15 December 2006

Tom Sloan

Name: Thomas Milne Sloan
Born: 23 September 1898, Belfast
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Position: Half-Back
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Representative Honours: Ireland: 11 Full Caps (1925-1931); Irish League: 1 Cap (1930).
Club Honours: (with Cardiff) FA Cup Winner 1926/27; Welsh Cup Winner 1926/27; (with Linfield) Irish League Champion; Irish Cup Winner 1929/30, 1930/31.
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Club Career:
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FA Cup
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Crusaders
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Linfield
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Cardiff City
24/25-28/29
May-24
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79/1
11/0
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Linfield
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TOTALS
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£-
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Biography:
Tom 'Sticky' Sloan was born in York Street in Belfast, but grew up in Portadown. He has spells with Crusaders and Linfield before joining Cardiff in 1924. He spent his first few seasons battling for the centre-half role, only really establishing himself in the role during the 1926/27 FA Cup winning season. He was one of three ex-Crusaders players to play in the 1-0 final win over Arsenal - Jim Nelson and Tom Watson were the others. Also in the Bluebirds side were fellow Irish internationals Tom Farquharson and Sam Irving. 1927 also saw Sloan claim a Welsh Cup winner's medal after a 2-0 final win over Rhyl. Arsenal proved something of a favoured opponent for Sloan, his only Football League goal coming as the Gunners visited Ninian Park in November 1928.

Capped eight times while a Cardiff player, Sloan added three more after returning to Linfield. He was a two-time Irish Cup winner while at Windsor Park as Ballymena were defeated in consecutive finals in 1930 and 1931. In 1933/34 he was manager of Portadown as they claimed the Gold Cup, their first senior trophy.

More to follow.
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Ireland Cap Details:
24-10-1925 England. H D 0-0 BC
13-02-1926 Wales... H W 3-0 BC
27-02-1926 Scotland A L 0-4 BC
26-02-1927 Scotland H L 0-2 BC
09-04-1927 Wales... A D 2-2 BC
22-10-1927 England. H W 2-0 BC
04-02-1928 Wales... H L 1-2 BC
22-10-1928 England. A L 1-2 BC
01-02-1930 Wales... H W 7-0 BC
22-02-1930 Scotland A L 1-3 BC
21-02-1931 Scotland H D 0-0 BC
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Summary: 11/0. Won 3, Drew 3, Lost 5.

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