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Don McCalman (Hibernian, Bradford Park Avenue, Barrow)


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Sad to hear of the passing of Don McCalman, former Bradford Park Avenue and Barrow defender.
Part of Avenue's last promotion winning side of 1960/61 and assistant manager to Laurie Brown in the final Football League season 1969/70.

Total Grounds- 1331 (10).
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Donald Stuart "Don" McCalman

Centre Half

Born Greenock, Scotland 18th October 1935
Died Bradford, Yorkshire, Friday 15th September 2017, aged 81

Petershill (Glasgow) 1952-56
Hibernian 1956-59
Bradford P.A. (June 1959) 297 league appearances, 5 goals
Barrow (free transfer July 1966) 13 league appearances, 0 goals

Former Bradford Park Avenue captain and manager Don McCalman has died aged 81.

Between 27th February 1960 and 26th August 1963 he made 155 successive appearances for the club
until he suffered a cartilage injury, equalling the record set by left half Jack Scott between April 1912 and April 1920.

McCalman was Avenue's manager from September to December 1968, with the trainer taking over from Oldham Athletic bound
Jack Rowley during the middle of "one of the biggest financial crises" of Avenue's history.

He was replaced by Laurie Brown, becoming assistant manager, but was back in the hot seat in 1969-70,
ironically replacing Brown but being replaced by Frank Tomlinson.

McCalman was initially in the position of being manager for a trial period
but the final say on team selection belonged to chairman Herbert Metcalfe.
He was sacked in February 1970 after a run of one point from four matches.

McCalman, then living at Horton Bank Top, also made the news in 2000 when the gold medals from his junior days
at Petershill were stolen from his daughter Annís house, also in Horton Bank Top.

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