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by MadMac
Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Commonwealth Games
Replies: 34
Views: 19832

Re: Commonwealth Games

Up next: Morton's starting 11 at Hamilton on the last day of the season will give a rousing rendition of "The Cry Was No Defender". They will be ably backed by the cast of numerous Bollywood films who will chorus "We'll Guard Old Delhi's Walls". Over at Parkhead, the re-formed surviving members of t...
by MadMac
Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:56 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scottish club record for consecutive appearances?
Replies: 28
Views: 11095

Re: Scottish club record for consecutive appearances?

Re Ally Shewan - 272 league games in five years? Surely some mistake. That's over 50 games in the League alone each year!
by MadMac
Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: International
Topic: Suarez
Replies: 39
Views: 24912

Re: Suarez

I was wondering about the four months - what constitutes "all footballing activity"? Has anything worded like this ever been handed out before? Has FIFA clearly defined what this means? Example: suppose Liverpool say "We're done with you, pick up your cards" (or whatever the modern equivalent is). I...
by MadMac
Mon May 19, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: St Johnstone's Win
Replies: 15
Views: 5888

Re: St Johnstone's Win

scottish wrote:Fairs Cup/UEFA Cup/Europa League

1969 Newcastle United 3 Ujpest Dosza 2 (Agg)
I thought that was 6-2, Sir? Just going from memory....
by MadMac
Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:17 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Games on consecutive days
Replies: 20
Views: 8978

Re: Games on consecutive days

ScottishFA wrote:Yes, but who could forget the epic Brechin v Motherwell clash earlier the same season? Feb 11, Brechin 1 Motherwell 1 (aet); Feb 12 Motherwell 2 Brechin 0 at Tannadice, second replay.
Me, apparently.. I had it in my head that these games took place two nights apart.
by MadMac
Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:20 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Games on consecutive days
Replies: 20
Views: 8978

Re: Games on consecutive days

There were times in the 1990s when certainly the Fife Cup and the East of Scotland 'City' Cup were played over a single weekend in late July... on those occasions clubs like Cowdenbeath, Dunfermline, East Fife, Raith and Berwick, Meadowbank/Livingston would have played 2 games in 2 days. Very good ...
by MadMac
Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:04 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Games on consecutive days
Replies: 20
Views: 8978

Games on consecutive days

Last week, I noticed that Concord Rangers of the Conference South in Englandshire played on two consecutive nights, presumably so that their final fixture was on Saturday. While this sort of thing was common many years ago, I can't think of an instance in senior Scottish football in my lifetime (195...
by MadMac
Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:10 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Tuesday Night's Crowd At Ibrox
Replies: 0
Views: 2075

Tuesday Night's Crowd At Ibrox

Anyone know the actual number? 50/50 draw was apparently cancelled, and some pictures going around of a rather sparse turnout.
by MadMac
Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Rangers and Celtic both playing in Glasgow at the same time
Replies: 4
Views: 2065

Re: Rangers and Celtic both playing in Glasgow at the same t

Well, the most famous one in relatively recent times was the night of the two European semi-finals back in 1972. There may have been occasions since. Our host and I had some "discussion" re this over on Twitter earlier in the week, and it struck me as odd that the City of Glasgow Police (as it was t...
by MadMac
Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:19 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Old football grounds
Replies: 10
Views: 5546

Re: Old football grounds

Don't know about Arsenal but 1970 for certain. The fact that it went to the first replay since 1912 meant that the Old Trafford match could be shown live in Scotland - a real rarity that that time, not just live football, but the actual FA Cup Final. Quite. I remember an old standing joke from one ...
by MadMac
Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:16 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Record derby attendances
Replies: 25
Views: 7307

Re: Record derby attendances

I'll bow to your personal experience re Middlesbrough, Sir - I had certainly read a while back that the Leeds game tended to be viewed as the 'derby' in some quarters. Re Millwall - they're about the only London side with any significant support still living in their traditional heartland. Just anot...
by MadMac
Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:57 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Record derby attendances
Replies: 25
Views: 7307

Re: Record derby attendances

Middlesbrough regard both Sunderland and Newcastle as local rivals with a greater intensity focused on the former but the Wearside and Tyneside teams look to each other with scarcely a glance at the team on the Tees. Millwall think West Ham are their rivals despite the paucity of meetings in the pa...
by MadMac
Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:37 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Old football grounds
Replies: 10
Views: 5546

Re: Old football grounds

Couple of observations:

Arsenal with red sleeves? I thought they'd always been white.

"Horse of the Year" FA Cup final - I thought that was 1969 (Manchester City v Leicester City).
by MadMac
Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:12 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Record derby attendances
Replies: 25
Views: 7307

Re: Record derby attendances

I'd be more inclined to look at Motherwell-Airdrie. That's still, to this day, viewed as 'our' derby, even though it's three times the distance and we've played Accies more times in the past 40 years or so. It probably stems from both clubs generally being in the same division historically, although...
by MadMac
Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:47 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Lies, damned lies and Old Firm statistics
Replies: 7
Views: 3881

Re: Lies, damned lies and Old Firm statistics

The reason is that fans have to pay to get into cup ties. Indeed, and I touched on this on the forum a few years back. I can only speak for Motherwell, but it used to be the case less than 20 years ago that a season ticket gave admission to all domestic games irrespective of competition plus reserv...