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by soccerhistory
Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: David Prophet McLean
Replies: 12
Views: 4828

The (incorrect) birth date of 1887 for David Prophet McLean appears in quite a number of sources. I suspect that because he was playing adult football from such an early age (he was 13 when playing for Forfar Half Holiday) some researchers might have thought 1890 couldn't be right. However, in the l...
by soccerhistory
Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: GLASGOW GIANTS/BUNDESLIGA
Replies: 15
Views: 5004

You can access all Bundesliga records here:

http://www.fussballdaten.de/

Go to the section marked Spieler in the top left hand corner, click on the first initial and you'll get a list of players (note the list isn't exclusively Bundesliga details)
by soccerhistory
Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Football Books
Topic: Books about professionalism
Replies: 4
Views: 6028

I still tend to regard Tony Mason's Association Football & English Society, 1863-1915 as the best and most readable work. Other useful books include John Harding's Living to Play (which is essentially a social history of the footballer); Steven Tischler, Footballers and Businessmen, The Origins of P...
by soccerhistory
Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Football club in Glasgow 1865
Replies: 3
Views: 1655

To add to Leatherstocking's answer, its also worth noting that many of the early football clubs (pre-1870) not only played under their own rules, but were only formed to allow their members to engage in athletic pursuits. Some of these clubs only ever arranged matches which involved their own member...
by soccerhistory
Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Jimmy Smillie 1950's
Replies: 4
Views: 2593

Smillie spent two seasons with Headington. There are details of his games for them at rage online:

http://www.rageonline.co.uk/mainpage.ph ... yer_id=574
by soccerhistory
Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: Football Books
Topic: Soccer History Magazine, Issue 21
Replies: 7
Views: 6032

In the WH Smith series of club histories a few years ago there were exact figures given not just for WBA home but also for some away games. Not just FA Cup games either. For 1888-89 gates of 4,254 at Stoke, 4,230 at Bolton are given as well as home crowds of 3,448 v Notts County, 4,896 v Stoke and ...
by soccerhistory
Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: Football Books
Topic: Soccer History Magazine, Issue 21
Replies: 7
Views: 6032

Much of the detail on Scotland was taken from John Litster's article on attendances in Scottish Football Historian 107, which seems to be based on his experiences at Raith and St Johnstone, and information he obtained from his father who had a spell as Head Checker at Raith. In this he also lists "S...
by soccerhistory
Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Juniper Green
Replies: 0
Views: 1368

Juniper Green

I noticed that Cinneide came up with a reference to this some time ago: I also read that Walker had disappointed Hearts with his performances and was training at Juniper Green (Scottish Sport 03/01/1899). Was Juniper Green connected with Hearts, or another Edinburgh team? Today I found another refer...
by soccerhistory
Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Community Singing & other musical matters
Replies: 1
Views: 991

Community Singing & other musical matters

From the late 1920s there was an organised programme of what was termed 'Community Singing' at matches in England beginning with the FA Cup final and by the 1950s apparently covering all significant matches at Wembley. Was there anything similar to 'Community Singing' in Scotland? The organisation w...
by soccerhistory
Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: Football Books
Topic: Soccer History Magazine, Issue 21
Replies: 7
Views: 6032

Soccer History Magazine, Issue 21

Issue 21 of Soccer History Magazine is now available. The contents include a detailed look at Scottish football when war broke out in September 1939 and how the regional structure of East and West Leagues emerged. Further details and information on how to obtain a copy can be found here: http://socc...
by soccerhistory
Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: First foreign player for Hearts?
Replies: 23
Views: 8413

Walker was 22 when he died (Aug 1900), which means he was born in 1877 or 1878. His mother is definitely Sarah (maiden name unclear) while John is the most likely name of his father. The handwriting on the certificate has a distinct style, and it is not always easy to decipher what it says.
by soccerhistory
Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: First foreign player for Hearts?
Replies: 23
Views: 8413

There has never been any doubt in my mind that the Lincoln player is the same man. However, it seems likely the Lincoln committee thought they had obtained the other John Walker as they believed their signing was "one of the 44 selected for the test matches out of which eleven were chosen to contest...
by soccerhistory
Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Owen McNally's eight goals in a game
Replies: 13
Views: 9870

According to my guide to foreign players [non-French] in the French professional leagues McNally played for Calais (a Div 2 team) and not Racing Club de Paris in 1937-38.
by soccerhistory
Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: First foreign player for Hearts?
Replies: 23
Views: 8413

I have been researching Walker on and off for some time, and can confirm he is definitely the same as the Lincoln man - I have seen a very poor quality team pic of the 1899-1900 team and he is clearly identifiable as being black. He was also remembered by a number of former players who were intervie...
by soccerhistory
Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:45 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Third Lanark Managers
Replies: 3
Views: 5570

Tarbert was appointed manager in August 1908 (see this link http://soccerhistory.wordpress.com/2008 ... gust-1908/). The information came from the Daily Record for that particular date.