The death of Ned Doig


November 7, 1919
Ned Doig, Scotland’s international goalkeeper, died at Liverpool on Friday night. A native of Letham, Forfarshire, Doig’s first senior team was Arbroath. Later he was signed for Sunderland by the late Tom Watson. He was a member of the Sunderland team that was known as “the team of all the talents.”

Without doubt he was one of the cleverest of custodians, and had a great deal to do with Sunderland’s successes in the English League. He went right south to Roker Park from Gayfield in 1890. Daring to a degree, he was always resourceful. He was not a tall man as goalkeepers go, but he made the utmost use of every inch he had. Scotland had a wonderful defence in Doig, McCombie, and Watson, all of Sunderland.

His caps v. England were in seasons 1896, 1899, 1902, and 1903, his last match for Scotland being at Bramall Lane, Sheffield, when Scotland achieved a notable success.
Later Doig was transferred to Liverpool, where he finished his football career. He had a long innings, and throughout was a most popular player. He was 52 years of age.
(Dundee Courier: November 8, 1919)

Ned Doig

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