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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: 13506

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: 2199

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: 2524

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: 15742

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: 13506

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: 2262

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...
by ScottishFA
Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:36 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scotland v Scottish League
Replies: 1
Views: 2550

The game was first played in 1958 to help Scotland prepare for the World Cup finals, and became an annual event for a few years until poor attendances made it redundant. This is the full sequence of matches: 3.2.58 Scottish League 2, Scotland XI 3 (Easter Road) Prog issued. 16.3.59 Scottish League 6...
by ScottishFA
Tue Aug 14, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: LARSSON
Replies: 5
Views: 3174

Shame to spoil a good story, but the 'granny rule' only applies within the UK. To play for Scotland, England, Northern Ireland or Wales, you have to have a British passport. To play for any country, you have to be a national of that country, ie have a passport. Where you were born, or any of your pa...
by ScottishFA
Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:47 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Oldest Scotland player
Replies: 2
Views: 2406

Oldest Scotland player

Any ideas who was the oldest ever Scotland international player in an outfield position? David Weir is now 37 and still playing regularly, and off the top of my head I can't think of any other outfield player who featured for Scotland beyond that age. Goalkeepers are different, of course: Jim Leight...
by ScottishFA
Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:45 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Hugh Taylor Scottish Football annual
Replies: 17
Views: 10300

Scotsport produced a variety of publications: The Scotsport Book, 1963 (Stanley Paul). Hardback with dustwrapper, looked like an attempt to cash in on the success of Hugh Taylor's annuals but had a few articles on other sports. The Scotsport Football Annual, 1965 (Pelham Books). Hardback with dustwr...
by ScottishFA
Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:32 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Roy Erskine
Replies: 12
Views: 5495

From John Litster's database of Scottish League players: Robert S Erskine signed for Hibs on 10/9/1952 and was one and a half years at Easter Road without making a first team appearance. In Feb 1954 he joined Peebles Rovers, and that summer signed for Stirling Albion. Made just nine league appearanc...
by ScottishFA
Thu May 03, 2007 11:26 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Winning the Scottish Cup with three teams
Replies: 12
Views: 5222

Thanks for all the responses, and of course the correction about Oswald being with St Bernards.

As for the last point, if Celtic win then not only Pressley but also Paul Hartley would win it in consecutive seasons with different clubs. Perhaps Paul will manage to finish the game this time!
by ScottishFA
Mon Apr 30, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Winning the Scottish Cup with three teams
Replies: 12
Views: 5222

Winning the Scottish Cup with three teams

Steven Pressley could win his third Scottish Cup medal on 26 May with Celtic, to add to those he won with Rangers (1993) and Hearts (last year). Would he be the first player to do so with three different clubs? The nearest I can find is James Oswald who won the cup with Third Lanark in 1889, Hearts ...
by ScottishFA
Tue Apr 24, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scotland keepers WC 1966
Replies: 4
Views: 2907

Yes, the SFA selected a squad for each World Cup match, before naming the team usually the day before the game. These are the reserve keepers in each squad: John Fallon (Celtic) v Finland 21st October 1964 Jim Cruikshank (Hearts) v Poland 23rd May 1965 v Finland 27th May 1965 Bobby Ferguson (Kilmarn...
by ScottishFA
Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scotland vs Candanian FA 1888 - a 'full international'?
Replies: 28
Views: 12603

There are all sorts of matches involving Scotland that are not considered official by both sides. For example, the first continental tour of 1929 had four games, three of which were deemed full internationals by the SFA. The first two were in Norway against regional selects (East and West). The game...