DAVE (Bridge of Allan) – In the mid-80's did both Celtic and Rangers get knocked out of European competition by Spanish opposition in the same week?
Yes, they did. In early October, 1985, Celtic lost 2-1 at Parkhead against Atletico Madrid to be eliminated 3-2 on aggregate in the Cup-Winners' Cup and Rangers lost 2-0 in Spain to Osasuna to go out of the Uefa Cup 2-1 on aggregate.
JIMMY (Sandyhills) – Alan Morton, Rangers' legendary winger, known as the "Wee Blue Devil", joined Rangers from Queen's Park in 1920. Can you tell me if he played for any other senior teams?
Alan Morton had an illustrious career at Rangers from season 1920/21 to season 1932/33.
He was officially transferred to Celtic for one day only, on January 4, 1921, to allow him to play in a benefit game against a Scottish League Select at Parkhead, the Select team winning 3-1.
He was also transferred to Third Lanark for one day only, on April 30, 1925, scoring Third's only goal in a benefit game for Alex Reid against Chelsea at Cathkin Park. The Londoners won 2-1.
The attendance was estimated at 5,000 to 6,000.
ALEX F (Partick) – Could you confirm that just before playing in the 1974 World Cup finals in West Germany, Scotland played Belgium in Brussels in a warm-up match? If I am correct, could you give match details?
Scotland played Belgium on June 1, 1974, however the game was played in Bruges. The Belgians won 2-1.
The teams lined up:
Belgium: Piot, Van Binst, Dewalque, Van Den Daele, Martens, Van Moer, Ver Verheyen, Van Herp, Henrotax, Van Himst and Lambert.
Scotland: Harvey, Jardine, McGrain, Blackley, McQueen, Bremner, Johnstone, Hay, Lorimer, Dalglish and Jordan.
Henrotax and Lambert scored for Belgium with Jimmy Johnstone scoring for Scotland.
H. JENKINS (Glasgow) – When Partick Thistle reached the League Cup final in 1953 to meet East Fife, could you tell me who they met in the semi-final.
On October 10, 1953, they met Rangers at Hampden in the semi-final and won 2-0 with goals by Wright and Howitt in front of a 48,000 crowd.
In the final, the Jags lost 3-2 to East Fife, watched by a 38,000 crowd. The Fifers led 2-0 at half-time, but Thistle hit back with goals by Walker and McKenzie to make it 2-2.
With two minutes to go, Christie hit the winner for East Fife.