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2 vs. Scotland Squad
Saturday, 30 November 1872
International friendly match.

Scotland 0 England 0 [0-0]

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Scotland squad for the match against England  November 1872

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
Barclay, Reverend James n/k - - Dumfries 0 0
Broadfoot, Alexander n/k - - Queen's Park FC 0 0
Chalmers, Thomas 19 March 1850 22 G Glasgow Academicals RFC 0 0
Cross, William 10 September 1850 22 - RFC 0 0
Gardner, Robert 31 May 1847 25 G

Queen's Park FC

0 0
Keay, William n/k - - Queen's Park FC 0 0
Ker, William 21 March 1852 20 B Queen's Park FC & Granville FC 0 0
Kinnaird, Arthur Fitzgerald 16 February 1847 25 F Old Etonians FC & Wanderers FC, both England 0 0
Leckie, Robert 19 October 1846 26 F Queen's Park FC 0 0
MacKinnon, William Muir 18 January 1852 20 F Queen's Park FC 0 0
Renny-Tailyour, Henry Waugh 8 October 1949 23 - Royal Engineers FC, England 0 0
Rhind, Alexander 20 September 1849 23 F Queen's Park FC 0 0
Smith, James summer 1844 28 HB Queen's Park FC & South Norwood FC, England 0 0
Smith, Robert 1 May 1848 24 F Queen's Park FC & South Norwood FC, England 0 0
Taylor, Joseph 16 December 1850 21 B Queen's Park FC 0 0
Thomson, James John 25 December 1851 20 HB Queen's Park FC 0 0
Weir, James Biggar 23 November 1851 21 F Queen's Park FC 0 0
Wotherspoon, David 9 April 1849 23 F Queen's Park FC 0 0

Diary
courtesy of Andy Mitchell's First Elevens, page 48-50

Tuesday, 15 October 1872 - Archibald Rae, secretary of Queen's Park FC, appealed for recruits in the Glasgow Herald: 'Will you allow me, through your columns, to invite Scotch players who may wish to take part in this match to send their names and addresses to me, either direct, or through their captain or secretary, no later than Monday 21st, so as to allow time for co-operation and practice.'

The same invitation was also printed in The Scotsman four days later.

Saturday, 9 November 1872 - A practice match is hosted by Queen's Park for the numerous that replied to the invitation of 15/19 October. The match was unfortunately ruined by heavy rain, the ground being 'chiefly marsh and pond' and 'the quantity of mud carried off by the players at the end of the game was tremendous'. Even so, a squad of seventeen possible players were identified. Arthur Kinnaird is given his place as 'captain of the London-Scotch international team'.

Wednesday, 20 November 1872 - A second practice match is held at Burnbank, the home of Glasgow Academicals RFC. Again, a wet ground conspired against good football and several players failed to make an appearance.

Monday, 25 November 1872 - The Scottish team is announced, made up entirely of Queen's Park FC members. It appears that voices within QP argued that, as their club had taken on the entire responsibility of arranging the match, its reputation was at stake; therefore, the honour of representing Scotland should be restricted to its members.

Kinnaird and Renny-Tailyour were not called upon to travel north from London, and were thus unavailable to play. Thomas Chalmers was also unavailable, due to his unfamilarity with the association rules!

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