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by bluedragon
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: FA Centenary Amateur Tournament May 1963
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: FA Centenary Amateur Tournament May 1963

The programme for the Tournament does not give individual match referees. Have you tried the appropriate FA Yearbook? Thanks for checking the Tournament programme. Unfortunately while the 1963-64 FA Yearbook has a summary of the Tournamnet and lists each game - date, ground & result - it does not i...
by bluedragon
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: FA Centenary Amateur Tournament May 1963
Replies: 3
Views: 62

FA Centenary Amateur Tournament May 1963

Can anyone help please by naming any of the referees in the FA Centenary Amateur Tournament held in the North East of England in May 1963. “ UK Amateur International Football – the complete record 1901-1974 ” has some referees. Match reports on the British Newspaper Archive do not list the referee o...
by bluedragon
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Hugh and James Henderson
Replies: 6
Views: 375

Re: Hugh and James Henderson

The Ayr United historian has told me that James Henderson only played two matches for Ayr FC. The first at centre forward and the second at left half. This may explain the two different positions he is reported to have played in for other clubs.
by bluedragon
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Hugh and James Henderson
Replies: 6
Views: 375

Re: Hugh and James Henderson

It is difficult to unravel which one was which! The Henderson who signed for Ayr FC from Annbank at the start of the 1897/98 season and returned to Annbank in January 1898 is definitely James Henderson. He is on a list in the Scottish Referee (Friday 24 September 1897) of players who were registered...
by bluedragon
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Hugh and James Henderson
Replies: 6
Views: 375

Re: Hugh and James Henderson

Liverpool signed James Henderson from Annbank in September 1893. After 1 game he returned to Annbank. Is it correct that he later played for Fairfield, Broxburn Athletic, Edinburgh Thistle and Partick Thistle (3 games in 1900/01.)? I had a look at the contemporary newspapers. There were two Henders...
by bluedragon
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Bob Ireland
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Bob Ireland

If Bob Ireland played for Brechin City in 1933 it would have been in the 1933/34 season. This was his third season at St Johnstone but he only played 8 matches, the last on 9 September 1933. However, there are regular later newspaper reports of him appearing in the St Johnstone Reserves team until h...
by bluedragon
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: David Henderson
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: David Henderson

When David Henderson joined Rob Roy (Callander) from Liverpool in August 1894 the newspapers say he was the only professional in the team. They go on to say that his transfer from Liverpool was on the understanding he would not then go on and sign for a Scottish League club. It appears that there wa...
by bluedragon
Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scottish Junior Cup Final 1888
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Re: Scottish Junior Cup Final 1888

Andy, many thanks for taking the time to check that out for me. I think the remark in the Scottish Umpire is fairly conclusive that Willie McCallum played in the second replay.

Thank you.
by bluedragon
Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scottish Junior Cup Final 1888
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Scottish Junior Cup Final 1888

I understand that the team line-ups of the two teams (Wishaw Thistle and Maryhill) are unknown despite a lot of research and are probably lost in the mists of time. However, I thought I would ask just in case there have been any recent discoveries. I am interested in the Wishaw Thistle line-up in th...
by bluedragon
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Harry Griffiths for Partick Thistle
Replies: 4
Views: 508

Re: Harry Griffiths for Partick Thistle

With help from a friend and a friend of a friend I have some more information on Harry Griffiths. Harry Cuthbert GRIFFITHS was born on 25 March 1883 and his birth was registered in the West Bromwich District that would have included Wednesbury. His first name was registered as “Harry” and so it was ...
by bluedragon
Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Harry Griffiths for Partick Thistle
Replies: 4
Views: 508

Re: Harry Griffiths for Partick Thistle

Partick Thistle signed Harry Griffiths from Chesterfield in June 1909. (He played for Liverpool 1905-08.) He probably left them in January 1910. He never played for firstteam. Did he play for reserveteam? Did he play for other clubs in Scotland? I have found him in census 1911 living in Wednesbury,...
by bluedragon
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Ireland 1 Scotland 5 1 March 1902 - goalscorers
Replies: 1
Views: 366

Ireland 1 Scotland 5 1 March 1902 - goalscorers

“ Gabe ” and I have been trying to establish who scored the last two goals in the Ireland v Scotland match on 1 March 1902; Scotland’s fifth and Ireland’s only goal. It is clear that Scotland went into a 5-0 lead and Ireland scored in the last minutes of the match. We need some help in deciding how ...
by bluedragon
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: WORLD CHAMPIONS
Replies: 6
Views: 1150

Re: WORLD CHAMPIONS

One other reason I have seen muted in various sources is the fact that they also defeated Preston North End as well. Thus having beat both the winner and the runners-up of the FA Cup they claimed to have valid title to "Champions of the World". It is interesting that it was Renton and not Queen’s P...
by bluedragon
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: WORLD CHAMPIONS
Replies: 6
Views: 1150

Re: WORLD CHAMPIONS

One explanation may be that the 1888 match was planned in advance as “ the Championship of the World ”. The first match we found advertised as “ the Championship of the World ” was when Preston North End (PNE) travelled to the first Easter Road to play Hibernian on 13 August 1887. Hibs were the Scot...
by bluedragon
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: WORLD CHAMPIONS
Replies: 6
Views: 1150

Re: WORLD CHAMPIONS

A few years ago a friend and I researched the "Championship of the World" match. We came across the story of the sign many times but nothing that would prove the story. However, when the Renton club went to the trouble of commissioning a trophy as a memento of their victory you would have thought a ...