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A couple of years ago in the Cowdenbeath programme I wrote the following 'It set me thinking about obvious gaps in the Scottish football library. As far as games go, you have books on Celtic 7 Rangers 1 and Hearts 0 Hibs 7 – the obvious missing link is an account of Partick Thistle 4 Celtic 1 back i...
The only Pat Henderson I can recall came to Cowdenbeath from Arbroath and scored 5 goals in 16 League appearances for the Miners. Moved on then to Stranraer and subsequently played back in the juniors with Arthurlie and Petershill (played one game as a trialist for Hamilton). Nicknamed Maverick beca...
A short snappy tournament over a weekend needs to suit all 5 clubs - not easy when each of the 5 clubs have there own differing league and cup and friendly priorities plus pre-season training and under-20 squad or not situations. The best tournaments were held in the 80s and 90s and were pre-season ...
Fife Cup 2016/17 Following the recent AGM of the Fife Football Association, a further meeting of the Fife FA committee was held at Burntisland this evening (2nd June). Following these discussions, arrangements were agreed to ensure the Fife Cup competition can be properly completed going forward. Th...
- Wed May 11, 2016 11:48 pm
- Forum: Scottish Football
- Topic: Who would you classify as the big Scottish clubs?
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Well there are no rules - it is down to whatever criteria you personally deem relevant as to who comes into this category. I would say the 'big clubs' are those who have won all 3 major honours - Rangers, Celtic, Hibs, Hearts, Dundee, Dundee United, Aberdeen, Motherwell and Kilmarnock.
The AGM of the Fife FA was held on the evening of 28 April 2016 at Bayview. There were a number of topics debated including the future of the Association founded back in 1882. There was a wide ranging and constructive discussion. It was concluded that the continuation of the Fife FA and the Fife Cup...
- Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:07 pm
- Forum: Scottish Football
- Topic: Jimmy Allan Dundee Utd Mngr
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From (next week's) Cowdenbeath Programme Thomas Allan was a miner when he married English girl Annie Russell in Cowdenbeath in 1893. However, he had left the pits and become the local insurance agent for the Prudential by the time their first son Robert was born in 1895. Their second son was born on...
Most people know that on 12th September 1885, Arbroath beat Aberdeen Bon Accord in the Scottish Cup by an all time record score of 36-0. Arbroath scored early and then often with John "Jocky" Petrie, their 18-year-old centre-forward, scoring a world record 13 goals (equalled in 2001 by Australian Ar...
- Mon May 04, 2015 1:50 pm
- Forum: Football Books
- Topic: That's Fife - The History of the Fife FA and the Fife Cup
- Replies: 7
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Many thanks will PM youhonestman wrote:I would be interested in a copy - can you send me details of I can do this. Thanks