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by bluedragon
Sun Aug 01, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Football Books
Topic: Tartan Throstles (Volume 1 - 1878 to 1939)
Replies: 0
Views: 30

Tartan Throstles (Volume 1 - 1878 to 1939)

The Throstle is the old name for the song thrush. It was adopted as the badge for West Bromwich Albion Football Club and became the club’s nickname. Tartan Throstles is the first volume of career profiles of every Scottish footballer who played in a first team match for the club. This volume covers ...
by bluedragon
Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scotland's badge
Replies: 0
Views: 50

Scotland's badge

In the Scotland versus England match on 18 April 1953 at Wembley the Scottish players had a new shirt badge. “ Scotland’s players come armed with a new shirt badge, which will have a yellow lion-rampant surrounded on a purple ground, the whole thing surrounded by eleven thistles. ” (Daily Mirror - S...
by bluedragon
Sat Jun 26, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: MONTGOMERY
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: MONTGOMERY

Two Montgomery goalkeepers in the early part of the 20thC, Archie with Rangers, Bury, Manchester Utd. & Albion Rovers and John(Jack, Jock?) with Motherwell, Port Glasgow, Hamilton & Abercorn. Does anyone know if they were brothers? Archie Montgomery did have a brother named John “Jack/Jock” Montgom...
by bluedragon
Fri Jun 25, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scottish Rovers
Replies: 60
Views: 62670

Re: Scottish Rovers

Sorry - I never saw this reply and many years have gone by. This is what I have on Alec Crichton. He does not feature at Rovers after the end of September 1925 and I have no idea where he went then. Did you find any other player who fits the bill or might they have been one and the same? I have fou...
by bluedragon
Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scottish Rovers
Replies: 60
Views: 62670

Re: Scottish Rovers

Sorry - I never saw this reply and many years have gone by. This is what I have on Alec Crichton. He does not feature at Rovers after the end of September 1925 and I have no idea where he went then. Did you find any other player who fits the bill or might they have been one and the same? I have fou...
by bluedragon
Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Jimmy Nicholl
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: Jimmy Nicholl

He played for Airdrieonians, Middlesbrough and Liverpool before WW1. In August 1915 he went to Wishaw Thistle. For how long did he play for them? I know he played for Hamilton in 1917. He played for Wishaw Thistle for at least part of the 1915-16 season and then the Wishaw Press (11 August 1916) re...
by bluedragon
Fri May 28, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scottish Record Transfers
Replies: 2
Views: 755

Re: Scottish Record Transfers

There was a previous post on the progression of the Scottish record transfer fee (see "The British transfer record"). Billy Steel’s transfer fee (shown there as £17,500) beat the £10,000 paid by Hibs to Clyde for Leslie Johnstone in January 1947. Jim Baxter went to Rangers from Raith Rovers for £18,...
by bluedragon
Tue May 18, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Auckland XI 0-4 Scotland XI 8 June 1967
Replies: 11
Views: 5224

Re: Auckland XI 0-4 Scotland XI 8 June 1967

LEATHERSTOCKING wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 1:54 pm
Dpo you have a referee for the Auckland/Scotland game?
The referee was R McDonald of Dunedin.
by bluedragon
Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scottish Industrial Court
Replies: 6
Views: 2424

Re: Scottish Industrial Court

In his work for the Scottish Professional Footballers Association he was described in the newspapers as "James Reilly, a Glasgow solicitor".
by bluedragon
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Sunnybank v Carnoustie Panmure
Replies: 3
Views: 1351

Re: Sunnybank v Carnoustie Panmure

Third round tie played 3rd January. If anyone has access to BNA it looks like Aberdeen Evening Express for that date has further details. Here are the other details from the Aberdeen Evening Express Result: Sunnybank 4 (1) Carnoustie Panmure 0 (0) Goalscorers: Livingstone (45m, 60m & 84m) Bruce 61m
by bluedragon
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire Junior Internationalists
Replies: 11
Views: 9311

Re: Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire Junior Internationalists

Thanks for the confirmation. We already had Mike Strachan and my original list was players for whom we did not have a forename(s) or first initial(s). Mike Strachan (Sunnybank) won 8 international caps and played in 3 other matches for Junior Scotland between 1982 and 1986. He captained the team on ...
by bluedragon
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire Junior Internationalists
Replies: 11
Views: 9311

Re: Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire Junior Internationalists

Thank you. Since I made the original post we have been able to identify " Turnbull (Sunnybank) 1981 " as Michael Charles Turnbull, the same player that you have identified. Mike Turnbull was provisionally signed by Montrose on 10 March 1981 but so far as we can see initially remained with Banks o’De...
by bluedragon
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scottish Industrial Court
Replies: 6
Views: 2424

Re: Scottish Industrial Court

I have come across this when researching the career of Johnnie Hughes who became the Players’ Union secretary in 1950. HEARING The hearing was held on 25 January 1951 in Glasgow and was before an Arbitration Court of the Ministry of Labour. The Players’ Union was represented by the immediate past se...
by bluedragon
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Youngest-ever Junior Cup winner
Replies: 0
Views: 1190

Youngest-ever Junior Cup winner

On 23 May 1962 Joe Fascione was just 17 years 107 days old when he was a member of the Kirkintilloch Rob Roy team that defeated Renfrew in a final replay to win the Junior Cup. It was widely reported that he was the youngest-ever player to receive a Junior Cup winner’s medal. Does anyone know of any...
by bluedragon
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: North Juniors Cup Final at Pittodrie
Replies: 2
Views: 1213

Re: North Juniors Cup Final at Pittodrie

I am looking for details (date and score) of the 1976-1977 McLeman Cup Final at Pittodrie. Mugiemoss won it but I cannot remember the opponents. In those days the various grades of football got to play a final at Pittodrie. 10 May 1977 MUGGIEMOSS 2 (2) Lawrence (18m) Collie (30m) ELLON UNITED 1 (0)...