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The Crest Dissected: Dunfermline Athletic FC

In a return to a favourite series of The Football History Boys, The Crest Dissected this time is written by  @AlexHTheMAX ,  in the shape of the story behind Dunfermline Athletic's interesting triangular effort that celebrates its 65th year this season. The current Dunfermline Athletic badge was designed in 1957 by Dunfermline High School Art Teacher, Colin Dymock and the 1957/58 season was a transitional one for the Fife side. The club won promotion after just one season in the old Scottish Division 2, following relegation from the top tier in May '57. They scorined a record 120 league goals in the process! The crest uses the lettering DAFC to represent the initials of the club name. Below, the lettering depicts the Malcolm Canmore Tower. The tower was adopted by the town of Dunfermline to be used for the Burgh Arms and old way seals. Malcolm Canmore was King of Scotland from 1057AD to 1093AD, and made his residence in Dunfermline within what is now Pittencrieff Park. The park

Fraserburgh: Setting Sail For The SPFL? | @AlexHTheMAX

Fraserburgh FC have won the Highland League which now gives the Aberdeenshire club a chance to win entry into the SPFL next season.  @AlexHTheMAX  give us a potted history of the team that has its roots in Scotland's fishing community. The club from the North East coast of Scotland with the nickname 'the Broch' (burgh) were formed in 1910 and prior to that played as a select side made up of the best players from the local amateur league. The club's colours (consisting of black and white stripes), were acquired from a local fish merchant who had links with Newcastle United and the tradition has since been kept, with the traditional away kit consisting of a sky blue shirt, white shorts and sky blue socks.  Fraserburgh's first ever match was an away tie in the Scottish Qualifying Cup against fierce local rivals Peterhead, which Fraserburgh won 3–1. In their very first season they went on to win the local Aberdeenshire Cup, defeating Buckie Thistle at Pittodrie (Aberdee

Joe Webster - Goalkeeper & WWI Veteran | @RichEvansWriter

We take another look in our 'Footballers at War' series, at Joe Webster, a lower league goalkeeper who also served in the First World War.  @RichEvansWriter  tells the story: ( Image ) Joe Webster, goalkeeper for both Watford and West Ham United, enlisted in the Football Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment during the First World War. Despite being deployed in sections of the line where enormous casualties were suffered, Webster survived hostilities, and served as a trainer for both Watford and Northampton Town.  He died in 1927 following an operation on a burst appendix in a Northampton hospital. Incomplete parish records mean that his actual date of birth within the year 1885 cannot be confirmed, so his given age at time of death fluctuates between 41 and 42.  Born in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, Webster joined Watford in 1910 at age 25 and, prior to 1914, made 131 appearances for the club. He was contracted to West Ham United from 1914 to 1919, but owing to the conflict, made only 1

The Big 70s/80s Scottish Football Quiz

This week @AlexHTheMAX    is challenging your knowledge of Scottish football in the decade of flared trousers and the decade of shoulder pads and mullets respectively.  Our pictorial journey takes you through the questions. From Anglos to former grounds it's 20 questions on our tartan test. See how many you can get (answers below): 1. Pre Liverpool Dalglish nets for Celtic at a now defunct former Scottish League ground which became a housing estate. Can you name it? 2. A Scotland squad record their World Cup song but for which World Cup? 3. 1970s teen Pop idol David Cassidy live at which former Scottish League ground? 4. Scotland v Wales at Hampden 1974 but who are the club team mates having a chat? 5.The famous V of the Diamonds (Airdrieonians) against a team who last played in the Scottish top flight in season 1970/1 when this picture was taken. Name the team in stripes? 6. The programme for non league Selkirk at Stirling Albion in the Scottish Cup in the 80s. What was the famous