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by HibeeJibee
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Celtic v Third Lanark 08/05/1926
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Celtic v Third Lanark 08/05/1926

Due to the General Strike of course. In some respects I'm actually impressed the various Charity Cups continued - I do notice the Scotland v Wales schools international due for Aberdeen was postponed. Celtic: 125 Years of Competitive Matches gives their XI as: Shevlin, W McStay, Callaghan, Wilson, J...
by HibeeJibee
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Football Books
Topic: Two new books
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: Two new books

There is a new book on Stirling Albion available to pre order now. Details on club website. I gave only just found out about a book that was published in April. Scottish league and cup football 1890-95 is available via lulu.com. Bought books sound like good additions to the collection. Alan Stirlin...
by HibeeJibee
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Football Books
Topic: Manifest Destiny - St Johnstone 1885-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 18701

Re: Manifest Destiny - St Johnstone 1885-2015

I've got copies of "Bristling with Possibilities" (many pages falling out: apparently there was a bad batch) and "Manifest Destiny".

Both have dates/results/attendances/lineups/scorers/notes for all games - including local cups, friendlies, etc.

Also compilation of records/firsts/bests/etc.
by HibeeJibee
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Glasgow Dental Cup
Replies: 3
Views: 3169

Re: Glasgow Dental Cup

There was an equivalent tournament in 1921-22, on that occasion raising money for the Lord Provost's Rent Relief Fund. Identical arrangements... 6 Glasgow clubs/autumn midweek afternoons/1 tie per week/etc. https://web.archive.org/web/20170227070616/http://www.scottish-football-historical-archive.co...
by HibeeJibee
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Central League trophy aka Calder Shield found
Replies: 0
Views: 3738

Central League trophy aka Calder Shield found

I've vague memories of Central League minutebooks being tracked-down some years ago? Stirling archives? Anyway, proof the strangest stuff turn-ups... someone seems to have handed its trophy into Bo'ness v Newtongrange in EOSL earlier. After CL was absorbed into SFL it became a senior cup for Linlith...
by HibeeJibee
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Berwick Rangers
Replies: 4
Views: 18245

Re: Berwick Rangers

After losing 16 on the trot in all competitions Berwick finally won last week (2-0 v Spartans) and with a clean sheet. Still awaiting a league win for now.
by HibeeJibee
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: John Byrne
Replies: 5
Views: 18568

Re: John Byrne

Sad to hear this - man who compiled the complete Scottish Cup results book (1873-1986)? Always had great admiration for that... core resource for the history of the Scottish game and compiled in the pre-internet days when you had to get yourself along to a library or archive, roll your sleeves up, a...
by HibeeJibee
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Berwick Rangers
Replies: 4
Views: 18245

Re: Berwick Rangers

It bottomed-out at 50 goals without reply - prior to opening the scoring at home to promoted Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic on Tuesday... That game finished Berwick 3-5 Bonnyrigg. Berwick have not avoided defeat since beating Peterhead 2-0 on March 19th (which was a midweek game). Before that you have to r...
by HibeeJibee
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Clyde v Albion / Queens Park
Replies: 1
Views: 16442

Re: Clyde v Albion / Queens Park

It is particularly concerning as no consistency is being applied. In the League Cup groupstage Hearts were deducted 2pts (and Cove awarded nothing). Clearly that was so they could still qualify from the section.
by HibeeJibee
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Matches to mark Government Reorganisation
Replies: 0
Views: 23822

Matches to mark Government Reorganisation

With the UK leaving the EU in a few weeks I'm reminded of the supranational game which took place at Wembley on Wednesday 3rd January 1973, to mark the admission of Denmark, Eire and the United Kingdom into the EEC. It was billed "The Three" v "The Six"... in other words a Denmark/Eire/UK select aga...
by HibeeJibee
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Prisoner of War football in Scotland
Replies: 3
Views: 20350

Re: Prisoner of War football in Scotland

Germans PoWs 6-3 Spittal Commercials in early July 1947 in an infirmary fundraiser at The Stanks, Berwick-upon-Tweed. They were from 120 Sunilaws camp, Kelso. Kelso United wrote to SFA in April 1948 about " ex-prisoners of war and displaced persons " playing for civilian teams. It was referred to IF...
by HibeeJibee
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: SEMI FINMALS
Replies: 9
Views: 26710

Re: SEMI FINMALS

ScottishFA wrote:Clearly not a problem in the women's game!
Considering the weather forecast and Stirling Uni hosting Tynecastle in the South Challenge Cup the day before, the pitch could be in interesting nick for the 2nd SF.

In theory it could be accomodating 360mins of football in 27hrs.
by HibeeJibee
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: 2 Games at 1 Stadium on 1 Day
Replies: 7
Views: 12070

2 Games at 1 Stadium on 1 Day

Hampden will host both League Cup SFs a few hours apart next month. How often has this happened before in Scottish football? Example would be the Olympics in 2012... Egypt-Honduras + Spain-Japan. Only counting first-class games... i.e. not including youths, non-league or friendlies (including local ...
by HibeeJibee
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Old League Cup criteria
Replies: 6
Views: 9662

Re: Old League Cup criteria

There was a good article in Scottish Football Historian (quite early in the run I think) all about the technical details of the League Cup down the years - including seeding and format, the adding and removing of 2nd legs in ties, and all that sort of stuff. From the mid-1950s to mid-1970s did Group...
by HibeeJibee
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Here We Go Again
Replies: 2
Views: 18266

Re: Here We Go Again

None of the alternatives are optimal either... ... stopping after 33 games is imbalanced and too few; clubs don't want to downsize to 10 playing x4; or expand to 16-20 playing x2; other splits have their own issues. For its foibles this model has actually lasted the longest of any in Scottish top-ti...