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by Vasco
Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Harry Carpenter RIP
Replies: 7
Views: 2243

Yes, indeed, and so is, unfortunately, the other Brian Moore!

Vasco
by Vasco
Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: SHIRT NUMBERS
Replies: 17
Views: 6903

The mention of Celtic's numbered European shirts reminds me of an incident fromn the early 1980s. The Jim Kennedy Celtic Supporters bus had a team for which I played, despite being a Jambo, for over 3 years from 1982-1985. In late 1982 we were playing in a cup final at Elderslie against the Millbrae...
by Vasco
Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Neilsonians AFC
Replies: 1
Views: 2341

Your assumption is correct. When I played in the P & D in the mid-1980s they played in the Scottish, and their season was always finished before ours. Often several Neilsonians bolstered our team in late April and May. At that time Peter Donald (ex. SFA and League) was heavily involved, as was Rober...
by Vasco
Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Football Books
Topic: Estonian football centenary history
Replies: 3
Views: 4430

I took delivery of this on Friday (obtained by a journalist friend from Tartu), and it's one of the most impressive football reference books that I've ever seen.

Recommended.
by Vasco
Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: 'Newman' and 'Junior'
Replies: 15
Views: 7592

Anyone old enough to remember the Saturday Evening Times late edition in the 1960s should recall that the Junior team line-ups (lines-up?) often had Newman and Trialist to indicate when a player was not yet officially signed by the club. This may back up the theory for the terms Newman and Junior at...
by Vasco
Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Yellow & Red Card Records
Replies: 6
Views: 2742

I've just had a word with our Freedom of Information lassie, as I thought the various bodies might fall under that umbrella. However, she says that, although this may happen in the future, it is only publicly funded bodies which can be subjected to such requests at present.
by Vasco
Fri May 22, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Alexander Wilson (Albion Rovers)
Replies: 2
Views: 1752

Thanks LS.

Your answer was a bit spooky as the inside right in that team was the grandfather of a former work colleague.

Cheers again,

Vasco
by Vasco
Thu May 21, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Alexander Wilson (Albion Rovers)
Replies: 2
Views: 1752

Alexander Wilson (Albion Rovers)

I'm seeking information about a friend's grandfather. His anme is Alexander Wilson, and he is supposed to have captained Albion Rovers. He's not listed on John Litster's Pre-WWII players, but that could be because he played for Rovers prior to their admission to the League. He died in 1953 aged 78 (...