Alex Hope
Alex Hope
A. Player

probably born in Scotland

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

The forward first appeared for Thistle in February, 1944, whilst a Fauldhouse United player.

He made his debut appearance on Saturday, 19th February, 1944, in a 2-0 defeat away to Hibernian in the Southern League.

There were no goals for Alex during his spell with Thistle.

He played his second and last game for the club on Saturday, 26th February, 1944, in a 3-0 win away to Third Lanark in the Southern League.

Alex's club-list included Fauldhouse United, Dumbarton, Hamilton Academical and Partick Thistle.

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Bio Extra

Alex was an outside left specialist who played in the juniors with Fauldhouse United. As with many others in the war years, he guested with some senior sides including Dumbarton, Hamilton Accies and Partick Thistle. Scored both Accies goals in their 2-1 Sothern League win over Hearts on 3rd January 1944.

The first of his guest appearances for Thistle came on 19th February 1944, in a Southern League encounter at Easter Road. Both teams were under-strength and it was a poor game. Thistle played some neat football in midfield (Bill Shankly was outstanding) but the forwards seldom threatened a strong Hibs defence. Goals 13 and 38 won it for Hibs. “Thistle were middling” said the Sunday Post.

Alex was in place again for the following week's trip to Cathkin Park. Thistle fielded a makeshift side, with a number of players playing out of position. It was 3-0 win against bottom of the table Third Lanark, but it was a poor game. The goals came from Hugh Hamill (header from a corner, 26), Alex Gourlay (nodded in a Hammill cross, 44) and Bill Shankly (20-yard free-kick, 73).


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