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by Snuff
Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Making Scottish Football Better
Replies: 20
Views: 16169

Re: Making Scottish Football Better

Rugby nationality qualification is three-years (that is assuming no grand-parent with the relevant qualification. Skyline Drifter wrote: Would your proposal make all that much difference to the numbers domestically? Even Celtic have a fair compliment of Scots in their first team (Gordon, Brown, Gri...
by Snuff
Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Making Scottish Football Better
Replies: 20
Views: 16169

Making Scottish Football Better

The last week or more has been "funny peculiar" when it comes to Scottish football in the mainstream media. With neither Celtic, the Rangers Tribute Act or Scotland in action, the Scottish Football Writers Association's big guns - the Intelligence Corps of the Tartan Army - have had to put a wee bi...
by Snuff
Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Bertie Black
Replies: 3
Views: 2755

Re: Bertie Black

Bertie truly was a very nice guy. I used to deliver his Sunday papers and he and Andy Kerr were the reasons I started following Kilmarnock. His was one of the first obituaries I ever wrote, his early death stunned everyone locally, where he was very popular, as the proprietor of a sports shop. He w...
by Snuff
Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Sad Week In Ayrshire
Replies: 1
Views: 3190

Sad Week In Ayrshire

These are sad times for both of Ayrshire's senior clubs.

Legendary Ayr United centre forward Peter Price, the only player to score more than 200 goals for the Honest Men has died; as has Matt Watson, the wonderful left-back in the great Kilmarnock team which won the League in 1965.
by Snuff
Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Kilmarnock 5 Admira Wien 0, 7th April 1954
Replies: 63
Views: 42319

Re: Kilmarnock 5 Admira Wien 0, 7th April 1954

I cannot now remember any great detail about the article, but, in one of the old "Scottish Football Books" which the great Hughie Taylor edited during the 1950s and 1960s, there was an article about the Third Lanark tour of South America in 1923. As far as I can recall, it didn't go into enough det...
by Snuff
Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Hall of Fame
Replies: 13
Views: 11090

Re: Hall of Fame

Scottish FA asked: Happy now? In two words: not exactly. I welcome the recognition given to the girls, as outlined, but, while the SFA did do this, and good on them, it might well be that some of the guys in the mainstream media are unreconstructed dinosaurs. I know at least one Sports Editor, who ...
by Snuff
Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Hall of Fame
Replies: 13
Views: 11090

Re: Hall of Fame

Much as I hate to disagree with my old mate Skyline Drifter, but, I have to. We can argue all we want about comparative standards of women's and men's football. But, facts are chiels that wanna ding: It is fact - the Scottish Men's and Women's teams are both under the management of the SFA both pla...
by Snuff
Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Hall of Fame
Replies: 13
Views: 11090

Re: Hall of Fame

Ibb - Since men and women cannot play in the same match, your argument about standards is spurious. The Scottish Women's team plays in exactly the same competitions - for their gender - as does the Scottish Men's team. Of course, the Men's game is of a higher standard, I would expect, if the Scotti...
by Snuff
Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:47 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Hall of Fame
Replies: 13
Views: 11090

Re: Hall of Fame

A wee bit off-topic here, but, while ah kent whit he meant, Shawfield Boy sparked off another bee in my bonnet by referring to the Scottish Football Hall of Fame as "the SFA Hall of Fame". The SFA Hall of Fame is an entirely different animal. Entry to the SFAHOF is restricted to those (male) player...
by Snuff
Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Hall of Fame
Replies: 13
Views: 11090

Re: Hall of Fame

I was going to raise this one myself. Nothing against the five new inductees, but, we are more than a decade into the Hall of Fame, and I still see one or two glaring omissions - particularly among some of the older former internationalists. I understand the "selection committee" includes several "d...
by Snuff
Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Birth of professionalism
Replies: 10
Views: 4424

Re: Birth of professionalism

Reading Andy's original post on this topic got me thinking. Perhaps the Darwen approach was a 19th century version of the manner in which David Murray at MIM and the other Scottish basketball clubs were able to bring in North American players in the late 1970s and 1980s. These imports could not be ...
by Snuff
Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: International
Topic: Scotland v Belgium Feb 1979 Postponed
Replies: 3
Views: 16047

Re: Scotland v Belgium Feb 1979 Postponed

The game was called-off because the Hampden pitch was unplayable, being frost-bound. The decision to postpone the game was taken on Monday, 5 February, the (Glasgow) Herald archive on the google news archive: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19790206&printsec=frontpage&hl=en ...
by Snuff
Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Junior upsets
Replies: 0
Views: 3617

Junior upsets

The blessed "Scottish" has been quiet since he handed over the moderator's position on here, but, I trust he was able to raise a glass or two last night, as Troon beat the Buffs on penalties to reach the Ardagh Glass League Cup final - where they will be underdogs against Hurlford, who thrashed May...
by Snuff
Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:30 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists
Replies: 116
Views: 207998

Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

Leatherstocking wrote: Yes indeed: remember, Billie Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge. Yee Haw Forrest; I knew you Hampden chaps were "Soo-siders", I never had you down as good ol' Southern redneck boys. I always see the run-of-the-mill "Spider" (if there is such a thing) as a "Camp...
by Snuff
Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Football in Dumfries
Replies: 8
Views: 7681

Re: Football in Dumfries

Skyline Drifter wrote: Long time no see. No assignments in Dumfries these days or just coming and going through the media entry without saying hello? Not at all, when I retired from full-time journalism, I was invited to swap to covering rugby and have been doing this for the past three seasons, an...