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by ScottishFA
Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Hugh Clifford's Footballing Career
Replies: 6
Views: 5272

Hi again I wouldn't read too much into the Derby County mention - it could just have been a single match as a trialist. Things were a bit looser in those days, and players could turn out as a trialist for various clubs without signing a contract. As for John Clifford, he is listed in the Celtic hand...
by ScottishFA
Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Hugh Clifford's Footballing Career
Replies: 6
Views: 5272

Hi Cheryl and welcome to the board. You might want to try and get hold of a book called 'An Alphabet of the Celts' published in 1994, although it is now out of print. It has this biography of old Hugh: Half-back. Born Carfin, 8 April 1873 Career: Hibernian 1888 / Derby County / Carfin Shamrock 20 Ap...
by ScottishFA
Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:18 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: First international 1870
Replies: 17
Views: 5616

Probably worth looking at other match reports of the time - particularly those for the clubs that have been mentioned (NNs, etc) to see if there is a player of the same name - it might offer some clues. Bell's Life, The Field and the Sportsman are probably all worth consulting. I know, that's the s...
by ScottishFA
Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: First international 1870
Replies: 17
Views: 5616

Goodwyn was a second cousin of Charles George Gordon (the General, of Khartoum fame), Gordon had five male siblings, all of whom would be around the right age to have offspring playing football in 1870. Given the many family links and the 'old boy network' in football at that time, it is possible t...
by ScottishFA
Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: First international 1870
Replies: 17
Views: 5616

I had seen this list of Kinnaird's clubs before, but never seen any specific reference to him being a Crusaders player in a match. In all other references to him as a player in representative games, and on the FA Council, he is described as Old Etonians or Wanderers. Anyway, to get back to the Gordo...
by ScottishFA
Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: First international 1870
Replies: 17
Views: 5616

Thanks for the suggestions, I will keep digging and will post any findings here. By the way, one other inconsistency in all the reports is that Kinnaird's club is given as Crusaders. I could be wrong, but I'm not aware he played (on a regular basis, anyway) for clubs other than Wanderers and Old Eto...
by ScottishFA
Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: First international 1870
Replies: 17
Views: 5616

Thanks, but I've already tried all those.... Having ploughed through every G Gordon in the 1881 census (the nearest date which is available free) there is no-one who fits the bill. Of course, he could have been known by his middle name, so I shall have to check the C Gordon entries as well. Or it co...
by ScottishFA
Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: First international 1870
Replies: 17
Views: 5616

First international 1870

I've been doing some digging into the first unofficial international, v England on 5 March 1870, and have managed to identify all the Scotland players except one. He is GC Gordon of NN Kilburn. I don't suppose anyone out there has managed to find his first names/dates/school/career? I've been trawli...
by ScottishFA
Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: LIVINGSTON
Replies: 43
Views: 15175

Very unlikely. If the club goes into administration, it is the limited company that goes into administration, not the football team. So the team retains its membership of the SFL - albeit with a points deduction. The administrator would make every effort to continue trading, and obviously playing ma...
by ScottishFA
Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: MORE MISSING CELTIC RESERVE FIXTURES
Replies: 4
Views: 2063

From Hearts handbook for 63/64:

20 May 1963, Celtic Res 1, Hearts Res 0.
by ScottishFA
Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Yellow & Red Card Records
Replies: 6
Views: 2708

It might be worth trying the Scottish Football Museum, as the SFA (not to mention SFL) passed many of their archives over round about the time of moving to Hampden. And while the SFA itself doesn't come under the remit of Freedom of Information legislation, they will normally be fairly helpful when ...
by ScottishFA
Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Matt Maley, Morton 1942-43
Replies: 2
Views: 1302

According to The Times of 1 October 1942, Maley (Morton) and Smith (Hibernians) will travel as reserves.

Can't answer the question about Manderson - that would mean taking a look at the SFA minute books.
by ScottishFA
Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: MISSING CELTIC RESERVE FIXTURES
Replies: 3
Views: 1674

If pushed, I think the player appearances should go in both columns, with a wee asterisk against the totals linked to a note at the foot to explain the situation. Anyway, at least it was 0-0, so you don't have that problem with the goals... Thankfully this doesn't often happen, but I remember once g...
by ScottishFA
Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: MISSING CELTIC RESERVE FIXTURES
Replies: 3
Views: 1674

Two matches for the price of one: According to the Hibs programme/handbook edition, the game at Parkhead on 6 May 1966 doubled as a league match and the first leg of the Reserve League Cup semi-final. It ended 0-0. It was Hibs' last reserve league match of the season, but they beat Celtic in the sec...
by ScottishFA
Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Highest Defeat before Stirling 20-0 Selkirk
Replies: 12
Views: 5449

Oceania Cup Mon 28 Sep 1998 Australia 16 Cook Islands 0
Oceania Cup Mon 19 Jun 2000 Australia 17 Cook Islands 0
And to top that, there were also:
Mon 9 Apr 2001 Australia 22, Tonga 0
Wed 11 Apr 2001 Australia 32, American Samoa 0

Both World Cup Qualifiers in the same week!