Friday, July 29, 2011

Third Lanark Remembered



Great little video looking at the life, times and eventual demise - "murder" - of Third Lanark, Glasgow's lost football team.

And a little more information on Cathkin Park here:



Third Lanark will be playing in Edinburgh tomorrow in a challenge match with an impressively rich historical context:
"Edinburgh's St Bernards FC are to play Third Lanark FC on July 30th 2011. Both clubs were born out of the Territorial Army in the 19th Century and have had a long and close relationship throughout the last hundred and twenty years, St Bernards from the 3rd Edinburgh Rifle Volunteers and Thirds from the 3rd Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers. Both were founder league members, Scottish Cup Winners and shared many,many players over the years. One such player was Inside Right, John Ferguson, a popular University student at the time who would still guest for Saints during his 3rds career. Sadly John was to be the first professional footballer killed in the First World War. He was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross." (More on the Friends of Cathkin Park blog)
The game kicks off at Letham Park, Ferry Road, kicking off at 3.30pm.