Scotland v Belgium Feb 1979 Postponed

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Scotland v Belgium Feb 1979 Postponed

Postby EastJunior » Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:27 pm

This game at Hampden was postponed and eventually played later that year.

What was the reason for the postponent and does anyone have access to an online newspaper report that may cover the postponement>
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Re: Scotland v Belgium Feb 1979 Postponed

Postby Snuff » Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:07 pm

The game was called-off because the Hampden pitch was unplayable, being frost-bound.

The decision to postpone the game was taken on Monday, 5 February, the (Glasgow) Herald archive on the google news archive:

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid= ... page&hl=en

carries the story is on the back page.
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Re: Scotland v Belgium Feb 1979 Postponed

Postby EastJunior » Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:21 pm

Excellent, thanks snuff.
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Re: Scotland v Belgium Feb 1979 Postponed

Postby BMCCOLL » Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:43 pm

Can you imagine the outrage if such a game was postponed nowadays?
http://scottish-football-historical-archive.co.nf
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