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Saturday, 28 March 1931
Home International Championship 1930-31 (43rd) Match

Scotland 2 England 0 [0-0]
 

Match Summary
Scotland Squad

England Squad

Hampden Park, Kinghorn Drive, Mount Florida, Glasgow
Attendance: 129,810 (a new British Record attendance); Receipts: £13,889;
Kick-off 3:05pm BST
Live on National Radio - commentator: George Allison, preceded by community singing

Scotland - George Stevenson (Morton's corner found McGrory's head, it found Archibald who shot, Hibbs failed to hold and Stevenson tapped in 62), Jimmy McGrory (turned in after Hibbs' fingers pushed away a Morton wind-assisted cross 64)
Results 1930-39

Scotland won the toss, England kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

Scotland

Type

England

Referee - Alfred James Attwood
Wales

Linesmen - J. Thomson, Burbank, Scotland and R. Bowie, Northumberland, England
 
Teams were presented to Prime Minister Ramsey MacDonald.

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Scotland Team

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 4th
Colours: Dark blue shirts with white collars, white shorts
Capt: Davie Meiklejohn Selectors:
Trainer: R. Manderson (Queen's Park FC)
The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, of seven members, chosen, following the inter-league match, on Wednesday, 18 March 1931.
Scotland Lineup
  Thomson, John 22 28 January 1909 G Glasgow Celtic FC 4 1 GA
  Blair, David 25 2 February 1906 RB Clyde FC 3 0
  Nibloe, Joseph 27 23 November 1903 LB Kilmarnock FC 6 0
  McNab, Colin D. 28 6 April 1902 RH Dundee FC 2 0
  Meiklejohn, David D. 30 12 December 1900 CH Glasgow Rangers FC 12 2
  Miller, John nk not known LH St. Mirren FC 1 0
  Archibald, Alexander 33 6 September 1897 OR Glasgow Rangers FC 7 1
Stevenson, George 25 4 April 1905 IR Motherwell FC 7 2
McGrory, James E. 26 26 April 1904 CF Glasgow Celtic FC 2 1
  McPhail, Robert L. 25 25 October 1905 IL Glasgow Rangers FC 4 0
  Morton, Alan L. 37 24 April 1893 OL Glasgow Rangers FC 28 5

reserves:

John Gilmour (Dundee FC) and James Marshall (Glasgow Rangers FC, are the traveling reserves). Allan McClory (Motherwell FC), David Blair (Clyde FC). Hugh Wales (Motherwell FC), George Walker (St. Mirren FC), Wilf Sharp (Airdrieonians FC), Andrew Love (Aberdeen FC), Bernard Battles (Heart of Midlothian FC), George Stevenson (Motherwell FC) and Charles Napier (Glasgow Celtic FC).

team notes:

David Blair replaced Airdrie's James Crapnell (leg injury) at left-back on 26 March, in another Scottish team with no English-based clubs because those English clubs refused to release their players as it was a Saturday international. In fact, all but McNab were with Western Scottish clubs.
 
2-3-5 Thomson -
Blair, Nibloe -
McNab, Meiklejohn, Miller -
Archibald, Stevenson, McGrory, McPhail, Morton.

Averages:

Age 27.8 Appearances/Goals 6.9 0.8

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 5th to 6th
Colours: The 1923 uniform - White collared jerseys and dark club shorts
Capt: Roy Goodall, sixth captaincy Selectors: The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, following an inter-league match, on Monday, 23 March 1931.
142nd match, W 91 - D 27 - L 24 - F 433 - A 157.
England Lineup
  Hibbs, E. Henry 24 27 May 1906 G Birmingham FC 7 8 GA
  Goodall, F. Roy 28 31 December 1902 RB Huddersfield Town AFC 15 0
  Blenkinsop, Ernest 28 20 April 1902 LB Sheffield Wednesday FC 16 0
  Strange, Alfred H. 30 2 April 1900 RH Sheffield Wednesday FC 6 0
  Roberts, Herbert 26 19 February 1905 CH Arsenal FC 1 0
  Campbell, Austen F. 29 5 May 1901 LH Huddersfield Town AFC 5 0
  Crooks, Samuel D. 23 16 January 1908 OR Derby County FC 6 1
  Hodgson, Gordon 26 16 April 1904
born in South Africa
IR Liverpool FC 3 1
  Dean, William R. 24 22 January 1907 CF Everton FC 14 17
  Burgess, Harry 26 20 August 1904 IL Sheffield Wednesday FC 2 2
  Crawford, John F. 34 26 September 1896 OL Chelsea FC 1 0

reserves:

Len Oliver (Fulham FC) and Jack Smith (Portsmouth FC)
 
2-3-5 Hibbs -
Goodall, Blenkinsop -
Strange, Roberts, Campbell -
Crooks, Hodgson, Dean, Burgess, Crawford.

Averages:

Age 27.1 Appearances/Goals 6.9 1.9

 

    Match Report

Source Notes

"At a conference in Liverpool on 7 January 1931 of the four national associations and the Football League, the following concessions was agreed:-
     "All International matches, apart from those between England and Scotland, in which the services of a League player would be required, would have to be played before the 14 December each year.
     "Any national association wishing to select a Football League player who was registered with a different association would have to apply for clearance from the Management Committee twenty-one days in advance. This applied, for example, if Scotland wished to pick a man based in England, or Ireland wished to pick a Welsh club's player. The Football League retained the right to refuse permission if the player was needed for an important League match.
    "All League players taking part in international matches had to be properly insured by the national association.
    "If a national association selected a League player for a Saturday international, it would have to pay the player's wages for that week.
This was accepted unanimously by the clubs in March 1931."

The Scottish Football Association paid Queen's Park FC the sum of £2339 for the use of their ground.

Scottish Football Association
Scotland - The Complete International Record: Richard Keir
London Hearts
original newspaper reports
FA Yearbooks 1950-60
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