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by Gordon Baird
Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Club Managers
Replies: 274
Views: 334195

Re: Club Managers

Just a few observations on the list of Dunfermline managers. Peter Wilson was definitely still manager until the outbreak of war. On the suspension of football he returned to his home town of Beith and found employment there, although he never contacted the club again. At a board meeting on 12th Oct...
by Gordon Baird
Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Division C - the last few results
Replies: 24
Views: 19553

Re: Division C - the last few results

Thanks, Brian, 1-5 is quite bad enough!
by Gordon Baird
Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Division C - the last few results
Replies: 24
Views: 19553

Re: Division C - the last few results

Scottish FA - Could you confirm that in the 1948/49 Supplementary League, Section B, the score on April 27 was Dunfermline 1 Leith 8?
If so, the final table would be wrong - it suggests a score of 1-5.
Thanks
by Gordon Baird
Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: 19 Dec 1936, league matches
Replies: 3
Views: 2335

Re: 19 Dec 1936, league matches

Local paper in Dunfermline gave scorers as McGrogan, Reid and Syme. There wasn't a player named Byrne at the club at that or any other time.
by Gordon Baird
Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Christmas Day
Replies: 16
Views: 10335

Re: Christmas Day

In 1951/52 both the Queen's Park v Dunfermline and Partick v Dundee matches were re-arranged to take place on Xmas Day - a Tuesday. The Queen's Park game was originally scheduled for 13 October but Celtic played Rangers in the League Cup semi at Hampden that day. Queen's thought they'd get a bigger ...
by Gordon Baird
Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Christmas Day
Replies: 16
Views: 10335

Re: Christmas Day

Scotland being the only part of the UK to have an official Bank Holiday on Xmas Day probably explains why I've heard so many older Dunfermline supporters talking about working in the morning and going to East End Park in the afternoon - Rosyth Dockyard followed English public holidays. I naively ass...
by Gordon Baird
Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Christmas Day
Replies: 16
Views: 10335

Re: Christmas Day

Dunfermline's match against Berwick Rangers was switched to the 27th December 1976 "in the hope that, with many people being on holiday on the Monday, this will attract a bigger crowd and at the same time allow players, officials, etc., the opportunity to spend Christmas at home." I suppose most oth...
by Gordon Baird
Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scottish Junior Internationals 1937 and 1938
Replies: 27
Views: 25973

Re: Scottish Junior Internationals 1937 and 1938

Is there a publication available that lists the teams for all the Scottish Junior International fixtures? I'm particularly interested in late 19th/ early 20th century matches.
by Gordon Baird
Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: James Robertson, Falkirk
Replies: 6
Views: 2812

Re: James Robertson, Falkirk

That could be him, certainly, although there is a much stronger resemblance in the 1913 Falkirk picture.
Thanks again.
by Gordon Baird
Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: James Robertson, Falkirk
Replies: 6
Views: 2812

Re: James Robertson, Falkirk

There is a Dunfermline team photo supposedly taken in 1917 in which the only identified player is goalkeeper Willie Sharp (I think it originated from a family member). As far as I can make out, Sharp only played in the first team during 1916/17 but Jimmy Robertson is almost certainly in the picture ...
by Gordon Baird
Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: James Robertson, Falkirk
Replies: 6
Views: 2812

James Robertson, Falkirk

I'm hoping John Meffen can help me with a little more info about this player. On a previous topic, he's listed as playing for Dunfermline during 1915/16, (from August to December when he was recalled to Falkirk), but do you know if he returned to Dunfermline the following season? A player called Rob...
by Gordon Baird
Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scottish Rovers
Replies: 52
Views: 57542

Re: Scottish Rovers

Alex Donald made seven league appearances for Dunfermline during 1936/37. Sorry, no idea when he died or if he had a brother named John.
by Gordon Baird
Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: jackie sinclair
Replies: 20
Views: 15786

Perhaps it's true that clubs didn't look after the health of their players but the players didn't either - Jackie Sinclair was, like many others from that and earlier eras, a fairly heavy smoker.
by Gordon Baird
Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: jackie sinclair
Replies: 20
Views: 15786

Sadly, Jackie passed away on holiday yesterday after suffering from cancer for some time. He was 67.
A Pars legend and a real gentleman.
by Gordon Baird
Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Appeal for Help with Scores
Replies: 8
Views: 2331

HibeeJibee, do you need Dunfermline's scorers for the Fife Cup matches?