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by problemchild
Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Roseberry Colours
Replies: 3
Views: 2013

Roseberry Colours

Just out of curiosity, is there any connection with the Scotland Roseberry colours and Partick Thistle/West of Scotland? Also, Richmond RFC in London and Richmond Aussie Rules team wear these. Anyone know of a connection?
by problemchild
Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Three points for a win
Replies: 16
Views: 4515

What about 3 points for a win, 2 for a score draw, 1 for 0-0? I thought it might make the shier teams try for at least an opening goal rather than shut up shop from the start when the big guns come to town. Any thoughts?
by problemchild
Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Ibrox Park to Ibrox Stadium
Replies: 21
Views: 9239

Oh they were real all right. Drew Cochrane in his centenary history of the Ayrshire Juniors says the club (originally Glenbuck Athletic) took the name because many locals joined the 11th Hussars and villagers started wearing hats like the Hussars. The 11th Hussars were nicknamed 'The Cherrypickers'...
by problemchild
Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Ibrox Park to Ibrox Stadium
Replies: 21
Views: 9239

You`re right. They think it makes them sound pretty dam` tough. You never hear of a football or Rugby club called "BLUEBELL" or "PRIMROSE" anymore. If anyone remembers the 1960s radio series "THE NAVY LARK" they`ll know that Leslie Phillips (sub lieutenant) played for a side called the "GOSPORT GAD...
by problemchild
Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: International
Topic: EIRE
Replies: 5
Views: 5385

Neutral countries did play some international matches but even these were heavily influenced by wartime events. Sweden played several games v Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Germany & Switzerland. Presumably they travelled mainly overland and under guarantee. Their last wartime game was away to Hungary ...
by problemchild
Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Broadcasting legend Crampsey dies
Replies: 37
Views: 14140

Just out of curiosity,, which was the fourth Glasgow ground capapble of housing 60,000 spectators that Bob refers to? Firhill. Pre-war the capacity was as much as 70,000. The ground record is 54,723 for Scotland v Northern Ireland in 1928-29. In 1939 total capacity at the six Glasgow league grounds...
by problemchild
Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:11 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Joe Bakers nationality
Replies: 16
Views: 8761

Is there not a similar story at the moment with Andrew Driver of Hearts? He's been brought up here, accent and all, but is chasing a place in the England U21 because of the "gentlemen's agreement" thing.
by problemchild
Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:07 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Bill McWilliam
Replies: 5
Views: 2244

I think that's most likely that he would have played on one of those levels, being a local boy. If my football genes are anything to go by, he was probably Victoria XI kitman.
by problemchild
Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Bill McWilliam
Replies: 5
Views: 2244

Shame that, he was my Gran's brother. Thanks for checking Leatherstocking.
by problemchild
Sun Jun 22, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Bill McWilliam
Replies: 5
Views: 2244

Bill McWilliam

Does anyone have any info on a Bill McWilliam who may have played for Queens Park circa 1905-1915?

Thanks,

Ali
by problemchild
Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:10 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: SHOOT RIP
Replies: 12
Views: 4867

I'm sure for a few years they had a Scottish version of Shoot. It had a different cover and the posters were of a more Scottish slant. The rest of the mag was the same as its English counterpart. I think this was in the 1990s. There was definitely a different Scottish cover in the summer of 1986. J...
by problemchild
Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:55 pm
Forum: International
Topic: Euro 2008
Replies: 58
Views: 36441

To me it's reminiscent of the 1984 competition, which (I am sure totally coincidentally) was the last time there was no UK and/or Irish participation. Scandalously, there was (IIRC) no live coverage in the UK until the semi-finals. As a 10 year old and having only been interested in the game for ab...
by problemchild
Fri May 23, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scotland away strip 1978
Replies: 4
Views: 2375

I didn't see you describe this fashion classic :twisted:

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by problemchild
Tue May 13, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: McLeish and relegation
Replies: 11
Views: 4876

He came damn close to saving Hibs from relegation. I can't remember if it was a draw or victory needed against Dundee United at home on the last day, but we were in front at one point, needless to say losing in the end, 2-1. For his flaws, he gave us the Joy of Sauzee, and Latapy.
by problemchild
Thu May 08, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Obvious solution to Rangers fixture crisis
Replies: 6
Views: 2876

Rob wrote:I really dont find that funny how the hell are we supposed to win Wimbeldon and the British Grand Prix if the league is not extended.
Just as well ther's not a Lions tour this year.