Neil Paterson Player Profile


  • Full Name: James Edmund Neil Paterson
  • Born: December 31st, 1916 (Greenock)
  • Position: Inside Left
  • Signed: July 1st, 1936
  • First Manager: Jimmy Brownlie
  • Career Totals: 27 appearances, 10 goals
  • Also Played For: Leith Athletic


Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1937-38 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 - -
1936-37 26 26 10 0 0 25 9 1 1
Totals: 27 (0) 10 26 (0) 9 1 (0) 1

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
G2G = Goals to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
Oct 16th, 1937 16/10/37 Division Two vs. St Bernard's (A) 0 - 3
Apr 16th, 1937 16/04/37 Division Two vs. Stenhousemuir (A) 2 - 9
Apr 10th, 1937 10/04/37 Division Two vs. St Bernard's (H) 0 - 3
Apr 3rd, 1937 03/04/37 Division Two vs. East Stirling (A) 1 - 2
Mar 27th, 1937 27/03/37 Division Two vs. Edinburgh City (A) 3 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
Feb 6th, 1937 06/02/37 Division Two vs. East Fife (A) 4 - 4
Jan 30th, 1937 30/01/37 1st Round vs. Airdrie (A) 1 - 3
Nov 28th, 1936 28/11/36 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (A) 5 - 4
Nov 14th, 1936 14/11/36 Division Two vs. Forfar Athletic (H) 5 - 0
Oct 31st, 1936 31/10/36 Division Two vs. East Stirling (H) 4 - 6

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Feb 6th, 1937 06/02/37 Division Two vs. East Fife (A) 4 - 4 (-)
Feb 6th, 1937 06/02/37 Division Two vs. East Fife (A) 4 - 4 (-)
Jan 30th, 1937 30/01/37 1st Round vs. Airdrie (A) 1 - 3 (-)
Nov 28th, 1936 28/11/36 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (A) 5 - 4 (-)
Nov 28th, 1936 28/11/36 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (A) 5 - 4 (-)
Nov 14th, 1936 14/11/36 Division Two vs. Forfar Athletic (H) 5 - 0 (-)
Nov 14th, 1936 14/11/36 Division Two vs. Forfar Athletic (H) 5 - 0 (-)
Nov 14th, 1936 14/11/36 Division Two vs. Forfar Athletic (H) 5 - 0 (-)
Oct 31st, 1936 31/10/36 Division Two vs. East Stirling (H) 4 - 6 (-)
Sep 5th, 1936 05/09/36 Division Two vs. Morton (A) 1 - 4 (-)

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Oct 16th, 1937 16/10/37 Division Two vs. St Bernard's (A) 0 - 3
Apr 16th, 1937 16/04/37 Division Two vs. Stenhousemuir (A) 2 - 9
Apr 10th, 1937 10/04/37 Division Two vs. St Bernard's (H) 0 - 3
Apr 3rd, 1937 03/04/37 Division Two vs. East Stirling (A) 1 - 2
Mar 27th, 1937 27/03/37 Division Two vs. Edinburgh City (A) 3 - 2
Mar 20th, 1937 20/03/37 Division Two vs. Leith Athletic (H) 4 - 2
Mar 6th, 1937 06/03/37 Division Two vs. Montrose (A) 0 - 5
Feb 20th, 1937 20/02/37 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (H) 1 - 1
Feb 6th, 1937 06/02/37 Division Two vs. East Fife (A) 4 - 4
Jan 30th, 1937 30/01/37 1st Round vs. Airdrie (A) 1 - 3
Jan 23rd, 1937 23/01/37 Division Two vs. Stenhousemuir (H) 3 - 2
Jan 16th, 1937 16/01/37 Division Two vs. Forfar Athletic (A) 3 - 3
Dec 5th, 1936 05/12/36 Division Two vs. Leith Athletic (A) 2 - 2
Nov 28th, 1936 28/11/36 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (A) 5 - 4
Nov 21st, 1936 21/11/36 Division Two vs. Edinburgh City (H) 2 - 2
Nov 14th, 1936 14/11/36 Division Two vs. Forfar Athletic (H) 5 - 0
Nov 7th, 1936 07/11/36 Division Two vs. Raith Rovers (A) 3 - 2
Oct 31st, 1936 31/10/36 Division Two vs. East Stirling (H) 4 - 6
Oct 3rd, 1936 03/10/36 Division Two vs. St Bernard's (A) 0 - 3
Sep 26th, 1936 26/09/36 Division Two vs. Alloa Athletic (H) 0 - 1
Sep 19th, 1936 19/09/36 Division Two vs. Ayr Utd (A) 1 - 4
Sep 12th, 1936 12/09/36 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (H) 1 - 1
Sep 5th, 1936 05/09/36 Division Two vs. Morton (A) 1 - 4
Aug 29th, 1936 29/08/36 Division Two vs. Raith Rovers (H) 2 - 4
Aug 22nd, 1936 22/08/36 Division Two vs. Airdrie (A) 0 - 4
Aug 15th, 1936 15/08/36 Division Two vs. Brechin City (H) 3 - 3
Aug 8th, 1936 08/08/36 Division Two vs. King's Park (A) 4 - 2


Competition History


Comp
LGE 26 9 0 0
SC 1 1 0 0
Totals: 27 (0) 10

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals


Biography


Neil was a student at Edinburgh University and an amateur player with Leith Athletic. He came to Dundee to begin his career in journalism and remained with United for a season during which he proved his worth with a creditable haul of goals, and was also made team captain for a short spell.

As an amateur he was automatically released at the end of the season and did not re-sign when offered, although he did turn out for United once more in an emergency.

After World War II he became an author, writing several award winning stories, and in 1960 his screenplay for the movie Room At The Top won the Oscar for Best
Screenplay Base On Material From Another Medium, beating the likes of Some Like It Hot and Ben Hur.

Last updated on Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 by J Myles.





Debut

August 8th, 1936
King's Park 2 - 4 Dundee United

League (Division Two)


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