Saturday, 30 November 2013

Robert Keyes


In the history of Falkirk Football Club only ten times has a player scored more than thirty goals in a season, three of those players were the same, and what is more it was in consecutive seasons.

When it came to scoring Bobby Keyes was the bomb, playing normally at Inside-Left (with his partner in crime Kenny Dawson) he scored lots and lots of goals, in his first three seasons he somehow managed to score 112 goals. No, I will say that again, 112. Good players play fewer games than 112.

We are not talking about an average player, I am talking about a man who scored 188 goals for the club, yet is barely mentioned in the books. For three seasons though he was godlike.

Player
Div 1
Div 2
Scot Cup
Min Cup
Tot
Season
Robert Keyes
-
29
4
7
40
1935/36
Robert Keyes
24
-
2
5
31
1936/37
Robert Keyes
30
-
4
7
41
1937/38

Again a picture of him from 1936 [that is 36/37] has him with the ball between his legs, normally this should mean he was captain, but I have never read about him being captain anywhere else.



Scored on his League Debut
Hat-Tricks – 10 [Division 1 [3] Division 2 [3] Scottish Cup [1] Stirlingshire Cup [1] Infirmary Shield [1] Other [1]]
100th First Class Goal v St Mirren (A) Saturday April 30th 1938, Scottish League Division 1 [118 Matches]
100th League Goal v Motherwell (A) Friday April 14th 1939, Scottish League Division 1 [139 Matches]
Scored five goals in the Scottish League Division 2 v King's Park (H) January 18th 1936
Scored five goals in the Scottish League Division 2 v St Bernards (H) February 29th 1936
Scored five goals in the Falkirk Infirmary Shield Semi-Final v East Stirlingshire (H) May 7th 1938
Known Career – Morton [1932/33-1934/35], Falkirk [1934/35-1941/42], Motherwell [1941/42-1943/44]
Height - 5 ft 8½ in: Weight 11 st 0 lbs [1935]
Height - 5 ft 8½ in: Weight 11 st 5 lbs [1939]