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Berwick Rangers Players Christian Names

Postby barrymaclean » Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:35 pm

I would like to find out the christian names of the following players who played for Berwick Rangers in the following seasons

1951-52
Maddison (gk)
Hogg
Moffatt
Scot
Cassidy
Mitchell
Younger
McGill
Gilan
Paris

1953-54
Devanney (gk)
McColl
Taggart
Muir
Kingsmore
McGovern
Blaikie

No information on John Lister post war records or Neil Brown A-Z Players as this was pre-League admission in 1955/56.

Thanks in advance
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Re: Berwick Rangers Players Christian Names

Postby ScottishFA » Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:13 pm

Using the Berwick Rangers Annual for 1951, old programmes and other sources, I can provide most of them

barrymaclean wrote:
1951-52
Don Maddison ex Darlington
Raymond Hogg ex Lowick Rovers
Ken Moffitt ex Gosforth
Danny S.M. Stott ex Eyemouth United and Chirnside
John Cassidy ex North Shields
Ronnie Mitchell ex Brechin City and St Johnstone
E. Nelson Younger ex Newcastle United
Jimmy McGill ex Kilmarnock, Bury and Derby County
George Gillan ex Hamilton Acad, Celtic, Motherwell and Alloa
Ian Paris ex Murrayfield Amateurs

1953-54
Alec Devanney (gk)
McColl
Taggart
Muir
Kingsmore
McGovern
Jimmy Blaikie ex Eyemouth
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Re: Berwick Rangers Players Christian Names

Postby jimmygrumble » Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:18 pm

A few more names taken from the Berwick centenary history text and team groups:

Jimmy Muir (if)
Mick McGovern
Bob Taggart (wh)
Alec Devanny (gk)
Brian Kingsmore (cf + divinity student)
only sing when i'm fishing
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Re: Berwick Rangers Players Christian Names

Postby stuthejag » Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:44 am

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Re: Berwick Rangers Players Christian Names

Postby barrymaclean » Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:05 pm

The only player from my original list not resolved is McColl (McCall??) who I understand was a full back in 1953/54 but looks as though he had left the club by their time of League admission in 1955 as no details in league records or Neil Brown A-Z

Thanks for the very detailed response this is the first time I have used this forum and I am hugely impressed.
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Re: Berwick Rangers Players Christian Names

Postby Scottish » Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:56 pm

There was a Willie McCall (b Glasgow 1920) who played briefly for Newcastle United in the late 1940s so would fit an age and location profile but he was a winger.

There is a full set of Berwickshire News & General Advertisers for 1952 available on the BNA Archive though this is a little earlier than the period you are looking for. They may add to it later though.
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Re: Berwick Rangers Players Christian Names

Postby bluedragon » Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:14 pm

scottish wrote:There was a Willie McCall (b Glasgow 1920) who played briefly for Newcastle United in the late 1940s so would fit an age and location profile but he was a winger.

There is a full set of Berwickshire News & General Advertisers for 1952 available on the BNA Archive though this is a little earlier than the period you are looking for. They may add to it later though.

The Courier and Advertiser dated 29 January 1953 has a report of a Dundee United v Berwick Rangers Cup replay and has Jim McColl as the Berwick Rangers full back. He had a good game too as they beat United!
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Re: Berwick Rangers Players Christian Names

Postby leicester » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:10 pm

Profile/pic of Jim McColl in Dundee Courier, 29.01.1953:

Started with Queens Park; two-month spell with Dundee in 1948; pro with Queen of the South; spells with Falkirk and Cowdenbeath before Berwick. Represented British Olympic XI 1948. A dance band leader!!!

Caption to pic in issue 8 days earlier also has Devanny as ex-Celtic.
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Re: Berwick Rangers Players Christian Names

Postby soccerhistory » Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:08 pm

There's a full A to Z of Berwick Rangers players, including those from their Division C years to be found here:
http://www.berwickrangersfc.co.uk/f-players-a-to-z/players-a.html
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Re: Berwick Rangers Players Christian Names

Postby barrymaclean » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:10 pm

Thanks for all the contributions all outstanding information now resolved
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Re: Berwick Rangers Players Christian Names

Postby ScottishFA » Thu May 07, 2015 1:36 pm

Although this topic is 'closed', I was browsing some of the newly added papers on the BNA today and came across penpics of the Berwick Rangers players in the Berwick Advertiser for 28 January 1954.

Among additional info to the above, Jimmy McColl was son of the Hibs trainer and an insurance superintendent by profession; Alex Devanny joined from Celtic in 1952 (he made the first team there, full name Alexander Stark Devanny) and was a heavy engineer in a Glasgow shipyard; Ronnie Mitchell was a professor in mathematics at St Andrews University - surely a first in Scottish football!

Let me know if you need any more.
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