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31 minutes ago, Duncan Freemason said:

What competition was it that the 18 yard line was extended right across the pitch (like ice hockey), and you could only be offside beyond that line? Was that the Texaco Cup?

I think it was the Drybrough Cup in the 1970s.

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1 minute ago, ShaggerG said:

I think it was the Drybrough Cup in the 1970s.

Edited to add:

Unadopted experiments[edit]

During the 1973–74 and 1974–75 seasons, an experimental version of the offside rule was operated in the Scottish League Cup and Drybrough Cup competitions.[100] The concept was that offside should only apply in the last 18 yards (16 m) of play (inside or beside the penalty area).[100] To signify this, the horizontal line of the penalty area was extended to the touchlines.[100] FIFA President Sir Stanley Rous attended the 1973 Scottish League Cup Final, which was played using these rules.[100] The manager of one of the teams involved, Celtic manager Jock Stein, complained that it was unfair to expect teams to play under one set of rules in one game and then a different set a few days before or later.[100] The experiment was quietly dropped after the 1974–75 season, as no proposal for a further experiment or rule change was submitted for the Scottish Football Association board to consider.

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Could not care less what Dunfermline are doing. As it stands they do not have a manager. Neither do Raith. Neither do Dundee. Kelty possibly about to lose theirs. Hamilton supposedly looking to empty Taylor. Myriad clubs in various states of disarray and uncertainty whilst we got our appointments done as early as possible which should be standing us in far better stead in terms of convincing potential players to sign this summer. If ever there was a time to exploit us being more organised than many of our rivals, it is now.

Far too much time spent on what other teams are or are not doing. 

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21 minutes ago, Andy Dufresne said:

What about defending near post corners?

Will he be wearing a suit or a tracksuit in the dug out ?

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What competition was it that the 18 yard line was extended right across the pitch (like ice hockey), and you could only be offside beyond that line? Was that the Texaco Cup?

That I’m sure was the Dryburgh Cup

Just continued reading the bread and the answer was in already…duh!
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1 hour ago, Higgenarse said:

Murray couldn't get promoted again even with his own team

Poor show losing to a side they ended up 21 points ahead of in the league. Best chance they've had of going up . Might not get another one that good.

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34 minutes ago, The Laddie Gastineau said:

The late, great, John White. 

My long gone Dad reckoned White was the best player he ever saw in a Falkirk shirt. Don’t think he ever saw Crunchie though.

He reckoned White really was a ghost. Just this frail looking laddie who would appear from nowhere to score or set up a goal. He only had a season and a wee bit with us before Spurs came calling.

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