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by soccerhistory
Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: I Zingari?
Replies: 24
Views: 15941

Touring clubs comprising amateur players were quite common in the pre-WW1 period. For example, The Pilgrims toured North America on two occasions, English Wanderers are another example. The only club of this nature which has survived as far as I know is Middlesex Wanderers, which I believe still arr...
by soccerhistory
Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: First Ever Football Club in Edinburgh
Replies: 2
Views: 4500

Neil Tranter wrote an article on this, 'The first football club', which appeared in the International Journal of the History of Sport Vol 10, No 1 back in 1993. John Hutchinson also briefly mentions it in an article 'Football in Edinburgh from 1800' which appeared in Soccer History issue 15. I under...
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Sat Oct 13, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: International
Topic: The First Football Cemetery - Hamburg, Germany
Replies: 2
Views: 6341

Although its not quite the same, The Book of Football, which dates from 1905-06, has two pictures of 'The Villa Corner' in Birmingham's Witton Cemetery. Does anyone know if any other clubs had separate sections of local cemeteries where players and officials might be buried?
by soccerhistory
Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:10 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: "Norway" v "Scotland"
Replies: 5
Views: 2969

The Workers Sports movement was prominent throughout Europe between the wars. It effectively provided an alternative organisational structure for sports, including international events such as the Olympiad in Vienna in 1931. The movement was perhaps more popular in Europe than the UK, although there...
by soccerhistory
Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Sunday Football
Replies: 10
Views: 5596

Thanks for the list of Sunday games. The fuel crisis led to the introduction of the three-day working week early in 1974. Factories (manufacturing was a much bigger sector in the labour market than it is today) either worked Monday to Wednesday or Thursday to Saturday, hence many fans were unable to...
by soccerhistory
Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:18 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Sunday Football
Replies: 10
Views: 5596

Unfortunately my collection of Rothmans Books only goes back to 1980-81. There were certainly some Sunday games in 1979-80, the first being a League Cup tie between Hamilton and Clydebank, but this does not seem to have been of any great significance (no mention of the match being a first) so presum...
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Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:50 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Sunday Football
Replies: 10
Views: 5596

Sunday Football

When did the Scottish League/SFA allow regular Sunday professional football? I do not mean the games played during the fuel crisis of 1974, but the date when the current rules were introduced, i.e. when regular Sunday football was allowed. Also when did the Juniors start playing Sunday fixtures? I u...
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Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:32 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Guest English players in Scottish clubs during WW2
Replies: 2
Views: 4918

Matthews also turned out for Airdrie in their Scottish War Cup SF replay vs Dundee Utd in April 1940 according to the Images of Sport book on Airdrie.
by soccerhistory
Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:54 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scotland vs Candanian FA 1888 - a 'full international'?
Replies: 28
Views: 14045

In the early days the English FA and Scottish FA had slightly different rules and for a while could be considered rivals: FA/London rules were played in England and Wales, but Scottish Rules were played in Ulster as well as Scotland. There was never any serious suggestion that the Scottish FA should...
by soccerhistory
Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scotland vs Candanian FA 1888 - a 'full international'?
Replies: 28
Views: 14045

I agree that this is a complex area. Essentially there are three authorities involved in offering an opinion as to whether an international is 'official' or not: the national associations of the two participants and FIFA. Hence the Scottish FA are entitled to designate the game vs. Hong Kong as an o...
by soccerhistory
Sun Feb 11, 2007 5:29 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Glasgow v Sheffield 15/10/1906
Replies: 3
Views: 2318

Match was played at Hillsborough, Sheffield on Monday 15 October 1906:

Sheffield 3 (Bluff 3), Glasgow 2 (McMenemy, Smith)
HT 3-2
Att 6,000
by soccerhistory
Sun Feb 11, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: Football Books
Topic: Edinburgh City History
Replies: 7
Views: 8178

Could someone please post the details (author, price, where its available from) or a link for the book please - as I cannot find this on ebay despite searching under several combinations of the club name, etc.
by soccerhistory
Sun Feb 11, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Rangers Formation Date
Replies: 5
Views: 2886

I am fully aware of the problems of establishing the date of formation of clubs and issues around when a group of men playing football together become transformed into the status of a club, also the problems of dates of formation taken from early football annuals (there are similar problems with som...
by soccerhistory
Sat Feb 10, 2007 9:48 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Rangers Formation Date
Replies: 5
Views: 2886

Rangers Formation Date

Rangers The Complete Record states the club was formed in Feb 1872 and was playing against Callender FC in May 1872. However, The Story of the Rangers, Fifty Years Football 1873-1923 states the club was formed around July 1873 (soon after a match between Clyde and Argyle on 15 July 1873). Sky Sports...
by soccerhistory
Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:35 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Indoor 5 a side tournaments
Replies: 12
Views: 7002

Just to clarify this a little. The Daily Express ran what they called the National Five A Side Championships which took place at the Empire Pool, Wembley from 1968 until around the mid-1980s. Celtic and Rangers took part in most tournaments and apart from Morton, Hearts and Aberdeen appeared at leas...