30 October 2014

John Lamb

Name: John Lamb
Born: c.1889, Co. Amagh
Died: 31 January 1977, Kircaldy (SCO) (age 88)
Height:
Weight:
Position: Left-Half

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA.Cup
Other
Kirkintilloch Rob Roy
-
-
(Scottish Junior)
Hibernian
09/10-13/14
-09
-
105/3
12/0
-
Broxburn United
14/15
-
-
(Scottish Central League)
Third Lanark
14/15
-
-
24/2
-
-
Abercorn
16/17
-
-
(Scottish Western League)
Kelty Rangers
-
-
-
(Fife County League)
Dunfermline.Athletic
20/21
Aug-20
-
(Scottish Central League)
Armadale
20/21
Jan-21
Loan
(Scottish Central League)
TOTALS
-
£-
129/5
12/0
-

Biography:
"A tall, well-built, long striding left-half who had the strength to look after himself on a football field"

John Lamb was named in the Ireland team that was to face England on 10th February 1912 in Dublin. He was unable to play however, and his place was taken by Harry Hampton. Lamb never won an international cap.

Hibernian Fitba Stats

29 October 2014

(Northern) Ireland in the British Championships

British Championships

Harry Cavan, Irish FA President and FIFA
Vice-President with the Home Nations
Trophy in 1980
The British Championship (aka the Home Nations Championship / Home Internationals Series or some variation thereof) was the first ever international football competition. Founded by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) and first played in the 1883/84 season, it was played annually until discontinued in 1984 as England and Scotland sought more competitive international fixtures.

The format of the tournament remained largely unchanged throughout its history, being played on a single match round-robin basis, with two points for a win and one for a draw. Until 1979, if points were level the trophy was shared, thereafter goal difference was employed. The match schedule varied over the years; sometimes matches were held throughout the season, at others they were held as a close to the Home Nations' domestic season.

Although the competition spanned 101 seasons, only 88 editions played to a completion. Five editions were cancelled due to the First World War (1914/15-1918/19), seven due to the Second World War (1939/40-1945/46, although an unofficial Victory Championship was completed in the final season) and the 1980/81 edition was not completed due to civil unrest in Northern Ireland.

As this competition was not run under the auspices of FIFA, the Irish FA did not lose the right to refer to their team as Ireland in the Championship after 1954 [this section however uses Northern Ireland from that point]. It was only in the late 1970s that the name Northern Ireland became universally used, although southern-born players had not been selected since 1950.

FIFA did use the 1950 and 1954 editions as World Cup qualifiers, the earlier edition forcing them to act on the issue of "dual internationals" as several players featured for both Ireland sides in the same World Cup series. UEFA also used the 1966/67 and 1967/68 series as qualifiers for the 1968 European Championships.

(Northern) Ireland won the trophy three times outright (1914, 1980, 1984) and shared another five titles (1903, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1964). England were the most successful time (54 titles, including 20 shared), followed by Scotland (41 titles, 17 shared), Wales (12 titles, 5 shared), then (Northern) Ireland. However, as the final winners, Northern Ireland hold the trophy and remain reigning British Champions.

Following the demise of the British Championships two tournaments have attempted to fill the gap. The Rous Cup (1985-1989), featuring England, Scotland, and later another invited team; and the Nations Cup (2011), with the Republic of Ireland replacing England from the original four teams.

See also:
British Amateur Championship
Presidents Cup (Under-21)
Victory Shield (Under-16 Schools)
Centenary Shield (Under-18 Schools)
Home Nations Youth Internationals
Quadrangular Tournament (Junior)

1880s - 1890s - 1900s - 1910s - 1920s - 1930s - 1940s - 1950s - 1960s - 1970s - 1980s -

The British Championships 1930s

1880s - 1890s - 1900s - 1910s - 1920s - 1930s - 1940s - 1950s - 1960s - 1970s - 1980s -

1930
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
ENGLAND
3
3
0
0
14
2
12
6
19/10/29
Belfast
Ireland
0-3
England
2
Scotland
3
2
0
1
9
8
1
4
26/10/29
Cardiff
Wales
2-4
Scotland
3
Ireland
3
1
0
2
8
6
2
2
20/11/29
London
England
6-0
Wales
4
Wales
3
0
0
3
2
17
-15
0
01/02/30
Belfast
Ireland
7-0
Wales
22/02/30
Glasgow
Scotland
3-1
Ireland
05/04/30
London
England
5-2
Scotland

1931
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
SCOTLAND
3
1
2
0
3
1
2
4
20/10/30
Sheffield
England
5-1
Ireland
1
ENGLAND
3
2
0
1
9
3
6
4
25/10/30
Glasgow
Scotland
1-1
Wales
3
Wales
3
1
1
1
4
7
-3
3
22/11/30
Wrexham
Wales
0-4
England
4
Ireland
3
0
1
2
3
8
-5
1
21/02/31
Belfast
Ireland
0-0
Scotland
28/03/31
Glasgow
Scotland
2-0
England
22/04/31
Wrexham
Wales
3-2
Ireland

1932
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
ENGLAND
3
3
0
0
12
3
9
6
19/09/31
Glasgow
Scotland
3-1
Ireland
2
Scotland
3
2
0
1
6
6
0
4
17/10/31
Belfast
Ireland
2-6
England
3
Ireland
3
1
0
2
7
9
-2
2
31/10/31
Wrexham
Wales
2-3
Scotland
4
Wales
3
0
0
3
3
10
-7
0
18/11/31
Liverpool
England
3-1
Wales
05/12/31
Belfast
Ireland
4-0
Wales
09/04/32
London
England
3-0
Scotland

1933
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
WALES
3
2
1
0
9
3
6
5
17/09/32
Belfast
Ireland
0-4
Scotland
2
Scotland
3
2
0
1
8
6
2
4
17/10/32
Blackpool
England
1-0
Ireland
3
England
3
1
1
1
2
2
0
3
26/10/32
Edinburgh
Scotland
2-5
Wales
4
Ireland
3
0
0
3
1
9
-8
0
16/11/32
Wrexham
Wales
0-0
England
07/12/32
Wrexham
Wales
4-1
Ireland
01/04/33
Glasgow
Scotland
2-1
England

1934
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
WALES
3
2
1
0
6
4
2
5
16/09/33
Glasgow
Scotland
1-2
Ireland
2
England
3
2
0
1
7
2
5
4
04/10/33
Cardiff
Wales
3-2
Scotland
3
Ireland
3
1
1
1
3
5
-2
3
14/10/33
Belfast
Ireland
0-3
England
4
Scotland
3
0
0
3
3
8
-5
0
04/11/33
Belfast
Ireland
1-1
Wales
15/11/33
Newcastle
England
1-2
Wales
14/04/34
London
England
3-0
Scotland

1935
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
ENGLAND
3
2
0
1
6
3
3
4
29/09/34
Cardiff
Wales
0-4
England
1
SCOTLAND
3
2
0
1
6
4
2
4
20/10/34
Belfast
Ireland
2-1
Scotland
3
Ireland
3
1
0
2
4
6
-2
2
21/11/34
Aberdeen
Scotland
3-2
Wales
3
Wales
3
1
0
2
5
8
-3
2
06/02/35
Liverpool
England
2-1
Ireland
27/03/35
Wrexham
Wales
3-1
Ireland
06/04/35
Glasgow
Scotland
2-0
England

1936
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
SCOTLAND
3
1
2
0
4
3
1
4
05/10/35
Cardiff
Wales
1-1
Scotland
2
England
3
1
1
1
5
4
1
3
19/10/35
Belfast
Ireland
1-3
England
2
Wales
3
1
1
1
5
5
0
3
13/11/35
Edinburgh
Scotland
2-1
Ireland
4
Ireland
3
1
0
2
5
7
-2
2
05/02/36
Wolverhampton
England
1-2
Wales
11/03/36
Belfast
Ireland
3-2
Wales
04/04/36
London
England
1-1
Scotland

1937
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
WALES
3
3
0
0
8
3
5
6
17/10/36
Cardiff
Wales
2-1
England
2
Scotland
3
2
0
1
7
4
3
4
31/10/36
Belfast
Ireland
1-3
Scotland
3
England
3
1
0
2
5
6
-1
2
18/11/36
Stoke
England
3-1
Ireland
4
Ireland
3
0
0
3
3
10
-7
0
02/12/36
Dundee
Scotland
1-2
Wales
17/03/37
Wrexham
Wales
4-1
Ireland
17/04/37
Glasgow
Scotland
3-1
England

1938
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
ENGLAND
3
2
0
1
7
3
4
4
23/10/37
Belfast
Ireland
1-5
England
2
Scotland
3
1
1
1
3
3
0
3
30/10/37
Cardiff
Wales
2-1
Scotland
2
Ireland
3
1
1
1
3
6
-3
3
10/11/37
Aberdeen
Scotland
1-1
Ireland
4
Wales
3
1
0
2
3
4
-1
2
17/11/37
Middlesbrough
England
2-1
Wales
16/03/38
Belfast
Ireland
1-0
Wales
09/04/38
London
England
0-1
Scotland

1939
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
ENGLAND
3
2
0
1
11
5
6
4
08/10/38
Belfast
Ireland
0-2
Scotland
1
SCOTLAND
3
2
0
1
6
4
2
4
22/10/38
Cardiff
Wales
4-2
England
1
WALES
3
2
0
1
9
6
3
4
09/11/38
Edinburgh
Scotland
3-2
Wales
4
Ireland
3
0
0
3
1
12
-11
0
16/11/38
Manchester
England
7-0
Ireland
15/03/39
Wrexham
Wales
3-1
Ireland
15/04/39
Glasgow
Scotland
1-2
England

1939/40-1944/45
Championship cancelled due to the Second World War

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