Season 1899/00

The final season of the century saw Queen's Park reach the Scottish Cup Final for the last time (at least until now). Other than that, the Spiders had a pretty ordinary season.

Wins over Clyde and Glasgow University took Queen's Park to the semi-final of the Glasgow Cup but they then suffered a heavy 7-3 defeat to Rangers. In the Glasgow Charity Cup, Queen's lost to Celtic at Cathkin Park. The Spiders were 3-2 down when the game was ended prematurely. It was replayed on the following evening and Celtic's superior fitness showed as they swept to a 6-1 victory.

Queen's Park advanced to the club's twelfth Scottish Cup Final with wins over Leith Athletic, Abercorn of Paisley, Dundee and Heart of Midlothian. Despite a valiant effort in the Cup Final at Ibrox Park, Queen's went down to a 4-3 defeat to Celtic.

The Glasgow League was replaced by the Inter-City League. The competing clubs were Celtic, Heart of Midlothian, Hibernian, Queen's Park, Rangers and Third Lanark. Queen's Park finished in bottom position in the league with five points.

Queen's Park had received an invitation to visit Copenhagen once again. The Spiders travelled to Denmark in May 1900 and played a further twice against the Danish Football Union, winning the games 6-1 and 8-1.

The Queen's Park Strollers became champions of the Scottish Combination. They finished level on 23 points with Johnstone but won the decider 2-1 at Cathkin Park.

Results 1899/00

First Eleven
22/08/1899 Celtic 3 Queen's Park 3 (charity match played in Airdrie)
26/08/1899 King's Park (Stirling) 2 Queen's Park 7
02/09/1899 Queen's Park 9 Ayr Parkhouse 5
09/09/1899 Queen's Park 6 Arbroath 2
16/09/1899 Queen's Park 2 Clyde 1 - Glasgow Cup
25/09/1899 Queen's Park 2 Liverpool 0
30/09/1899 Queen's Park 6 East Stirlingshire 0
07/10/1899 Dumbarton 2  Queen's Park 3
14/10/1899 Glasgow University 0 Queen's Park 7 - Glasgow Cup
21/10/1899 Kilsyth Wanderers 1 Queen's Park 6
28/10/1899 Rangers 7 Queen's Park 3 - Glasgow Cup semi-final
11/11/1899 East Stirlingshire 0 Queen's Park 2
18/11/1899 Corinthians (London) 2 Queen's Park 1
20/11/1899 Richmond Association (London) 3 Queen's Park 4
25/11/1899 Queen's Park 3 Partick Thistle 2
02/12/1899 Queen's Park 3 Bo'ness 1
09/12/1899 Queen's Park 0 Hibernian 1 - Inter-City League
23/12/1899 Queen's Park 3 Leith Athletic 1
30/12/1899 Queen's Park 8 Dumbarton 2
01/01/1900 Queen's Park 1 Corinthians (London) 1
06/01/1900 Queen's Park 6 Renton 1
13/01/1900 Queen's Park 3 Leith Athletic 0 - Scottish Cup
20/01/1900 Celtic 3 Queen's Park 2 - Inter-City League
27/01/1900 Queen's Park 5 Abercorn 1 - Scottish Cup
03/02/1900 Queen's Park 1 Kilmarnock 1
17/02/1900 Queen's Park 1 Heart of Midlothian 0 - Inter-City League
24/02/1900 Queen's Park 1 Dundee 0 - Scottish Cup
03/03/1900 Rangers 1 Queen's Park 3 - Inter-City League
10/03/1900 Queen's Park 2 Heart of Midlothian 1 - Scottish Cup semi-final
17/03/1900 Ayr Parkhouse 4 Queen's Park 3
24/03/1900 Queen's Park 1 Celtic 3 - Inter-City League
31/03/1900 Hibernian 5 Queen's Park 0 - Inter-City League
14/04/1900 Celtic 4 Queen's Park 3 (at Ibrox Park) - Scottish Cup Final
16/04/1900 Liverpool 4 Queen's Park 2
21/04/1900 Queen's Park 0 Third Lanark 0 - Inter-City League
28/04/1900 Heart of Midlothian 4 Queen's Park 1 - Inter-City League
02/05/1900 Third Lanark 4 Queen's Park 0 - Inter-City League
05/05/1900 Queen's Park 1 Rangers 2 - Inter-City League
08/05/1900 Celtic 3 Queen's Park 2 * (at Cathkin Park) - Glasgow Charity Cup
09/05/1900 Celtic 6 Queen's Park 1 (at Cathkin Park) - Glasgow Charity Cup
21/05/1900 Dansk Boldspil-Union ** 1 Queen's Park 6 (in Copenhagen)
24/05/1900 Dansk Boldspil-Union ** 1 Queen's Park 8 (in Copenhagen)

* The referee blew for time nine minutes early by mistake. Spectators invaded the pitch and refused to leave when the referee attempted to restart the match. Play was abandoned and the game rearranged for the following evening.

** Danish Football Union

Second Eleven - The Strollers
02/09/1899 Thornhill 1 Strollers 9
23/09/1899 Albion Rovers 2 Strollers 1 - Scottish Combination
30/09/1899 Third Lanark 'A' 3 Strollers 2 - Scottish Combination
07/10/1899 Strollers 5 St Mirren 'A' 1 - Scottish Combination
14/10/1899 Strollers 4 Third Lanark 'A' 4 - Scottish Combination
21/10/1899 Strollers 10 Royal Albert (Larkhall) 1 - Scottish Combination
28/10/1899 Strollers 7 Thornliebank 1 - Scottish Combination
04/11/1899 Wishaw Thistle 2 Strollers 6 - Scottish Combination
18/11/1889 Strollers 3 Kilbarchan 1 - Scottish Combination
25/11/1899 St Mirren 'A' 1 Strollers 3 - Scottish Combination
09/12/1899 Arthurlie 0 Strollers 2 - Scottish Combination
23/12/1899 Kilbarchan 5 Strollers 1 - Scottish Combination
13/01/1900 Milton Rovers (Carluke) 3 Strollers 1
20/01/1900 Thornliebank 4 Strollers 3 - Scottish Combination
27/01/1900 Strollers 4 Clydebank 1
17/02/1900 Stevenston Thistle 3 Strollers 2
10/03/1900 Johnstone 4 Strollers 5 - Scottish Combination
17/03/1900 Strollers 3 Wishaw 1
24/03/1900 Alloa Athletic 2 Strollers 1
31/03/1900 Strollers 3 Arthurlie 1 - Scottish Combination
07/04/1900 Wishaw Thistle 3 Strollers 6 (played at Hampden Park) - Scottish Combination
19/04/1900 Strollers 3 Albion Rovers 1 - Scottish Combination
25/04/1900 Royal Albert (Larkhall) 6 Strollers 2 - Scottish Combination
28/04/1900 Strollers 1 Johnstone 3 - Scottish Combination 
15/05/1900 Strollers 2 Johnstone 1 (at Cathkin Park) - Scottish Combination championship decider

Third Eleven - The Hampden Eleven
09/09/1899 Vale of Grange (Bo'ness) 2 Hampden Eleven 2
16/09/1899 Morrisonians (Crieff) 1 Hampden Eleven 6
30/09/1899 Milton Rovers (Carluke) 1 Hampden Eleven 1
25/11/1899 Ashfield 1 Hampden Eleven 1
24/03/1900 Vale of Forth (Alloa) 4 Hampden Eleven 1
28/04/1900 Grange Rovers (Grangemouth) 10 Hampden Eleven 2

Fourth Eleven - The Victoria Eleven
23/09/1899 Gourock Victoria 3 Victoria Eleven 3
14/04/1900 Nithsdale (Dumfries) 2 Victoria Eleven 3

Other Match
30/04/1900 Albion Rovers 1 Queen's Park XI 1 (benefit match)

Representative Matches
04/11/1899 Glasgow 4 Sheffield 0
03/02/1900 Scotland 5 Wales 2
03/03/1900 Ireland 0 Scotland 3
07/04/1900 Scotland 4 England 1



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