Archie Manuel
Archie Manuel
A. Player

born in Scotland

Archibald Manuel was born on Saturday, 2nd February, 1889, in Dunblane, Stirlingshire.

The midfielder had a spell with George Easton's Thistle in season 1910-11, whilst a Dunblane player.

Aged 21, he made his only appearance on Wednesday, 4th January, 1911, in a 1-0 win at home to St Mirren in a Benefit match.

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

His club-list included Dunblane and Partick Thistle.

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Bio Extra

Archie played a number of reserve games for Thistle in 1910-11, although he was several years at Dunblane from 1909 to 1914.

2,000 were at Firhill on Wednesday, 4th January, 1911, to pay tribute to Alex McGregor in his benefit. We can guess from the 12.30pm kick-off that folks were still in 'New Years' mode. Adding to the sense of occasion, celebrity singer Harry Lauder ceremoniously kicked-off for St Mirren. Thistle, as they so often did in these type of occasions, used the fixture to try out a number of fringe / guest players. 21-year-old Archie Manuel, who had been playing with the reserves at the time, played at left half on the day, his only appearance in the 'first team' such as it was. The players were wary of the treacherous conditions. Thistle had most of the early play and, after he had wasted a good chance, Anderson scored the only goal. The 2nd half saw defences on top and it ended 1-0. John King, Thistle's outside left, was the best forward of the 10 on show.

Archie emigrated to Australia in 1914, and settled in New South Wales.


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