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by ScottishFA
Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: BOAR vs. SCOTLAND
Replies: 6
Views: 2229

The 1956 army match was on 28 April 1956 at Dulwich, and resulted British Army 1 (Duncan Edwards), French Army 3 (Just Fontaine 2 pens, Edouard Stako).

So are you mixing this up with another year?

Haven't found the other game yet, but it's BAOR, not BOAR!
by ScottishFA
Fri May 29, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Football Books
Topic: Estonian football centenary history
Replies: 3
Views: 4320

Estonian football centenary history

I realise that this won't be everyone's cup of tea, but if you are interested in foreign football history I can recommend a new history of Estonian football. It has been published (in English) this month, and is A4 size, 600 pages, and absolutely crammed with statistics including every international...
by ScottishFA
Tue May 05, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Teams that could/should have been relegated but weren't
Replies: 2
Views: 1508

Not forgetting that great quiz question, which team finished bottom but was then promoted?

It happened to Berwick Rangers, who were bottom of Division C in 1954-55, but thanks to reorganisation were one of five clubs promoted to Division B for 1955-56.
by ScottishFA
Tue May 05, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: International
Topic: CP Cosmos
Replies: 14
Views: 8434

It's a rather strange description, must be a typo. West Germany drew 2-2 with our very own Scotland that day, in Hannover.

Have a look at the programme cover at http://www.stadionprogramm.de/html/heim ... _1969.html
by ScottishFA
Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: Football Books
Topic: Hamilton - new book, April 2009
Replies: 20
Views: 14550

Has this book been published yet? Amazon still say 'temporarily unavailable'. If so, any reviews?
by ScottishFA
Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:01 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scotland Semi-Pro Internationals
Replies: 8
Views: 4397

As a starting point, the Scotland teams and scorers for the tournaments in 1979, 1980, 1981 and 1982 are listed in full in the SFA Football Annual. This was published for five seasons from 1978 to 1982, and although the first edition is too early for this tournament, editions 2-5 are useful. Unfortu...
by ScottishFA
Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: BREADALBANE vs Rovers in 1875
Replies: 7
Views: 2712

The book on Perthshire football was Peter Baxter's 'Football in Perthshire Past and Present' published in 1898. Here are some excerpts on the short chapter on Breadalbane, which runs to two pages: Football in Breadalbane in ancient times was of the usual primitive nature. From the few particulars wh...
by ScottishFA
Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Football Books
Topic: Scottish Football Reminiscences, 1890
Replies: 10
Views: 8776

The book is now freely available online, without registration, from Project Gutenberg.

See this link: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/28028/28 ... 8028-h.htm

or for more general info, this link: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/28028
by ScottishFA
Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Why do Scotland play in Dark/Navy blue?
Replies: 14
Views: 6635

Good question! The obvious reason for dark blue would be from the Saltire but I've had a trawl through the books and can't find an answer to confirm that. The rugby histories tell me that the first England team wore all white as a result of a decision by the committee appointed to organise the team ...
by ScottishFA
Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:28 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Dumbarton Football Society
Replies: 2
Views: 1632

From the Dumbarton FC handbook for 1959-60: "The aim of the Dumbarton Football Society is to help the Dumbarton Football Club, financially or in any other way as may be deemed expedient from time to time." There is then a description of how the Society was formed in 1935 at a time when the club's fi...
by ScottishFA
Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:58 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Missing - 100,000 fans
Replies: 7
Views: 2148

Saturday afternoon I took the wife out to lunch, and we walked the dog somewhere in the Trossachs.

Essential activities to gain the necessary brownie points to go to the pub on Saturday evening to watch Scotland.
by ScottishFA
Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Records of Endurance?
Replies: 25
Views: 6921

Another player who is going to come close this season is Graham Alexander. Last night against Holland was his 57th game of this season, according to Soccerbase. He's still got six league games to go, plus perhaps two play-off matches, an international against Iceland (although likely to be on the be...
by ScottishFA
Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Club Contact Details?
Replies: 7
Views: 2705

The SFA handbook is online, just click on the club directory section:

http://www.scottishfa.co.uk/football_do ... m?page=294
by ScottishFA
Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Hibs v Ayr United & St Mirren Anglo Scottish Cup
Replies: 13
Views: 4181

The 71/2 Rothmans actually gives a crowd of 20,000 for Airdrie v Forest - a good round number! But no crowd given for the Ballymena match. A few others: Clyde v Celtic in 1978, both legs were 10,000 according to Paul Lunney's Complete Record of Celtic. Raith v Morton in 1978, John Litster's book giv...
by ScottishFA
Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Babcocks and Wilcox FC
Replies: 5
Views: 2738

From the SFA Annual Report 1988-89: "Throughout the 1988/89 season, the club membership has remained at last season's figure of 78. At the time of writing, one club, Moorcroft FC, formerly Babcock and Wilcox, looks likely to fall by the wayside come the last Council meeting on 17th April, 1989. The ...