Sat31March1928 wrote: Patchy for lesser internationals and league international games. S Cup finals are patchy too e.g. 1955 final has full report on 1st match and a 'sentence' on the replay.
scottish wrote:Sat31March1928 wrote: Patchy for lesser internationals and league international games. S Cup finals are patchy too e.g. 1955 final has full report on 1st match and a 'sentence' on the replay.
You'll find it much the same even after going past 1955. The Hearts- Killie title decider in 1965 is allocated less space than not just the Scottish Cup Final but the English Amateur Cup Final the same day.
I've also more prominence given to the annual Oxford-Cambridge match and the Old Boys Cup Final than some midweek representative games. Which is actually not that surprising given the demographic of the Times readership in those days.
Another problem is that often its the first edition which has been preserved for the paper's own library and they were published too early to carry reports of games outside London.
The Times collection isn't the first place I'd go to in an actual library but given the dearth of digital resources it's a useful addition if you know where to look.
Life would be a lot easier if the Sunday Mail, Sunday Post, Daily Record and Scottish Referee were available online. Or, best of all, the SFA's own cuttings books.
nightfire wrote:I presume you can only access from the Educational establishment or is it a case of registering from there but you are then able access from home
scottish wrote:Athens>Name of Institution>Available Resources>Gale>British Library 19th century collection>Glasgow Herald
There are a number of magazines available as well but all the 'sporting' ones tend to be of the hunting, shooting and fishing variety rather than hacking, scoring and fouling.
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