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by Alan McCabe
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scottish Football 1800,s
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Scottish Football 1800,s

... And haud on even longer as I've a Scottish Cup book coming out in 2023 to mark the 150th anniversary!
by Alan McCabe
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scottish Football Historical Archive
Replies: 4
Views: 4091

Re: Scottish Football Historical Archive

Please forgive me if my lack of tech knowledge shows through in this message but I'm very much a pen 'n' bit o' paper man! Firstly, I hope your fortunes change Brian and whatever it is you and your family are going through gets better. Mere websites are understandably way down your priorities. Secon...
by Alan McCabe
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Part-time players with Scottish caps
Replies: 3
Views: 2929

Re: Part-time players with Scottish caps

Was Alan Rough not a part-time player at Thistle?
by Alan McCabe
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Oldest Player in Scottish Football...
Replies: 3
Views: 4457

Re: Oldest Player in Scottish Football...

I can just visualise Alan Davies on QI ready to say "Ally McLeod"....alarm about to sound!
by Alan McCabe
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Berwick Rangers
Replies: 4
Views: 5674

Re: Berwick Rangers

And it now reaches 45 after Falkirk's comfortable win. With Livingston next up, it could easily be the half-century!
Can see the 'Wee Rangers' struggle in their new Lowland League surrounds this coming season.
by Alan McCabe
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Berwick Rangers
Replies: 4
Views: 5674

Berwick Rangers

Apparently Berwick have now conceded 42 goals since last scoring a goal themselves! This surely has to be a record if true? Even Bon Accord didn't quite manage this
by Alan McCabe
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Oldest fixture in Scottish Football
Replies: 7
Views: 9027

Re: Oldest fixture in Scottish Football

The Clyde v Dumbarton possibility raises the question, once more, of one club or two since Dumbarton did close down for a lengthy period after their loss of a Scottish League place in the late 1890s
by Alan McCabe
Wed May 08, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Highland League Results
Replies: 3
Views: 9017

Re: Highland League Results

Don't think there were many results grids on Brian McColl's site.
Anyone with the time and dedication could compile a whole host of seasons via the various digitised papers in the BNA website. From the 1950s on though, the offerings are fairly minimal.
by Alan McCabe
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Clyde v Albion / Queens Park
Replies: 1
Views: 5885

Clyde v Albion / Queens Park

With the SPFL deciding to award 3-0 wins to two League 2 clubs in light of Clyde playing an ineligible player in earlier matches, I'm wondering why this change of tact from the authorities. Any similar occurrences in the past have resulted in points being deducted from the guilty club. The only time...
by Alan McCabe
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Online Sources
Replies: 169
Views: 169979

Re: Online Sources

Scottish Referee has more available on the BNA
by Alan McCabe
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scottish Cup
Replies: 3
Views: 8007

Scottish Cup

Noticed that the BBC again distinguished themselves with their Scottish Cup coverage yesterday. A catch-all report included the news that Glenafton Athletic had won their first ever Scottish Cup tie in their debut meeting with Threave Rovers. The reporter appeared oblivious to the fact that the New ...
by Alan McCabe
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: John Jackson - Scotland goalkeeper 1931-1935
Replies: 7
Views: 6747

Re: John Jackson - Scotland goalkeeper 1931-1935

Forrest, as a born and bred 'Mariner', I can confirm it's most definitely pronounced CAME...LON. You are indeed correct though when mentioning the posh derivative of CAMEL...ON. I can't recall any Camelon people ever using the posh version, only the 'Fur Coat 'n' Nae Knickers' outsiders referred to ...
by Alan McCabe
Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Definition of 'scrimmage'
Replies: 10
Views: 8455

Re: Definition of 'scrimmage'

I've got to say that I always considered the 'scrimmage' being akin to the scrum in rugby. I'm sure I've read stories of teams effectively surrounding the ball and edging towards goal whilst the defending side attempts to hold them at bay. It would explain why so few goalscorers are actually identif...
by Alan McCabe
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Senior and Junior Football
Replies: 2
Views: 3533

Re: Senior and Junior Football

From recollection, I'm fairly sure the 'private ground' criteria had something to do with the early designations between senior and junior. While the earliest years of the Scottish FA Cup would have included clubs with no privately owned ground, e.g. original entrants Callander, I'm fairly sure the ...
by Alan McCabe
Wed May 10, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: The Pyramid
Replies: 14
Views: 12680

Re: The Pyramid

With Edusport Academy having been confirmed as being promoted to the LL as Preston Athletic's replacement for next season, I think it aptly demonstrates one of the major flaws in the SFA licensing criteria. While finance, youth development, accessibility and all sorts of requirements are listed, sur...