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[Scottish War Emergency Cup Final programme]

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Title [Scottish War Emergency Cup Final programme]
Imprint [Glasgow?: s.n.]
Date of Publication 1940
Language English
Notes The outbreak of the Second World War led to the suspension of normal competitive football in Scotland. The Scottish War Emergency Cup was a temporary competition held at the start of World War II, due to the suspension of the Scottish Cup by the SFA. It was held between February and May in 1940, the competition involved all sixteen League clubs still operating, Cowdenbeath later withdrew which meant Dunfermline Athletic received a bye in the first round. Rangers beat Dundee United 1 - 0 in the Final, thanks to a goal by James Smith. Although the venue, Hampden Park, Glasgow, in previous years had drawn crowds of over 100,000 for big games, the police limited attendance to 75,000 for this game.
Shelfmark RB.s.2733
Acquired on 24/11/08
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