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by Gordon Baird
Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:32 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Eire v Scotland 1952 (Amateurs)
Replies: 4
Views: 1480

Re: Eire v Scotland 1952 (Amateurs)

Does anyone know if J. Chalmers was the Jim Chalmers who played for Aberdeen, Queen's Park and Dunfermline?
Litster's records make no mention of him moving to Oldham but there is a gap for season 1951/52. There's no J. Chalmers listed in Hugman's Players Records book.
by Gordon Baird
Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:13 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Jimmy Hickie
Replies: 7
Views: 5561

Re: Jimmy Hickie

According to the local paper, Dunfermline signed both Jimmy Hickie and Willie Keith from Clyde on 21 October 1947. Hickie made his debut four days later and played in five consecutive league matches at right-back. Dunfermline won just one of these matches and, perhaps more pertinently, conceded 17 g...
by Gordon Baird
Sat May 21, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Dunfermline v Arbroath, 7 April 1984
Replies: 4
Views: 1199

Re: Dunfermline v Arbroath, 7 April 1984

Thanks, David, much appreciated.
by Gordon Baird
Fri May 20, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Dunfermline v Arbroath, 7 April 1984
Replies: 4
Views: 1199

Re: Dunfermline v Arbroath, 7 April 1984

Thanks, David, I always knew that Rothman's was wrong! Can I ask where you got this figure from, and do you have attendances for all Dunfermline's home matches that season?
by Gordon Baird
Thu May 19, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Dunfermline v Arbroath, 7 April 1984
Replies: 4
Views: 1199

Dunfermline v Arbroath, 7 April 1984

I'm trying to verify the attendance for this match as I think the figure given in Rothman's may be incorrect - several others are. There were some pretty horrendous 'crowds' at East End that season but they were usually for midweek fixtures - the Arbroath match was on a Saturday so I'm hoping someon...
by Gordon Baird
Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scottish teams in Norway
Replies: 22
Views: 9911

Re: Scottish teams in Norway

Kjell, Thanks very much for clearing that up for me. As for Doug Baillie, he was officially 6 feet 3 inches (1.9 metres) and weighed in at 14 stones 6 pounds (91.6 kilos), although I suspect that in reality he was somewhat heavier than that. He was only at the club for a year (Jan 1969 to Jan 1970) ...
by Gordon Baird
Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scottish teams in Norway
Replies: 22
Views: 9911

Re: Scottish teams in Norway

Kjell, Apart from a Fairs Cup tie against Frigg, Dunfermline have made three end-of-season tours of Norway, in 1962, 1969 and 1973. The final match in 1969 was against Rosenborg but there is some confusion over the others. The first, on 29 May, was reported as being against an Oslo Select but there ...
by Gordon Baird
Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Introduction of neutral linesmen
Replies: 12
Views: 6371

Re: Introduction of neutral linesmen

Crampsey's book also states that neutral linesmen were re-introduced around 1921 (page 75) and that as a consequence of the General Strike in 1926, on a motion by Ayr United, they were dispensed with for Second Division matches, saving clubs £1 per game (page 82). In 1939/40 club-appointed linesmen ...
by Gordon Baird
Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Ex-Rangers players
Replies: 4
Views: 4271

Re: Ex-Rangers players

Michael Joyce's Players' Records book gives Bob McGowan as being born in Sanquhar in 1906. In only two and a half seasons with Dunfermline he scored an excellent 54 goals in 74 league appearances, plus 6 more in 4 Scottish Cup ties, becoming the first player to score fifty goals for the club in the ...
by Gordon Baird
Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Reserve League Cup Finals/Semis
Replies: 13
Views: 6643

Re: Reserve League Cup Finals/Semis

Dunfermline didn't reach the semis in either 1961/62 or 1964/65. When the reserves played Rangers in the semi in 1962/63 (16 October, DA 4 Rangers 2; 22 October, Rangers 4 DA 1), it was stated in one of the programmes that it was the first time the club had reached the last four in this competition....
by Gordon Baird
Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Debut hat-tricks
Replies: 13
Views: 10239

Re: Debut hat-tricks

Four Dunfermline players scored hat-tricks on their debuts; Jimmy Weir scored four as a trialist in a 6-1 win v Forfar on 20.8.32. Dougie Wallace also got four in a 4-0 Supplementary Cup win v Ayr on 21.8.46. Bobby Gallacher, 5-2 v Stenhousemuir on 6.3.48. Jimmy Muir, 0-5 at Arbroath (LC) on 9.8.52 ...
by Gordon Baird
Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Loftus Cup
Replies: 9
Views: 3927

Re: Loftus Cup

Brian, here are a few more results for your database. 1914/15 - 30 January, Dunfermline Athletic 6 Dundee Hibs 0 1917/18 - 1 January, Dunfermline Athletic 1 Raith Rovers 2 (4000) 1919/20 - 4 October, Dunfermline Athletic 4 St. Johnstone 0 31 January, Dunfermline Athletic 5 Lochgelly United 1 31 Janu...
by Gordon Baird
Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Loftus Cup
Replies: 9
Views: 3927

Re: Loftus Cup

The Loftus Cup came into existence in November 1911 following a proposal from Dundee Hibs secretary Pat Reilly. Born in Ireland, Reilly came to Dundee as a child and at 18 opened a cycle shop which was followed by others in Perth, Leith and Edinburgh. The connection with Edinburgh persuaded him that...
by Gordon Baird
Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: League reconstruction
Replies: 31
Views: 16671

Re: League reconstruction

I was at East End Park on Saturday and to be fair Dunfermline did remarkably to get the game on. Along the road from East End Park there was snow of several feet on all the pavements and still many a car abandoned on the roadside. I can understand why even many locals didn't venture to the game. Ab...
by Gordon Baird
Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: League reconstruction
Replies: 31
Views: 16671

Re: League reconstruction

Doncaster's proposal will not benefit Scottish football but will achieve its aim of reducing the influence of the SFL even further. Until the authorities understand that most supporters are sick to death of playing opponents (at least) four times a season there will never be any meaningful reconstru...