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by Snuff
Wed May 26, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Move Over Walter
Replies: 2
Views: 1221

Move over Walter

Michtie me - ah thocht he wis deid!!!
by Snuff
Wed May 05, 2010 5:50 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Four brothers / triplets on the same side
Replies: 15
Views: 11495

relatives

Thanks for that bit of research Problemchild. Five Scottish internationalists, plus wee John Roxburgh, who is Andy Roxburgh's cousin - not a bad team when you see it written down. Mind you, with the likes of Hamish Kemp and John Douglas in the side, they were clearly going for size and power over t...
by Snuff
Mon May 03, 2010 7:18 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Four brothers / triplets on the same side
Replies: 15
Views: 11495

relatives

Problem Child - football and rugby - it's been done. Up until at least the early seventies, there was an annual fun game played at Hampden at the end of each season: Rugby Rovers, a team of rugby players who were also good at football, would play against a Queen's Park XI. The first half was normal...
by Snuff
Sun May 02, 2010 8:41 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Four brothers / triplets on the same side
Replies: 15
Views: 11495

Relatives

One of my uncles played in a Glenbuck Cherrypickers team which had only four surnames, including of course a couple of Shanklys. However, since local legend had it that there were only about six surnames in the whole of Glenbuck, this cannot be considered unusual for the time. On another sport, the...
by Snuff
Sun May 02, 2010 8:36 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Late postponements
Replies: 8
Views: 5539

late call-offs

Some years ago, before Rugby Park became an all-seater stadium, a match against I think Stirling Albion was called off by the referee (John Duncan from Gorebridge I think), at ten to three. The heavens were certainly open at that point and there were puddles on the pitch, but the referee was told: ...
by Snuff
Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Oldest Player
Replies: 20
Views: 9100

Oldest Player

What about Ally MacLeod coming off the bench to play for QOS Reserves when 61 or 62? Maybe Skyline Drifter can enlighten us on that one. Also, didn't Davie Wilson and Rab Stewart make appearances for Kilmarnock Reserves when nearing bus pass age? Maybe not first team, but still official games. Gett...
by Snuff
Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scottish Juniors - Players No.6 award - early 1970s
Replies: 10
Views: 3439

Player's Number Six awards

Oh Dear! double negative in there. Should have read; "Had JB not retired by then?"
by Snuff
Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scottish Juniors - Players No.6 award - early 1970s
Replies: 10
Views: 3439

Player's Number Six awards

Early 70s seems a bit late to me. Hadn't Jim Baxter, the last Player to wear number six not retired by then?
by Snuff
Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: The McLeish report
Replies: 1
Views: 1170

The McLeish report

I have down-loaded the full report from the SFA website and had a first (quick) look through it. It's an impressive piece of work, lots of obvious and good ideas, but, I fear it will not happen. I haven't had time to fully check it out yet, but did notice: the Review Commission sent out a questiona...
by Snuff
Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: FC Rouen... 1963-64
Replies: 5
Views: 1960

FC Rouen

Good luck with this one, it will be interesting to see your final conclusion. Some years ago Chick Young quipped: "This season's junior close season will be on a Wednesday", which given the number of games the more-successful teams play is apt. I was on the West Region SJFA website last night and f...
by Snuff
Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:56 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: 2-3-5 numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 2271

numbering

Most clubs still put out line-ups in the old 2-3-5 order, particularly if you get hold of a team sheet rather than a programme. There is a huge debate going on within the media industry today about "amateur" match reporters taking the place of full-time freelances and you can usually tell if it is ...
by Snuff
Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Average Home Attendances of the Champions since 1946
Replies: 23
Views: 13204

I was at the 1962 cup tie at Rugby Park and, while it was very busy, I have no recollection of over-crowding where I was, on the curve between the Rugby Road end and the old Hayshed. I do remember Doug Baillie knocking Bertie Black into the crowd at the Hayshed, which was so crowded, it cushioned h...
by Snuff
Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Broadfoot's latest
Replies: 131
Views: 38140

hibLOG - I appreciate you're a long way from home, but wee "Boyne Band" as DB is known to some of his media chums has now moved on from operating at the coal face of football writing. Since he is now the SFA's Head of Media, he doesn't have to bother with sub-editors - cos he's now - heaven help us...
by Snuff
Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: CUP UPSETS
Replies: 50
Views: 23241

Cup Upsets

Ross County beating Celtic an upset - maybe in Scotland. But put it into English terms - Celtic (the second-best side in the country on league positions) lost to Ross County (the sixteenth-best side on league positions): that's the equivalent of Manchester United losing to West Ham United, which wo...
by Snuff
Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:25 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Lionel Messi
Replies: 32
Views: 10440

Lionel Messi

Of course, the best story from Gerry Queen's eventful Crystal Palace career was the Guardian headline, after he was sent off in one game:

QUEEN IN PALACE BRAWL.

Far funnier than even the original Supercally......etc