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by ScottishFA
Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Hooded Men - playing in disguise?
Replies: 2
Views: 1785

Sounds like a case of distorted memory. Would have been kind of difficult to play football in a hood. (Did they have hoodies back then?)

Would Costa Brava do instead? Have a look at this http://www.davehilley.com/ and order him up his Christmas present!
by ScottishFA
Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: England-v-Scotland, under-16's c.1986?
Replies: 5
Views: 5190

On 22 March 1985 there was an Under 15 schools international in Nottingham, which England won 4-3. It was part of that season's Victory Shield.

I don't have scorers or teams, but if you keep an eye on eBay long enough, the programme will probably turn up to give you an idea of who played.
by ScottishFA
Sun Jun 22, 2008 10:35 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scotland sendings off
Replies: 4
Views: 2245

There's one name missing from the London Hearts list: Peter Lorimer. So that makes 15 in total. Here are some more details: Scotland players sent off 1. Billy Steel (Dundee) Austria 4, Scotland 0, Vienna, 27.05.51. Sent off for retaliation in 82nd minute. 2. Bertie Auld (Celtic) Holland 1, Scotland ...
by ScottishFA
Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Name changes for 2008-09
Replies: 6
Views: 3224

Stirling University will be delighted at getting into the East of Scotland League, but won't be applying for SFA membership (or Stirlingshire FA) in the foreseeable future, as the ground does not even come close to meeting the criteria. The team will be looking to rise to the ESL Premier Division fa...
by ScottishFA
Thu May 22, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: North Caledonian League and FA
Replies: 2
Views: 2265

There is a reasonable page on Wikipedia with previous winners. By checking the history of the page, it has been mainly edited by someone called Big Jim Fae Scotland, whose profile says he is a graduate from Glasgow..... Also, see this site for the current season: http://www.btinternet.com/~northcale...
by ScottishFA
Sun May 11, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Rangers crowd v Dundee United
Replies: 3
Views: 2005

I was listening to the game on the radio, and I remember the commentator saying that the crowd had just been announced, and was a hundred or so short of the highest of the season. So I guess that 30 was a typo by someone at the Press Association, which has just been picked up blindly by other report...
by ScottishFA
Sun May 11, 2008 11:11 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: PFA Scotland/Scottish Football Players Union
Replies: 4
Views: 2808

I've managed to dig out three copies of the players union journal, all with different identities. May 1947 saw issue 1 of Scottish Football, 16 pages of news, with a big photo of union secretary Alex Millar on the front, and the first few inside pages have articles about the background to the union....
by ScottishFA
Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: Football Books
Topic: Auction house delights
Replies: 0
Views: 3023

Auction house delights

A couple of interesting auctions coming up, and the catalogues are worth looking at simply for the historic information they contain. Much the best is Graham Budd's Sporting Memorabilia sale in London on 7 & 8 May, see http://www.grahambuddauctions.co.uk/# for further info. Closer to home is David C...
by ScottishFA
Wed Apr 02, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: International
Topic: Disputed Goals - new UEFA guidelines
Replies: 6
Views: 5326

Disputed Goals - new UEFA guidelines

Interesting development from UEFA. At their Executive Committee meeting last week, they agreed how to resolve discussions about who scored a goal. Could do with something similar in Scotland! Disputed Goals Guidelines Which player scored the goal? Who gets the credit? Who gets the blame? Sometimes t...
by ScottishFA
Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: Football Books
Topic: Scottish Football Reminiscences, 1890
Replies: 10
Views: 7715

Scottish Football Reminiscences, 1890

I just stumbled across this link http://www.pgdp.net/c/project.php?id=projectID456f1334bb220&detail_level=1 It is part of a project to digitise old texts, and despite being a US/Canadian operation it has got hold of a copy of DD Bone's 'Scottish Football Reminiscences' published in 1890, and current...
by ScottishFA
Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: Football Books
Topic: Scotland programme collectors' guide
Replies: 1
Views: 3274

Scotland programme collectors' guide

THE SCOTLAND INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME GUIDE Just published: the essential guide for all Scotland football programme collectors, compiled by Andy Mitchell. This 80 page guide covers all Scotland issues from 1920 up to date, detailing whether a programme was issued for each game with useful notes on va...
by ScottishFA
Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Pitch unplayable - other examples?
Replies: 2
Views: 2027

Pitch unplayable - other examples?

In the light of the Fir Park fiasco, have there been other examples in Scotland of pitches that have become so unplayable that a side has had to effectively move out? Obviously stadium redevelopment has had an impact from time to time, but that can be planned. And there have been individual games th...
by ScottishFA
Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists
Replies: 113
Views: 104339

The Herald had an obituary this week for David Kinnear, who could be the last surviving pre-war internationalist. Died on 3 February.

http://www.theherald.co.uk/features/obi ... innear.php
by ScottishFA
Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:13 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Evening Dispatch Photos c1900 of Leith Athletic
Replies: 2
Views: 2032

What an outstanding collection! I had seen a few of these over the years, also relating to Hibs and Hearts, so the Dispatch must have fairly churned out the souvenirs. The only two I have in my own collection from this series actually add to the Leith Athletic set: there are two team groups, one for...
by ScottishFA
Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: When EXACTLY did Jim McLean become Dundee United manager?
Replies: 3
Views: 2115

There is a detailed description of what happened in Mike Watson's 'Rags to Riches' history of Dundee United, after Jerry Kerr resigned: "Jim McLean was not one of the written applicants for the vacancy. The advertisement which appeared in the press during the third week of November drew a response w...