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James Muir Squad Index
Information:
1913-14 Squad Number:
8
Position:
Inside Right
Birthplace:
Glasgow
Signed:
03/06/1907
Career History:
NOTE: Player Career history has been temporarily removed for data cleanse.
 
Profile:
An unfortunate accident occurred during the progress of the football match between Dundee and Aberdeen at Pittodrie on Saturday afternoon. James Muir, the inside left forward of the Aberdeen team, had just scored a goal and was turning round on his left leg, when his foot being blocked by Chaplin, one of the Dundee backs, Muir fell over Chaplin's leg, fracturing the fibula bone a few inches above the ankle. Muir dropped like a log, and Dr. Ellis Milne, the clubs medical attendant, ran across the pitch, and after examination ordered the players to be taken to the pavilion, and several of the Dundee and Aberdeen players carried Muir there. Dr. Milne temporarily dressed the injured limb. The police ambulance was then summoned, and Muir was removed to the Royal Infirmary. The accident was deeply regretted by players and spectators alike. The match, which was a league fixture, created tremendous interest, and was witnessed by a crowd of spectators estimated at about 15,000. A number of special trains were run from the north, and two came from Dundee with 500 excursionists. A stubbornly contested game ended in a draw each team securing a goal.
When inquiry at the infirmary it was ascertained that Muir had sustained a simple fracture of the fibula, the injury not being so serious as was first supposed.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 26th October 1908

It was announced in August 1909 that Muir had decided to retire from the game because of his injury. He did try to make a comeback with Aberdeen in 1913 but it did not work out.

On military service by April 1915.


Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
15/08/1907
Dundee 4-1 Aberdeen
East Scotland League 3,000 Start
17/08/1907
Aberdeen 3-1 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 Start
24/08/1907
Rangers 4-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 Start
31/08/1907
Aberdeen 1-2 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 Start
07/09/1907
Hibernian 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 Start
14/09/1907
Aberdeen 1-3 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 Start
21/09/1907
Dundee 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,500 Start
23/09/1907
Aberdeen 2-1 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 9,500 Start
05/10/1907
Aberdeen 1-0 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 Start
12/10/1907
Falkirk 4-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 Start
02/01/1908
Celtic 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 Start
25/01/1908
Aberdeen 3-0 Albion Rovers
Scottish Cup R1 5,000 Start
01/02/1908
Hamilton 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 Start
08/02/1908
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee
Scottish Cup R2 18,000 Start
15/02/1908
Dundee 2-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R2 REP 23,000 Start
19/02/1908
Aberdeen 3-1 Dundee
Scottish Cup R2 RE2 24,000 Start
22/02/1908
Aberdeen 3-1 Queens Park
Scottish Cup QF 14,000 Start
29/02/1908
Kilmarnock 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 Start
07/03/1908
Aberdeen 2-1 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 Start
14/03/1908
Port Glasgow 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,000 Start
21/03/1908
Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic
Scottish Cup SF 20,000 Start
28/03/1908
Aberdeen 0-1 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 Start
04/04/1908
Aberdeen 6-0 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 1,000 Start
25/04/1908
Clyde 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,000 Start
27/04/1908
Heart of Midlothian 2-1 Aberdeen
East Scotland League 5,000 Start
29/04/1908
Aberdeen 1-1 Falkirk
East Scotland League 3,000 Start
02/05/1908
Aberdeen 4-0 Peterhead
Fleming Charity Shield Start
15/08/1908
Aberdeen 4-2 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 Start
17/08/1908
Aberdeen 0-1 Heart of Midlothian
North East Cup 4,000 Start
19/08/1908
Dundee 2-1 Aberdeen
High Cup 5,000 Start
22/08/1908
Aberdeen 2-0 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 7,500 Start
29/08/1908
Clyde 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 Start
12/09/1908
Aberdeen 2-0 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 Start
19/09/1908
Hamilton 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 Start
26/09/1908
Aberdeen 2-0 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 Start
28/09/1908
Aberdeen 1-1 Queens Park
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 Start
03/10/1908
Falkirk 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 Start
10/10/1908
Aberdeen 3-2 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 Start
14/10/1908
Heart of Midlothian 0-1 Aberdeen
North East Cup 2,500 Start
17/10/1908
Aberdeen 4-2 Hamilton
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 Start
24/10/1908
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 Start
11/10/1913
Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1913-14
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1908-09
11
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
11
0
5
3
0
0
1907-08
17
0
1
0
0
0
6
0
2
0
0
0
23
0
3
4
0
0
Totals:
29
0
6
0
0
0
6
0
2
0
0
0
35
0
8
7
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 35 8