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ON THE RECORD.

Q For all the Partick Thistle fans who go on about beating Celtic to win the League Cup in the 1970s, can you confirm that Jimmy Johnstone went off injured early in the game? I'd also like to see the teams printed. Davie Bhoy, Glasgow.

A Johnstone suffered a cut knee in a clash with Ronnie Glavin after less than 20 minutes and had to be replaced by Jim Craig. Celtic were 2-0 down at the time after goals by Alex Rae and Bobby Lawrie. Jags added two more before half-time from Denis McQuade and Jimmy Bone but Kenny Dalglish got one back in 70 minutes and it ended 4-1. Celtic - Williams, Hay, Gemmell, Murdoch, Connelly, Brogan, Johnstone (Craig), Dalglish, Hood, Callaghan, Macari. Partick Th-Rough, Hansen, Forsyth, Glavin (Gibson), Campbell, Strachan, McQuade, Coulston, Bone, A Rae, Lawrie.

Q In November, 1974, Dunfermline played a Celtic/Rangers Select in the John Lunn Testimonial at East End Park. Give details. Craig.

A The game on November 11 was for the 1 was for the family of Dunfermline player Lunn who had died of leukaemia. An 11,054 crowd saw it end Dunfermline 3 (McLean, Edwards, Forrest), Old Firm Select 3 (Smith, Parlane, Law pen). Denis Law captained the Old Firm who lost 4-3 on penalty kicks. Dunfermline - Karlsen, R Campbell, Wallace, Thomson, McNicoll, Kinninmonth, Penman, Edwards, Ford, Mackie, McLean. Subs: Davidson, Watson, Evans, I Campbell, Reid, Forrest. Old Firm - Hunter, Jardine, Greig, Murray, McNeill, Smith, McLean, Dalglish, Parlane, Law, Lennox. Subs: McCloy, Kennedy, Brogan, D Johnstone, Deans, Mathieson.

Q The recent games between Red Star Belgrade and Rangers had me thinking about a Highbury replay I saw involving these sides in the early 1960s. Can you give the Rangers team that night and say if it was in the preceding game that Jim Baxter had broken his leg? Calum Smith.

A In season 1964-65 after drawing 5-5 on aggregate, the teams played for a third time in the European Cup at Arsenal's ground and it ended Rangers 3 (Forrest 2, Brand), Red Star 1 (Kop). Rangers-Ritchie, Provan, Caldow, Greig, McKinnon, Wood, Brand, Millar, Forrest, Baxter, Johnston. As you can see, Baxter played. It was in the next round that he broke his leg during the away game against Rapid Vienna of Austria.

Q Which teams were first to settle a Scottish Cup tie by penalty-kick shootout? I say Kilmarnock were involved. D McLean, Irvine.

A That's correct. In season 1989-90, Killie drew 1 - 1 at Stranraer and then could only manage a 0-0 draw in the replay at Rugby Park. The new rules in operation meant a shootout rather than a second replay and Stranraer won it 4-3 thanks to a couple of spot saves by Barney Duffy. The date was January 6, 1990.

Q Name the European clubs that new SFA chief executive Gordon Smith played for and say what medals, if any, he won with them. George Hunter, Edinburgh.

A Smith went abroad in 1986 and had 1986 and had spells at Admira Wacker of Austria and the Swiss club Basel. He didn't pick up any medals but did score the goal that clinched a UEFA Cup place for the Austrians.

Q Can you tell me why an amateur team like Burntisland Shipyard get to take part in the Scottish Cup? Curious Frank.

A Shipyard are entitled to take part as members of the SFA with their own enclosed ground.

Q What nationality was Husref Musemic of Hearts and how many goals did he score for the club? Tom Sloan, Bathgate.

A Musemic was a Yugoslav international striker who was bought from Red Star Belgrade in June 1989 for pounds 200,000. He scored six goals in 13 games and was freed in January 1990.

Q In Raith Rovers' record-breaking ng1937-38 season when they won the Second Division and scored 142 goals, how many did Norrie Haywood net? Also, give details of his other clubs. Douglas Swan, Peebles.

A Portobello-born Haywood, who joined Raith from Peebles Rovers, scored 47 of that total. I don't have a full CV for him but he did play for Watford, Queen of the South and St Bernards.

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