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by ScottishFA
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Patrick Gordon
Replies: 2
Views: 3389

Re: Patrick Gordon

A possible clue is that in the 1911 census he is named as Peter Gordon (and signs his name Peter). Same family as Patrick Gordon in 1901 - wife Caroline, children John, Wilhelmina. By then a dock labourer with 9 children, living in Melbourne Street, Liverpool.
by ScottishFA
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Junior International records
Replies: 70
Views: 85704

Re: Junior International records

Yes, it's amazing that the birthdate of the captain of our most famous international team has been recorded wrongly for so long. I could find no record of him playing for Third Lanark. He joined Partick Thistle from Denny Hibs in October 1913 after a couple of trials with the reserve side, and went ...
by ScottishFA
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Junior International records
Replies: 70
Views: 85704

Re: Junior International records

As a curious sideline to the two Jimmy McMullans from Denny, it seems they have been confused in more than one place. The Wembley Wizard's date of birth is usually given as 26 March 1895. However, that turns out to be wrong, although there was a James McMullan born in Denny on 26 March 1890 - and th...
by ScottishFA
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: CRYSTAL PALACE
Replies: 7
Views: 6473

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: 6473

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: 5900

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: 5821

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: 5900

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: 5211

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: 6293

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: 8192

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: 4228

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: 4228

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: 43592

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: 10352

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...