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7 hours ago, bluearmyfaction said:

Plus one of the things I noticed was that Dumbreck had only ever played one game, a 1-0 defeat.  Just dipping their toe in competitive action before Queen's Park put them to the sword in 1873.

Maybe they were playing 'winner stays on'.

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7 hours ago, bluearmyfaction said:

Plus one of the things I noticed was that Dumbreck had only ever played one game, a 1-0 defeat.  Just dipping their toe in competitive action before Queen's Park put them to the sword in 1873

 

Dumbreck were the opposition for Queen's Park on 25 October 1873 for the first match played at Hampden Park.

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12 hours ago, bluearmyfaction said:

On a serious note, you've also got to find someone to play.  When Sheffield FC started, the club rules expected members to buy one red shirt and one navy shirt, so they could divvy up into ad hoc teams to play each other.  There was no thought of it being a spectator sport or a team becoming a representative side.  So Killie may have spent their rugby years never playing any other rugby teams - just playing games amongst the membership. 

Plus one of the things I noticed was that Dumbreck had only ever played one game, a 1-0 defeat.  Just dipping their toe in competitive action before Queen's Park put them to the sword in 1873.

Allegedly, when Notts County were formed - and with no rivals to play - the competition comprised married members versus unmarried members. A format that might be worth reviving.

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15 hours ago, Ranaldo Bairn said:

[Tony Cottee his deadly pal there]

In a previous employment in Kent I met a young lady whose surname was Cottee.

I (hilariously) asked if she was related to Tony.

"Yeah, he's my uncle" she said, which put my gas at a peep. To be honest, there was a bit of familial resemblance.

She was a scorer, too?

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The Tartan Army in San Marino, 2000.

San Marino 0 Scotland 2 (Elliott, Hutchinson)

My one and only Scotland Men's away trip so far (I've seen the wimmen in Wales and Netherlands). I've looked up the team and found that the current Edinburgh City manager played in the game 

At half time I passed Kenny Miller who was still an u-21 player back then and was tempted to ask him the Dunbar United score. Why? Because his dad Jocky was the Dunbar manager at the time.

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12 hours ago, tamthebam said:

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The Tartan Army in San Marino, 2000.

San Marino 0 Scotland 2 (Elliott, Hutchinson)

My one and only Scotland Men's away trip so far (I've seen the wimmen in Wales and Netherlands). I've looked up the team and found that the current Edinburgh City manager played in the game 

At half time I passed Kenny Miller who was still an u-21 player back then and was tempted to ask him the Dunbar United score. Why? Because his dad Jocky was the Dunbar manager at the time.

Italy in September, fantastic we thought. Hotel on beach in Rimini, check. Swim shorts in bag, check. Suntan lotion packed, check. It was absolutely baltic at that game. 5 day trip and never on the beach once. Highlight of the week was phoning home on day 3 to hear the wife tell me that the Dee had signed some Argentinian that was causing a bit of a storm. I think his name is Caneeja or something like that. Locals confused at me dancing about in a phone box.

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22 hours ago, Dundee Hibernian said:

England v Scotland, 1903, at Bramall Lane, Sheffield. Note picture 4.

Picture 4 doesn't look quite right in terms of the relative positions of players, linesman, ball, pitch markings and the crowd.

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Picture 4 doesn't look quite right in terms of the relative positions of players, linesman, ball, pitch markings and the crowd.

Was Bramall Lane not also a cricket ground. That could explain a large open area before the terrace.
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4 hours ago, Northboy said:

Picture 4 doesn't look quite right in terms of the relative positions of players, linesman, ball, pitch markings and the crowd

That's because Bramall Lane was also a Cricket Grounds so there would be a big gap on one side between pitch and stands. 

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