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Bobby Tait Squad Index
Information:
1959-60 Squad Number:
11
Position:
Outside Left
Date of Birth:
04th October 1938
Birthplace:
Edinburgh
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 9
Weight:
10 st 0lbs
Signed:
5th March 1960
Career History:
Loanhead Mayflower
Aberdeen 5th March 1960, Freed 30th April 1961
Elgin City May 1961
Notts County 1st July 1962
Barrow 1st July 1964
Chesterfield 1st July 1966
Arnold July 1967
Long Eaton United player-manager
 
Profile:
Full name: Robert James Tait.

Joined the Dons as a left winger, but was behind George Mulhall in the pecking order and played mainly in the reserves - sometimes at left back. Manager Tommy Pearson did not appear to consider him first team material and was released from Pittodrie, moving to the Highland League with Elgin City. He later reflected that his insistence on completing his bookbinder's apprenticeship may have hampered his first team chances.
Later moved to England with Notts County and was converted to a midfield player. After retiring from playing, Bobby spent some time managing in the Midlands League. Later he worked as a sales rep for Levi Strauss, managed a sports' shop and went into local politics in Gedling Borough.

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
04/03/1961
Airdrie 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 22 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
1960-61
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
Totals:
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 2 0