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by markbfc
Wed May 27, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scottish Amateur side
Replies: 10
Views: 3223

Thanks Scottish. Norman Ackland, in the four volume book of football published by Caxton in 1960, called the Scottish FA "hidebound" for not re-starting amateur internationals after WWII.

Perhaps the cost put off Wales and Ireland having regular fixtures until air travel was cost effective.
by markbfc
Tue May 26, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scottish Amateur side
Replies: 10
Views: 3223

There may well have been but there weren't any international matches. The SAFA itself wasn't founded until 1909 two years after its English counterpart. Which leads me back to my first post I guess, it seems strange neither FA would get a team together to play each other. It's also interesting to n...
by markbfc
Fri May 22, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scottish Amateur side
Replies: 10
Views: 3223

Scottish Amateur side

Can anyone shed light as to why Scotland did not play any amateur internationals with England (or other countries) until the mid 1920s?
by markbfc
Fri May 22, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: International
Topic: Most players used in Championship winning team
Replies: 3
Views: 3488

scottish wrote:Manchester City also used 32 in the 2nd division in 1946-47.
Thanks for that. Will try and see if this total has been topped.
by markbfc
Fri May 08, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: International
Topic: Most players used in Championship winning team
Replies: 3
Views: 3488

Most players used in Championship winning team

Does anyone know the record for most players used in a Championship win? The post war English record for the fewest is 14 I believe but what about the flip side... My team Brentford used 32 players in our League Two Championship winning team this season. If you include the cups, we used 37 with anot...
by markbfc
Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Football Books
Topic: Casual Affair - history of The Casuals 1883-1939
Replies: 0
Views: 2554

Casual Affair - history of The Casuals 1883-1939

Just received this book in the post and it's a first class read. Not sure if you guys north of the border are interested but looking at the season by season fixtures and results, The Casuals did play friendlies against Scottish teams. There's plenty of reading material and statistics to keep anyone ...
by markbfc
Sat Jan 31, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: James McCree - Scottish Amateur
Replies: 6
Views: 3761

Thanks Steve - I'll look out for that if copies turn up.
by markbfc
Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: James McCree - Scottish Amateur
Replies: 6
Views: 3761

Yes, I knew about the 'boro link, it does seem strange. I'll be at the British Newspaper Library at Colindale soon so will try and follow it up. He worked for the Civil Service so work might have been a reason?
by markbfc
Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: James McCree - Scottish Amateur
Replies: 6
Views: 3761

Thank you for the swift response, I'm most grateful. Is there an online repository that has the line-ups etc for all matches?
by markbfc
Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: James McCree - Scottish Amateur
Replies: 6
Views: 3761

James McCree - Scottish Amateur

Does anyone have access or can point me to a list of Scottish Amateur Internationals? I have a query on a player that may have played for the aforementioned side in the 1929-1930 season. I am tracing James McCree of the 1920s, who played for London Caledonians, Fulham, Middlesbrough, Civil Service a...