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by cowdenbeather
Thu May 03, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Cup tied or not cup tied
Replies: 8
Views: 3965

Surely a fair solution is for Queens to be fined their share of the gate money from their game v Hibs and a significant proportion of this to be paid to Cowden. Adams after all was the player who was fouled for the penalty for Queens first goal and then scored the second in their 2-0 win! Certainly ...
by cowdenbeather
Thu Apr 19, 2007 8:43 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: SFL re-election
Replies: 37
Views: 19173

Came across in my records notes re the election that took place at the demise of the 3rd Division in 1926. At the League AGM Bathgate and Broxburn Utd the bottom 2 clubs in Division 2 contested the vote with the top 4 clubs in Division 3 - albeit not all fixtures had been completed - Helensburgh, Le...
by cowdenbeather
Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:34 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Billy Alston & Alec Cheyne "olimpic goals"
Replies: 5
Views: 8982

As an aside to this, The Falkirk centenary booklet talks about the great Jocky Simpson and eulogises him as follows ' his bender corner kicks were the great speciality ... Just as they (goalkeepers) beleived they had them safely in their grasp, they were beaten by the twist the ball would take and w...
by cowdenbeather
Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: NO DRAWS
Replies: 5
Views: 3048

But if no points for 0-0 I suspect teams still tied 0-0 near the end of a game will 'fix' a 1-1 scoreline.
by cowdenbeather
Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Spain Park, Aberdeen
Replies: 4
Views: 2821

Ground was purchased by Banks o Dee in 1965 from Aberdeen engineering firm J M Henderson. They did a deal with Henderson's Managing Director to buy the land. The managing director was Richard (Dick) Spain and the ground is named after him.
by cowdenbeather
Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Lord Weir Cup / Juveniles
Replies: 11
Views: 8265

Lord Weir Cup

Cup was established by the Secondary Juvenile Association and first won by Glasgow St Francis Boys Club in 1933. Eastfield Heatherbell from Shotts won it 3 times in a row between 1935 and 1937 and then again in 1939. Bobby Flavell played with Eastfield. I know that Cowdenbeath Miners Welfare BC drew...
by cowdenbeather
Sun Dec 17, 2006 11:10 pm
Forum: Football Books
Topic: HELICOPTER DREAMS
Replies: 5
Views: 5629

I would disagree - can't think of any book where opposition fans are given as much prominence and its certainly no novelty for Cowden to be the subject of a book! It's not one of those 'Pointless' books but one written by a fan with a real feeling for the game and his club and the real heart of fitb...
by cowdenbeather
Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:22 pm
Forum: Football Books
Topic: HELICOPTER DREAMS
Replies: 5
Views: 5629

HELICOPTER DREAMS

Marvellous new book by Ron Ferguson which I highly recommend. A sequel of sorts to the much lauded 'Black Diamonds and the Blue Brazil'. Now though Cowden are depicted on the upswing as they enjoy championship success under the charismatic Mixu Paatelainen. The anthithesis of the bleak picture facin...
by cowdenbeather
Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:12 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: The Blue Brazil
Replies: 4
Views: 4444

Nickname dates from around 1982. Check out Ron Ferguson's marvellous new book 'Helicopter Dreams' for more info. Highly recommend this book - up there with his 'Black Daimonds and the Blue Brazil' in terms of quality.
by cowdenbeather
Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:48 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Mossend Swifts
Replies: 2
Views: 2366

Mossend Swifts

I had two articles published re the Swifts in Scottish Football Historian a few years back (SFH No's 59 & 60) plus also contributed a copy of a newspaper profile of Robert Boyd of the Swifts to SFH as well (issue 66).
by cowdenbeather
Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:54 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: SFL re-election
Replies: 37
Views: 19173

Hi there. The article in the Cowdenbeath Advertiser doesn't say albeit the tone of it suggests there may have been a contest.
by cowdenbeather
Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:37 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Benny Yorston' footballing career
Replies: 2
Views: 4095

Here's a wee bit of early info re Benny from a Cowdenbeath perspective - Benny Yorston was born at Nigg in Kincardineshire in 1905 and grew up in Aberdeen as the son of a trawlerman (just like Denis Law). In 1926, he was playing in the juniors for Muggiemoss and had secured a job in the office at Pi...
by cowdenbeather
Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:33 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: SFL re-election
Replies: 37
Views: 19173

It might be of interest to note that there was an election in 1946/47. ‘C’ Division had been won by Stirling Albion who were promoted. Cowdenbeath who were bottom of 'B' Division should have been relegated to ‘C’ Division at the end of 1946/47 but it had already been decided that ‘B’ Division would ...