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by Scottish
Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: What To Do Against Gibraltar
Replies: 24
Views: 19748

Re: What To Do Against Gibraltar

Can't see a crowd figure for this match either other than Sky saying it was just over 34,000 & the Record saying 10,000 tickets given to schools. I presume from looking at the stands that the 10,000 were part of the 34,000+
by Scottish
Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:12 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scotland vs N.Ireland attendance
Replies: 1
Views: 1973

Re: Scotland vs N.Ireland attendance

It was 20,117 Gabe. See this thread here. http://scottishleague.net/forum/viewtop ... f=2&t=4755
by Scottish
Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: What To Do Against Gibraltar
Replies: 24
Views: 19748

Re: What To Do Against Gibraltar

O ye of little faith. A team in their first ever tournament, just sacked their manager, a record of 0-7, 0-7, 0-3, 0-4. Their best performance was a 4-0 away defeat against the world champions. On the face of it that doesn't seem too bad but given Germany's results since last summer suggest they're ...
by Scottish
Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Northern Ireland crowd
Replies: 6
Views: 5904

Re: Northern Ireland crowd

ScottishFA wrote:Curiously the figure was not announced anywhere, but the Scotland Supporters Club have confirmed 20117 in their Twitter feed (@SFA_Supporters)
Going round counting up was probably more exciting than watching the match (first ten minutes apart)
by Scottish
Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:53 am
Forum: International
Topic: William Watson and James McKee, 'foreigners' capped in 1898
Replies: 11
Views: 24257

Re: William Watson and James McKee, 'foreigners' capped in 1

Well, would you believe it - within an hour of my blog post going live, the information about James McKee is copied onto Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_McKee And while I am credited in the links, it makes me wonder who is 'Jmorrison230582' and why is he so desperate to copy someone e...
by Scottish
Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:49 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Northern Ireland crowd
Replies: 6
Views: 5904

Re: Northern Ireland crowd

Not announced at match (unless I had fallen asleep by that point). But as a rough guess I'd knock ten thousand off your estimate. the 28K came from Sky Sports Centre but it never looked anywhere near that figure. Strong case I think for taking these types of matches elsewhere as happened not that l...
by Scottish
Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:48 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Northern Ireland crowd
Replies: 6
Views: 5904

Re: Northern Ireland crowd

TY. That looks more like it.
by Scottish
Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:57 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Northern Ireland crowd
Replies: 6
Views: 5904

Northern Ireland crowd

Less said about the actual match the better methinks. The only crowd figure I can find is a nice round 28,000. Any advance?
by Scottish
Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: SPFL & TV
Replies: 17
Views: 12375

Re: SPFL & TV

Play stops in football for the most controversial decisions - sendings-off, over the line if the goal is given etc. Yes, if a ref says the ball hasn't crossed the line then play doesn't stop but nor does it when advantage is played but is often called back for a free kick if the advantage breaks dow...
by Scottish
Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Number of Players Used in a Season
Replies: 12
Views: 6990

Re: Number of Players Used in a Season

Snuff wrote:
That's about eight more games than I thought wee Broon had played.[/b]
Just looked up Norrie Price's 'They Wore The Dark Blue.' He made nine appearances, covering the whole of February and March, as cover for Bobby Cox then Bobby Wishart.
by Scottish
Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Twenty Years ago today
Replies: 5
Views: 4843

Re: Twenty Years ago today

I agree entirely there was no way a Celtic man like Tommy Burns could possibly refuse the job (whether he was ready for it or not and, remember, he had been linked with it prior to Lou Macari's appointment) and if the whole thing had been upfront I'm sure it would have been accepted - with reluctanc...
by Scottish
Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:35 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: SPFL & TV
Replies: 17
Views: 12375

Re: SPFL & TV

Goal-line technology is, IMO, a must and should have been brought in years ago. If it can be determined whether or not a tennis ball has or hasn't crossed a white line, or a cricket ball has finely edged a bat then surely it can be done for a much larger football travelling at a much lower speed tha...
by Scottish
Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:25 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Twenty Years ago today
Replies: 5
Views: 4843

Re: Twenty Years ago today

He was still an outstanding player when he came to Kilmarnock and was quite prepared to rough it in the 2nd division. His first game saw the team bus break down and the game (at Bayview) abandoned with some players suffering from hypothermia. But his willingness to drop down two leagues when he coul...
by Scottish
Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: League games on Fridays - TV Trend
Replies: 18
Views: 12016

Re: League games on Fridays - TV Trend

IIRC both Tranmere Rovers and Stockport County made a habit of this in the 1960s & 1970s to avid clashes with the Merseyside and Manchester clubs respectively. Also, not Friday nights as such but I'm pretty sure there have been several occasions Ayr United have staged early Saturday kick-offs to avo...
by Scottish
Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Twenty Years ago today
Replies: 5
Views: 4843

Re: Twenty Years ago today

Far, far too young. As was another great player born the same year (though who lived longer), Tommy Burns.