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by ScottishFA
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: CRYSTAL PALACE
Replies: 7
Views: 5716

Re: CRYSTAL PALACE

I should add, there are a couple of cheap second-hand copies of the book on amazon just now - which surprised me as it has been out of print for years.
by ScottishFA
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: CRYSTAL PALACE
Replies: 7
Views: 5716

Re: CRYSTAL PALACE

There's a terrific book which has the full story of the Crystal Palace ground, with lavish illustrations: 'To the Palace for the Cup' (1999) by Ian Bevan, Stuart Hibberd and Michael Gilbert. You are right that the fire in 1936 brought an end to football matches, but only on a temporary basis. Corint...
by ScottishFA
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Football Books
Topic: Scottish Non-League Bibliography
Replies: 2
Views: 4456

Re: Scottish Non-League Bibliography

I've never seen Volume 1, which was apparently done in very small quantities as it was hand-copied and had over 800 pages (!). Vol 2 is not exactly high-tech: ring bound, A4 and almost 200 pages so it weighs a ton. I think all of Alex Smith's books (Bonnyrigg, Tranent, Newtongrange, Arniston, Whiteh...
by ScottishFA
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Missing referees 1980-81
Replies: 4
Views: 5155

Re: Missing referees 1980-81

I think perhaps you might have to source the match programmes for these games, or at least find a collector who has a copy.

Alternatively, find a copy for sale on ebay and send a polite message to the seller, asking them to check the ref.
by ScottishFA
Wed May 23, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Football Books
Topic: Scottish Non-League Bibliography
Replies: 2
Views: 4456

Scottish Non-League Bibliography

I've been working recently on a Scottish non-league bibliography and have just posted it on my website: http://www.scottishsporthistory.com/football-books-non-league.html I hope people find it useful - it is incredible how much material has been published. If you have any additions or corrections, p...
by ScottishFA
Wed May 23, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Three Players
Replies: 1
Views: 3629

Re: Three Players

From the Football League Players Records: Mike S Phillips joined Grimsby Town in Jan 1955 to end of the season, made six appearances with one goal. Born 18 January 1933 in Cumnock (Michael Shirkie Phillips). William Smith joined Carlisle Utd in March 1963, no appearances. Joined Sheffield United Jul...
by ScottishFA
Wed May 02, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Football Books
Topic: 1824: The World's First Foot-Ball Club
Replies: 0
Views: 3749

1824: The World's First Foot-Ball Club

New book just published: 1824: The World's First Foot-Ball Club by John Hutchinson and Andy Mitchell. http://www.scottishsporthistory.com/uploads/3/3/6/0/3360867/published/first-foot-ball-club-cover-lo-res.jpg?1525026174 This is the story of the world's very first club dedicated to football, founded...
by ScottishFA
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scottish FA Cup website
Replies: 4
Views: 6253

Re: Scottish FA Cup website

Picked a random season, 1970-71, and have a couple of comments:

East Fife v St Mirren, R3 second replay. Was won by St Mirren.
St Mirren v Rangers, R4, correct score 1-3
by ScottishFA
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Alex Smith
Replies: 3
Views: 3735

Re: Alex Smith

I also found an obituary on the Buckie Heritage site, reproduced from the local paper of 23 January 1974: Death of north sportsman and prominent figure in professional life - The death took place of Alex Smith a well-known north sportsman and prominent figure in professional life in the Buckie area....
by ScottishFA
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Alex Smith
Replies: 3
Views: 3735

Re: Alex Smith

See the short announcement in the Aberdeen Press and Journal, 10 January 1947, when he was appointed manager of Buckie Thistle.

He played for Buckie Thistle, Forres Mechanics and Liverpool, but lost a leg in Burma during the war. He was awarded the Military Cross.
by ScottishFA
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scottish Rovers
Replies: 52
Views: 39701

Re: Scottish Rovers

Bobby McKay (Robert McInnes McKay) died 10 June 1977 in Glasgow.
by ScottishFA
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Football Books
Topic: NEW BOOK - FORGOTTEN GLORIES
Replies: 9
Views: 8441

Re: NEW BOOK - FORGOTTEN GLORIES

I've just had full details, via an Austrian contact, of the Austria side which played Scotland in the UEFA Amateur final of 1967. Austria: Johann Schorn (SC Eisenstadt) Rudolf Babler (SCG Brunn) Günter Scheffl (Elektra) Gerhard Zacsek (SC Marchegg) Walter Suttner (SC Eisenstadt) Ferdinand Milanovich...
by ScottishFA
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Under Age Juvenile Internationals 1962
Replies: 2
Views: 3289

Re: Under Age Juvenile Internationals 1962

I think these were probably the Scottish Association of Boys Clubs internationals.

Scotland played Wales on Friday 16 March 1962, at Villa Park in Birmingham for some reason. The match is only mentioned in the papers as Billy Wright attended.
by ScottishFA
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Junior International records
Replies: 70
Views: 69568

Re: Junior International records

Bobby Tait, Glenbuck Cherrypickers - later with Motherwell and Cowdenbeath
by ScottishFA
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Junior International records
Replies: 70
Views: 69568

Re: Junior International records

Willie McGonnigle, Maryhill Hibs. An outside left, not to be confused with Willie 'Peter' McGonagle, Celtic left back.

Willie McHarg, Denny Hibs.