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by Gordon Baird
Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Fairs Cup qualification in the early 60s
Replies: 14
Views: 4973

In 1962/63 there were originally only two places on offer. It was only after Greek side Salonika withdrew that the SFA was invited to nominate a replacement. Dunfermline accepted and were placed in section G along with Everton, Valencia and Celtic. The 32 teams were divided into eight sections with ...
by Gordon Baird
Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Tommy Pearson
Replies: 1
Views: 1238

Tommy Pearson

Thomas Usher Pearson, Newcastle United, capped twice by Scotland in 1947, born in Edinburgh in 1913. Was he was the son of the Hearts player (1905 to 1912) of the same name? The first Tommy Pearson also played for Bathgate (1908/09) and Dunfermline (1909/10) while on the 'open to transfer' list. I w...
by Gordon Baird
Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:56 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Most league appearances...ever!
Replies: 9
Views: 3199

This 'C' Division issue is something I mentioned in SF Historian, mainly concerning a Dunfermline player named Johnny Allan who scored eight in a match against Montrose. As it was a bona fide SFL match, he should be included in the list of top scorers in a single match alongside McGrory, Dyet, etc b...
by Gordon Baird
Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:38 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Early Scottish Cup
Replies: 45
Views: 13375

bobby s - Hibs played the original Dunfermline FC in 1878, not Athletic. The Dunfermline Journal gives the first Hibs scorer as Donnelly but doesn't mention the others.
by Gordon Baird
Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Football in Edinburgh, 1870's
Replies: 2
Views: 1689

Thanks for that, I have the teams from both matches but didn't think that 'Donaghue' was right. The Queen's Park match may have been against a sort of Edinburgh select rather than 3rd ERV. Their first in Edinburgh was on 29th December 1873, a demonstration at Bonnington, but they're meant to have pl...
by Gordon Baird
Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:12 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Football in Edinburgh, 1870's
Replies: 2
Views: 1689

Football in Edinburgh, 1870's

In the first Dunfermline FC match, 1876, the local paper has two Hearts players by the name of Donaghue. Is this right or were they called Donnachie? The report had J. Donaghue as goalkeeper and no mention of J. Reid, the usual keeper. Would any Hearts historian know if this is correct? Also, does a...
by Gordon Baird
Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Attendance figures
Replies: 26
Views: 11899

It looks like it!! The programme for the next match has a report on the Albion match which gives the attendance as 4,023. I'll have words with the editor!
by Gordon Baird
Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Attendance figures
Replies: 26
Views: 11899

The crowd for the Dunfermline v Stirling Albion match on December 29th is given in subsequent programmes as 4,020.
by Gordon Baird
Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Pitch unplayable - other examples?
Replies: 2
Views: 2194

The week after Meadowbank played Alloa at Firs Park (April 14 1979) they played Dunfermline at Bayview. Both matches had to be moved because the pitch needed to be lowered by 2-3 inches to comply with International Athletics Board regulations concerning field events! The work had to be completed bef...
by Gordon Baird
Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Dundee United - 13 players
Replies: 8
Views: 3150

I know it wasn't a title-winning side but in gaining promotion in 1933/34 Dunfermline fielded only fourteen players (although I am missing the team for one fixture). Does anyone know if any other club has gone through an entire league season using fewer players? If they played in the 'missing match'...
by Gordon Baird
Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: East of Scotland League - final tables
Replies: 9
Views: 4064

The Dunfermline Press of May 3rd 1958 reports that, having defeated Spartans 5-2 the previous weekend, Dunfermline Athletic 'A' had won the E of S League. It was mentioned several more times over the next few weeks - why is it now regarded as unfinished? Also, Dunfermline's reserves took part in the...
by Gordon Baird
Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:06 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Worlds oldest fitba trophies still played for?
Replies: 15
Views: 5792

The Fife Cup was first played for in 1882/83. Believe it's still the same trophy, made by J. Cameron & Son of Kilmarnock.
by Gordon Baird
Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:59 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Apprentices
Replies: 4
Views: 5710

It was around that time that youngsters started being put on the ground staff. John Clark believes that he may have been the first ground-staff boy in Scotland when he signed for Celtic (1958?) and when Jock Stein took over at Dunfermline he brought that idea with him, making Alex Edwards the first ...
by Gordon Baird
Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: January 1st 1902
Replies: 1
Views: 1588

January 1st 1902

Does anyone know what the controversy was involving McMahon and Livingston in the Celtic v Rangers match on Ne'erday 1902? According to Bob Crampsey's book 'The First 100 Years' a referee, Mr Nisbet, was struck off the list after 'making a monumental mess' of an Old Firm match around this time. Was ...