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6 hours ago, tamthebam said:

Laura Georges was summarising on Brazil v Switzerland on ITV today (and looking quite fine). She was a talented defender for France- here she is (No 4) playing against Sweden at Hampden Park in the 2012 Olympics

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So that's what she looks like! 

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6 hours ago, tamthebam said:

I took a trip to the Dumbarton 150 year exhibition today. 

From one of the exhibits here's crowdwanking 1926 style- QP getting three times the crowd Rangers got...

 

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There were a few more games played in the Cup that day, including a record 12-1 win for Brechin City over Thornhill and Falkirk beating Breadalbane 10-0 for the second time in 3 years. Link to the results on the excellent London Hearts site.

https://www.londonhearts.com/scores/a1920/19260123.html

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Story about Alexander Rhind who played for Scotland in the first official Scotland v England game 150 years ago today.
 

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-63781834

This photo of one of his sons who played for Inverness Caley and possibly Aberdeen is from the article.

 

 

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That week provides a nice microcosm of Scottish football almost 100yrs ago.

Kickoffs were 3:15pm... even under natural light in late January and early February.

Michael Whelahan the Hibs founder died.

Court cases were ongoing for somebody from Falkirk trying to bride a Stenhousemuir player and the Ayr Utd manager & secretary falsely accusing the SFA treasurer of bribing a referee.

Scotland agreed in principle to tour New Zealand (but it never happened as they went to USA & Canada instead).

There was a solitary Third Division game where Clackmannan drew with Helensburgh. Back then the Scottish League had 56 clubs... Celtic led the First Division, Clyde the Second and Forfar the Third level. Nithsdale were battling for promotion to the top tier whilst that middle division also included Arthurlie, King's Park, Bo'ness, St Bernards, Armadale, Bathgate and Broxburn amongst its members. In the bottom rung could be found mighty Vale of Leven, Dykehead, Royal Albert, Mid Annandale, Leith, Lochgelly, Beith, Solway Star, Galston, Peebles and Johnstone.

There was a solitary Highland League game where Inverness Citadel beat Forres, and a solitary East of Scotland League game where Coldstream won at Selkirk.

Farce reigned in the Midland Junior League after a telephone call cancelled Panmure v Kirkcaldy... even though Mrs McIntosh had meant Kirkcaldy A v Panmure A when she rang.

It was a bad day on the roads:

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All the Scottish Cup replays were rapid 3 or 4 days later on weekday afternoons. That didn't stop 9,000 turning up at Easter Road and 25,000 at Tynecastle amid strong attendances:

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Easter Road again? Broxburn sold-out home advantage to Hibs in return for members being admitted free and Hibs paying for all of Broxburn's supporter buses.

(On that topic: Nairn and Breadalbane had already sold-out home advantage in their initial ties, to St Johnstone and Falkirk. Dundee v Inverness Caledonian had gone midweek to avoid clashing with Dundee Utd v Hearts).

Even an apparently unattractive Monday afternoon league game at Coatbridge between Albion Rovers and Armadale drew 1,000 to see stuffy 0-1 away win.

Forfarshire had as many clubs in R2 draw as Glasgow. Hearts beat Dundee Utd at 3rd time of asking - back at Tynecastle the following Monday afternoon before 20,000. Of course in those days there were not only cup replays but they were unlimited replays,


Football cartoons were popular:

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All the Scottish Cup replays were rapid 3 or 4 days later on weekday afternoons. That didn't stop 9,000 turning up at Easter Road and 25,000 at Tynecastle amid strong attendances:

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Easter Road again? Broxburn sold-out home advantage to Hibs in return for members being admitted free and Hibs paying for all of Broxburn's supporter buses.

(On that topic: Nairn and Breadalbane had already sold-out home advantage in their initial ties, to St Johnstone and Falkirk. Dundee v Inverness Caledonian had gone midweek to avoid clashing with Dundee Utd v Hearts).

Even an apparently unattractive Monday afternoon league game at Coatbridge between Albion Rovers and Armadale drew 1,000 to see stuffy 0-1 away win.

Forfarshire had as many clubs in R2 draw as Glasgow. Hearts beat Dundee Utd at 3rd time of asking - back at Tynecastle the following Monday afternoon before 20,000. Of course in those days there were not only cup replays but they were unlimited replays,



It is strange to think of replays being played during the day, on weekdays. Especially considering that it was started as a sport for people who worked a half day on a Saturday and probably worked 9-5 during the week. I remember my dad telling me about bunking off school to go to a midweek, during the day replay between Raith and possibly Morton.
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The newspaper article was in the Dumbarton exhibition because the Sons drew with Buckie in the Cup, had to travel up to Buckie for the Wednesday replay and as the players were part timers they did a double shift on the Friday to make up their wages. 

This is the excuse given for Dumbarton's record loss to Albion Rovers on the Saturday after the original Buckie game.

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2 minutes ago, buchan30 said:

 


It is strange to think of replays being played during the day, on weekdays. Especially considering that it was started as a sport for people who worked a half day on a Saturday and probably worked 9-5 during the week. I remember my dad telling me about bunking off school to go to a midweek, during the day replay between Raith and possibly Morton.

 

In Edinburgh Wednesday was a half day. When I was young some shops shut at Wednesday lunch time, including the Post Office - that was the early to mid 1980s.

Here is an Ardath card of Aberdeen Shop Assistants

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The back of the card says "Formed 1919 and plays in the Wednesday Juniors League". There was a similar League in Edinburgh.

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