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Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:19 am
by Vasco
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.

Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:31 pm
by LEATHERSTOCKING
Yes indeed: remember, Billie Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge.

Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:30 am
by Snuff
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!!)

Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:26 pm
by Rob R
Geography lesson, Bridgeton is on the North side of the river

Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:30 am
by Partick Thistle
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!

Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:49 pm
by ScottishFA
Worst 90th birthday present, ever.

Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:14 pm
by Partick Thistle
A sair yin. It'll be a long journey hame for the army.

: - (

Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:23 pm
by BMCCOLL
It's still all to play for

Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:25 pm
by BMCCOLL
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?

Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:32 am
by Gordon Baird
Bill McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge? Inevitable, really, after years of watching the Highland League...

Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:39 pm
by cowdenbeather
David Herd died yesterday

Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:18 pm
by Snuff
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.

Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:59 pm
by Snuff
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

Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:46 pm
by ScottishFA
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).

Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:09 pm
by Snuff
Thanks for that Andy, I have corrected John Grant's d.o.b.