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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 (Loan) 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


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 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