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by LEATHERSTOCKING
Thu Apr 27, 2006 7:30 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: CLUB COLOURS
Replies: 9
Views: 9177

Apparently in the early 50s, Queen`s players wore white gloves in especially cold weather which Bob Crampsey said made them look as if they were off to a dinner dance.
by LEATHERSTOCKING
Tue Apr 25, 2006 3:57 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: CLUB COLOURS
Replies: 9
Views: 9177

What is it about soccer stars who have to wear polo shirts with long sleeves under their jerseys & cycling shorts under their knickers & gloves for their chilblained fingers ? Are they really puir wee cowering timorous beasties ? Why don`t the clubs get overcoats & natty titfers for them in club col...
by LEATHERSTOCKING
Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:27 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: More Gretna in perspective
Replies: 2
Views: 2131

The present Cup rounds numbering system was introduced in 1970-71 season not 1963-64 David. Gretna have reached the Final after playing only 14 games, the fewest since Celtic`s 7 in 1888-89. Gretna is the smallest town (hamlet?) to have a Final representative since Renton in 1895. There`s some contr...
by LEATHERSTOCKING
Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:05 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scotsman 20th September 1873
Replies: 6
Views: 4500

Are you sure this a game between two separate clubs & not one between Rangers players only ? It`s reputed that the "gallant lads" who formed the FGR used The Argyle & The Clyde as names for their informal kick abouts in their early days.
by LEATHERSTOCKING
Sun Apr 23, 2006 7:59 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: CLUB COLOURS
Replies: 9
Views: 9177

Aw, naw ! Gie`s a brek. What IS it about kit manufacturers & yellow ? Yellow with blue shorts. Pure boggin` Morton had a luminous lemon strip in the 60s. Arsenal had a change strip in the 50s of yellow with white sleeves & every tom, dick & harry wears yellow. Now, black & white 1" hoops = classic. ...
by LEATHERSTOCKING
Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:39 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: CLUB COLOURS
Replies: 9
Views: 9177

CLUB COLOURS

Now that clubs have to sell as many jerseys as they can, most now turn out @ away games in pretty god awful ensembles. Sorry David, but Killie`s "away" gear is dreadful - peely-wally is the word which springs to mind. Mind you, I`m thankful that Queen`s "IRN-BRU" electric blue & orange kit (actually...
by LEATHERSTOCKING
Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:30 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: The Scottish Cup Final. Is this true?
Replies: 9
Views: 5046

Sorry guys, my "friendlies" records are VERY sketchy but I`d be very surprised if the 1874 Cup Final was the 1st meeting of Queen`s & Clydesdale. Clydesdale Cricket Club had been formed I believe in the 1840s as Wallacegrove CC and were playing on Titwood Park when Queen`s formed in 1867. The flanne...
by LEATHERSTOCKING
Mon Apr 03, 2006 3:09 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Gretna again
Replies: 7
Views: 5102

Hearty congratulations to Gretna: I wish there were more like them. However, I`d say their feat of reaching the Final isn`t as good as Queen`s Park`s of 1900. Gretna are on the "up" a quite @ 1st Division standard if not lower reaches of the selfpreservationleague whereas Queen`s were definitely not...
by LEATHERSTOCKING
Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:09 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Thornliebank / Clydesdale
Replies: 10
Views: 5754

Between leaving 1st Hampden & the opening of 2nd Hampden in 1883-84, Queen`s Park played on Clydesdale`s Titwood Park on the site now occupied by tennis courts.
by LEATHERSTOCKING
Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:10 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Tonight, they made every Scot walk tall.
Replies: 2
Views: 4446

Dancing in the streets of Queen`s tonight. If Stark can take his side abroad & win then le Guen isn`t a shoe in.
by LEATHERSTOCKING
Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:09 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: CLUB NAMES
Replies: 28
Views: 13182

CLUB NAMES

Does anyone know precisely when Hamilton Academicals dropped the "s" from their name? Alloa seem to have started as an amalgamation of Clackmannan County & Alloa Association. When was "Athletic" added? Also most 19thC match reports refer to the "Hibernians" but I`m never sure whether the club was ac...
by LEATHERSTOCKING
Wed Mar 01, 2006 1:51 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Hibs/Hearts Murrayfield debate
Replies: 14
Views: 10237

I too was @ the 1970 semi @ Muirton. Several of my mates @ the Art School were Killie fans & we all piled into an old VW van - 60 miles - frightening ! It was the 1st time I`d ever seen skinheads - frightening (again). I was a big fearty in those days - easily frightened. Evereyone expected Killie t...
by LEATHERSTOCKING
Sat Feb 25, 2006 10:45 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Reserve League Champs
Replies: 3
Views: 3134

Rangers, Hearts & Aberdeen all finished with 49pts & the Famous Glasgow Rangers won on goal average with Hearts runners up.
by LEATHERSTOCKING
Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:32 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: all time topscorers in Scottish Cups
Replies: 11
Views: 5709

David, you`re dead right re the chances of anyone breaking the Scottish or League Cup goalscoring records and the 19thC players of the mighty Queen`s Park suffer from their club`s successes then because, as you mention, the scorers in many games simply went unrecorded as the goals tallies mounted an...
by LEATHERSTOCKING
Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:52 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: all time topscorers in Scottish Cups
Replies: 11
Views: 5709

SCOTTISH CUP & LEAGUE CUP GOALS

Joey Harper scored 74 League Cup goals - 7 for Morton, 51 for aberdeen & 16 for Hibs.