Is this not the best book jacket ever? Never underestimate the power of eye contact. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Flappers and Philosophers (Scribner's, 1920), illustrated by W.E. Hill. From the digital collection of the University of South Carolina. Via Hemingway's Paris.
Celtic fans at the 1972 Scottish Cup final.Source.
This year is 120 years since Queen's Park last won the Scottish Cup. Such was their dominance in the early decades of the competition that they are still third on the all-time list with ten wins, all gained in the 19th Century.
It is 100 years since Raith Rovers appeared in the Cup final.
It is 75 years since East Fife won the Cup.
It is twenty-five years since a club last lost the Scottish Cup final two years in a row. Hibs can do that today! [Celtic win 3 - 0.]
On Monday the SPL decided they had too little information on which to penalize Heart of Midlothian for financial insolvency, so Hearts stay up and Dundee go down as scheduled. The ten clubs in the First Division next year will be: Alloa, Cowdenbeath, Dumbarton, Dundee, Falkirk, Hamilton, Livingston, Morton, Queen of the South, and Raith. Unless . . .
Comprehensive league reconstruction is off again and SPL2 is on again.