"Alasdair made a simple mistake, which admittedly cost us the match and made us slip to third place in the League. I am quite sure, however, that nothing like this will happen again. He will certainly be unable to kick the Snitch if I turn him into a jellyfish, which is the sort of simple mistake I might allow myself one of these days."
—Cormack McLeod, about Montrose Magpies Chaser Alasdair Maddock[src]

Cormack McLeod was the manager of the Quidditch team, the Montrose Magpies.[2][3] He fired one of the team's Chasers, Alasdair Maddock, prior to a match against the Caerphilly Catapults because he had been caught playing a Muggle sport involving the use of "peculiar metal sticks" to knock "non-flying balls into holes in the ground."[2][4] Maddock had previously upset Quidditch matches by trying out football and basketball tactics.[2]

Behind the scenes

McLeod is not only a real Scottish clan, but also the surname of the main character of the 1986 fantasy film Highlander: Connor McLeod, played by French actor Christopher Lambert.


Notes and references

  1. He refers to golf clubs as "peculiar metal sticks" implying he was not a Muggle-born.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Wizards, Witches and Beings: M" on the Harry Potter Lexicon
  3. Daily Prophet Newsletters: 8 February, 1999, Page 3
  4. "Daily Prophet newsletters" on The Harry Potter Lexicon
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