Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Why did they show up then?

Football provides us with the most amazing stories:

'Bon Accord were a football team from Aberdeen, Scotland who suffered the worst defeat in any British senior football match, losing 36-0 to Arbroath on September 12, 1885 in a first round match of the Scottish Cup. […] Bon Accord were in reality a cricket team, Orion Cricket Club, who were mistakenly invited to enter the Scottish Cup instead of Orion FC, an Aberdeen football club. […] On September 3, 1887, Arbroath were again drawn in the same competition against Orion — this time the football club rather than the cricket club were correctly invited. The result on this occasion was 20-0 in favour of Arbroath.'

from a Wikipedia article,
which contains quite a few other funny details…

Incidentally, I think I found a new favourite (name among) Scottish football club(s) — Clachnacuddin sounds even nicer than Dunfermline (though I just found out that the classic rock band Nazareth actually comes from there).
Well, I'm off to Inverness on Saturday!

1 comment:

Fearn said...

Nach tú an bréagadóir? Níl gaeilge anseo! ;-)