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by Aten
Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Cartvale 1881-82
Replies: 16
Views: 8383

Re: Cartvale 1881-82

I have Cartvale as having a bye in that season. John Byrne’s book has Cartvale along with Brunswick, Edinburgh University, Glasgow University, Johnstone, Kilbirnie, Petershill, Stranraer and Strathmore all receiving Second Round byes.
by Aten
Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:00 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Storing Information.
Replies: 8
Views: 5933

Re: Storing Information.

Sounds to me David, you could save yourself some time and effort using Access to store your information on managers. If you already have Word and Excel, as far as I am aware Access is still part of the Office suite of software. It would certainly make interrogating the database a lot simpler. For ex...
by Aten
Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Storing Information.
Replies: 8
Views: 5933

Re: Storing Information.

It really depends on how extensive your requirements are and whether you have any database building knowledge. There are many “simple” database models available on the Internet as freeware/shareware that may serve your purposes. If you have some experience then a more sophisticated commercial databa...
by Aten
Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:03 am
Forum: International
Topic: Most tasteless club name?
Replies: 57
Views: 76457

Re: Most tasteless club name?

If this is about 'blandness' then I propose Glaswegian amateurs from the turn of the 20th Century, Normal Athletic. Now there's an inspiring name although they were actually a club representing a teaching college! Some other Glasgow teasers - Aesthetics (1881, rather nicely turned out), Artic (1878...
by Aten
Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:30 am
Forum: International
Topic: Most tasteless club name?
Replies: 57
Views: 76457

Re: Most tasteless club name?

What about Greenock Abstainers? The only thing they appeared to abstain from was playing football. Three Scottish Cup ties between Sep 1889 & Sep 1891. One goal scored and forty-one conceded. They never appeared after that. Maybe it was enough to drive them to drink? Or how about Temperance Athleti...
by Aten
Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:34 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Arthur Montford
Replies: 19
Views: 13317

Re: Arthur Montford

Like “Scottish” the figure I have seen quoted in several sources is 25,613 and in the centenary book for Ashfield published in 1986 the club historian, C McCulloch, quotes a rounded figure of 26,000. He also mentions a crowd of 20,000 attended the previous round match against Benburb. Given that in ...
by Aten
Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Arthur Montford
Replies: 19
Views: 13317

Re: Arthur Montford

No I hadn’t seen that thread, thanks for the heads up bluedragon. Very good chance of me seeing my uncle over Christmas, so I’ll find out what if any information they have on that match. Not sure how well the records are kept at Saracen but there is a good possibility someone will recall the occasion.
by Aten
Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: International
Topic: Most tasteless club name?
Replies: 57
Views: 76457

Re: Most tasteless club name?

Isn`t the Rangers/Newco not similar to Dundee pre/post 1898? For statistical purposes I consider Dundee starting in 1893 up to date. I have only Dundee sources to go on. According to Norrie Price in his centenary history (1893-1993) “Up wi’ the Bonnets!” Dundee did not actually go into liquidation....
by Aten
Fri Dec 05, 2014 2:30 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Arthur Montford
Replies: 19
Views: 13317

Re: Arthur Montford

PS For Gorgiewave and those too young to have seen him, here's Arthur in action, delivering results from no less than ELEVEN friendly results in less than a minute. Three things to note: 1. It was most certainly not a cliché about the checked jackets. 2. Yes, that was the correct attendance figure ...
by Aten
Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:49 am
Forum: International
Topic: Most tasteless club name?
Replies: 57
Views: 76457

Re: Most tasteless club name?

Sorry, when you said "homeward bound" I thought you meant home to his 1st club ie the FGR. Taxi for McCoist? What`s he being paid?? I never ever imagined I`d see the day when the FGR would toss away a two goal lead and lose a game in the final minute. How many millions are they in debt now? Therein...
by Aten
Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: League Cup Semi-Final draw
Replies: 8
Views: 6562

League Cup Semi-Final draw

After days of puerile tabloid speculation, it was inevitable – is there anyone out there who still does not believe in “hot” balls and “cold” balls? Over the last couple of weeks we have had Ferguson in his tame column in Scotland’s Champion (sic) giving us so much diarrhoea about how Scottish footb...
by Aten
Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Hearts 2nd goal on Sat 12 Apr 1969 Hearts 2 Arbroath 2
Replies: 3
Views: 2298

Re: Hearts 2nd goal on Sat 12 Apr 1969 Hearts 2 Arbroath 2

If it's any help, Norrie Price's book "Gritty, Gallant, Glorious, Record of the Hearts 1946-1997" also gives Ford as the scorer of the second goal.
by Aten
Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scotland 1-0 Georgia 11th October 2014 Attendance
Replies: 15
Views: 5859

Re: Scotland 1-0 Georgia 11th October 2014 Attendance

I’m pretty certain that Ian Croker mentioned a crowd of just under 35,000 during the match commentary. In Monday’s “Scotland’s Champion” (sic), Keith Jackson in his article criticising the SFA’s pricing policy banged on about 15,000 empty seats. Ironically in the same newspapers results page, the at...
by Aten
Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:00 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Perspective on Europe so far.
Replies: 38
Views: 21221

Re: Perspective on Europe so far.

I'd be surprised if he turned out to be a dud domestically. His scoring record suggests otherwise. However, his European experience is either little or non-existent, going by his previous clubs. That's what I say he hasn't been signed with a view to Europe, either this year or next year. The biscui...
by Aten
Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:05 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Perspective on Europe so far.
Replies: 38
Views: 21221

Re: Perspective on Europe so far.

You may or may not be right in your assessment, Scottish, only time will tell. He might even end up being a dud with no sell on value, again only time will tell. I think, however, you are being a little unfair regarding how Celtic is being financially run. This is not the “biscuit tin” mentality of ...