Showing posts with label Short Footballers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Short Footballers. Show all posts

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Shortest Falkirk FC players before WWII

Since I had the info and done the research to find out for my previous post on the tallest Pre-WWII Falkirk FC players, it stands to reason that it would be as simple to look for the shortest players too. And so it was, like last week, this list really does not signify much, people were shorter back then on average, and I only have the heights of roughly a quarter of the players from the time.

Height    Name               pos Career
5' 5"     George McNicol     IR  1898/99
5' 5"     James Conlin       OL  1899/00-1900/01
5' 5½"    Patsy Gallacher    IR  1926/27-1931/32
5' 6"     Robert Orrock      LH  1908/09-1916/17
5' 6"     Daniel Paterson    OL  1924/25-1928/29
5' 6"     William Cox        OR  1927/28-1928/29
5' 6"     Thomas Robertson   OR  1936/67
5' 6½"    Alex Heeps         IR  1925/26-1928/29
5' 6½"    James McNeill      CF  1926/27-1927/28

Again I have included those players whose heights were within an inch of the above players, the simple fact is I do not trust anything measured in that weird imperial stuff, nor do I trust those doing the measuring to be too rigorous in their methods. For Example, the Falkirk Herald reported that the 20 yo Alex Carruthers was 5' 8" in 1935, but the same paper in 1939 recorded that he was now 5' 9"!

5' 7"     James Croal        IR  1910/11-1918/19
5' 7"     John McNaught      OR  1911/12-1915/16
5' 7"     Robert McDougall   OL  1915/16-1920/21
5' 7"     William Agnew      IR  1919/20-1920/21
5' 7"     John Hunter        IR  1920/21-1927/28
5' 7"     Robert Kennedy     CF  1926/27-1927/28
5' 7"     Thomas Gilroy      LB  1927/28-1929/30
5' 7"     Richard Duffy      IL  1936/37-1945/46
5' 7"     Ian McLachlan      IR  1938/39
5' 7½"    Michael Gibbons    IR  1910/11-1918/19
5' 7½"    John Rattray       CF  1910/11-1912/13
5' 7½"    William Millar     RH  1913/14
5' 7½"    Alex Thomson       CF  1913/14-1915/16
5' 7½"    Thomas Scott       RB  1917/18-1928/29
5' 7½"    Thomas Batchelor   RH  1932/33-1936/37
5' 7½"    Hugh Hamill        CH  1929/30-1936/37
5' 7½"    Robert Nisbet      RB  1932/33-1938/39
5' 7½"    Peter Cabrelli     IL  1934/35-1935/36
5' 7½"    David Cowan        IL  1934/35-1936/37
5' 7½"    George Anderson    OR  1936/37-1942/43