saw the questions asked about the amateur football club in Maybole back in the
late 1800s .. early 1900s and wondered if you'd taken a look at
the picture I'd sent of my
grandfather, John Robb who played on the Maybole amateur team. My
grandfather emigrated to Canada in Spring of 1907 .. so, the "football picture"
of him would have been taken either in the Spring of 1907 .. or before that. He
was born in 1885 .. so .. I'm guessing .. but I'd say he looks to be somewhere
around 18 -22 in the picture on the right hand side of the top row on the page.
Carol McLellan July 2011
We're looking for your
help in answering some questions about a football game that
Maybole men played against the Rangers
on January 27, 1900. Perhaps some of them are shown in the photo above of
the team in 1895-96. [ Stuart Robertson contacted us in May 2002 with the
answers given to some of the questions below. Our thanks to Stuart!]
Was the team named simply
' Maybole' ?
Were they part-time professionals [ paid to play] ?
What league were Maybole playing in at the time and what was their status in
How did Maybole qualify for the 1899 / 1900 Scottish Cup? Were they invited to
compete by the S.F.A., or did they come through a pre-qualification phase ?
Who did Maybole defeat in the first round of the 1899/1900 Scottish Cup to set
up the tie with Rangers ?
The team qualified for the Scottish Cup by reaching the
quarter-finals of the
Scottish Qualifying Cup....
1st round v Irvine(a) walkover
2nd round v Beith(h) 2-0
3rd round - bye
4th round v Douglas Wanderers(a) 2-2, (h) 6-2
Quarter Final v Galston(h) 1-4
In the 1st round of the Scottish Cup they beat Wishaw Thistle 4-2 at home.
Did the Maybole team consist of all Maybole and district men?
Were they playing at Baloney in 1900 ? If not there, where ?
When, and for what reason, did the team finally disband. Did the outbreak of the
'Great War' in 1914 lead to the demise of the team, or did they survive and
reform after WW1?
Maybole entered the Scottish Qualifying Cup after the First World War in seasons
1919/20 and 1920/21 but scratched in the 1st round on both occasions.
If you know the answers
to any of these questions please contact us.