H. Eadie
H. Eadie
A. Player

probably born in Scotland

H. Eadie (forename unknown) was probably born in Scotland, although his place and date of birth remain unknown to us. *

The goalkeeper (and, we think, later midfielder) probably joined Thistle in 1882.

He made his first known appearance on Saturday, 4th November, 1882, in a 3-1 friendly win away to Partick.

Eadie kept his first known clean-sheet on Tuesday, 2nd January, 1883, in a 6-0 friendly win away to Our Boys Dundee.

He registered the last of his 4 known clean-sheets on Saturday, 19th April, 1884, in a 3-0 friendly win away to Johnstone.

He played his last known game for the club (by now a midfielder) on Saturday, 19th February, 1887, in a 1-1 friendly draw away to Cambuslang, having appeared for the Thistle on at least 23 occasions.

His known club-list included only Partick Thistle and Cambuslang.

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

* If you can help us to improve any of these marked points on The Thistle Archive, then please do get in touch →

Bio Extra

The Scottish Referee (21-Jan-1889) spoke of Cambuslang's formidable new team and wrote that “Eadie, who plays half-back, is an old first eleven man, and also played for the first Partick Thistle.” Difficult to trace Eadie's career; the report could possibly be interpreted as being back and forth between Thistle and Cambuslang.


Historian's note: The OH index (p131) lists an H. Eadie with 8 appearances with a debut late in 1882. This ties in with the 8 goalkeeping appearances, November 1882 to May 1884 in the book (although we now have a count 9 as a goalkeeper in that period). They also list a separate Eadie with 12 appearances, with a debut in October, 1885. This ties in with the 12 half-back appearances, October 1885 to February 1887 in the book (although we now have a count of 14 as a half-back in that period). However, in the GH, H. Eadie is clearly quoted at half-back in our game against Queen's Park in the FA Cup (31st October 1885), and the OH's neat position therefore looks to be contradicted. The likeliest option seems to be that an H. Eadie played in goals AND as an outfield player, a practice which was not entirely uncommon in the 19th century game. This would make sense of both the OH and GH data. For the time being, we have therefore presumed the OH's H. Eadie and Eadie to be one and the same player, and will undo this position if evidence is ever found to disprove our theory.

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