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by Gordon Baird
Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: 1979/80 League Cup Semi-Final
Replies: 3
Views: 1153

Re: 1979/80 League Cup Semi-Final

With or without tickets, there was nothing to stop supporters of either club wandering wherever they liked on the terracing before the fence went up, so I'm beginning to think that it was erected for this particular match.
by Gordon Baird
Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: 1979/80 League Cup Semi-Final
Replies: 3
Views: 1153

1979/80 League Cup Semi-Final

East End Park staged the semi-final between Dundee United and Hamilton Accies on 24 November 1979. Would the Scottish League have made it a prerequisite that Dunfermline erect a segregation fence on the main terracing? I'd always thought that the fence went up some months later but it turns out that...
by Gordon Baird
Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Fife FA Centenary 1982
Replies: 5
Views: 9026

Fife FA Centenary 1982

Does anyone have any details on a match at East End Park on 19 May 1982 between a Fife Select and the Scottish Semi-Professional team? As well as being part of the preparations for the Four Nations tournament in Aberdeen, it was supposed to celebrate the centenary of the Fife FA. There's nothing in ...
by Gordon Baird
Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: John Higgins
Replies: 10
Views: 5381

Re: John Higgins

Meh. Not half as interesting.
I'd never heard of Waterloo in Lanarkshire. I see it's near that other hot bed of Scottish football - Bonkle.
by Gordon Baird
Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: John Higgins
Replies: 10
Views: 5381

Re: John Higgins

Waterloo? Which one - the train station or the battlefield in Belgium?
by Gordon Baird
Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:14 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: John Higgins
Replies: 10
Views: 5381

Re: John Higgins

There was a Higgins at left-back against Dunfermline on 12 December. I've not come across a team line for the return at Dumfries on 24 April.
by Gordon Baird
Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:16 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Football Clubs
Replies: 19
Views: 5510

Re: Football Clubs

...and Stewart Davidson is right. As I wrote, the club withdrew from senior football for those three seasons but continued to play at junior level.
by Gordon Baird
Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Football Clubs
Replies: 19
Views: 5510

Re: Football Clubs

It isn't correct that Dunfermline Athletic played no games between 1892 and 1896. There was no senior football at the club from 1894 to 1896 and again in 1898/99 but there was a junior team and fairly successful it was too. The Athletic Juniors were formed in 1892 to take advantage of the rivalry wi...
by Gordon Baird
Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: East? West?
Replies: 25
Views: 6462

Re: East? West?

The indelible scars of childhood. You know you can't escape Whitburn and Armadale by moving to Wellington... :lol:
by Gordon Baird
Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Colin McAdam
Replies: 2
Views: 1509

Re: Colin McAdam

I had the pleasure of meeting Colin a couple of times as his wife Cecilia is the sister of an old mate of mine. I remember joining him in his car at a family get-together one Saturday afternoon - he didn't drink so went outside to listen to the football on the radio. Contrary to his image as a playe...
by Gordon Baird
Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Andy Bruce
Replies: 2
Views: 1536

Re: Andy Bruce

Just beat me to it. Lothian & Borders Police was what I thought as well.
by Gordon Baird
Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:11 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: The Berwick Rangers Question
Replies: 7
Views: 4139

Re: The Berwick Rangers Question

It seems that there are quite a few examples in Europe alone. Half a dozen clubs from Liechtenstein play in Switzerland, likewise Finnish clubs in Sweden.
There are also odd teams from Italy and Spain playing across borders. These are often clubs from enclaves but their nationality is not at question.
by Gordon Baird
Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:43 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: World War One and Scottish Football
Replies: 15
Views: 4397

Re: World War One and Scottish Football

Alan,
I take it this is going to be purely about the Scottish League?
by Gordon Baird
Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: QUALIFICATION
Replies: 21
Views: 3641

Re: QUALIFICATION

Each country had its own rules. Fair enough. Thanks for that, John.
by Gordon Baird
Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: QUALIFICATION
Replies: 21
Views: 3641

Re: QUALIFICATION

Juste Fontaine was the kind of example I was looking for, the son of colonial migrants. I've no doubt there were many more (Belgians from the Congo, Dutch from the East Indies, etc, etc). Eusebio was a different situation - he was born in Mozambique and didn't have Portuguese parents so were the rul...