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by Boris57
Fri May 29, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Information Sharing
Replies: 4
Views: 4279

Re: Information Sharing

I am in a similar position with ongoing research into Leith Athletic & have the majority of line-ups, etc ,albeit with gaps, from 1887 to 1954 & like you I would not want to put it online enmasse at the moment but I would also be willing to help out other club researchers with info, etc.
by Boris57
Wed May 13, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Online Sources
Replies: 172
Views: 219284

Re: Online Sources

Noticed today that the British Newspaper Archive has added more copies of the "Fife Free Press & Kirkcaldy Guardian", this time for the period 1894 to 1899. This was a weekly newspaper with wonderfully detailed match reports including line-ups for games in the Kirkcaldy area. Superb if you're resear...
by Boris57
Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scottish Alliance League 1923-24
Replies: 0
Views: 2570

Scottish Alliance League 1923-24

In connection with ongoing research into Leith Athletic FC I am trying to finalise a definitive League Table for the Scottish Alliance League for the 1923/34 season when Leith took part along with 12 other club's 'A' (reserve) sides. The League started out with 14 teams but Motherwell 'A' resigned i...
by Boris57
Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Arthur Montford
Replies: 19
Views: 13398

Re: Arthur Montford

After winning the Scotsport Annual competition in 1974 I was invited onto Scotsport in May 1974 to be given my prize - an all-paid trip for 2 to see Scotland play in the World Cup finals in West Germany. I'd only just turned 17 & Arthur was absolutely brilliant at putting a nervous laddie at ease be...
by Boris57
Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:45 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Lochgelly Utd v Inverness Clachnacuddin 24/01/1920
Replies: 11
Views: 3816

Re: Lochgelly Utd v Inverness Clachnacuddin 24/01/1920

Cheers Alan - that's 2 sold!!!
by Boris57
Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Lochgelly Utd v Inverness Clachnacuddin 24/01/1920
Replies: 11
Views: 3816

Re: Lochgelly Utd v Inverness Clachnacuddin 24/01/1920

Research coming along nicely. Just a few loose ends to tie up/verify then I do indeed hope to publish a book. As to how many people will be interested in a club that played its last game in 1954 I'm not sure but its a story that deserves to be recorded/told.
by Boris57
Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Lochgelly Utd v Inverness Clachnacuddin 24/01/1920
Replies: 11
Views: 3816

Re: Lochgelly Utd v Inverness Clachnacuddin 24/01/1920

Hi Alan I can't help out with the actual match details you require but I can maybe help by saying where they might be found. A couple of months ago I went to the Jenny Lee Centre in Lochgelly which houses the local library as part of my ongoing research into Leith Athletic. They have copies of the l...
by Boris57
Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Edinburgh Inter City Team 1938
Replies: 5
Views: 2426

Re: Edinburgh Inter City Team 1938

Hi Gordon Not the same family I'm afraid - at least as far as I'm aware. Only relative on the Whitelaw side of the family that played professionally was my uncle Bobby (Wilson) - that was in the 50's & 60's with Aberdeen, Norwich City & Accrington Stanley. Having said that, the Whitelaw's were a big...
by Boris57
Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Edinburgh Inter City Team 1938
Replies: 5
Views: 2426

Re: Edinburgh Inter City Team 1938

Bluedragon - you are the man! You've made my day sir - many thanks. I have no doubt you are spot on with saying it was a BB match. The S.Whitelaw you mentioned in the Edinburgh team was my great uncle Sammy & he was in the 59th Company of the BB's which was attached to St Andrew's church in Musselbu...
by Boris57
Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Edinburgh Inter City Team 1938
Replies: 5
Views: 2426

Edinburgh Inter City Team 1938

Come into possession of a postcard which is a team line-up from 1938. Little folder it was in describes the team as Edinburgh Inter City Team for match against Stirling on 26 March 1938. All the players look to be late teens, possibly very early 20's so I'm guessing it was possibly a juvenile repres...
by Boris57
Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: James Stott, Cambuslang, 1889
Replies: 3
Views: 3480

Re: James Stott, Cambuslang, 1889

DOB: 6 November 1870 in Darlington.

Source: "The Liverpool Encyclopedia" (deCoubertin Books)
by Boris57
Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scottish Alliance
Replies: 46
Views: 33473

Re: Scottish Alliance

Re Leith Athletic's involvement in the setting up of the proposed Scotttish Alliance. They certainly seemed to have been commited at the outset & at a meeting on 28 March 1891 the Leith Athletic honorary secretary - John Grieve - was elected to the post of Vice-President of the new Scottish Alliance...
by Boris57
Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Earliest League Substitute?
Replies: 7
Views: 3627

Re: Earliest League Substitute?

Leith's John Marshall broke his left leg in the first half after a clash with Doyle of Celtic. The replacement allowed was called Hamilton. 2 players with the surname Hamilton, both forwards, appeared in Leith line-ups that season - initials T & W. T.Hamilton appeared in more line-ups than W but I c...
by Boris57
Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Anyone recognise this trophy?
Replies: 3
Views: 1497

Re: Anyone recognise this trophy?

Any chance it might be the trophy awarded to the winners of the annual charity match played in the 40's & 50's when an Edinburgh Select would play against glamour opposition at Easter Road one year, Tynecastle the next? Think it was known as the Allinson Trophy?
by Boris57
Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Leith Athletic's Grounds
Replies: 6
Views: 2781

Re: Leith Athletic's Grounds

Ordnance Survey maps of 1896 show a "cricket ground" in Wardie bordered by Wardie Road, Rosebank Road and Afton Terrace but not stretching as far as Granton Road. That might help? I'm pretty sure the ground was in this general area but the difficulty in establishing exactly where it was located is ...