Donald McDonald Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1966-67 18 (1) 0 0 0 15.8% 21.1% 63.2%
Totals: 18 (1) 0


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 04/03/67 Division 2 vs. Alloa Athletic (A) 1 - 1
 12/11/66 Division 2 vs. Forfar Ath (A) 1 - 4
 05/11/66 Division 2 vs. Alloa Athletic (H) 0 - 2
 29/10/66 Division 2 vs. Stranraer (A) 2 - 2
 22/10/66 Division 2 vs. Queen of South (H) 3 - 3

 Recent First Team Goals
 None

 List of Goals Scored
None

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 04/03/67 Division 2 vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  1 - 1
 21/01/67 Division 2 vs. Albion Rovers (A)  2 - 0
 12/11/66 Division 2 vs. Forfar Ath (A)  1 - 4
 05/11/66 Division 2 vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  0 - 2
 29/10/66 Division 2 vs. Stranraer (A)  2 - 2
 22/10/66 Division 2 vs. Queen of South (H)  3 - 3
 15/10/66 Division 2 vs. Berwick Rangers (A)  1 - 1
 01/10/66 Division 2 vs. Morton (A)  0 - 6
 24/09/66 Division 2 vs. Montrose (H)  0 - 4
 21/09/66 Division 2 vs. Arbroath (A)  0 - 3
 17/09/66 Division 2 vs. Raith Rovers (A)  0 - 3
 10/09/66 Division 2 vs. Dumbarton (H)  1 - 3
 07/09/66 Division 2 vs. East Fife (A)  1 - 3
 03/09/66 Group 9 vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  3 - 2
 27/08/66 Group 9 vs. Stranraer (A)  0 - 1
 24/08/66 Division 2 vs. Arbroath (H)  0 - 3
 20/08/66 Group 9 vs. Brechin City (A)  1 - 3
 17/08/66 Group 9 vs. Forfar Ath (A)  1 - 2
 13/08/66 Group 9 vs. East Stirlingshire (H)  3 - 0


Biography

Donald McDonald was freed by Dundee United and picked up by Clydebank. He was a left back but as he was tall Mr Steedman thought he had found a centre half. In a desperate start to senior football in season 1966-67, Clydebank we’re struggling to get to know each other as players and struggling to get to grips with Second Division football in Scotland. There was no consistency in selection as The Bankies defence was leaking goals in every game. The constant changes were affecting morale and Donald McDonald was one of the casualties of these changes.

He was a young defender still learning his trade but he was being switched between left back and centre half and as a result was losing confidence with the constant switching. He had a very poor record in the Clydebank colours, with his thirteen league appearances seeing no victories. He was dropped from the team in November 1966 after a poor performance in a 4-1 defeat at Forfar. He was replaced by John Wark at left back who was only to last a few games in that position before he also had a horror show and was replaced by Davie Mitchell who tied down that position, well until Mr Steedman made another signing and moved Davie Mitchell to right back. Donald McDonald finally made a winning league appearance for The Bankies when he came on as a substitute ten minutes from the end in a 2-0 victory at Albion Rovers in January 1967. His final game was in March 1967 in a 1-1 draw at Alloa in a Bankies team fielding three Trialists. He was unlucky to play in a struggling team and he found himself freed at the end of the season.

Debut

August 13th, 1966
Clydebank 3 - 0 East Stirlingshire

League Cup (Group 9)


Timeline


  • Signed For Clydebank


  • First Team Debut

    Clydebank 3 - 0 East Stirlingshire
    League Cup (Group 9)

    Clydebank's 4-2-4 system really proved to be too much for this weak East Stirling side and Bankies thoroughly deserved this good win.Several Clydebank town councillors were at the game, includ


  • League Debut

    Clydebank 0 - 3 Arbroath
    League (Division 2)

    Report coming soon....


  • Last Appearance

    Alloa Athletic 1 - 1 Clydebank
    League (Division 2)

    This draw ended Alloa's run of five defeats. But honours of the day went to Clydebank's Frank Russell who had an inspired 90 minutes. In fact, the second half was something of a duel between Russell a


  • Left the Club