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by Gordon Baird
Wed Jun 23, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scottish Rovers
Replies: 58
Views: 62017

Re: Scottish Rovers

Alex Donald's wife was Helen Campbell Kay (1900 to 1966). They were married on 16 February 1923 at the Parish Church, Kirkintilloch. He was the oldest son of Kenneth Donald and Mary McLean McWilliams, who were living at 49 Victoria Street at the time of the marriage and had been since at least 1915,...
by Gordon Baird
Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scottish Rovers
Replies: 58
Views: 62017

Re: Scottish Rovers

Regarding Alex Donald, his accepted date of birth seems to be incorrect. He was actually born on 3 May 1898 in Kirkintilloch, and died there on 10 April 1952. There's an obituary in the Kirkintilloch Herald of 16 April which lays out his playing career. There was another Alex Donald born in Kirkinti...
by Gordon Baird
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Daniel Munro (Cowdenbeath/Dunfermline Athletic)
Replies: 2
Views: 3889

Re: Daniel Munro (Cowdenbeath/Dunfermline Athletic)

Cowdenbeath certainly signed him from Kelty Rangers but other than that I'm not much help. There doesn't seem to have been a Daniel Munro born in Fife at the appropriate time so could he perhaps have gained representative honours earlier in his career, with a club outside Fife? Also, at the beginnin...
by Gordon Baird
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scotland Under-18 team in 1972
Replies: 3
Views: 4383

Re: Scotland Under-18 team in 1972

The Scottish scorers were:

Hungary - Kenny Burns (2 - both in the opening six minutes) & Steve Finnieston

West Germany - Burns (80)

USSR - Burns & Jim Scott

18 year-old Burns played so impressively that on his return he was called up to the senior Scotland squad by manager Tommy Docherty.
by Gordon Baird
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scotland Under-18 team in 1972
Replies: 3
Views: 4383

Re: Scotland Under-18 team in 1972

Villa Park - England 0 Scotland 1 (Frank Gray, 36) Scotland Shaw (Leeds), Filipi (Ayr), McDonald (Aston Villa), Cannon (Crystal Palace), Anderson (Morton), McCartney (West Brom), Scott (Dunfermline), McLaughlin (Celtic), Mackie (Dunfermline), Burns (Birmingham), Gray (Leeds) Subs - Stewart, Kelloch,...
by Gordon Baird
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: D v S
Replies: 5
Views: 5253

Re: D v S

Todd didn't play in the 1911 D v S match so he was either awarded the cap for being twelfth man in 1910/11 or for playing in the 1911/12 fixture. In 1911 Kelvindale Park was flooded so the game was switched to Coxdale Park, home of Kirkintilloch Harp. He also played against Stirlingshire on 19 Febru...
by Gordon Baird
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: D v S
Replies: 5
Views: 5253

Re: D v S

He was selected as reserve for the match against Stirlingshire on 18 February 1911 at Kelvinside Park, Kirkintilloch. The BNA site has gone down for maintenance (on a Saturday, as usual) so I'll check later to see if he actually played. He did play for Dunbartonshire against Renfrewshire on 15 Janua...
by Gordon Baird
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: DUNBLANE ROVERS
Replies: 7
Views: 6666

Re: DUNBLANE ROVERS

There were small reports in the Courier and the Scotsman on Thursday 28 April but neither listed the teams. The Courier's read: "Queen's Park visited Dunblane on Tuesday evening and played the local junior combination, Dunblane Rovers. The famous amateurs, who had out six of their first team, were g...
by Gordon Baird
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: D v S
Replies: 5
Views: 5253

Re: D v S

He played for Clydebank Juniors and was selected for the inter-county match between Stirlingshire and Dumbartonshire (as the Scottish Referee spelt it) on 24 February 1912 at the Emmet Ground, Kilsyth. Unfortunately, he had to withdraw due to a family bereavement.
by Gordon Baird
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Young players joining professional clubs
Replies: 2
Views: 4134

Re: Young players joining professional clubs

S-Forms were introduced in 1967 at the request of Scottish clubs but came in the wake of one of them provoking a storm of controversy by signing a 13 year-old, which rendered him ineligible for a possible schoolboy cap. It was mainly intended to counter the problem of talented youngsters heading to ...
by Gordon Baird
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Dates of birth and death
Replies: 4
Views: 5416

Re: Dates of birth and death

Jimmy Stein (presumably the Dunfermline & Everton winger)
1904 to 1979

Andrew Paterson
1890 to 1984
by Gordon Baird
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Harold Uren
Replies: 11
Views: 26704

Re: Harold Uren

When Frederick Uren began playing for Dunfermline he was employed at the munitions/ordnance works at Crombie, a couple of miles along the coast from Rosyth. He was still working there in September 1916 - he was fined for showing too much illumination from his house at 23 Camp Road in Crombie! There ...
by Gordon Baird
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Fife FA Centenary 1982
Replies: 5
Views: 10961

Re: Fife FA Centenary 1982

Belated or not it's very welcome. I'm grateful for your help.
by Gordon Baird
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Old League Cup criteria
Replies: 6
Views: 11384

Re: Old League Cup criteria

Sorry, forgot to add the following. It looks like the winners of sections 5-8 were entered into a draw to see who would play the winners of section nine. In 1955 & 1956 the section winner with the lowest points did indeed play the section nine winners but not the following year - Montrose played Ham...
by Gordon Baird
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Old League Cup criteria
Replies: 6
Views: 11384

Re: Old League Cup criteria

The only mention I've come across is in "The First 100 Years" by Bob Crampsey, who wrote that from 1955 (when the league increased to 37 clubs) the winner of section nine had to play a decider against one of the other Second Division clubs. It looks like sections 1-4 were the domain of the top sixte...