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1 minute ago, LongTimeLurker said:

Slightly before my time so piqued my curiosity. Played by the first division clubs for two seasons (1963-64 & 1964-65) in May in League Cup style group sections arranged regionally to provide extra local derbies and boost the number of guaranteed fixtures from 40 (34 in the league plus 6 in the league cup section) to 46:

http://sfha.org.uk/summercup.htm

No Old Firm either time and by then relegated relegated East Stirlingshire who were about to do a flit to Clydebank replaced by second division champions Morton in 1963-64.

It just disappeared after 2 seasons, wasn't popular with the fans, although attendances at the latter stages were reasonable.

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14 hours ago, tamthebam said:

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Saturday 2nd September 1978: Aberdeen 4 Meadowbank Thistle 0, League Cup Round 2, Second Leg

Are you sure? That looks very like Willie McVie in the foreground and the kit also looks like it could be Motherwell.

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28 minutes ago, LongTimeLurker said:

Are you sure? That looks very like Willie McVie in the foreground and the kit also looks like it could be Motherwell.

That’s what I thought on first sight of the photo. And the keeper looks like Latchford.  The AFC Heritage website discloses that we beat Motherwell 4-0 at Pittodrie one week after we beat Meadowbank by the same score.

Match report in link. Photo could be showing the third goal. 

https://www.afcheritage.org/matches/fixtures/mreport.cfm?fixture_id=3324&season=1978-79&squad=Senior

Scandalous decision to disallow Willie’s goal in the last minute.

 

 

 

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A couple of Glasgow Cup Final programmes from the days when it was still a prestigious competition and a much coveted trophy. Played on a Monday in both cases @HibeeJibee ! Clyde beat Rangers after a replay, this was in the halcyon days of Clyde winning cups, and Rangers beat Thistle 2-1. Thistle won it the following season, beating Celtic 2-0 in the final.

Image 1 - 1959 GLASGOW CUP FINAL : RANGERS v PARTICK THISTLEImage 1 - (GLASGOW CUP FINAL ) Souvenir               RANGERS V CLYDE       29th Sept 1958

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4 hours ago, LongTimeLurker said:

Are you sure? That looks very like Willie McVie in the foreground and the kit also looks like it could be Motherwell.

Edit: keeper looks like Dave Latchford who also played for Celtic

could well (ha ha) be- I ripped the photo off Aberdeen FC's site and it was claiming that it was Aberdeen v Meadowbank. 

 

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You had to be tough to get into the Airdrie team back in the 50's - you needed to be "fined" first! Looks like Eddie Turnbull in the background.

Image 1 - Airdreonians v Aberdeen 1959/60

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13 hours ago, A96 said:

That’s what I thought on first sight of the photo. And the keeper looks like Latchford.  The AFC Heritage website discloses that we beat Motherwell 4-0 at Pittodrie one week after we beat Meadowbank by the same score.

Match report in link. Photo could be showing the third goal. 

https://www.afcheritage.org/matches/fixtures/mreport.cfm?fixture_id=3324&season=1978-79&squad=Senior

Scandalous decision to disallow Willie’s goal in the last minute.

 

 

 

Definitely Willie Mcvie, and it looks like Peter Millar on the left of the photo.

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Re the Summer Cup mentioned earlier -   Has anyone got indication of what attendances were like  ?                                                                                                                         I went to a few games at Fir Park and my memory is that for the sectional games there would have been barely a couple of thousand people there.                                   Also have a recollection that an Airdrie V Third Lanark game had an attendance of around 100 or so?

And yet at the semi final second leg v Hibs , and the final first leg V Dundee Utd the ground was packed? 

Or is my memory playing tricks?

 

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5 hours ago, AlbaNZ said:

Re the Summer Cup mentioned earlier -   Has anyone got indication of what attendances were like  ?                                                                                                                         I went to a few games at Fir Park and my memory is that for the sectional games there would have been barely a couple of thousand people there.                                   Also have a recollection that an Airdrie V Third Lanark game had an attendance of around 100 or so?

And yet at the semi final second leg v Hibs , and the final first leg V Dundee Utd the ground was packed? 

Or is my memory playing tricks?

 

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Dundee United always had very respectable crowds for the Summer Cup, gates between 5,000 and 15,000+ in the six home and away group games in 63-64, and similar in 64-65, with both semis v Thistle at over 8,000, and the final ties v 'Well 12,081 (Fir Park), 18,371 (Tannadice).

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Tannadice tie.

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3 minutes ago, Dundee Hibernian said:

Dundee United always had very respectable crowds for the Summer Cup, gates between 5,000 and 15,000+ in the six home and away group games in 63-64, and similar in 64-65, with both semis v Thistle at over 8,000, and the final ties v 'Well 12,081 (Fir Park), 18,371 (Tannadice).

Had a look at Dundee’s crowds compared to league games 63/4 Aberdeen (h) 5,000 / 15,000 although that was Jan 1 (a) 9,000/12,500; United (h) 16,000/22,000 (a) 13,500/22,500 (Jan 2); St Johnstone (h) 6,000/13,000 (a) 7,000/12,000. 64/5 Aberdeen (h) 4,000/8,000 (a) 5,000/8,000 (Jan 1); United (h) 12,000/18,000 (Jan 2 game played midweek in March) (a) 12,000/17,500 plus in League Cup group games (h) 16,773 (a) 18,000 and a Forfarshire Cup Final in April (a) 15,000; St Johnstone (h) 5,000/12,000 (a) 2,000/12,000 they also met in the Scottish Cup (a) 17,000

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10 hours ago, kingjoey said:

That's who I meant! Did they not look fairly similar?

You're spot on as they both had blonde hair with occasional streaks of blood which usually happened after they kicked lumps out of the opposition , but big mcvie was even harder and dirtier. 

They were also able to play football as well if the need arose.

 

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