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George Davie - Renton

PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:04 pm
by RobertB
Does anyone have any info on the above player, read he was with Arsenal 1893 but left after a dispute and went to Renton until 1896.

Also looking for any info on a Robert Grey who won a junior cap in 1897 when with Lenzie,

Any info on either would be greatly appreciated as always

Thanks
Robert

Re: George Davie - Renton

PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:44 pm
by ScottishFA
There is plenty about George Davie on the Woolwich Arsenal blog:

http://www.blog.woolwicharsenal.co.uk/archives/11419

continued at

http://www.blog.woolwicharsenal.co.uk/archives/11427

Re: George Davie - Renton

PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:09 pm
by RobertB
Thats great thanks!

Re: George Davie - Renton

PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:16 pm
by bluedragon
RobertB wrote:Also looking for any info on a Robert Grey who won a junior cap in 1897 when with Lenzie,


It sounds as if you have his Junior cap details but here they are if not.

27 March 1897 v Ireland at Grosvenor Park, Belfast Attendance 7,000 Score 3-1(ht 2-1) Scottish goalscorers Grey, Brown, Haggart

Re: George Davie - Renton

PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:45 pm
by RobertB
Thanks for that.

Re: George Davie - Renton

PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:09 am
by bluedragon
bluedragon wrote:
RobertB wrote:Also looking for any info on a Robert Grey who won a junior cap in 1897 when with Lenzie,


It sounds as if you have his Junior cap details but here they are if not.

27 March 1897 v Ireland at Grosvenor Park, Belfast Attendance 7,000 Score 3-1(ht 2-1) Scottish goalscorers Grey, Brown, Haggart


Here is some more on Robert Grey. He was selected in one of four teams that played trial games in Glasgow on 20 March 1897 for selection to the Junior Scotland team.

On 24 March 1897 the Junior selectors announced two completely different teams for the Junior Internationals against Ireland (27 March 1897) and England (3 April 1897) plus a reserve XI to fill in for late call-offs – 33 players in all.

The Kirkintilloch Herald on 8 September 1897 says that the signed for Partick Thistle for the 1897/98 season and made a very good impression. So much so that Everton tried to sign him and offered him £150. The report says “but the crowd heard of it, and there was some hunting for him [the Everton agent] on Saturday after the match. However, he eluded them, but he is not likely to try Meadowside in a hurry again.

In John Litster’s disk there is a Robert Gray [note spelling] who signed for Partick Thistle on 19 May 1897.

If it is the same one he played at Everton (eventually!) in the 1899/1900 and 1900/01 seasons making 20 league appearances (1 goal) and played in one FA Cup tie. He moved on to Southampton for the 1901/02 season but did not play any games. He returned to Partick Thistle in June 1902.

Re: George Davie - Renton

PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:35 pm
by bluedragon
Some more on Robert Gray.

Everton FC minutes

Tuesday May 23rd 1899
Gray - Resolved we accept Partick Thistle's offer to transfer Gray for £100 & make best terms with Player.The Secretary to go up & make the arrangements.

Thursday June 1st 1899
Gray's engagement Confirmed viz. £100 to Partick Thistle wages £3 per week & bonus £10.

May 30, 1899 The Liverpool Mercury

EVERTON SIGN GRAY

It is announced that the Everton Football Club have just signed Gray, the clever inside left of Patrick Thistle. Gray's only 22 years old, and is stated to be one of the smallest players in Scotland. His inclusion in the Everton team is sure to greatly strengthen the attack. He is tall and well built, and in addition of being a singularly deadly shot. The directors are confident that he will prove one of the best captures they have ever made.

Note: the contradiction "one of the smallest players in Scotland" yet "tall and well built".

Re: George Davie - Renton

PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:00 pm
by bluedragon

Re: George Davie - Renton

PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:07 pm
by RobertB
Brilliant many many thanks!