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by bluedragon
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Cup Winners Medals
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Cup Winners Medals

With help from many, many others we think DOUGIE ARNOTT maybe the player who got the nearest to achieving the treble of Amateur, Junior and Senior Scottish Cup winners’ medals in that he played in finals of all three competitions and was a winner in one. 1984/85 Scottish Amateur Cup finalists Mother...
by bluedragon
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Cup Winners Medals
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Cup Winners Medals

Ronnie Tracey 1978/79 Scottish Amateur Cup winners Crosshouse Waverley 1982/83 Scottish Junior Cup winners East Kilbride Thistle That is a very interesting question that occurred to us when we were researching Junior internationalists and trying to find a player capped at all three levels (amateur, ...
by bluedragon
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: SCOTLAND - IRELAND 11-0 23rd February 1901
Replies: 4
Views: 2771

Re: SCOTLAND - IRELAND 11-0 23rd February 1901

Gabe and I have been trying to work out the goal times. We have used the British Newspaper Archive. As we know the precise goal times were not recorded as a matter of course at this time but the various reports of the game gave some times and other good clues. With the exception of the 6th goal we h...
by bluedragon
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Football Books
Topic: 50 Football Heroes; in War and Peace
Replies: 0
Views: 2749

50 Football Heroes; in War and Peace

“ 50 Football Heroes: in War and Peace ” tells the individual stories of bravery of fifty British footballers and includes a summary of their football careers that vary from internationalists to playing at lower levels in the game. 19 players were either born in Scotland or have a Scottish club(s) o...
by bluedragon
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: The American Cup (Brechin)
Replies: 2
Views: 2261

Re: The American Cup (Brechin)

Thanks Brian that's great. The description of the cup in the local newspaper was as follows: “ A most handsome specimen of the silversmith’s art, standing some eighteen inches high, massive in proportion, and withal of most chaste design. The carvings and traceries are in floral and scroll pattern, ...
by bluedragon
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Bill Harper (Hibs, Arsenal, Plymouth and Scotland)
Replies: 1
Views: 1825

Re: Bill Harper (Hibs, Arsenal, Plymouth and Scotland)

I tried to find a note of his death in the Edinburgh Evening News microfilm archive but with no luck I am afraid.
by bluedragon
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Jimmy Robertson (Dundee, Birmingham, Kilmarnock and Scotland)
Replies: 2
Views: 1707

Re: Jimmy Robertson (Dundee, Birmingham, Kilmarnock and Scotland)

The English National Football Archive, that you have probably seen, gives a year of death of 1979 but gives a year of birth of 1909.
by bluedragon
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: The American Cup (Brechin)
Replies: 2
Views: 2261

The American Cup (Brechin)

I have just seen an image of a programme for the “ 1st Annual Challenge Match for the American Cup ” between Brechin Victoria and Brechin City on 1 August 1985. In 1889 the Brechin South Port Junior Football Association was formed. The reason for the formation was the American Cup. A George Corral h...
by bluedragon
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: John McConnell
Replies: 2
Views: 1985

Re: John McConnell

John Litster has John McConnell on the Open to Transfer (OTT) List with the Scottish Football League in the 1913/14 season and for the four seasons after that. In May 1913 he is shown in the newspapers in the details of the Aberdeen players for the forthcoming season as unsigned. While on the OTT li...
by bluedragon
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Thomas McLeod
Replies: 4
Views: 2899

Re: Thomas McLeod

There was a Royal Athletic FC playing Edinburgh Juvenile football in the early 1900's but they appear to be defunct by the time Thomas McLeod was playing. Two others possibilities from local Edinburgh football at his time were the Royal Scots Greys (unlikely this would have been a team of soldiers) ...
by bluedragon
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Harold Uren
Replies: 11
Views: 3663

Re: Harold Uren

There was a Frederick Uren whose death was registered in Dunfermline in 1960 age 72. That would make his date of birth 1887 or 1888. There is no Scottish birth record for a Frederick Uren. However, a Frederick Uren was born in the Quarter to 31 December 1887 at St Germans in Cornwall that is about 1...
by bluedragon
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Harold Uren
Replies: 11
Views: 3663

Re: Harold Uren

Fascinating stuff! UREN From what I can make out the surname Uren appears to be a fairly common surname in the English West Country and indeed Harold Uren was born in Bristol. NEWSPAPERS A search of the newspaper archive supports the view that the player in Fife was not Harold Uren. Dunfermline Athl...
by bluedragon
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Harold Uren
Replies: 11
Views: 3663

Re: Harold Uren

I have only had a quick look but I am wondering if the Lochgelly United player is a different player? There is a player named Uren who joined Dunfermline Athletic in October 1915. However, he was a half back and it is said his previous club was Plymouth Argyle. In 1920 a player named Uren is playing...
by bluedragon
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Alastair Henderson
Replies: 7
Views: 3147

Re: Alastair Henderson

David Pratt had four seasons as player/manager at Yeovil & Petters United immediately before joining Clapton Orient and so must have taken Tom McDade with him. McDade also played for Yoker Athletic! It's a small world! A Leyton Orient source gives Alastair Henderson's full name as Alastair Ian Hende...
by bluedragon
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Alastair Henderson
Replies: 7
Views: 3147

Re: Alastair Henderson

I looked a little further and found that Ashford were a nursery club for Clapton Orient. Tommy Lucas had been sent down to Ashford to take charge by Orient manager David Pratt. It is possible that Alastair Henderson took the same journey to play alongside the young players although he was not that o...