the full England side, below that was the Football League XI a...
by Peter Heid
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: 1929 Scotland match in the Netherlands - Who did they play?
Replies: 5
Views: 3561

Thanks for the info, guys

In that case, I think that the International Federation of Football History and Statistics, who are currently deciding which international matches will or will not be recognised by FIFA, will grant official recognition to this game and perhaps expect the Dutch FA to do the same. On the other hand, I...
by Peter Heid
Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: 1929 Scotland match in the Netherlands - Who did they play?
Replies: 5
Views: 3561

1929 Scotland match in the Netherlands - Who did they play?

I was reading (with great interest) the 'Back of the Net' article entitled, “If the cap fits…” discussing the criteria for granting or withholding recognition to international matches. One passage reads: “In 1929, in their first continental trip, Scotland played two games in Norway against regional ...
by Peter Heid
Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: FIFA has gone all retrospective on us
Replies: 3
Views: 2843

FIFA has gone all retrospective on us

This is from the following web-page (1 August 2002. Revised 23 October 2002, 28 January 2004 and 22 October 2004) of the ‘England Football Online’ site: http://englandfootballonline.com/App/AppOfficialMatches.htm “As the 20th Century drew to a close, the International Federation of Football History ...