Only Once a Blue (9). John Hannan. – Tony Onslow

Conveniently situated on the North East Coast of Scotland, the seaport of Dundee earned for its self the title of “Juteopolis” because of the large quantiles of this vegetable fiber they imported before spinning it in to rope and canvas. The Tayside town also imported a large amount of flax, from the Baltic Countries, that was used to make Linen. This form of industry provided employment for a budding young footballer with the name of John Hannan Born 28TH of April 1884, at 53 Hospital Wynd, he was the 2nd child of Daniel, a Jute Mill Overseer, and Jane. The 1891 census reveals that the family, which now contains 7 children, are living on the Hilltown thougher fare and John has joined his Father working in a Jute Mill. He began his football career, playing at Left Back, with local Northern League amateur side Lochee United from where he signed for Celtic in April 1905. He spent a several weeks...
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