Gayfield’s record attendance of 13,510 watches Arbroath lose 2-0 to Rangers in a Scottish Cup tie. Willie Thornton got both the goals. In the league, Arbroath finished bottom of B Division.
Death of Bob McGlashan
Former Aberdeen, Chelsea and Scotland player Alec Cheyne appointed manager to replace Arch Anderson who moved to Ayr United
Club chairman Provost John Lamb is elected President of the SFA.
George Leuchars retires from the club after 54 years service as player, trainer and groundsman.
To be replaced by Arch Anderson.
Arbroath are beaten 2-0 by Aberdeen in the semi final of the Scottish Cup in front of 22,000 at Dens Park. It’s the only time the Lichties have reached this stage of the competition. The Dons defeated Hibs in the final. The Lichties finished the season third from bottom of the B Division.
A dinner for Bob McGlashan is held at the Seaforth Hotel to mark his 50 years service to the club as player, trainer, secretary and manager. McGlashan left the club in February
Arbroath Football Club effectively closed down for the duration of World War Two. When the Scottish League started again at the end of the War, the Lichties were shocked to find themselves put into the Second Division despite having been in the First Division prior to the outbreak of hostilities.
This was one of the most successful spells in the history of the club. Arbroath maintained their First Division status, finishing 11th (1935-36), 14th (1936-37), 11th (1937-38) and 17th (1938-39) from 20 clubs.
Manchester United sign 21 year-old George Mutch for £800. He later scored the winning goal for Preston in an FA Cup Final and he was capped by Scotland.
Arbroath finish second to Third Lanark and clinch promotion to the First Division under the captaincy of Colin McNab. Goalkeeper George Cumming is the star player, conceding just 42 goals in 34 games and achieving 15 shut-outs – the best record in the whole Scottish League. In October 1936, after much transfer speculation, Middlesborough paid £3000 for his services. It was a record fee for a Scottish goalkeeper. He was later capped.
Arbroath achieve their highest ever finishing position since joining the Scottish League when finishing third behind Dundee United and Morton in Division Two
In the last game played at old Gayfield Arbroath defeated King’s Park 2-1.
First game at “Greater” Gayfield: East Fife win 4-2. Arbroath’s first victory at the new ground was a 5-2 win over Queen of the South, with Johnny Slavin grabbing a hat-trick.
Arbroath beat Johnstone 3-1 in the first Scottish league match played at Gayfield. Two players were sent off (Donnachie of Arbroath and Harvey of Saints) and police were called to stop a near riot when fans invaded the pitch. The Lichties finished the season in 16th position from 20 clubs in Division Two.
A benefit game for Jocky Petrie was held when Arbroath hosted Forfar Athletic at Gayfield. The Lichties then gained admission to the Scottish Alliance – composed of mainly reserve teams of league clubs.
A skeleton Central League got underway but Arbroath were excluded.
Official football suspended in April 1915 following outbreak of World War One. Arbroath FC closes down. Jack Pearson and Alec Milne sign for Tottenham
Arbroath beaten in final of Qualifying Cup by Abercorn of Paisley.
Arbroath reach final of Dewar Shield for first time, but lose to St Johnstone.
Formation of Central League. Arbroath played in it, but retained membership of Northern league
Arbroath beaten in final of Scottish Consolation Cup by Wishaw Athletic
Arbroath win the Scottish Qualifying Cup by beating Albion Rovers 4-2 at Dens Park: Arbroath again reach the Scottish Cup quarter finals but lose 3-1 at home to Dundee.
Arbroath win the Scottish Qualifying Cup by beating Albion Rovers 4-2 at Dens Park
Arbroath lose 5-2 to Galston in the Qualifying Cup Final at Hampden Park.
Arbroath win Dundee and District Charity Shield, beating Dundee Wanderers
Arbroath lost 4-2 to Annbank (after 0-0 draw) in the semi final of the first Scottish Qualifying Cup..
Arbroath win the 1892-93 Northern League title
First Northern League season was 1891-92 and the first title was shared by Our Boys and East End. Arbroath finished fifth. It was also decided to increase membership from eight to ten and Johnstone Wanderers (Dundee) and Victoria United (Aberdeen) were elected for season 1892-93.