Albert Cable
Albert Cable
Albert Cable
● Albert Cable, 1923 (DC)

probably born in Scotland

Albert Cable was probably born in Scotland, although his place and date of birth remain unknown to us. *

The forward signed for George Easton's Thistle on Thursday, 9th August, 1923, having most recently been with Forfar Athletic.

He made his only appearance on Tuesday, 21st August, 1923, in a 1-0 friendly win at home to Nithsdale Wanderers.

There were no goals for Albert in his one-off appearance for Thistle.

His club-list included Forfar Celtic, Forfar Athletic, Partick Thistle and Nithsdale Wanderers.

We don't know where or when Albert died. *

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Bio Extra

His father had played for Forfar Athletic and the teenage Albert followed in his footsteps, learning his trade in the juniors with Forfar Celtic in the early 1920s, and getting a chance at senior level with Second Division Forfar Athletic in 1922-23 where he transferred temporarily. Albert represented Forfarshire Juniors (see 'Gallery' tab for his line-up photo). Back with Celtic, he fared well in the Forfarshire Junior Cup final at Dens Park in the springtime of 1923, which resulted in a succesful trial being arranged at Firhill, after which Albert signed in August, 1923.

Playing in his favoured left-wing role, Albert never really made it out of the reserves, and featured only once for the first-team, in a low-key Tuesday night friendly versus Nithsdale Wanderers on 21st August, 1923. Play was described as "sedate and friendly" in a match arranged as part of the recent Davie Ness transfer deal. Thistle had 2 ex-Wanderers in the team (Davie Ness and Tom Crichton). The Third Division side gave a good account of themselves but Albert Ferguson in the Thistle goal thwarted their efforts. A goal by Thistle's Frank Carlow made the difference, but a draw would have been fairer.

As things turned out, that night seems to have had a bearing on Albert's career, as he signed with the Dumfries-shire side just a few months later, making 5 League appearances before the season was through. By 1924-25, Albert was back with his hometown team, signing again for Second Division Forfar Athletic.

(WS/AFK)



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