Archie Anderson
Manager Profile

Manager Details

  • Full Name: Archie Anderson
  • First Appointed: April 9th, 1946


Managerial History


Apr 9th, 1946 to Apr 22nd, 1949

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Willie Fraser - 106
2. Willie Hill - 101
3. Willie Collins - 72
4. John Bonnar - 70
5. Sam English - 62
6. Rab Quinn - 55
7. James MacEwan - 55
8. Charlie McGinley - 51
9. Alex Smith - 49
10. Lachie McInnes - 40
1. Willie Hill - 44
2. Willie Ross - 22
3. Arthur Carrie - 19
4. James MacEwan - 18
5. Rab Quinn - 18
6. Willie Collins - 17
7. Gavin Lang - 15
8. Alex Smith - 11
9. Willie Brown - 10
10. Gordon MacKay - 7

First Match In Charge
Apr 20th, 1946 3 - 4 vs. Raith Rovers, Victory Cup (First Round First Leg)

Last Match In Charge
Apr 19th, 1949 0 - 4 vs. Hamilton Academical, Supplementary Cup

Total Players Used:
93

Biggest Win(s)
Jan 24th, 1948 9 - 1 vs. Babcock & Wilcox, Scottish Cup (First Round)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Jan 3rd, 1949 0 - 8 vs. Kilmarnock, Scottish League (Division B)
Oct 12th, 1946 0 - 8 vs. Dumbarton, Scottish League Cup (Group Stage)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
132 42 25 65 257 299
(31.8%) (18.9%) (49.2%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
68 29 16 23 163 135
(42.6%) (23.5%) (33.8%)

Biography

After 14 years as secretary at Blantyre Victoria, Archie Anderson was the man faced with succeeding Bob McGlashan, and he spent over 3 years at the helm, including our our Scottish Cup Semi Final appearance against Aberdeen in 1947.After rumours circulated in February 1949 about an imminent appointment at Ayr United, with Anderson seen at Somerset Park on the 25th of February, he was eventually appointed as their new manager on the 15th of March 1949 after a Board meeting. However, Anderson agreed to stay until the end of his contract on the 22nd of April, after the end of the campaign, and he saw out the season as manager at Gayfield. The day after he officially moved to Ayr, he was picked up in Arbroath by the Ayr team bus on their way to the Highlands for an almost identical tour as the one he had taken us on a year before.


Players Signed

New Players Transferred In
Player Date Signed Fee
1. Archie Coats Apr 30th, 1946
2. Peter Cabrelli May 2nd, 1946
3. Frank Gregal May 3rd, 1946
4. Robert Black May 3rd, 1946
5. Charlie McGinley May 3rd, 1946
6. Robert Barrie Jun 10th, 1946
7. Alex Smith Jun 11th, 1946
8. Robert Watson Jul 11th, 1946
9. Charlie Higgins Aug 1st, 1946
10. Sam English Aug 1st, 1946
11. John Hammill Sep 3rd, 1946
12. Willie Fraser Sep 3rd, 1946
13. Pat Connelly Sep 20th, 1946
14. John Timmins Oct 2nd, 1946
15. Willie Hynd Oct 4th, 1946
16. David Pearce Oct 11th, 1946
17. John Bonnar Oct 14th, 1946
18. David Cargill Oct 15th, 1946
19. John Mackin Nov 6th, 1946
20. Charlie McMullen Nov 15th, 1946
21. Arthur Carrie Nov 19th, 1946
22. Kenny Esplin Apr 15th, 1947
23. James Stevenson Jun 16th, 1947
24. Redford McIntosh Jun 25th, 1947
25. Gordon Robertson Jul 5th, 1947
26. John Patience Jul 10th, 1947
27. Ian McGraw Jul 28th, 1947
28. George Bennett Aug 2nd, 1947
29. Hamilton Henry Aug 2nd, 1947
30. James Henderson Aug 9th, 1947
31. Willie Collins Aug 25th, 1947
32. Jack Bavin Aug 27th, 1947
33. Harry Dornan Sep 3rd, 1947
34. Hugh Colvan Sep 26th, 1947
35. James MacEwan Nov 9th, 1947
36. Rab Quinn Dec 13th, 1947
37. Willie Brown Dec 31st, 1947
38. Gordon MacKay Dec 31st, 1947
39. Lachie McInnes Jan 10th, 1948
40. Willie Aitken Jan 16th, 1948
41. Frank Armstrong Mar 10th, 1948
42. Gavin Lang Jun 1st, 1948
43. Bob McCall Jun 1st, 1948
44. James Hope Jun 28th, 1948
45. Jimmy Binning Jul 5th, 1948
46. Bert Herron Aug 12th, 1948
47. George Kerr Sep 6th, 1948
48. Willie Ross Sep 14th, 1948
49. Billy Studd Sep 18th, 1948
50. Dennis Coy Oct 14th, 1948
51. Ralph Mackenzie Oct 15th, 1948
52. John Campbell Dec 16th, 1948
53. Ernie Copland Dec 31st, 1948

Youth Players Signed on Professional Terms
Player Pro Terms Signed
First Signing

Archie Coats
on Apr 30th, 1946