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by laughingravy
Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Picture - Queen's Park 1900?
Replies: 16
Views: 11940

Re: Picture - Queen's Park 1900?

This looks like Darlington FC taken at Feethams.
by laughingravy
Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Extra time in Scottish Cup ties
Replies: 9
Views: 5632

Re: Extra time in Scottish Cup ties

Another factor in deciding if extra time was played in cup-ties, was the travel arrangements for the away team returning home. Specifically train timetables. There are several instances of teams refusing to play an apparently previously agreed period of extra time because they would miss their train...
by laughingravy
Fri May 21, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: James Gunzeon
Replies: 9
Views: 5926

Ancestry.com have a record of a James Gunzeon (or Ganzeon) sailing on SS Columbia from Glasgow to New York, arriving 5th March 1907. The manifest states he was travelling with his wife Jessie and son William. Their itenary was from Maxwelltown to San Fransisco. His occupation is stated to be a plumb...
by laughingravy
Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scotsman Digital Archive
Replies: 75
Views: 47254

The best primary resource for Scottish football history on the internet. The rest of the site is a gold mine as well. One querie, on the site, one of Leitch Keir's caps for Scotland, he is listed as playing for Renton. It is clear from the SDA pages, Jim McAllister's Sons of the Rock book, and also ...
by laughingravy
Fri Dec 25, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: International
Topic: Jonathan Pearce
Replies: 15
Views: 12257

I hope this true story gives you a wee laugh. During Euro 2000, England lost to Portugal, I was on a ship with Portuguese crew. They were all overjoyed. A few days later, the motorman had been on the phone to his girlfriend, and he was telling me in the control room that after the game everyone in h...
by laughingravy
Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:17 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Galloway??? Dumbarton Player???
Replies: 3
Views: 2350

I would agree with 'scottish', difficult to find a name similar to Galloway from "The Sons of the Rock" book listed team that day. John Kennedy; Jock Hutcheson, Archie Lang; Peter Miller, William Anderson; William McKinnon, Andrew Kennedy, Joe Lindsay, James Meikleham, Veitch and Liddell. Another ga...
by laughingravy
Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: You Tube
Replies: 8
Views: 3593

Not only is this individual being pedantic, scoring a PR own goal against his employers, bullying a fifteen year old, it took 21 months for him to be "made aware" of this issue. On top of that it took him a further three months to track down the young lad committing this 'atrocity'. It must have bee...
by laughingravy
Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:30 am
Forum: International
Topic: Jonathan Pearce
Replies: 15
Views: 12257

Should the Sun headline for Scotland's group in 1978 have been

Peru
Iran
Scotland
Holland

Remember how easy the press said that group was. I don't think Engerlund's group is by any means easy.
by laughingravy
Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:11 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: SCOTTISH CUP THIRD ROUND
Replies: 7
Views: 3793

There is no floodlight problem at the Rock. Both clubs decided to take up the option of playing the replay the following Saturday, instead of the usual midweek replay. The decision was made before the original tie and the projected dates for abandonment/postponement or draw were posted on the SFA we...
by laughingravy
Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Dumbarton F.C. 1872, 1889 or 1905 ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3480

With regard to Hibs, I would say it was de facto the same club.
by laughingravy
Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Dumbarton F.C. 1872, 1889 or 1905 ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3480

Dumbarton F.C. 1872, 1889 or 1905 ?

There have been several references in threads in this forum regarding the foundation date of the Sons. With respect to the unification of Dumbarton and Dumbarton Athletic in 1889, from Jim McAllister "The Sons of the Rock", the following quote "Some might want to make out a case for saying that, in ...
by laughingravy
Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Dumbarton History
Replies: 7
Views: 5408

It is reported in "The Sons of the Rock" book, that the club records were destroyed in a fire at Boghead in the 1930s. This makes Jim McAllister's excellent book even more creditable. This maybe why the club are not "forthcoming", they probably have little, if any, information on a player who only p...
by laughingravy
Sun May 03, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Divisional Champions
Replies: 19
Views: 8650

Surely in Dumbarton's case it was only 'hiberna'tion.
by laughingravy
Sun May 03, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Divisional Champions
Replies: 19
Views: 8650

Divisional Champions

Will Dumbarton be the first club to be champions at each of four league levels in Scotland, next Saturday ?