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Post by Ramalhete » Sat Mar 04, 2006 10:33 pm

There are any former SFL clubs still alive?

Looking at the names of former SFL members (almost 40 according to my calculations), there are some clubs at Non League or Junior Ranks with the same name, but I think that they are different clubs.

Does any of this old clubs survived at any level/league in Scotland?

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Post by Scottish » Sat Mar 04, 2006 11:46 pm

Few of the former members of the Scottish League are still 'alive' in the sense of a continuous playing history since leaving the League, Pedro. But, as you say, there are teams with the same name - and in some cases the same ground - as former League clubs.

I count 37 former League teams (that's not counting Ayr FC, Airdrieonians, ES Clydebank, Meadowbank Thistle as former League clubs)

In the ranks of the juniors you'll find Armadale Thistle (formed 1936, three years after Armadale resigned from the League) Arthurlie, (1931, two years after Arthurlie left the League), Bathgate Thistle (1937, eight years after Bathgate left the League), Beith (1938, 12 years after leaving the League but only a few months after the senior team folded. However they didn't play for a year), Bo'ness United (1946 merger between two other clubs, Bo'ness FC and Bo'ness Cadora. Bo'ness FC were the former League club, left in 1932-33 but there was no activity between 1940-46), Broxburn Athletic were formed in 1895. For the history of football in Broxburn, look here http://www.broxburnfootball.co.uk/

Royal Albert were formed in 1928 shortly after the senior team folded and there appears to be a crossover of players/officials so they are a bit like Beith in that respect.

Clydebank were formed in 2002 by supporters of the former senior team which enjoyed League membership 1966-2002. Vale of Leven (formed 1939, 13 years after Vale left the League for the third and last time)

There are/were also junior clubs in towns which used to boast senior sides but which don't have even the most tenuous of connections with the seniors. Falling into this category are Clackmannan, Johnstone Burgh, Port Glasgow Juniors and Cambuslang Rangers.

Senior sides include Edinburgh City (who like to consider themselves a continuation of the former senior side but in reality they used to be another team altogether - Postal United - and took the Edinburgh City name some 30 years after the demise of the old club.

Peebles Rovers have a direct lineage from the former League club though their status has varied from senior to junior to amateur to senior again over the years. Nevertheless this is the same club playing at the same ground.

In recent years the names of Leith Athletic, Nithsdale Wanderers, Solway Star and Mid-Annandale have all been revived at minor level and even Third Lanark have enjoyed a revival, winning the Scottish Youth Football League (U-19s) last season. But these are sentimental revivals with even less of a direct link than the junior clubs.

Ayr Parkhouse merged with Ayr FC to form Ayr United and Stirling Albion paid homage to the first League side in Stirling - King's Park - when they named their new ground Forthbank after the ground destroyed in an air raid in WW2.

And of course there are those towns where even junior or minor senior football failed to flourish like Helensburgh and Galston
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Post by Banni » Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:41 pm

I looked up my Scottish league review 2005.06 and can't find a Third Lanark under 19 team. i would be interested in the info on the club etc.
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Post by BMCCOLL » Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:47 pm

Try these sites
Under19s
http://thirdlanarkathletic.intheteam.co ... px?pc=home

Or if your interested in the old SFL side
http://www.thirdlanarkac.co.uk/

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Post by BMCCOLL » Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:57 pm

scottish wrote: Edinburgh City are in reality....another team altogether - Postal United - and took the Edinburgh City name some 30 years after the demise of the old club.
Weren't Edinburgh City actually a social club with football being just one part of it? I think Postal were actually approached to take on that part of the club. If so, that probably means Edinburgh City Social Club absorbed Postal Utd.

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Post by Townfan » Wed Mar 08, 2006 9:06 pm

Why were Postal United so called? Were they connected to the Post Office in some way? :?

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Post by Alan McCabe » Wed Mar 08, 2006 9:54 pm

Postal Utd were indeed a works team originally created for workers within the postal industry. A bit like Civil Service Strollers, and the earlier Glasgow Corporation Transport Amateurs, the club found their insular selection policy, i.e. 'employees and relatives of employees only' increasingly unworkable and eventually abandoned this practice. Despite their club crest indicating otherwise, the present Edinburgh City club are in no way the same as the earlier one.

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Post by Scottish » Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:37 pm

Postal United actually pre-date the original Edinburgh City. They had been in the East of Scotland League for 20 years when they changed their name to Edinburgh City in 1986 at the instigation of one of their players who was also a member of the Edinburgh City Social Club.

I don't know when the club opened but it certainly continued in operation after the original Edinburgh City folded in 1955.

The reason for there being no mention of Third Lanark U-19s in the SFL Review is because that publication's youth section lists details of SFA/SPL/SFL youth competitions. Information about the Thirds side is available on the links previously posted.

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Post by Scottish » Sat Mar 18, 2006 10:23 pm

Article on St Bernard's in The Scotsman today.

http://sport.scotsman.com/football.cfm?id=429962006

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