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by ScottishFA
Thu Feb 02, 2023 9:33 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Record attendance oddities
Replies: 10
Views: 1451

Re: Record attendance oddities

Re Shire v Hibs, there was also the Scottish Cup tie at Firs Park on 27 January 1968. However, the Evening Times usefully gives the precise crowd as 3,152: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2mus-XyGPC0C&dat=19680127&printsec=frontpage&hl=en Strangely that is less than half the number that watch...
by ScottishFA
Tue Jan 31, 2023 11:48 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Record attendance oddities
Replies: 10
Views: 1451

Re: Record attendance oddities

David Ross analysed Clyde's record in some detail in his book The Roar of the Crowd, and pointed out that this figure for 1908 only appeared several years later, and it was indeed 18,000. He says the record for Shawfield was probably another Clyde v Rangers, the Scottish Cup tie on 10 February 1912,...
by ScottishFA
Fri Jan 27, 2023 10:19 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Player enquiry
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Re: Player enquiry

John Christie played for Rangers on a fairly regular basis 1879 to 1882 then went to Bolton.

I can't see any contemporary evidence for 'John' but he is named on several Rangers websites.
by ScottishFA
Thu Jan 19, 2023 7:47 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Crowd query
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Crowd query

2,500 according to the Press and Journal. No crowd mentioned in the Glasgow Herald or Evening Times.
by ScottishFA
Sat Jan 07, 2023 5:19 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Schoolboy Internationals in 1950
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Schoolboy Internationals in 1950

He is listed in the book as T Grassie, and he only played the one match against England at U15.
by ScottishFA
Fri Jan 06, 2023 10:08 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Pelé and the Scots
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: Pelé and the Scots

Re Tommy Gibb in Hong Kong, he played in every match of the tour according to Frank Clark's article in the Newcastle Journal, 5 June 1972.

And if you can get access to ProQuest (usually via a university) they have the South China Morning Post archives.
by ScottishFA
Wed Jan 04, 2023 11:12 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Pelé and the Scots
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: Pelé and the Scots

Davie Provan (ex Rangers and Scotland) was in the Plymouth Argyle team in 1973. Hugh Reed (born Dumbarton) was an unused sub. I think they were the only two Scots in the squad.

More detail: https://www.greensonscreen.co.uk/santos72H.asp
by ScottishFA
Sun Dec 18, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Fastest Scotland international goal
Replies: 8
Views: 9163

Re: Fastest Scotland international goal

With so many more sources now available on BNA and elsewhere, I've been revisiting the fastest goals. I think this is never going to be definitive because of a lack of video evidence in most cases, and discrepancies between newspapers, but this is my take on Scotland's first minute goals, in order: ...
by ScottishFA
Tue Dec 13, 2022 8:00 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Women's Football
Replies: 15
Views: 2237

Re: Women's Football

The game in Perth was actually on 22 May 1896, at Balhousie Park. Mrs Graham's XI 2, London and District 3.

There was a previous game at Balhousie Park on 29 May 1895. Reds 1 Blues 3 - part of the extensive tour by the British Ladies Football Club.
by ScottishFA
Fri Nov 11, 2022 8:40 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scottish-born players at the World Cup
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: Scottish-born players at the World Cup

Ray Houghton and Bernie Slaven for Ireland (although the latter didn't get any game time).
by ScottishFA
Tue Nov 01, 2022 9:18 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Tom Miller
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: Tom Miller

He returned to Scotland in the summer of 1915 and played briefly as an amateur for Royal Albert in the Western League but was prevented from joining Hamilton by an SFA rule that would have required him to sign a professional form. There was also a report in August that he might play for Wishaw Thist...
by ScottishFA
Sat Oct 29, 2022 6:29 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scottish schoolboys
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: Scottish schoolboys

He's not listed in the School Schools Who's Who.
by ScottishFA
Sat Oct 08, 2022 10:20 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Peter Kippax
Replies: 6
Views: 676

Re: Peter Kippax

Not as far as I know, not listed with either club. He was briefly with Clachnacuddin in the autumn of 1945 while stationed with the RAF, but that seems to be his only Scottish connection.

For Hearts players see: https://www.londonhearts.com/scores/new ... rs.html#K
by ScottishFA
Sun Sep 11, 2022 8:28 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: A goalkeeping first?
Replies: 13
Views: 1533

Re: A goalkeeping first?

Maybe Blair Currie and Max Currie. Both have been playing in the SPFL for the last few years. Not sure if they have crossed paths on the pitch, though.
by ScottishFA
Fri Sep 02, 2022 8:46 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Floodlit Firsts
Replies: 53
Views: 37147

Re: Floodlit Firsts

There have certainly been other matches abandoned since 1995. A couple that spring to mind: Aberdeen v Motherwell in 2016 and Raith Rovers v Dunfermline just a year ago in August 2021: https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/19532254.raith-rovers-reveal-details-investigation-dunfermline-clash-abandoned/