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by Gunboat Briggs
Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: McIntyre - Scottish Cup specialist
Replies: 3
Views: 1756

Two Scottish Cup finals as a manager already is pretty impressive from Mr Chisholm. Of course he can't back this up with similar success in the competition as a player, although what can you expect from someone who spent most of his career in Scotland turning out for Hibs and Dundee - somewhat later...
by Gunboat Briggs
Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: The Oldest Scottish 'Derby'?
Replies: 3
Views: 1947

In terms of league clubs ... Sheffield v Hallam would be the oldest overall, though
by Gunboat Briggs
Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: John Brownlie - SuperManager?
Replies: 12
Views: 4107

What can I say, I'm a Wikipedia geek, it's approaching my idea of fun!
by Gunboat Briggs
Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:32 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Hampden empty for semi finals?
Replies: 42
Views: 13185

Lowest for a non-televised game was 13,319 for the all-Dundee semi at Tynecastle in 1987 - another controversial choice of venue as both Dundee grounds had capacities in excess of 20,000 at the time and IIRC the clubs wanted to stage the game at either Dens or Tannadice. Quite correct - this was in...
by Gunboat Briggs
Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:25 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: John Brownlie - SuperManager?
Replies: 12
Views: 4107

Re: John Brownlie - SuperManager?

It appears that either the original error (or the source of many cut and past jobs anyway) is once again Wikipedia. I know you're a bit cynical about Wikipedia, David, but in this this case further investigation reveals the original cut and paste job was by someone who wholesale copied the history ...
by Gunboat Briggs
Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Babcocks and Wilcox FC
Replies: 5
Views: 2921

It is - they are members of the Scottish Amateur League and have a website here.
by Gunboat Briggs
Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Duntocher Hibs
Replies: 3
Views: 2603

The Hibs had quite a broken existence in their latter years, having dropped out originally in 1966 and not returning until 1973. Don't know about their demise either but presumably it was the usual money problems / lack of support. Clydebank did play at Glenhead up until last year but have now moved...
by Gunboat Briggs
Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:08 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Gateshead and Newcastle in the scottish league
Replies: 6
Views: 2334

It crops up in Crampsey's centenary history of the SFL. Bob tells us that when Armadale and Bo'ness both withdrew from the League midway through season 1932-33 that Newcastle United and Berwick Rangers volunteered themselves as replacements, but that it was eventually decided that a reduction in num...
by Gunboat Briggs
Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: GOAL
Replies: 1
Views: 1323

Perhaps once we've got microchips telling us if the ball has crossed the line and all that jazz, we'll also be using DNA evidence to solve such disputes?



However, I also believe Rangers will be leaving to join a European Super League at almost any moment :lol:
by Gunboat Briggs
Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Jimmy Smillie 1950's
Replies: 4
Views: 2652

The Thirds' Smillie left Cathkin circa 1955 but rather than the juniors he apparently went to Headington United - now, of course, Oxford United, and then a Southern league club.
by Gunboat Briggs
Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Football Registrations
Replies: 2
Views: 2246

The SFL website was doing that sort of thing a few years back but that died a death. I remember the Weekly News doing it too, which was great, as was the fact that a bloke called Peter Black wrote every single football article every week and was the columnist as well!
by Gunboat Briggs
Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Getting carried away?
Replies: 12
Views: 3730

From the Arab point of view, the opposite experience to what we had at Hampden last week was a League Cup tie against Stirling Albion at Tannadice in 1998. Having held us to a very creditable 2-2 draw over two hours of football, the Binos managed to miss their first three spot kicks and United ran o...
by Gunboat Briggs
Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: SHIRT NUMBERS
Replies: 17
Views: 7260

Re: SHIRT NUMBERS

When did Celtic finally go over to numbered shirts? I think it was as a result of a UEFA directive. Not exactly - as I remember, for a few years they had to wear numbered shirts in European matches, but still didn't do so domestically. I think I'm right in saying that they only had to adopt them pe...
by Gunboat Briggs
Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:16 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Trophy-winning Managers
Replies: 19
Views: 16639

On the plus side the Indian-born Cliff Richard would surely have been ineligible for the Eurovision Song Contest. Au contraire. It is the nationality of the writer(s) which is relevant in Eurovision, hence Katrina of Katrina and the Waves (American) and Gina G (Australian) representing the UK, and ...
by Gunboat Briggs
Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Trophy-winning Managers
Replies: 19
Views: 16639

Non-Scottish trophy-winning bosses Willie Maley (IRE) , Martin O'Neill (NI), Dick Advocaat (HOL), Frank Heaven (ENG), Wim Jansen (HOL), Reggie Smith (ENG), Ivan Golac (YUG), Valdas Ivanauskas (LITH), Jimmy Nicholl (NI) Maley was born in Ireland but came to Scotland as a child, and was indeed capped...