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by bluedragon
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: RSSSF Scotland records - changes
Replies: 8
Views: 503

Re: RSSSF Scotland records - changes

Thanks for clarifying that. We will ensure that we add a note to make it clear that this was not the regular Queen's Park v Corinthian fixture of the time.

Thank you.
by bluedragon
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: RSSSF Scotland records - changes
Replies: 8
Views: 503

Re: RSSSF Scotland records - changes

Thank you for the details of this match. It certainly gets my vote to go on our list of unofficial matches. Our criteria are that the team must be an SFA team. These are certainly unusual circumstances but the team was selected by the SFA, that must have given its tacit approval given the fixture ch...
by bluedragon
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Central League tables
Replies: 7
Views: 16928

Re: Central League tables

I am glad you found them. My first port of call for old league tables is Brian McColl's excellent Scottish Football Historical Archive that is growing by the day!

Here is a link to show the details of leagues available:

http://sfha.org.uk/league-histories.htm
by bluedragon
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Joe Donnelly (Aston Villa, Dumbarton & St Roch's)
Replies: 0
Views: 274

Joe Donnelly (Aston Villa, Dumbarton & St Roch's)

I am trying to find the date (circa 1950/51) and place of birth of Joe Donnelly who was also a youth and junior international. The excellent Sons Archive is currently out of action and may have the information so can anyone help please? Thank you.
by bluedragon
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: GROUND TITLES
Replies: 5
Views: 935

Re: GROUND TITLES

I am not sure about official name changes but perhaps “stadium” could have started to be used when both grounds started greyhound racing. I seem to remember reading that Ibrox Park became Ibrox Stadium because it hosted the opening ceremony and other events at the Empire Exhibition and “stadium” was...
by bluedragon
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: International
Topic: Official attendance query
Replies: 14
Views: 24550

Re: Official attendance query

Old programmes which I have(1960s) have EMPIRE STADIUM, WEMBLEY on the front cover; when did it become WEMBLEY STADIUM? I believe the name change was associated with the 50th anniversary of the stadium in 1973 although "Wembley Stadium" was not consistently used on all programmes until the 1974/75 ...
by bluedragon
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: International
Topic: Official attendance query
Replies: 14
Views: 24550

Re: Official attendance query

Old programmes which I have(1960s) have EMPIRE STADIUM, WEMBLEY on the front cover; when did it become WEMBLEY STADIUM? I believe the name change was associated with the 50th anniversary of the stadium in 1973 although "Wembley Stadium" was not consistently used on all programmes until the 1974/75 ...
by bluedragon
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: International
Topic: Official attendance query
Replies: 14
Views: 24550

Re: Official attendance query

A great map! From what I read Rutherglen became part of Glasgow in 1975. Junior Scotland played four matches there and a Scotland XI played the British Army in 1955. As you say, it would have been a regular venue for other representative matches and many Junior cup finals. The international against ...
by bluedragon
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: OBSCURE?!
Replies: 12
Views: 1397

Re: OBSCURE?!

If it helps Davie Mills won a Junior cap against England in 1919 when he was at Kilsyth Emmet and went on to play for Parkhead Juniors in the 1919/20 season.
by bluedragon
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: OBSCURE?!
Replies: 12
Views: 1397

Re: OBSCURE?!

It sounds as if you have this already but here is the Junior team that played against Falkirk. George Nisbet (Petershill); William McAllister (Maryhill) & Wattie Sneddon (Kilsyth Rangers); Willie Neil (Parkhead), Robert Stewart (Larkhall Thistle) & [nk] Brown (Renfrew); Harry Higginbotham (Kilsyth R...
by bluedragon
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Opening of Floodlights
Replies: 12
Views: 2763

Re: Opening of Floodlights

Rob R wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:53 am
Neilston Juniors had lights in the 1960s, I remember seeing a match on Scotsport from Brigg O lea stadium one night , but I cant remember who was playing.
I found Neilston 2 Morton 5 played under lights on Monday 21 December 1964 that might be the match you remember?
by bluedragon
Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Opening of Floodlights
Replies: 12
Views: 2763

Re: Opening of Floodlights

Looking at Junior football, Armadale Thistle, Broxburn Athletic and Newtongrange Star were in the vanguard in introducing floodlit football to the East of Scotland. Armadale Thistle beat Rosewell Rosedale 4-1 on 4 April 1956 at Volunteer Park, Armadale. It was reported that “ discounting some charit...
by bluedragon
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Eddie MacLaine (Albion Rovers/Hamilton Academical)
Replies: 0
Views: 845

Eddie MacLaine (Albion Rovers/Hamilton Academical)

Can anyone help to find a photograph of Eddie MacLaine taken during his short playing days in Scotland? He is in the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame but they only have a photograph of Eddie later in life and are looking for a younger photograph to include in his entry. It is probably a very difficult tas...
by bluedragon
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Complete Records
Replies: 10
Views: 1919

Re: Complete Records

LEATHERSTOCKING wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:32 am
Robin Marwick wrote Albion Rovers` history about 20 yyears ago.
“The Boys from the Brig: The life and times of Albion Rovers” by RW Marwick ISBN 0 946120 19 6
by bluedragon
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Daniel Munro (Cowdenbeath/Dunfermline Athletic)
Replies: 2
Views: 1168

Re: Daniel Munro (Cowdenbeath/Dunfermline Athletic)

Thanks for your help, Gordon. With what you say about Glencraig Rangers and the fact he is reported as “ D. Munro (Glencraig) ” suggests he probably did step up from the juveniles. There is a "Munro (Strathclyde)" who played in a Junior Scotland trial match as a centre forward in 1903 but we have tr...