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by ScottishFA
Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:48 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Earning a Scottish Cap
Replies: 3
Views: 3023

The criteria has changed over the years. From the very early days, a cap was awarded each season to every player who took part in the British International Championship. The cap would be inscribed with the season, and the letters E, I or W to reflect which matches the player had taken part in. Playe...
by ScottishFA
Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Rangers vs Celtic WWII postponed game
Replies: 7
Views: 4905

This story is a garbled version of the real events of New Years Day 1940, which is recounted in Rex Kingsley's autobiography 'I Saw Stars' (1947). However, the match was Hibs v Hearts at Easter Road, played in dense fog but because of the risk of alerting the enemy to the conditions Kingsley was giv...
by ScottishFA
Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:06 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: SPL Disciplinary records
Replies: 9
Views: 4579

The SFA does a disciplinary analysis at the end of each season, for each club in Scotland. And has done for many years. This is how they work out which club to fine, warn (or sometimes praise). Perhaps if you send a polite email to Drew Herbertson, Head of the SFA Disciplinary Department, he might b...
by ScottishFA
Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: SCOTTISH LEAGUE V IRISH LEAGUE 1955
Replies: 34
Views: 17971

And these are the various Scotland v British Army matches: 23.2.49 Scotland 7, British Army 1 at Tynecastle, Edinburgh 3.3.52 Scotland 3, British Army 1 at St James' Park, Newcastle 18.11.53 Scotland 3, British Army 2 at Goodison Park, Liverpool 12.11.58 Scotland 1, British Army 1 at Tynecastle, Edi...
by ScottishFA
Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:17 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: 24/2/1872 England,28/5/1929 Norway,24/5/1959 Jutland Teams?
Replies: 21
Views: 14129

Sorry, no place of birth, that is the complete text as printed. (So no indication as to why he was selected for Scotland, either) But perhaps now you have his full name it will be easier to find out. If you really want to pursue it, no doubt Eton College have old registers with more info. As for the...
by ScottishFA
Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scotland matches in 1940
Replies: 6
Views: 7850

Fantastic! A comprehensive reply in just 17 minutes.

Many thanks.
by ScottishFA
Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: 24/2/1872 England,28/5/1929 Norway,24/5/1959 Jutland Teams?
Replies: 21
Views: 14129

I have tried without luck in getting ANY information on Ferguson even through military sources other than that he was at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich in 1871 & 1872. Here is a brief biography from 'Fifty Years of Sport' (1922), a very heavy volume which covered the 'great public schools' ie...
by ScottishFA
Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scotland matches in 1940
Replies: 6
Views: 7850

Scotland matches in 1940

In April 1940, Scotland played a couple of unofficial internationals: Saturday 24 April 1940, v Empire Army at Tynecastle, Scotland won 4-1. Wednesday 28 April 1940, v Irish XI in Dublin. I know about the games as programmes were published for both of them. Does anyone have match details, and in par...
by ScottishFA
Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:00 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Hibs appearances 1958-1959 & 1959-60
Replies: 7
Views: 3632

Just to add to this, I have had a look at the Hibs handbook for 1959-60 and the handbook edition of the programme early in 1960-61, which usefully list not only all the appearances of the preceding season but also the full playing staff. No mention of anyone called Campbell or Prentice in either sea...
by ScottishFA
Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: 24/2/1872 England,28/5/1929 Norway,24/5/1959 Jutland Teams?
Replies: 21
Views: 14129

And just to confirm the other Muir-Mackenzie was a different person, his full name was Montague Johnstone Muir-Mackenzie, born 1847.
by ScottishFA
Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: The record books of Mr J. K. McDowall
Replies: 2
Views: 2265

As far as I know, the JK McDowell papers were never given to the SFA. I've been through most of the older archives and have not seen anything that is obviously from him. However, if the artefacts were donated, at least they would not have been lost in the Hampden fires as the SFA kept its own archiv...
by ScottishFA
Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:43 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Did Scotland really all play in Tommy Walker's strips?
Replies: 4
Views: 2579

To back this up, here is a quote from Rex Kingsley's autobiography (I Saw Stars, published 1947): During the war George Graham was in a panic for 'national jerseys. So he issued an appeal to all old 'national players to let him have their shirts for the next Scottish side. Tommy Walker immediately s...
by ScottishFA
Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: International
Topic: league international scottish b team
Replies: 14
Views: 17011

I've also got the programme for the match, and the original owner has helpfully written in the team changes and the scorers. Scorers? Yes, according to my programme it was a 6-0 win for Scotland, four up at half-time, with the goals coming from Billy McPhail (3), Tommy Ring (2) and Dunky Smith. The ...
by ScottishFA
Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: 24/2/1872 England,28/5/1929 Norway,24/5/1959 Jutland Teams?
Replies: 21
Views: 14129

From what I can see, the Primrose and Muir-Mackenzie players were different people, possibly brothers. The only one I can identify for sure is K Muir-Mackenzie, full name Kenneth Augustus Muir-Mackenzie (later Sir Kenneth). Born 29 June 1845, died 22 May 1930. Details courtesy of the Cricket Who's W...
by ScottishFA
Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: McFadden's international goals.
Replies: 2
Views: 2310

Actually, I think the reason for the discrepancy is not the fact that the Spain game was abandoned. As it had reached the second half, both countries and FIFA recognise it as a full international. Rather, McFadden's goal came from his free kick out on the right which skiffed off the head of the Span...