Q Kirstie Malcolm wants to know:
Who are the two players from Falkirk's 1997 Challenge
Cup winners who are still with the club today?
A Not so much STILL there as
BACK there. Both Scott McKenzie and Kevin James played
in the team that won the Challenge Cup in 1997-98 and then joined other
McKenzie left for St Mirren in 2000 and rejoined Falkirk in 2002 while
James left for Hearts in 1999 and had spells with Morton and Airdrie before
also returning to Falkirk in 2002.
Q Yael Bett asks: Who was
the last person to score a hat-trick for Scotland in a competitive
A It was Colin Stein. See the
question from Tom Fletcher here for
Q From Josephine McEwan: What
was the Italian club that Andy Walker had a spell at and
did he actually play for them?
A I'm sorry but I can't find any trace
of Andy Walker being with an Italian club. The only time in his playing
career it may have been likely is in late 1997 where there is a three-month
gap between his last appearance for Sheffield United and going on loan
to Hibs. However, there is no record of a temporary or loan transfer to
any club in Italy.
As far as I am aware his senior clubs were Motherwell, Celtic, Newcastle,
Bolton, Celtic again, Sheffield United, Hibernian, Raith Rovers,
Ayr United, Carlisle United, Partick Thistle and Alloa. Of
these there were loan spells at Newcastle, Bolton, Hibs and Raith.
I've consulted my colleague Forrest Robertson who, in turn, asked
his 'European expert' who says he has no record
of Walker playing in Italy but it might have been a minor league side
for a single game. He`s going to check again.
And if that doesn't throw anything up, then it looks like the nearest
Walker got to Italy may have been a visit to Tog's in Troon
during his time at Ayr.
Q Dave Milliken e-mails from Barrie,
Ontario, to ask What was the first name of the goalkeeper Hunter
who played for Celtic in the 1950s?
A It was George Hunter. See
the question from Kevin Mattocks here
for more detail