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  1. On 21/04/2021 at 15:27, craigkillie said:

    I've got data on all national competitions since Scottish football began (including stuff like the Summer Cup, Dryborough Cup and Anglo-Scottish Cup), and this includes data on venues for most of these matches, the main exception being for certain clubs in the Victorian era. It's always possible I've missed little nuances here and there, like games being moved for a one-off reason, but hopefully there haven't been too many of those.

    It seems like the magic number here is 9 different venues, which covers a number of different fixtures:

    Clyde v Dundee

    3 x Clyde home grounds - Barrowfield, Shawfield, Broadwood
    2 x Dundee home grounds - Carolina Port, Dens Park
    2 x temporary Clyde home grounds - Firhill
    3 x neutral venues - Hampden, Ibrox, Easter Road

    Clyde hosted Dundee at Celtic Park in February 1915 too. Most of our home fixtures from the end of October were held there due to a fire damaging the stand at Shawfield. Ibrox, Firhill and Hampden were also used if Celtic had a home game.

  2. On 30/04/2020 at 14:53, Jacksgranda said:

    Aye, I googled him. Thought he might have been invited as a thank you for his service, or just tagged along as he was a great Clyde man, but I suppose flights weren't cheap back then.

    I don't think he kept too well and was unable to attend both the 1955 and 1958 Cup finals; the team bus stopped for a few seconds outside his flat in Bridgeton on the way back from Hampden with the trophy so he could see it from his window in '55, then in '58 they went one better, with Harry Haddock taking the cup into his living room so he could hold it.

  3. Maybe [mention=1592]CK[/mention] will be able to confirm but Lennon is surely the oldest ever player to make an appearance for Clyde? He must be registered as a player if he wasn't down as a trialist?
    As for the game itself, a good win against a team with a few players who have played for the Celtic first team. Every one of their players would walk straight into our starting XI tbh. They were quick, great on the ball and passed us off the park at times but they can't defend. Our first two goals came from headers that should never really have resulted in goals. The third was an o.g, outstanding work from Lamont who sprinted about 50 yards to win the ball back and get us forward. His ball for Smith (and Lennon making a run!) was poor but he was absolutely knackered and got a bit of luck with the Celtic defender sliding it in the net. 
    Lyon did a decent enough job at right back when Cuddihy went off (he didn't look pleased at all), Lamont and Love worked their socks off as usual, Howie looked a lot better too. 
    I'm missing a fair few dates of birth particularly in the 19th and early 20th century but would be shocked if we've ever fielded anyone older.

    We lined up with three centre-backs tonight, Rumsby in the middle of Howie and McNiff. Cuddihy and Allison as wing backs. McStay as a holding midfielder and Love, Wallace and Johnston all inter changing and supporting Smith. Lyon came on for Cuddihy a few minutes before the break and Lamont for Wallace at HT.

    Celtic were fit and very quick coming forward but our defending in and around the box was better then what it has been recently. They lacked a cutting edge but their build up play and passing was good. After getting the second we sat back a bit and it became a 541. They started to get more space in the wide areas as the game progressed but Allison did well for the most part aided by Love (bar an obvious push for their penalty), until they began to tire. Smith was isolated for most of the second half but put in a good shift and was unlucky not to score twice. McStay more like his old self. McGee let an early cross slip through his hands but was otherwise solid, and made a couple of really good saves near the end. Lennon then strolled through the last few minutes.

    A decent workout overall.
  4. Is this genuinely going to be first-teams this season (OF excepted: albeit U21 + 2 overagers is still pretty experienced) or in reality will it just be youths like before (U18s)? Asking for a friend.
    Rules on the Glasgow FA website for this season say there must be at least 6 recognised first team players fielded.

    Clyde rested David Mitchell, Ray Grant and David Goodwillie. Three others were injured (and I imagine they would have played if fit) and Alex Petkov played for Hearts Reserves earlier today. The rest of the squad was used tonight, with Danny Lennon listing himself as a sub too.

    Our youth teams are community teams who play in SYFA leagues as opposed to pro-youth/club academy, I assume they'll be on different registrations to SPFL so unsure if that'll have any impact on whether they are used or not. For Clyde anyway I think it'll be a fairly strong side being sent out.

    Looks like this will be back at first-team level (well, sort of) for the first time since the 1988-89 season, much to the delight of HibeeJibee I'm sure.


    Celtic and Rangers will field colt teams (under-21s with 2 overage players). Clyde, Partick Thistle and Queen's Park to play a minimum of 6 recognised first team players. Two trialists permitted too.


    Round robin home and away format with top two teams in the table contesting the final in April. Admission prices set at £5/£3.


    Tue 20th August

    Clyde 3-1 Celtic Colts (Love, Howie, Welsh OG; Henderson)


    Tue 27th August

    Rangers Colts 0-2 Partick Thistle (Mansell, Jones)


    Tue 1st October

    Partick Thistle 2-1 Queens Park (Mansell, de Vita; Thomson)


    Tue 3rd December

    Partick Thistle 9-1 Clyde (Jones, de Vita x2, Galasso x2, Austin, O'Ware, Niang, Cameron; Malcolm)


    Wed 11th December

    Queens Park 0-2 Celtic Colts (Burt, Wylie)


    Tue 17th December

    Celtic Colts 1-1 Partick Thistle (Burt; Niang)

    Clyde 1-1 Queens Park (McNeil; Moore)


    Tue 21st January

    Celtic Colts 4-1 Clyde (McGrath x2, Dembele, Connell; Johnston)

    Partick Thistle 1-2 Rangers Colts (Mansell; McPake x2)


    Tue 28th January

    Rangers Colts 3-2 Clyde (Mebude, Maxwell, Balde; Smith, McStay)

    Tue 4th February

    Rangers Colts 1-1 Celtic Colts (Dickson; Connell)

    Wed 5th February

    Queens Park 1-1 Partick Thistle (Foy; Barjonas)


    Tue 18th February

    Clyde 3-1 Partick Thistle (McNiff, Love, Smith; Cameron)


    Tue 3rd March

    Celtic Colts 3-0 Queens Park (Welsh, McGrath, Burt)


    Tue 17th March

    Rangers Colts v Queen's Park


    Tue 7th April

    Clyde v Rangers Colts



    Celtic Colts v Rangers Colts

    Partick Thistle v Celtic Colts

    Queens Park v Clyde

    Queens Park v Rangers Colts


    Final (Tue 7th/Wed 8th April)

  6. 23 hours ago, Argyle said:

    looking for information on  centre forward John Hodkinson (seen spelt as Hodgkinson) during his time with CLYDE  , believe he was signed December 1911 from Newton Stewart. Does anyone know  when  he signed , his debut , goals scored , how long he was there for etc. He moved to Canada in 1913 and was KIA during WW1. Thanks

    Signed on 30th December 1911 from Newton Stewart. John Litster's stats give him 2 appearances and no goals scored, I can only confirm one appearance, against Hibs on 17/02/1912. The only games that season I don't have lineups for are Hamilton on 1st and Celtic on 2nd January 1912 so may well have appeared in one of them. 

    Seemed to leave at the end of the 1911/12 season but no further details of who he went to next.

  7. You would need to put a tackle or challenge for the ball for that to happen [emoji23]
    Our mob can't even be bothered taking an injury [emoji23]
    Pat Boyle needed the physio on after picking up an innocuous knock yesterday, I take it he's a courageous hero in your book?

    Did Dunlop show passion for the Peterhead shirt when he made a ridiculous lunge on Goodwillie? And Goodwillie must not be playing for the Clyde shirt as he decided not to receive treatment after it?

    Can't remember the Cowdenbeath physio coming on last week, I suppose you have all their players down as cowards too.

    At Hampden I can only recall the QP physio coming on to attend to a player who had done his hamstring in, funnily enough he injured himself without putting a tackle in or challenging for the ball.
  8. If you're talking league games, 1972, if I have it right. September, October time. Just let that sink in.
    We have had six-streaks if you include cup wins. 1999 is probably the best marker for that sort of form; we beat Hamilton in the cup but they were also in the same league at the time.
    Really rare for any team in these levels to string that kind of run up. At any time. We've got a recently multi-million pound forward, three full-time players and Chris McStay with us now. These are rare times, with rare quality; not excluding in the dugout. It does add up.
    7 league wins in a row between December 2003 and February 2004.
  9. In 1998/99 Clyde had 5 different starting goalkeepers in the league. Gordon McIntyre, Dean Sexton and Robert Balfour started the first 3 games of the season and all picked up injuries. McIntyre played the 4th game then Balfour was back in for the next 2, then we signed Davie Wylie. He started all bar one of the remaining games - he (and McIntyre) got stuck in a traffic jam so centre-half Ian Spittal started a game in goals, before Wylie arrived and came on at half time.

    In 2011/12 we had 5 different starting goalkeepers but only 4 in the league. Filip Mentel was on loan from Dundee United but wasn't allowed to play in Scottish or League Cup ties. He started the first 11 league games before injuring his cruciate ligament. JC Hutchison, who started the cup games, left the club a couple of weeks before Mentel's injury, so Alan Combe was drafted in as a trialist for one game. We then signed David Crawford who started the next 12, then Nick Feely on loan from Celtic who started the final 12.

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