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James Muir Squad Index
Information:
1907-08 Squad Number:
8
Position:
Inside Right
Birthplace:
Glasgow
Signed:
03/06/1907
Career History:
Maryhill Juniors
Aberdeen 3rd June 1907, Retired - 30th April 1909
Unattached
Aberdeen - 3rd September 1913 to 20st October 1913 (On Trial)
Retired
 
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.

James Muir

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
15/08/1907
Dundee 4-1 Aberdeen
East Scotland League Dens Park, Dundee 3,000 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