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Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

Postby Vasco » Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:19 am

Apologies, but I was just trying to emphasise the Mac.

Following on from the Johnny Russell debate, Johnny's middle name is Archie, not Archibald. He was probably referred to by the family as John Archie, which is very common among Hebrideans, where the middle name is not really a middle name, but an extension of the forename. For example, the famous fiddle player, Calum Iain MacCorquodale, is always referred to as Calum Iain.
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Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

Postby LEATHERSTOCKING » Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:31 pm

Yes indeed: remember, Billie Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge.
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Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

Postby Snuff » Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:30 am

Leatherstocking wrote:

Yes indeed: remember, Billie Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge.


Yee Haw Forrest; I knew you Hampden chaps were "Soo-siders", I never had you down as good ol' Southern redneck boys.

I always see the run-of-the-mill "Spider" (if there is such a thing) as a "Campbell" or a "Jackson" or a "Douglas" - surname for a Christian name - rather than a "Billy-Bob", or a "John Boy".

(Billy Boys are, of course, to be found elsewhere south of the River Clyde!!)
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Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

Postby Rob R » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:26 pm

Geography lesson, Bridgeton is on the North side of the river
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Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

Postby Partick Thistle » Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:30 am

Congratulations to Johnny MacKenzie who hits the grand old age of 90 today.

I'm sure he'll be tuned him from Tiree to Tblisi tonight.

Let's hope he's got more than one good reason to celebrate later this evening... 'mon the Scots!
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Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

Postby ScottishFA » Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:49 pm

Worst 90th birthday present, ever.
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Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

Postby Partick Thistle » Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:14 pm

A sair yin. It'll be a long journey hame for the army.

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Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

Postby BMCCOLL » Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:23 pm

It's still all to play for
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Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

Postby BMCCOLL » Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:25 pm

Snuff wrote:Leatherstocking wrote:

Yes indeed: remember, Billie Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge.


Yee Haw Forrest; I knew you Hampden chaps were "Soo-siders", I never had you down as good ol' Southern redneck boys.

I always see the run-of-the-mill "Spider" (if there is such a thing) as a "Campbell" or a "Jackson" or a "Douglas" - surname for a Christian name - rather than a "Billy-Bob", or a "John Boy".

(Billy Boys are, of course, to be found elsewhere south of the River Clyde!!)

I take that's the surname clan a la the brilliant Connelly?
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Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

Postby Gordon Baird » Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:32 am

Bill McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge? Inevitable, really, after years of watching the Highland League...
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Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

Postby cowdenbeather » Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:39 pm

David Herd died yesterday
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Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

Postby Snuff » Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:18 pm

With the death of David Herd, the "new cap" in our First XI of the oldest surviving Scottish internationalists is Rangers' Jimmy Millar.

The new line-up is:

Bobby Brown (Rangers) - three caps – 1946/47 : 1951-52: d.o.b. 19/03/1923 (obit)
Johnny MacKenzie (Partick Thistle) – nine caps - 1953-54 : 1955-56: d.o.b. 04/09/1925 (obit)
Doug Cowie (Dundee) - 20 caps - 1952-53 : 1957-58: d.o.b. 01/05/1926 (obit)
Jock Aird (Burnley) – four caps – 1953-54: d.o.b. 18/12/1926 (obit)
Tommy Docherty (Preston NE and Arsenal) - 25 caps - 1951-59: d.o.b. 28/04/1928 (obit)
Johnny Little (Rangers) – two caps – 1951-52: d.o.b. 08/07/1930 (obit)
Ian McMillan (Airdrieonians and Rangers) – six caps – 1952-61: d.o.b. 18/03/1931 (obit)
John Grant (Hibernian) – two caps – 1958-59: d.o.b. 16/06/1931
Mike Cullen (Luton Town) – one cap – 1955-56: d.o.b. 03/07/1931
Eric Caldow (Rangers) - 40 caps - 1957-1963: d.o.b. 14/05/1934
Jimmy Millar (Rangers) – 2 caps – 1963: d.o.b. 20/11/1934.
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Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

Postby Snuff » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:59 pm

Johnny Little died last week, which means a vacancy in our First XI of the Oldest Living Scottish Internationalists.

The new "cap" is Lawrie Leslie, born on 17March 19 35.

The line-up now reads:

Bobby Brown (Rangers) - three caps – 1946/47 : 1951-52: d.o.b. 19/03/1923
Johnny MacKenzie (Partick Thistle) – nine caps - 1953-54 : 1955-56: d.o.b. 04/09/1925
Doug Cowie (Dundee) - 20 caps - 1952-53 : 1957-58: d.o.b. 01/05/1926
Jock Aird (Burnley) – four caps – 1953-54: d.o.b. 18/12/1926
Tommy Docherty (Preston NE and Arsenal) - 25 caps - 1951-59: d.o.b. 28/04/1928
Ian McMillan (Airdrieonians and Rangers) – six caps – 1952-61: d.o.b. 18/03/1931
John Grant (Hibernian) – two caps – 1958-59: d.o.b. 22/07/1931
Mike Cullen (Luton Town) – one cap – 1955-56: d.o.b. 03/07/1931
Eric Caldow (Rangers) - 40 caps - 1957-1963: d.o.b. 14/05/1934
Jimmy Millar (Rangers) – two caps – 1963: d.o.b. 20/11/1934
Lawrie Leslie (Airdrieonians) - five caps - 1960-61: d.o.b. 17/03/1935
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Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

Postby ScottishFA » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:46 pm

This might be a surprise, as 16 June is widely quoted, but John Grant's date of birth is wrong. It is actually 22 July 1931 (at the Royal Maternity Hospital, Edinburgh).
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Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

Postby Snuff » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:09 pm

Thanks for that Andy, I have corrected John Grant's d.o.b.
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