From 21st March 1874 at 1st Hampden Park, Crosshill, to 17th May 2014 at Celtic Park, each Scottish Cup Final is described by a match report, and detailed match statistics, many of them published for the first time. Included are the full names of participating players, non-used substitutes, referees, umpires and linesmen and kick off times.
Following the narrative, the data is then summarised and highlighted, providing a complete alphabetic list of players of have appeared in Scottish Cup Finals, and lists of players who have made most appearances in finals, scored most goals, played for different clubs in finals etc. Highlighted are fastest goals, latest goals, youngest and olders players, penalties, free kick goals, hat-tricks, own-goals, venues, sendings off, referees, relatives, colour clashes etc. Also included are lists of captains and managers of the Cup Finalists.
In short - everything
you ever wanted to know about Scottish Cup Finals will be contained in this 160 page book.
A fascinating read - and a great reference book.
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This is how the author, Forrest Robertson, describes his book -
Here you will find comprehensive reports on every one of the 160 Finals since the first one played on a tufty field off the Cathcart Road near Glasgow on 21st March 1874. Discover how the outcomes of Finals were dependent on hit posts, serious injuries, emergent heroes, late late goals, tragic mistakes and flying fingetip saves; you`ll find who played in most Finals and who made the most fleeting of appearances, who had the biggest haul of medals, who collected most winners medals, runners up medals and who played for different clubs, a list of every single player involved in the Finals even unused substitutes; the youngest Finalists and the oldest Finalists, a list of the referee in every single Final and a list of those who blew their little Acme Thunderer at the event most often; which brothers played in Finals, grandfathers and grandsons & other relatives in between; there are notes on corner kick goals, free kick goals, penalty goals and every other kind of goal and those players who scored most often; which clubs won the Cup on their debut appearance; the first Final where the goals were fitted with nets, the Final which was abandoned, the Final which became a friendly AFTER the game kicked off, the Final which was played on a Friday evening, the Finals which kicked off in virtual darkness before the advent of floodlights, the Final when players threw snowballs at each other, the Final which attracted the biggest ever European crowd and even the ones which were never played! There are records of every Cup Final manager and every Cup Final captain, all the venues for Finals and even a list of the colours worn in Finals.
If you want to find out about the Scottish Cup Final, this is the book for you. If you think you know all about these games, you`ll be surprised! Heera spearmint chewing gum an ra macaroon bars.
A History of Scottish Cup Finals
in words and statistics
by Forrest H.C. Robertson