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Deaths During Scottish Games
Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2005 8:34 pm
Can anyone help me with this piece of research: Apart from the Celtic goalkeper John Thomson, does anyone know of any other players who have died during a Scottish senior football match, or as a result of injuries sustained during a match?
Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2005 8:48 pm
Jimmy Main of Hibs died as a result of injuries sustained in a match v Partick Thistle in 1909 IIRC.
Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2005 10:03 pm
W Walker of Leith died after an injury sustained in a league game v Vale of Leven in 1907.
I'm sure there are several more.
Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2005 10:55 pm
James Dunlop of Abercorn died in 1892 after he fell on a piece of glass during a match. Tetanus set in thereafter and he died in his early 20s. See www.stmirren.info
for more details
Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:36 am
Real barrel of laughs this
Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 9:44 pm
'Big' Bob Mercer died in a friendly at his home town of Selkirk playing for Hearts in 1926. He had been gassed several times during the war.
James Keenan goalkeeper of Duns died after a City Cup tie between Leith Athletic and Duns at Meadowbank, Edinburgh on 17th Aug 1937.