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by the hibLOG
Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scottish Cup
Replies: 3
Views: 5724

Re: Scottish Cup

Logically the League is the premier competition by its very nature yet Scottish Cup ties still take precedence over League fixtures. There was a time when even Glasgow Cup ties took precedence over League fixtures. I suspect that the change in attitude happened after the First World War. I don't th...
by the hibLOG
Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:39 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scottish Cup
Replies: 3
Views: 5724

Re: Scottish Cup

Incidentally, even after the formation of the League the Scottish Cup was still regarded as the “blue riband” trophy. Does anyone know when it ceased to hold that status? I think that is impossible to pin down with any precision - it was a gradual evolution rather than a specific moment. However it...
by the hibLOG
Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Alan Hodgkinson RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 3913

Re: Alan Hodgkinson RIP

Sad - my first thought was I seem to remember him working in football quite recently, and indeed I see he was still working until 2012!
by the hibLOG
Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:44 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: What team is this?
Replies: 10
Views: 6911

Re: What team is this?

Doesn't look like a forces team to me, not just because of the non-players in civvies, but they just don't look crisp enough to me. Pre-WW2 (as this surely is) they would have been professional military, not conscripts, and they don't look nearly hard enough to me (and a couple of them surely too yo...
by the hibLOG
Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:19 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: What team is this?
Replies: 10
Views: 6911

Re: What team is this?

Obviously the shield is not unique in stature judging by this photo of the even more ginormous Sherrif of London Shield:
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by the hibLOG
Thu Nov 26, 2015 2:56 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: New Scotland strip
Replies: 12
Views: 11450

Re: New Scotland strip

It always amazes me why the SFA/Adidas do not consult fans on what they want. Surely if you get a good idea of what would be popular it would lead to more sales? In fact I think that's EXACTLY what they do - the kits are designed with more than half an eye on what the discerning punter will allow t...
by the hibLOG
Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: New Scotland strip
Replies: 12
Views: 11450

Re: New Scotland strip

On a purely aesthetic level I think the main strip is guff. I hate those white shoulder and sleeve jobs - they look like you're wearing a bib over a white shirt. Overall the design is reminiscent of some crap kit from the 1980s. Mingin.
by the hibLOG
Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Making Scottish Football Better
Replies: 20
Views: 17069

Re: Making Scottish Football Better

On a similar theme I was interested to see an article on the BBC Website on how Iceland’s grass roots football has developed so that the national team is now playing in the Euros 2016. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/30012357 Like all good ideas it sounds so simple! In a harsh climate they en...
by the hibLOG
Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Clubs Reforming
Replies: 20
Views: 22708

Re: Clubs Reforming

BMCCOLL wrote:So it's OK to buy up a history and claim it as your own? Kneel before me, for I am now Charlemagne! :lol:
That must have cost you a bit.
by the hibLOG
Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Clubs Reforming
Replies: 20
Views: 22708

Re: Clubs Reforming

You seem to have missed the fact they haven't been called Airdrie United since the summer of 2013 now either. They changed their name back to Airdrieonians two seasons ago. So I did - but now you mention it I seem to have some vague vestigial memory of it happening. Interesting that they don't list...
by the hibLOG
Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Clubs Reforming
Replies: 20
Views: 22708

Re: Clubs Reforming

Then again, they don't seem to be harming anyone - and it's not quite as egregious as 1860 Munich, whose football department didn't start until 1899, and didn't even get around to playing another team until 1902! To be fair, 1860 Munich's name refers to the (re)foundation of the gymnastics club whi...
by the hibLOG
Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Research on the Scottish championship
Replies: 4
Views: 6275

Re: Research on the Scottish championship

Jings, fair load o' polyglots on here richt enough.
by the hibLOG
Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: International
Topic: FIFA's Troubles
Replies: 3
Views: 17229

Re: FIFA's Troubles

I wish someone would pay me a disloyalty payment. I'd procreative act off at the drop of a hat :)
by the hibLOG
Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Johnny Russell
Replies: 6
Views: 5484

Re: Johnny Russell

ScottishFA wrote:Definitely Johnathon. That is the spelling used for his birth registration.
I was going to say, don't blame the teachers, it's the bloody parents these days who deserve the tawse!
by the hibLOG
Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:06 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: McCOIST
Replies: 6
Views: 8358

Re: McCOIST

When Hibs played there last season just after he went on 'gardening leave', they were giving the grass a final trim with the lawnmowers before kick off, so the Hibs fans started singing "Ally Ally give us a wave..."