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I know f**k all about Baillieston Juniors, but I’ve grew up around the area and so did most of my family. Always thought it would be great for Baillieston to have a junior side again as there isn’t really anything at all that brings the community together as a whole. Even if I wouldn’t be able to go to many games, as I have a Celtic season ticket, regularly attend St Rochs games and also go to every Scotland home game.

 

 

All I really know about the team is that Andy Walker once played for them and signed for Motherwell off the back of the 1984 Junior Cup and Tommy Sheridan also one played for them. And of course they won the Junior Cup in 1980.

 

 

what were the crowds like for baillieston? What made the demise come about? If a junior team was formed off the back of the current amateur side, do you think it could be a success? 

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They sold their ground to a property developer on the promise of getting a new ground. This never happened. They ground shared for a few years but the money ran out and they folded. Its quite a sad story. I remember them as being one of the best teams of the early 80's and they destroyed my team, Talbot, in a Junior Cup semi-final

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33 minutes ago, Wile E Coyote said:

they destroyed my team, Talbot, in a Junior Cup semi-final

Couldn’t imagine seeing a team from Baillieston destroy Talbot man, wish they were still going nowadays, awk well

 

 

if they ever were to return James Lindsay Park in Baillieston is basically just massive wasteground. Building a junior fitbaw ground there with some facilities that the community could use would be an amazing investment.


Thought I’d edit in a link to a picture of James Lindsay Park… image.jpeg.a09ac27924ce4a35e07ce8ee8e893810.jpeg

 

on the topic of Talbot was great to see your lot on the tele on Saturday, Beechwood Park is one of the grounds I really want to go to (that I haven’t been yet!). Hopefully Candy get into the Premier Division for next season and we can get an away day there (even if Talbot would probably send In double figures lol). Atmosphere at Beechwood Park looks class

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Couldn’t imagine seeing a team from Baillieston destroy Talbot man, wish they were still going nowadays, awk well
 
 
if they ever were to return James Lindsay Park in Baillieston is basically just massive wasteground. Building a junior fitbaw ground there with some facilities that the community could use would be an amazing investment.

Thought I’d edit in a link to a picture of James Lindsay Park… image.jpeg.a09ac27924ce4a35e07ce8ee8e893810.jpeg
 
on the topic of Talbot was great to see your lot on the tele on Saturday, Beechwood Park is one of the grounds I really want to go to (that I haven’t been yet!). Hopefully Candy get into the Premier Division for next season and we can get an away day there (even if Talbot would probably send In double figures lol). Atmosphere at Beechwood Park looks class
Talbot might not be in the WoSFL Premier Division next season.
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10 hours ago, candycelt said:

 Always thought it would be great for Baillieston to have a junior side againe.

Juniors are dead, so who would they play?

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Here is a little more on the club's history.  Baillieston were preceded by Baillieston Thistle (1892 – 1911). They were formed in 1919 and entered the Scottish Junior League for the 1921-22 season. They moved to the Glasgow Junior League for the next season but moved back in the 1923-24 season. From the records available they won their division title four times and the overall Scottish Junior League championship on three occasions.  After the Second World War they joined the Central League and won the championship in 1959-60.

They won the Junior Cup in 1979-80 and were losing finalists in 1923-24, 1964-65, 1981-82 & 1983-84.

They previously played at grounds named Rhineside, Maxwell Park and Springhill before moving to Station Park.  The record attendance was 9,500 for a 6th Round Junior Cup tie against Armadale Thistle in the 1953-54 season.

The club had 13 players who were capped for Junior Scotland while at the club:

David Booth (1 cap in 1969)

George Clark (1 - 1985)

Jim Donaldson (1 - 1983)

Tommy Elliott (1 - 1987)

Jackie Goodall (1- 1982)

John Hunt (2 – 1980)

Ronnie Lowrie (5 – 1982 & 1983)

Joe McGowan (1 – 1955)

Jim Murdoch (2 – 1973 & 1974)

Jim Ross (1 - 1982)

Jimmy Sievewright (2- 1954)

William Stewart (1 -1935)

Jim Tennant (1 - 1958)

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Baillieston's league record...

(Season, league, division, position, P, W, D, L, F, A Pts, notes)

1921-22    Scottish Junior League    2        Baillieston    33    16    6    11    81    52    38    
                                
1922-23    Scottish Junior League    2    x    Baillieston                                                      withdrew and joined GJL, record expunged 

1922-23    Glasgow Junior League    2        Baillieston
1923-24    Scottish Junior League    E    1    Baillieston    29    21    7    1    83    20    49    overall champions
1924-25    Scottish Junior League    E    1    Baillieston    34    31    2    1    100    24    64    overall champions
1925-26    Scottish Junior League    1    4    Baillieston    34    19    8    7    89    49    46    
1926-27    Scottish Junior League    1    4    Baillieston    29    18    4    7    87    48    38    -2pts
1927-28    Scottish Intermediate League    E    1    Baillieston    33    25    3    5    102    44    53    overall champions
1928-29    Scottish Intermediate League    E    1    Baillieston    31    22    7    2    88    31    51    
1929-30    Scottish Intermediate League    E    18    Baillieston    36    5    5    26    33    46    15    withdrew during season and joined SJL
1929-30    Scottish Junior League    W    6    Baillieston    23    13    3    7    62    32    29    joined mid-season
1930-31    Scottish Junior League    W        Baillieston                                
1931-32    Scottish Junior League    W        Baillieston    20    10    2    8    54    53    22    
1932-33    Scottish Junior League    W        Baillieston    25    15    2    8    70    47    32    
1933-34    Scottish Junior League    W        Baillieston    29    10    6    13    51    63    26    
1934-35    Scottish Junior League    W        Baillieston                                
1936-37    Scottish Junior League    W        Baillieston                                
1937-38    Scottish Junior League    W        Baillieston                                
1938-39    Scottish Junior League    W        Baillieston                                
1939-40    Scottish Junior League    W        Baillieston                                
1939-40    Scottish Junior League    War        Baillieston    2    0    1    1    3    7    1                                  
1940-41    Scottish Junior League            Baillieston        

1941-1946    NOT AFFILIATED                                 
1946-47    Scottish Central Junior League    1stA    6    Baillieston    14    5    2    7    35    43    12    
1946-47    Scottish Central Junior League    2ndC    3    Baillieston    14    7    2    5    41    34    16    
1947-48    Scottish Central Junior League    1stC    5    Baillieston    12    6    0    6    32    35    12    
1947-48    Scottish Central Junior League    2ndB    6    Baillieston    14    4    3    7    26    32    11    
1948-49    Scottish Central Junior League    1stA    8    Baillieston    14    2    1    11    22    48    5    
1948-49    Scottish Central Junior League    2ndD    7    Baillieston    14    4    2    8    27    39    10    
1949-50    Scottish Central Junior League    B    15    Baillieston    30    8    5    17    62    87    21    
1950-51    Scottish Central Junior League    B    11    Baillieston    30    10    6    14    62    68    26    
1951-52    Scottish Central Junior League    B    3    Baillieston    30    17    4    8    76    57    38    
1952-53    Scottish Central Junior League    A    2    Baillieston    30    18    5    7    77    44    41    
1953-54    Scottish Central Junior League    A    5    Baillieston    30    13    9    8    86    47    35    
1954-55    Scottish Central Junior League    A    5    Baillieston    30    14    7    9    69    49    35    
1955-56    Scottish Central Junior League    A    5    Baillieston    30    16    2    12    73    65    34    
1956-57    Scottish Central Junior League    A    7    Baillieston    30    13    6    11    69    55    32    
1957-58    Scottish Central Junior League    A    6    Baillieston    30    13    7    10    65    48    33    
1958-59    Scottish Central Junior League    A    12    Baillieston    30    12    1    17    59    62    25    
1959-60    Scottish Central Junior League    B    1    Baillieston    32    25    4    3    118    45    54    overall champions
1960-61    Scottish Central Junior League    C    3    Baillieston    20    14    2    4    58    35    30    
1961-62    Scottish Central Junior League    E    2    Baillieston    34    24    2    8    129    64    50    
1962-63    Scottish Central Junior League    B    5    Baillieston    32    14    9    9    76    58    37    
1963-64    Scottish Central Junior League    E    4    Baillieston    30    16    4    10    85    61    36    
1964-65    Scottish Central Junior League    E    4    Baillieston    30    17    5    8    82    56    39    
1965-66    Scottish Central Junior League    A    12    Baillieston    28    4    3    21    37    79    11    
1966-67    Scottish Central Junior League    B    6    Baillieston    24    9    5    10    56    56    23    
1967-68    Scottish Central Junior League    B    5    Baillieston    26    12    5    9    52    47    29    
1968-69    Central Region Junior League    A    5    Baillieston    26    13    6    7    66    60    32    
1969-70    Central Region Junior League    A    11    Baillieston    26    9    4    13    49    68    22    
1970-71    Central Region Junior League    B    4    Baillieston    26    13    6    7    56    42    32    
1971-72    Central Region Junior League    A    10    Baillieston    26    9    7    10    58    58    25    
1972-73    Central Region Junior League    A    4    Baillieston    26    13    4    9    58    45    30    
1973-74    Central Region Junior League    A    10    Baillieston    26    9    6    11    47    61    24    
1974-75    Central Region Junior League    A    5    Baillieston    26    8    11    7    42    33    27    
1975-76    Central Region Junior League    A    9    Baillieston    26    10    6    10    35    37    26    
1976-77    Central Region Junior League    A    4    Baillieston    26    11    5    10    41    41    27    
1977-78    Central Region Junior League    A    4    Baillieston    26    10    7    9    44    44    27    
1978-79    Central Region Junior League    A    11    Baillieston    26    8    5    13    36    48    21    
1979-80    Central Region Junior League    B    7    Baillieston    26    12    4    10    56    40    28    
1980-81    Central Region Junior League    B    3    Baillieston    26    15    4    7    61    40    34    
1981-82    Central Region Junior League    A    7    Baillieston    26    9    9    8    34    36    27    
1982-83    Central Region Junior League    A    2    Baillieston    26    15    5    6    51    31    35    
1983-84    Central Region Junior League    A    3    Baillieston    26    14    5    7    41    34    33    
1984-85    Central Region Junior League    A    5    Baillieston    26    10    10    6    46    38    30    
1985-86    Central Region Junior League    A    3    Baillieston    26    13    8    5    63    45    34    
1986-87    Central Region Junior League    A    2    Baillieston    26    15    7    4    44    21    37    
1987-88    Central Region Junior League    P    12    Baillieston    26    7    7    12    35    43    21    
1988-89    Central Region Junior League    1    4    Baillieston    26    13    3    10    35    34    29    
1989-90    Central Region Junior League    P    13    Baillieston    26    4    5    17    25    48    13    
1990-91    Central Region Junior League    1    8    Baillieston    26    8    11    7    41    37    27    
1991-92    Central Region Junior League    1    13    Baillieston    26    6    8    12    29    38    20    
1992-93    Central Region Junior League    2    3    Baillieston    26    13    9    4    45    23    35    
1993-94    Central Region Junior League    1    2    Baillieston    26    15    4    7    33    22    34    
1994-95    Central Region Junior League    P    8    Baillieston    22    6    7    9    19    35    25    
1995-96    Central Region Junior League    P    9    Baillieston    20    2    8    10    30    44    14    
1996-97    Central Region Junior League    P    8    Baillieston    22    6    8    8    32    45    26    
1997-98    Central Region Junior League    P    9    Baillieston    22    6    8    8    29    40    26    
1998-99    Central Region Junior League    P    10    Baillieston    22    7    1    14    25    43    22    
1999-00    Central Region Junior League    1    12    Baillieston    26    5    6    15    34    53    21    
2000-01    Central Region Junior League    2    8    Baillieston    24    8    6    10    38    40    30    
2001-02    Central Region Junior League    2    6    Baillieston    22    9    7    6    41    29    34    
2002-03    West Region Junior League    CD2    5    Baillieston    24    9    7    8    52    49    34    

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Baillieston Thistle...

1892-93     Scottish Junior League        1    Baillieston Thistle    18    12    4    2    52    24    28    
1893-94    Scottish Junior League        1    Baillieston Thistle    9    8    0    1    35    9    16    
1894-95    Lanarkshire Junior League        11    Baillieston Thistle    22    6    3    13    45    72    15    
1895-1898    NOT AFFILIATED                                       
1898-99    Lanarkshire North-Western Junior League            Baillieston Thistle    16    8    4    4    41    27    20    
1899-00    Lanarkshire North-Western Junior League        1    Baillieston Thistle    10    9    0    1    40    12    18    
1900-01    Scottish Junior League        1    Baillieston Thistle    8                        12    
1901-02    Scottish Junior League        x    Baillieston Thistle    x    x    x    x    x    x    x    withdrew & record expunged
1902-03    North-East Lanarkshire Junior League            Baillieston Thistle                                
1903-04    Glasgow District Junior League            Baillieston Thistle                                
1904-05    Glasgow Junior League    2    1    Baillieston Thistle    18    11    4    3    48    19    26    
1905-06    Glasgow Junior League        3    Baillieston Thistle    26    11    7    8    44    35    29    
1906-07    Glasgow Junior League        6    Baillieston Thistle    26    13    3    10    60    48    29    
1907-08    Glasgow Junior League    1    17    Baillieston Thistle    34    11    4    19    45    82    26    
1908-09    Glasgow Junior League        9    Baillieston Thistle    26    10    5    11    44    58    25    
1909-10    Glasgow Junior League        12    Baillieston Thistle    26    5    8    13    49    67    16    -2pts
1910-11    Scottish Junior League    1    14    Baillieston Thistle    26    2    2    22    20    87    6    
 

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On 23/01/2022 at 23:16, candycelt said:

I know f**k all about Baillieston Juniors, but I’ve grew up around the area and so did most of my family. Always thought it would be great for Baillieston to have a junior side again as there isn’t really anything at all that brings the community together as a whole. Even if I wouldn’t be able to go to many games, as I have a Celtic season ticket, regularly attend St Rochs games and also go to every Scotland home game.

 

 

All I really know about the team is that Andy Walker once played for them and signed for Motherwell off the back of the 1984 Junior Cup and Tommy Sheridan also one played for them. And of course they won the Junior Cup in 1980.

 

 

what were the crowds like for baillieston? What made the demise come about? If a junior team was formed off the back of the current amateur side, do you think it could be a success? 

Easterhouse have started a team with big George Scott he has put together a lot he had with Clyde u19 there going to be a junior team

Also don't understand the comment about the community just look what big Danny Graham did building up Stepford and is still doing crazy work with Easthall getting awards nationally and plaudits for his work on and off the park

Football in the East end is alive and well and as strong as ever new teams starting every year Sat and Sun going for cups

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2 hours ago, General dissaray said:

Easterhouse have started a team with big George Scott he has put together a lot he had with Clyde u19 there going to be a junior team

Also don't understand the comment about the community just look what big Danny Graham did building up Stepford and is still doing crazy work with Easthall getting awards nationally and plaudits for his work on and off the park

Football in the East end is alive and well and as strong as ever new teams starting every year Sat and Sun going for cups

There was speculation about something like this a year ago. Do you know if they will have a suitable park ready and if they will be applying to the WoS in future?

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3 hours ago, Dev said:

There was speculation about something like this a year ago. Do you know if they will have a suitable park ready and if they will be applying to the WoS in future?

Stepford is suitable Uefa and Fifa approved and had lots of money spent on it this year,they will go junior when his players get a little older and experienced it isn't even speculation it will happen and there is all different youth levels to provide him they players exactly what is to be expected of a hood community club

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9 hours ago, General dissaray said:

Easterhouse have started a team with big George Scott he has put together a lot he had with Clyde u19 there going to be a junior team

Also don't understand the comment about the community just look what big Danny Graham did building up Stepford and is still doing crazy work with Easthall getting awards nationally and plaudits for his work on and off the park

Football in the East end is alive and well and as strong as ever new teams starting every year Sat and Sun going for cups

Just think it’d be nice if there was something all of Baillieston could get behind that’s all, bit of a gap in terms of a junior team here + there isn’t a community centre or anything like that. Got ones in Tollcross, Shettleston etc. and I didn’t say football in the east end wasn’t alive. I love Stepford of course and used it all the time. 
 

 

would be interesting to see an Easterhouse team. Whereabouts are they meant to be playing? Guessing they’d move into the WoSFL Division Four

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11 hours ago, sfha said:

Baillieston Thistle...

1892-93     Scottish Junior League        1    Baillieston Thistle    18    12    4    2    52    24    28    
1893-94    Scottish Junior League        1    Baillieston Thistle    9    8    0    1    35    9    16    
1894-95    Lanarkshire Junior League        11    Baillieston Thistle    22    6    3    13    45    72    15    
1895-1898    NOT AFFILIATED                                       
1898-99    Lanarkshire North-Western Junior League            Baillieston Thistle    16    8    4    4    41    27    20    
1899-00    Lanarkshire North-Western Junior League        1    Baillieston Thistle    10    9    0    1    40    12    18    
1900-01    Scottish Junior League        1    Baillieston Thistle    8                        12    
1901-02    Scottish Junior League        x    Baillieston Thistle    x    x    x    x    x    x    x    withdrew & record expunged
1902-03    North-East Lanarkshire Junior League            Baillieston Thistle                                
1903-04    Glasgow District Junior League            Baillieston Thistle                                
1904-05    Glasgow Junior League    2    1    Baillieston Thistle    18    11    4    3    48    19    26    
1905-06    Glasgow Junior League        3    Baillieston Thistle    26    11    7    8    44    35    29    
1906-07    Glasgow Junior League        6    Baillieston Thistle    26    13    3    10    60    48    29    
1907-08    Glasgow Junior League    1    17    Baillieston Thistle    34    11    4    19    45    82    26    
1908-09    Glasgow Junior League        9    Baillieston Thistle    26    10    5    11    44    58    25    
1909-10    Glasgow Junior League        12    Baillieston Thistle    26    5    8    13    49    67    16    -2pts
1910-11    Scottish Junior League    1    14    Baillieston Thistle    26    2    2    22    20    87    6    
 

Thanks a lot mate! 

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