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University football

Post by bluedragon » Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:00 pm

Can anyone help me in locating records of matches played by Edinburgh University in the British Universities football competition in the late 1960's/early 1970's?

As ever, any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: University football

Post by ScottishFA » Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:54 pm

As far as I know, they didn't play in British competitions, just the Scottish ones (eg Queen's Park Shield).

In the British Universities, it was a combined Scottish Universities side that took part. Scotland won it regularly: 1966-1969 inclusive, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1980 etc.

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Re: University football

Post by bluedragon » Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:57 pm

Thanks Andy. I think it must be the Scottish Universities winning sides of 1966 to 1969 where I am looking for the results that took them to victory.

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Re: University football

Post by bluedragon » Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:40 am

With thanks to Andy and Brian I have been able to narrow down my search. It is the results for the Scottish Universities team that won the British Universities title in the 1967/68 Season that I am trying to find.

Eight university teams entered and were divided into two pools. It appears the pool matches were not played on a home & away basis but as a single match. I not not sure what happened after the pool matches but given the time in the academic year perhaps the final was played between the two Pool winners?

I have found a report in the Glasgow Herald of 28 March 1968 that gives the results of all the second round of Pool matches played on 27 March 1968 and a match report of the Scottish game (Steve Heighway played against them!) Despite looking backwards and forwards on the Herald archive I am not having much luck finding the other Scottish results.

This is what I have:

Pool A
27 March 1968 Northern Ireland 1 London 2
27 March 1968 Scotland 1 UAU (North) 0
Pool B
27 March 1968 UAU (South) 3 Oxford 1
27 March 1968 Cambridge 0 Wales 0

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Re: University football

Post by jeroen » Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:48 am

from the Times:

26 March:
Northern Ireland - U.A.U (north) 3-2
London - Scotland 0-1
Cambridge - U.A.U (south) 2-0
Wales - Oxford 4 -3

28 March
Scotland - Northern Ireland 5-0
London - U.A.U (north) 1-0
U.A.U (south) - Wales 1-3
Oxford - Cambridge 2-1

29 March

final: Scotland - Wales 4-1
3th place London - Cambridge 2-0
5th place Oxford - Northern Ireland 3-3 (Oxford 5th on goal average)
7th place U.A.U North- U.A.U south 3-1

All matches played in Cambridge

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Re: University football

Post by bluedragon » Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:55 am

Many thanks Jeroen for the speedy reply.

That makes sense to play the competition over consecutive days - perhaps the Easter University break?

Much appreciated.

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Re: University football

Post by prorege » Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:53 pm

The Tournament was first played in 1965.

The following results are taken from the programme for the 1976 Tournament, held in Edinburgh from March 29th to April 1st:

Year (venue) 1,2,3

1965 (Liverpool) Colleges of Advanced Technology, Oxford, UAU
1966 (London) Scotland, UAU(s), Northern Ireland
1967 (Newcastle) Scotland, Cambridge, UAU (N)
1968 (Cambridge) Scotland, Wales, London
1969 (Glasgow) Scotland, Northern Ireland, UAU
1970 (Cardiff) UAU I, Oxford, Cambridge
1971 (Keele) UAU I, Wales, Scotland
1972 (Oxford) Scotland, UAU I, UAU II
1973 (Southampton) Scotland, UAU I, UAU II
1974 (Manchester) UAU I, UAU II, Scotland
1975 (Aberystwyth) UAU II, UAU I, Northern Irelande

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Re: University football

Post by bluedragon » Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:29 am

Thanks "prorege". I see Brian McColl has added your new information to his new page covering the British University Championship on the Scottish Football Historical Archive. I have now found most of the details for the 1967 competition won by Scotland and sent it to Brian. Another example of Scottish football's Annus Mirabilis of 1967.

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