Showing posts with label 1927. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1927. Show all posts

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Falkirk FC Players 1927


A little article appeared in the Falkirk Herald of 6th August 1927 detailing the Falkirk FC players for the coming season

It basically just gave their Height an Weight

The players were listed thus

Player Height Weight
T.Ferguson (Goal) 5 10 12 7
J.Whitton (Goal) 5 11 11 0
T.Scott (Back) 5 7½ 12 2
G.Scobbie (Back) 5 10 11 4
J.Gowdy (Back) 5 9 10 6
T.Gilroy (Back) 5 7 10 9
J.Kennedy (Half-Back) 5 8½ 11 0
J.McIlwaine (Half-Back) 5 9 13 0
G.Ritchie (Half-Back) 5 8 11 0
J.Douglas (Half-Back) 5 9 12 0
H.McGinnigle (Half-Back) 5 9 11 10
J.Cowie (Half-Back) 5 9 11 5
H.Martin (Outside-Right) 5 8 11 0
W.Cox (Outside-Right) 5 6 10 9
P.Gallagher [sic] (Inside-Right) 5 5½ 9 0
R.Kennedy (Centre-Forward) 5 7 10 7
J.Cox (Centre-Forward) 5 8 12 0
J.McNeil (Centre-Forward) 5 6½ 10 0
A.Heeps (Centre-Forward) 5 6½ 11 0
J.Hunter (Inside-Left) 5 7 10 2
D.Paterson (Outside-Left) 5 6 10 7
W.Gall (Outside-Left) 5 8 10 6


The reason I find this article fascinating is that only J.Whitton [who never played a single game for the club] is the only player in the above list who is taller than me.

I am 5 10, yet I do not think of myself as a big strapping athletic type bloke, I am lazy, play on computers, etc.

In the last 70 [even 50] years, the people in Scotland have changed out of all recognition! Patsy Gallacher had a lot of skill, but 5 foot 5½ inches, it is almost unimaginable these days.

Football has changed a lot, players are taller, bigger, fitter than ever, it is always nice to remind ourselves of this when we try to compare eras/players.