August 26, 1914
Dundee have secured a new outside left, and he will be on duty against Hamilton Academicals in the Scottish League at Den’s Park on Saturday. There may also be a new half-back, but nothing definite on this point has been settled. The negotiations for the new winger have been completed with his old club. He is John Macdonald, of Newcastle United.
Dundee have been in negotiation with Newcastle for this player for quite a long time, but the heavy transfer fee asked by the United officials blocked the way. A deputation from Dundee F.C. visited Newcastle last night, and the wire to hand this morning states:
“Negotiations completed for Macdonald’s transfer. Will play v. Hamilton Accies.”
Macdonald, it may be mentioned, is a brother of the present centre-half of Dundee, and qualified as a player in Kirkcaldy, subsequently seeing service with Glasgow Rangers, Liverpool and Newcastle. Dundee have suffered for the want of a regular outside left since Fraser gave up the game, and Macdonald is expected to fill the role with efficiency.
(Dundee Courier: August 27, 1914; via http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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