Bob Smith
Bob Smith
A. Player

probably born in Scotland

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

The defender appeared as a trialist for Donald Turner's Thistle in December, 1944, whilst a Whirlwinds player.

He made his only appearance on Saturday, 30th December, 1944, in a 3-2 win at home to Morton in the Southern League.

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

Bob's club-list included Whirlwinds, Partick Thistle and Yoker Athletic.

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Bio Extra

To a headline of "WELL NAMED" the Sunday Post of 15th October 1944 reported that, in the last 3 games which "Whirlwind Amateurs" had played at Milngavie, they had scored 36 goals without reply. “Bob Smith, their right back, is booked to play a trial with Partick Thistle.

Bob got his big chance in the first team on Hogmanay, as Thistle entertained Morton in a Southern League fixture, as Thistle saw out 1944 with a fine win in an exciting match. Trailing twice, firstly Joe McGeachy (48) then David Cupples (64) put them back on level terms. On 67 minutes a McGeachy shot rebounded off the bar and Tom Doonan scored with a fine header to put Thistle 3-2 ahead. They held on (just) for the win.

Bob returned to Whirlwinds who went on to win the West of Scotland Second Division championship that season. By 1947-48 he was captaining Yoker Athletic.

(WS/AFK/JK)



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