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by problemchild
Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Picture Post
Replies: 5
Views: 2876

I know it's probably obvious to everyone else, but what English football ground was it?
by problemchild
Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Gretna - The Cuckoos In The Nest?
Replies: 11
Views: 4565

Re: Gretna - The Cuckoos In The Nest?

This salutary tale surely tells us that a football club, and all that that implies, can't be 'invented' and parachuted-in. Regardless of your viewpoint on Gretna, I don't think you can describe them as being invented or having parachuted in. They went through the required process, started at the bo...
by problemchild
Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Celtic 178 Barcelona 500
Replies: 17
Views: 13094

Re: Celtic 178 Barcelona 500

[quote="scottish"]That's as many home-grown players as the OF can boast COMBINED.

Rangers have McGregor, Adam, Ferguson and Burke. Celtic have McManus, Kennedy, McGeady and O'Dea.
quote]

You forgot to mention Pressley, Robson & Mark Brown :twisted:
by problemchild
Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: WORST & BEST BUYS
Replies: 14
Views: 9776

Hibs worst signing IMO was Useless on a Cruise. Curiously we bought out his loan, and then his playing rights not too dissimilar to yon gadgie that was at West Ham. On the upside Bobby, he did score twice against Hearts and we made a tidy profit on him too. On the downside, his shirt was initialled...
by problemchild
Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Robertson Cup
Replies: 6
Views: 3489

Coming from Melrose, the last paragraph caught my eye. Surprised to see the rugby authorities referring to themselves as the Scottish Football Union as late as 1908 (although obviously a keen-ness to keep those Border oiks in place in favour of city types is a constant).
by problemchild
Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scotlands first match in Wales 1877
Replies: 5
Views: 5144

Thought that's what it meant, thanks.
by problemchild
Sun Apr 29, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scotlands first match in Wales 1877
Replies: 5
Views: 5144

Petition signed and posted. A wee querie, is the Racecourse Ground the oldest surviving ground with international football still played on it, as the West of Scotland cricket ground is still in place, or have I got the wrong cricket ground?
by problemchild
Sun Mar 18, 2007 12:42 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: NO DRAWS
Replies: 5
Views: 3385

Why not 2 points for a score draw?
by problemchild
Mon Dec 18, 2006 2:30 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: French Qualification
Replies: 2
Views: 2294

French Qualification

I read pretty spurious claim a wee while back, that a Scot born before 1906 could automatically claim dual nationality with France. Does anyone know if there's any truth to this (as my Gran was born in 1905 and not even Berti called me up, I thought I could let Raymond Domenech know of my availabili...
by problemchild
Mon Aug 28, 2006 10:21 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: London overtakes Glasgow
Replies: 12
Views: 7218

I can't compete with that kind of knowledge! Either way, I'm sure if there was a sequel to "Miracle..." the kid would be happy as his team would be about to enter the European Cup, presumably as champions of Germany.
by problemchild
Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:05 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: London overtakes Glasgow
Replies: 12
Views: 7218

The recent German movie The Miracle of Bern about the West German team that won the 1954 World Cup starts with the main character (a ten year old boy) bemoaning the fact that year that his team would never win the Bundesliga. His team? Rott Weiss Essen.
by problemchild
Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:55 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: London overtakes Glasgow
Replies: 12
Views: 7218

With the GAA relenting on the use of Croke Park for 6 nations games next year, perhaps it won't be too long before Dublin joins Glasgow on four then.
by problemchild
Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:30 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: London overtakes Glasgow
Replies: 12
Views: 7218

Yeah, I was thinking there would be smaller countries/cities (Moscow notwithstanding) that produce more league winners in general (are there not three Athens teams?). Glasgow is a bit of a quirk though, given that two of the grounds didn't feature the home team, same with Wembley. Out of curiosity, ...
by problemchild
Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:35 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: London overtakes Glasgow
Replies: 12
Views: 7218

London overtakes Glasgow

With Arsenal's first Champions League game this season, the Emirates stadium will become London's 5th ground to host a European Cup/Champion's League tie. This puts it one in front of Glasgow (Djurgaarden v Hibs 1955, Firhill) and now with Hearts using Murrayfield, Edinburgh has a reasonable 3 stadi...
by problemchild
Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:16 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: 14 Famous Presonalities of Scottish Sport - 1938 Perspective
Replies: 14
Views: 9597

Sorry to go all rugby on you, but I would have Jim Telfer over Iain McGeechan. Has achieved as much as a player and coach, all the while doing it within the parameters of the Scottish game.