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by MadMac
Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:00 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scottish Cup Final 2014
Replies: 18
Views: 8519

Re: Scottish Cup Final 2014

scottish wrote:
MadMac wrote:
scottish wrote: Glasgow semis without a Glasgow club
Hampden
18,894 St Johnstone v Motherwell Oct 6th 1969
I thought that semi was at Ibrox? Might be the memory playing tricks.
I've just checked the Herald match report which says Hampden.
Fair enough. Don't know where I got that one from.....
by MadMac
Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:32 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scottish Cup Final 2014
Replies: 18
Views: 8519

Re: Scottish Cup Final 2014

scottish wrote: Glasgow semis without a Glasgow club
Hampden
18,894 St Johnstone v Motherwell Oct 6th 1969
I thought that semi was at Ibrox? Might be the memory playing tricks.
by MadMac
Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: International
Topic: Footballing Orwellianism
Replies: 26
Views: 15769

Re: Footballing Orwellianism

It's surprising just how poor London clubs have been both in England - Arsenal aside - and in Europe. Until the arrival of Roman Abramovich and his ill-gotten gains. Up to 2004 the number of titles won by London sides other than Arsenal equalled those won by Huddersfield Town (three) and the city o...
by MadMac
Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Clydebank's Record Attendance
Replies: 12
Views: 5464

Re: Clydebank's Record Attendance

[I do recall though many younger children sitting round the pitch and older teens and adults hanging off pylons and sitting on top of turnstile roofs. The same happened at the Scottish Cup semi-final a few months later - and that was with a crowd some 3,500 BELOW capacity. I recall a friend of mine...
by MadMac
Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Neutral Venues
Replies: 12
Views: 2984

Re: Neutral Venues

Not sure how much territorial policing came into it as there have been plenty of past occasions - particularly before the 1970s local government changes - in which second and third replays have gone to neutral venues outwith the police area of either side. In Keith's case it made sense to switch to...
by MadMac
Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:21 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Neutral Venues
Replies: 12
Views: 2984

Re: Neutral Venues

Some years ago, when Rangers (1872) were drawn away to Keith, the game was moved to Pittodrie, and there was some mention at the time that it had to remain in the same police force area, presumably as another force would object to bearing costs for a game that should be nothing to do with them. Give...
by MadMac
Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:01 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Headline Of The Century
Replies: 13
Views: 5127

Re: Headline Of The Century

This all brings to mind a tale from this side of the pond. One of the Los Angeles news stations was doing a feature on boudoir photography - for those unfamiliar with the concept, it's where a woman goes to a photographic studio and gets some risque photos taken for her boyfriend/significant other/(...
by MadMac
Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:14 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: A victim of 'retain and transfer'
Replies: 7
Views: 4782

Re: A victim of 'retain and transfer'

Not sure whether it applies here, but what about the (in)famous Chris Honor case with the former Airdrieonians? Perhaps Mr. Peckinpah could comment?
by MadMac
Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:12 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: TAXI INTERNATIONALS
Replies: 15
Views: 6988

Re: TAXI INTERNATIONALS

Only that any in London will have been played on grounds on the north side of the Thames given the similarity between taxi drivers and witches in that both are reluctant to cross water. Something which, by all accounts, persists to this day. As the late Mick McManus put it a couple of years ago whe...
by MadMac
Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:08 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Headline Of The Century
Replies: 13
Views: 5127

Re: Headline Of The Century

Seeing mention of Linwood brought to mind the headline in the Evening Times when closure of the Chrysler car factory was announced: "JOBS BLOW". A colleague opined that it was just as well that the typesetter was sober when he put that one together..... (Note - there is a footballing connection to t...
by MadMac
Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: John Higgins
Replies: 10
Views: 5307

Re: John Higgins

Gordon Baird wrote:Waterloo? Which one - the train station or the battlefield in Belgium?
Possibly the one near Overtown, between Wishaw and Law.
by MadMac
Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:29 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Match suspended.....overnight?
Replies: 7
Views: 2816

Match suspended.....overnight?

Going a little off our usual area, on Thursday evening, the Europa League game involving AZ67 and Atromitos was suspended early in the second half due to a fire in the area of the stadium. Subsequently, it was decided to play the remaining part of the game on Friday morning i.e. they took up where i...
by MadMac
Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:22 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: East? West?
Replies: 25
Views: 6432

Re: East? West?

I worked with a fellow by the name of Daniel Feeney, the entire family being hardcore Rangers supporters. I often wondered what sort of looks he got when going to renew his season ticket. "Name? Yeah, very good, we get about fifteen jokers like you every week".. Maybe he sat beside the Tierneys and...
by MadMac
Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: East? West?
Replies: 25
Views: 6432

Re: East? West?

These things can sometimes happen. I knew a guy from that alleged hotbed of the Celtic minded, Coatbridge. Said guy"s first name was that of Ireland's patron saint and his second name could have just stepped off the boat from Dublin. Yet he could have rivalled Donald Findlay in a singing contest. O...
by MadMac
Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: East? West?
Replies: 25
Views: 6432

Re: East? West?

Anent Harthill - when Harthill Royal joined the junior ranks, the Evening Times came up with a typo and the new club was listed as "Harthill Loyal", a name which some of the new committee felt ought to be adopted, since it accurately mirrored the "political" leanings of that benighted village. Some...