RANGERS have had many memorable games over the years against Aberdeen, one of which was the League Cup final at Hampden in 1979...

SANDY TIMPSON (Milngavie) - In the Scottish League Cup final on March 31, 1979, Rangers beat Aberdeen 2-1 and Doug Rougvie was sent off for the Dons. Was he the first player to be sent off in a major Scottish final?

Doug Rougvie was, in fact, the second player to be sent off in a major Scottish final.

The first player to get an early bath was Jock Buchanan of Rangers, who received his marching orders in the 1929 Scottish Cup final against Kilmarnock.

The Rugby Park club were the victors that day, beating Rangers by two goals to nil. The scorers for Killie were Aitken and Cunningham.

BERT BARR (Shawlands) - I was deeply saddened at the recent death of Bobby Collins. Could you tell me if he ever played Junior football?

Before signing for his first senior club Celtic, in 1948, Bobby had a spell playing at Pollok.

BERTIE (Scotstoun) - I know Scotland often miss out in tournaments on goal difference. The most recent example was Scotland's women's team losing out to France for a place in the final of the Cyprus Cup against England. I remember a Scotland youth team winning a tournament on goal difference round about 1980. Can you provide the details?

In October, 1979, a Scotland youth team took part in the Las Palmas tournament.

In their first game they drew 1-1 with West Germany, with Charlie Nicholas scoring for Scotland.

Their second game was against Las Palmas, who had drawn 4-4 with Sweden.

Scotland were terrific against the Spaniards and beat them 7-0.

Neil Simpson and Colin Walsh both scored hat-tricks and John Halpin scored the other.

Scotland beat Sweden 3-1 in the final game.

Walsh, Halpin and Iain Ferguson netted for the Scots and set up a nail-biting finale to the tournament.

Germany needed to beat Las Palmas 9-0 to pip Scotland to the trophy, but they could only manage to win 7-0 and Andy Roxburgh's boys lifted the trophy.