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So I'm struggling for time taking photos of the teams just now but I had a quick opportunity to take a snap of these this afternoon ...
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They've been out of use for a few years as the plastic tabs are getting too brittle for regular movement ... in fact looking at which teams are in each division on the photo I'd guess they've been untouched for about three seasons - where does the time go ? ... hmm no idea !

We have points tabs to put on the board next to each team so in the past they'd be moved every week like the old team tabs but as I say the plastic is past it so they are more of a display thing now .. and although most of the kits were cut straight from the 78-81 cats yes quite a lot of those colour kits were handpainted on a sheet of ref 21s we created and copied .. no wonder we both wear glasses now !
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Looks really good
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Thanks .. I might have to dust it and put all of the teams where they should be next time :wink:
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Looks good.

I've been buying retro style league ladders from Retrocrafts since I discovered them three years ago. They also offer customized versions and if I ever get going with my solo play, I might buy a set for my league.
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SweSaint wrote: 09 Jun 2021, 20:15 Looks good.

I've been buying retro style league ladders from Retrocrafts since I discovered them three years ago. They also offer customized versions and if I ever get going with my solo play, I might buy a set for my league.
Now that might be an option for my two Scottish Divisions
- I did have a couple of magnetic ladders but I’ve got absolutely no idea where they went. I think they were bought from an advert in Shoot, you could get them as blanks then add the good old dymo tape names.Strangely I do have a few of the team tabs somewhere - the boards were green and I remember that they came with a wipe clean felt tip to write the points totals on the board . Amazing what you can remember from forty plus years ago but last week is a mystery ?!
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i would love to know where these team names come from? It appears they are an amalgamation of real team name,s but would be interesting to know the history behind them and why you chose to go with fictional rather than real teams?

I think it would mess with my mind as I would be constantly trying to revert the name back to a real team :D
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chickster25 wrote: 10 Jun 2021, 13:14 i would love to know where these team names come from? It appears they are an amalgamation of real team name,s but would be interesting to know the history behind them and why you chose to go with fictional rather than real teams?

I think it would mess with my mind as I would be constantly trying to revert the name back to a real team :D
As far as the English League goes the League dates back to 1955 . It began as Leagues do with just one division and a selection of names chosen from 1950s comics and towns my Dad might have passed through when going away on family holidays. So a few of the English clubs ,like Grantham for instance, are of course real places but in fact represent somewhere else (Grimsby) . In the early days they were also given whatever random kit my Dad might have fancied and was able to buy in town. As the League expanded my Dad and his friend who also ran a solo league started to devise additional names and match their exisiting ones to real football clubs so we ended up with a mix of the obvious playing in the correct kits and the not so obvious playing in their original kits. - Reality gradually crept in and I would be partly to blame as a young lad by asking the pair of them who was this team who was that team why dont they have the right kit etc etc :lol: So some of the clubs you would guess quite easily however Dutton Albion (Dutton is a village in the Ribble Valley) playing in ref 8 are not quite so obviously ... drum roll ... errrr Cardiff City :wink: :lol: ... basically when they started expanding they didn't want to lose certain names or change the colours

My Scottish League which I began in 1976 is more obviously based upon the real clubs North of the Border - every summer I look at Dalkeith (who were just a name to make up the numbers originally but I now see them as Leith) and Blantyre (Brechin) and think I should change them as they are the only two names in my League who are represented by decent clubs in the real world (plus Blantyre is a much bigger town than Brechin) but the League is 45 years old this time and tradition is tradition so I keep them in !! ... I don't like change in my League nobody ever leaves or joins but I do change the kits :lol:

Why fictional ? well all I can say is if you have fictional names it doesn't seem quite so ridiculous when Corbridge (Carlisle) end up as League Champions or some big club ends up in Division 3
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At the end of the day it’s part nostalgia part escape I guess .. when I think about my clubs I tend to think about the kits and grounds of the 1970s and 80s
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Thanks for sharing the info about your leagues and teams, I love to read the stories about other players and how their leagues developed. It’s nice to see that your league came about and grew over many years.
Do you have a list of your league champions over the seasons?
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Yes we’ve got full records for the English League although the League Chairman (ie not me :wink: ) is slowly coming round to my way of thinking on record keeping . I just keep a record of League Champions and Cup Final results for my Scottish Divisions and as we haven’t typed up the English records since 1990 :roll: :Doh: (initially pending transferring them to a word processor) they are also going to get simplified one day soon out of pure necessity :lol:
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Sounds fantastic.

I used to keep my records in a text book, but league tables became a pain to update as I would have to rub it out and write it out again. I now keep my results on a website so it’s easier to maintain, I can go back and look at historic results easily, plus I can now access it anywhere :-)
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Yes there is a lot to be said for modern technology .. I use fixturelist.com now instead of handwriting the fixtures mainly because I’ve got arthritis and the old handwriting has suffered a bit but also because I realised that I can save them as Pdf files and create booklets for each division that use very little paper

Tables I do the old way on paper .. I just keep a running total and a results grid then write up the full tables at the end of the season ..
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chickster25 wrote: 11 Jun 2021, 19:50 Sounds fantastic.

I used to keep my records in a text book, but league tables became a pain to update as I would have to rub it out and write it out again. I now keep my results on a website so it’s easier to maintain, I can go back and look at historic results easily, plus I can now access it anywhere :-)
I streamlined my record keeping for my Scottish League a couple of years because in truth it can get to be a pain and just a little bit pointless when there is really only me who looks at it , so now I just keep the below

By season

1976/77 League Champions Granoch Celtic
League Cup Winners East Kilsyth v Braedeen 3-3.3-1.
SFA Cup Winners Mirrenwell v Halmiston Academical 2-2.3-2.

1977/78 League Champions Mirrenwell
League Cup Winners Granoch Celtic v Mirrenwell 2-2.3-1.
SFA Cup Winners Dunfreith Athletic v Inverairdrie 4-2.

1978/79 League Champions Granoch Rangers
League Cup Winners St.Mirvan v Roxburgh Hearts 2-0.
SFA Cup Winners Muirton v Dalkeith Celtic 4-2.

1979/80 League Champions Granoch Celtic
League Cup Winners Kilbannock v Pittodrie Thistle 3-2.
SFA Cup Winners Dunkeld United v Dunkeld 1-0.

1980/81 League Champions St.Mirvan
League Cup Winners Dunkeld v Granoch Celtic 4-1.
SFA Cup Winners Roxburgh Hibernian v Granoch Rangers 2-1.

1981/82 League Champions Granoch Rangers
League Cup Winners Granoch Celtic v Dunfreith Athletic 3-2.
SFA Cup Winners Roxburgh Hearts v Dunkeld United 2-0.

1982/83 League Champions Granoch Celtic
League Cup Winners Muirton v Roxburgh Hibernian 1-0.
SFA Cup Winners Mirrenwell v Granoch Celtic 1-1.2-1.

1983/84 League Champions Roxburgh Hearts
League Cup Winners Roxburgh Hearts v Granoch Rangers 3-3.3-2.
SFA Cup Winners Granoch Celtic v Dunkeld United 3-2.

1984/85 League Champions Granoch Rangers
League Cup Winners Roxburgh Hearts v Roxburgh Hibernian 3-2.
SFA Cup Winners Mirrenwell v Ayrdlaw United 2-1

1985/86 League Champions Granoch Rangers
League Cup Winners Granoch Celtic v Mirrenwell 3-1.
SFA Cup Winners Granoch Rangers v Granoch Celtic 4-2.

1986/87 League Champions Granoch Celtic
League Cup Winners Dunkeld United v Caulderbeath 3-0.
SFA Cup Winners Braedeen v Roxburgh Hearts 4-3.

1987/88 League Champions Granoch Celtic
League Cup Winners Granoch Celtic v Roxburgh Hearts 4-2.
SFA Cup Winners Granoch Celtic v Mirrenwell 1-0.

1988/89 League Champions Braedeen
League Cup Winners Granoch Rangers v Granoch Celtic 3-1.
SFA Cup Winners Braedeen v Dunfreith Athletic 1-0.

1989/90 League Champions Dunkeld United
League Cup Winners Granoch Celtic v Dunkeld United 2-1.
SFA Cup Winners Granoch Rangers v Braedeen 1-1.2-1.

1990/91 League Champions Granoch Rangers
League Cup Winners Mirrenwell v Braedeen 2-1.
SFA Cup Winners Dunkeld v St.Mirvan 2-1.

1991/92 League Champions St.Mirvan
League Cup Winners Dunkeld United v St.Peterstone 3-3.2-1.
SFA Cup Winners Granoch Rangers v Granoch Celtic 2-2.2-1.

1992/93 League Champions Braedeen
League Cup Winners Granoch Rangers v Muirton 4-2.
SFA Cup Winners Mirrenwell v Dalkeith Celtic 2-1.

1993/94 League Champions Kilbannock
League Cup Winners Dunfreith Athletic v Roxburgh Hibernian 1-0.
SFA Cup Winners Granoch Celtic v Mirrenwell 4-1.

1994/95 League Champions Granoch Celtic
League Cup Winners Roxburgh Hearts v Roxburgh Hibernian 3-2.
SFA Cup Winners Caulderbeath v Roxburgh Hearts 2-1.

1995/96 League Champions Dunkeld United
League Cup Winners Dunfreith Athletic v Roxburgh Hearts 2-1.
SFA Cup Winners Dunkeld United v Queen of The Vale 1-0.

1996/97 League Champions Granoch Rangers
League Cup Winners Granoch Celtic v Granoch Rangers 2-2.2-1.
SFA Cup Winners Mirrenwell v Braedeen 2-2.2-1.

1997/98 League Champions Mirrenwell
League Cup Winners Roxburgh Hibernian v Granoch Rangers 3-3.2-0.
SFA Cup Winners Granoch Celtic v Roxburgh Hibernian 3-2.

1998/99 League Champions Dunfreith Athletic
League Cup Winners Granoch Celtic v Halmiston Academical 2-1.
SFA Cup Winners Mirrenwell v Granoch Rangers 1-0.

1999/2000 League Champions Granoch Rangers
League Cup Winners Mirrenwell v Dunkeld 1-0.
SFA Cup Winners Roxburgh Hearts v St.Mirvan 3-2.

2000/01 League Champions Granoch Celtic
League Cup Winners Granoch Rangers v Granoch Celtic 1-0.
SFA Cup Winners Roxburgh Hibernian v Mirrenwell 3-0.

2001/02 League Champions Granoch Rangers
League Cup Winners St.Mirvan v Granoch Celtic 1-0.
SFA Cup Winners Granoch Celtic v Granoch Rangers 1-0.

2002/03 League Champions Granoch Rangers
League Cup Winners Granoch Rangers v Dunkeld United 1-0.
SFA Cup Winners Granoch Celtic v St.Peterstone 3-0.

2003/04 League Champions Granoch Celtic
League Cup Winners Kilbannock v Granoch Rangers 3-2.
SFA Cup Winners Dunkeld United v Roxburgh Hibernian 2-1.

2004/05 League Champions Granoch Rangers
League Cup Winners Roxburgh Hearts v Braedeen 0-0.3-0.
SFA Cup Winners Granoch Celtic v Dumbrechan 3-1.

2005/06 League Champions Dunkeld United
League Cup Winners Dalkeith Celtic v Granoch Rangers 2-1.
SFA Cup Winners Dalkeith Celtic v Dunkeld 2-2.1-0.

2006/07 League Champions Braedeen
League Cup Winners Granoch Rangers v Dalkeith Celtic 1-0.
SFA Cup Winners Granoch Celtic v St.Mirvan 2-1.

2007/08 League Champions Braedeen
League Cup Winners Granoch Celtic v Granoch Rangers 3-1.
SFA Cup Winners Granoch Rangers v Roxburgh Hearts 3-1.

2008/09 League Champions Granoch Celtic
League Cup Winners Granoch Rangers v Brodwick Rangers 3-2.
SFA Cup Winners Roxburgh Hibernian v Granoch Celtic 3-2.

2009/10 League Champions Dunkeld United
League Cup Winners Granoch Rangers v Pittodrie Thistle 2-2.1-0.
SFA Cup Winners Granoch Celtic v Braedeen 2-0.

2010/11 League Champions Granoch Celtic
League Cup Winners Granoch Celtic v Kilbannock 1-0.
SFA Cup Winnere Braedeen v Dunkeld United 2-1.

2011/12 League Champions Granoch Celtic
League Cup Winners Dunkeld United v Ayrdlaw United 3-0.
SFA Cup Winners Roxburgh Hearts v St.Mirvan 2-1.

2012/13 League Champions Granoch Rangers
League Cup Winners Granoch Celtic v Roxburgh Hearts 1-0.
SFA Cup Winners Mirrenwell v Granoch Rangers 3-2

2013/14 League Champions Roxburgh Hearts
League Cup Winners Pittodrie Thistle v Roxburgh Hearts 2-0.
SFA Cup Winners Dunkeld United v Halmiston Academical 3-2.

2014/15 League Champions Granoch Celtic
League Cup Winners Granoch Rangers v Melrose 3-2.
SFA Cup Winners Roxburgh Hibernian v Dunfreith Athletic 2-1.

2015/16 League Champions Braedeen
League Cup Winners Dunfreith Athletic v Granoch Rangers 2-1.
SFA Cup Winners Roxburgh Hibernian v Dunfreith Athletic 2-2.2-0.

2016/17 League Champions Granoch Celtic
League Cup Winners Braedeen v Granoch Celtic 2-1.
SFA Cup Winners Granoch Celtic v Melrose 3-0.

2017/18 League Champions Granoch Celtic
League Cup Winners Granoch Celtic v Pittodrie Thsitle 1-0.
SFA Cup Winners Granoch Celtic v Mirrenwell 1-1.3-0.

2018/19 League Champions Albeath Rovers
League Cup Winners Albeath Rovers v Inverairdrie 1-0.
SFA Cup Winners Halmiston Academical v Dunkeld 3-1.

2019/20 League Champions Granoch Rangers
League Cup Winners St.Mirvan v Kilbannock 2-0.
SFA Cup Winners Granoch Rangers v Kilbannock 3-1.

2020/21 League Champions Granoch Rangers
League Cup Winners Kilbannock v Arbraith 2-0.
SFA Cup Winners Granoch Celtic v Pittodrie Thistle 4-2.

I also have a similar file where honours are listed by club. Plus each season when I make out a new squad book I note down how long the club has been in that divison where they finished the previous season and which round of the Cups they got to , as I realised that was all I ever looked up when I kept full records .You'll notice that the big two are relatively succesful as their calculated results are weighted - not so their games that I play physically but it works well for me because they by no means win everything... 2019 was something of a surprise :crazyeyes: I think the little plastic men would still be dancing in the streets of Coatbridge :lol:

Next job is to do the same with the English records .. got to be easier than trying to type up the thirty one years we've got stuffed in a drawer :roll:

Do you need to be crazy to play solo leagues ? ... No but it definitely helps :lol:
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Just remembered I have done England by club ...

Ashbury
FA Cup Winners 1958/59. (1).

Ashford Villa
FA Cup Winners 1964/65.1988/89.2002/03. (3).

Blackton Albion
League Champions 1968/69.1973/74. (2).
League Cup Winners 1984/85.2017/18. (2).
FA Cup Winners 2017/18. (1).

Burnham
League Champions 1995/96.1997/98. (2).
League Cup Winners 1993/94.2000/01.2003/04.2015/16. (4).
FA Cup Winners 1997/98.2006/07.2013/14. (3).

Cheswall
League Champions 1978/79.1979/80.2014/15. (3).
League Cup Winners 1980/81. (1).
FA Cup Winners 2012/13.2019/20. (2).

Chidsea
League Champions 1969/70.1970/71. (2).
FA Cup Winners 1966/67.2009/10. (2).

Corbridge Rangers
League Champions 1977/78.2015/16. (2).

Droxford County
League Champions 2004/05. (1).

Dunwich City
League Champions 2016/17. (1).
League Cup Winners 2007/08. (1).

Dutton Albion
League Cup Winners 2020/21. (1)

Fareham
League Champions 1957/58.1961/62. (2).
League Cup Winners 1990/91.2010/11. (2).
FA Cup Winners 1957/58.1976/77.1990/91.2015/16. (4).

Fexton County
League Champions 1960/61. (1).

Grantham City
FA Cup Winners 1962/63.1965/66.1968/69.1970/71.2020/21. (5).

Hadleigh Town
League Champions 1975/76.1976/77.1985/86. (3).
League Cup Winners 1997/98. (1).

Hampton Park Rangers
League Champions 1959/60.1994/95. (2).

Hodwell Town
FA Cup Winners 1961/62. (1).

Howden Athletic
League Champions 1974/75.2000/01.2002/03.2018/19.2019/20. (5).
League Cup Winners 1992/93. (1).
FA Cup Winners 1983/84.1996/97.2004/05. (3).

Ipsworth Town
League Champions 1967/68. (1).
League Cup Winners 2012/13. (1).
FA Cup Winners 1998/99. (1).

Kirkhampton
League Cup Winners 2002/03. (1).
FA Cup Winners 1984/85. (1).

Launcester City
League Champions 2009/10. (1).
League Cup Winners 1974/75.2011/12.2013/14. (3).
FA Cup Winners 1978/79.1979/80. (2).

Leesdale United
League Champions 1996/97.1998/99.2005/06. (3).
League Cup Winners 1996/97.2006/07.2008/09.2018/19. (4).
FA Cup Winners 1999/2000. (1).

Liverport
League Champions 1993/94. (1).

Malton Castle
League Cup Winners 1981/82.1987/88.1989/90. (3).
FA Cup Winners 1980/81.1994/95.2001/02.2003/04. (4).

Melchester City
League Champions 2006/07.2007/08.2013/14. (3).
League Cup Winners 1995/96.2009/10.2019/20. (3).
FA Cup Winners 1963/64.1972/73.1974/75. (3).

Melchester Rovers
League Champions 1956/57. (1).
League Cup Winners 1978/79. (1).
FA Cup Winners 1969/70.1977/78. (2).

Middlesfield
FA Cup Winners 2016/17. (1).

Milford Albion
League Champions 1982/83. (1).
League Cup Winners 1979/80. (1).
FA Cup Winners 1982/83. (1).

Nottingdale Forest
League Champions 1999/2000.2008/09. (2).
FA Cup Winners 2008/09. (1).

Oxbridge Celtic
FA Cup Winners 1956/57. (1).

Portsea
League Champions 2001/02. (1).
League Cup Winners 1973/74.2016/17. (2).
FA Cup Winners 1993/94. (1).

Prestbridge North End
League Cup Winners 2004/05. (1).
FA Cup Winners 1981/82. (1).

Ramsgrove United
League Champions 2017/18. (1).

Redhill Athletic
League Champions 2003/04. (1).
FA Cup Winners 2007/08. (1).

Redstoke Rovers
League Champions 1963/64.1964/65. (2).
League Cup Winners 1986/86. (1).
FA Cup Winners 1967/68. (1).

Rotheringham City
League Champions 1980/81.1988/89.1989/90. (3).
League Cup Winners 1983/84.1986/87. (2).
FA Cup Winners 1959/60.1960/61.2010/11. (3).

Southborough
League Cup Winners 1972/73. (1).
FA Cup Winners 1992/93. (1).

Stortford Rangers
League Champions 1966/67.1991/92. (2).
League Cup Winners 1976/76. (1).

Trentham Hotspur
League Champions 2010/11.2011/12.2012/13. (3).
League Cup Winners 1999/2000.2005/06.2014/15. (3).
FA Cup Winners 2000/01.2005/06.2011/12. (3).

Walden United
FA Cup Winners 1955/56. (1).

Westborough United
League Champions 1971/72.1981/82.1984/85.1986/87.2020/21. (5).
League Cup Winners 1982/83.1991/92.1994/95. (3).
FA Cup Winners 1975/76.1985/86.1987/88.1995/96.2014/15.2018/19. (6).

Westcliffe
League Champions 1958/59.1965/66. (2).

West Evesham Town
League Champions 1972/73. (1).
League Cup Winners 1977/78.1998/99. (2).
FA Cup Winners 1986/87.1989/90.1991/92. (3).

Whiteburn Rovers
League Champions 1962/63. (1).
League Cup Winners 1976/77. (1).

Wolverton Wanderers
League Champions 1955/56.1983/84.1987/88.1990/91.1992/93. (5).
League Cup Winners 1988/89.2001/02. (2).
FA Cup Winners 1971/72.1973/74. (2).
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