The East Craigie Juniors photo featured on February 2 was undated.
Rosalind Fulton, though, reckons she knows which season that team were together — 1935-36.
“That photo was part of a cigarette packet collection and I put it into the Tele many years ago,” she revealed.
“I got a number of replies at the time, and one was from Bert Robertson, who was second from left in the front row, next to my dad James Doig, who is next to him on the extreme left.
“Bert actually wrote to me from Australia, where he emigrated to, and I also remember him saying that Jim Gilligan (second from left, back) broke his leg at Downfield.
“Bert actually stepped up to Dundee United and also played for Stobswell Juniors.”
Rosalind, who stays in Downfield, and is a member of the Downfield Juniors Social Club, also has one of her dad’s medals.
She concluded: “He must have moved on to Arnot JFC after East Craigie.
“The medal is inscribed ‘Arnot, DJL Champions, 1938-39’.”
* RESEARCHING other items, I’ve come across details of a game in which over 5,000 spectators crammed into Beechwood Park in Dundee — for a friendly!
It was billed as a Present Harp team v Old Harp team and took place on June 16, 1948.
It was a testimonial game for Mrs Smith, wife of club treasurer Jimmy. She washed the strips for years and had died a month earlier. The money raised at the game was used to buy a surround for Mrs Brown’s grave and also to build a hut at the ground for the Old Harp Association.
The Present Harp side won 6-2 with a hat-trick from Clinton, and singles from Horsburgh, D Duncan and Glen. An H Duncan double counted for Old Harp.
Although the following line-ups are not regarded as set in stone, it’s reckoned the teams were:
Old Harp — Mauchland; Stewart, Chaplain; Coleman, Farquharson, Brown; McLaren, A Duncan, H Duncan, Adamson, Boag.
Present Harp — McDonald; Gourlay, Wilson; Black, Duffy, Connor; Glen, D Duncan, Horsburgh, B Gallagher, Clinton.
* A COUPLE of errors in recent editions didn’t escape the attention of eagle-eye Blether with Brown readers.
First, Angus Rourke correctly pointed out it was Tommy Millar who scored the own goal against Aberdeen in a Scottish Cup semi-final at Dens Park.
Then Rab Wilson came in with: “Aberdeen did not play in the Fairs Cup in 1967/68 but the European Cup-Winners’ Cup. The Scottish Cup winner or losing finalist, if winner did the double, always entered the ECWC.
“It was the League Cup winner that would have competed in the Fairs Cup/UEFA Cup.”