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Robertson Cup

This competition was sanctioned by David Wallace on 19 October 1908 and was an extension of the High Cup which was competed for by Dundee and Aberdeen. It was initiated as a counter to the Glasgow Cup ties which took preference to Scottish League fixtures and left the big clubs outside Glasgow with no competitive fixtures. Aberdeen, Dundee, Falkirk and Airdrieonians took part in the meeting, although the latter eventually withdrew after one game. Some sources have erroneously called this the Inter-City League.
In 1926-27, the competition was resurrected as a Second XI competition, but it is uncertain if the trophy was the original, or was different. The first leg of the 1932-33 edition between Dundee and Dundee United was also billed as a High Cup tie.

Winners
1908-09  unfinished
1909-10  unfinished
1910-11 Dundee / Aberdeen
1911-12  unfinished
1912-13  no competition
1913-14 Dundee
1914-15 Dundee
1915-16 Dundee / Aberdeen
1916-1919   no competition
1919-20 Dundee
1920-1926  no competition
1926-27  unfinished
1927-28  unfinished
1928-1932  no competition
1932-33 Dundee (also billed as the High Cup)

Results

1908-09

5 Oct Dundee v Airdrieonians 3-1

7 Apr Falkirk v Aberdeen 2-5 (2000)

12 Apr Dundee v Aberdeen 3-1 (4000)

21 Apr Aberdeen v Falkirk 2-1 (2000)

26 Apr Dundee v Falkirk 2-2

30 Apr Falkirk v Dundee 1-3

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Dundee

3

2

1

0

8

4

5

Aberdeen

3

2

0

1

8

6

4

Falkirk

4

0

1

3

6

12

1

Airdrieonians withdrew after one match

Competition unfinished

 

 

1909-10

13 Aug Falkirk v Aberdeen 3-1 (3000)

16 Aug Dundee v Falkirk 1-0

25 Aug Falkirk v Dundee 5-1

13 Sep Falkirk v Aberdeen 3-1 (3000)

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Falkirk

4

3

0

1

11

3

6

Dundee

2

1

0

1

2

5

2

Aberdeen

2

0

0

2

2

6

0

Competition unfinished

 

 

1910-11

2 legs, both games at Dens Park, Dundee

15 Aug Dundee v Aberdeen 2-1 (3000)

3 Oct Dundee v Aberdeen 2-3 (5000)

 

 

1911-12

2 Oct Dundee v Falkirk 2-1 (3000)

 

Competition unfinished

 

 

 

1913-14

13 Apr Dundee v Aberdeen 2-1 (4000)

 

 

1914-15

2 legs

24 Apr Dundee v Aberdeen 1-0 (3000)

1 May Aberdeen v Dundee 1-1

 

 

1915-16

2 legs

6 May Dundee v Aberdeen 3-4

13 May Aberdeen v Dundee 0-1 (att 2,000)

 

 

1919-20

3 May Aberdeen v Dundee 0-1 (9000)

 

 

 

1926-27

Resurrected in order to provide fixtures for First Divsion clubs who were members of the North Section of the Scottish Alliance.

First round - 2 legs

5 Feb Aberdeen A v St Johnstone A 2-1

26 Feb Heart of Midlothian A v Leith Athletic A 4-2

8 Apr Leith Athletic A v Heart of Midlothian A 1-3 (2500)

Dundee A, Falkirk A byes

 

Semi final

20 Apr Aberdeen A v Heart of Midlothian A 4-1 (5000)

Dundee A v Falkirk A

 

Competition unfinished

 

 

1927-28

Aberdeen v St Johnstone not played

14 Apr Dundee v St Johnstone 3-2 (2000)

 

 

1932-33

First leg billed as a High Cup tie

15 Mar Dundee United v Dundee 3-5 (1000)

10 Apr Dundee v Dundee United 2-2 (1000)