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by Snuff
Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: INTERNATIONAL FEES
Replies: 6
Views: 3653

Old age is rapidly catching up, I forgot about present-day perks. David, I don't know about any flat-rate fee, but as I understand it: if a player is in a present day Scotland match squad they get: In the squad but not stripped - a match pennant. On the bench, but unused - pennant plus a jersey. On...
by Snuff
Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: INTERNATIONAL FEES
Replies: 6
Views: 3653

This may not help pinpoint a start date, but Tommy Docherty told me that when he was a Scotland player in the 1950s they got a £50 match fee; but, the SFA being the SFA, if they swapped their jersey with one of the opposition, the SFA took the cost of the jersey off their fee.

by Snuff
Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Give the new guy a chance
Replies: 19
Views: 5976

OK - I'm simply an eternal optimist. But, you have to dream, the alternative is to support the Old Firm.
by Snuff
Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Give the new guy a chance
Replies: 19
Views: 5976

David - there certainly seems to be a new air of confidence around Rugby Park. I must admit, I was a wee bit worried as I arrived on Saturday, how often does a provincial team follow-up a win against one half of the Old Firm by tripping up next time out and in the opening quarter, I feared for Kill...
by Snuff
Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: St Mirren's League Cup achievement
Replies: 10
Views: 2489

[bI have long felt the League Cup is overdo a(nother) revamp. Since it is run by the SFL rather than the SPL or the SFA and no longer carries the bonus of European qualification, perhaps the time is right to make this (at best) a Scots-only competition; or to help the League of Nations squads at Par...
by Snuff
Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Inacurate reporting
Replies: 18
Views: 9311

inaccurate reporting

From the width of the smiles on certain faces around the village this morning, I think the correct result was indeed: KILMARNOCK 1 CELTIC 0 I should add score flashes from matches are delivered to the Press Association by local "stringers" - at Kilmarnock it's the same guy every game; he is a defin...
by Snuff
Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: International
Topic: John Terry
Replies: 2
Views: 3477

John Terry

I cannot see what all the fuss is about concerning John Terry acting like a pratt with Wayne Bridges WAG. The Daily Mail is of course getting into a right lather - wanting the big tube horse-whipped for desecrating the sacred role of England captain. Come on, the last England captain who meant anyt...
by Snuff
Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:24 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: "Fake Football" Results 1000s in Glasgow Fooled
Replies: 6
Views: 2513

Anent the Daily or Sunday Sport. As well as having Bobby Moore as "Chief Football Writer", they had Fatima Whitbread as "Athletics Correspondent". One of my mates, a freelance sports writer was quite well paid for putting wee snippets of news into the Sport, but he stopped after they grievously lib...
by Snuff
Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Size IS important
Replies: 6
Views: 2797

Good question - Season 1933-34 is the last season I can find in which "provincial" clubs out-numbered city clubs at the top of Division 1, as it was then. Rangers were Champions, Motherwell 2, Celtic 3, Queen of the South 4, Aberdeen 5, Hearts 6, Kilmarnock 7, Ayr United 8, St Johnstone 9, Falkirk 1...
by Snuff
Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: FIFA FAir Play
Replies: 1
Views: 1055

FIFA FAir Play

"Oh Dear! Oh Dear: Oh Dear! Disaster for Scotland. It's the end of Scottish football as we know it. In Saturday's Girvan v Glenafton Athletic match, at Hamilton Park, a Girvan player went down injured, so Glenafton kicked the ball out of play to allow the physio on. From the re-starting shy, a Girv...
by Snuff
Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Inacurate reporting
Replies: 18
Views: 9311

Gentlemen: remember, Darryl "Boyneband" Broadfoot is now the SFA's Head of Communications and therefore, heid bummer of the website.
by Snuff
Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:46 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Give the new guy a chance
Replies: 19
Views: 5976

At least Killie got a win on Monday night - although the goal was a long time coming. Taking Kyle off was perhaps a shot across his bows and when Calderwood acted my first thought was: "Who's going to score now"; fortunately Pascali did. My neighbour in the stand called Bell's injury time save: "A ...
by Snuff
Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Give the new guy a chance
Replies: 19
Views: 5976

Give the new guy a chance

Outside Rugby Park on Saturday, at least 90 minutes before kick off and a weel-kent Rugby Park face emerged from the stadium's main door, to tell some other long-suffering Killie fans: "There's Calderwood started his nonsense already - he's dropped O'Leary", before heading off, shaking his head. Nic...
by Snuff
Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: SHIRT NUMBERS
Replies: 17
Views: 7163

I'm going a wee bit off-topic here, but a good story is always worth telling. Legend has it that the England rugby team was first numbered against Scotland in a Calcutta Cup match in the early 1930s. The Scots' navy blue jerseys were of course, untarnished by any number and HM King George V is suppo...
by Snuff
Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:40 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Kilmarnock's problems with icy roads
Replies: 17
Views: 5096

Kilmarnock's problems with icy roads

As someone who supports Killie and spends a lot of time in the town, I wish somebody would take the Chairman aside and tell him to do his job properly. Instead of holding meetings with Kevin Kyle and (allegedly) looking to discipline his skipper, he should be getting down to London Road and kicking ...