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by Gorgiewave
Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Longest period with the same teams in the League
Replies: 5
Views: 2177

Longest period with the same teams in the League

I don't have any Rothmans Football Yearbooks with me (which is diffcult to bear) so I wonder if anybody knows off the top of their head the longest period that there have been the same teams in the Scottish Football League and successor / breakaway leagues, i.e., no teams entering or leaving, mergin...
by Gorgiewave
Fri May 09, 2014 12:40 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Lowland League
Replies: 41
Views: 13980

Re: Lowland League

What about, in the League Cup, each league is split into two groups, drawn at random? The eight winners will be the eight quarter-finalists.

Only two Premiership teams would give Championship teams a decent chance.
by Gorgiewave
Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: The Greatest
Replies: 56
Views: 22342

Re: The Greatest

Saw a post on facebook, unsubstantiated I must add, that out of the five previous Man Utd managers (Moyes, Ferguson, Atkinson, Sexton & Docherty), Moyes record of 18 wins from his first 31 matches in charge is the best of them all! So much for shareholder patience in this day and age! A useful comp...
by Gorgiewave
Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: The Greatest
Replies: 56
Views: 22342

Re: The Greatest

It seems ridiculous to me. I liked Drymen when I walked the West Highland Way. I don't understand your reference here. Though I recall Billy Connolly once saying it was the home of teetotallers as it was full of dry men. I thought he had grown up in Drymen but the only reference I can find online i...
by Gorgiewave
Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: The Greatest
Replies: 56
Views: 22342

Re: The Greatest

We have our answer:

http://www.theguardian.com/football/201 ... ter-united

It seems ridiculous to me. I liked Drymen when I walked the West Highland Way.
by Gorgiewave
Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Kilmarnock 5 Admira Wien 0, 7th April 1954
Replies: 63
Views: 39859

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

An awful lot of SFAQs on this site are Kilmarnock-related.

Fishy.
by Gorgiewave
Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: the new Scotland strip
Replies: 15
Views: 8411

Re: the new Scotland strip

I don't mind it. I don't see the fuss.
by Gorgiewave
Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Record derby attendances
Replies: 25
Views: 7470

Re: Record derby attendances

Anent what is or isn't a Derby Game: I was speaking to a former Grade One referee from these airts and he said: " When it comes to Derby Games - you've got the Old Firm one and you've got Auchinleck Talbot v Cumnock". Nothing else - Hearts v Hibs, St Mirren v Morton, Ayr United v Kilmarnock, whatev...
by Gorgiewave
Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Shortest no of games to 100 goals
Replies: 5
Views: 2908

Re: Shortest no of games to 100 goals

Let this be a lesson to the EPL's boosters.
by Gorgiewave
Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Record derby attendances
Replies: 25
Views: 7470

Record derby attendances

I wonder if anybody knows the record attendance at each derby in Scotland. Those between Rangers and Celtic and Hearts and Hibs will be well known to many here. Was 25,057 for Kilmarnock v Ayr United a record for that fixture? I was trying to think of derbies of a similar "size" to Kilmarnock-Ayr Un...
by Gorgiewave
Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Lowest attendances v Old Firm
Replies: 16
Views: 5418

Re: Lowest attendances v Old Firm

I saw Kilmarnock's attendance v Celtic today - 6,501 - and thought it must be a mistake. I know it was on TV at, for some, an inconvenient time, soon before Christmas during a recession, but that is still alarmingly low. Assuming Celtic sold out one end, that's about 4,400 I seem to remember from S...
by Gorgiewave
Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Travelling support in the post-war years
Replies: 5
Views: 1669

Re: Travelling support in the post-war years

Is there a plausible estimate for record travelling supports? I imagine it's a minefield - do neutrals count, difficult to distinguish if the two supports mingled and non-ticket games - but, even so, what might be a reasonable estimate? The Hibs-Celtic match mentioned above (att. c. 48,000 IIRC), Hi...
by Gorgiewave
Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: St Johnstone v Dundee United 27/8/1975
Replies: 3
Views: 1532

Re: St Johnstone v Dundee United 27/8/1975

According to Rothman's, St. Johnstone's line-up was Robertson; Smith G., Smith A., Ritchie, MacDonald, Roberts, Hotson (Muir), Henderson, Thomson, McGregor, Lambie. Smith G. scored with a penalty. Attendance 1,800. 1-2, Narey and Hall for Dundee United. No referee given, sorry. St. Johnstone also pl...
by Gorgiewave
Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Bare-faced lies
Replies: 7
Views: 5579

Bare-faced lies

Now, I know that football is just another "product", that lying is alright if it serves your pointless ends, etc., but http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/25376933 46,058 at the Celtic-Hearts match today? That looked at least 15,000 too optimistic to me. Maybe 20,000. How can any team or league expe...
by Gorgiewave
Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: The Bobby Walker Suite at Tynecastle
Replies: 2
Views: 2642

Re: The Bobby Walker Suite at Tynecastle

Partick Thistle wrote:Great to see the 19th century boys are starting to get some recognition. I often think they are out of sight and out of mind in these considerations.

Who is the Bobby Walker look-a-like?
Jason Holt.

Tommy Walker and current Hearts player Jamie Walker look noticeably alike.