May 12, 1913
Mr. Tom Watson, the secretary of the Liverpool club, accomplished by one of his directors, visited Glasgow a week ago. And after witnessing the Charity tie at Hampden Park between Queen’s Park and Third Lanark obtained the signature of Thomas Fairfoull, the right half-back of the latter club. Fairfoull before going to Liverpool – where he will renew acquaintance with his old club-mate Bob Ferguson – has gone for a three months’ trip to Vancouver.
Originally an outside right with Doune Athletic, a junior combination, Fairfoull joined Kilmarnock in 1905, and played for them at inside right, which position he occasionally filled at Cathkin, the home of Third Lanark, with whom he threw in his lot six seasons ago. He is, however, essentially a half-back, and his 5ft. 9½in. and 13st. weight give him the necessary physical qualifications.
A very keen tackler, his early training in the forward line stands him well when pressing home an attack, and he is always there or thereabout when a scoring chance is offered. He also has the valuable faculty of placing to his forwards, and never seems to tire.
Fairfoull was “capped” against the Irish League in 1909, and has also played for Glasgow in the Inter-City game against Sheffield.
For some years he has had the reputation of being a clever golfer, and has won many prizes on the links as a member of Prestwick St. Cuthbert Golf Club.
(Source: Athletic News: May 12, 1913)