James McCree - Scottish Amateur

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James McCree - Scottish Amateur

Post by markbfc » Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:33 pm

Does anyone have access or can point me to a list of Scottish Amateur Internationals? I have a query on a player that may have played for the aforementioned side in the 1929-1930 season.

I am tracing James McCree of the 1920s, who played for London Caledonians, Fulham, Middlesbrough, Civil Service and my club, Brentford.
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Post by LEATHERSTOCKING » Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:31 pm

J.McCree(London Caledonians) had one amateur cap vs. Englnad @ Hampden on 14th March 1930. Scotland side was R.G.C.Pedan, T.K.Campbell, W.Wiseman, R.Grant, R.Gillespie, W.S.King, J.McCree, J.McDonald, D.McLelland, F.P.Taylor & G.D.McKenzie - all Queen`s Park except McCree & McDonald(Murayfield) who scored the goal.

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Post by markbfc » Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:34 pm

Thank you for the swift response, I'm most grateful. Is there an online repository that has the line-ups etc for all matches?

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Post by Scottish » Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:25 pm

McCree only played a handful of league matches - three for Brentford and two for Fulham. For an amateur player based in London his signing for Middlesbrough appears odd (though confirmed by two separate reference sources) but he never played for the first team.

Michael Joyce's book of pre-war Football League players has him as coming originally from Queen's Park but there is nothing I have seen which indicates he played for he first team there either.

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Post by markbfc » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:30 pm

Yes, I knew about the 'boro link, it does seem strange. I'll be at the British Newspaper Library at Colindale soon so will try and follow it up. He worked for the Civil Service so work might have been a reason?

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Post by Steve Emms » Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:21 am

It's probably impossible to get hold of now, but in 1985 (reprinted in 1990) George Campbell published a booklet entitled "Scottish Amateur Internationals & Internationalists 1927-1974", giving Scotland line-ups for each game, together with a player directory.

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Post by markbfc » Sat Jan 31, 2009 7:49 pm

Thanks Steve - I'll look out for that if copies turn up.

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