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by Snuff
Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Johnny Russell
Replies: 6
Views: 5244

Re: Johnny Russell

Gabe, I would suggest, given the standards of literacy shown by recent graduates into journalism and IT - the new "h" in Russell's name is probably the result of someone who cannot spell, and did not have the benefits of a classical Scottish education, being let loose with a computer keyboard. They...
by Snuff
Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Football in Dumfries
Replies: 8
Views: 7681

Re: Football in Dumfries

Football in Dumfries. At the risk of (again) offending Skyline Drifter - aye, it might catch-on.
by Snuff
Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:44 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: What's the earliest film of Scotland in action?
Replies: 9
Views: 4599

Re: What's the earliest film of Scotland in action?

Willie Miller - referee. My favourite story about my old boss and football-writing hero, the late Ian "Dan" Archer, concerns a Norwegian goal in a World Cup qualifier against Scotland during the 1990 group qualifying stages. "Couldn't possibly have been a goal", drawled Dan. "Willie Miller, Alex Mc...
by Snuff
Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists
Replies: 116
Views: 207994

Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

With the sad passing of Sammy Cox, I have once again been forced to make a change to our "First XI" of the oldest-surviving Scottish internationalists. This change has a kind of symmetry to it, one Ayrshire-born former Rangers full-back coming in for another. The new "Cap" is Eric Caldow. Sadly, Er...
by Snuff
Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Football Event at National Library of Scotland
Replies: 73
Views: 60696

Re: Football Event at National Library of Scotland

Good news we've got a definite date. Not ideal for me but, count me in for 28 November.
by Snuff
Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:46 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Football Event at National Library of Scotland
Replies: 73
Views: 60696

Re: Football Event at National Library of Scotland

I will again be reporting on Rugby in the coming season. I have games in Ayr on 7/11 and 21/11, and in Glasgow on 14/11, but at the time of writing I have nothing on 21/11. That would be best for me, followed in descending order by 14/11 then 28/11 and 7/11 (potentially the more-entertaining pre-ma...
by Snuff
Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists
Replies: 116
Views: 207994

Re: Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists

With the sad passing on Friday of Jimmy Murray of Hearts - the first Scotland player to score in the World Cup Finals, when he bagged our equaliser against Yugoslavia, in Vasteras - there is a new guy in our Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists First XI. Former Arsenal and Manchester United ...
by Snuff
Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Football Event at National Library of Scotland
Replies: 73
Views: 60696

Re: Football Event at National Library of Scotland

Count me in too, please.
by Snuff
Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Maximum Ibrox capacity
Replies: 7
Views: 6429

Re: Maximum Ibrox capacity

Ah! The Wembley press box. Having guardsmen mark time was a common test for new stands, something to do with sound waves causing a possible sway in such structures. My favourite story about the Wembley press box concerns a BBC documentary, which followed Hughie McIlvanney's week. He was at Wembley ...
by Snuff
Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:55 am
Forum: International
Topic: Women's World Cup
Replies: 0
Views: 14341

Women's World Cup

You had to feel sorry for England's women, to go out at the semi-final stage, to a 92nd minute own goal, was taking cruelty to ridiculous levels. However, maybe if the FA hadn't spat the dummy and thrown the toys out of the pram after that unawarded Frank Lampard "goal" against Germany back in 2010...
by Snuff
Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Maximum Ibrox capacity
Replies: 7
Views: 6429

Re: Maximum Ibrox capacity

Off-topic perhaps, but, I always had a laugh in the old days, before it went all-seated, at the thinking which gave the "twin towers" Wembley a capacity of 100,000 for football matches, but, only 98,000 for the annual Rugby League Challenge Cup Final - on the somewhat spurious grounds that the aver...
by Snuff
Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Queen's Park Switzerland Tour 1924
Replies: 6
Views: 2942

Re: Queen's Park Switzerland Tour 1924

Alan Brown wrote:
wondered if Queen's Park were the first Scottish side to play in Switzerland?


Probably, but, that honour surely ought to have gone to the late-lamented Rankinston Mountaineers of the South Ayrshire Junior League.
by Snuff
Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Kilmarnock Friendly Matches
Replies: 5
Views: 2863

Re: Kilmarnock Friendly Matches

I spoke to Richard Cairns last night, he tells me. Brentford game - Kilmarnock goals: Willie Harvey, Bertie Black, Frank Beattie, Gerry Mays; attendance: 5560. Kilmarnock team: Jimmy Brown, Ralph Collins, Jim Stewart, Rab Stewart, Willie Toner, Alistair Mackay, Bertie Black, Willie Harvey, Gerry Ma...
by Snuff
Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Kilmarnock Friendly Matches
Replies: 5
Views: 2863

Re: Kilmarnock Friendly Matches

Steve,

My girl friend lives just up the road from Richard Cairns, who definitely has the information you require.

I will alert him of your query and hopefully Richard can post a response.
by Snuff
Mon May 25, 2015 6:47 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: A whippet's tale
Replies: 12
Views: 8371

Re: A whippet's tale

When it comes to four-legged field invaders, I fear the mighty Auchinleck Talbot beats every other club. Many years ago, Talbot lost a hotly-contested goal at home in a Scottish Junior Cup tie. The awarding of the goal nearly sparked-off a full-scale riot, with the courageous official refusing to c...