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  1. On 21/04/2021 at 15:27, craigkillie said:

    I've got data on all national competitions since Scottish football began (including stuff like the Summer Cup, Dryborough Cup and Anglo-Scottish Cup), and this includes data on venues for most of these matches, the main exception being for certain clubs in the Victorian era. It's always possible I've missed little nuances here and there, like games being moved for a one-off reason, but hopefully there haven't been too many of those.

    It seems like the magic number here is 9 different venues, which covers a number of different fixtures:

    Clyde v Dundee

    3 x Clyde home grounds - Barrowfield, Shawfield, Broadwood
    2 x Dundee home grounds - Carolina Port, Dens Park
    2 x temporary Clyde home grounds - Firhill
    3 x neutral venues - Hampden, Ibrox, Easter Road

    Clyde hosted Dundee at Celtic Park in February 1915 too. Most of our home fixtures from the end of October were held there due to a fire damaging the stand at Shawfield. Ibrox, Firhill and Hampden were also used if Celtic had a home game.

  2. On 30/04/2020 at 14:53, Jacksgranda said:

    Aye, I googled him. Thought he might have been invited as a thank you for his service, or just tagged along as he was a great Clyde man, but I suppose flights weren't cheap back then.

    I don't think he kept too well and was unable to attend both the 1955 and 1958 Cup finals; the team bus stopped for a few seconds outside his flat in Bridgeton on the way back from Hampden with the trophy so he could see it from his window in '55, then in '58 they went one better, with Harry Haddock taking the cup into his living room so he could hold it.

  3. Maybe [mention=1592]CK[/mention] will be able to confirm but Lennon is surely the oldest ever player to make an appearance for Clyde? He must be registered as a player if he wasn't down as a trialist?
    As for the game itself, a good win against a team with a few players who have played for the Celtic first team. Every one of their players would walk straight into our starting XI tbh. They were quick, great on the ball and passed us off the park at times but they can't defend. Our first two goals came from headers that should never really have resulted in goals. The third was an o.g, outstanding work from Lamont who sprinted about 50 yards to win the ball back and get us forward. His ball for Smith (and Lennon making a run!) was poor but he was absolutely knackered and got a bit of luck with the Celtic defender sliding it in the net. 
    Lyon did a decent enough job at right back when Cuddihy went off (he didn't look pleased at all), Lamont and Love worked their socks off as usual, Howie looked a lot better too. 
    I'm missing a fair few dates of birth particularly in the 19th and early 20th century but would be shocked if we've ever fielded anyone older.

    We lined up with three centre-backs tonight, Rumsby in the middle of Howie and McNiff. Cuddihy and Allison as wing backs. McStay as a holding midfielder and Love, Wallace and Johnston all inter changing and supporting Smith. Lyon came on for Cuddihy a few minutes before the break and Lamont for Wallace at HT.

    Celtic were fit and very quick coming forward but our defending in and around the box was better then what it has been recently. They lacked a cutting edge but their build up play and passing was good. After getting the second we sat back a bit and it became a 541. They started to get more space in the wide areas as the game progressed but Allison did well for the most part aided by Love (bar an obvious push for their penalty), until they began to tire. Smith was isolated for most of the second half but put in a good shift and was unlucky not to score twice. McStay more like his old self. McGee let an early cross slip through his hands but was otherwise solid, and made a couple of really good saves near the end. Lennon then strolled through the last few minutes.

    A decent workout overall.
  4. Is this genuinely going to be first-teams this season (OF excepted: albeit U21 + 2 overagers is still pretty experienced) or in reality will it just be youths like before (U18s)? Asking for a friend.
    Rules on the Glasgow FA website for this season say there must be at least 6 recognised first team players fielded.

    Clyde rested David Mitchell, Ray Grant and David Goodwillie. Three others were injured (and I imagine they would have played if fit) and Alex Petkov played for Hearts Reserves earlier today. The rest of the squad was used tonight, with Danny Lennon listing himself as a sub too.

    Our youth teams are community teams who play in SYFA leagues as opposed to pro-youth/club academy, I assume they'll be on different registrations to SPFL so unsure if that'll have any impact on whether they are used or not. For Clyde anyway I think it'll be a fairly strong side being sent out.

    Looks like this will be back at first-team level (well, sort of) for the first time since the 1988-89 season, much to the delight of HibeeJibee I'm sure.


    Celtic and Rangers will field colt teams (under-21s with 2 overage players). Clyde, Partick Thistle and Queen's Park to play a minimum of 6 recognised first team players. Two trialists permitted too.


    Round robin home and away format with top two teams in the table contesting the final in April. Admission prices set at £5/£3.


    Tue 20th August

    Clyde 3-1 Celtic Colts (Love, Howie, Welsh OG; Henderson)


    Tue 27th August

    Rangers Colts 0-2 Partick Thistle (Mansell, Jones)


    Tue 1st October

    Partick Thistle 2-1 Queens Park (Mansell, de Vita; Thomson)


    Tue 3rd December

    Partick Thistle 9-1 Clyde (Jones, de Vita x2, Galasso x2, Austin, O'Ware, Niang, Cameron; Malcolm)


    Wed 11th December

    Queens Park 0-2 Celtic Colts (Burt, Wylie)


    Tue 17th December

    Celtic Colts 1-1 Partick Thistle (Burt; Niang)

    Clyde 1-1 Queens Park (McNeil; Moore)


    Tue 21st January

    Celtic Colts 4-1 Clyde (McGrath x2, Dembele, Connell; Johnston)

    Partick Thistle 1-2 Rangers Colts (Mansell; McPake x2)


    Tue 28th January

    Rangers Colts 3-2 Clyde (Mebude, Maxwell, Balde; Smith, McStay)

    Tue 4th February

    Rangers Colts 1-1 Celtic Colts (Dickson; Connell)

    Wed 5th February

    Queens Park 1-1 Partick Thistle (Foy; Barjonas)


    Tue 18th February

    Clyde 3-1 Partick Thistle (McNiff, Love, Smith; Cameron)


    Tue 3rd March

    Celtic Colts 3-0 Queens Park (Welsh, McGrath, Burt)


    Tue 17th March

    Rangers Colts v Queen's Park


    Tue 7th April

    Clyde v Rangers Colts



    Celtic Colts v Rangers Colts

    Partick Thistle v Celtic Colts

    Queens Park v Clyde

    Queens Park v Rangers Colts


    Final (Tue 7th/Wed 8th April)

  6. Unless I am missing something it is a completely Scottish 23! (OK Strauss is a stretch but...)

    Yip. 20 of the 23 are full Scottish caps, Rae and Fagerson Jnr have been capped at age grade level and Grigg is a 7s cap (and trained with Scotland squad during Autumn internationals).
  7. I think this could be done with a view for Scotland's 6 Nations preparation too, with Horne out injured, Jackson not getting much game time at Harlequins and Weir not being very good or fitting our style plus he only plays one position, I can see Hogg being our backup 10 in the matchday 23 during the 6N.

  8. Apart from that it was fairly dull stuff. BF wasn't there so questions relating to the playing side of things couldn't really be answered but expecting to be transfer activity in January. The usual questions about inconsistent results, playing style, turnover of players etc etc.

    Better relationship with NLL (despite some broken seats).

    One positive comment from the board was that a couple of players who picked up "season ending" injuries could potentially be back before the end of the season.

  9. Last A fixture was in 2014, wasn't any last year due to RWC affecting the calendar and none announced so far for next year. Usually the weekend or 2 before the 6N starts. Only seems to be us, England and Ireland who have ran A teams in recent years. From around 2007 to 2011 we played 3 A games during the season (once during Autumn Internationals and 2 in 6N period), then usually a tournament in the summer too, but with the Italians joining the Pro12 we don't really have the dates in the calendar any more.

  10. Euan Murray on the 2009 tour springs to mind too. Arguably the best tight head prop in world rugby at that time and tamed the Beast during the previous Autumn Internationals. Murray played the midweek before the first test and got crocked, which resulted in the Beast absolutely destroying Phil Vickery.

  11. Even the referee was taking pity on us towards the end. He put his hand in his pocket ready to show our number 2 a yellow with about 10 to go before realising he already booked him in the first half, and gave him a warning instead :lol:

    I don't know if I was hallucinating or not but I could have sworn I saw Marc Waters pop out the tunnel for a couple of seconds in Clyde training gear just prior to kickoff.

  12. Don't think there will be a programme produced for this game but you can pick up a team sheet for 20p at the club office if you want some memento from your visit.

    351 is our current record low attendance, vs Berwick in 2012 and Stenny in 1992. (A Challenge Cup tie vs Dumbarton in 1990 at "home" in Airdrie was given as approx 300 but couldn't find an accurate attendance).

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