Archive for August, 2008

22 August 1908


Footballers in the past found many novel ways of supplementing their income. Here’s how Kilmarnock winger Bobby Templeton made himself £10 (around two week’s wages) a century ago (report from the Daily Record): “At the close of the Kilmarnock-Celtic match at Parkhead, R. Templeton hurriedly returned to Kilmarnock, and appeared in a new role in […]

20 August 1908


The link between Rangers FC and the Freemasons has often been commented upon, but going back 100 years in time the Ibrox club was not the only senior outfit with links to the Masons. On 20 August 1908 a Masonic Sports event took place at Shawfield, the proceedings including a football match between Clyde and […]

15 August 1908


The Scottish League began its programme of matches on this day in 1908. Results in the opening round of fixtures were as follows: Division One Aberdeen 4, St Mirren 2; Clyde 1 Hamilton Academical 0; Dundee 2, Heart of Midlothian 1; Hibernian 2, Airdrieonians 0; Kilmarnock 4, Partick Thistle 1; Morton 0, Celtic 5; Motherwell […]

8 August 1908


This day 100 years ago saw the Celtic FC sports take place at Parkhead in front of a crowd of 45,000. As usual there was a five-a-side tournament, the results being as follows: Semi-Final: Rangers 1, Clyde 0; Celtic 5, Queen’s Park 0 Final: Celtic 1 Goal, 1 Point, Rangers 0 The successful squad comprised […]

5 August 1908


More news from Scotland … the first semi-final of the Scottish National Exhibition Tournament took place at Saughton Park, Edinburgh. Rangers, fielding a near full-strength line-up, took on St Bernard’s who had a weakened squad which included three junior players on trial. A crowd of 8,000 witnessed a close-fought match which was decided when Rangers’ […]

3 August 1908


The Scottish season was beginning to warm up a century ago and Monday 3 August saw the second day of the Rangers FC Sports at Ibrox. On Saturday there had been the main athletic events, including appearances by a number of those who had taken part in the Olympic Games in London a few weeks […]

1 August 1908


The football season began in Scotland on this day in 1908, fans in England, of course, had to wait until 1 September for their season to begin. The main action north of the border came in the newly formed Scottish Junior League (the third incarnation of this competition) and results in the opening round of […]