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by Gordon Baird
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Young players joining professional clubs
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: Young players joining professional clubs

S-Forms were introduced in 1967 at the request of Scottish clubs but came in the wake of one of them provoking a storm of controversy by signing a 13 year-old, which rendered him ineligible for a possible schoolboy cap. It was mainly intended to counter the problem of talented youngsters heading to ...
by Gordon Baird
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Dates of birth and death
Replies: 4
Views: 1054

Re: Dates of birth and death

Jimmy Stein (presumably the Dunfermline & Everton winger)
1904 to 1979

Andrew Paterson
1890 to 1984
by Gordon Baird
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Harold Uren
Replies: 11
Views: 22438

Re: Harold Uren

When Frederick Uren began playing for Dunfermline he was employed at the munitions/ordnance works at Crombie, a couple of miles along the coast from Rosyth. He was still working there in September 1916 - he was fined for showing too much illumination from his house at 23 Camp Road in Crombie! There ...
by Gordon Baird
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Fife FA Centenary 1982
Replies: 5
Views: 8684

Re: Fife FA Centenary 1982

Belated or not it's very welcome. I'm grateful for your help.
by Gordon Baird
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Old League Cup criteria
Replies: 6
Views: 8431

Re: Old League Cup criteria

Sorry, forgot to add the following. It looks like the winners of sections 5-8 were entered into a draw to see who would play the winners of section nine. In 1955 & 1956 the section winner with the lowest points did indeed play the section nine winners but not the following year - Montrose played Ham...
by Gordon Baird
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Old League Cup criteria
Replies: 6
Views: 8431

Re: Old League Cup criteria

The only mention I've come across is in "The First 100 Years" by Bob Crampsey, who wrote that from 1955 (when the league increased to 37 clubs) the winner of section nine had to play a decider against one of the other Second Division clubs. It looks like sections 1-4 were the domain of the top sixte...
by Gordon Baird
Wed May 09, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scottish Footballers Roll of Honour
Replies: 80
Views: 89407

Re: Scottish Footballers Roll of Honour

It's been a while since this was updated so hopefully this will kick-start it with a view to the centenary of the armistice later in the year. Apologies if these five have already been included - I had a quick look and they don't appear to be, but I've made that mistake before. Harry Adam - Private ...
by Gordon Baird
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scottish Rovers
Replies: 52
Views: 48524

Re: Scottish Rovers

Alex Donald made seven league appearances for Dunfermline in 1936/37, without scoring. All seven ended in defeat with thirty goals conceded. From information supplied by another Rovers historian, Stephen Byrne, Alex Donald died on 6 July 1974 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. John was his young...
by Gordon Baird
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Junior International records
Replies: 80
Views: 142005

Re: Junior International records

Could the Blairhall Colliery player be Pat Wilson? He signed for Dunfermline in August 1962 as a sixteen year old and later played for Aberdeen, Raith & Cowdenbeath. I didn't know he'd played for Scotland Juniors.
by Gordon Baird
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Junior International records
Replies: 80
Views: 142005

Re: Junior International records

I think the Rosslyn Juniors player in 1931 may have been Peter Ronan, not Rowan. He signed for Cardiff City at the end of the season.
by Gordon Baird
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Junior International records
Replies: 80
Views: 142005

Re: Junior International records

Another one - George Mailer, St. Ninian's Thistle.
by Gordon Baird
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Junior International records
Replies: 80
Views: 142005

Re: Junior International records

John Gow, Inverkeithing 1923. He played for Dunfermline Athletic in 1919/20 and East Stirlingshire in 1920/21, both seasons in the Central League.
by Gordon Baird
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Junior International records
Replies: 80
Views: 142005

Re: Junior International records

Brown was the Dunfermline Juniors goalkeeper in the 1897 Scottish Junior Cup Final. I think his initial was J. but his first name eludes me at present.
by Gordon Baird
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Junior International records
Replies: 80
Views: 142005

Re: Junior International records

George Izatt was captain of the Athletic Juniors when he was capped. He later became Provost of Dunfermline. Jimmy Ford and Jimmy Moultrie played for Dunfermline Juniors. Both later joined the Athletic. Tom Doig played for the Athletic Juniors. David Taylor played for Dunfermline Juniors. Both he an...
by Gordon Baird
Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: 72/73 - Second Division fixture anomaly
Replies: 2
Views: 3312

Re: 72/73 - Second Division fixture anomaly

Dunfermline weren't originally scheduled to be playing Alloa on 23 December - they were supposed to be at Clydebank but that was postponed. I can only assume that Alloa didn't have a game on the 23rd and agreed to bring forward their fixture from 21 April. It must have been clear fairly early that t...