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David Waugh

Post by max444 » Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:50 pm

Can any football fan, north of the border, help me by providing a little info concerning the early career of a former Everton player whose name was David Waugh.

To date I know he was born, 1861, at Larbert and, 1881, is living in St Rollox, Springburn. I think he played for a team called Northern before moving south to play for Great Lever, Padiham, and Burnley before moving to Everton. He later became the club Trainer

Are Northern a team of players from the Hyde Park railway works? Where was their ground?

I know David Waugh, 1891, is living Hawksworth Street in Liverpool before , 1901, moving back to live at 160 Cowcaddens Street in Glasgow.

There the trail goes cold, Did David Waugh become involved with football after his return to Scotland?

Hope someone can help.

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Re: David Waugh

Post by bluedragon » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:41 pm

As a starter, John Litster's disk has a David Waugh playing for Petershill in 1881/82, Brian McColl's club list says in 1883 Northern, who played at Hyde Park, merged with Petershill and took the name Northern. The St Rollox railway works would be nearby.

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Re: David Waugh

Post by Scottish » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:59 am

Definitely the same team as the one which was a founder member of the Second Division in 1893 & lasted only a year. They played in the Scottish Cup until 1896 when they scratched from the 1896-97 Qualifying Cup. They played at Hyde Park in Springburn. While Petershill merged with them in 1883, Northern's Scottish Cup entry predates this, having played in the competition as early as 1875-76. They had some notable achievements too, beating Third Lanark in 1880-81 and losing to Rangers away just 1-0. They also beat Clyde away in 1889-90. OTOH they were eliminated four times by Queen's Park and were once beaten 9-2 by Renton so were never a top side.

The Hyde Park loco works team played just one Scottish Cup tie, losing 2-1 away to Crosshill in 1876-77 and scratched the following season.

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Re: David Waugh

Post by ScottishFA » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:50 am

The birth is recorded as James Waugh on 12 January 1861 in Larbert (to Robert Waugh and Janet Marshall), which probably means his parents changed their minds about his name and called him David instead - which is how he appears in the 1861 census, age 3 months. In fact his younger brother was called James, born 1863.

I haven't found anything about his later years, or any further involvement in football, but there is a photo of him in the Burnley Express of 31 March 1928 (a famous date!) in a Burnley team group from 1887.

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Re: David Waugh

Post by max444 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:44 pm

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