Are you the publisher? Claim or contact us about this channel


Embed this content in your HTML

Search

Report adult content:

click to rate:

Account: (login)

More Channels


Channel Catalog


older | 1 | (Page 2) | 3 | 4 | .... | 29 | newer

    0 0
  • 10/01/14--12:34: Some Famous Forwards



  • R. Templeton (Woolwich Arsenal)

    Bobby Templeton was an outside right. He began and ended his career with Kilmarnock, also playing for Aston Villa, Newcastle United, Woolwich Arsenal, Celtic and Fulham.
    He represented Scotland 11 times. In 1908 he entered a lion's cage and twisted the animal's tail for a wager.

    T.A. Soar (Fulham)
    Albert Soar was a light and nippy 'A skilful ball-player whose every touch spoke eloquently of his ability', Other senior clubs represented were Nottingham Forest, Derby County and Watford. He suffered a career ending injury at Watford aged 27. 

    Lipsham (Sheffield United)
    Bert Lipsham played for Chester City, Crewe Alexandra , Sheffield United and Fulham. It was whilst with the Blades that he enjoyed his best days, winning the FA Cup and getting his single England cap in 1902. After his playing days were over he managed Millwall.

    Hampton (Aston Villa)
    In 16 years at Villa Happy Harry scored 242 goals in 376 games. He won the FA Cup in 1905 (scoring both goals in the final) and was capped 4 times by England. 

    Vivian Woodward (Tottenham Hotspur)
    The amateur Vivian Woodward was a goal machine in international football and a double Olympic gold medalist.

    Jack Sharp (Everton)
    Sharp was a double international (football and cricket) and an FA Cup winner (1906).

    F. Blackburn (West Ham United)
    Fred Blackburn joined West Ham from Blackburn Rovers (his hometown club). He represented England 3 times.

    J. Long (Reading)
    Jimmy Long was a Scotsman- his career began at Clyde and he played League Football for Grimsby Town and Derby County, punctuated by 2 years with Reading in the Southern League. 

    Appleyard (Newcastle United)
    Bill Appleyard has 109 first class goals to his name, 87 of them with Newcastle United. 




    0 0
  • 10/02/14--13:52: The English Disease- 1885
  • Birmingham Daily Post

    0 0
  • 10/03/14--13:00: Wiener Athletiksport Club



  • Wiener AC (1901): standing, l-r: Friedrich Dettelmaier, Karl Sokol, Philipp Nauss, Emil 
    Wachuda, Herr Pammer (secretary), Heinrich Haller, Dr. Steiner, Strauss, Josef Taurer; seated:
    Gustav Huber, Cornelius von Hoffmann, Johann Studnicka.

    The football section of WAC was founded in 1897.
    By 1904 they had captured six major trophies.
    Tagblatt-Pokal - a league competition for Vienna clubs-1901,1902,1903.
    Challenge-Cup- a knockout tournament open to all clubs in the Austro-Hungarian monarchy  1901,1903, 1904.



    0 0
  • 10/04/14--11:43: A Team of Scotland v Canada
  • Scottish FA secretary William Dick was in the process of arranging a  tour to Canada when he died in 1880. This was the year in which David Forsyth had been instrumental in founding the The Western Football Association of Ontario, the force behind Canadian representative football in the Victorian era. 


    Eight years later The Western Association toured the British Isles and on the evening of 18.09.88 'Canada' met a 'Team of Scotland' at The Glasgow Exhibition Grounds (Kelvingrove Park).



     A Team of Scotland


     

     Canada
    Gillespie (Queens Park)

    GK

    Garrett (Toronto Varsity)

    Gow (Rangers)

    B

    Killer (Berlin Rangers)

    Forbes (Vale of Leven)

    B

    Brubacher (Berlin Rangers)

    Stewarts (Queens Park)

    HB

    Gordon (Toronto Varsity)

    Auld (Third LRV)

    HB

    Mustard (Toronto Varsity)

    Muir (Rangers)

    HB

    Pirie (Queen’s University, Dundas F.C)

    Hamilton (Queens Park)

    OR

    Bowman (Berlin Rangers)

    Berry (Queens Park)

    IR

    Gibson (Berlin Rangers)

    Campbell (Renton)

    CF

    Gibson (Berlin Rangers)

    McCall (Renton)

    IL

    Thomson (Toronto Varsity)

    McPherson (Cowlairs)

    OL

    Webster (Galt)


    McCall and Berry scored 2 goals each as Scotland ran out 4-0 winners. The press singled out Garrett in the Canadian goal for particular praise. 


    0 0
  • 10/07/14--12:07: Audacious


  • Audacious , Bold, Daring... take your pick of the translations of the name of  the team pictured above.  Команда смелых , founded by high school students and the young workers of  the St. George engineering plant in Stavropol , Russia in 1910.
    The men and boys pictured belonged to that generation that was decimated by the 1914-18 war and the Civil War in Russia that followed.

    0 0
  • 10/10/14--14:22: Wales- Club Affiliations
  • The diversity of club affiliations in Wales line ups has always appealed to me- The FAW seemed to draw on the great professional clubs of the English north and midlands and the village teams of north east Wales in equal measure. As time went on the clubs, both English and Welsh, from the lower reaches of the expanded Football League were also represented.
    In the period from 1876 to the end of the 1936-37 season Wales played 163 full internationals.  Thus means that including 2 substitute appearances, 1795 caps were awarded.
    138 clubs were represented: 87 English clubs, 44 Welsh clubs, 6 Scottish and 1 (Northern) Irish.


    Club


    Wrexham (Wrexham Olympic)

    209 **



    Cardiff City

    91



    Druids

    80 (83)*



    Chirk

    70



    Manchester United (Newton Heath)

    66



    Manchester City (Ardwick)

    65



    Bolton Wanderers

    62**



    Swansea Town

    57



    Liverpool, Wolverhampton Wanderers

    47



    Stoke (City)                                              

    44



    Tottenham Hotspur

    42



    Bangor City

    39



    Everton, Oswestry                

    35



    West Bromwich Albion

    33



    Nottingham Forest              

    32



    Aston Villa, Preston North End

    25

    Newtown, Ruthin



    Derby County                

    24



    (Woolwich) Arsenal, Plymouth Argyle

    22



    Sheffield United                                    

    19



    Aberystwyth Town

    18



    Chester City

    17



    Crewe Alexandra, Middlesbrough, Oswestry United

    15



    Northampton Town, Oldham Athletic

    14



    Notts County, Shrewsbury Town

    13



    Birmingham City (Small Heath),  Blackburn Rovers,  Brentford

    12

    Newport County

    Oxford University



    Corinthian FC, Leicester City (Fosse)

    11



    Coventry City, Sunderland

    10



    Bootle

    9



    Brighton and Hove Albion

    8




    Berwyn Rangers

    Clapton Orient

    Grimsby Town, Millwall (Athletic)

    Rhyl

    The Wednesday

    Hibernian



    Crystal Palace, Rotherham United, West Ham United

    7



    Aberdare Athletic

    6

    Chelsea

    Corwen

    Derby School

    Motherwell

    Northwich Victoria         

    Portsmouth, St Thomas’ Hospital (London), Southend United




    Charlton Athletic

    5

    East Stirlingshire

    Llanelly Town

    Merthyr Town

    Oswestry White

    Stars, Reading



    Cambridge University

    4

    Cardiff Corinthians

    London Welsh

    Llangollen

    Port Vale, Shrewsbury Engineers, Swifts, Tranmere Rovers



    Barmouth

    Burton Swifts

    3

    Builth

    Lincoln City        

    Llandrindod Wells

    New Brighton Tower

    Oswestry Town, Shropshire

    Wanderers

    Swansea FC

    Welshpool

    Walsall

    Wrexham Civil Service



    Blackpool, Bradford City                    

    Bradford Park Avenue, Bristol City

    2

    Brymbo Institute, Colwyn Bay, Llanduno, Newtown Excelsior   

    Rhos     

    Queens Park

    South Liverpool , Watford            



    Aberaman          

    Barnsley

    1

    Brecon                  

    Bristol Rovers

    Burton United

    CarnarvonAthletic

    Clapton ,  Crusaders,  Fulham, Glossop North End, Hereford Town

    Heart of Midlothian

    Huddersfield Town, Leeds City 

    Leyton                  

    Linfield

    Llanberis

    Llandudno

    Swifts, Lovell’s Athletic,  Mold 

    Newtown White Stars  

    Nelson, Newcastle United

    Parkgrove Glasgow        

    Presteigne , Rhosllanerchrugog

    Rhostyllen Victoria, Ruabon              

    Shrewsbury Town, Southampton, St Helens Recreation, Swindon Town

    Treharris                

    Wellingborough Grammar School

    Wynnstay              

    The Secretary of the Football Association of Wales***




    * 3 players are listed as Druids and Shropshire Wanderers.
    ** Including 1 substitute 
    *** Alexander Hunter played against Ireland in 1887 - he was Secretary of the FAW and not affiliated to any club. 



    Grenville Morris-Aberystwyth Town,  Swindon Town, Nottingham Forest- 21 caps

    Charlie Morris - Derby County-27 caps

    Billy Lot Jones- Manchester City- 20 caps 

    Ted Vizard- Bolton Wanderers -22  caps





    0 0


    May 27th , 1934,Centenario Stadium, Nacional v Peñarol in the league championship play off . 21 minutes into the second half. The score is 0-0.  Bahía, Peñarol's Brazilian winger, shoots at goal, (at the Colombes end of the ground if you're a stickler for detail). 
    Eduardo García in the Nacional goal is beaten but the ball passes his right hand upright. 
    The ball then strikes a case belonging to the Nacional physio, and bounces back into play. 
    Anselmo passes to Braulio Castro who rolls the ball into the net. Referee Telésforo Rodríguez  signals a goal.
     Nacional's Juan Miguel Labraga and José Nasazzi protest vigorously- to the point of assaulting the referee. After the furore abates Snr.Rodríguez required medical tresatment- he is replaced by Luis Scandroglio. Nasazzi,Labraga and Chifflet are dismissed. Darkness falls and the match is suspended.
    64 days later(!) the League passed judgement.Castro's goal was expunged. The match was to be resumed as 0-0 after 70 minutes, but Nasazzi and Labraga remained sent off. Chifflet was reprieved. 
    So, on 25.08.34 the remaining 20 minutes was  played behind closed doors at the Centenario. The 9 of Nacional held on for a 0-0 draw , even though 2 half hour periods of extra time were also played.

    Braulio Castro


    The 9 of Nacional

    September 2nd's replay saw a further 150 goalless minutes between the 2 sides (11 against 11 this time).
    The matter wasn't decided until November 18th- Centenario was again the venue.
    Braulio Castro put Peñarol ahead in the 42nd minute, Hector Castro equalising 8 minutes after the break. 5 minutes later Arremon restored Peñarol's lead but in less than 20 minutes Hector Castro completed his hattrick to seal the championship for Nacional

    The ball and the bag.

    0 0
  • 10/12/14--12:06: Hull City
  • Hull City supporters at The Boulevard, 1904
    Hull City A.F.C. were founded on 28 June 1904. Kingston upon Hull was a  Northern Union (Rugby League) stronghold, and previous attempts to establish Association in the city had failed.
    The club was formed too late in the year to apply for membership of the Football League, so in their first season they played only friendly matches.  The early matches were played at The Boulevard, home of rugby side Hull FC. This groundsharing scheme (costing the football club £100 a year) soon ended . They began their League career playing at The Circle, a cricket ground, and in 1906 established a stadium at  Anlaby Road. 
    There were 6,000 at The Boulevard to see City's first match, a 2-2 draw with Notts County on 1st September 1904.

    The white jerseys were soon abandoned in favour of black and amber stripes

    Hull's prompt elevation to The Football League reflects the way in which the League actively promoted clubs in Yorkshire in order to challenge the dominance of Rugby League and get a share of a lucrative market.
    City played their first League match on September 2nd 1905, beating Barnsley 4-1 at The Circle.
    Here's the Hull line up: 



    GK

    Martin Spendiff


    From North Shields, Spendiff joined City from Grimsby Town.


    FB

    Ambrose Langley            


    This was Langley’s last season in the Football League- he joined Hull from The Wednesday, where he had spent 11 seasons. He featured in the League Championship winning sides of 1903 and 1904. He was player manager and was in charge of City until 1913. He later managed Huddersfield Town.


    FB

    Tom Jones


    This was Shropshire born Jones’ only season of League football.


    HB

    Bill Martin


    Just 4 League appearances for Londoner Martin in 1905-06. He joined from Millwall Athletic and moved back south to join Clapton Orient for the following season.


    HB

    William Robinson

    Robinson joined Hull having made just 1 League appearance for Manchester City.

    He played 119 League matches for Hull before moving on to Bolton Wanderers in 1908.


    HB

    Davy Gordon


    10 seasons at Hull having joined from Leith Athletic. Played 270 games for Hull and later managed Hibernian and Hartlepools United. 


    OR

    George Rushton


    Previous League experience with Burslem Port Vale.


    IR

    George Spence


    The second Scotsman in the team, Spence started off at St Mirren. He played League football for Gainsborough Trinity and Preston North End, punctuated with spells with a variety of Southern League clubs.  Returned to Scotland (Clyde) after one season at Hull, Scored Hull’s first ever league goal.


    CF

    David 'Soldier' Wilson


    Boer War veteran Wilson began his professional career in Scotland (he was an Englishman), Transferred to Leeds City in December 1905. Died of a heart attack he suffered when playing during the Leeds City v Burnley match on 27.10.06.


    IL

    Peter Howe


    15 goals in 32 League matches- later joined Leeds City.


    OL

    Andrew Raisbeck


    Scotsman- was at Liverpool along with his legendary brother, Alec, but never made the first team.  Emigrated to Canada after 2 season at Hull.






    0 0



     In these 2 photographs of Katwijk's splendidly named Quick Boys the goalkeepers seem to be wearing neckties. 
    Up until 1954 all football in the Netherlands was amateur. Quick Boys, founded in 1920, are among the clubs who have remained amateur. 

    0 0
  • 10/15/14--13:24: Siam
  • Up until 1939 Thailand was known as Siam.
    The  Siam national football team played its first match on December 20th 1915. The opponents were a team of mixed European residents. Rather imaginatively this team was called  The Europeans. The match was held at Bangkok's Royal Sport Club. I do not know what the result was. 
    On April 25, 1916, King Rama VI (Vajiravudh) established the Football Association of Siam and instituted The Yai Cup.  King Rama VI appears to have been an interested and active patron of the game. 
    Siam joined FIFA in 1925, the first Asian country to do so.
    The team played its first international match in 1930 against an Indochina team made up of Vietnamese and French players.

    1915 : Siam team with the King

    The  players who faced The Europeans in 1915


    1916: Department of Performing Arts pictured with the Yai Cup (donated by The King).

     Yai Cup Winners 

    1916
    Department of Performing Arts
    1917
    Vajiravudh College
    1918
    Vajiravudh College
    1919
    Vajiravudh College
    1920
    Chulalongkorn University
    1921
    Royal Military Academy
    1922
    Royal Military Academy
    1923
    Royal Thai Naval Academy
    1924
    Royal Thai Naval Academy
    1925
    No competition

    1926
    Kong Dem Rot
    1927
    Kong Dem Rot
    1928
     Suankularb Wittayalai School
    1929
     Suankularb Wittayalai School
    1930
    Assumption Academy
    1931
    Thailand Post



    0 0
  • 10/16/14--07:50: Burma


  • 0 0
  • 10/18/14--11:05: Fergie Suter



  • Following James Reddie Lang's spell with The Wednesday in 1876 the next examples of Scottish players moving to England in order to play football for money are Fergus Suter and James Love, who joined Darwen in 1878.
    Glaswegian full-back Suter had played for Partick and Glasgow Rangers. 
    Over the New Year holiday in 1878 Partick visited Lancashire and played both Darwen (losing 3-2) and Blackburn Rovers (losing 2-1).
    Suter was a stonemason, although it was noted that he didn't continue his trade when he was living in Lancashire. Darwen alays denied he was a professional, but Suter later commented  I would interview the treasurer as occasion arose.
    Suter's play drew positive comments in the press- he was an active proponent of combination play, linking with his half backs and forwards and launching attacks himself rather than just seeing his role as being to clear his lines with long kicks. The way in which he lofted free kicks for the centre forward to head also seems to have been an innovation. Suter featured in Darwen's legendary cup run of 1879, but in 1880 he shocked the town by transferring to their neighbours and rivals Blackburn Rovers.




    The acrimony wasn't helped when Suter and Darwen's Thomas  Marshall grappled in a cup tie  in November 1880 at Alexandra Meadows. The match was abandoned, the return match was cancelled, and the two sides declined to meet other than in cup ties in the future. 
    The local press featured some interesting correspondence in the wake of this match:







     Here is another interesting letter. Transfer gossip and speculation are nothing new:


    Whilst with Rovers Suter  appeared in four FA Cup Finals, picking up 3 winner's medals. He was still around when the Football League came into being, but only played in one League match, appearing in goal against West Bromwich Albion on 22nd December 1888.




    0 0
  • 10/19/14--15:00: The Maley Brothers
  • Thomas Maley was an Irishman who served in the Royal Highland Fusiliers for 22 years. He was a veteran of the Crimea and had traveled the world. He had 4 sons. One,Charles,became a priest, the other 3 were involved in football.

    Tom (1864 –1935)

    Tom was born in Portsmouth. He was an all round athlete, particularly successful at the 100 yards. Unsurprisingly he played on the wing, as outside left. Known as Handsome Tom, he played football as an amateur, being a qualified school master. 
    Tom played in Celtic's first ever match , and when his playing days were over he became a director of the club (1897).
    In 1902 Tom took over as manager of Manchester City. Maley's time at City got off to a tragic start. Welsh star Di Jones died as the result of an injury sustained in an exhibition match. Tom Maley was influential though in creating a strong bond between his players. They won promotion back to the First Division  in his first season in charge, and the following season (1903–04) they won the FA Cup and finished 2nd in the League. 1904–05 saw City finishing in 3rd place and 1905-06 5th. Maley was transforming City into a major force.
    Manchester City's record under Maley:

    P
    W
    D
    L
    F
    A
    Win %
    150
    89
    22
    39
    322
    178
    59.33

    However in the summer of 1906 an FA investigation into the payment of bonuses had a catastrophic impact on the club. 17 players were fined and suspended from football until January 1907 . City had to sell many players and Maley received a life ban from the game.
    He returned to Glasgow and worked as a teacher, When his life ban was revoked in 1910 he returned to football management. 

    As a player:
    1881
    Cathcart
    1882
    London Caledonian
    1883
    Partick Thistle
    1884
    Third Lanark Rifle Volunteers
    1885
    Hibernian
    1886
    Third Lanark Rifle Volunteers
    1887
    Clydesdale Harriers
    1888- 1891
    Celtic
    1891
    St Mirren  (loan)
    1892-93
    Preston North End


    As manager:
    1902
    Manchester City
    1911
    Bradford Park Avenue
    1925
    Southport
    1931
    Celtic (assistant)




    Willie (1868 –1958)

     Willie was born in Newry in Ireland. Like Tom, he developed into an all round athlete. His incredible association with Celtic began by chance. Brother Walfrid and Mr Glass were calling on Tom Maley in Cathcart to ask him to join the club they were forming. Tom was out, Willie was at home. They suggested that if Tom decided to take up the offer that Willie should come along as well. 
    Consequently Willie played alongside Tom in Celtic's first ever fixture. 
    Playing at half-back Willie was at Celtic for 9 seasons as a player, winning 3 Scottish League Championships (1892-93, 1893-94, 1895-96) and the Scottish FA Cup (1892). He made 2 international appearances for Scotland in 1893.
    Maley had his first taste of football administration when he took on the role of Player-Secretary in May 1894. Maley became full-time manager of Celtic at the end of the 1897 season. He remained in post for 43 years, during which time he led the club to 30  trophy wins.

    As a player:

    1886

    Cathcart Hazlebank

    1887

    Third Lanark Rifle Volunteers

    1888-97

    Celtic

    1889

    Ardwick  (loan)

    1893

    Scotland (2 internationals)

    1895-96

    Manchester City  (loan)

    1896-97

    Everton  (loan)



    As manager:

    1897- 1940

    Celtic



    League

    Cup

    1897–98

    Champions


    1898–99


    Winners

    1899–1900


    Winners

    1900-01



    1901-02



    1902-03



    1903–04


    Winners

    1904–05

    Champions


    1905–06

    Champions


    1906–07

    Champions

    Winners

    1907–08

    Champions

    Winners

    1908–09

    Champions


    1909–10

    Champions


    1910–11


    Winners

    1911–12


    Winners

    1912-13



    1913–14

    Champions

    Winners

    1914–15

    Champions


    1915–16

    Champions


    1916–17

    Champions


    1917-18



    1918–19

    Champions


    1919-20



    1920-21



    1921–22

    Champions


    1922–23


    Winners

    1923-24



    1924-25


    Winners

    1925-26

    Champions


    1926-27


    Winners

    1927-28



    1928-29



    1929-30



    1930-31


    Winners

    1931-32



    1932-33


    Winners

    1933-34



    1934-35



    1935-36

    Champions


    1936-37


    Winners

    1937–38

    Champions



    Celtic's record under Maley:

    P

    W

    D

    L

    Win %

    1,611

    1,039

    314

    258

    64.49


    One of the only pics I've seen of Willie Maley sans hat- in a hat advertisement.

    Alex (1874 – 1949)


    Youngest brother Alex never played at a high level, but followed his brothers into management. He was, incidentally, the only one born in Scotland. He also worked as a journalist. 
    He led teams to the Scottish FA Cup final on 4 occasions, but was on the losing side every time (1910 and 1912 with Clyde, 1923 and 1924 with Hibernian).

    As manager:
    1909–1912
    Clyde
    ????–1921
    Clydebank
    1921–1925
    Hibernian
    1925–1927
    Crystal Palace





    0 0
  • 10/20/14--13:18: Frank Barson
  • Imagine Nobby Stiles, Bryan Robson and Roy Keane rolled into one and the hardness multiplied by 10. That's the image that history tends to portray of the 6 foot tall half back Frank Barson.
    Whether or not he actually carried a  gun into a negotiation over pay,it is often claimed that  Barson was one of the hardest characters to grace the English game. As such he also became something of a target for referees, Famously Jack Howcroft approached Barson before the 1920 Cup Final and warned  him that he would send him off as soon as he stepped out of line.
    If we consider the hard evidence though- in 394 League, FA Cup and international matches he was only sent off 3 times! So either his reputation has been enhanced by romanticism or referees were far more tolerant back then.
    Barson's Villa career had suffered as a result of his refusal to move to Birmingham from Sheffield, where he had business interests. He was capped by England on 1 occasion, playing in a 2-1 defeat against Wales in 1921.
    On one occasion Barson, then with Watford, was suspended for 6 months for an assault that seems to have occurred only in the mind of the referee.
    At Manchester United he was celebrated for his leadership skills, but when the club presented him with a pub, he promptly gave it away...

    Club career:



    League
    FA Cup
    Goals
    1911-19
    Barnsley
    91
    3

    1919-22
    Aston Villa
    92
    16
    10
    1922-28
    Manchester United
    140
    12
    4
    1928-29
    Watford
    10

    1
    1929-30
    Hartlepools United
    9

    2
    1930-31
    Wigan Borough
    19
    1


    Total:
    361
    32
    17

    Dismissals:
    Date

    For

    Against

    09.01.15
    Barnsley
    Everton
    29.09.28
    Watford
    Fulham
    26.12.30
    Wigan Borough
    Accrington Stanley

    0 0
  • 10/23/14--14:03: Football Stitchers

  • The Yorkshire Evening Post 15.08.16

    The local press (predominantly in the north of England) were advertising for football stitchers right up to the end of our period (1937)

    0 0
  • 10/24/14--15:34: The Crystal Palace
  • The name Crystal Palace could refer to 3 things:
     1. A founder member club of the FA formed by groundskeepers at the Great Exhibition site at Hyde Park . The club existed from 1861-1876.
    2. The London based Premier League club founded in 1905.
    3. The sports venue.
    Here we are turning our attention to the sports venue.
    Crystal Palace was  the venue for the FA Cup final from 1895 -1914, 22 matches including 1 replay.







    20.04.95

    Aston Villa

    1

    0

    West Bromwich Albion

    42,560


    Villa scored after 30 seconds.


    18.04.96

    The Wednesday 

    2

    1

    Wolverhampton Wanderers

    48,836


    Another first minute goal- Fred Spiksley scoring the first of his brace. All the goals came in the opening 18 minutes. The story goes that Tennant, the Wolverhampton goalkeeper, was dazed, and didn’t realise that Spiksley’s second goal had been awarded, the ball cannoning down off the bar.


    10.04.97

    Aston Villa 

    3

    Everton

    65,891


    Often referred to as one of the great games of all time- a see saw affair with all 5 goals coming in 27 minutes before half time. Villa sealed The Double when results of League matches played on the same day confirmed them as Champions.


    16.04.98

    Nottingham Forest  

    3

    1

    Derby County

    62,017


    An east midlands derby famous for an error by Fryer the Derby goalkeeper.


    15.04.99

    Sheffield United 

    4

    1

    Derby County

    73,833


    With 2 3rds of the match played Derby were 1-0 up. The final 30 minutes saw United romp home.


    21.04.00

    Bury 

    4

    0

    Southampton

    68,985


    Southampton of the Southern League had the great Jack Robinson in goal, but Bury overwhelmed them in the final.


    20.04.01

    Tottenham Hotspur 

    2

    2

    Sheffield United

    114,815


    The replay took place at Burnden Park, Bolton. The first match gave us the earliest known movie footage of a Cup Final.  Tottenham were a Southern league side at the time.


    19.04.02

    Sheffield United

    1

    1

    Southampton 

    76,914

    26.04.02

    Sheffield United 

    2

    1

    Southampton 

    33,068


    The first match gave rise to Willie Foulke’s legendary naked pursuit of the referee, Mr Kirkham.


    18.04.03

    Bury 

    6

    0

    Derby County 

    63,102


    Bury have appeared in 2 Cup Finals, winning both with a 5-0 average! Derby were actually favourites going into the match, but the scoreline remains the biggest margin in an FA Cup Final.


    23.04.04

    Manchester City    

    1

    0

    Bolton Wanderers

    61,374


    The first all- Lancashire Cup Final, and Manchester City’s first major trophy win.


    15.04.05

    Aston Villa 

    2

    0

    Newcastle United

    101,117


    Newcastle’s Crystal Palace Cup Final hoodoo begins…Harry Hampton’s 2 goals sink a Newcastle team featuring 6 Scottish players.


    21.04.06

    Everton  

    1

    0

    Newcastle United

    75,609


    7 Scots for Newcastle this time out- a goal from Sandy Young wins it for Everton.

    20.04.07

    The Wednesday 

    2

    1

    Everton

    84,584


    Everton failed to retain the Cup- George Simpson’s winner coming in the 86th minute.


    25.04.08

    Wolverhampton Wanderers

    3

    1

    Newcastle United

    74,967


    Further misery for The Magpies in the final of the Aitches- Hunt, Headley, Howie and Harrison being the goalscorers.


    24.04.09

    Manchester United

    1

    Bristol City

    71,401


    United’s first Cup win.


    23.04.10

    Newcastle United 

    1

    1

    Barnsley

    77,747


    A hard fought match in which Barnsley, playing a physical game, enjoyed periods of dominance. The replay was at Goodison. Newcastle winning 2-0.


    22.04.11

    Bradford City 

    0

    0

    Newcastle United

    69,068


    The replay was at old Trafford- normal service was resumed for Newcastle- Jimmy Speirs getting City’s winner.


    20.04.12

    Barnsley 

    0

    0

    West Bromwich Albion  

    54,434


    The 3rd drawn final in succession. A disappointing match by all accounts. The replay was at Bramall Lane, the only goal coming in the 118th minute as Harry Tufnell won it for Barnsley.


    19.04.13

    Aston Villa  

    1

    0

    Sunderland

    121,919


    With the exception of the 1923 debacle this was the largest ever FA Cup Final attendance. Charlie Wallace missed a penalty for Villa in a match noted for rough play. Villa played with 10m men for 10 minutes whilst their goalkeeper, Hardy received treatment. The game was also marked by 10 minutes plus of added time.


    25.04.14

    Burnley   

    1

    0

    Liverpool

    72,778


    The King, George V, became the first reigning monarch to attend a Cup Final.



    Crystal Palace also hosted international matches:


    03.04. 97

    England

    1

    2

    Scotland

    33,715


    Steve Bloomer put England ahead in the 19th minute. 3 Minutes later Scotland were level thanks to a Tom Hyslop free kick. Hyslop’s Glasgow Rangers teammate, James Millar, got Scotland’s winner in the 80th minute.


    30.03.01

    England

    2

    2

    Scotland

    18,520


    Harry Rennie saved a penalty from Ernest Needham early in the game.  Fred Blackburn opened the scoring, tapping in from an offside position in the 36th minute. John Campbell equalised 3 minutes after the break. On 75 minutes Bob Hamilton headed Scotland into the lead, but Bloomer ran the length of the pitch to score an equaliser in the 80th.


    01.04.05

    England

    1

    0

    Scotland

    27,599


    Aston Villa’s Joe Bache shot England’s winner from 20 yards in the 78th minute.


    03.04.09

    England

    2

    0

    Scotland

    27,000


    George Wall scored both England’s goals in the opening 10 minutes. Late in the game England ‘keeper Sam Hardy saved a James Stark penalty.


    04.03.11

    England Amateurs

    4

    0

    Belgium

    4,000


    A meagre crowd to watch one of The Amateurs routine wins against continental opposition.  Vivian Woodward inevitably scored, George Webb of West Ham got 2 and Belgium contributed an own goal.




    The stadium was developed in the area of the map enclosed in the rectangle.


    When Surrey County Cricket Club withdrew The Oval from football service there was a call to establish a national centre at which to play internationals and the Cup Final. England, of course , had been playing internationals in the north and midlands since the 1880s. 
    25,000 watched the last final to be played at The Oval in 1892, and the next 2 finals were played at Fallowfield and Goodison respectively. Fallowfield was a disaster, with only 45,000 out of 60,000 plus spectators paying admission, and crowd encroachment interfering with play. 37,000 watched the Goodison final.
     In order to secure the contract to host the Cup Final The Crystal Palace Company guaranteed the FA  a sum equal to the Final receipts from 1894 (£1189) plus a percentage of the gate money. The 1895 Final drew receipts of £1545.
    The Crystal Palace , constructed in Hyde Park for the great exhibition of 1851, was relocated to Sydenham in 1854 . 
    In 1895 the football stadium was created in a natural basin in the Palace Park.



    The change from The Oval was welcomed in most quarters-  the popularity of the Final as a spectacle in the professional era having outgrown the cricket ground. The accommodation for spectators was limited by the playing area being in the cricket outfield. The cricket club were also concerned about damage to the turf. 
    In 1895 Wolverhampton petitioned the FA to switch the all midland final against Villa to a venue more convenient to supporters- they proposed Wolverhampton!
    The Final was moved to Manchester as a wartime measure in 1915, and by the time the war was over Crystal Palace was no longer considered a suitable venue. 

    0 0
  • 10/26/14--10:13: Karl Pekarna
  • In the summer of 1904 the Austro- Hungarian Empire received a healthy dose of Scottish Football. Celtic and Rangers had finished  4th and 3rd  respectively in the league, and Celtic had beaten Rangers 3-2 in the Scottish Cup Final.
    In May of that year both Glasgow sides traveled to Vienna and Prague on tour. Wiener AC had invited Celtic, whereas Rangers had been invited by the Austrian Football association to mark the 10th anniversary of First Vienna.The forward thinking Hugo Meisl was instrumental in arranging contact with British clubs as a means of developing the game in Austria.
    Boldklubben af 1893 (Copenhagen) were also invited to participate in First Vienna's celebrations.


    22.05.04

    First Vienna

    2

    7

    Glasgow Rangers

    Vienna

    23.05.04

    Boldklub 1893

    0

    9

    Glasgow Rangers
    26.05.04

    Boldklub 1893

    3

    5

    Glasgow Rangers
    29.05.04

    Wiener AC

    0

    8

    Glasgow Rangers
    03.06.04

    Prague XI

    1

    6

    Glasgow Rangers
    Prague

    05.06.04

    Slavia Prague

    0

    5

    Glasgow Rangers

    As you can see, Rangers' trip was pretty much par for the course for Edwardian continental tours- undefeated and averaging 7 goals a game. A by-product of the journey (other than tales of postcards written by the Rangers goalie during the Wiener AC match whilst his teammates kept the ball for over 5 minutes with an exhibition of passing) was the signing of an Austrian goalkeeper.
    Karl Pekarna, a postman, began his career with a Vienna club confusingly calleFC Sevilla.He joined First Vienna as an 18 year old and developed a good reputation- he was an exponent of what was known in Austria as the Robinsonade - the diving save, and showed good acrobatic and handling skills. The first game between Rangers and Boldklub 1893 was affected by torrential rain, and as the matches were intended to be exhibitions, the Danes suggested that they should replay in more favourable conditions.
    Rangers borrowed Pekarna for the rematch, and he impressed to the extent that they offered him a contract. John Watson's position as Ranger's keeper was not assured, although he received positive reviews in the press following the Cup Final, he would play only 25 games for the club, and Rangers had signed Allan from Falkirk at the beginning of May.
    In October 1904 Pekarna played for Vienna v Budapest in a city select match that was later granted the status of a full international. He would  represent Austria on one  more occasion, in 1908.
    Later that year Pekarna moved to Glasgow, thus becoming Rangers' first overseas signing and Austria's first professional.

     

     Pekarna featured regularly for the reserves, but played only one first team game,a friendly against Queen's Park at Hampden (08.05.05). He was offered an extension of his £3 10s a week contract, but opted to return to Vienna.

     
    Pekarna (Bayern) beaten by Fuchs (Karlsruher FV)

    One problem that Pekarna had on his return to Vienna was the fact that he had been a professional in Scotland. Austrian football was still amateur. First Vienna re signed him, but were threatened with expulsion by the city's Association. The matter was resolved in the September of 1905.
    Pekarna joined FC Wacker München in 1908, but again his status as a former professional caused uncertainty. Eventually he joined FC Bayern in 1910.
     He returned to Vienna after the war, playing for Slovan.

    0 0
  • 10/30/14--14:02: Malvern College


















  • Malvern College, 1900

    Malvern College was one of the 'public' schools that retained Association football as its winter game when many others drifted towards Rugby. The photograph above shows the school first XI.
    In 1897 former pupils formed the Old Malvernians FC. The club won the FA Amateur Cup in 1902 and 4 club members represented England:
    Cuthbert Pinky Burnup (1896- 1 cap).
    Rex Corbett (1903 - 1 cap). 
    Sammy Day (1906- 3 caps, 2 goals).
     R. E. Foster (1900-02- 5 caps, 2 goals).

    0 0
  • 10/31/14--13:41: Wages- 1928
  • Nottingham Evening Post 13.07.28 

    An agricultural labourer in England in 1928 would have an annual income of approximately £79.
    The average national weekly wage was £2, so that's about £104 a year.

    William Ralph Dean - £8 a week
    An Austin 12 car cost £245. £500 woud buy a decent sized family house. 



    0 0
  • 11/02/14--04:58: Joan Gamper
  • Hans Kamper was instrumental in the foundation of FC Zurich in 1896. He was an all round sportsman, interested in athletics, cycling, tennis, golf and even Rugby (which he played when living in France).

    In 1899 he travelled to Barcelona on route to Africa. Whilst he was in Catalunya he decided to form another team to satisfy his passion for football. Consequently FC Barcelona was founded.  

    Thanks to Catalan attempts to pronounce his name, Hans Kamper became Kans or Joan Gamper. He played 48 games for Barcelona (1899 -1903), scoring over 100 goals. As a player he was a winner of Copa Macaya (1902) and Copa Barcelona (1903)

    An affluent businessman and naturalized Catalan, Gamper was president of Barcelona on 5 occasions (1908-09, 1910-13, 1917-19, 1921-23 and 1924-25).


    During the 1920's the right-wing Government punished Barcelona for the Catalan nationalist tendencies of their supporters. Their stadium was closed for 6 months.
    Gamper later suffered depression and had financial difficulties. He took his own life in 1930. 

older | 1 | (Page 2) | 3 | 4 | .... | 29 | newer