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1 hour ago, sidlok47 said:

I believe larkhall Thistle are the oldest/continuest club I am sure someone from larkhall will confirm

Continuest playing or continuest in the juniors;)

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I believe larkhall Thistle are the oldest/continuest club I am sure someone from larkhall will confirm
Yes that's true

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1 minute ago, larky9 said:
1 hour ago, gogsy said:
Continuest playing or continuest in the juniorsemoji6.png

I believe both

Intermediate league 1927-8 to 1930-1:)

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12 minutes ago, larky9 said:

Continuest playing
Check Larkhall Thistle Wikipedia

Ah Wikipedia, that's reliable. Vale of Clydes wiki page says they were formed in 1873, have a look at page 3 of this thread. How about giving us some Larkhall Thistle results say from 1878-1884, should be easy to find some. 

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Probably some of the committee could find some of the results from the archives,but if you have nothing to do you could have a wee butchers and see what you can come up with

Ah Wikipedia, that's reliable. Vale of Clydes wiki page says they were formed in 1873, have a look at page 3 of this thread. How about giving us some Larkhall Thistle results say from 1878-1884, should be easy to find some. 

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On ‎09‎/‎10‎/‎2018 at 22:28, Blackie Gold said:

So they are Scotlands oldest Friendly club? They must of played some sort of grade because you don't play friendlies for eight years, and thats when you ask the question why didn't they turn senior like the host of little village sides.

Royal Albert were formed at the same time, and they were Senior until 1928. They once defeated Celtic 1-0 at Larkhall and took them to 2 replays in the Scottish Cup, losing, ironically, at Ibrox Park.  Wonder what this fixture would be like today.

Looking at the early Lanarkshire League, practically none of those original Clubs still exist, some of the smallest mining hamlets had a team, lots within a ten mile mile radius, games to be played before a formal set-up.

Larkhall boasts much more than being the oldest Club.

The greatest nursery in Junior football- most players stepped up to Senior, most Scotland players (13 ), most Scotland captains (5 ),  Rangers & Celtic captains, A Lisbon Lion ,a  Wembley Wizard, and the two greatest Scottish players of the 1900s, Neil Gibson of Rangers and Alex Raisbeck of Liverpool. Also internationals for 4 other countries, Baker G ( USA ), Baker J  ( England ), Boyle ( Australia ) and an Irish international whose names escapes me at present. Only Junior Club to host a Junior Cup final.

 

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On 05/03/2020 at 22:20, larkyforever said:

Boyle ( Australia )

 

Peter Boyle, made 1 sub appearance for Australia v Czechoslovakia in 1980.  Won the Australian Championship with West Adelaide in 1978.

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On ‎17‎/‎02‎/‎2020 at 14:29, sidlok47 said:

I believe larkhall Thistle are the oldest/continuest club I am sure someone from larkhall will confirm

The original minutes recorded forming the club in April, 1878 still exist, as does the names of the first team. The first gate money collected was 14/3 d.

 

 

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9 minutes ago, larkyforever said:

The original minutes recorded forming the club in April, 1878 still exist, as does the names of the first team. The first gate money collected was 14/3 d.

 

 

That's proper first hand evidence right there.

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15 minutes ago, larkyforever said:

The original minutes recorded forming the club in April, 1878 still exist, as does the names of the first team. The first gate money collected was 14/3 d.

 

 

Did you go out after the game?

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The original minutes recorded forming the club in April, 1878 still exist, as does the names of the first team. The first gate money collected was 14/3 d.
 
 
I knew someone would come up with some sort of evidence

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When the club was being formed one of the suggestions for a name was Larkhall Celtic (pronounced with a  k) to try and encourage the many Irish people who had come over to work in the mines to become involved with the club. How ironic considering the Rangers reputation that the town has today.

btw they have never claimed to be the oldest club in the Juniors but the oldest Junior club.

Arthurlie {1873) is my bet for the oldest team . 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Tutankhamen said:

Straight to band practise?

A typical stereotypical response 

You probably think that everyone plays a banjo in Auchinleck and every Pollok supporter is over 75 and survives on a diet of Werther Originals.

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56 minutes ago, santheman said:

A typical stereotypical response 

You probably think that everyone plays a banjo in Auchinleck and every Pollok supporter is over 75 and survives on a diet of Werther Originals.

Be honest now, you googled "stereotypical".

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