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by HibeeJibee
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Central League trophy aka Calder Shield found
Replies: 0
Views: 221

Central League trophy aka Calder Shield found

I've vague memories of Central League minutebooks being tracked-down some years ago? Stirling archives? Anyway, proof the strangest stuff turn-ups... someone seems to have handed its trophy into Bo'ness v Newtongrange in EOSL earlier. After CL was absorbed into SFL it became a senior cup for Linlith...
by HibeeJibee
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Berwick Rangers
Replies: 4
Views: 4179

Re: Berwick Rangers

After losing 16 on the trot in all competitions Berwick finally won last week (2-0 v Spartans) and with a clean sheet. Still awaiting a league win for now.
by HibeeJibee
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: John Byrne
Replies: 5
Views: 3903

Re: John Byrne

Sad to hear this - man who compiled the complete Scottish Cup results book (1873-1986)? Always had great admiration for that... core resource for the history of the Scottish game and compiled in the pre-internet days when you had to get yourself along to a library or archive, roll your sleeves up, a...
by HibeeJibee
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Berwick Rangers
Replies: 4
Views: 4179

Re: Berwick Rangers

It bottomed-out at 50 goals without reply - prior to opening the scoring at home to promoted Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic on Tuesday... That game finished Berwick 3-5 Bonnyrigg. Berwick have not avoided defeat since beating Peterhead 2-0 on March 19th (which was a midweek game). Before that you have to r...
by HibeeJibee
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Clyde v Albion / Queens Park
Replies: 1
Views: 4723

Re: Clyde v Albion / Queens Park

It is particularly concerning as no consistency is being applied. In the League Cup groupstage Hearts were deducted 2pts (and Cove awarded nothing). Clearly that was so they could still qualify from the section.
by HibeeJibee
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Matches to mark Government Reorganisation
Replies: 0
Views: 8021

Matches to mark Government Reorganisation

With the UK leaving the EU in a few weeks I'm reminded of the supranational game which took place at Wembley on Wednesday 3rd January 1973, to mark the admission of Denmark, Eire and the United Kingdom into the EEC. It was billed "The Three" v "The Six"... in other words a Denmark/Eire/UK select aga...
by HibeeJibee
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Prisoner of War football in Scotland
Replies: 3
Views: 8199

Re: Prisoner of War football in Scotland

Germans PoWs 6-3 Spittal Commercials in early July 1947 in an infirmary fundraiser at The Stanks, Berwick-upon-Tweed. They were from 120 Sunilaws camp, Kelso. Kelso United wrote to SFA in April 1948 about " ex-prisoners of war and displaced persons " playing for civilian teams. It was referred to IF...
by HibeeJibee
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: SEMI FINMALS
Replies: 9
Views: 9804

Re: SEMI FINMALS

ScottishFA wrote: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 accomodating 360mins of football in 27hrs.
by HibeeJibee
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: 2 Games at 1 Stadium on 1 Day
Replies: 7
Views: 8417

2 Games at 1 Stadium on 1 Day

Hampden will host both League Cup SFs a few hours apart next month. How often has this happened before in Scottish football? Example would be the Olympics in 2012... Egypt-Honduras + Spain-Japan. Only counting first-class games... i.e. not including youths, non-league or friendlies (including local ...
by HibeeJibee
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Old League Cup criteria
Replies: 6
Views: 6259

Re: Old League Cup criteria

There was a good article in Scottish Football Historian (quite early in the run I think) all about the technical details of the League Cup down the years - including seeding and format, the adding and removing of 2nd legs in ties, and all that sort of stuff. From the mid-1950s to mid-1970s did Group...
by HibeeJibee
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Here We Go Again
Replies: 2
Views: 6240

Re: Here We Go Again

None of the alternatives are optimal either... ... stopping after 33 games is imbalanced and too few; clubs don't want to downsize to 10 playing x4; or expand to 16-20 playing x2; other splits have their own issues. For its foibles this model has actually lasted the longest of any in Scottish top-ti...
by HibeeJibee
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Extra Time in Scottish Football
Replies: 6
Views: 8225

Re: Extra Time in Scottish Football

Almost certainly such instances were just bespoke agreements - perhaps to avoid another long journey; cancelling an upcoming local cup-tie or glamour friendly; players' unavailability; etc. Others pre-1908?: 1876-77 ... Final ... Vale of Leven v Rangers 1877-78 ... SF ... Renton v Third Lanark 1879-...
by HibeeJibee
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Extra Time in Scottish Football
Replies: 6
Views: 8225

Re: Extra Time in Scottish Football

Worth adding that special arrangements applied in the late 1940s due to the "Fuel Crisis" and productivity scare. At the end of February/start of March 1947 restrictions were introduced on midweek football. Hearts v Cowdenbeath in R3 which had been postponed went to extra-time whereas the other draw...
by HibeeJibee
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Extra Time in Scottish Football
Replies: 6
Views: 8225

Re: Extra Time in Scottish Football

I think that must have been an 'exceptional' arrangement. It looks like extra-time in 2nd replays onward was introduced in 1908-09. Famously there was confusion when the Final 1st replay didn't go to extra-time causing riot and in the end the cup wasn't awarded. After this extra-time was introduced ...
by HibeeJibee
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: London Hearts results database
Replies: 2
Views: 3391

Re: London Hearts results database

Aye, unfortunately it only seems to show games on dates where the site has a newspaper report image. Just wondering if there's a "way in" to any date or week.