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Down the decades most Scottish league clubs have celebrated their centenary - and often marked them with special games and occasions against many glamorous (or not so glamorous) opponents. Some clubs like Berwick, Celtic and Queen's Park even had multiple such matches. However when trying to put a list together a lot of clubs don't look to feature.

Were any centenary matches arranged by Airdrie, Albion Rovers, Alloa, Ayr United, Clyde, Cowdenbeath, Dumbarton, Dundee, East Stirlingshire, Falkirk, Greenock Morton, Hamilton, Partick, Queen of the South, Raith, St Johnstone, Stenhousemuir or Stranraer? Are any other matches missing from this list?


Aberdeen                  v Liverpool on Tue 5 Aug 2003
Airdrieonians         ?? (1978)
Albion Rovers        ?? (1982)
Alloa Athletic         ?? (1978)
Annan Athletic     founded 1942
Arbroath                   v Newcastle United on Tue 15 Aug 1978

Ayr United           ?? (2010)
Celtic                       v Cruzeiro on Sun 7 Aug 1988 and v Red Star Belgrade on Mon 26 Dec 1988
Clyde                       ?? (1977)
Cove Rangers     founded 1922
Cowdenbeath     ?? (1981)
Dumbarton           ?? (1972)

Dundee                                  ?? (1993)     there was Dundee Old Boys v Leeds United Team of 1970s on Sun 18 Apr 1993
Dundee United                  v Newcastle United on Sun 2 Aug 2009
Dunfermline Athletic     v Aberdeen on Wed 7 Aug 1985
East Fife                                 v Hearts on Sun 7 Sep 2003
Edinburgh City                   founded 1928
Elgin City                               v Celtic on Tue 12 Apr 1994

Falkirk                                     ?? (1976)
Forfar Athletic                    v Aberdeen on Tue 20 Nov 1984
Greenock Morton             ?? (1974)
Hamilton Academical     ?? (1974)
Heart of Midlothian         v Tottenham Hotspur on Sat 3 Aug 1974
Hibernian                               v Derby County on Tue 5 Aug 1975

Inverness CT     founded 1994
Kelty Hearts      founded 1975
Kilmarnock         v Eintracht Frankfurt on Sat 12 Apr 1969
Livingston           founded 1943
Montrose            v Bristol Rovers on Wed 26 Sep 1979
Motherwell        v Liverpool on Mon 3 Nov 1976

Partick Thistle                ?? (1976)
Peterhead                         v Celtic on Tue 18 Feb 1992
Queen of the South     ?? (2019)
Queen's Park                   v Great Britain Olympic on Fri 4 Aug 1967 and Celtic v Tottenham Hotspur on Sat 5 Aug 1967
Raith Rovers                    ?? (1983)
Rangers                              v Arsenal on Mon 20 Aug 1973

Ross County           founded 1929
St Johnstone          ?? (1984)
St Mirren                  v Liverpool on Mon 12 Dec 1977
Stenhousemuir     ?? (1984)
Stirling Albion       founded 1945
Stranraer                  ?? (1970)

+ Berwick Rangers          v Leicester City on Mon 12 Oct 1881 and v Newcastle United on Tue 3 Nov 1881
+ Brechin City                    v Ipswich Town on Thu 5 Oct 2006
+ East Stirlingshire          ?? (1981)     "a centenary football match between Shire and one of Britain’s top clubs" was planned for Oct or Nov

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On 30/10/2021 at 14:14, HibeeJibee said:


Were any centenary matches arranged by Airdrie, Albion Rovers, Alloa, Ayr United, Clyde, Cowdenbeath, Dumbarton, Dundee, East Stirlingshire, Falkirk, Greenock Morton, Hamilton, Partick, Queen of the South, Raith, St Johnstone, Stenhousemuir or Stranraer? Are any other matches missing from this list?
 

We played Manchester United in what was touted as a belated centenary match in 2011.

They had a young midfielder called Pogba in their team. I wonder what happened to him?

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On 03/11/2021 at 19:03, HibeeJibee said:

"Ten New Pence"... decimilisation happened almost 2yrs earlier!

"New pence" was still on coins right up to the 80s, I seem to remember, and you could still use the pre-decimalisation 2 shilling coin as a 10p til around then. 

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On 02/11/2021 at 12:32, HibeeJibee said:

Interesting the Supercup game Rangers v Ajax was billed as their centenary match.

Indeed the programme doesn't even call it the Supercup:

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Was it not an unofficial Supercup due to Rangers' one year European ban?

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Lurkst said:

Was it not an unofficial Supercup due to Rangers' one year European ban?

That is true but it would be harsh not to count it for what it was... Fairs Cup wasn't under UEFA auspices until 1971; first edition of the Cup-Winners' Cup wasn't organised by UEFA; even R1 of inaugural European Cup was organised by L'Equipe magazine (including who actually played who).

Incidentally the initial Supercup trophy really was "super"... sized certainly:

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2 hours ago, HibeeJibee said:

That is true but it would be harsh not to count it for what it was... Fairs Cup wasn't under UEFA auspices until 1971; first edition of the Cup-Winners' Cup wasn't organised by UEFA; even R1 of inaugural European Cup was organised by L'Equipe magazine (including who actually played who).

Incidentally the initial Supercup trophy really was "super"... sized certainly:

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Who has that in their loft?

The one Aberdeen won was pretty small wasn't it?

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1 hour ago, Buddie Holly said:

I'm impressed they bothered having a penalty shootout to decide a centenary friendly, especially as neither the programme or match report indicate a cup at stake.

I read recently that at the Ibrox Disaster fundraiser in late January 1971... Scotland v Rangers & Celtic XI... it was decided to have a shootout if tied as they had only just been invented globally and most fans had never seen pens. Apparently many in the crowd were audibly disappointed when Peter Lorimer scored a late winner!

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