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Scottish FA pre-war tours to North America

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:33 pm
by EastJunior
I know there is information out there with regards to the squad, results, venues, line-ups and attendances etc, but are there any written accounts of these tours contemporary or otherwise? as beyond the bare stats, there's not much out there (although to be fair, I have not checked archive newspapers as yet).

Re: Scottish FA pre-war tours to North America

Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 1:22 pm
by ScottishFA
There is a chapter on the 1935 tour in Alan Breck's Book of Scottish Football (1937), and although mainly pictorial it does give a good flavour of the atmosphere of the tour.

There is also a chapter on the 1949 tour in The Boys' First Book of Scottish Soccer (1949) written by Alec Young of the Edinburgh Evening Telegraph. Just three pages, no photos this time, but again a useful overview - including the snippet that Sammy Cox bashed his toe with a baseball bat and had to miss the next fixture.

Re: Scottish FA pre-war tours to North America

Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:14 pm
by EastJunior
Excellent thanks, I'll keep my eye out for copies of these.