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  1. The club is deeply saddened to hear that honorary life member Hugh Blair passed away peacefully last night. Hugh had been on our committee for 65 years. His knowledge of Neilston Juniors was second to none and will be missed. Our sincerest condolences to Hugh's family and friends.
  2. It is pretty much the same squad as the one that day back in July in the Hugh Blair Trophy match. Thirteen of the fifteen registered players appearing that day are still here. Some on the Talbot committee were very complimentary about us that day. Unfortunately there is no play off but we will keep on keeping on! Still in the West of Scotland Cup, a trophy we traditionally struggle to progress in and we're about to play our 7th Junior Cup game next month thanks to no 1st round bye and two replays! Busy wee season.
  3. A Paul Stewart goal gives the Farmer’s Boys a 1-0 win at Renfrew and it is now 9 wins and a draw in the last 10 aways in all competitions for Neilston.
  4. You know what I'll vote for!
  5. Full Time Lochee United 1 Neilston 3 Paul Stewart, Mark Archdeacon, Dylan Fletcher
  6. IIRC the tracks still ran to just about the back end of Brig O'Lea into the early 1980s. I'm sure the trains used to run up there to switch tracks for the return trip to Glasgow. I'll get my anorak. Spot on Peasy23, the trains did used to come up to right behind the top goal before being switched onto the up track to return to Glasgow. I think the points were maybe moved down a bit after Neilston signal box closed and the traffic was signalled from the Cathcart Power Box.
  7. Chris Cameron & Derek Carson at Neilston. Could still do a turn!
  8. We had a game called off quite late in the season when a freak hailstone storm hit half the village. Neilston was clear from when you first enter all the way to beyond the shops in the Main Street. Then there was a white division where the far half of the village was a complete whiteout. I tweeted the game was off and folk from the other end of Neilston were messaging me with disbelief. I suppose the weather has to stop somewhere! Then there was the time in the final day of the season, we were at the Show Park, East Kilbride where torrential rain meant a fairly late postponement. After getting the appropriate permission, both teams, fans and the ref all jumped in cars etc and we all headed over to Brig O'Lea and got the game on at very, very short notice.
  9. The SJFA rules say there will only be linesmen from the 4th round onwards unless either the secretary requests them or both clubs agree to request them.
  10. Neilston manager Robert Fox "Ref! Ref! Ref! Sub!" Ref runs over "who's coming off?" Foxy "you ya c***""
  11. Here it from 1913 and 1947 when Neilston had won it.
  12. Thanks for this, no idea how it's ended up in Maryhill right enough That's what we thought too! :)
  13. The winners of the Erskine Cup would play the winners of the Maryhill Charity Cup for the McGregor Cup. After winning the 1991 Erskine Cup, we won the 1991 McGregor Cup beating Maryhill 4-3 at Tinto Park. Here we were after the 1991 and 1994 win, the last one.
  14. We are re-jigging our programme this season and going full colour glossy. The old boys who can't access the club app or facebook page still welcome it. Many of our supporters see it as a way of giving us another donation along with the Golden Goal.
  15. Have a look in the Evening Times archive Vincent. All the Saturday night football papers are here. You know you are at a Saturday date if the next day has no Evening Times (it's a Sunday!). Just pick the decade, year, month etc from the drop down menu at the top left. When on a Saturday, scroll right through to the football edition as it starts with the early Saturday edition. And hit the wee magnifying glass to make it bigger. You'll get loads like this which I found by just picking a random Saturday in August 1966. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2mus-XyGPC0C
  16. Brig O'Lea yesterday after three games in a week followed by days and days of torrential rain. Credit to the boys who do the pitch.
  17. Was it not this footage of the 1925 Junior Cup Final between Saltcoats Vics and St Anthonys. This film has footage of all three games and the McLellan brothers played in all three. https://movingimage.nls.uk/film/0577 23rd May 1925 - St Anthony's 1 Saltcoats 1 (James McLellan) Replay 30th May 1925 - St Anthony's 3 Saltcoats 3 (William McLellan 2, James McLellan) 2nd replay 6th June 1925 - St Anthony's 1 Saltcoats 2 (Barr, Brunton)
  18. It's not unlikely that the defender commits the red card offence 25 yards out, the attacking team take the quick free kick, the ball stays in play for a god bit then the offending player touches the ball in the 6 yard box. The FIFA example they showed us last night had the quickly taken free kick further out than that. The point remains that the offending player could be receiving a red card several minutes later and 30 yards nearer to goal.
  19. It will be tough. In one of our pre season friendlies the ref failed to implement two of the new rules. Will take a bit of time to maybe settle.
  20. I was saying to our manager last night I could see tempers flaring with the delayed red card one. A defender commits a red card offence in the centre circle. The other team elect to take a quick free kick which the ref will now allow to happen and will show the red card once either play breaks down or the offender becomes involved in the play. So the defender backtracks to defend and heads a clearance on his own 6 yard line. Play stops, he is sent off and the attacking team now get an indirect free kick on the 6 yard line although the original offence happened half way up the park. The handball stuff will still cause confusion with accidental handball being an offence at one end of the park if a striker scores thanks to it but it's not an offence at the other end if a defender does the exact same arm movement and strikes the ball. Still, a good wee night, enjoyed it.
  21. Two more goals from Brian Ashe gave Neilston a 2-1 win after Kelly had given Muirkirk an early lead. The boys showed great character to dig out a win in horrendous conditions and with 10 men for 68 minutes.
  22. The club is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former coach and manager of Neilston Juniors, Alex Gourlay. Alex spent many years at Brig O'Lea both as an assistant manager to Brian Stevenson and as manager in his own right. He was our assistant manager when we defeated Baillieston 5-0 in the 1998 Sectional League Cup Final at Fir Park. As manager of the team, we lost out on the first ever Super Premier League championship title on goal difference to Pollok in 2002/03. Alex also had spells as manager of both East Kilbride Thistle and Saltcoats Victoria. There will be a minute's silence observed before tomorrow's Hugh Blair Trophy match against Auchinleck Talbot at Brig O'Lea. RIP Alex.
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