Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 1 February 2015

Memories of the Doug?" >
Letters to the editor should be sent to: 124-144 Royal Avenue, Belfast BT1 1EB. E-mail:

I wonder if any readers could help me in research I am doing about the late, great Derek Dougan?

On November 11, 1959, he played for Northern Ireland B against France B at Windsor Park, Belfast. Although well-established as a centre-forward with Blackburn Rovers by then, he was named at centre-half.

Does anyone know the circumstances of this selection? Also, Dougan was replaced by Campbell of Crusaders at some stage in the game. Was Dougan injured or did the experiment of playing him in his old school position not work out? Any information on this, or any memories of Dougan as a young player with Distillery, would be most useful.

Steve Gordos, 38 Wood Road, Tettenhall Wood, Wolverhampton WV6 8LY

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?

Latest News

Latest Sport

Latest Showbiz