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by Aten
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Help with early history of Alloa Athletic
Replies: 7
Views: 22020

Re: Help with early history of Alloa Athletic

This is probably going to be more of a hindrance than help. There is a report in the Glasgow Herald dated Monday, 7th February 1881. It states that a match took place between Alloa and Clackmannan County on the Saturday (5th February). The game took place at West End Park, Alloa and resulted in a 2-...
by Aten
Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Springburn Football Clubs
Replies: 5
Views: 8726

Re: Springburn Football Clubs

William. Just a wee update for your information re West End and Burnbank/Burnbank Park/Burnbank Grounds. It is most unfortunate that in the 1870’s there was no local newspaper so information about the area is extremely rare unless it was connected to the expansion of the railway which in effect tran...
by Aten
Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Senior and Junior Football
Replies: 2
Views: 4693

Senior and Junior Football

As you may have seen in other posts, I have mentioned that I am researching senior football in Springburn that covers the period 1872 through to the end of that century. At this time association football was still very much evolving and with the formation of the SFA and the introduction of the natio...
by Aten
Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Springburn Football Clubs
Replies: 5
Views: 8726

Re: Springburn Football Clubs

Partick Thistle Thanks very much for the info, much appreciated. I had most of the matches v Cowlairs apart from 3 of the friendly games including the one with the doubtful date. However Cowlairs played Hibernian in Edinburgh the week before (19/5/1888) but I have no record of them playing anyone th...
by Aten
Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Springburn Football Clubs
Replies: 5
Views: 8726

Springburn Football Clubs

Hello all. I have started researching senior football in Springburn, the area I was born. The best known Springburn clubs are Cowlairs and Northern, yet apart from Dave Twydell’s “Defunct” series and a short booklet by John Weir on the history of Cowlairs, not much is known. There is a twenty-year w...
by Aten
Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scotland/World Cup
Replies: 9
Views: 10363

Re: Scotland/World Cup

Another qualifying campaign apparently over just as it starts, but is anyone seriously surprised? Now the knives have been sharpened and are out ready to be plunged into Strachan. Primed and fuelled by a generation of incompetent sports writers, the "fans" feeding frenzy for his head gets to hysteri...
by Aten
Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: BARCA 7, CELTIC 0
Replies: 9
Views: 8670

Re: BARCA 7, CELTIC 0

The bottom line in all this is that the standard of our football has been in decline for over 30 years and the impression is that it has still to reach its nadir. I still maintain the result was less of an embarrassment but more of a humbling experience. The lesson was there for all to see – this is...
by Aten
Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: BARCA 7, CELTIC 0
Replies: 9
Views: 8670

Re: BARCA 7, CELTIC 0

Have we actually sunk any lower? Is it really that embarrassing? Three years ago Celtic lost 6-1 at the same place so arguably a 7-0 loss is indeed a regression. If your champions are regarded as the best team in the country then such a defeat reflects not only on the club but the standard of the co...
by Aten
Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Clubs from the Vale
Replies: 0
Views: 3923

Clubs from the Vale

Do not know if anyone has come across the excellent website “The Vale of Leven” a reference website covering everything to do with the history of the Vale area. Within the site is a section on football and this can be found at: - http://www.valeofleven.org.uk/sport.html Quite a lot of information on...
by Aten
Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: International
Topic: Euro 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 25128

Re: Euro 2016

Portugal worthy winners? For me I think not. Except for a few very brief flashes in the group stages, their whole philosophy was built around not losing. They did what they needed to do and got away with it - classic smash and grab. I feel the tournament as a whole was a big disappointment. What sta...
by Aten
Wed May 25, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Farewell East Stirlingshire
Replies: 5
Views: 6057

Re: Farewell East Stirlingshire

My bad Rob. I should have made it clear that the table did not include the '50's C Division results. I tend to regard these fixtures akin to non league matches given the bulk of the games were against reserve opposition.
by Aten
Tue May 17, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Farewell East Stirlingshire
Replies: 5
Views: 6057

Farewell East Stirlingshire

Founded in 1880 as Bainsford Britannia becoming East Stirlingshire a year later. Scottish Cup participants since 1882 and League members since 1900. Sadly they did to themselves what the Steedmans could not do in 1964 nor a Rangers led court case in 1965 and that is lose their status as senior leagu...
by Aten
Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics
Replies: 4
Views: 5866

Re: Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

Snuff and Skyline Drifter both make excellent points on the wider issue of football reporting in particular and sports reporting in general. Certainly in the tabloid newspapers (English as well as Scottish) the overall standard is lazy and dire. The prime objective these days is to dig up dirt, no m...
by Aten
Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics
Replies: 4
Views: 5866

Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

Does anyone pay any attention to the match stats given with the newspaper reports on the game? If you do, has anyone noticed the variance of details between newspapers and even the SPFL website? I took three random Premiership matches from the Sunday Mail and compared their figures with those given ...
by Aten
Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scottish Cup
Replies: 3
Views: 5470

Re: Scottish Cup

Thanks “hibLOG”. Confirms my thoughts too. I suppose it was probably to some extent newspaper driven insomuch as when they started promoting the League as a higher status competition than the Cup, that is where the answer lies. Logically the League is the premier competition by its very nature yet S...