1 Jan - The latest Scottish Junior Cup NEEDS LIST (1887-1949) is now available. Again any results are most welcome. If you can help in any way, all additional results should be sent to either myself or Stewart Davidson via his email address shown on the page.
10 Dec - Stephrn McDowall has noted that although the fixtures for the 1913-14 Wigtownshire League were not completed, Newton Stewart were still awarded the Championship flag as they were top at the season's end.
5 Dec - Alan McCabe has discovered a no-small error in Motherwell's defeat of Gaelic in the second round of the 1894-95 Lanarkshire Cup. Wrongly recorded in a few reports as 2-1, the actual score wa0s 12-1 and this equals the club's record score.
4 Dec - Dumbartonshire Junior League and
Kirkintilloch & District Junior League added
Clackmannanshire Charity Cup
Forgotten Glories updates
Douglas Gorman has been contacted by Jim Hastie of Queen's Park regarding the missing Great Britain XI against England B in 1952. His late father Willie Hastie's memorabilia included Olympic football from the 1952 Helsinki Games. This includes a team photograph from "World Sports - Olympic Games Souvenir Number" of the Great Britain team that played England "B" before the Olympic Games.
Bennett EE, Southall
Paterson RP, Queen’s Park
Stratton LE, Walthamstow Avenue
Topp LR, Hendon
Fuller CE, Bromley
Slater WJ, Brentford
Shiells B, Cliftonville
McGarry Dr JK, Cliftonville
Lewis JL, Walthamstow Avenue
Facey K W, Leyton
Robb G, Finchley
This just leaves us only needing the following GB line-ups for a 100% record of every amateur cap; 14 May 1952 v West Germany, 16 Dec 1956 v Burma, 11 Aug 1967 v Republic of Ireland and 14 Aug 1967 v Iceland
30 Apr 1952, Arsenal Stadium, London, att
England ‘B’ ( ) 3 Stubbs ( mins), Hamer (pen ), French ( )
Great Britain (0) 0
Half-time score 2-0
One of the England “B” goal scorers is listed as “Harmer” in the newspaper and I think that is correct as I think it is Tommy Harmer of Spurs.
14 May 1952, Fortunaplatz, Dusseldorf, att 45,000
West Germany (1) 2 Zeitler 2 (19 mins, )
Great Britain (0) 1 Slater (78)
The newspaper report gives another GB player – Fuller (Bromley) - “Bennett (Southall goalkeeper), Fuller (Bromley centre half) were stars of the British team”.
John Treleven has supplied the names of referees for some of England's games.
France 5.4.52 - Charles E. Faultless (Giffnock, Scotland)
Spain 20.11.69 - Joaquim F. Campos (Lisbon, Portugal)
Denmark 1.8.71 - Kjell Wahlen (Nordstrandhogda, Oslo, Norway)
Denmark 10.5.72 - Karl Riegg (Augsburg, Germany)
note Riegg, not Reigg
also Tyskland is Danish for Germany
Against West Germany on 13.3.74 has the same referee as previous week v Malta - this is a possible error which I am looking at.
Örjan Hansson has sent details covering two of Sweden's amateur international games that were omitted.
12 June 1914 at Råsunda IP, Stockholm
Sweden v England Amateur 0-5 (HT 0-3)
John Karlsson Nottorp, Theodor Malm, Gösta Backlund, Ragnar Wicksell,
Knut Nilsson, Gustaf Ekberg, Rune Bergström, Eric Hjelm, Ivar Svensson,
Helge Ekroth, Karl Ansén.
Goals: John Prince (?') (30'), William G Moore (45'), Vivian Woodward (70') (80').
Referee: Herman Adriaan Tromp (Netherland)
8 Aug 1967 at Nya Ullevi, Göteborg.
Sweden v Great Britain 0-1 (HT 0-0)
Jan Åberg (Skövde AIK), Hans Nordin (Örebro SK), Leif Leufstedt (IFK Malmö), Lennart Wing (Örgryte IS), Stig Johansson (IK Brage), Rolf Hansson (Örgryte IS), Torbjörn Jonsson (IFK Norrköping), Göran Karlsson (Halmia IS), Harry Bild (Östers IF), Dag Szepanski (Malmö FF), Rolf Andersson (Hammarby IF)
Subs: Yngve Samuelsson (GAIS) in / Stig Johansson out. Leif Wendt (GAIS) in /
Göran Karlsson out. both players played second half, no minutes for changes.
J Swannell (Hendon), D Gamblin (Sutton U), E Powell (Sutton U), I Reid (Enfield), J Robertson (Tooting & Mitcham), G Cumming (Partick T), E Hunter (Queens Park), R Sleap (Hendon), N Hopper (Queens Park), M MacKay (Queens Park), L Pritchard (Sutton U).
Goal: Larry Pritchard (80')
Referee: Einar Espersen (Denmark)
Linesmen: Lars Jörnell Conny Glenberg (both Sweden)
Graeme McGinty still has some copies of his book available. East of Scotland Junior Football - A Statistical History contains all the final tables and cup finals from 1886 to 2016 and be obtained directly from the author. For further details go to his post on scottishleague.net.
Set against the backdrop of the Swinging Sixties, "Scotland in the Sixties" is a 256 page account of Scotland's international matches, including the League and U-23 internationals.
By the author of "We'll Support You Evermore", "Except for Viewers in Scotland" and "More Than Argentina", the biography Ally MacLeod, Ronnie McDevitt has been watching Scottish football for more than forty years. Available now from Pitch Publishing, for £12.99.
Andy McGregor's Scottish Football Almanac for 2016-17 is now available.
Into its third year, this is the must-have book for any supporter with 500 pages of stats giving full details of last season's campaigns from international level right down to the grassroots.
Copies of this essential work are available from most outlets or direct from the publishers at Rel8 Media for only £19.99. The previous two editions covering seasons 2013-14 and 2014-15 can also be obtained from here.
This year's Scottish Non League Review is now on sale. This 29th edition is packed with the usual stats and information about last season's non-league football, copies are available for just £4 (plus P&P) from Stewart Davidson at the SNLR.
Morton v Queen's Park on 11 April 1914.
At this time, Morton played in striped, not hooped, shirts.
Markinch in Fife prior to World War One. The ground shown to the fore is Recreation Park, the home of Markinch Albion until 1911. The pitch now lies under Brunton Gardens.
Markinch Victoria Rangers FC, 1939-40
Arbroath Victoria's triumphant 1953-54 team.
Back row - J Millar, J Smith (secretary), S Kennedy, J Craik, D Findlay
Middle row - W Millar (trainer), J Brown, P Mercer, J Angus, J Mowatt, H Cant, I Grant
Front row - J Parker (vice-president), J Cook, W Allan, A Annett, W Anderson (president), J Stewart, D Nicoll, J Watson, G Potter (treasurer)
Trophies - Forfarshire Junior Cup, Angus Junior League shield, Arbroath & District Cup
The Banffshire Cup
The Martin White Cup
The original trophy was stolen in 1907 by a local tinsmith and broken up, this was the replacement
Possibly the oldest photograph of Berwick Rangers, taken in 1891.
Dundee junior club, Anchorage FC, 1937-38
Championship trophy of the North Caledonian League