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by LEATHERSTOCKING
Sat May 27, 2006 2:52 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Longest serving player in SPL
Replies: 20
Views: 10100

OK so we`ve more or less exhausted that topic so, who of the dozens of players since 1966 who`ve made only a single league appearance has the SHORTEST league career?
by LEATHERSTOCKING
Thu May 25, 2006 8:44 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: SEMI PROFESSIONAL TOURNAMENT
Replies: 3
Views: 2767

SEMI PROFESSIONAL TOURNAMENT

Anyone have the Scottish squad for this year`s tournament on England`s South Coast? All I known is it`s made up of Highland & EoS league players & we`ve already lost to the leek munchers. From which strata are the Irish & English sides drawn?
by LEATHERSTOCKING
Thu May 25, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Some Hearts errors in Richard Keir's Book The Complete...
Replies: 5
Views: 4709

Didn`t Sunderland release Martin Woods just before the U21 International vs.N.Ireland this month so he too would be "unattched"?
by LEATHERSTOCKING
Thu May 25, 2006 12:38 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Longest serving player in SPL
Replies: 20
Views: 10100

According to Jack Webster`s 1978 history of Aberdeen, Donald Colman (Cunningham was, as you say, his real name - Colman was his granny`s) was born in Renton in 1878, played for Glasgow Perthshire, Tontine Athletic, Renton, Port Glasgow Ath., Maryhill Juniors & Motherwell (1905-1907) until he joined ...
by LEATHERSTOCKING
Thu May 25, 2006 8:20 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Longest serving player in SPL
Replies: 20
Views: 10100

It is amazing that Henry Smith didn`t actually make a 1st Xl appearance until he was 25. According to the inestimable John Litster`s disk, Jackie Oakes was playing for QOS in 1938-39 season &, after playing for Huddersfield, Blackburn & Manchester City, was released by the Doonhamers on 30/4/1960 so...
by LEATHERSTOCKING
Wed May 24, 2006 9:46 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Longest serving player in SPL
Replies: 20
Views: 10100

Henry Smith was 46 years 188 days when he made his final league appearance on 14/9/2002 for the Wee Rangers vs. Starnraer @ Shielfield - `way out in front as the oldest bones in Scottish league history. Harvey & Lukic kept him out of the Leeds side & he didn`t make any appearences for in England. Hi...
by LEATHERSTOCKING
Wed May 24, 2006 7:51 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Longest serving player in SPL
Replies: 20
Views: 10100

Good stuff. Narey made his league debut vs. Falkirk @ Tannadice on 21/10/1973 & made his final appearance vs. Celtic also @ Tannadice on 2/4/1994 so his span is 20 years & 162 days. Jim Fallon`s one club career lasted "only" 18 years. So, come on Doonhamers, lets have some stats on Ball & Oakes.
by LEATHERSTOCKING
Tue May 23, 2006 10:33 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Longest serving player in SPL
Replies: 20
Views: 10100

Just to expand on this one, Ross Caven(Queen`s Park) made his league debut vs. Clydebank @ Kilbowie Park on 25/9/1982 aged 17 years & 52 days & played his 532nd & final one vs. Dumbarton @ Hampden on 15/3/2002. This is a one club career span of 19 years 171 days. Can anyone beat that? He played a to...
by LEATHERSTOCKING
Sat May 20, 2006 9:35 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Rangers men beaten by Dundee in 1951 League Cup Final
Replies: 8
Views: 8352

Moving into fantasy land - "My pal tells me Rangers once lost a game to a penalty in the last minute/Celtic had a goal disallowed for offiside. I just can`t believe it."
by LEATHERSTOCKING
Fri May 19, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: First SFA Cup
Replies: 9
Views: 5255

Callander`s only Scottish Cup game was a 0-2 defeat from Alexandria @ Alexandria`s ground on the Cumbernauld Road on 18th October 1873. The ground was later owned by Glasgow University. This was one of 3 ties played that day (Rovers vs. Eastern & Kilmarnock vs, Renton being the others), the first ev...
by LEATHERSTOCKING
Fri May 19, 2006 8:11 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Best-ever Comeback
Replies: 10
Views: 12033

Charlton Athletic came back from 1-5 @ the Valley Division Two 21st December 1957 to win 7-6. Haddicks centre half Derek Ufton went off with a dislocated shoulder after 10 minutes before there was any scoring & the 10 men (no substitutes in those days !) were 2-0 down @ half time. After 58 minutes, ...
by LEATHERSTOCKING
Fri May 19, 2006 5:29 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Rangers men beaten by Dundee in 1951 League Cup Final
Replies: 8
Views: 8352

This is like Bob Crampsey`s "Now You Know" column. Everyone knows fine the answer, they just want to wind up the opposition. Every so often you`ll get,"A mate @ work tells me Rangers once beat Celtic 8-1. I can`t believe this can be true. Please confirm & give the Rangers team & scorers." Next week,...
by LEATHERSTOCKING
Fri May 19, 2006 8:26 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scotland v England
Replies: 8
Views: 3904

That the 2 1872-73 games are accepted by the SFA & the English FA as recognised internationals by habit or tradition is not in doubt - we all accept them - but it doesn`t get away from the fact they weren`t matches played by representatives of two separate governing bodies. The factual difference be...
by LEATHERSTOCKING
Thu May 18, 2006 12:23 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scotland v England
Replies: 8
Views: 3904

Pedantically not quite right re SCOTLAND vs. ENGLAND. The 2 games played in 1872-73 season (0-0 @ Partick & 2-4 to England @ Kennington)(why in all reference books are these 2 games given different seasons?) were both played pre the formation of the SFA so shouldn`t be counted. If you count them, th...
by LEATHERSTOCKING
Wed May 17, 2006 7:47 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: 2006-07 preparations under way already
Replies: 2
Views: 2722

Wrong about the wean David: Murray Park youngsters don`t get called up to Rangers` 1st Xl