The Club are deeply saddened to acknowledge the passing of two former players, Bobby Brown and Mick Monaghan, who between them kept goal for the Spiders on around 250 occasions.
Born in 1923, Bobby made his debut for the club a few months after the start of the Second World War in 1939. Like many others, his career was interrupted by the war, but he made his international debut for Scotland against Belgium in 1946. Bobby was the last amateur player to earn a full international Scotland cap and also the last to do so while still a signed amateur for Queen’s.
Bobby left the Spiders after playing 105 games, joining Rangers in 1946. He spent 10 years with the Ibrox club before finishing his playing career at Falkirk. He had a spell as St Johnstone manager before becoming the first full-time Scotland manager in 1967. His first international match as manager was a 3–2 victory over world champions England at Wembley Stadium.
A well loved and respected figure, Bobby was inducted into the SFA Hall of Fame in 2015.
Mick Monaghan joined Queen’s from John Brown Engineering and made his debut in a Scottish Cup tie at Hampden in January 1988. He went on to play more 130 times for the Spiders before leaving to follow his QP goalkeeping coach Graeme MacLean to Hamilton Accies. Mick also played for Dumbarton, Stirling Albion and Alloa before returning to Hampden, where he finished his playing career in 1998.
Mick played a number of times for the charity team Dukla Pumpherston, raising funds for a variety of worthy causes. He was a frequent visitor to QP games at Hampden in recent years as an active member of the Queensparkers. Only 56 years old when he passed away, his presence at the club will be sadly missed.
Everyone at Queen’s Park sends their condolences to the family and friends of both Bobby and Mick at this sad time.