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by ScottishFA
Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:13 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Evening Dispatch Photos c1900 of Leith Athletic
Replies: 2
Views: 2195

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: 2288

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...
by ScottishFA
Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Ferguson or Campbell?
Replies: 3
Views: 3651

Having been (ahem) responsible for building up the SFA website's national team archive when I worked for them, there were all sorts of anomalies like this that cropped up. I did my best to correct long-standing mistakes (eg the Sammy Cox fiasco from 1948), but sometimes it was not possible to be 100...
by ScottishFA
Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: Football Books
Topic: Some non-league books just published
Replies: 3
Views: 5763

Just to add to the above, I have now received the Johnshaven Dauntless FC history. Great wee booklet, A5, 44 pages with colour cover, lots of photos to illustrate the text and very nicely designed. The address to send your £3.50 is Clark Simpson, Adelaide Cottage, Castle Street, Johnshaven DD10 0ER....
by ScottishFA
Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:25 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scottish Secondary Juvenile Cup Winners
Replies: 16
Views: 27861

Happy to help. The only other detail I can add about the match is that the final was played at Olive Bank, Musselburgh, and it was in mid-June 1973.
by ScottishFA
Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scottish Secondary Juvenile Cup Winners
Replies: 16
Views: 27861

These are the Secondary Juvenile Cup finals in those years: 69-70 Whitehill Welfare 6, Eadie Star 1 70-71 Whitehill Welfare 4, Port Glasgow 0 71-72 Campsie Black Watch 3, Shawfield Juveniles 2 72-73 Possil YC 3, Whitehill Welfare 1 73-74 Campsie Black Watch 1, Shamrock Boys Club (Greenock) 0 74-75 W...
by ScottishFA
Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:28 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: George Clark Robertson 1st Motherwell Cap
Replies: 5
Views: 5013

This is really useful information - it updates the listing in Doug Lamming's Who's Who, not only giving a date of birth but also correcting the place of birth and giving a middle name.

Don't suppose you could email back and ask if there is a place and date of death?
by ScottishFA
Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: Football Books
Topic: Some non-league books just published
Replies: 3
Views: 5763

Some non-league books just published

Here are a few books I have come across recently that might be of interest to the type of people who read this message board! What Game? by Dave Hilley is a slim volume that tells the story of games played, mainly by Third Lanark players, in Spain in the late 50s and 60s. A short volume, but an ente...
by ScottishFA
Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:48 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Earning a Scottish Cap
Replies: 3
Views: 3309

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: 5127

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: 4795

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: 19812

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: 15334

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: 8400

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: 15334

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...