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Images/Scetches

Postby Alan Brown » Sun May 10, 2015 11:25 pm

Hi All,

This is the place to upload any images/scetches from contemporary newspapers. Any images that are uploaded will not be used in any publication without prior permission from the copyright holder (if known).
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Alexander Brady (Sunderland, Everton, Celtic & more)

Postby kjell » Mon May 11, 2015 5:13 am

Source: Liverpool Athletic Times.
Date: 25 December, 1889.
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Re: Images/Scetches

Postby Alan Brown » Tue May 12, 2015 3:12 pm

If any member knows how to upload an image directly to the forum can they share with the rest of us please. I have tried doing it via the <img> tags as well as the url tags. Am I missing something?

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Re: Images/Scetches

Postby Partick Thistle » Tue May 12, 2015 4:27 pm

It's a relatively simple matter of uploading your image to a file hosting site beforehand. I use:

http://tinypic.com/

After you've done that, click through on your photo to get what's called the "raw image" which leaves you with a unique URL for an isolated view of your photo alone.

To paste that image into the forum, select "Img". In between the 2 square brackets that pop up, post the unique URL for your photo. You should then see the image after you've pressed submit.
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Re: Images/Scetches

Postby kjell » Tue May 12, 2015 8:55 pm

Thanks. Then I will get started.

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Robert 'Bob' McFarlane (Airdrieonians, Third Lanark, Bootle)

Postby kjell » Tue May 12, 2015 9:02 pm

Source: Liverpool Athletic Times.
Date: 4 December, 1889.
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Our subject this week is Mr. R. McFarlane, the well-known full back of the Bootle Football Club, and a more jovial and pliable subject could not be. We found Mr. McFarlane and a few of his friends at home, seated round a blazing fire chatting on matters football, and we can assure our readers that ‘Bob’ can chat with a will; recalling incidents of his career and experiences as a kickist with lightning-like rapidity, and relating them all in one breath, so to speak.

We thought that just by way of a change we would put what is usually our last question first on this occasion, and therefore straighaway asked our friend if he professed to be a teetotaler, non-smoker, and the rest of it. We were met by a decided no, upon which we expressed our imagination that all the great associations were strict in their total abstinence. Bob, however, said the question could be easily decided in the case of himself and friends, and – well, when the pewters were filled to the brim we pulled out our pencil and got to work.

To commence with, it is necessary to state that Mr. McFarlane first saw the light among the cliffs of Airdrie in 1867, and is therefore 22 years of age. He pulls down the scales at 12 stone 2pounds, and when standing upright his scalp is 5 feet 8 inches above Mother Earth.

He very early developed a fondness for the game of games, and when a stripling of 12 summers he joined the Violet Club, in Airdrie. After two years, during which he had come along wonderfully in the quality of his play, the Violet, along with other Junior organisations in the district, was disbanded, and the players thus let loose, as it were, banded themselves together and formed the “Caledonians.”

With this club Bob played outside left wing, and got on famously. During his second year of connection with it, he received an invitation to assist the second team of the Airdrieonians in a cup-tie match against Kilmarnock Athletic. So pleased were this club with the form he showed that he was invited and consented to stay with them, playing with the second string.

The committee, however, soon recognised his merits, and the following season found him doing duty with the first eleven. There he stayed for three years, occupying the positions of left half-back, right-half-back, and left full-back. During his connection with them, the Airdrieonians won both the Lanarkshire Cup, and the Airdrie District Charity Cup three years in succession.

Next we find our subject located with the Third Lanark Club as centre half-back, for one season, during which that organisation beat Preston North End by 4 goals to 2, and West Bromwich Albion (just after they had won the English Cup) by 3 to none. In this latter game Bob played brilliantly, and scored 2 goals all to his own cheek.

Mr. Hastings, on behalf of Bootle, now cast envious eyes upon him, and, as work was found for him in Liverpool, he donned the jersey of the Bootleites, and during his connection with the club has been an immense success at full back.

Our friend has played in many county matches, and is the proud possessor of 10 gold medals, chiefly won by successes in cup-ties and five-a-side contests. He has never felt so comfortably settled with any club as he does with Bootle, and has never met two more courteous gentlemen than Messrs. McMurray and Andrews, to whom, he thinks, the club own no slight amount of success.
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Mills (Third Lanark)

Postby kjell » Tue May 12, 2015 9:18 pm

Source: Sunday Post.
Date: 28 August, 1927.
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Re: Images/Scetches

Postby gogsy1968 » Tue May 12, 2015 10:06 pm

Arthur Mill?
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Re: Images/Scetches

Postby Alan Brown » Tue May 12, 2015 10:38 pm

Thanks for the input William. Kjell, as someone with an interest in Third Lanark I enjoyed the Bob McFarlane article. Keep up the good work.

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Postby kjell » Mon May 18, 2015 10:06 am

Source: Evening Express (Liverpool).
Date: September 7 - 1912.
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Re: Images/Scetches

Postby sureitsza » Mon May 25, 2015 4:50 pm

Looking for assistance in tracking down a photograph of any of the following players;

FREDDIE ALLAN – Partick Thistle 1942-44
JOHN “JOCK” BORLAND – Raith Rovers, Kilmarnock, Hamilton 1920’s
JOHN BRYCE – Arbroath, Wigan Borough 1920’s
JAMES DOCHERTY – Ayr United, Clyde 1929-32
ALEX GOURLAY – Partick Thistle, Clyde 1940’s
BERNIE GRANT – Stirling Albion 1980’s
THOMAS HARVEY – Morton 1950’s
ALEXANDER SIDNEY JOHNSTON – Queen’s Park 1930’s
BOBBY KNOX – Airdrieonians 1916-22. Third Lanark, Dundee Hibs
DAVID LAIRD – St Mirren 1950’s
JOHN ‘IAIN’ LAW – Alloa 1949-51
CHARLIE McCARTNEY – Morton 1925-32, Cowdenbeath 1932-33
KENNY PATTISON – Kilmarnock 1940’s
JOHN “IAN” WADDELL - Queen’s Park, Airdrie, Hamilton 1960’s
DOUGLAS R WRIGHT - Partick Thistle 1960’s

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Re: Images/Scetches

Postby kjell » Mon May 25, 2015 7:09 pm

John Bryce.
Source: Dundee Evening Telegraph.
Date: 22 August, 1923 (page 9).

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Alec Venters - Rangers

Postby kjell » Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:32 pm

Source: Sunday Post.
Date: 12 March, 1939.

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Willie McLintock - St Mirren

Postby kjell » Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:36 pm

Source: Sunday Post.
Date: 23 April, 1939.

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Cowdenbeath - 1950/1951

Postby kjell » Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:46 pm

Source: Sunday Post.
Date: 31 December, 1950.

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