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by ScottishFA
Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scotland Schoolboys v England - 9th June 1973
Replies: 12
Views: 6405

Tommy didn't play for Scotland Schools. He even says as much in his autobiography Twists and Turns, making the point that he had to prove himself against other players who had international honours. And the Scottish Schools FA Who's Who confirms he didn't play for them. So, never believe what you re...
by ScottishFA
Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Raith Rovers record attendance
Replies: 2
Views: 1484

Raith Rovers record attendance

Interesting sideline in John Litster's new Raith history. The record attendance at Stark's Park has always been quoted as 31,306 for the Scottish Cup tie v Hearts on 7 February 1953. Even the impeccably researched 'Roar of the Crowd' gives this figure. In the footnote to that season's statistics he ...
by ScottishFA
Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Ayrshire Cup results
Replies: 11
Views: 3206

Usefully, the Ayrshire Football Annual for 1899-1900 gives details of all the finals up to 1899, including full team line-ups, dates and (sometimes) referees, attendances and gate receipts. For 1895 it notes: 'The Cupless Final. Owing to a dispute between the finalists and the Association as to wher...
by ScottishFA
Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: Football Books
Topic: FALKIRK F.C. BOOKS-LIST
Replies: 3
Views: 5201

And some others: Touching All - Falkirk's Millennium Footballers by Paul Robertson, 2000. (A4 size hardback) Falkirk FC Yearbook 1994. 68 pages. A Collector's Guide to Falkirk FC Programmes by Frank and Andrew Hulett, 1990. And the club produced small handbooks after the war. They probably started i...
by ScottishFA
Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scottish League select team 1974
Replies: 2
Views: 1417

Scottish League select team 1974

I've just bought an old ticket from Italy for a match, Italy Serie B v Scottish League Division 2 (Scozia II Divisione). Played in Pescara on 30 December 1974. Haven't come across this game before - anyone know any details? Was it even played? There was also the 1-1 draw in Verona in 1978 between Se...
by ScottishFA
Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: Football Books
Topic: Raith Rovers History
Replies: 9
Views: 7390

This is the advert from Programme Monthly: ALWAYS NEXT SEASON 125 Year History of Raith Rovers Football Club 384 pages, including complete statistics from 1883 to 2008 Hardback, dust jacket, A4 sized Special offer to PM Readers : £25.95 POST FREE (UK Only) Cheques (which will not be banked until boo...
by ScottishFA
Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: Football Books
Topic: St Mirren history, going cheap
Replies: 4
Views: 4565

St Mirren history, going cheap

Just seen this listed on eBay

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... K:MEWA:VRI

Works out at less than six quid a copy, inc postage.

If you don't already have a copy of Marching On, the St Mirren history, this is a good way to get it cheap!
by ScottishFA
Thu Nov 27, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Claim to fame
Replies: 3
Views: 1508

Claim to fame

How about this for an entry to the goalkeeping hall of fame? No wonder some people masquerade as 'trialist'. Plevey has one claim to fame as a goalkeeper. On the strength of a few games between the sticks at Sutton United, he answered an SOS call to play for Clydebank against St Mirren at Love Stree...
by ScottishFA
Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: SCOTTISH LEAGUE V IRISH LEAGUE 1955
Replies: 34
Views: 17687

There was another Army match in 1952/53, Scotland XI 2, British Army 1, played at Hampden Park. I don't have the exact date but I think it was early March 1953. As for the Under 23s, they had four other practice matches that I know of: 14/12/55, Clyde 1, Scotland U23 5, at Shawfield 11/1/56, Hiberni...
by ScottishFA
Sun Nov 02, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: Football Books
Topic: New St Bernard's Book
Replies: 8
Views: 8212

The book is now out! An excellent publication, the result of many years of research by George Park. He has uncovered lots of new material and anecdotes, and the book also has every line-up (where known) for every match in the club's history. It costs just £5.99 with all proceeds to charity, and is a...
by ScottishFA
Mon Oct 20, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: 1970 Friendlies
Replies: 4
Views: 2011

Charlton 2, St Johnstone 4 on 20 Feb 1970.
by ScottishFA
Mon Oct 20, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Third Lanark Managers
Replies: 3
Views: 5213

A couple of small points of detail:

WA Abel, first name was William (known as Bill).

And the correct spelling for Thirds' nemesis was Hiddelston.
by ScottishFA
Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: SCOTTISH CUP
Replies: 43
Views: 13062

Have to agree, especially when the tournament is without a sponsor so there are no fringe benefits. I'm all in favour of expanding the tournament to bring in junior clubs, and other SFA non-members (eg Crichton, in today's draw as South of Scotland League champions). But for all the intrigue of havi...
by ScottishFA
Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:10 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: East of Scotland League - final tables
Replies: 5
Views: 2388

I'll send you an email with further info, and scans of the full tables I have. Meanwhile, one further table to consider is 1932/33, which is covered in Tom O'Rourke's book (which I have just posted details of in the book thread). After the season's end, the EoS league committee reversed its decision...
by ScottishFA
Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:00 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: jackie sinclair
Replies: 20
Views: 12406

I met Jackie not long ago, shortly before he retired from Stirling University where he had been working in recent years. Still keeps in touch with former colleagues, in particular the Newcastle team that won the Fairs Cup. He lives in Dollar.