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IN MEMORY OF FORMER SPURS PLAYERS;
Jimmy Smy; 1929/31
Frederick Charles Channell 1930 & 1933/36
Billy Davies; 1930/34
David Wilson Colquhoun; 1931/35 

 

JIMMY SMY
(1929/31)

Jimmy's grandaughter, Sarah Burgess got in touch;
I found a photograph of the Spurs team in 1930/31 on your website, and discovered my grandfather was pictured in it.
He was called 'Jimmy' Smy, rather than James while playing football, and his date of birth is 24th November, 1907.
Different sources are claiming different dates for things , but the teams I believe he played for are: Lower Edmonton, Hampstead Town, Tottenham Hotspur in 1929/1930(professional), Northfleet United, and Sittingbourne (joined 1934 and was their captain around 1936/1937 - no luck finding any information or proof).
My mother said my grandad threw a lot of the newspaper clippings mentioning him out, which is great shame.  I've literally started from scratch to find out about him which started with the Spurs and I've (very slowly) gone from there.  ALL help is greatly appreciated and all information, no matter how small, is received with much thanks. 
Thank you very much for your help Ken,
We feature Jimmy here in the hope that we can find out more information about him. KD



 1929/30
Tottenham kit

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR played in the Second Division during the 1929/30 and 1930/31 seasons.
Jimmy played 17 games, scoring 6 goals for Spurs.
1929/30

The Jimmy Smy
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Tottenham results
1929/30

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Tottenham results
1930/31

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1930/31
 


TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR F.C. 1929/30

1929-30
Row 1. Bill Bann, Jack Reddish, Len Davis, Harry Wilding, Cyril Spiers, Joe Nicholls, Allan Taylor, Cecil Poynton, Harry Garbutt, Frank Osborne, Andy Thompson, inset FJ Bearman (director)
Row 2. G Hardy (trainer), J Darnell (asst. trainer), B Ives (asst. trainer), Tom Meads, Tommy Cable, Darkie Lowdell, Alex Lindsay, Harry Skitt, Jimmy Armstrong, Bert Smith, Baden Herod, Jimmy Dimmock, Ted Harper, Frank Hartley, Matt Forster, HG Crellin (asst. secretary), J Anderson (asst. trainer), W Over (groundsman)
Row 3. W Minter (manager), AW Turner (secretary), CD Roberts (chairman), Walter Bellamy, Arthur Crompton, Nat Griffiths, Joe Scott, Billy Cook, Taffy O'Callaghan, MF Cadman (vice-chairman), G Cox (director), G Wagstaffe Simmons (director)
Row 4. Jimmy Smy, Tom Evans, Arthur Rowe, Jack Illingworth
.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR F.C. 1930/31

Jimmy Smy appears in the bottom row,  second player from the right 

1930-31
Row 1. Inset Willie Davies, Wally Alsford, Andy Thompson, Tom Cable, Ted Harper, Alf Messer, Cyril Spiers, Joe Nicholls, Allan Taylor, Dick Rowley, Baden Herod, Bert Lyons, Cecil Poynton, Frank Osborne
Row 2. G Hardy (trainer), W Minter (groundstaff) J Darnell (asst. trainer), Tom Evans, Arthur Rowe, Walter Bellamy, Darkie Lowdell, Harry Skitt, Frank Hartley, Bert Hodgkinson, Jack Reddish, Jimmy Dimmock, Les Howe, W. Gordon, W Over (groundsman), J Anderson (asst. trainer), HG Crellin (asst. secretary), B Ives (scout)
Row 3. AW Turner (secretary), G Wagstaffe Simmons (director), CD Roberts (chairman), Fred Channell, Taffy O'Callaghan, Joe Scott, George Hunt, Billy Cook, T. Ison, Jack Illingworth, Jimmy Smy, Tom Meads, MF Cadman (vice-chairman), G Cox (director), P Smith (manager).

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR F.C. 1931/32
                 

James Smy, known as 'Jimmy', was born on the 24th November, 1907, at Edmonton, Middlesex.
He was the son of George and Louisa Smy. In 1911, George was 41, born in Sudbourne Suffolk and worked as a labourer in a brewery. He and his wife Louisa had been married for 17 years. Louisa, born in Clerkenwell, London, was 40. 
The couple lived at 69, Cornwallis Road, Lower Edmonton with their family consisting of, Jane aged 12, Kate (Kit) 9, Louisa Anne, 5, Jimmy 3 and George 1. All the children were Edmonton born.
Jimmy played football from an early age and soon became captain of the Edmonton Schoolboys team. He also played for London and the South of England as a schoolboy.

Other junior teams included; Tottenham Polytechnic, Woodside, Tottenham Argyle, (winners of the London Junior Cup years later, in 1932/33 when they beat Gainsford Athletic 3v1) and Lower Edmonton.

When Jimmy was 19, is height was 5 feet 71/2 inches and he weighed 11stone 5 pounds. 

HAMPSTEAD TOWN

Jimmy pictured here with two other Hampstead players.

 

In 1926-27, Jimmy signs for Hampstead from Spurs 'A' team.

Jimmy Smy's appearances for Hampstead Town
Athenian League, (unless otherwise stated)
1926/27

Sat 29 Jan Redhill (home) W5-3 - scored 1
Sat 05 Feb Sutton Utd (home) L0-1
Sat 26 Feb Tufnell Park Away W4-3 (Middx Senior Cup)
Sat 05 Mar Clapton Orient Reserves Home L4-7 (Friendly)
Sat 26 Mar Southall Away L0-1 (Middlx Senior Cup S/F)
Sat 02 Apr Uxbridge Town Home W5-4 - scored 1 Middlx Charity Cup S/F
Sat 09 Apr Summerstown Away W3-2 Friendly
Fri 15 Apr Barking Town Home L2-3 - scored 1
Sat 16 Apr Barking Town Away L2-3
Sat 30 Apr Windsor & Eton Home W6-3 - scored 1
Sat 07 May Barnet (at Griffin Park Brentford - att 2,000) D3-3
Middx Charity Cup Final
Trophy shared six months each

Post season tour of Germany
Sun 22 May SF Swhwarz - Weiss Barmen L1-4 - scored 1
Wed 25 Turn & Resenport Union 1880 D2-2 - scored 1
Thur 26 Rheydier Spelvecia W4-2 - scored 2 2

1927-28 plays for Middx County vs Royal Air Force also Sat 26 Mar 1928 scores once for Middx County v Cornwall at St Austell

Jimmy Smy's appearances for Hampstead Town
Athenian League, (unless otherwise stated)
1927/28

Mon 12 Sep Uxbridge h W2-1
Sat 17 Sep Waltham Comrades h W7-1 FA Cup plm rd - scored 2
Sat 24 Sep Sutton Utd h L1-2
Sat 01 Oct Welwyn Garden City h W7-4 FA Cup rd1 Qual - scored 5
Sat 08 Oct Redhill h L1-2 - scored 1
Sat 15 Oct Chesham Utd FAC rd2 Qual h D2-2
Thu 20 Oct Chesham Utd FA Cup replay a W3-2
Sat 22 Oct Kingstonian a L2-7
Sat 05 Nov Cheshunt h D2-2 - scored 1pen
Sat 12 Nov Southall a L2-3 - scored 1 pen
Sat 19 Nov Bromley h L1-3
Sat 03 Dec Barnet 1-6 game abandoned Middx Charity Cup
Sat 10 Dec Leyton a L2-8
Sat 24 Dec Barnet a L0-1 abandoned
Sat 31 Dec Royal Navy Depot (Chatham) FA Amateur Cup rd1 L1-2
Sat 14 Jan Sutton Utd a L2-5

Sat 21 Jan Enfield H W 3-1 - scored 1 goal
Sat 28 Jan Cheshunt - Middx Senior Cup h L2-3
             (game abandoned 80 mins)
Sat 04 Feb Cheshunt as above W 6-1 - scored 4
Sat 11 Feb Enfield a L4-6
Sat 18 Feb Tufnell Park a W4-0 Middx Senior Cup - scored 2
Sat 25 Feb Redhill a D1-1
Sat 3 Mar Windsor & Eton h W4-2 - scored 1
Sat 10 Mar RAF Uxbridge MSC S/F h L0-2
Sat 17 Mar Kingstonian H L0-2
Sat 14 Apr Finchley H Friendly L1-2 - scored 1
Sat 21 Apr Leyton h L2-3
Wed 25 Apr Enfield Middlx Charity Cup S/F A L3-5 - scored 1
Sat 05 May Barnet A L1-4

1927-28 Sat 12 March, prefers to play for Spurs Reserves rather than Hampstead. He later signs for Northfleet (then considered a Spurs 'nursery' side)
1927-28 article in Hendon Times suggests Smy is one of three players (others being Oscar Reinke and D E Levy) of whom have each regretably recently lost their respective fathers.


1928-29 denoted as first team captain for the season - also selected for London FA tour of Germany.

Jimmy Smy's appearances for Hampstead Town
Athenian League, (unless otherwise stated)
1928/9

Sat 15 Sep FA Cup plmrd Botwell Mission (now Hayes & Yeading) L2-6
Sat 22 Sep Uxbridge Town a W2-0
Sat 29 Sep Kingstonian W4-1 h - scored 1
Sat 06 Oct Redhill H W2-0
Sat 20 Oct Barking town H W2-0
Sat 27 Oct Barnet a W4-3 - scored 1
Sat 03 Nov Barnet h W2-1
Sat 10 Nov A Cheshunt W6-0 - scored 1
Sat 17 Nov Barking a W3-0 scored 1
Sat 24 Nov Redhill a D2-2
Sat 01 Dec Barnet a W4-1 Middlx Charity Cup - scored 2
Sat 08 Dec Windsor & Eton W6-0 h - scored 2
Sat 15 Dec Maidenhead United FA Amat Cup rd1 W4-2 - scored 3
Sat 29 Dec Enfield a L1-6
Sat 12 Jan Southall h W2-1
Sat 19 Jan Sutton Utd FA Amat Cup rd2 L3-4 a

Played for Middx County v Surrey in the final of the Southern Counties Amateur Championship at Dulwich Hamlet on Wed 25 Apr

He represented the Football Association and the Athenian League. 

He also represented the Football Association against the RAF, with Jimmy scoring a hat-trick.
The following day, he was selected to represent Middlesex in the Southern Counties Amateur Championship at Tufnell Park against Norfolk, which  Middlesex won 7-0.
It was a very muddy game. Jimmy played at inside left, and scored 3 goals.


Jimmy was also selected as a reserve  for the England team.  England v's Scotland at Hampden Park, Glasgow on 28th April, 1928.

At the 1928/29 AGM,  Mr Raymond announces that "the club were aiming to win the Athenian League title and could have done so had Jimmy Smy not left"  - the Hendon Times end of season summary said that "Jimmy Smy's departure for Tottenham Hotspur in February affected subsequent results".

Hampstead Town were top of the Athenian League when he signed for Tottenham in 1929.

1914-15   Hampstead Town were elected as a member of Athenian League to replace Townley Park, but the football season did not take place due to the First World War
Season    LEAGUE     P    W    D    L    F    A    P      POS
1919-20   ATHEN     22   10    6    6   43   37   26      4/12
1920-21   ATHEN     22   12    4    6   46   41   28      3/12
1921-22   ATHEN     26   12    5    9   40   38   29      4/14
1922-23   ATHEN     24    9    2   13   48   53   20      8/13

1923-24   ATHEN     24   10    6    8   49   37   26      5/13

1924-25   ATHEN     26   10   11    5   55   34   31      5/14
1925-26   ATHEN     26   15    1   10   66   46   31      4/14

1926      Changed name to Hampstead
Season     LEAGUE     P    W    D    L    F    A    P      POS
1926-27   ATHEN     26    7    2   17   59   78   16     13/14
1927-28   ATHEN     26    6    4   16   44   76   16     11/14
1928-29   ATHEN     26   16    3    7   64   39   35      2/14
1929-30   ATHEN     26    9    5   12   46   51   23     11/14
1930-31   ATHEN     26   11    6    9   68   60   28      8/14
1931-32   ATHEN     26   14    4    8   72   52   32      4/14
1932-33   ATHEN     26   15    6    5   82   35   36      2/14
1933      Changed name to Golders Green
Courtesy of Football Club History Database


Christ Church Hampstead was formed in 1908 and a year later the club dropped "Christ Church" in favour of becoming Hampstead Town FC. "Town" was then dropped from the title in 1926. Six seasons later another name change saw the club become Golders Green FC after some debate. At the commencement of season 1946/47 that the name of Hendon was adopted due to the ground lying within the Borough of Hendon.

I am extremely grateful to Robert Wakeley, a Hendon fan (formerly Hampstead F.C.), for supplying the information relating to Jimmy Smy's appearances for Hampstead, the photo and additional information. KD 

 

AMATEUR INTERNATIONAL
SCOTLAND v ENGLAND

28th April 1928

Jimmy Smy is named as a 'Reserve to Travel'. He turned professional and was unable to fulfill the dream of an Amateur International Cap for England.

 

 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Jimmy Smy joined Tottenham Hotspur as a professional in January, 1929, aged 22, as a stand in for Billy Crook. Jimmy at that time was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and weighing 12 stone.

Jimmy's debut as a professional was on the
9th February, 1929 , against Port Vale.
He made 17 professional apperances, scoring 6 goals:
1929 / 30
14th September 1929 v's Blackpool  lost 2-3 
O'Callaghan, Smy
19th April 1930 v's Charlton Athletic  won 3-0 
Harper (2), Smy
1930/31
September 1930 v's Millwall  won 4-1
 
O'Callaghan, Harper, Smy, Dimmock
25th October 1930 v's Everton  lost 2-4 
Smy (2)
1st November 1930 v's Charlton Athletic  won 5-0 
O'Callaghan, Harper (3), Smy
   


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Some other match information from those seasons;
1929/30
Spurs beat Wolves 4v2 at home on the 22nd February.
Reading beat Spurs 3v0 at home on the 2nd April
1930/31
 A 3v0 reverse for Spurs at Molyneux against Wolves on the 19th October.
West Bromwich Albion beat Spurs at home 4v3.
White Hart Lane sees Spurs and Reading draw 0v0 on the 7th December.
It is not known whether Jimmy played in the games mentioned here.

Reserve Team Football.
Jimmy played 70 reserve team games for Spurs, netting a remarkable 45 goals
One memorable match was;
Spurs Reserves (4) 8v0 (0) Brighton
order of goals:  Smy, Galloway, Hartley(2), Smy, Scott, Smy (2)
The crowd gave a standing ovation to Jimmy as he left the field.
Team: Nicholls, Bann, Reddish, B. Smith (capt), Helliwell, Lindsay,Thompson, Hartley, Galloway, J. Smy, Scott.

Jimmy's last game for Spurs was against Arsenal in the
LONDON CHARITY CUP FINAL
4th May 1931
Arsenal 2 v 1 Tottenham Hotspur




Jimmy Smy
Sarah Burgess would like to extend 
her sincere thanks to
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR F.C.
and their club historian
Mr Andy Porter

for compiling and supplying the
following 
concise history of Jimmy's complete
appearances for the club.
It is reproduced here with their kind permission.  

Jimmy Smy;
Born; Edmonton, November 24, 1907
Died; Brisbane, 29th July, 1997

Position:
Inside left.
1929: 5ft 8ins; 11st 9lbs


Career:
Eldon Road School, Edmonton;
Hampstead Town;
Tottenham Hotspur amateur 1926, professional January 22, 1929;
Northfleet United August, 1932;
Sittingbourne September, 1934 to at least November, 1937.

Honours:
FA XI representative,
Middlesex County XI 
Athenian League XI
.


Notes:
Captained Hampstead Town circa 1926
and was captain of Sittingbourne as at August, 1936.
Played for Northfleet United v Tottenham Hotspur Reserves
on March 4, 1933.
Northfleet were a 'nursery team' to Tottenham
According to the Tottenham Weekly Herald newspaper during March, 1929, Jimmy had been baptized and confirmed at St. Peter's Church, Tottenham.
He had also been choirboy, Scout Rover and Rover-Mate,
and was now a Senior Server at the church.
Emigrated to Australia, arriving on July 29, 1983

Appearances and goals for Tottenham Hotspur 
Totals Apps 116 Goals 74
First Team Apps 19 Goals 6
Div 2 = Football League Division Two,
LPCF = London Professional Charity Fund,
LCCF = London Challenge Cup Final
Reserve Team Apps 73 Goals 48
LC = London Combination,
Res Friendly = Reserve Team Friendly
'A' Team Apps 24 Goals 20 All Friendly matches
.


Season 1926-27
11.12 Biggleswade A L 2-4 'A'
27.12 Windsor & Eton A D 2-2 'A' - scored one goal
08.01 Arsenal 'A' A L 1-4 'A'
15.01 Arsenal 'A' H W 12-2 'A' - scored four goals
22.01 Guildford A L 1-4 'A'
09.02 Aldershot Command A L 2-3 'A'
12.03 Clapton Orient A D 1-1 'A'
19.03 Wood Green H W 2-1 'A' - scored one goal
18.04 Hertford Town A W 5-2 'A' - scored three goals
19.04 Luton Town H W 4-1 LC
26.04 Tottenham League H W 4-0 'A'

 

Season 1927-28 
No appearances


Season 1928-29
15.11 Cambridge University H W 12-3 Res Friendly - scored two goals
22.12 Brighton & Hove Albion A W 8-0 LC - scored four goals
05.01 Southampton A L 2-3 LC - scored one goal
26.01 Brentford A L 1-2 LC
02.02 Millwall H W 5-0 LC - scored three goals
09.02 Port Vale H W 4-2 Div 2
23.02 Bradford  PA H W 3-2 Div 2
02.03 Grimsby Town A L 0-2 Div 2
09.03 Stoke City H W 1-0 Div 2
29.03 Fulham H L 2-4 LC - scored one goal
06.04 Portsmouth A D 2-2 LC - scored two goals
13.04 Coventry City H W 4-1 LC - scored one goal
20.04 Charlton Athletic A W 3-1 LC - scored one goal
22.04 West Herts A W 2-1 'A' - scored one goal (from a penalty)
27.04 Clapton Orient H D 1-1 LC
04.05 Brighton & Hove Albion A L 0-2 LC


Season 1929-30
31.08 Coventry City H W 9-0 LC - scored three goals
02.09 Southampton H W 9-0 LC - scored three goals
07.09 Brentford A L 2-3 LC
14.09 Blackpool A L 2-3 Div 2 - scored one goal
21.09 Chelsea A L 1-2 LC
28.09 Chelsea A L 0-3 Div 2
05.10 West Ham United A D 2-2 LC
12.10 Millwall H D 2-2 LC - scored one goal
19.10 Charlton Athletic H W 4-2 LC - scored two goals
23.10 Portsmouth H L 0-1 LC
26.10 Bradford City H D 1-1 Div 2
02.11 Reading H W 7-0 LC - scored two goals
23.11 Cardiff City A L 0-1 LC
30.11 Swansea Town H W 2-0 LC - scored one goal

07.12 Luton Town A L 1-3 LC
14.12 Southend United H W 5-0 LC - scored three goals
21.12 Arsenal A L 2-4 LC
25.12 Watford A W 2-0 LC
26.12 Watford H D 2-2 LC
28.12 Coventry City A W 4-1 LC - scored two goals
04.01 Barnsley A L 0-2 Div 2
18.01 Clapton Orient A L 1-3 LC
25.01 Chelsea H W 4-3 LC
01.02 Hampstead Town A D 3-3 'A' - scored two goals
08.02 West Ham United H D 1-1 LC - scored one goal
15.02 Millwall A W 3-0 LC - scored one goal
08.03 Reading A D 2-2 LC
22.03 Queens Park Rangers A W 2-0 LC
29.03 Romford A W 1-0 'A'
14.04 West Herts A D 3-3 'A'
19.04 Charlton Athletic H W 3-0 Div 2 - scored one goal
21.04 West Bromwich Albion A L 3-4 Div 2
26.04 Hull City A L 0-2 Div 2
Leading goalscorer for Tottenham Hotspur Reserve Team
in the London Combination with 19 goals

Season 1930-31
30.08 Cardiff City A L 0-3 LC
06.09 Brighton & Hove Albion H W 5-2 LC - scored one goal
08.09 West Ham United H W 4-0 LC - scored two goals
15.09 West Ham United A L 2-5 LC
20.09 Crystal Palace H W 4-1 LC
27.09 Millwall H W 4-1 Div 2 - scored one goal
29.09 Southampton H L 0-3 LC
04.10 Oldham Athletic A W 2-1 Div 2
11.10 Nottingham Forest H W 2-1 Div 2
18.10 Queens Park Rangers A L 0-2 LC
25.10 Everton A L 2-4 Div 2 - scored two goals
01.11 Charlton Athletic H W 5-0 Div 2 - scored one goal
03.11 Crystal Palace A D 2-2 LPCF

08.11 Bradford City A L 0-2 Div 2
15.11 Fulham A L 1-2 LC
22.11 Charlton Athletic H W 3-2 LC
29.11 Watford A D 2-2 LC
13.12 Portsmouth A W 3-2 LC
26.12 Luton Town A W 4-0 LC
27.12 Cardiff City H L 1-2 LC
03.01 Brighton & Hove Albion A D 1-1 LC
24.01 London Caledonians A W 5-1 'A' - scored two goals
31.01 Chelsea H D 1-1 LC
07.02 Brentford A W 4-2 LC
14.02 Northfleet United A L 2-3 'A'
21.02 Biggleswade A D 0-0 'A'
07.03 Chelmsford A L 0-1 'A'

19.03 Colchester & District A W 7-1 'A' - scored one goal
28.03 Charlton Athletic A W 2-0 LC - scored one goal
03.04 Southend United A W 3-2 LC - scored one goal
04.04 Watford H W 6-0 LC - scored one goal
06.04 Southend United H W 6-2 LC
29.04 Reading A L 2-4 Res Friendly
02.05 Luton Town H W 6-0 LC - scored two goals
04.05 Arsenal H L 1-2 LCCF

 

Season 1931-32
29.08 Watford H D 2-2 LC
31.08 Charlton Athletic A L 1-4 LC
07.09 Queens Park Rangers H W 4-2 LC - scored two goals
17.09 Queens Park Rangers A D 1-1 LC - scored one goal
10.10 West Ham United A L 0-5 LC
24.10 Leytonstone A W 6-1 'A' - scored three goals
31.10 Luton Town H W 5-2 LC
14.11 Chesham United A L 1-2 'A'
19.11 Oxford University H D 5-5 Res Friendly - scored one goal
21.11 Portsmouth A W 3-1 LC
12.12 Arsenal H D 2-2 LC
19.12 Frome A D 2-2 'A' - scored one goal, from a penalty
06.02 London Caledonians A L 2-4 'A' - scored one goal
20.02 West Ham United H W 3-2 LC
12.03 Luton Town A L 2-3 LC
25.03 Millwall H W 1-0 LC
26.03 Coventry City A L 2-4 LC - scored one goal
28.03 Crystal Palace A L 2-3 LC
09.04 Brentford A L 1-6 LC
16.04 Fulham H W 8-0 LC - scored one goal
02.05 Barking A L 0-3 'A'

My  sincere thanks to Tottenham Hotspur
and Andy Porter, their club historian
for their invaluable cooperation with this item about Jimmy Smy.
Ken Davies
 

  

NORTHFLEET UNITED

Northfleet United had been playing football in the area since the 1890s, notable as a Tottenham nursery side in the 1930s. Gravesend & Northfleet Football Club was born as a merger of the two existing neighbouring clubs.
Spurs released Jimmy in 1931 when he joined Northfleet United.

 

SITTINGBOURNE F.C.

Sittingbourne F.C. had a financial crisis in 1932/33 and the club went into liquidation.
Jimmy moved to Sittingbourne in September 1934.
He was appointed Captain in 1936/37.
Sittingbourne survived to the Second World War with help from supporters when hostilities once more brought about their enforced closure.

On the 29th July, 1983 Jimmy emigrated to Australia
He married Jane Roberts and the couple had a daughter, Jennifer, and have two grandchildren, Sarah and Linda.

Jimmy died in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on the 29th July 1997
 

I am very grateful to Sarah and her family for supplying and sharing this wonderful information about her grandfather Jimmy Smy.
If anyone has further information, Sarah can be contacted via
mail@penmon.org
Billy Davies featured below, played in the same team as Jimmy. Would love to hear from relatives of any of the players who appear in the team photo

Sarah writes; Ken, thank you so very much for your help and for putting together a wonderful page dedicated to my grandfather. I honestly did not expect anything like this to happen, so I am extremely grateful and humbled by your generosity and help. It's honestly really touching.
My pleasure Sarah, Ken.

   

Frederick Charles Channell
1930 & 1933-36

Delighted to hear from Paul Channell. KD
Hi. I would be very grateful if you could do a feature on my Grandad, Bill Channell and his brothers Fred and Alf Channell. My dad has told me a lot about them, but would appreciate any information you could provide. Just some information for you, my uncle, also called Bill who was a Cartoonist and Commercial Artist, designed the Spurs Cockerel. I look forward to hearing from you.
Many thanksPaul Channel
l.

Thanks Paul, I've put the following item together about Fred. KD

 

 As a full back, Fred started his playing career at Harwich & Parkeston before joining Haywards Heath Town. In 1930 Channell had his first spell at Tottenham.
After a trial in 1931 at Clapton Orient he moved to Peterborough & Fletton United. He went on to play for the Spurs nursery club Northfleet United, Channell rejoined the Lilywhites in 1933 to go on to play 109 matches and scoring a single goal in all competitions for the White Hart Lane club.

Harwich & Parkeston


Haywards Heath


Tottenham Hotspur  
1930-31

Fred Channell appears in row 3 (bottom row) 4th from the left.
He did not make a senior appearance this season.

1930-31
Row 1. Inset Willie Davies, Wally Alsford, Andy Thompson, Tom Cable, Ted Harper, Alf Messer, Cyril Spiers, Joe Nicholls, Allan Taylor, Dick Rowley, Baden Herod, Bert Lyons, Cecil Poynton, Frank Osborne
Row 2. G Hardy (trainer), W Minter (groundstaff) J Darnell (asst. trainer), Tom Evans, Arthur Rowe, Walter Bellamy, Darkie Lowdell, Harry Skitt, Frank Hartley, Bert Hodgkinson, Jack Reddish, Jimmy Dimmock, Les Howe, W. Gordon, W Over (groundsman), J Anderson (asst. trainer), HG Crellin (asst. secretary), B Ives (scout)
Row 3. AW Turner (secretary), G Wagstaffe Simmons (director), CD Roberts (chairman), Fred Channell, Taffy O'Callaghan, Joe Scott, George Hunt, Billy Cook, T. Ison, Jack Illingworth, Jimmy Smy, Tom Meads, MF Cadman (vice-chairman), G Cox (director), P Smith (manager).


Clapton Orient trial
1931


Peterborough & Fletton Utd
1931


Northfleet United
1932/3


 
 

Tottenham Hotspur
These are Fed's league appearances for Spurs.
1933/34

Oct 7, 1933 Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Sunderland 

Oct 14, 1933 Portsmouth 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur 
Oct 28, 1933 Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Middlesbrough 
Nov 11, 1933 Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Newcastle United 
Dec 26, 1933 Huddersfield Town 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur 
Jan 6, 1934 Aston Villa 1-5 Tottenham Hotspur 
Jan 13, 1934 Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Everton 
Jan 20, 1934 Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Leicester City 
Jan 27, 1934 Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 West Ham United 
Feb 3, 1934 Liverpool 3-1 Tottenham Hotspur 
Feb 10, 1934 Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Chelsea 
Feb 17, 1934 Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Aston Villa 
Feb 21, 1934 Sunderland 6-0 Tottenham Hotspur 
Feb 24, 1934 Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 Portsmouth 
Mar 3, 1934 Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Everton 
Mar 10, 1934 Middlesbrough 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur 
Mar 17, 1934 Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 West Bromwich Albion 
Mar 24, 1934 Newcastle United 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur 
Mar 30, 1934 Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 Stoke City 
Mar 31, 1934 Tottenham Hotspur 5-1 Leeds United 
Apr 2, 1934 Stoke City 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur 
Apr 7, 1934 Derby County 4-3 Tottenham Hotspur 
Apr 14, 1934 Tottenham Hotspur 5-1 Manchester City 
Apr 21, 1934 Birmingham City 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur 
Apr 28, 1934 Tottenham Hotspur 4-3 Sheffield Wednesday 
Tottenham Hotspur
1934/35
Aug 25, 1934 Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Everton 
Aug 27, 1934 Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Preston North End 
Sep 1, 1934 Huddersfield Town 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur 
Sep 3, 1934 Preston North End 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur 
Sep 8, 1934 Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 
Sep 15, 1934 Chelsea 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur 
Sep 22, 1934 Tottenham Hotspur 0-2 Aston Villa 
Sep 29, 1934 Derby County 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur 
Oct 6, 1934 Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Leicester City 
Oct 13, 1934 Sunderland 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur 
Oct 20, 1934 Arsenal 5-1 Tottenham Hotspur 
Oct 27, 1934 Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 Portsmouth 
Nov 3, 1934 Manchester City 3-1 Tottenham Hotspur 
Nov 10, 1934 Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Middlesbrough 
Nov 17, 1934 West Bromwich Albion 4-0 Tottenham Hotspur 
Nov 24, 1934 Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 Sheffield Wednesday 
Dec 1,
1934 Birmingham City 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur 
Dec 8, 1934 Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 Stoke City 
Dec 15, 1934 Liverpool 4-1 Tottenham Hotspur 
Dec 22, 1934 Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Leeds United 
Dec 25, 1934 Grimsby Town 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur 
Dec 26, 1934 Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Grimsby Town 
Dec 29, 1934 Everton 5-2 Tottenham Hotspur 
Jan 1, 1935 Blackburn Rovers 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur 
Jan 5, 1935 Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 Huddersfield Town 
Jan 12, 1935 Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Manchester City 
Jan 19, 1935 Wolverhampton Wanderers 6-2 Tottenham Hotspur 
Jan 26, 1935 Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Newcastle United 
Jan 30, 1935 Tottenham Hotspur 1-3 Chelsea 
Feb 2, 1935 Aston Villa 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur 
Feb 9, 1935 Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Derby County 
Feb 16, 1935 Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Bolton Wanderers 
Feb 20, 1935 Bolton Wanderers 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur 
Feb 23, 1935 Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Sunderland 
Feb 25, 1935  Tottenham Hotspur 0-2 Bolton Wanderers 
Mar 6, 1935 Tottenham Hotspur 0-6 Arsenal 
Mar 9, 1935 Portsmouth 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur 
Mar 16, 1935 Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 Manchester City 
Mar 23, 1935 Middlesbrough 3-1 Tottenham Hotspur 
Mar 28, 1935 Leicester City 6-0 Tottenham Hotspur 
Mar 30, 1935 Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 West Bromwich Albion 
Apr 6, 1935 Sheffield Wednesday 4-0 Tottenham Hotspur 
Apr 13, 1935 Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Birmingham City 
Apr 19, 1935 Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Blackburn Rovers 
Apr 27, 1935 Tottenham Hotspur 5-1 Liverpool 
May 4, 1935 Leeds United 4-3 Tottenham Hotspur
 Tottenham Hotspur
1935/36
Aug 31, 1935 Bradford City 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur 
Sep 2, 1935 Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Hull City 
Sep 7, 1935 Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Newcastle United 
Sep 9, 1935 Hull City 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur 
Sep 14, 1935 Sheffield United 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur 
Sep 16, 1935 Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Barnsley 
Sep 21, 1935 Manchester United 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur 
Sep 28, 1935 Tottenham Hotspur 5-2 Port Vale 
Oct 5, 1935 Fulham 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur 
Oct 12, 1935 Tottenham Hotspur 5-1 Burnley 
Oct 19, 1935 Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Bradford Park Avenue 
Oct 26, 1935 Leicester City 4-1 Tottenham Hotspur 
Nov 2, 1935 Tottenham Hotspur 7-2 Swansea City 
Nov 9, 1935 West Ham United 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur
 Nov 16, 1935 Tottenham Hotspur 4-3 Bury 
Nov 23, 1935 Southampton 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur 
Nov 30, 1935 Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Blackpool 
Dec 7, 1935 Nottingham Forest 4-1 Tottenham Hotspur 
Dec 14, 1935 Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Norwich City 
Dec 21, 1935 Doncaster Rovers 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur 
Dec 25, 1935 Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Plymouth Argyle 
Dec 26, 1935 Plymouth Argyle 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur 
Dec 28, 1935 Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Bradford City 
Jan 4, 1936 Newcastle United 1-4 Tottenham Hotspur 
Jan 11, 1936 Tottenham Hotspur 4-4 Southend United 
Jan 15, 1936 Southend United 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur 
Jan 18, 1936 Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Sheffield United 
Jan 25, 1936 Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Huddersfield Town 
Feb 1, 1936 Port Vale 1-5 Tottenham Hotspur 
Feb 5, 1936 Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 Manchester United 
Feb 8, 1936 Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Fulham 
Feb 15, 1936 Bradford Park Avenue 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur 
Feb 17, 1936 Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Bradford Park Avenue 
Feb 22, 1936 Bradford Park Avenue 2-5 Tottenham Hotspur 
Feb 29, 1936 Sheffield United 3-1 Tottenham Hotspur 
Mar 4, 1936 Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Nottingham Forest 
Mar 7, 1936 Bury 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur 
Mar 14, 1936 Tottenham Hotspur 1-3 West Ham United


FRIENDLY INTERNATIONAL
(KING GEORGE V JUBILEE FUND - UNOFFICIAL)


08/05/1935, London, Highbury Stadium, Attendance 8,944
ENGLAND XI 0-1 ANGLO-SCOTS [HT 0-0]
Scorer:
Anglo-Scots: George Mutch

ENGLAND XI: H Wright (Charlton Athletic),
Fred Channell (Tottenham Hotspur), Edris Hapgood (Arsenal),
Jack Crayston (Arsenal), Bernard Joy (Casuals), Harold Miller (Chelsea),
John Morton (West Ham United), Ray Bowden (Arsenal), Jack Holliday (Brentford), Willie Hall (Tottenham Hotspur), Harold Hobbis (Charlton Athletic)

ANGLO-SCOTS: John Jackson,
Joseph Nibloe, Daniel Blair,
J Hutchinson, Robert Salmond, John Thomson,
Fred Hill, J Beattie, J Maxwell, George Mutch, William Cook
Referee: Brown (England)

BILLY DAVIES
(1930 - 1933)
17 Welsh International Caps
1924 - 1930

I am grateful to Mr Phil Davies for supplying information relating to Billy, his Great Uncle.
 
Billy was born on the 16th February  1900, and in 1901 he lived at 8 Harriet Town, Troedyrhiw. His father was Thomas Davies and his mother was Mary Hannah Davies. Interestingly two older sisters are listed, on the census. Mary and Catherine. William was known as Willie or sometimes Billie. He had a good career and was in the Cardiff side which lost to Sheffield Utd in the 1925 FA Cup Final. I was thrilled to find pictures of him in your 'George Harold Beadles' section.
 

His career looked like this:
Troedrhiwfuwch;  Rhymney; Swansea Amateurs ; Swansea  Town  (10/6d donation), professional May, 1921; Cardiff City, June, 1924 (£25); Notts County, March, 1928; Tottenham Hotspur, February 15, 1930 (£3400); Swansea Town, Sept 14, 1933 (£300); Llanelli 1936-38.
 
 
Honours: Wales -17 full caps, FA Cup Finalist 1925, Football League Division two runners-up 1933, Welsh League representative X1 1927.

Davies began his career playing for his school and village teams, joining Rhymney where he once scored 61 goals in a single season. He was signed by Swansea Town in 1921, for 10/6 playing in every forward position for the club before settling at outside-right. He made his Wales debut while playing for Swansea. He was a very tricky, clever player, and his value had increased to £25, when,  in 1924 with the club going through financial trouble, he moved to Cardiff City. In his first season at the club he was part of the side that reached the FA Cup Final, including scoring direct from a corner-kick in the quarter-final victory over Leicester City, to win the match in the dying seconds. 

Unfortunatley he contracted a serious chest illness soon after and missed more than a year for the club, including missing the teams FA Cup victory in 1927. He briefly returned to the side at the start of the 1927-28 season but was sold to Notts County soon after, where he spent two years before moving on to Tottenham Hotspur, where he became a big success. At White Hart Lane, he was described thus; " Davies, the speedy, orthodox Welshman, who played many good games and never any bad.
 

He later returned to Wales to finish his league career at Swansea. He was 5ft 7ins and weighed 10stone 10 pounds.


Swansea Town
1921 - 24
45 appearances
4 goals


Cardiff City
June 1924 - 28
88 appearances
17 goals


Notts County
1928 - 30
71 appearances
7 goals


Tottenham Hotspur
1930 - 33
109 appearances
19 goals


Swansea Town
1933 - 36
65 appearances
12 goals


Llanelli
1936 - 1938

 F.A. CUP FINAL
29th April 1925

CARDIFF CITY
0 v 1
SHEFFIELD
UNITED

CARDIFF CITY
Tom Farquharson
James Nelson
Jimmy Blair
Harry Wake
Fred Keenor (C)
Billy Hardy
Willie Davies
Jimmy Gill
Joe Nicholson
Harry Beadles
Jack Evans

SHEFF UTD
Charles Sutcliffe
Bill Cook
Ernest Milton
Harry Pantling
Seth King
George Green
Dave Mercer
Tommy Boyle
Harry Johnson
Billy Gillespie (C)
Fred Tunstall

CARDIFF CITY
1925

Billy is seated front, 2nd left

NOTTS COUNTY

Billy Davies is seated, 1st left

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
1930/31

Billy Davies is the inserted photo, top left

1930-31
Row 1. Inset Willie Davies, Wally Alsford, Andy Thompson, Tom Cable, Ted Harper, Alf Messer, Cyril Spiers, Joe Nicholls, Allan Taylor, Dick Rowley, Baden Herod, Bert Lyons, Cecil Poynton, Frank Osborne
Row 2. G Hardy (trainer), W Minter (groundstaff) J Darnell (asst. trainer), Tom Evans, Arthur Rowe, Walter Bellamy, Darkie Lowdell, Harry Skitt, Frank Hartley, Bert Hodgkinson, Jack Reddish, Jimmy Dimmock, Les Howe, W. Gordon, W Over (groundsman), J Anderson (asst. trainer), HG Crellin (asst. secretary), B Ives (scout)
Row 3. AW Turner (secretary), G Wagstaffe Simmons (director), CD Roberts (chairman), Fred Channell, Taffy O'Callaghan, Joe Scott, George Hunt, Billy Cook, T. Ison, Jack Illingworth, Jimmy Smy, Tom Meads, MF Cadman (vice-chairman), G Cox (director), P Smith (manager).


 BILLY DAVIES
WELSH INTERNATIONAL
During his career, Davies won a total of 17 caps for Wales, making a goalscoring debut in a 2-0 victory over Scotland on 16 February 1924. His last cap came on 1 February 1930 when he played in a 7-0 defeat against Ireland

BRITISH
HOME
INTERNATIONAL
CHAMPIONSHIPS
1923/24
WALES
CHAMPIONS

 

The 1924 British Home Championship was an international football tournament played during the 1923-24 season between the British Home Nations. It was won by the excellent Welsh team of the early 1920s who achieved a whitewash of the other three home nations over the tournament, scoring five goals for just one in return.

The first match of the series was at home to Scotland. Wales withheld a lot of pressure in the early stages, as Scotland got to terms with the game. Fred Keenor of Cardiff was the best half back on the field and with Jenkins  hasving a good debut, the Scots began to fade. Little Billy Davies too was wearning his Welsh shirt for the first time and he scored the first goal from Keenor's pass. Len Davies clinched victory with the second goal.

Wales's second match at Blackburn against England,  was played on a treacherously snow-bound pitch. Fred Keenor was described as brilliant, playing through an injury from the previous week against Huddersfield. He set up the first goal with a 'scintillating run, beating four opponents and smashing a magnificent drive which Sewell in the English goal could only parry'. Vizard placed the rebound in the net.
The Welsh winner came from Billy Davies, who hammered in a 20 yard drive after Jack Nicholls had confused the English defence with a clever back-heel.

Wales won the Championship at Belfast by beating Ireland. Keenor and the Welsh half back line dominated the match. Moses Russell scored the only goal from a prenalty, after Vizard was fouled by Rollo.

Date Home Away Venue
20.10.23 Ireland
Gillespie Croft 

2v1

England
Bradford

Belfast
16.2.23 Wales
W. Davies  L. Davies

2v0

Scotland
Cardiff
1.3.24 Scotland
Cunningham  Morris      

 2v0   

Ireland
Glasgow
3.3.24 England
Roberts

1v2

Wales
Vizard W.Davies
Blackburn
15.3.24 Ireland

0v1

Wales
Russell (pen)
Belfast
12.4.24 England
Walker

 1v1   

Scotland
Taylor og
Wembley

1923/24 Pl W D L  F - A  Pts 
WALES  3  3  0 0   5 - 1    6
SCOTLAND  3  1  1 1   3 - 3   3
ENGLAND  3  1  0 2   2 - 4  2
IRELAND  3  0  1 2   3 - 5   1

Billy's Welsh International
Appearances
and goals

16.2.24 2v0 Scotland (1 goal) Cardiff
1.3.24   2v1 England (1 goal) Blackburn
15.3.24 1v0 Ireland Belfast
14.2.25 1v3 Scotland Edinburgh
28.2.25 1v2 England Swansea
18.4.25 0v0 Ireland Wrexham
31.10.25 0v3 Scotland Cardiff
13.2.26 0v3 Ireland Belfast
1.3.26 3v1 England (1 goal) London
30.10.26 0v3 Scotland Glasgow
4.2.28 2v1 Ireland (1 goal) Belfast
27.10.28 2v4 Scotland (2 goals) Glasgow
17.11.28 2v3 England Swansea
2.2.29 2v2 Ireland Wrexham
26.10.29 2v4 Scotland Cardiff
20.11.29 0v6 England London
1.2.30 0v7 Ireland Belfast


Billy on his motor bike with Harry Beadles. Billy was apparently a bit notorious with his motorbike. He and Harry actually crashed on it, and it was even made into one of those football scetches of the time.  They apparently crashed and a woman said. "I didn't see what happened". Harry apparently said, "Well wait there and we will go back and do it again"! 
 
Apparently when the Cardiff City team went to the tailors to get fitted for suits, Billy, who was affectionately called "Little Billy" was sent to the "Boys Dept" for his shoes, as he had size 4 feet, much to the amusement of the rest of the team!

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR F.C.
SEASON 1930-31

Top row & inserts Apps/G
W. Davies
W. Alsford
A. Thompson
T. Cable
E. Harper
A. Messer
C. Spiers
J. Nicholls
A. Taylor
R. Rowley
B. Herod
A. Lyons
C. Poynton
F. Osborne
F.J. Bearman
115/6
90/0
166/22
44/0
67/64
52/2
169/0
129/0
70/0
24/10
59/0
57/3
158/3
219/82
N/A
Middle row Apps/G
G. Hardy
W.J. Minter
J. Darnell
T. Evans
A. Rowe
W. Bellamy
A. Lowdell
H. Skitt
F. Hartley
H. Hodgkinson
J. Reddish
J. Dimmock
L. Howe
J. Gordon
W.Over
J. Anderson
H.G. Crellin
B. Ives
N/A
N/A
N/A
101/4
201/0
23/10
90/0
229/0
7/1
58/0
7/0
438/112
182/28
N/K
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Bottom row    Apps/G
A.W. Turner
G. Simmons
C. D. Roberts
F. Channell
E.O'Callaghan
J. Scott
G. Hunt
G. Cook
T. Ison
J. Illingworth
J. Smy
T. Meads
M.F. Cadman
G. Cox
P.J. Smith
N/A
N/A
N/A
109/1
263/99
18/4
198/137
0/0
67/23
12/0
17/6
189/6
N/A
N/A
N/A

1930/31 Tottenham Hotspur Results
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If a relative of yours appears in this photograph
and you would like him featured here,
then please contact
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DAVID WILSON CULQUHOUN
(1931 - 1935)

Photo and information on Davie Colquhoun's playing career,
courtesy of Andy Porter historian of Tottenham Hotspur F.C..

Received another wonderful contact from a relative of a Tottenham player from the 1930s. KD.
Brian Donaldson writes;

I've been researching my family history and as a lifelong Spurs fan, I was delighted to find that my Great Uncle played for them between 1931 to 1934.
David Wilson Colquhoun was my Grandmother's brother and was born 9 January 1906 in Motherwell. His middle name (Wilson) was his father's mother's maiden name. I think he was known as "Davie" when he played for Spurs.
I "Googled" Tottenham Hotspur Team Photo 1931 and was very pleased to find him featured on your website in the 1931/ 32 Team Photo. He's the tall dark handsome one in the front - shame I didn't inherit those genes!
Although my Dad has passed away, my uncle (now 91) would be chuffed to find out a bit more about him and I would love to see any other photos as we don't have any of the Colquhouns.
Any help and information, no matter how small would be really appreciated.

With information supplied by Brian and the wonderful support of
Andy Porter, Tottenham Hotspur's historian,
we've put together this feature on Davie Culquhoun.
 

David Wilson 'Davie' Colquhoun was born on the 9th January 1906 in Motherwell. He was a  Scottish professional footballer who played at right half for Blantyre Victoria, St Mirren, Tottenham Hotspur, Luton Town and Rochdale.
Colquhoun began his playing career at Blantyre Victoria before joining St Mirren.
In 1931 the right half signed for Tottenham Hotspur where he featured in 87 matches and scored twice in all competitions between 1931-34.
He joined Luton Town in 1934 and made a further 16 appearances before ending his career at Rochdale.

Davie's

Clubs


Blantyre Victoria
?? - 1926


St Mirren
1926 - 31


Tottenham Hotspur
1931 - 35
81 appearances
2 goals




Luton Town
1935 - 36
16 appearances


Rochdale F.C
1936 - ??

BLANTYRE VICTORIA F.C.
 ? - 1931

Davie started his footballing career with Blantyre Victoria Football Club, a Scottish football club based in the town of Blantyre, South Lanarkshire. Nicknamed the Vics, they were formed in 1890 and play at Castle Park where their record attendance is 6,000.
They currently compete in the West Region of the Scottish Junior Football Association


Some famous players to have started their careers at Blantyre Victoria include:

Jock Stein
(later legendary Celtic Manager)

Billy McNeil
(later captain and manager
of Celtic)

Joe Jordan
(later of Leeds United,
Manchester United
and A.C. Milan)

Blantyre Celebrated their Centenary in 1990
with a prestigious game against
Glasgow Celtic

 

ST MIRREN F.C.
1926 - 1931

Davie then signed professionally for
St Mirren in April 1926, and was there
for 5 years.
During this time, he played in a Scottish International trial match, during 1930/31.
Featured here are the league tables
and Scottish Cup results
which include some of Davie Colquhoun's appearances for St Mirren.

1926 / 27 SEASON

St Mirren were the Scottish Cup holders going into the 1926/27 season.
They beat Celtic 2v0 in the 1925/26
having seen off Rangers 1v0
in the semi-finals

1927 / 28 SEASON


1928 / 29 SEASON


1929 / 30 SEASON


1930 / 31 SEASON


TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR F.C.
1931 - 1935

Davie signed for Tottenham in July 1931 and was a regular in the league team for two years.
He made his league appearance against Wolverhampton Wanderers on the 29th August 1931, and went on to play over 30 senior matches each season for the next two years.
They gained promotion to the First Division in 1933, he added only 16 first division games to his tally of 2 goals in 65 second division appearances.
Davie's final Tottenham game was against Arsenal on the 20th October, 1934. 
He was also appointed captain of the Tottenham reserve side

1931 / 32 SEASON

Davie Colquhoun is seated 4th from the right, bottom row 

Click here for Tottenham's 1931/32 results



21st November, 1931
Spurs 9v 3 Port Vale


(2nd Division)

The first time that Spurs scored nine goals in a League game, something they have only done on a further two occasions.
Spurs had just missed out on promotion at the end of the previous season but the new season was proving a big disappointment although they had won their previous home game by 6-2 against Swansea.
Prior to the game Port Vale were above Spurs in the League table but Spurs ran out convincing winners.
Centre forward George Hunt scored twice and the rest of the goals came from the right side of the team. Right winger Willie Davies scored a hat-trick, inside right Jimmy Brain claimed two, while right half Dave Colquhoun and right back Albert Lyons scored one each, Lyons with a penalty
.

1932 / 33 SEASON

Click here for Tottenham's 1932/33 results

Davie scored the opening goal at Deepdale
against Preston North End on the 8th October 1932
in a fine 6v2 victory.
Tottenham's scorers were;
Colquhoun, O'Callaghan, Hunt GS, Greenfield, Evans W (2)

 

1933 / 34 SEASON

Davie is seated on the far right in the middle row.
Photo courtesy of Andy Porter historian of Tottenham Hotspur F.C..

Click here for Tottenham's 1933/34 results

 

January 6, 1934
Aston Villa 1 v 5 Spurs


A brilliant display of attacking football earned Spurs their biggest away victory of a season that saw them finish third in Division One.
James McCormick opened the scoring with he headed home a loose ball from close range and Spurs doubled their advantage when full-back Tom Meads hit a rare goal from 25 yards.
A rampant Spurs made it 4-0 before half-time leaving Villa shell-shocked through the prolific George Hunt (pictured), a player who scored 151 goals in 205 games and Les Howe, who hammered home a glorious goal from 20 yards.
Spurs took their foot off the pedal in the second half due mainly to the fact that they had to play with ten men after wing-halfDavidColqhounwas forced to leave the field nursing nasty gash on his head.

1934 / 35 SEASON


Click here for Tottenham's 1934/35 results

 

My  sincere thanks to Andy Porter,
historian of Tottenham Hotspur F.C.
forr his invaluable assistance with this item about
Davie Colquhoun.
Ken Davies

LUTON TOWN F.C.
1935 - 36

Davie was transferred to Luton Town for £650 in March 1935, where he played 16 league games

 

Click here to  read about the
History of Luton Town F.C.

ROCHDALE F.C.
1936 - ?

Davie ended his career at Rochdale

 

Click here to read about the
History of Rochdale F.C

Davie was working as a lorry driver for a fruit business by September 1937.

He died on the 3rd June 1983, in Motherwell

Sundry Spurs Snapshots


Tottenham Hotspur 1913 14
Top row; J. Over, C. Rance, A. King, J. Joyce, J. Tate, J. Rutherford,
A. Coleman

Standing; McWilliam, C.D. Roberts, H. Middlemiss, W. Minter,
J. Pearson, C. Brittan, A Heggarty,  A. Hobday, F. Webster, 
F. Wier, T. A. Deacock, A.W. Turner

Seated: Dr. J. Mackenzie, W. Cartwright, J. Fleming, J. Cantrell,
T. Collins, J. Bavchop, A. Caimsdell, R. Steel, C. Cliddon, M.F. Cadman

Bottom row;  J. Nie, C. Bowler, F. Walden, W. Tattersall, J. Elliott,
B. Bliss,  E, Newman, J. Darnell, E. Lightfoot, J. Anderson 


Duncan (right) greeted by Spurs players following his tranfer from Hull City


Spurs laundress hangs out the kit in 1935


Tottenham 1949 50
Back row; W. Nicholson, A. Ramsey, H. Clarke, E. Ditchburn,
R. Burgess, L. Medley

Front row; C. Withers, W. Walters, W. Rees, L. Duquemin, E. Bailey


1950 51


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