James Fraser Dundee FC 1949 - 51

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I was made aware of Jimmy Fraser whilst talking to a girl at work who turned out to be his Granddaughter. During the conversation she mentioned that the family had a few mementos of Jimmy's time as a professional player at Dundee and afterwards at Yeovil Town.

Included was the photographed DFC post card complete with the autographs of what looks like half the league at the time. I'm no historian but recognise some pretty legendary names on it such as Billy Steel, Jimmy Toner, Alfie Boyd and Doug Cowie.

I tried hard to talk the family into letting me keep it but it's now safely back in the Fraser household where it really belongs.

Maybe some of you, or your fathers / grandfathers recognise other names and have stories of these gents?

Below is a short summary of Jimmy's time at Dens that Kenny Ross very kindly compiled for the family.

 

Jimmy Fraser joined Dundee in the summer of 1949 from minor football in Aberdeen and made his debut against Clyde in the League Cup at Dens in first game of
the season (1-1).

He scored his first goal for the club in the last LC sectional tie away at Partick on September 3rd (4-2 defeat).

In total Fraser would play 23 times in season 1949/50 scoring 11 times - he also scored three times in the Forfarshire Cup that season.

In Feb / Mar he scored back to back braces in a 2-2 draw at Falkirk and a 2-0 home win over St Mirren.

The following season he played in just two LC sectional ties in the first two games of the season against Hibs (a) and Falkirk home which were both defeats.

Season 1950/51 he played just once at home to Partick (2-0 defeat) the week before the 1952 Scottish Cup Final - his first game since breaking his leg in a friendly against Blairgowrie the year before. He came in to replace Bobby Flavell who was rested for the final.

That was Fraser's last game for Dundee and he was released in the summer in a big clear out by manager George Anderson