ScottyDee1893 Posted January 26 Share Posted January 26 10 hours ago, Dundee Hibernian said: Anglo Scots (dark shirts) v Home Scots in 1920. Back row, l to r: Don McKinlay (Liverpool), Jock Marshall (Middlesbrough), James Thomson (St. Mirren), David McLean (Bradford PA), Jock Ewart (Bradford City), Jock Paterson (Leicester City), Peter Pursell (Port Vale), Jack Miller (Liverpool) Middle row: James Scott (Dumbarton), Robert McGrory (Dumbarton), Jock Finlay (Newcastle United), goalkeeper Thomas Blair (Kilmarnock), Alex. Gillespie (Ayr United), David “Napper” Thomson (Dundee), William Aitken (Port Vale) Front row: Referee A. A. Jackson, Arthur Lochhead (Heart of Midlothian), James Walker (Third Lanark), John Crosbie (Ayr United), George Sinclair (Heart of Midlothian), William Rankin (Motherwell), Alex. Troup (Dundee) Wilf Low (Newcastle United) has been cut out of the picture (middle row, left). Also note, James Thomson of St. Mirren lined up for the Anglos, as Chelsea's Bobby McNeil called off. Game played at Cathkin Park, home Scots won 2-1 courtesy of goals from Rankin and Crosbie. The Anglo's scorer was Paterson. Alex Troup, or 'Wee Troupie' as he was nicknamed played nearly 300 times for Dundee in 3 different spells. I always found the 'wee' a bit funny given he was 5'6" which I would have thought wasn't that small in Scotland during the early part of the 20th Century. He also played 260 games for Everton alongside the famous Dixie Dean who I think still holds the record for most goals in a season in England i.e. 60. When Troup died in 1951 Dean attended his funeral in Forfar stating that he would never have scored as many goals if it hadn't have been for the supply of pinpoint crosses from Troup throughout that season. Alex Troup won 5 Scotland caps. 5 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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