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by MadMac
Sun May 26, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: The Willie Carr “Donkey Flick”
Replies: 1
Views: 5075

The Willie Carr “Donkey Flick”

Nice to see things back up and running here again 😊 This came up in a Facebook group on 60s and 70s football. Someone stated that there was an article in “Football Monthly” in which it was claimed that he had copied the idea from something that had happened in a Scottish League match about a year pr...
by MadMac
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: SEMI FINMALS
Replies: 9
Views: 8744

Re: SEMI FINMALS

Clearly not a problem in the women's game! Considering the weather forecast and Stirling Uni hosting Tynecastle in the South Challenge Cup the day before, the pitch could be in interesting nick for the 2nd SF. In theory it could be accommodating 360mins of football in 27hrs. Older readers may recal...
by MadMac
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Troqueer Cup?
Replies: 5
Views: 4971

Re: Troqueer Cup?

Thanks to all for their suggestions. As I mentioned, the medal looks fairly new. The person enquiring explained that her Grandmother found it some time ago, but has memory difficulties and can't remember where or when.
by MadMac
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Troqueer Cup?
Replies: 5
Views: 4971

Re: Troqueer Cup?

cowdenbeather wrote:Well Troqueer is in Dumfries is as much as I can offer
Indeed it is, and Dumfries and Galloway Golf Club hold a tournament by that name! I've contacted them in case they can shed any light on it.
by MadMac
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Troqueer Cup?
Replies: 5
Views: 4971

Troqueer Cup?

Over on the Motherwell Community Group on Facebook, someone has posted a picture of a medal that was found some time ago. The back is engraved "S.A.F.A. TROQUEER CUP" (that is the correct spelling from the medal) and the front is engraved "R. McNAB CAPTAIN". It's in excellent condition, so is presum...
by MadMac
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists
Replies: 113
Views: 107692

Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

Purely out of interest, is Eddie Connachan related to Dennis?
by MadMac
Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: League Fixtures
Replies: 5
Views: 3969

Re: League Fixtures

The English League had a more systematic approach to compiling their fixtures, see Simon Ingles' superb history for details. And it doesn't surprise me in any way of the SPFL's bungling. What idiots. I remember seeing a picture in a book from the early 1970s showing how the Football League worked o...
by MadMac
Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:42 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: League Fixtures
Replies: 5
Views: 3969

Re: League Fixtures

I had noticed that, and all four away the previous week. It begs the question, has either event happened before?
by MadMac
Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Fife Cup
Replies: 16
Views: 23173

Re: Fife Cup

BMCCOLL wrote:Glad to see the cup's continuing but won't hold my breath on it being completed! Surely with so few clubs, a short snappy tournament could be arranged over a weekend.


This was done with the Lanarkshire Cup in the late 70s/early 80s.
by MadMac
Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: "The [Insert Dignitary Here] Kicked-off"
Replies: 10
Views: 6468

Re: "The [Insert Dignitary Here] Kicked-off"

I think this was as you say “ a ceremonial thing ”. I think Baseball has a similar thing today especially to open the season. Indeed. Still goes on in baseball today, and not necessarily only to open the season. Celebrities are wheeled out for the most tenuous of reason, including cross-promotion o...
by MadMac
Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: League Cup Semi Final Attendances
Replies: 1
Views: 2131

League Cup Semi Final Attendances

Have these been published? Particularly curious about the Celtic v Ross County one where there was talk of a boycott.
by MadMac
Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: McCOIST
Replies: 6
Views: 6160

Re: McCOIST

And receiving something of the order of 70 grand per month (before tax, but that's another story).....
by MadMac
Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Henry & Moses McNeil
Replies: 4
Views: 2965

Re: Henry & Moses McNeil

Another example of a 'misleading' birth certificate was Bernard Breslin of Hibs. His father was illiterate and signed the certificate with an X, so the name was written down phonetically by the registrar as Bracelan. As someone who has spent many hours going through the Records Office in Edinburgh,...
by MadMac
Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:10 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Lowest away attendance
Replies: 6
Views: 4057

Re: Lowest away attendance

Slightly off-topic, but a number of years ago, a preseason friendly saw Newcastle United making the trip north to Berwick. BR laid on a special, which was greeted at Berwick by a significant turnout from Northumbria Police including dogs and horses. The ONE passenger who alighted was somewhat honour...
by MadMac
Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:26 am
Forum: International
Topic: mystery photo
Replies: 12
Views: 12192

Re: mystery photo

Ad in the background is for "Firestone Pneus" tyres, which appears to be of Portuguese origin.