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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: 15366

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: 8420

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: 3814

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: 15366

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: 2406

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: 2732

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: 18952

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: 15366

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: 2442

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: 2934

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: 3402

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: 2579

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: 11421

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: 5968

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: 5687

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!