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by StAndrewsHMFC
Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Ode to Scottish Football
Replies: 29
Views: 8701

Italy - Roma and Lazio have both won Serie A this decade. To claim there 3rd and 2nd titles respectively, even Hearts can beat that Germany - I think the small matter of the Berlin Wall might have hindered development of a reasonably strong force from this city. I could argue the small matter of Gl...
by StAndrewsHMFC
Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Ode to Scottish Football
Replies: 29
Views: 8701

This might be one for the SFAQ's but is Scotland quite unique in Western Europe for having the dominant clubs outside the nation's capital? In most other countries, at least one of the capital clubs constitute the biggest clubs in that particular country. This may be a bit to obvious, but how about...
by StAndrewsHMFC
Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Worlds oldest fitba trophies still played for?
Replies: 15
Views: 6196

Burnie_man wrote: Do Hearts and Hibs still play for that?
Off and on. Its just a reserve fixture these days, although for some reason a match report from it actually made bbc football 2or 3 years back- random. Hibs won in

Anyway its lasted better than the festival cup....
by StAndrewsHMFC
Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Dumbarton 1872?
Replies: 6
Views: 3190

Dumbarton 1872?

Something thats bothered me for a while is what a team can get away with doing and still be considered the same team. There's 3 examples I'm thinking of- Dumbarton-IIRC, they merged with Dumbarton Athletic in the late 1880's but carried on as if they were just Dumbarton, then they dissolved in 1901 ...
by StAndrewsHMFC
Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: It has to be asked
Replies: 9
Views: 2998

Ok, given Celtic rarely lose at home in the cup whats the longest unbeaten home streak in the cup? I know we managed 20 years from 1982-2002 (Forfar and Inverness beating us at either end!) but who has the record?
by StAndrewsHMFC
Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Farewell Gretna?
Replies: 69
Views: 54633

Although it'll help Motherwells pitch I'm not sure how this will help Gretna. fans that couldn't make it to Motherwell won't go to Livingston. Time for some thinking outside the box and maybe Carlisle? Or would this technically be taking the SPL abroad and impinging on the english market? I think Jo...
by StAndrewsHMFC
Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Gretna - The Cuckoos In The Nest?
Replies: 11
Views: 4669

I suspect there would only be wry smiles from bankies if Airdrie United went bust, although even then given that their current home is not up to league standards and there not in the top teir of junior football a chance of redemption and them replacing the bankies is very remote. If (when) the SFL s...
by StAndrewsHMFC
Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Farewell Gretna?
Replies: 69
Views: 54633

On looking closer maybe they wouldn't have got many more fans as the Rangers game actually had a bigger attendance than the Celtic game played at the weekend
by StAndrewsHMFC
Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Farewell Gretna?
Replies: 69
Views: 54633

Thats a very interesting point, how much money do you think Gretna lost playing that game mid-week as opposed to on the Saturday? If they could have got an extra 1,500 (unlikely maybe) to this game there's £30k that they need for this weekend. Hmmmm...
by StAndrewsHMFC
Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Nice feelgood story for a Monday morning
Replies: 9
Views: 3455

I think I should make it clear that I'm not critising Rangers fans for going to the game on Saturday and putting money into QOTS and Dundee. After all I'm a Hearts fan. I do wish that people in general would support the local sides more, but as had been said on another thread who am I to tell them h...
by StAndrewsHMFC
Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Nice feelgood story for a Monday morning
Replies: 9
Views: 3455

It also interesting to note from America that the NHL has changed to mirror the distribution of monies and salary caps like the NFL as Detroit and a couple of other teams splitting the Stanley cup wasn't seen as good enough from a competitive point of view. The difficulty of applying that here, is h...
by StAndrewsHMFC
Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Nice feelgood story for a Monday morning
Replies: 9
Views: 3455

Re: Nice feelgood story for a Monday morning

I broached the subject of splitting gate revenue on another forum. It was received with some hostility. Clearly the days of a 50/50 split are long gone but it has to be in the long term interest of even the OF to have some share - 20, 25% perhaps - given to the away club. The lack of competition is...
by StAndrewsHMFC
Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Goal Line Technology
Replies: 2
Views: 1615

Goal Line Technology

Was wondering what opinions were on Platini's banning of research into goal-line technologies, apparently as dehumanifies the game or something. He's in favour of having 2 more officals behind the goals. I find his attitdue a bit worrying, he appears to against technology of any form. Whilst I don't...
by StAndrewsHMFC
Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Sub-1,000 crowds in the top division.
Replies: 26
Views: 9642

Talk about kicking a guy when he's down! And where do they get this stuff from? "Mileson's Barclays bank account at his branch in Middlesbrough is said to show the deficit of £370,000." Do his bank statements get sent to the Sunday Mail? Or have they been rummaging through his bins? Thats my main q...
by StAndrewsHMFC
Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scottish Cup draw
Replies: 16
Views: 6586

Though, IIRC, the League Cup semi-final fiasco up here was also caused by numbers, an MSP being unable to read which teams belonged to which numbers (who would have thunk it?). That just summed up the scottish parliment and the SFL/SFA that draw. 4 teams in a hat and they balls it up. After that is...