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by Gordon Baird
Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Jimmy Munro
Replies: 2
Views: 1341

Jimmy Munro

I'm looking for info on the Aberdeen career of James Ferguson Munro, who I believe signed for the club as an eighteen year old on 29 May 1944. An outside-right, he moved on to Dunfermline in 1946 and then Waterford before having a lengthy career in England. Any Dons fans out there with stats etc?
by Gordon Baird
Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: SHIRT NUMBERS
Replies: 17
Views: 7520

Dunfermline first wore numbers on 15th January 1949 in a league match against Hamilton Accies. The number eleven was indistinguishable on the black and white stripes so for the next match, at Stenhousemuir, the numbers appeared on white patches to make then easier to read. Generally reckoned that Du...
by Gordon Baird
Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scotland Schoolboys v England - 9th June 1973
Replies: 12
Views: 7457

I lived next door to Martin Mowatt and his family in Edinburgh a few years back. Nice bloke, never volunteered much about his playing days until prompted. If I remember correctly, he went to England straight from school - Everton rings a bell as I'm sure that Ross Jack was mentioned in a couple of h...
by Gordon Baird
Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Fairs Cup qualification in the early 60s
Replies: 14
Views: 5349

In 1962/63 there were originally only two places on offer. It was only after Greek side Salonika withdrew that the SFA was invited to nominate a replacement. Dunfermline accepted and were placed in section G along with Everton, Valencia and Celtic. The 32 teams were divided into eight sections with ...
by Gordon Baird
Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Tommy Pearson
Replies: 1
Views: 1356

Tommy Pearson

Thomas Usher Pearson, Newcastle United, capped twice by Scotland in 1947, born in Edinburgh in 1913. Was he was the son of the Hearts player (1905 to 1912) of the same name? The first Tommy Pearson also played for Bathgate (1908/09) and Dunfermline (1909/10) while on the 'open to transfer' list. I w...
by Gordon Baird
Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:56 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Most league appearances...ever!
Replies: 9
Views: 3505

This 'C' Division issue is something I mentioned in SF Historian, mainly concerning a Dunfermline player named Johnny Allan who scored eight in a match against Montrose. As it was a bona fide SFL match, he should be included in the list of top scorers in a single match alongside McGrory, Dyet, etc b...
by Gordon Baird
Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:38 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Early Scottish Cup
Replies: 45
Views: 14993

bobby s - Hibs played the original Dunfermline FC in 1878, not Athletic. The Dunfermline Journal gives the first Hibs scorer as Donnelly but doesn't mention the others.
by Gordon Baird
Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Football in Edinburgh, 1870's
Replies: 2
Views: 1817

Thanks for that, I have the teams from both matches but didn't think that 'Donaghue' was right. The Queen's Park match may have been against a sort of Edinburgh select rather than 3rd ERV. Their first in Edinburgh was on 29th December 1873, a demonstration at Bonnington, but they're meant to have pl...
by Gordon Baird
Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:12 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Football in Edinburgh, 1870's
Replies: 2
Views: 1817

Football in Edinburgh, 1870's

In the first Dunfermline FC match, 1876, the local paper has two Hearts players by the name of Donaghue. Is this right or were they called Donnachie? The report had J. Donaghue as goalkeeper and no mention of J. Reid, the usual keeper. Would any Hearts historian know if this is correct? Also, does a...
by Gordon Baird
Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Attendance figures
Replies: 26
Views: 12821

It looks like it!! The programme for the next match has a report on the Albion match which gives the attendance as 4,023. I'll have words with the editor!
by Gordon Baird
Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Attendance figures
Replies: 26
Views: 12821

The crowd for the Dunfermline v Stirling Albion match on December 29th is given in subsequent programmes as 4,020.
by Gordon Baird
Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Pitch unplayable - other examples?
Replies: 2
Views: 2383

The week after Meadowbank played Alloa at Firs Park (April 14 1979) they played Dunfermline at Bayview. Both matches had to be moved because the pitch needed to be lowered by 2-3 inches to comply with International Athletics Board regulations concerning field events! The work had to be completed bef...
by Gordon Baird
Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Dundee United - 13 players
Replies: 8
Views: 3491

I know it wasn't a title-winning side but in gaining promotion in 1933/34 Dunfermline fielded only fourteen players (although I am missing the team for one fixture). Does anyone know if any other club has gone through an entire league season using fewer players? If they played in the 'missing match'...
by Gordon Baird
Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: East of Scotland League - final tables
Replies: 9
Views: 4440

The Dunfermline Press of May 3rd 1958 reports that, having defeated Spartans 5-2 the previous weekend, Dunfermline Athletic 'A' had won the E of S League. It was mentioned several more times over the next few weeks - why is it now regarded as unfinished? Also, Dunfermline's reserves took part in the...
by Gordon Baird
Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:06 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Worlds oldest fitba trophies still played for?
Replies: 15
Views: 6271

The Fife Cup was first played for in 1882/83. Believe it's still the same trophy, made by J. Cameron & Son of Kilmarnock.