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by ScottishFA
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Jock McNab in WW1
Replies: 1
Views: 1069

Jock McNab in WW1

John 'Jock' McNab (Scotland cap 1923) was a late starter in professional football because of the First World War. He was already 25 when he joined Liverpool from Bellshill Athletic in 1919. I was wondering if anyone knows anything about his war service, apparently in the Army? And whether he played ...
by ScottishFA
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Adam McLean at Partick Thistle
Replies: 0
Views: 771

Adam McLean at Partick Thistle

A question for Partick Thistle historians: former Scotland internationalist Adam McLean was appointed assistant trainer at Thistle in 1938, and was still assisting Davie Meiklejohn in the late 1940s. Any idea when he left the club? The handbooks don't give details of coaching staff, and there are no...
by ScottishFA
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: 1st Player to win League and Cup in Scotland with two clubs?
Replies: 6
Views: 1675

Re: 1st Player to win League and Cup in Scotland with two clubs?

One thing to note about Davie Russell is that he is regularly confused with another Davie Russell, who also played for Preston North End. The Hearts and Celtic player was born 9 January 1871 at Shotts (whereas Wiki, Lamming and other sources say born in Airdrie in 1868). He died 8 November 1952 in F...
by ScottishFA
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Oldest Player in Scottish Football...
Replies: 3
Views: 1476

Re: Oldest Player in Scottish Football...

Those with a long memory will recall a previous thread on this very subject!

See viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2571er

Ally MacLeod at 61 will take some beating, albeit in a reserve team.
by ScottishFA
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Jimmy Robertson (Dundee, Birmingham, Kilmarnock and Scotland)
Replies: 2
Views: 1707

Re: Jimmy Robertson (Dundee, Birmingham, Kilmarnock and Scotland)

Yes, thanks for checking. In fact they have identified the wrong man - easy enough with a common name like Robertson! He was a school teacher in Fife, which didn't seem to tally with someone involved in a drunken shooting incident, so on further checking I found the 'correct' Robertson's birth and m...
by ScottishFA
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Jimmy Robertson (Dundee, Birmingham, Kilmarnock and Scotland)
Replies: 2
Views: 1707

Jimmy Robertson (Dundee, Birmingham, Kilmarnock and Scotland)

Has anyone ever come across an obituary for Jimmy Robertson, who was capped a couple of times in 1931? He was at Dundee at the time, then went to Birmingham City, Kilmarnock and (briefly) Elgin City. He was born in Dundee in 1906 but I can't find a date of death. The last references to him in BNA ar...
by ScottishFA
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Bill Harper (Hibs, Arsenal, Plymouth and Scotland)
Replies: 1
Views: 1825

Bill Harper (Hibs, Arsenal, Plymouth and Scotland)

I wonder if anyone can resolve a little query about the goalkeeper Bill Harper, who won 11 Scotland caps in the 1920s. His date of death is quoted in most sources as 12 April 1989 in Plymouth. However, according to the Probate calendar, he died in 25 April 1989. There don't seem to be any obituaries...
by ScottishFA
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Berwick Rangers
Replies: 4
Views: 2531

Re: Berwick Rangers

Without conceding nearly as many goals, Stirling Albion didn't score in their last 14 games of the 80-81 season. In fact, no goals scored from 31 January until 8 August, albeit the run included four 0-0 draws.
by ScottishFA
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Albion Rovers exhibition at Summerlee Heritage Centre
Replies: 1
Views: 2560

Albion Rovers exhibition at Summerlee Heritage Centre

I just visited the exhibition at Summerlee Heritage Centre in Coatbridge, to mark 100 years of Albion Rovers at Cliftonhill: https://culturenl.co.uk/summerlee-exhibitions/ It's main feature is the photos by Iain McLean, who has been documenting the club and its fans for several years, but there are ...
by ScottishFA
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Prisoner of War football in Scotland
Replies: 3
Views: 6689

Re: Prisoner of War football in Scotland

Belatedly, another match which cropped up in the Courier, 29 May 1947. The description of an undefeated side suggests they played regularly. GERMANS "INVADE" CUPAR German prisoners war from miles around flocked to Duffus Park, Cupar, last night. They saw their crack undefeated side snatch a last-min...
by ScottishFA
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Oldest fixture in Scottish Football
Replies: 7
Views: 5029

Re: Oldest fixture in Scottish Football

Going further back, Rangers played Dumbarton in the Scottish Cup on 28 November 1874. And the first Edinburgh derby was 25 December 1875.
by ScottishFA
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Edinburgh Amateur Leagues 1960s and 1970s
Replies: 4
Views: 3725

Edinburgh Amateur Leagues 1960s and 1970s

I've had this query sent by Sandy MacKenzie. Can anyone help? I've tried, unsuccessfully as yet, to find information (let alone accessible information) relating to the Edinburgh Amateur football scene from around 1960. I've found medals in my brother's house from the early 1960's to the mid 1970's ...
by ScottishFA
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists
Replies: 113
Views: 103968

Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

Does anyone know where LL died? Most obituaries make no reference, the Herald says in a nursing home, presumably somewhere around London or Kent.
by ScottishFA
Tue May 21, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: George Livingston
Replies: 6
Views: 6872

Re: George Livingston

A couple of other queries about Livingston's career: Several accounts say he played for Dumbarton before joining Hearts in 1896, but I can find no record of this. As far as I can tell, he was with Artizan Thistle (a Dumbarton juvenile team), and had a brief trial with Parkhead juniors before going s...
by ScottishFA
Mon May 20, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: George Livingston
Replies: 6
Views: 6872

Re: George Livingston

He was appointed manager of Dumbarton in January 1919 and stayed with them until summer of 1920 when he became trainer of Rangers. I don't think he had a connection with Clydebank.