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Post by Alan McCabe » Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:50 pm

With the publication of the SFL fixtures list, I reckon we have a very unique occurence.
Having met in the final Third Division round of games last season at Ochilview, East Stirlingshire and Cowdenbeath then proceeded to meet over the next ten days in two further Play-off matches. With the 2009-10 opening day of fixtures balloting them in opposition, we have surely the unique situation of two clubs meeting each other in FOUR successive league matches!
I know this includes play-off matches but they were played under the auspices of the SFL and should be considered as extensions of the league campaign IMO.

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Post by LLD » Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:15 am

Sadly Cowden played Stenhousemuir over two legs in between times but I suppose it must be fairly unique for the Shire.

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Post by Shawfield Boy » Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:54 pm

In 1983 Clyde and Partick Thistle met four times in nine days...

19 Feb 1983 ScCup4 PTFC 2 Clyde 2
23 Feb 1983 ScCup4R Clyde 1 PTFC 1, match abandoned in extra time after floodlights fail, with Clyde well on top......
26 Feb 1983 League Clyde 1 PTFC 2, league match
28 Feb 1983 ScCup4R2 Clyde 0 PTFC 6 (unfortunately match played to a finish due to floodlights not failing.....)

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Post by bobby s » Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:12 pm

Hibs v Rangers - definitely Hibs possibly Rangers too:

12 5 1979 Scottish Cup F N Rangers D 0 0
16 5 1979 Scottish Cup F N Rangers D 0 0
28 5 1979 Scottish Cup F N Rangers L 2 3
31 5 1979 Scottish League 36 H Rangers W 2 1

Edit: And the teams also met first game of the following season in the league but Hibs had played in the Anglo-Scottish Cup prior to that.

Interesting run from 1921:

22 1 1921 Scottish Cup 1 A Third Lanark D 1 1
26 1 1921 Scottish Cup 1 H Third Lanark D 1 1
29 1 1921 Scottish League 29 A Queens Park W 2 0
1 2 1921 Scottish Cup 1 N Third Lanark W 1 0
5 2 1921 Scottish Cup 2 H Partick Thistle D 0 0
8 2 1921 Scottish Cup 2 A Partick Thistle D 0 0
12 2 1921 Scottish League 30 A Albion Rovers W 2 0
15 2 1921 Scottish Cup 2 N Partick Thistle L 0 1
19 2 1921 Scottish League 31 A Third Lanark W 2 0

And another one from 1950:

15 8 1950 League Cup A St Mirren W 6 0
19 8 1950 League Cup A Falkirk W 5 4
30 8 1950 League Cup H St Mirren W 5 0
2 9 1950 League Cup H Falkirk W 4 0
9 9 1950 Scottish League 1 H Falkirk W 6 0
16 9 1950 League Cup A Aberdeen L 1 4
20 9 1950 League Cup H Aberdeen W 4 1
23 9 1950 Scottish League 2 H Heart of Midlothian L 0 1
30 9 1950 Scottish League 3 A Aberdeen L 1 2
2 10 1950 League Cup N Aberdeen D 1 1
3 10 1950 League Cup N Aberdeen W 5 1

I'd imagine 4 league games in a row is pretty unique.
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Post by Scottish » Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:16 pm

Not four in a row but this season just gone Kilmarnock had two successive home league matches against the same opponents - Falkirk.

The sequences involving cup matches aren't that uncommon, especially in the days when there were unlimited replays.

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Post by cowdenbeather » Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:11 pm

Cowden though will have played 4 consecutive away matches under Leage auspices at Ochilview which may be a bit of a record

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