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Thomas Niblo Squad Index
Information:
1908-09 Squad Number:
10
Position:
Forward
Date of Birth:
24th September 1877
Birthplace:
Dunfermline
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 9
Signed:
16th December 1908
Career History:
Cadzow Oak/Hamilton Academicals/Linthouse 25th August 1896/Newcastle United 1st April 1898 90/Linthouse (OL) 6th May 1897/Middlesbrough 6th April 1900 (Transfer cancelled by League)/Aston Villa 16th January 1902/Nottingham Forest 2nd May 1904/Watford 7th May 1906/Newcastle United July 1907/Hebburn Argyle player-manager August 1908/Aberdeen 16th December 1908/Raith Rovers 18th August 1909/Cardiff City December 1910 10 paid to Watford/Blyth Spartans February 1911/Fulham war-guest December 1915
 
Profile:
Thomas Bruce Niblo, born in Dunfermline on September 24, 1877, went to Hamilton Academicals from school football and Cadzow Oak. The restless wing forward, who played once for Scotland (against England) on 9th April 1904, played for Linthouse and Newcastle United (1898-1900), then Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest (1904-1906), then Watford and again Newcastle United (1907/08).He joined Aberdeen in December 1908 and moved to Raith Rovers after the end of that seson. "Tommy" Niblo, a good dribbler and quite powerful, was also very good at golf. He sustained permanent injuries during World War I and died in 1933.

"A capital forward, full of 'go' from start to finish. In the heat of a game is inclined to be selfish, and often lacks judgement at critical moments. A trier of the first water, and with more care in avoiding the backs or in passing would have doubled his value. Strong, compactly built, and heedless of danger, he can get through any amount of work, and usually does best with plenty to do. Good in any forward position, but probably best in the centre."

Source: The Villa News and Record 1 September 1906

Thomas Niblo

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
25/12/1908
Aberdeen 2-1 Falkirk
North East Cup SF Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 31 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
1908-09
15
0
2
0
0
0
2
0
1
0
0
0
17
0
3
7
0
11
Totals:
15
0
2
0
0
0
2
0
1
0
0
0
17
0
3
7
0
11
Total Appearances/Goals: 17 3