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by Boris57
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: George Allan
Replies: 7
Views: 5679

Re: George Allan

Did a wee bit more digging. Managed to track down a Bo'ness line-up from one of the early season dates that an 'Allan' turned out for Leith. 25 August 1894. Leith listed Allan at outside right against Clyde. On same day, Bo'ness home to Slamanan Rovers - Allan listed at right-back. I think that supp...
by Boris57
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: George Allan
Replies: 7
Views: 5679

Re: George Allan

Just the one. Dumbarton at home the following week (6 April). 1-1 draw. Unfortunately it's the one League game from that season that I haven't been able to track down a line-up for. Re the registration 30/3/95. That would suggest he was possibly registered to play in the Celtic game that day as the ...
by Boris57
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: George Allan
Replies: 7
Views: 5679

Re: George Allan

I have most of theLeith Athletic lineups from 1894/95 & 1895/96 but having looked at them again to try to help out with your query I'm now wondering if he was ever signed by Leith Athletic. My reasoning is a couple of bits of "evidence": 1) George was a central defender (right half) but all the line...
by Boris57
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: John, James & Abraham. Meaney playing careers
Replies: 15
Views: 14312

Re: John, James & Abraham. Meaney playing careers

Realise it's some time since original post & thread started but only just come across it while cross-checking some Leith Athletic research. I have a fair amount of info re John's spells at Leith Athletic including at least one team photo & one other infividual photo. He was indeed Irish - I have him...
by Boris57
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Leith Athleic line up: May 27, 1899 (Rosebery Charity Cup)
Replies: 6
Views: 4449

Re: Leith Athleic line up: May 27, 1899 (Rosebery Charity Cu

I visited Uphall Cemetery about 18 months back to look at the memorial. Very impressive & well-maintained. Leith Athletic played Newcastle United (who had just won English First Division) at Easter Road on 23 April 1907 in a benefit match for his family. Current incarnation of Leith Athletic had an ...
by Boris57
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Leith Athleic line up: May 27, 1899 (Rosebery Charity Cup)
Replies: 6
Views: 4449

Re: Leith Athleic line up: May 27, 1899 (Rosebery Charity Cu

Meant to add that the scorer wasn't John Walker - he went to Hearts in 1898 (later with Lincoln City). It was Wullie Walker who had two spells at Leith on either side of playing for Liverpool. Tragically he died in January 1907 after being fatally injured playing for Leith.
by Boris57
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Leith Athleic line up: May 27, 1899 (Rosebery Charity Cup)
Replies: 6
Views: 4449

Re: Leith Athleic line up: May 27, 1899 (Rosebery Charity Cu

The game was definitely played at Logie Green (per advert in Friday night's Evening News which refers to "Logie Green, Canonmills"). It KO'd at 4pm with an Edinburgh v Leith schoolboys match on first at 3pm. I have it as a crowd of 5,000 (Gate £140). Walker scored the only goal early in the second h...
by Boris57
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: John Hope and the Foot-Ball Club of 1824
Replies: 5
Views: 6955

Re: John Hope and the Foot-Ball Club of 1824

Great read Andy. Fantastic piece of original research that turns a few fitba "facts" on their heads!
by Boris57
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Definition of 'scrimmage'
Replies: 10
Views: 7120

Re: Definition of 'scrimmage'

I reckon Andy spot on there with "stramash" - first word I thought of too when I read the thread. Good old Arhur Montford! Going by my research over the years the term "scrimmage" is invariably used when a goal is scored from very close range with numerous players in the vicinity & the reporter does...
by Boris57
Mon May 15, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Online Sources
Replies: 169
Views: 143163

Re: Online Sources

Another 3 years of the Scottish Referee will be available from tomorrow morning - 1888, 1889 & 1892.
by Boris57
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Indoor Football
Replies: 2
Views: 2792

Indoor Football

Yesterday afternoon the East of Scotland FA's Football Nation Qualifying Cup final was played at the Oriam at Riccarton - Lowland League Spartans beat East of Scotland League Lothian Thistle HV 2-1. I'm pretty sure this will have been the first men's Senior (1st team) football final played indoors -...
by Boris57
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: John or Jacky or Johnny Peat
Replies: 3
Views: 3811

Re: John or Jacky or Johnny Peat

Sorry I don't have date of birth etc for him but I have him as 'Jack' Peat & signing for Leith Athletic on 18 January 1954 having previously been (possibly still at then) Cowdenbeath. Leith had withdrawn from the Scottish League but as they had retained their SFA membership were able to enter a side...
by Boris57
Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Newspaper Team Line-ups - Convention Query
Replies: 3
Views: 3299

Re: Newspaper Team Line-ups - Convention Query

That ties in perfectly with my line of thinking after finding a few similar instances during ongoing research. Thanks for reply.
by Boris57
Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Newspaper Team Line-ups - Convention Query
Replies: 3
Views: 3299

Newspaper Team Line-ups - Convention Query

When researching team line-ups for games in the early days of football & probably through as far as the late 1930's in newspapers I've sometimes come across a surname being shown in inverted commas - e.g. Smith, Jones, "McTavish" ........ I was never really sure why but recently I noted one such cas...
by Boris57
Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Leith Athletic - help please
Replies: 14
Views: 8764

Re: Leith Athletic - help please

Posted to you this morning Blue Dragon. Hope they prove of some help/interest.