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by ScottishFA
Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Record attendance oddities
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Record attendance oddities

The Meadowbank v Caley match got a big attendance primarily for two reasons. There was a fair bit of hype in the north in the build-up, due to the strong feeling that Meadowbank had 'stolen' Inverness's place in the Scottish League, and consequently a huge travelling support. In addition, the Hearts...
by ScottishFA
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Record attendance oddities
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Record attendance oddities

A couple of comments on Meadowbank Thistle I think the record home attendance may have been the Scottish Cup tie v Inverness Caley on 28 Jan 1978, which was quoted in the press as 3,500. However, even that was beaten by the Scottish Cup tie v Hibs, played at Tynecastle on 26 Jan 1980, which was 8,50...
by ScottishFA
Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Great Players in Scotland
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: Great Players in Scotland

I think it might be an issue with your computer or wifi rather than the message board (for once). But you can always go into a post and delete or edit it.
by ScottishFA
Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: LINE-UPS WANTED
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: LINE-UPS WANTED

PT v Raith Rovers, 1.9.71: Dick, Logan, Forsyth, Smith, McKinnon, Campbell, Gibson, Mullan, Bone, Glavin, T Rae. Sub Anderson. This was an unusual line-up, as Thistle had already won their League Cup section and fielded a number of reserves. They still won 5-0. The Thistle handbook doesn't give refe...
by ScottishFA
Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: LINE-UPS WANTED
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: LINE-UPS WANTED

Teams are listed in the Thistle handbook for 1972-73. East Fife, 18.8.71: Rough, Reid, R Gray, Hansen, Clark, Strachan, Lawrie, Coulston, Bone, A Rae, McQuade. Coulston was sent off in the second half for arguing with a linesman. Raith Rovers away was on 21 August, home on 1 September. Which one do ...
by ScottishFA
Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Great Players in Scotland
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: Great Players in Scotland

Michel Platini, would you believe, came on as a half-time sub for France Amateurs v Scotland Amateurs at Somerset Park in Ayr on 10 October 1973.

It was a UEFA qualifier, and he also played in the return match in Sete in Feb 74.
by ScottishFA
Thu Jul 01, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists
Replies: 118
Views: 239106

Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

It is now four years since Matt provided the last full update and there have been a number of losses since then, most recently the death in Australia of Jock Aird, so I decided to bring this up to date. As far as I can tell, these are the eleven oldest surviving Scotland internationalists: Doug Cowi...
by ScottishFA
Tue Jun 29, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Who was 1870s player George Duncan (Thistle)?
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Who was 1870s player George Duncan (Thistle)?

I came across an interesting article in the Daily Record on BNA, from 3 September 1908. 'Bedouin' is marking the departure of Partick Thistle from Partick, and he goes on to talk about the early pioneers in the 1870s who went south. 'Fergie Suter followed JJ Lang (Third Lanark), Peter Andrews (Easte...
by ScottishFA
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Football Books
Topic: The men who made Scotland: 1872-1939
Replies: 1
Views: 432

The men who made Scotland: 1872-1939

I'm delighted to announce publication of my new book. The men who made Scotland: the definitive Who's Who of Scottish Football Internationalists, 1872-1939 As regular visitors here will know, I have been working on this for several years and this is the final result. A4, 260 pages quarter of a milli...
by ScottishFA
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Football Books
Topic: Raith Rovers book (1948)
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: Raith Rovers book (1948)

Yes, I've got a copy. If you DM me your email address I'll send scans to you. There are indeed 72 pages, although 70 and 72 are adverts.
by ScottishFA
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Photos
Replies: 11
Views: 691

Re: Photos

I was intrigued by James Durkin so I had a look at his story and I think you may have his dates wrong. There is a bit of uncertainty in the papers whether he was Durkin or Durkan, but he was said to be from Bannockburn and his juvenile club was Vale of Bannock. So that leads me to think that he was ...
by ScottishFA
Wed May 26, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: TV, DVD, Video & Film
Topic: In the footsteps of Andrew Watson
Replies: 0
Views: 502

In the footsteps of Andrew Watson

A new BBC Scotland documentary was broadcast last night, featuring some well-kent faces. Former Rangers player Mark Walters looks back at his career with the Glasgow club to assess the racism he faced while playing for them. Watching harrowing footage of his early matches, he vividly describes the v...
by ScottishFA
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scottish Industrial Court
Replies: 6
Views: 2408

Re: Scottish Industrial Court

Hi, and welcome to the forum. It is a great shame that the SPFA doesn't have proper records, but hopefully the fine people on this forum can help out. First thing to mention is that you can only post pictures to the forum if they are online already - there is no facility to add an attachment. The qu...
by ScottishFA
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: WILLIAM ALLAN
Replies: 2
Views: 1241

Re: WILLIAM ALLAN

There is clearly a confusion between two William Allans. The Falkirk Herald on 5 Dec 1906 has a profile of him with photo, and states that he is 25 years old (ie born 1881) and a native of Falkirk. Senior clubs: East Stirlingshire, Falkirk, Rangers, Albion Rovers, Falkirk. No mention of Montrose. Hi...
by ScottishFA
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: John Cameron
Replies: 2
Views: 1194

Re: John Cameron

Hibs did not play any football at all in 1891/92, having gone out of business. The club was resurrected in February 1893 and played friendlies until the end of the season, but none of their players was called Cameron.

Hibs were admitted to the Scottish League Division Two for 93/94.