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by the hibLOG
Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scottish Cup
Replies: 3
Views: 3955

Re: Scottish Cup

Logically the League is the premier competition by its very nature yet Scottish Cup ties still take precedence over League fixtures. There was a time when even Glasgow Cup ties took precedence over League fixtures. I suspect that the change in attitude happened after the First World War. I don't th...
by the hibLOG
Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:39 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scottish Cup
Replies: 3
Views: 3955

Re: Scottish Cup

Incidentally, even after the formation of the League the Scottish Cup was still regarded as the “blue riband” trophy. Does anyone know when it ceased to hold that status? I think that is impossible to pin down with any precision - it was a gradual evolution rather than a specific moment. However it...
by the hibLOG
Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Alan Hodgkinson RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 2731

Re: Alan Hodgkinson RIP

Sad - my first thought was I seem to remember him working in football quite recently, and indeed I see he was still working until 2012!
by the hibLOG
Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:44 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: What team is this?
Replies: 10
Views: 5416

Re: What team is this?

Doesn't look like a forces team to me, not just because of the non-players in civvies, but they just don't look crisp enough to me. Pre-WW2 (as this surely is) they would have been professional military, not conscripts, and they don't look nearly hard enough to me (and a couple of them surely too yo...
by the hibLOG
Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:19 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: What team is this?
Replies: 10
Views: 5416

Re: What team is this?

Obviously the shield is not unique in stature judging by this photo of the even more ginormous Sherrif of London Shield:
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by the hibLOG
Thu Nov 26, 2015 2:56 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: New Scotland strip
Replies: 12
Views: 8265

Re: New Scotland strip

It always amazes me why the SFA/Adidas do not consult fans on what they want. Surely if you get a good idea of what would be popular it would lead to more sales? In fact I think that's EXACTLY what they do - the kits are designed with more than half an eye on what the discerning punter will allow t...
by the hibLOG
Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: New Scotland strip
Replies: 12
Views: 8265

Re: New Scotland strip

On a purely aesthetic level I think the main strip is guff. I hate those white shoulder and sleeve jobs - they look like you're wearing a bib over a white shirt. Overall the design is reminiscent of some crap kit from the 1980s. Mingin.
by the hibLOG
Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Making Scottish Football Better
Replies: 20
Views: 12707

Re: Making Scottish Football Better

On a similar theme I was interested to see an article on the BBC Website on how Iceland’s grass roots football has developed so that the national team is now playing in the Euros 2016. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/30012357 Like all good ideas it sounds so simple! In a harsh climate they en...
by the hibLOG
Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Clubs Reforming
Replies: 20
Views: 16786

Re: Clubs Reforming

BMCCOLL wrote:So it's OK to buy up a history and claim it as your own? Kneel before me, for I am now Charlemagne! :lol:
That must have cost you a bit.
by the hibLOG
Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Clubs Reforming
Replies: 20
Views: 16786

Re: Clubs Reforming

You seem to have missed the fact they haven't been called Airdrie United since the summer of 2013 now either. They changed their name back to Airdrieonians two seasons ago. So I did - but now you mention it I seem to have some vague vestigial memory of it happening. Interesting that they don't list...
by the hibLOG
Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Clubs Reforming
Replies: 20
Views: 16786

Re: Clubs Reforming

Then again, they don't seem to be harming anyone - and it's not quite as egregious as 1860 Munich, whose football department didn't start until 1899, and didn't even get around to playing another team until 1902! To be fair, 1860 Munich's name refers to the (re)foundation of the gymnastics club whi...
by the hibLOG
Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Research on the Scottish championship
Replies: 4
Views: 5042

Re: Research on the Scottish championship

Jings, fair load o' polyglots on here richt enough.
by the hibLOG
Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Rugby World Cup 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 11648

Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

With regard to these English calls for Stuart Lancasters head - at least, after Argentina in 1978, we gave Ally until defeat from Austria at the start of the European Championship campaign the following season, before we sacked him. I know, it's inconceivable nowadays that any manager would even ha...
by the hibLOG
Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: International
Topic: FIFA's Troubles
Replies: 3
Views: 7385

Re: FIFA's Troubles

I wish someone would pay me a disloyalty payment. I'd procreative act off at the drop of a hat :)
by the hibLOG
Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Rugby World Cup 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 11648

Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Yesterday, we had live games, featuring Scotland and Ireland, but all that smug so-and-so John Inverdale seemed to want to talk about was England losing. Which was sad really; I do miss Jeremy Guscott's torn face and his refusal to praise the team which beat England. Strangely though I live in New ...