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by bluedragon
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Football Books
Topic: 50 Football Heroes; in War and Peace
Replies: 0
Views: 26

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. Each story is unique and are drawn from the two World Wars and peacetime...
by bluedragon
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: The American Cup (Brechin)
Replies: 2
Views: 239

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: 350

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: 160

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: 239

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: 495

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: 1320

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: 1015

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: 1015

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: 1015

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: 1312

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: 1312

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...
by bluedragon
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Alastair Henderson
Replies: 7
Views: 1312

Re: Alastair Henderson

A friend has checked some Leyton Orient books. One reference says that he left Clapton Orient in May 1935 the other more intriguing reference has a note: " Scottish Border League 1935 ". There was a Border Amateur League formed in 1936. The Border Junior Football League was no longer in existence at...
by bluedragon
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Alastair Henderson
Replies: 7
Views: 1312

Re: Alastair Henderson

My apologies! More speed less haste! Of course you are asking who he played for AFTER Clapton Orient and not BEFORE Yoker Athletic! He played his last league match for Clapton Orient on 27 October 1934. Although the club’s Scottish manager David Pratt left in December 1934 and the club suffered fina...
by bluedragon
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Alastair Henderson
Replies: 7
Views: 1312

Re: Alastair Henderson

In a quick check of sporadic newspaper match reports Yoker Athletic have a player named Henderson playing from August 1927 until April 1931. Of course, it does not prove it is the same player but could indicate your man joined Yoker at 16/17 years of age and that was his only Scottish club before jo...