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by Aten
Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scottish Cup
Replies: 3
Views: 5470

Scottish Cup

With the Scottish Cup upon us once more, I thought it might be of passing interest to know how long it took clubs to win their first trophy. The baseline being 1873 (when the competition began) or the year the club was formed, whichever date is later. Queen’s Park – 1st year. Vale of Leven – 4th yea...
by Aten
Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: Football Books
Topic: Manifest Destiny - St Johnstone 1885-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 18165

Re: Manifest Destiny - St Johnstone 1885-2015

Excellent addition to any club history collection.
Also commend the club's online store - ordered late Thursday night, arrived this morning (Saturday 19th)
by Aten
Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Football Books
Topic: Come awa' the Heather - the story of Dunblane FC
Replies: 6
Views: 18652

Re: Come awa' the Heather - the story of Dunblane FC

Book arrived today! Excellent service Andy :)
by Aten
Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Football Books
Topic: Come awa' the Heather - the story of Dunblane FC
Replies: 6
Views: 18652

Re: Come awa' the Heather - the story of Dunblane FC

Book duly ordered.
by Aten
Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Making Scottish Football Better
Replies: 20
Views: 16099

Re: Making Scottish Football Better

This EU restraint of trade “law” is one of the biggest red herrings ever invented. From just about anyone who needs an excuse not to do or change anything the legends that are “restraint of trade” or “falling foul of EU Employment Law” are guaranteed to be trotted out. First and foremost it is the f...
by Aten
Sat Oct 24, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Must be a Foul - TV says so
Replies: 4
Views: 5865

Must be a Foul - TV says so

And so the TV interference debate bordering on the hysterical is reopened following “that tackle”. Television broadcasters will not rest until they have complete control of decision-making on the field and when that happens it really is time to switch the lights off. If we as football supporters con...
by Aten
Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Anthony Hepburn, Celtic 1953 & A Hepburn, Glasgow Uni 1963
Replies: 5
Views: 2970

Re: Anthony Hepburn, Celtic 1953 & A Hepburn, Glasgow Uni 19

Certainly looks like he could be the same player. The highlights in his bio above would appear to fit the facts. Tony was born on 22nd May 1932 making him 20 years old when he turned professional with Celtic. In his Celtic career he only made 6 League appearances. However at 31/32 years old it does ...
by Aten
Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Anthony Hepburn, Celtic 1953 & A Hepburn, Glasgow Uni 1963
Replies: 5
Views: 2970

Re: Anthony Hepburn, Celtic 1953 & A Hepburn, Glasgow Uni 19

Hi Brian. An Alphabet of the Celts by Eugene MacBride & Martin O'Connor would appear to confirm Celtic Wiki. His playing career is given as follows: - St.Paul's Whiteinch BG 1949 Clydebank Juniors 1950 Celtic, as an amateur Jan 1952 and as a professional 20/3/1953 Dumbarton (loan) 10/8/1953 Freed 1/...
by Aten
Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Willie & Tom Maley
Replies: 1
Views: 2161

Re: Willie & Tom Maley

Hi Alan. An Alphabet of the Celts by Eugene McBride & Martin O'Connor list the following career details: - Tom Maley - Cathcart FC 1886 London Caledonian (under a pseudonym) 1886 Partick Thistle 1886 Third Lanark 1886 Hibernian 12/12/1886 Third Lanark 20/8/1887 Clydesdale Harriers Football Section 1...
by Aten
Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: League Reform 1945 to 1967 (16-16)
Replies: 5
Views: 6108

Re: League Reform 1945 to 1967 (16-16)

There may have been various ideas floated in the local press but none seem to have been actually put before the League Management Committee or raised at League AGM’s. The main theme between 1945 and 1955 was to trim the membership to 32 that the “big” clubs felt was the optimum number. The problem w...
by Aten
Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: League Reform 1945 to 1967 (16-16)
Replies: 5
Views: 6108

League Reform 1945 to 1967 (16-16)

As the question of league reform has been raised in another thread and I am currently researching the history of such reform, I thought it might be of interest to offer a brief resume for the period 1945 to 1967. It may or may not surprise anyone but the quest to have two divisions of 16 teams has b...
by Aten
Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:38 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Greed is God
Replies: 18
Views: 17000

Re: Greed is God

It’s a bit of a tricky one, insomuch that the drop in attendances cannot be solely attributed to a Rangers not being in the Premier Division. The television scheduling must be taken into account especially for those clubs that did not compete in any capacity. Also you have to take into account a tra...
by Aten
Fri May 29, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Season 1965/66
Replies: 4
Views: 2955

Re: Season 1965/66

Thanks for that ScottishFA, very much appreciated.
by Aten
Thu May 28, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Season 1965/66
Replies: 4
Views: 2955

Season 1965/66

Can anyone help with attendance figures for the following matches during the 1965/66 season: - 25/8/65 Motherwell 1 Dunfermline Ath 3 30/10/65 St.Johnstone 1 Dunfermline Ath 5 13/11/65 Hamilton Accies 1 Dunfermline Ath 6 1/1/66 Dunfermline Ath 2 Morton 1 Hamilton Accies 1 Motherwell 4 3/1/66 Motherw...
by Aten
Thu May 28, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: The Wee Red Book
Replies: 0
Views: 3813

The Wee Red Book

The Evening Times Wee Red Book is probably Scotland’s best football handbook, certainly the oldest, and is still being published annually for the start of each season. As far as I am aware it began life in 1907 and in those days was known as the “Wee Blue Book”. Unfortunately I am not sure when it c...