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by soccerhistory
Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:25 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Indoor 5 a side tournaments
Replies: 12
Views: 6908

The Tennents Sixes ran from 1984-1993: this link provides a list of winners http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennents%27_Sixes Were the Daily Record tournaments 5 or 6 a side? The fact that the (Scottish) Daily Express tournaments were both held in the same (equivalent) week of the season suggests there...
by soccerhistory
Sat Feb 03, 2007 9:23 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Indoor 5 a side tournaments
Replies: 12
Views: 6908

Indoor 5 a side tournaments

The Scottish Daily Express/Daily Express ran some indoor 5 a side tournaments in Scotland in the late 1960s. I am aware of two tournaments, both played in the week before the Cup Final: in 1968 at Kelvin Hall when Morton beat Kilmarnock 2-1 in the final and in 1969 at Paisley Ice Rink when Morton wo...
by soccerhistory
Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: British Forces Players in India during WW2
Replies: 7
Views: 7721

British Forces Players in India during WW2

I would be grateful if anyone could help identify the following players who featured in the tours made by professional footballers to entertain British troops in India & Burma between 1944 and 1946. Many of the matches were billed as Scotland v England and the players listed all played for 'Scotland...
by soccerhistory
Sun Dec 10, 2006 9:13 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Celtic player named Meaney
Replies: 5
Views: 3273

This arises from some research I have been carrying out into Tommy Walker's XI which toured in India to entertain the troops at the end of WW2. Walker actually led at least two separate tours (Feb-April 1945, Sep-Dec 1945) and possibly more as he wasn't demobbed until May 1946. Meaney was involved i...
by soccerhistory
Sat Dec 09, 2006 10:27 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Celtic player named Meaney
Replies: 5
Views: 3273

Celtic player named Meaney

I am trying to identify a Celtic player with the surname Meaney who featured fairly prominently as an Outside Left in Forces football in India around 1945. He doesn't seem to have played at first-team level for Celtic unless he did so during the war years, but he featured in some of the touring team...
by soccerhistory
Sun Apr 09, 2006 7:58 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Hibs/Aberdeen
Replies: 4
Views: 3345

Thanks for the reply. I tend to think this must have been a rumour created to accelerate the amalgamation of the Aberdeen clubs. The local papers suggest that a team of Hibs officials had paid a visit to Pittodrie towards the end of 1902 with a view to making a move, the reason given being that East...
by soccerhistory
Sat Apr 08, 2006 9:31 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Hibs/Aberdeen
Replies: 4
Views: 3345

Hibs/Aberdeen

Kevin Stirling's Aberdeen history gives one of the main reasons for the formation of the club in 1903 as being due to Hibs showing an interest in relocating from Edinburgh to Aberdeen. Was this just a rumour or was there some substance to the suggestion? Comments from the Hibs perspective are partic...
by soccerhistory
Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:57 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists
Replies: 116
Views: 210621

Jimmy Smith passed away 4 December 2003, so he can be removed from the list.
by soccerhistory
Sat Feb 11, 2006 10:20 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Tommy Walker's Touring XI 1945-46?
Replies: 11
Views: 11106

Some additional information on Tommy Walker's team. They were a group of professionals drawn from the British Armed Forces and toured India in the early part of 1945 (1944-45 season). They played numerous fixtures, mostly against other services teams, local Indian sides and amongst themselves (usual...
by soccerhistory
Sun Jan 29, 2006 11:03 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Felix Staroscik - The first Pole in Scottish Football?
Replies: 13
Views: 10482

There were a number of Polish players in Scottish football in the period from 1945 - mostly men who had been in the Polish Army stationed in Scotland who elected to stay after they were demobilised. There was a large base near Fraserburgh and quite a few players appeared in the Aberdeenshire League ...
by soccerhistory
Sun Jan 29, 2006 10:54 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Tommy Walker's Touring XI 1945-46?
Replies: 11
Views: 11106

I have seen several references to Tommy Walker's Touring XI while carrying out general research on WW2 football. There were a number of teams of this nature which were sent out, principally to entertain the troops in the closing stages of WW2/early days of peacetime. There may well be some reference...
by soccerhistory
Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:11 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Jock Brown
Replies: 1
Views: 2477

Jock Brown

I have an obituary on the former Scotland 'keeper Jock Brown which states that he had a spell on loan at Hamilton early in his career, although my usual sources haven't been able to confirm this. As far as I am aware he joined Clyde in the close season of 1935 (although the obit says 1934) and moved...