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Really enjoying the https://www.arbroatharchive.co.uk/index.php and on this day in 1935 Dundee and Arbroath drew 1-1 in the Forfarshire Cup Final at neutral Tannadice. The replay was two weeks later at the same venue when 8,600 turned up with Dundee winning 1-0 through a 32nd minute goal scored by Archie Coats. This was the 1934/35 Final. Both sides were in the old First Divison with Arbroath finishing in 11th on 33 pts, 1 above 12th placed Dundee. In the photograph from the first game Robertson is the Dundee player. No need to change strips back then.

 

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10 hours ago, Eednud said:

Really enjoying the https://www.arbroatharchive.co.uk/index.php and on this day in 1935 Dundee and Arbroath drew 1-1 in the Forfarshire Cup Final at neutral Tannadice. The replay was two weeks later at the same venue when 8,600 turned up with Dundee winning 1-0 through a 32nd minute goal scored by Archie Coats. This was the 1934/35 Final. Both sides were in the old First Divison with Arbroath finishing in 11th on 33 pts, 1 above 12th placed Dundee. In the photograph from the first game Robertson is the Dundee player. No need to change strips back then.

 

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Dundee subsequently lost 3-2 home to Aberdeen in Dewar Shield SF fortnight later.

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Today by date is exactly 100yrs since the first-ever East of Scotland League game was played (Vale of Leithen 1-1 Coldstream).

Festivities have included a centenary dinner; Coldstream v Vale centenary challenge; Vale host all-time record champions Whitehill tomorrow; and Linlithgow Rose host Whitburn in Centenary Cup Final on Sunday.

Here are some champion clubs... how fashion & style have evolved!


Coldstream 1924:
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Berwick Rangers 1928:
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Penicuik Athletic 1932:
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Peebles Rovers 1934:
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Selkirk 1976:
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Vale of Leithen 1979:
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Whitehill Welfare 1983:
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21 hours ago, bluearmyfaction said:

Word of advice to Dumbarton.

Next time you win the Scottish Cup, plan the victory parade route more carefully than last time.

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(Dundee Advertiser, 11 April 1883)

Nothing much has changed - you can still walk 3-1/4 miles thro the Vale and never leave the scene of the crime.

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On 28/08/2023 at 17:04, Flybhoy said:

Paul Hegarty heads clear against Aberdeen at Tannadice in 1981, I think the Dons player is Peter Weir but not 100% sure.

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Always remember the famous David Francey, whilst commentating on a Dundee utd game in the mid 80s

" and theres Hegarty, heading it away  with his head"

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On 28/08/2023 at 19:58, Flybhoy said:

Kenny Burns, or Kenneth as his Nottingham Forest manager, the late great Brian Clough referred to him, up for a corner against Peru in 1978 on a night Ally McLeod, Alan Rough and virtually all of Scotland would rather forget on what in hindsight wasn't even the low point of that World Cup for Scotland.

Remember watching an interview with Alan Rough about that World Cup and it's staggering how unprofessional Scotland were going into that tournament, particularly from the manager it has to be said who did absolutely zero homework or analysis on our opponents, Rough asked if they had anyone decent on set pieces and McLeod shrugged his shoulders in a 'haven't a clue' type response, Laughable and embarrassing in equal measure. 

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Aye but it's pot calling kettle black Rough was a clown ,and joke figure, and deservely so.

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23 minutes ago, Willie adie said:

Aye but it's pot calling kettle black Rough was a clown ,and joke figure, and deservely so.

Agreed.

Rough simply wasn't of the required standard.  We'd have been better fielding Jim Blyth of Coventry.

We conceded 6 goals in Argentina.  Rough could be deemed to be at fault for 3, maybe 4 of them.

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Here’s the Stranraer FC team after beating Tarff Rovers in the 1899 Wigtownshire Cup final.

Back left is the coach George Wade who played for the club in the 1870s, front left is Johnny Arnott who apparently played for Newcastle United but I can’t find any info on that. 
 

The picture below that is of Kenny Burns standing for the national anthem before heading out to challenge The Iron Sheik for the WWF Heavyweight Championship.

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On 28/08/2023 at 14:58, Flybhoy said:

Kenny Burns, or Kenneth as his Nottingham Forest manager, the late great Brian Clough referred to him, up for a corner against Peru in 1978 on a night Ally McLeod, Alan Rough and virtually all of Scotland would rather forget on what in hindsight wasn't even the low point of that World Cup for Scotland.

Remember watching an interview with Alan Rough about that World Cup and it's staggering how unprofessional Scotland were going into that tournament, particularly from the manager it has to be said who did absolutely zero homework or analysis on our opponents, Rough asked if they had anyone decent on set pieces and McLeod shrugged his shoulders in a 'haven't a clue' type response, Laughable and embarrassing in equal measure. 

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I recall John McGovern telling a story after Nottingham Forest beat Manchester United 4-0 at Old Trafford, Ally McLeod was asked which Scottish players from the Forest team would be in his squad for the ‘78 World Cup and he replied “all of them” so a newspaper sent a photographer to Forest’s City Ground to get a picture of McGovern, Kenny Burns, John Robertson and Archie Gemmil in kilts. 
 

When the squad was announced McGovern wasn’t included so the newspaper called McLeod to find out why and his answer was “I didn’t know he was Scottish”.

The guy had already won an English first division league title and was on track to captain Forest to another. In addition to that he had played for the Scotland U-23 team.

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4 minutes ago, Luddite said:

I recall John McGovern telling a story after Nottingham Forest beat Manchester United 4-0 at Old Trafford, Ally McLeod was asked which Scottish players from the Forest team would be in his squad for the ‘78 World Cup and he replied “all of them” so a newspaper sent a photographer to Forest’s City Ground to get a picture of McGovern, Kenny Burns, John Robertson and Archie Gemmil in kilts. 
 

When the squad was announced McGovern wasn’t included so the newspaper called McLeod to find out why and his answer was “I didn’t know he was Scottish”.

The guy had already won an English first division league title and was on track to captain Forest to another. In addition to that he had played for the Scotland U-23 team.

John McGovern not getting a full cap was an absolute travesty. Still comes up the road now and again to visit his home town of Montrose. 

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8 minutes ago, kingjoey said:

John McGovern not getting a full cap was an absolute travesty. Still comes up the road now and again to visit his home town of Montrose. 

👍 Most underrated player ever IMO.

Clough widely regarded as one of/the greatest manager of all time and he signed McGovern 4 times winning the first division with two clubs and captaining a British team to consecutive European Cups. Am I right in thinking only Emylyn Hughes has achieved that?
*edit - the consecutive European cups I mean, not leagues with different teams.

He seems like a proper decent guy as well.

 

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1 hour ago, Luddite said:

Here’s the Stranraer FC team after beating Tarff Rovers in the 1899 Wigtownshire Cup final.

Back left is the coach George Wade who played for the club in the 1870s, front left is Johnny Arnott who apparently played for Newcastle United but I can’t find any info on that. 
 

The picture below that is of Kenny Burns standing for the national anthem before heading out to challenge The Iron Sheik for the WWF Heavyweight Championship.

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Are you trying to say that Burns had a passing resemblance to Hulk Hogan?

If I remember correctly, Aberdeen's Stuart Kennedy didn't like him because Burns didn't have much respect for those not plying their trade in England...

He was a fan of Oldco too so a fairly unpalatable character perhaps...

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