Season preview 1927-28: Cowdenbeath F.C. (Athletic News)


August 1, 1927
It was disappointing to find Cowdenbeath transfer two players of the calibre of Bill Murray and Dave Wright to Sunderland, but needs must when the devil drives. No club in the country was harder hit by industrial strife and distress than “the miners,” and good money could not be allowed to go a begging.

Cowdenbeath have one of the safest goalkeepers in Scotland, and they should be reliable at back. Their half-back line has undergone a fairly complete change, Forrest and Chambers being placed on the transfer list. This division of the team may occasion the management some anxiety. Two veterans remains in the forward line in Rankin and Wilson, the latter being a player of note in pre-war football.

John Falconer,
Glasgow,
Goalkeeper,
5ft. 10in., 11st.;

Joe Macdonald,
Ayr,
Right back,
5ft. 6½in., 11st. 12lb.;

John Young,
Lambert,
Right back,
5ft. 10in., 11st. 7lb.;

David Hopewell,
Glasgow,
Left back,
5ft. 7in., 12st.;

Thomas Glancy,
Cowdenbeath,
Right half-back,
5ft. 7in., 12st.;

Michael Connaboy,
Loanhead,
Right half-back,
5ft. 9in., 11st. 7lb.;

Thomas Frame,
Burnbank,
Centre half-back,
5ft. 9in., 11st.;

Patrick Flannigan,
Kelty,
Left half-back,
6ft. 0in., 11st. 12lb.;

Robert McKinlay,
Glencraig,
Half-back,
5ft. 9½in., 11st. 10lb.;

William Pullar,
Edinburgh,
Outside right,
5ft. 7in., 10st. 10lb.;

Willie Rankin,
Burnbank,
Inside right,
5ft. 7½in., 11st. 7lb.;

Duncan Lindsay,
Cambuslang,
Centre forward,
5ft. 6in., 11st. 7lb.;

Alex Bowie,
Crossgate,
Inside left,
5ft. 9in., 11st. 10lb.;

Robert Wallace,
Paisley,
Inside left,
5ft. 6½in., 11st.;

William Wilson,
Edinburgh,
Outside left,
5ft. 6in., 11st. 7lb.
(Source: Athletic News: August 1, 1927)

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