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  1. I concur with his figure of 365 - I counted slightly higher at 385.
  2. Northern Nomads played Citadel on Saturday 23 April. Highland News 23/4/1910 states Nomads were to play in the Rosebery colours and "are to be represented by several retired exponents of the game." The Northern Chronicle 27/4/1910 reported "the Citadel and Northern Nomads (a combination of old players) played a friendly game at Telford Street ground on Saturday afternoon. The game was pleasantly contested and created a good deal of laughter. Amid great cheering from their "supporters" the Nomads won by 4 goals to 3."
  3. At steps 1-3 of English non-league football, 250 seats are required. Step 4 requires 150.
  4. That would be me. I would guess that the error dates back to the creation of the 2012-13 season . i will add a note to the SoS table (it’s not possible to the table itself).
  5. This is outrageous. The SFA gives two grounds for rejecting Bonnyrigg. 1 They actually admit in writing that they changed the rules after applications had been submitted ...to keep numbers down. 2_They say they require lights in the Scottish Cup when they know that several teams ... including Bonnyrigg ... will be participating without lights next season. I hope Bonnyrigg goes to the Court of Arbitration in Sport.
  6. Well, I attended the Cumnock-Glens game today, as a neutral, and Cumnock were the better team. Glens were fortunate to pick up 3 points.
  7. Indeed. Best junior team I saw last season too.
  8. They played in the Glasgow Junior League. This report (from August 1926) of misbehaviour by Townhead supporters states they were "from Glasgow". https://www.dropbox.com/s/088izbbf81t5nxs/townhead.jpg?dl=0
  9. For those with a propensity for mountaineering, i've located the grounds of Benwhat (or more properly Benquhat) Heatherbell and Burnfoothill Primrose high up (at about 1000 feet) above the Doon Valley in Ayrshire. Benwhat, Burnfoothill and Lethanhill were ironstone mining settlements providing raw materials for the massive furnaces down in the valley at Waterside. By 1954 the settlements had been deserted with the residents moving to new housing in Dalmellington, Bellsbank and Patna. The Heatherbell and Primrose, separated by just a couple of miles were significant players in the early days of Ayrshire junior football. In 1900 they actually contested the final of the Ayrshire Junior Cup at Rugby Park. In a fiercely contested match Benwhat emerged 2-1 winners. The match report in the Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald concludes: "At the close of the game ...several of the players quarrelled, and a pugilistic display concluded the day's proceedings." Kilbirnie Ladeside were once handed a 4-2 beating at Benwhat in the Scottish Junior Cup - they claimed that the 3 mile walk up to Benwhat from Dalmellington railway station had adversely affected them! The Heatherbell and Primrose were playing in Junior football until the late 1920s - no doubt the depression hastened their exit - although the latter continued to play at the Juvenile level well into the 1930a. Hardly anything of these villages remains on the ground. At Benwhat the site of the school is recognisable and some layers of brickwork at the end of the rows is in place. Lethanhill has been overwhelmed by a plantation though the floor of the church remains and some ruins can be spotted in the woods. Burnfoothill has been completely erased by open cast mining. The war memorials of Benwhat and Lethanhill & Burnfoothill remain, however, and are well-maintained. It's hard to imagine these were once vibrant communities with schools, pubs and shops. -------------------- A map of the area - also showing the settlements of Craigmark and Burnton. https://www.dropbox.com/s/3qi8les1zuh76ev/areamap.jpg?dl=0 Benwhat Heatherbell. Google earth view showing their ground known as "The Hearth" https://www.dropbox.com/s/6m3hvptgih3rdin/benwhatgoogle.jpg?dl=0 Map of the village of Benwhat c 1900 https://www.dropbox.com/s/tyffa6roxozg5d0/benwhatos.bmp?dl=0 Benwhat Heatherbell FC - possibly with the Ayrshire Junior Cup https://www.dropbox.com/s/u620c9l38ulzwep/benwhatfc.jpg?dl=0 Burnfoothill Primrose The neighbouring settlements of Burnfoothill and Lethanhill were collectively known as "The Hill" "Long live the Hill" http://s0.geograph.org.uk/geophotos/03/32/69/3326948_138b211c.jpg Google earth view https://www.dropbox.com/s/0eszutjmnl2ivg6/burnfootgoogle.jpg?dl=0 Map of Lethanhill/Burnfoothill c 1900 https://www.dropbox.com/s/w5ojzn3xvn6nhzc/burnfootos.jpg?dl=0 Burnfoothill Primrose Fc https://www.dropbox.com/s/pshn36gf0fpy61h/burnfootfc.jpg?dl=0
  10. Yes, East/West, they're the best team I've seen this season.
  11. Here's a photo for you to frame:
  12. The Arthurlie bench were all for getting the match abandoned.
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