The Cart Trails
(Trail 4: Johnstone and Paisley)

In fact this trail stars in neither Johnstone or Paisley but in Kilbarchan. But it is the two larger towns that will take you round the World. In fact there is a good argument for Paisley through its five decades of supremacy in the production of cotton-thread to be designated the main launch-pad of football worldwide. Mills would be built in Europe, North and South America that would lead as night follows day to towns-people planting the seed almost everywhere they went. And its clubs, initially

Woodside Cemetery, Paisley 

Hugh McHardy
Andrew Jackson
Billy Johnston
Andy Brown
Daddy Dunlop 
Jimmy Crapnell
Allan Craig
Bobby Rankin

Willie Paul
Tom Waddell
Dyke Berry
George Key
Tod Sloan
 Tom Hamilton
Bobby Hogg

Willie Key
Jimmy Stark
Charlie Pringle
Willie Clunas
Willie King
Jackie Milne 
Andrew Brown
James Dunlop 

Abercorn and then St. Mirren would produce players, who even at first asking would continue the process literally to the pinnacle of the game, the World Cup. Such has been the influence that Paisley's Woodside Cemetery contains the graves of more of Scotland's early internationals than any other in the country, including even Glasgow's. 

Paisley Players - Internationals

 Peter Scarff
Bobby Bruce
Jock Buchanan
Bob Buchanan 
Sandy McLintock
Dick Hunter
Eddie McBain
Jimmy Connor
Peter Andrew
William Fulton
Jimmy Douglas
Peter Dowds
Dan Doyle
David Macrae
John Goudie

Ralph Aitken
Tom Bradshaw
Bobby Bruce David
"Sailor" Hunter
Jimmy Johnston
Andy Love
Robbie McCormick
Bertie Thomson
Johnny Deakin
Bob Gardner
Tommy Hyslop
Bobby Ancell
Alex Lochhead
Hugh McHardy

Neil Munro
Tom Waddell
Jock Cameron
John Patrick
Tom Brandon
Harry Anderson
John Fyfe
James Hamilton
Thomas Jackson
Jack Marshall
Thomas Morrison
Ronald Orr
John Paton
Charles Pringle
George Walker 

Other Paisley Players Beyond

Archie McLean

Roy Faulkner

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