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 Quiz: Name the Fifer
Topic Originator: sammer  
Date:   Mon 11 May 17:48

They’re all Fifers but playing for teams outwith the kingdom.

1. Holding a Player of the Year award.




2. His James Cagney tribute act was honed in Yorkshire.



3. A one-club man renowned for his long throw.



4. Trying to outpace Nobby Stiles out wide.



5. His close control and passing were outstanding.



6. For a few seasons the most lethal wide attacker in the UK.



7. The baseball cap might be a clue.




8. Not a Fifer but like his dad, who was from Bowhill, he also played for Scotland.




9. On the left the man with the powerful shot eludes Danny Blanchflower.




10. A hard customer on the field and allegedly a hard drinker off it.




11. Smashing home penalties was his trademark.




12. Clutching the medicine ball to the woollen jersey.
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 Re: Quiz: Name the Fifer
Topic Originator: neils  
Date:   Mon 11 May 18:07

2 David speedie?
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Topic Originator: neils  
Date:   Mon 11 May 18:08

2 Doug rougvie!
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 Re: Quiz: Name the Fifer
Topic Originator: neils  
Date:   Mon 11 May 18:10

5/ Tommy hutchison
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 Re: Quiz: Name the Fifer
Topic Originator: neils  
Date:   Mon 11 May 18:13

I 10 Jim baxter?
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Topic Originator: thenatural  
Date:   Mon 11 May 18:13

4. Jim Baxter?
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Topic Originator: rikaka  
Date:   Mon 11 May 18:24

10. Ian porterfield
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 Re: Quiz: Name the Fifer
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Mon 11 May 18:43

1 ???
2 David Speedie
3 ???
4 Jim Baxter
5 Charlie Cooke
6 Jackie Sinclair
7 Jimmy Brown
8 David Herd
9 Charlie Fleming
10 George Kinnell (cousin of Jim Baxter)
11 Ian Porterfield
12 John Thomson
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 Re: Quiz: Name the Fifer
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Mon 11 May 18:47

1 George Connelly?
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 Re: Quiz: Name the Fifer
Topic Originator: sammer  
Date:   Mon 11 May 19:09

Wee Eck finds these a bit easy. Interesting that Niels spotted the family connection with number 10; Kinnell does look facially like Jim Baxter if not in style of play.

Number 3 played before the war but was associated with the same club until his death not so long ago.
Number 11 died at a youngish age.
Number 12 had a long career, serving two clubs.

1. George Connelly looking none too impressed with his award as Scottish Football Writers’ Player of the Year.



2. David Speedie started more fights than he won but was an irritant to any defence. Born in Glenrothes but brought up in Yorkshire where he came slowly through minor grade football.



3.

4. In Notts Forest change strip Slim Jim looks a bit short of ideas.



5. Charlie Cooke was born in St. Monans since there were air raids in Greenock at the time, so we can claim him as a Fifer. A delight to watch.



6. Jackie Sinclair scoring against Rangers in a European tie with a typical blistering shot on the run. He scored 88 goals for the Pars and Leicester City at a strike rate of 53%, remarkable for a winger.



7. Jimmy Brown from Buckhaven was a crowd favourite at Tynecastle and Rugby Park and even played against us for St. Mirren in the 1961 Cup semi.



8. Davy Herd scored better than a goal every other game for Arsenal, Man Utd and Scotland.




9. ‘Canonball’ Charlie Fleming has the same status amongst East Fife and Sunderland fans as Charlie Dickson does at EEP. One Scottish cap: 2 goals.



10. George Kinnell was a no nonsense halfback who played alongside his cousin, Jim Baxter, for a while at Sunderland. Well respected at Aberdeen, Stoke and Middlesbrough as well.


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 Re: Quiz: Name the Fifer
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Mon 11 May 20:04

12 could be George Niven.
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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Mon 11 May 20:28

Top marks again sammer
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 Re: Quiz: Name the Fifer
Topic Originator: sammer  
Date:   Mon 11 May 20:32



Yes, a young George Niven from his early days at Rangers. He broke into the side around 1953 but was still playing in 1968 when we beat Partick Thistle 1-0 in the Scottish Cup quarter final.

I don't think any of us saw number 3 play since his two Scottish caps came immediately after the war. Born in Dunfermline and spent an amazing 52 years at the same club in various roles. Has a stand named after him.
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 Re: Quiz: Name the Fifer
Topic Originator: sammer  
Date:   Mon 11 May 20:34

Regards number 11 I think the strip is proving a problem. Both teams are wearing change strips but if you can recognise the ground then you will probably work out who the Fifer scoring the penalty is.
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 Re: Quiz: Name the Fifer
Topic Originator: Stanza  
Date:   Mon 11 May 21:01

3 Jackie Husband?

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 Re: Quiz: Name the Fifer
Topic Originator: sammer  
Date:   Mon 11 May 21:13



Yes, it's Jackie Husband at number 3. I never saw him play but always knew he had something to do with Partick Thistle from my first an interest in Scottish football. His long throw of the heavy Tomlinson 'T' ball- the one being caught by George Niven in another photo- was quite something in his time.
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 Re: Quiz: Name the Fifer
Topic Originator: Stanza  
Date:   Mon 11 May 22:04

I don't think any of us saw number 3 play since his two Scottish caps came immediately after the war. Born in Dunfermline and spent an amazing 52 years at the same club in various roles. Has a stand named after him.

I will almost certainly have seen Jackie Husband play for Thistle, but only when I was a toddler in my dad's arms, so I don't remember him at all as a player. However I saw him on the Firhill pitch plenty of times in later years as trainer, physio etc.

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 Re: Quiz: Name the Fifer
Topic Originator: neils  
Date:   Mon 11 May 22:12

Is number 11 still up for grabs?
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 Re: Quiz: Name the Fifer
Topic Originator: sammer  
Date:   Mon 11 May 22:22

Number 11 was known as the 'penalty king' at his first club, but is best remembered for missing an important penalty at his second.
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 Re: Quiz: Name the Fifer
Topic Originator: neils  
Date:   Mon 11 May 23:09

Nope, can't even recognise the ground! The face looks familiar though.
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 Re: Quiz: Name the Fifer
Topic Originator: Stanza  
Date:   Mon 11 May 23:11

Is No 11 Andy Penman? I know he was thought of as the "Penalty King" at Dundee, so that could possibly be the Dundee change strip at Dens Park.

And it looks like Rangers in the striped shirts - I think it's Billy Ritchie in goal, with Davie Provan and Eric Caldow at the edge of the penalty box.

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 Re: Quiz: Name the Fifer
Topic Originator: sammer  
Date:   Tue 12 May 00:01

Yes, it's Andy Penman lashing a penalty home against Billy Ritchie of Rangers at Dens Park. It was a cup tie that ended 1-1 but I assume Dundee lost the replay.

Andy did not acquire the same reputation at Ibrox from the penalty spot. In one of his first games he committed the cardinal sin of missing a penalty v Celtic, but he smashed home a direct free kick to make amends and earn a last minute draw so all was forgiven. His best remembered penalty would be the one that was saved by Liam McFaul in a 0-0 draw at Ibrox, with Rangers losing 2-0 down there.

Penman was an outstanding talent who flourished in the Dundee team of the early 1960s but then had to endure the frustration of Rangers fans as they played second fiddle to Jock Stein's Celtic.
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 Re: Quiz: Name the Fifer
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 12 May 09:20

I'm surprised Dunfermline's own Billy Liddell wasn't included. How did he slip through the Pars' net?
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 Re: Quiz: Name the Fifer
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Tue 12 May 13:36

I thought no.11 was Andy Penman (honest 'Guv) but the "Penalty King" tag put me off, never made that connection.

Youngest outfield player in a Scottish League fixture - only goalkeeper Ronnie Simpson was younger on his debut.
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 Re: Quiz: Name the Fifer
Topic Originator: 27468  
Date:   Tue 12 May 17:12

No 7 was my Uncle, Jimmy Brown. Hearts and Kilmarnock.
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 Re: Quiz: Name the Fifer
Topic Originator: Paradox  
Date:   Tue 12 May 17:21

Miss Kinnell was one of my teachers at Camdean when her brother George was playing for Aberdeen. Another brother Andy played for Cowdenbeath.
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 Re: Quiz: Name the Fifer
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Tue 12 May 17:59

We had a Kinnell in the late 60s - can't remember his first name, was it Fu? 😉

I think he was signed by George Farm. Was he a relation?



Not your average Sunday League player.
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 Re: Quiz: Name the Fifer
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 12 May 18:33

The excellent BBC Alba documentary about Jim Baxter wrongly identified the cousin with whom Slim Jim played at Sunderland as George Mulhall rather than George Kinnell. Baxter and Kinnell also both played for Crossgates Primrose but I don't think they played in the same team.
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