ABERDEEN F.C. are keen to sign Graham Leggat, outside left of Torry F.Ps, the Aberdeen juvenile club. Leggatt, who is 17-years-old, had an interview with Mr David Halliday, the Dons' manager, during the weekend.
I understand that the player had previously promised to play a trial for Hearts and may fulfil that promise before turning senior. He is signed for the junior club Banks o' Dee.
Leggatt, who is an all-round athlete, has been selected to play for the Scottish Juvenile F.A. against an Army Cadets XI in the second round of the S.F.A. youth competition next month.
During last summer he played for an Aberdeenshire Cricket Association select team and also won the Aberdeen Secondary Schools tennis championship.
DUNDEE UNITED issued a strong warning to the Dons by walloping Kilmarnock 6-2 at Rugby Park. Evidently the Tannadice forwards struck top form and Peter McKay, their centre-forward, notched a hat-rick.
It is interesting to note that when lan Rodger, the Dons’ leader, went from Newburgh Tayside to Forfar, McKay took over his place in the Fife junior team.
It promises to be a rip-roaring Cup-lie between Aberdeen and the United at Tannadice this week.
IT was not until the second half that the Pittodrie players really found their feet on muddy and treacherous Firhill, but once they were on the beam they produced a devastating brand of football.
After the interval they played strong, forceful soccer. Partick missed their chance in the opening period, especially during the first twenty minutes, when their attackers frittered away their scoring opportunities.
The Dons robbed them of the initiative in the second half and made their victory bid with two smart goals in the first nine minutes.
THE burning question this week is: Will George Hamilton be included in the Dons’ Cup-tie team? Although Hamilton was fit, Mr David Halliday decided to play him in the reserve side at Dundee on Saturday.
In view of Saturday's result at Flrhill, and the impressive form of the team in the second period, the Aberdeen manager may be loth to change a winning team.
The same team beat Hearts at Pittodrie, were unlucky to fail by the odd goal at Ibrox Park, ousted Kilmarnock from the Cup, and beat Parlick 4-1 at Flrhill.
IAN RODGER did nothing at Firhill to warrant being dropped. He showed any amount of dash and worked tremendously hard in an etfort to keep the line mobile.
It is a tricky problem, and Mr Halliday is the man who must take the responsibility for making the decision.
The Dons' defence was harassed in the opening twenty minutes but after the Interval they presented a solid front to the Partick attack.
Thomson was Aberdeen's main defensive bulwark. He was always master at the situation in the middle, and on his present form should certainly attract the attention of the selectors.
MR TOM ARNOTT, Middlosbrough's Scottish scout, was a spectator at the Aberdeen v. Partick Thistle match. He had a chat with the Aberdeen manager but no Pittodrie player's name was mentioned in connection with a possible transfer.
Source: Evening Express, 18th February 1952
Partick Thistle Teamsheet
Ledgerwood, Brown, McCreadie, hewitt, Davidson, Mathers, McKenzie, Harvey, Stott, Sharpe, Walker
Aberdeen Teamsheet Martin
Venue: Firhill, Glasgow
Referee: G. Mitchell