This squad of players from the turn of the 1920s/1930s was a very talented one, even if this picture hardly does them justice. The photographer obviously did not bother what the surrounding area looked like when he took the shot.
Metal railings and tenement s at the back; a mucky-looking and rough running track underneath their feet; they are seated on what looks like a roller; and as for the old shoes, the baggy shorts and that woollen jersey – which must have itched like mad – probably the less said the better. Anyway, at the back from left to right, are Willie Cook, Peter McGonagle and John Thomson; in the middle are Chic Geatons, Peter Scarff, Peter Wilson ( who has obviously found something much more interesting than the camera to look at?) and Alec Thomson; while in the front are Jimmy McGrory, Charlie Napier, Jimmy McStay and Bertie Thomson