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by Skyline Drifter
Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Lowest away attendance
Replies: 6
Views: 4348

Re: Lowest away attendance

The programme from the recent Queen of the South-Hearts match informs me that Elgin's support at Palmerston in the League Cup this season was 3. What other clubs publish away attendances? Am I right in thinking Falkirk do? Hearts TV announced Cowdenbeath's support on Saturday as 103. Has any club r...
by Skyline Drifter
Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Tom McAteer Benefit Match 1909
Replies: 3
Views: 1710

Re: Tom McAteer Benefit Match 1909

I have also seen in August 1930 the Scottish Football Association gave permission for benefit matches to be played for long-serving Rangers Dougie Gray and Davie Meiklejohn. The SFA still have to give permission for a benefit match now. Or at least they still have to give permission for a club to p...
by Skyline Drifter
Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scottish football from abroad
Replies: 10
Views: 10191

Re: Scottish football from abroad

Queen of the South have been full time since 2007 David. :roll: Livingston are full time. Raith Rovers are to all intents and purposes full time (they have two part time first teamers, goalkeeper David McGurn who is a PE teacher or similar and centre half Dougie Hill who is a heating engineer). Dum...
by Skyline Drifter
Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scottish football from abroad
Replies: 10
Views: 10191

Re: Scottish football from abroad

Since around 1990 most teams in the top two divisions have been full-time. Right now I’d say all Premiership teams are full-time, plus at least Hearts, Hibs, Rangers, Falkirk in the Championship. I’m not sure about Livingston, Raith Rovers and Queen of the South though the first two of these have b...
by Skyline Drifter
Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scottish League Grounds: Updated Record Crowds (6/11/05)
Replies: 38
Views: 32852

Re: Scottish League Grounds: Updated Record Crowds (6/11/05)

QOS Palmerston Park 8,690 6,278 Dundee/Scottish Cup 8 Mar 2008 Yeah, still accurate, though worth noting of course that capacity at the time of that Dundee game was only 6,412 with part of that capacity inaccessible to the public too so it was too all intents and purposes a sell out. We've increase...
by Skyline Drifter
Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Finger On The Pulse
Replies: 6
Views: 4065

Re: Finger On The Pulse

He sometimes had a hectic lifestyle and I hope he settles down now. Hectic? I'll say. I once saw him on a flight from Prestwick to Girona the Monday after a game, when Thistle (who he was managing at the time) had a midweek match too. I think he had a bar somewhere over there. He had a bar in or ne...
by Skyline Drifter
Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Club Managers
Replies: 274
Views: 210719

Re: Club Managers

Scott Booth away from Stenhousemuir after less than a year: http://spfl.co.uk/news/article/booth-leaves-stenhousemuir/ Thanks for that. Duly updated. Meanwhile, anyone know wtf is happening at Ibrox? That's two managers resigned and been in the dugout for the next game. Neither resigned as such tho...
by Skyline Drifter
Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Half time subs 45th or 46th minute?
Replies: 17
Views: 12116

Re: Half time subs 45th or 46th minute?

In theory there's no difference between a HT sub and any other that happens exactly on the cusp of a change of minute. A HT sub isn't on the field at 45:00 and is immediately afterward. How do you record it when someone comes on at 63:00? Is that the 63rd or 64th minute? The principle for Half Time ...
by Skyline Drifter
Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Downtime
Replies: 7
Views: 9477

Re: Downtime

1978? Glory-hunter! In my defence I was following them from before they actually won anything that year (just)! I was 7 and had little concept of what "glory" there was. I don't think I even knew they were top of the table at the time, I just liked that Brian Clough man and they were at the time ab...
by Skyline Drifter
Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Downtime
Replies: 7
Views: 9477

Re: Downtime

Thanks, Malcolm. Yes, seems to be better now. Oh, and welcome aboard. I think you're the first Forest fan on here! EDIT: Maybe spoke too soon. This reply took about 30 seconds to post. Ah well, maybe it is just a lingering issue from a few days ago which will right itself. I'm a Forest fan of sorts...
by Skyline Drifter
Sun Nov 30, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Arthur Montford
Replies: 19
Views: 12078

Re: Arthur Montford

I never really saw or heard much of Arthur Montford's commentaries. We didn't get Scotsport as we were served by Border tv and got the "Big Match" on ITV instead. However, I heard him occasionally. I did however have the pleasure of meeting him in the Boardroom at Morton a few times and he was, as o...
by Skyline Drifter
Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scotland v England
Replies: 9
Views: 5724

Re: Scotland v England

The Independent and the Herald say 49,526. Thanks, Andy. Thought I heard something at the end of the game but couldn't make it out. Not sure what to make of that. Obviously, segregation meant it wouldn't be a full house and neither Hampden nor Ibrox would better that total but it still suggests uns...
by Skyline Drifter
Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: League Cup Semi-Final draw
Replies: 8
Views: 6064

Re: League Cup Semi-Final draw

Oh, I don't know. I for one was very excited by the draw. Think about it. A derby featuring two great rivals who haven't clashed in a knockout competition for several years. I think you'll find, David, that these two sides have never met in a competitive fixture at first team level. http://www.ange...
by Skyline Drifter
Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: International
Topic: FA Cup in the raw.
Replies: 45
Views: 39722

Re: FA Cup in the raw.

Dumbarton have lost out big time here. When they moved to their current ground it was with the express intention of expanding if and when circumstances permitted. Surely any planning issues would have been dealt with before the construction of the present stadium? I just don't understand this at al...
by Skyline Drifter
Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: International
Topic: FA Cup in the raw.
Replies: 45
Views: 39722

Re: FA Cup in the raw.

Without go inn into it all, Alloa couldn't have known at the start of the season they would be playing in the semi-finals whereas Cowdenbeath expected a league game. Better fixture programming which allotted home games to Rangers on cup tie weekends would have prevented this. We'll see what happens...