Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Joshua Cochrane 1894

I recently found a drawing of Joshua Cochrane, the former Falkirk & Grahamston centre-half in the St Paul Daily Globe [24/5/1894]. The drawing is of him playing "McStuart, traitorous scot" in Rob Roy, which was held at the Grand Opera House, St Paul on Saturday 19th May 1894




Falkirk Herald 28th September 1889




Joshua Cochrane 

b 15th January 1869, Falkirk, Stirlingshire

d 20th April 1955, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


Debut – Saturday January 5th 1889 v Clydesdale Harriers (H) Friendly

Competitive Debut – Saturday September 7th 1889 v Tillicoultry (H) Scottish Cup 1st Rd

Positions – Centre-Half
Known Career – Grahamston [1887/88-1888/89], Falkirk [1888/89-1889/90], Minneapolis Rangers FC [1890], Minneapolis FC [1892-1897]

Notes
Emigrated to Minneapolis, USA sailing from Glasgow to Boston arriving on the 9th October 1889 on the S.S.Nestorian.

Brother of Peter Cochrane [Falkirk 1887/88]


Stirlingshire's Pioneer Clubs

Lenzie? WTF? Since when has Lenzie ever been in Stirlingshire?

FH 27th Dec 1933


Tuesday, 12 January 2016

No bloggage

Sorry, I have been reading a lot of newspapers and although some points of interest have come up nothing too interesting, unless you think that Jimmy Henderson playing for Falkirk, Falkirk Amateurs & East Stirlingshire in the same season was that interesting! No! I did not think so! What was interesting was that Jimmy Henderson lived at the same adress as the current councilor David Alexander, grandson of the East Stirlingshire & Scotland player of the same name.

Like I say, not very interesting: I am currently trying to put together a proper list of Falkirk Amateurs matches, and the Stirlingshire Junior League for http://www.scottish-football-historical-archive.com/

I'll be back to irrelevant stuff soon.