QPaim forScots hallof fame
Queen’s Park hope to celebrate their 150th birthday by having the team that was robbed of success in an FA Cup final entered into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame.
In 1883/84 the Hampden club won both the Scottish Cup and Glasgow Merchants’ Charity Cup before losing 2-1 to Blackburn in an FA Cup final dominated by controversial decisions from ref Major Francis Marindin.
Queen’s president Alan Hutchison said: “That team was very special indeed. They won trophies in a season where they played only three games at home and 15 away as the second Hampden was not ready.
“Bob Christie’s goal remains the only one scored by a Scottish club in an FA Cup final but we actually scored two further goals in that game. They were ruled out as the ref ’s interpretation of the offside rule was different to the Scottish one.
“It would be terrific if that team were rewarded with a place in the Scottish Football Museum’s Hall of Fame.”