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Thomas Souter        

Thomas Souter

Victorian Football Association
Career: 1877-79


Souter came to Carlton from the Fawkner club in 1877.

There are two players, a T. Souter and J. Souter (perhaps a brother?) named in the squad for the match against Canning and Battery United on July 05 1879.

On a few occasions T. Souter's name appears, but mostly just Souter, sometimes spelt Soutar.
Blueseum feels that T. Souter is the player mostly mentioned, as he is written about in The Footballer 1879 journal.

The Norwood Football Club's online history site called Redlegs Museum, mentions a John Souttar, & W. Souttar. Both John & W. Souttar played with the Redlegs 1878 - 1880.
According to the web site they both played with Prahran Juniors (Southern), South Yarra Imperials, & Carlton.
Thomas Souter's former club Fawkner was located in the South Yarra area. So, are these two related to Thomas?
In 1880 the Geelong Advertiser (July 01) reporting on Norwood's proposed visit to Victoria had a write up of their players; "Souter.J - A back from far famed Carlton; fine kick, marks well."

1879 May 03
Souter named in a Carlton squad of 21 that played a combined 25 team made up from the Lincoln club and the Carlton Imperials.
This occasion was the opening of the Blues new home ground Princes Oval at the Southern end of Princes Park.

1879 Carlton picked up some good new players during the season in Dick Frayne, Alick Coventry, Eddy M. Brookes and T. Souter.

1879 May 17
Souter named in the squad of 21 to play Hotham United at Princes Oval.

1879 May 31
Souter named in squad of 21 to play Albert Park at the South Melbourne C. G.

1879 June 7
Souter named in squad of 21 to play Melbourne at the M.C.G.

1879 June 14
Souter named in squad to play Geelong at the East Melbourne C. G.

1879 June 21
Souter named in squad to play the Wimmera District 25 at the East Melbourne C. G.

1879 June 28
T. Souter and another player named Souter, named in team that played a combined Canning and Battery United 25 team at Princes Oval.

1879 July 12
Souter named in squad that played Melbourne at the East Melbourne C. G.

1879 July 19
Souter named in squad that thrashed Essendon by 10 goals at Princes Oval.

1879 July 26
Souter named in squad of 22 that played East Melbourne 25 at Princes Oval.

1879 August 2
Souter played in the match against St.Kilda at St.Kilda.

1879 August 9
Souter played in the match against West Melbourne at Princes Oval.

1879 August 23
Souter named in squad that played Melbourne at the M.C.G.

1879 September 6
Souter named in squad that played Albert Park at Princes Oval.

1879 September 13
Souter named in squad that played Geelong at Geelong.

1879 September 20
Souter named in squad of 21 that played South Melbourne at Princes Oval.

1879 September 27
Souter named in squad to play Melbourne, this match did not proceed as a dispute arose over players picked in both teams.

1879 October 4
Souter named in 22 man squad that played West Melbourne at Princes Oval.

1879 T. Souter - A splendid kick, with a strong desire to always take it, is sure and plays well on the wings.
(The Footballer 1879. p29)

Souter could have played in few more matches this year, some details are missing.

T. Souter retired at end of 1879 season.
(The Carlton Story, H.Buggy and H.Bell. p47,48)

1879 One of the mainstays of the team a "splendid kick, with a strong desire always to take it."
(Centenary Souvenir of Carlton Football Club, p15)

1881 May 01
The Australasian talking about Carlton's prospects for the coming season mentions Soutar as one of the players who will be missing from the team.

So, there is definitely one, and possibly 4 players named Souter or Souttar.




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