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by Scottish
Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: International
Topic: Olympic Games
Replies: 3
Views: 15450

Re: Olympic Games

Excellent analysis and an eminently sensible solution, though whether the myopic authorities will take it up is doubtful in the extreme. The 'Celtic' FAs had a great opportunity in the run-up to the last Olympics but spurned it out of a nonsensical fear over their FIFA status, allowing the FA to (to...
by Scottish
Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Attendances Worldwide
Topic: Attendances per head of population
Replies: 1
Views: 14214

Attendances per head of population

A different perspective is thrown on attendances if these are looked at in terms of population. These are the figures based on the population attending the average top division match in each country. Some surprising results emerge. For instance, despite having its best clubs playing in league and no...
by Scottish
Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: 1928 Scottish Schoolboys
Replies: 14
Views: 28698

Re: 1928 Scottish Schoolboys

That thought did cross my mind David. However, schoolboy caps who went on to have significant senior careers, such as Jack Harkness, George Young, Billy Steele and Kenny Dalglish received a wee footnote, detailing their senior careers. No such information was appended to M McDonald in 1928. This do...
by Scottish
Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: 1928 Scottish Schoolboys
Replies: 14
Views: 28698

Re: 1928 Scottish Schoolboys

I'll wager that M. McDonald is Malky, later of Celtic and manager of Kilmarnock, Brentford and Killie again.
by Scottish
Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Dave MacKay RIP
Replies: 8
Views: 5970

Re: Dave MacKay RIP

A postscript on that schools international. Ray Parry of Bolton became the youngest ever player (at that time) in the First Division a year later. The crowd was 53,049 and according to http://www.englandfootballonline.com/Te ... 947-50.htm the match was televised live.
by Scottish
Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Lowest away attendance
Replies: 6
Views: 5123

Re: Lowest away attendance

Vasco wrote:The number of Hearts fans in Leipzig in 1976 was 13!
The number of Celtic fans in Seville in 2003 was half a million.
by Scottish
Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Cambuslang FC
Replies: 3
Views: 2322

Re: Cambuslang FC

Stewart Davidson's "A Scottish Football Review of 1877-78" has a club directory which "appears almost exactly as it appeared in the Scottish Football Annual 1877-78, edited by William Dick, Secretary of the SFA."

No club called Cambuslang or Excelsior is listed.
by Scottish
Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Dave MacKay RIP
Replies: 8
Views: 5970

Re: Dave MacKay RIP

Very sad news indeed. Much has been said about Dave Mackay's successes with Hearts, Spurs and Derby - and rightly so. But one little-known piece of information is that he made his first Wembley appearance on Apr 15th 1950 (the same day as Scotland lost to England at Hampden and as a consequence refu...
by Scottish
Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Hearts ten up
Replies: 13
Views: 9047

Re: Hearts ten up

Alan McCabe wrote:Hamilton's achievement all the more noteworthy.
Or, as a cynic might say, more dodgy. The Hamilton game and both Airdrie in 1951 and Dunfermline in 1959 had significant impacts on promotion/relegation.
by Scottish
Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Hearts ten up
Replies: 13
Views: 9047

Re: Hearts ten up

On Feb 8th 1964 Kilmarnock beat Falkirk 9-2 in a 1st division match. Killie were 9-0 up after 54 minutes and seven minutes later were awarded a penalty. Brian McIlroy, who had scored four times earlier in the game, sent a tame shot straight to Willie Whigham in the Falkirk goal. Nearly half an hour ...
by Scottish
Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scottish League Grounds: Updated Record Crowds (6/11/05)
Replies: 38
Views: 36987

Re: Scottish League Grounds: Updated Record Crowds (6/11/05)

Gorgiewave wrote:Though it would be above the stated capacity of 20,897, the attendance for the Aberdeen-Dunfermline play-off in 1995 is usually given as 21,000
It was 19,387 with 15,977 for the East End Park leg.
by Scottish
Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: International
Topic: RS McColl & WH Smith
Replies: 6
Views: 17256

Re: RS McColl & WH Smith

Didn't they start off together at Saxone Amateurs? Sorry! There is/was an urban myth - from the days before urban myths were called urban myths - that Saxone took its name from a Killie match which had been won/lost 6-1. The only two problems with this theory is that by no stretch of the imaginatio...
by Scottish
Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: International
Topic: RS McColl & WH Smith
Replies: 6
Views: 17256

Re: RS McColl & WH Smith

ScottishFA wrote:Well he must have been a 'mature' player. William Henry Smith went into the newsagent business in 1828.
Just like Neville Chamberlain. Prime Minister in 1939 before embarking on a career as a professional football player with Port Vale in the last 1970s.
by Scottish
Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: International
Topic: RS McColl & WH Smith
Replies: 6
Views: 17256

Re: RS McColl & WH Smith

You forgot the half-back line of Freeman, Hardy & Willis - a shoe-in for every match.
by Scottish
Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Andy King RIP
Replies: 5
Views: 4057

Re: Andy King RIP

I'm afraid Eddie died nearly four years ago. Thread here: http://scottishleague.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3060&p=16952&hilit=eddie+morrison#p16952 There's also a photo with Andy King in it. Larger version here https://plus.google.com/photos/100305730341086155997/albums/5295705912954623793/529570...