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by Snuff
Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:24 am
Forum: International
Topic: Olympic Games
Replies: 3
Views: 16109

Olympic Games

I SEE the Olympic Games football tournament has again reared its ugly head, after we were assured, entering Team GB in London would be a one-off. I always suspected, once the FA blazers were exposed to the excesses of the IOC's four-yearly beanfeast, they would want to enjoy further exposure, and, ...
by Snuff
Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: 1928 Scottish Schoolboys
Replies: 14
Views: 30297

Re: 1928 Scottish Schoolboys

David. Scotland Schoolboy internationals were at Under-14 level in 1928. Therefore, the M MacDonald in the team was definitely Malky. Under-15 internationals were not introduced until after World War II. The last full round of Home Internationals at Under-14 were played in 1948. The 1949 games were...
by Snuff
Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Dave MacKay RIP
Replies: 8
Views: 6520

Re: Dave MacKay RIP

bluedragon wrote: In 1953 Scotland had played their first Junior international of the season and had a good win against Ireland. The view was that the team should be selected en bloc for the next game against Wales at Easter Road on 7 March 1953. However, the left half, Jacky Stewart (Shettleston) ...
by Snuff
Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: 1928 Scottish Schoolboys
Replies: 14
Views: 30297

Re: 1928 Scottish Schoolboys

Scottish wrote: I'll wager that M. McDonald is Malky, later of Celtic and manager of Kilmarnock, Brentford and Killie again. That thought did cross my mind David. However, schoolboy caps who went on to have significant senior careers, such as Jack Harkness, George Young, Billy Steele and Kenny Dalg...
by Snuff
Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: 1928 Scottish Schoolboys
Replies: 14
Views: 30297

Re: 1928 Scottish Schoolboys

According to my copy of the Scottish School FA's book: Schoolboy International Who's Who 1911-1997 The 1928 match against England was played at Leicester, and England won 5-0. The book only lists ten Scotland players from that game, in alphabetical order, but not in positional order; these boys are...
by Snuff
Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: International
Topic: mystery photo
Replies: 12
Views: 28699

Re: mystery photo

From what I remember of my schoolboy French: "Pneus" is French for tyres. Also, there appears to be a set of rugby posts in the background, on the left of the picture as we look at it. Given rugby has only recently made any impression in Portugal - I would say it is a French team. The small player,...
by Snuff
Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scottish football from abroad
Replies: 10
Views: 11911

Re: Scottish football from abroad

Scottish wrote: Auchinleck & Cumnock. I’m sure ‘Snuff’ will be along to tell you that the OF are the senior equivalent of this, not the other way round! Oh, and they’re not amateurs. Their players will be better paid than most League Two teams and some League One as well. Thanks David - you saved m...
by Snuff
Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Chatham Cup (Glasgow)
Replies: 6
Views: 2701

Re: Chatham Cup (Glasgow)

Scottish wrote:
I don't know about the Chatham Cup in Glasgow but I've heard many appalling variations of the Chatham Up - I'll get me coat.


David - posting inane comments on here early in the morning is one of the first signs of advancing senility. Welcome to the club.
by Snuff
Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Finger On The Pulse
Replies: 6
Views: 5241

Re: Finger On The Pulse

The Herald group is currently having some staffing problems - basically, at times they barely have enough bodies on duty to put-out the paper. The management are cutting costs all over the place, and it is starting to show. I would suspect, somebody, probably over-worked and stressed, hit the wrong...
by Snuff
Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Glenafton players first names
Replies: 4
Views: 1940

Re: Glenafton players first names

Where is this Watson, the goalkeeper, coming from? The Glen goalkeeper in the 1963 final was Roger Niven - I owe him a lot. When he was at Cumnock Academy, he couldn't play for the Under-18 football team, because the pe teacher insisted he played rugby. The Under-15 and Under-14 goalkeepers both ha...
by Snuff
Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: International
Topic: Jackie Sewell
Replies: 6
Views: 19236

Re: Jackie Sewell

Sewell's Wikipedia entry includes a link to a Nottingham Post articel, an interview with Sewell himslef, which goes into some detail about his spell in Africa. He definitely mentions playing and captaining Zambia, and, I doubt if the Nottingham Post would have mentioned it, had it not happened. I k...
by Snuff
Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: International
Topic: Germany 7 Brazil 1
Replies: 43
Views: 63777

Re: Germany 7 Brazil 1

Scottish wrote:
Winter training camp in La Manga, eh? Life's a bitch.


Come on David, surely Willie Collum deserves some sort of recompense for all the untoward abuse he takes.
by Snuff
Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: FAMOUS FIVE
Replies: 5
Views: 5574

Re: FAMOUS FIVE

Scottish wrote: "Snuff's" far too modest to mention it but he's written a great article in today's 'Scotsman' about the "Famous Five." Thanks David, glad you enjoyed it: I had great fun researching and writing it; some of the stuff I dug up amazed me. I particularly enjoyed finding out about that H...
by Snuff
Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:27 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Half time subs 45th or 46th minute?
Replies: 17
Views: 13831

Re: Half time subs 45th or 46th minute?

Some of the ambiguity as regards times of individual events at any given game is down to the "house style" of newspapers, or press agencies. I should say here, with so-much of today's reporting done by Press Association reporters, there are not, perhaps the diferences we say when there was more var...
by Snuff
Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Club Managers
Replies: 274
Views: 307278

Re: Club Managers

The Establishment Club will surely go down the establishment route. I would imagine Gordon Durie will step-up as caretaker, with Lee McCulloch as assistant. Of course, the way things are going there, we might find the demoted Ian Durrant suddently promoted to the top job. But, honestly, would any h...