Showing posts with label Clyde Skene. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Clyde Skene. Show all posts

Friday, 17 June 2016

Pen Pic - Clyde Skene - Falkirk FC - 1907

Since I recently came across a series on "Prominent Falkirk and District Football Players" published in 1907 I might as well continue to share them for the World's edification ;/

Today we have the legendary Clydesdale Duncan Skene [for that was his full name], from Tryst Road, Larbert.

The Skenes were a sporting family Clyde also playing in the local cricket leagues, whilst his brother Dr Leslie Skene was a senior goalkeeper for [among others] Glasgow University, Falkirk Amateurs, Stenhousemuir, Queen's Park, Fulham, Glentoran and Scotland.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Falkirk FC Graves - Clyde Skene

I shall say this only once [to paraphrase] Clydesdale Duncan Skene.

CD Skene [better known as Clyde Skene] was Falkirk's last great amateur. Yes, he played for the love of the game [it helps when you come from a well-off family], he was a brother of the Scotland Goalkeeper Leslie Skene.

The family [and Clyde] was from Larbert [lived in a very big house near the Broomage [local shit [outsiders ignore]]], very educated family.

Since he was an amateur Falkirk had no sinecure on his services thus he often would play for Queen's Park, but I still rate him.

Simple fact is he might have been one of Falkirk FC's greatest centre-forwards but he was more concentrated on his educational & civil career.

He died & was buried in Oxfordshire, but there is a grave in Grandsable Cemetery [Grangemouth] bearing his name.

Known Career – Falkirk Amateurs, Stenhousemuir, Queen's Park [1903/04-1908/07], Falkirk [1906/07-1908/09], Queen's Park [1910/11-1910/11], Falkirk [1910/11], Stenhousemuir [1912/13], Dundee [1913/14], Dunfermline Athletic [1914/15], Montrose [1914/15]

b 24th June 1884, Larbert, Stirlingshire
d 29th December 1945, Eynsham, Oxfordshire

Scottish League Division 1 Matches/Goals [49/41]
Scottish Cup Matches /Goals [8/1]
Minor Cup Matches/Goals [1/3]
Total Competitive Matches [58/45]