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On 11/27/2018 at 19:25, Flybhoy said:

There was a shitload of crowd trouble towards end of 1985 season in England, huge riots at Birmingham v Leeds and Luton v Millwall amongst others, I vaguely remember this being a factor, FA feared loads of right wing groups getting together in London so it was switched to Hampden at just a few weeks notice. 

The British Home Championships ended in 1983/84, nothing to do with right wing politics at all, if that was one of the reasons then its a pretty poor one, typical lazy journalism.

From what i remember it was simply down to a combination of poor football, England's desire to play against better opposition as they thought they were better than the rest, and yes, football hooliganism was at it's peak so no need to add fuel to an already burning fire but the tournament was dying and it needed changing, the English FA weren't interested in continuing with that format in place hence why The Stanley Rous Cup Competition was invented.

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1 hour ago, jamtart1972 said:

From what i remember it was simply down to a combination of poor football, England's desire to play against better opposition as they thought they were better than the rest, and yes, football hooliganism was at it's peak so no need to add fuel to an already burning fire but the tournament was dying and it needed changing, the English FA weren't interested in continuing with that format in place hence why The Stanley Rous Cup Competition was invented.

There is an argument that the Scotland v England match was the only one that mattered and that both nations combined to sh#t on Wales and Northern Ireland but keep the glamour fixture going in the form of the Rous Cup.

The success of Scotland, England and Northern Ireland in qualifying for Spain 82 and the anticipation that they might (and did) repeat the feat at Mexico 86 raised questions about where the Home Internationals could fit in the football calendar. Scheduling was also difficult due to the regular participation of English clubs in the final stages of European competition which in that era also involved numerous Scottish, Welsh and Irish players as well as English.

I always liked the Home Internationals but in hindsight it had become stagnant and probably a bit parochial too.

 

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On 12/3/2018 at 18:24, Pet Jeden said:

On the shoulders of Barry Manilow -  wtf was he doing in Rutherglen in 1953 ?

Just before he entered the Bermuda triangle.

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The home internationals coming to an end doesn't really explain why the Scotland/England fixture took place at Hampden in consecutive years though.

The crowd trouble explanation makes more sense for that.

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6 hours ago, jamtart1972 said:

England's desire to play against better opposition as they thought they were better than the rest

That was the real reason though. Glamour friendlies against the likes of Brazil were mentioned instead of the diddy neighbours they'd outgrown. We should have told them to go f**k themselves when they invited Scotland to play them at Wembley during their 150th celebrations in 2013. 

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5 hours ago, Monkey Tennis said:

The home internationals coming to an end doesn't really explain why the Scotland/England fixture took place at Hampden in consecutive years though.

The crowd trouble explanation makes more sense for that.

Thatcher Government knocked it on the head. Tens of thousands of angry Jocks roaming Central London in the 1980s. No brainer. Tories aren’t that daft.

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After 1983/84 both England and Scotland withdrew from the competition.

The Rous Cup was the new competition so maybe it was luck of the draw that the first game against England was at Hampden.

Scotland and England also played at Hampden in consecutive years back in 1972 and 1973 albeit one was a friendly despite the result.

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8 minutes ago, Dundee Hibernian said:

(Spot and) name the ground. Early 70s.

 

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Brockville?

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16 minutes ago, Andy_K_97 said:

Brockville?

Seconded

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5 hours ago, Old Pack said:

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Muirton Park in the early 80,s

Is he trying to get in or out? Is the old boke standing as lookout? Judging by the apparent lack of people, vehicles and general activity I'm guessing this may not actually be a match day.

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4 minutes ago, Northboy said:

Is he trying to get in or out? Is the old boke standing as lookout? Judging by the apparent lack of people, vehicles and general activity I'm guessing this may not actually be a match day.

Remember it's St Johnstone.

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8 hours ago, Andy_K_97 said:

Brockville?

I might be wrong, but surely not Brockville. I don’t remember it being that near countryside. With no real conviction, Douglas Park?

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3 minutes ago, kingjoey said:

I might be wrong, but surely not Brockville. I don’t remember it being that near countryside. With no real conviction, Douglas Park?

I wondered about Bayview, but probably not.

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2 minutes ago, Monkey Tennis said:

I wondered about Bayview, but probably not.

I seem to remember that Bayview was right on the coast. Where’s Dundee Hibernian?

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1 minute ago, kingjoey said:

I seem to remember that Bayview was right on the coast. Where’s Dundee Hibernian?

A certain clue in the title I suppose.

I went there once, but can't really remember much about the ground's surroundings.

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