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The World...1867

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It's hard to imagine a time when football did not enjoy mass popularity, and unless you've ever tried to organise a works or pub team , it's equally difficult to appreciate the obstacles that Alcock, Kinnaird et al overcame in order to bring the game to a wider public.
 As Alcock himself reflected in 1880:
What was ten or fifteen years ago the recreation of a few … has now become the pursuit of thousands – an athletic exercise, carried on under a strict system … almost magnified into a profession.

The world of Association football in the 1860s and early 1870s was narrow and parochial, described in correspondence to the press as a 'local clique.'
A great sense of fun also reaches out to us across the years- these were hip young men engaged in something novel and almost esoteric.

Alcock, in particular, was always on the lookout for novelty- ultimately it was this desire that gave us both international football and the FA Cup.

In 1867 a combined Eton and Harrow team challenged The Rest of the World.
A fitting example of how the most rag tag scratch matches in which these pioneers were involved has retained a place in the annals of the Association game, for the first match , which took place on January 8th 1867 , The World (referred to in some quarters of the press as The Universe) could only muster 8 players.
The 8 who took to the field at Westminster's Vincent Square ground were:

C.W Alcock (Old Harrovians / Wanderers)

K Muir McKenzie (Old Carthusians / Wanderers)

M Muir McKenzie (Old Carthusians / Wanderers)

H.F Deacon (Civil Service)

H.G Phipps (Old Harrovians)

J.E Tayloe  (Old Westminsters)

C.M Tebbut (Wanderers)

C.G Waudby (Civil Service)


Selected but absent were:

F Lucas (Old Westminsters)

S.H West (Westminster School)
W.J Dixon (Westminster School)


The Eton Harrow line up was: A.F Kinnaird (E), E Freeth (E), C.J Thornton (E), E.L Corrie (E), E.A Owen (E), A Crompton (H) & F.R Broughton (H).

The game ended in a 2-2 draw.


The Vincent Square playing fields can still be seen in London SW1.



For the rematch, held at the same venue on 23.01.67, The World turned out only 7 players. Despite the fact that Eton and Harrow had a one man advantage The World (who were practically Old Carthusians) ran out 0-2 winners.



K Muir McKenzie (Old Carthusians / Wanderers)

M Muir McKenzie (Old Carthusians / Wanderers)

J Butter (Charterhouse School)

E.C.S Gibson (Charterhouse School)

C.E.B Nepean (Charterhouse School)

J.A Foote (Charterhouse School)

J Kirkpatrick (Civil Service)


Selected but absent were:

O.S Walford

W.J Dixon (Westminster School)

E.C Bovill                            
H.J Smith


The Eton Harrow line up was: A.F Kinnaird (E), A.L Gallus/ C.W Alcock (H), E Freeth (E), C.M Tebbut, S.T Holland, J.H Morgan, E Trower & H.F Deacon.


I note that Tebbut played both for and against The World.


Ireland v Italy 1927

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Having played 3 matches at the  Olympics, in June 1924 The Irish Free State entertained the USA in Dublin. These matches are frequently omitted from the list of internationals played by the Republic of Ireland.
In March 1926 The Irish Free State were beaten 3-0 by a strong Italian side in Turin.
The programme pictured above is for the 'return' match.
This was not considered a full international by the Italians, and the side was designated as Italy B (or Nazionale Cadetti). It was a decent side however, and all 11 starters would in time become full internationals.

GK

Frank Collins 

Jacobs

FB

Frank Brady  c

Shamrock Rovers

FB

Alec Kirkland 

Fordsons

HB

William Glen 

Shamrock Rovers

HB

Michael O`Brien 

Derby County

HB

Thomas Muldoon 

Aston Villa

F

Bill Lacey 

Shelbourne

F

Harry Duggan 

Leeds United

F

Christopher Martin 

Bo`ness

F

Bob Fullam 

Shamrock Rovers

F

Joe Kendrick 

Everton

               



GK

Mario Gianni 

Bologna

FB

Mario Zanello

Pro Vercelli

FB

Delfo Bellini 

Genoa

HB

Pietro Genovesi

Bologna

HB

Luigi Burlando 

Genoa

HB

Alberto Giordani 

Bologna

F

Federico Munerati 

Juventus

F

Antonio Vojak 

Juventus

F

Pietro Pastore 

Milan

F

Enrico Rivolta 

Internazionale

F

Luigi Cevenini c

Juventus

Sub.

Gianangelo Barzan(Milan) replaced Zanello



Bob Fulam and Federico Munerati were the goalscorers as Italy won 2-1 watched by an crowd of approximately 20,000.



A Great North Eastern Rivalry

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Newcastle upon Tyne and Sunderland, lying less than 20km apart, are the 2 major settlements in the North East of England , an industrialised area that is traditionally passionate about football.

Sunderland FC began life as Sunderland and District Teachers in 1879.  The name was changed to Sunderland AFC in 1881 and the club turned professional in 1885. They first entered the FA Cup in the 1884-85 season.
Sunderland joined the Football League in 1890.
Newcastle United was formed by the merger of Newcastle East End (1881) and Newcastle West End (1882) in 1892. It was effectively a take over of a financially weak West End by the professional East End (already a limited company). One way in which West End had outdone their rivals was in the quality of their base- St James'Park, and it was there that the 'new' club settled.
 Refused entry to the Football League's First Division at the start of the 1892–93 season, they were invited to play in the newly founded Second Division. However, this was not seen as a lucrative proposition, so  Newcastle United decided to  remain in the Northern League.
The following year they joined Division 2 of the Football League. 

01.09.06

 Both clubs enjoyed Golden Eras: in the 1890s Sunderland were League Champions 3 times in 4 seasons. Between 1904 and 1911 Newcastle United reached 5 FA Cup finals and won 3 League titles. 

1913

Newcastle United

Sunderland

season

League

FA Cup

League

FA Cup

1884-85

QR

1885-86

QR

1886-87

QR

1887-88

Disqualified

1888-89

QR

1889-90

R1

1890-91

Div 1.  7th

Semi final

1891-92

Div 1.  Champions

Semi final

1892-93

Northern League 2nd

R1

Div 1.  Champions

Q ¼ final

1893-94

Div 2. 4th

R2

Div 1.  2nd

R2

1894-95

Div 2. 10th

R2

Div 1.  Champions

Semi final

1895-96

Div 2. 5th

R2

Div 1.  5th

1896-97

Div 2. 5th

R1

Div 1.  15th

1897-98

Div 2. 2nd (P)

R2

Div 1.  2nd

1898-99

Div 1.  13th

R2

Div 1.  7th

1899-00

Div 1.  5th

R2

Div 1.  3rd

1900-01

Div 1.  6th

R1

Div 1.  2nd

1901-02

Div 1.  3rd

Q ¼ final

Div 1.  Champions

1902-03

Div 1.  14th

R1

Div 1.  3rd

1903-04

Div 1.  4th

R1

Div 1.  6th

1904-05

Div 1.  Champions

Runners up

Div 1.  5th

1905-06

Div 1.  4th

Runners up

Div 1.  14th

1906-07

Div 1.  Champions

R1

Div 1.  10th

1907-08

Div 1.  4th

Runners up

Div 1.  16th

1908-09

Div 1.  Champions

Semi final

Div 1.  3rd

1909-10

Div 1.  4th

Winners

Div 1.  8th

1910-11

Div 1.  8th

Runners up

Div 1.  3rd

1911-12

Div 1.  3rd

R1

Div 1.  8th

1912-13

Div 1.  14th

Q ¼ final

Div 1.  Champions

1913-14

Div 1.  11th

R1

Div 1.  7th

1914-15

Div 1.  15th

Q ¼ final

Div 1.  8th

1919-20

Div 1.  8th

R2

Div 1.  5th

1920-21

Div 1.  5th

R3

Div 1.  12th

1921-22

Div 1.  7th

R2

Div 1.  12th

1922-23

Div 1.  4th

R1

Div 1.  2nd

1923-24

Div 1.  9th

Winners

Div 1.  3rd

1924-25

Div 1.  6th

R2

Div 1.  7th

1925-26

Div 1.  10th

R5

Div 1.  3rd

1926-27

Div 1.  Champions

R5

Div 1.  3rd

1927-28

Div 1.  9th

R3

Div 1.  15th

1928-29

Div 1.  10th

R3

Div 1.  4th

1929-30

Div 1.  19th

Q ¼ final

Div 1.  9th

1930-31

Div 1.  17th

R4

Div 1.  11th

1931-32

Div 1.  11th

Winners

Div 1.  13th

1932-33

Div 1.  5th

R3

Div 1.  12th

1933-34

Div 1.  21st (R)

R3

Div 1.  6th

1934-35

Div 2. 4th

R4

Div 1.  2nd

1935-36

Div 2. 8th

R5

Div 1.  Champions

1936-37

Div 2. 6th

R3

Div 1.  8th

Winners







Head to head:
League (Division One)

24.12.98

Sunderland

3

Newcastle United

22.04.99

Newcastle United

0

1

Sunderland

23.12.99

Newcastle United

2

4

Sunderland

28.04.00

Sunderland

1

2

Newcastle United

06.10.00

Sunderland                        

1

1

Newcastle United

24.04.01

Newcastle United

0

2

Sunderland

28.09.01

Newcastle United

0

1

Sunderland

31.03.02

Sunderland                        

0

0

Newcastle United

27.12.02

Sunderland                        

0

0

Newcastle United

25.04.03

Newcastle United

1

0

Sunderland

26.10.03

Newcastle United

1

3

Sunderland

01.01.04

Sunderland                        

1

1

Newcastle United

24.12.04

Sunderland                        

3

1

Newcastle United

22.04.05

Newcastle United

1

3

Sunderland

02.09.05

Sunderland                        

3

2

Newcastle United

30.12.05

Newcastle United

1

1

Sunderland

01.09.06

Newcastle United

4

2

Sunderland

20.03.07

Sunderland                        

2

0

Newcastle United

24.12.07

Sunderland        

2

4

Newcastle United

18.04.08

Newcastle United

1

3

Sunderland

05.12.08

Newcastle United

1

9

Sunderland

10.04.09

Sunderland                        

3

1

Newcastle United

18.09.09

Sunderland                        

0

2

Newcastle United

13.04.10

Newcastle United

1

0

Sunderland

01.09.10

Sunderland                        

2

1

Newcastle United

19.11.10

Newcastle United

1

1

Sunderland

14.10.11

Sunderland                        

1

2

Newcastle United

17.02.12

Newcastle United

3

1

Sunderland

07.09.12

Newcastle United

1

1

Sunderland

28.12.12

Sunderland                        

2

0

Newcastle United

06.09.13

Sunderland                        

1

2

Newcastle United

27.12.13

Newcastle United

2

1

Sunderland

25.12.14

Newcastle United

2

5

Sunderland

26.12.14

Sunderland                        

2

4

Newcastle United






22.11.19

Sunderland                        

2

0

Newcastle United

29.11.19

Newcastle United

2

3

Sunderland

09.10.20

Newcastle United

6

1

Sunderland

16.10.20

Sunderland                        

0

2

Newcastle United

19.11.21

Newcastle United

0

0

Sunderland        

26.11.21

Sunderland                        

2

2

Newcastle United

04.11.22

Newcastle United

2

1

Sunderland

11.11.22

Sunderland                        

2

0

Newcastle United

15.12.23

Sunderland                        

3

2

Newcastle United

22.12.23

Newcastle United

0

2

Sunderland        

18.10.24

Sunderland                        

1

1

Newcastle United

21.02.25

Newcastle United

2

0

Sunderland        

17.10.25

Newcastle United

0

0

Sunderland        

27.02.26

Sunderland                        

2

2

Newcastle United

30.10.26

Sunderland                        

2

0

Newcastle United

19.03.27

Newcastle United

1

0

Sunderland        

05.11.27

Newcastle United

3

1

Sunderland        

17.03.28

Sunderland                        

1

1

Newcastle United

27.10.28

Sunderland                        

5

2

Newcastle United

09.03.29

Newcastle United

4

3

Sunderland        

19.10.29

Sunderland                        

1

0

Newcastle United

22.02.30

Newcastle United

3

0

Sunderland        

22.11.30

Sunderland                        

5

0

Newcastle United

28.03.31

Newcastle United

2

0

Sunderland        

28.11.31

Sunderland                        

1

4

Newcastle United

09.04.32

Newcastle United           

1

2

Sunderland

26.11.32

Sunderland                        

0

2

Newcastle United

08.04.33

Newcastle United

0

1

Sunderland

21.10.33

Newcastle United

2

1

Sunderland

03.03.34

Sunderland                        

2

0

Newcastle United



Wins

Goals

Newcastle United

24

93

Sunderland        

27

108

Drawn

13




FA Cup

12.02.02

Newcastle United

1

0

Sunderland

R2

06.03.09

Newcastle United

2

2

Sunderland

R4

10.03.09

Sunderland

0

3

Newcastle United

R4

08.03.13

Sunderland

0

0

Newcastle United

R4

12.03.13

Newcastle United

2

2

Sunderland

R4

17.03.13

Newcastle United

0

3

Sunderland

R4




Wins

Goals

Newcastle United

2

8

Sunderland        

1

7

Drawn

3




Stand out games?
25.04.03-  Reigning champions Sunderland went to St James' Park requiring a win to seal the title. Newcastle United won 1-0 thanks to a Bob McColl goal.

05.12.08- Newcastle United went into this game with the stingiest defence in the League- they had conceded 13 goals in 15 games. The first half was unremarkable. Sunderland took the lead in the 8th minute (Hogg) and Newcastle equalised with a penalty.
George Holley put Sunderland ahead in the 48th minute. Hogg scored again on 58. In the next 18 minutes Sunderland added another 6 goals ( 2 each  from Holley and Bridgett and 1 apiece from Mordue and Hogg).




Villa Park

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Home to Aston Villa since 1897, Villa Park is one of the great stadia of English football. During the first quarter of the 20th century only Goodison could rival its grandeur.
 Aston Lower Grounds was originally an amusement park set in the grounds of a 17th century mansion.  
Up until 1914 the stadium also hosted cycling and athletics events- in this photograph from 1907 the banked cycling track is clearly visble. 




Italy 1928

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Amsterdam, June 9th 1928- Italy beat Egypt in the Olympic Bronze medal match. The final score is 11-3. Schiavo, Banchero and Magnozzi score 3 each, Baloncieri gets 2.
And the Italians celebrate by ... I always thought that this photograph depicted a fascist salute, which had entered common usage in Italy in 1925.  The contemporary Dutch and French descriptions refer to an Olympic greeting .

South America v Europe

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From 1924-1936 there were 27 meetings between South American and European international teams.

1924

Paris Olympics.

26.05.24

Yugoslavia

0

7

Uruguay 

01.06.24   

France   

1

5

Uruguay               

06.06.24   

Netherlands

1

2  

Uruguay

09.06.24   

Switzerland   

0

3

Uruguay  


1928

Uruguay had been the only South American team at the 1924 Olympics, qualifying via the South American championships. In 1928 they were joined by Argentina (who they beat in the final) and Chile.

Argentina played a friendly on their way to the tournament:


01.04.28

Portugal

0

0

Argentina

Amsterdam Olympics

27.05.28

Portugal        

4

2

Chile

30.05.28 

Uruguay

2

0

Netherlands

02.06.28 

Belgium

3

6

Argentina

03.06.28 

Uruguay

4

1

Germany

07.06.28 

Uruguay

3

2

Italy

08.06.28 

Netherlands

2

2

Chile        
  

1930

Uruguay 1930 World Cup

14.07.30    

Romania

3

1

Peru

14.07.30 

Brazil

1

2

Yugoslavia

15.07.30      

Argentina

1

0

 France   

17.07.30  

Bolivia

0

4

Yugoslavia

19.07.30

Chile

1

0

France

20.07.30 

Paraguay

1

0

Belgium

21.07.30 

Uruguay

4

0

Romania

27.07.30

Uruguay

6

1

Yugoslavia

Post World Cup friendlies

01.08.30  

Brazil

3

2

France

03.08.30 

Argentina

3

1

Yugoslavia

10.08.30

Brazil

4

1

Yugoslavia


1934

Italy 1934 World Cup

27.05.34 

Brazil

1

3

Spain

27.05.34

Sweden

3

2

Argentina 

Post World Cup friendly

03.06.34

Yugoslavia

8

4

Brazil


1936

Germany 1936 Olympics

06.08.36    

Finland  

3

7

Peru

09.08.36   

Peru

4

2

Austria                          


























Uruguay v Switzerland 1924




















Yugoslavia v Brazil 1930


W

D

G

South America

18

2

79

Europe

7

47


P

W

D

L

F

A

Uruguay

9

9



36

6

Paraguay

1

1



1

0

Argentina

5

3

1

1

12

7

Brazil

5

2


3

13

16

Peru

3

2


1

12

8

Chile

3

1

1

1

5

6

Bolivia

1



1

0

4



P

W

D

L

F

A

Spain

1

1



3

1

Sweden

1

1



3

2

Yugoslavia

7

3


4

17

25

Portugal   

2

1

1


4

2

Romania

2

1


1

3

5

Netherlands

3


1

2

3

6

Italy

1



1

2

3

Switzerland   

1



1

0

3

Austria

1



1

2

4

Germany

1



1

1

4

Finland

1



1

3

7

Belgium

2



2

3

7

France   

4



4

3

10


Bohemia

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Bohemia was a part of the Austrian Empire that now makes up the greater part of The Czech Republic.  Between 1906 and 1908 Bohemia, recognised by FIFA, played six international matches.

Game 1:

01.04.06

Hungary

1

1

Bohemia

Millenáris Sporttelep, Budapest


Valášek 


Jan Pech 

S.K. Meteor VIII, Praha

Viktor Müller   

S.K. Smíchov, Praha

Antonín Kučera 

S.K. Smíchov, Praha

Josef Kopecký 

S.K. Meteor VIII, Praha

František Jirásek 

S.K. Smíchov, Praha

Ladislav Jetel 

S.K. Meteor VIII, Praha

Vladislav Jelínek 

S.K. Smíchov, Praha

Bohumil Jelínek 

S.K. Smíchov, Praha

František Rosmaisl 

S.K. Slavia, Praha

Antonín Šetela 

S.K. Smíchov, Praha

Jindřich Valášek 

S.K. Meteor VIII, Praha

Game 2:
07.10.06

Bohemia

4

4

Hungary

Stadion Slavii, Prague


Starý  (2), Baumruk, Košek


loslav Jeník 

S.K. Slavia

Emanuel Benda 

S.K. Slavia

Richard Veselý 

S.K. Slavia

Josef Kopecký 

S.K. Meteor VIII

Jindřich Rezek 

S.K. Slavia

Bohumil Macoun 

S.K. Slavia

Jindřich Baumruk 

S.K. Slavia

Ctibor Malý 

S.K. Slavia

Jan Starý 

S.K. Slavia

Jan Košek  Captain

S.K. Slavia

Miroslav Vaněk 

S.K. Slavia





Game 3:
07.04.07

Hungary

5

2

Bohemia

Millenáris Sporttelep, Budapest


Pelikán,  Bohumil Jelínek 


Zdeněk Richter 

S.K. Smíchov

Viktor Müller 

S.K. Smíchov

František Jirásek 

S.K. Smíchov

Josef Bělka 

S.K. Slavia

Antonín Vosátka  Captain

S.K. Slavia

Alois Kovařovič 

S.K. Smíchov

Vladislav Jelínek 

S.K. Smíchov

Bohumil Jelínek 

S.K. Smíchov

Karel Hradecký 

A.C. Sparta

Josef Pelikán 

S.K. Smíchov

Jindřich Valášek 

S.K. Meteor VIII



Game 4:

06.10.07

Bohemia

5

3

Hungary

Stadion Slavii, Prague


Košek (3) Bělka (2)


Zdeněk Richter 

S.K. Smíchov

Emanuel Benda 

S.K. Slavia

Viktor Müller 

S.K. Smíchov

Alois Kovařovič 

S.K. Smíchov

Karel Kotouč 

S.K. Slavia

Jaroslav Jirkovský 

S.K. Slavia

Vladislav Jelínek 

S.K. Smíchov

Josef Bělka 

S.K. Slavia

Jan Starý 

S.K. Slavia

Jan Košek   

S.K. Slavia

Jaroslav Čížek 

Novoměstský S.K


 Jan Košek 
Josef Bělka 
Game 5:

05.04.08

Hungary

5

2

Bohemia

Millenáris Sporttelep, Budapest


Bělka (2)


Václav Titl 

A.C. Sparta

Emanuel Benda 

S.K. Slavia

Richard Veselý 

S.K. Slavia

Alois Kovařovič 

S.K. Smíchov

Karel Kotouč 

S.K. Slavia

Jaroslav Jirkovský 

S.K. Slavia

Josef Bělka 

S.K. Slavia

Karel Šubrt 

S.K. Slavia

Ctibor Malý 

A.C. Sparta

Jan Košek   

S.K. Slavia

Václav Titl 

S.K. Slavia




Game 6:
13.06.08

Bohemia

0

4

England

Stadion Slavii, Prague


Miloslav Jeník 

S.K. Slavia

Rudolf Krummer 

S.K. Slavia

Richard Veselý  c
S.K. Slavia

Emanuel Benda 

S.K. Slavia

Karel Kotouč 

S.K. Slavia

Jaroslav Jirkovský 

S.K. Slavia

Miroslav Široký 

S.K. Slavia

Josef Bělka 

S.K. Slavia

Jan Starý 

S.K. Slavia

Ctibor Malý 

S.K. Slavia

Bohumil Macoun 

S.K. Slavia


The England team was a full international side (not the England Amateur side that was regularly thrashing continental teams in the pre 1914 era). Earlier in the month England had comprehensively beaten Austria ( 6-1 & 11-1) and Hungary (7-0).

At The Vienna Congress of  FIFA Bohemia's membership was terminated as a result of pressure from the Austrian Football Association. The Austrians had opposed Bohemia's membership from the start on the basis that Bohemia was an Austrian territory. They had suspended matches between Austrian and Bohemian club sides whilst Bohemia were members of FIFA.  


Christmas Day 1889 - Nick Ross

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The first time that League football was played on Xmas Day was in 1889, the second season of League football.
In heavy conditions before a crowd of 6-7,000, top of the table Preston North End entertained Aston Villa at Deepdale.

North End took a 6th minute lead and then came back from 2-1 down to win 3-2.
When reading up on this match I was surprised to note that the scorer of Preston's goals was Nick Ross- one of the leading fullbacks of the era.
Ross had risen to prominence as a left back. In the 1888-89 season (when he was at Everton, reputedly earning £10 a week) he had played 2 games at centre forward, scoring once.
On his return to Preston for the 1889-90 season Ross played 16 of his 23 matches at centre forward, clocking up 24 goals.
Remarkably, with the exception of a match against Burnley in 1891 in which he played at outside right, all the remaining games of Ross' career were played as a back! He finished with a career total of 31 goals from his 6 seasons during the Football League era.
Incidentally the contemporary press referred to Ross (or Ross senior, as his younger brother Jimmy was also at Preston North End) as both Nick and Jack.  The great football writer Jimmy Catton (Tityrus) called him Nick- and that's the example I'll follow as Catton was very close to the Preston North End players.



The Sheffield and Hallamshire Senior Cup in the 19th Century

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 April 1877
The Sheffield Football Association

The Sheffield Football Association was founded in 1867, but until 1877 the clubs played the Sheffield Rules variant of the game. In 1877 Sheffield adopted the Association rules, or rather the last differences were ironed out, the FA having already adopted several Sheffield innovations and reciprocal compromises having being reached (after the use of hands and touchdowns had disappeared from both sets of rules, offsides and throw ins had been the main sticking point).


The clubs of the Sheffield F.A. of 1877 were: 
Albion

Artillery and Hallamshire Rifles
Attercliffe
Brightside
Brincliffe
Broomhall
Crookes
Exchange
 Exchange Brewery
Fir Vale
Gleadless
Hallam
Heeley
Kimberworth
Millhouses
Norfolk
Norfolk Works
Owlerton
Oxford
Parkwood Springs
Philadelphia
Rotherham
Sheffield
Surrey
Thursday Wanderers
Wednesday


On March 19th 1877 Hyde Park Sheffield hosted a tournament for 'non association' clubs. The teams  played for a prize of 3 footballs. The donor of the prize was unknown, but the local press carried reassurances that there was no move afoot to start a rival association.  
The teams taking part were:  

       Talbot Street,

   Attercliffe Zion,  Huttons Wanderers,  Perseverence*,  Alliance*, and Adalene.

* later members of the New Association.

Sheffield New Association

In 1877 a rival association given the name Sheffield New Association was established in protest at the Sheffield FA's decision not to allow any club under two years old to become a member.

The original members of the New Association were:


Alliance
Buckingham
  Friends
Nether
Newfield
Owlerton Broughton
Park Friendly
Park Wanderers
Perseverence
Pye Bank
Rising Star
St Jude’s
St Phillip’s
Saxons
Sheaf United

In 1883 the New Association changed its name to The Hallamshire Football Association

Sheffield Challenge Cup
1877
Wednesday
4
3
Heeley
1878
Wednesday
2
0
Attercliffe
1879
Thursday Wanderers
3
1
Heeley
1880
Staveley
3
1
Heeley
1881
Wednesday
8
1
Ecclesfield
1882
Heeley
5
0
Pyebank
1883
Wednesday
2
1
Lockwood Brothers
1884
Lockwood Brothers
2
0
Heeley & Middlesbrough
1885
Lockwood Brothers
2
0
Park Grange
1886
Mexborough
2
1
Heeley
1887
Wednesday
2
1
Collegiate


 

Sheffield New Association Challenge Cup
1878
Pye Bank
5
0
Owlerton Broughton
1879
Rising Star 
4
1
Pitsmoor Christ Church
1880
Burton Star 
2
1
Rising Star
1881
Intake 
2
0
Burton Star
1882
Intake  
1
0
Dronfield Exchange

 Hallamshire 

Challenge Cup
1883
Spital (Chesterfield)


?
1884
Eckington
4
3
Clinton
1885
Staveley
?
?
Eckington
1886
Staveley
3
2
Eckington
1887
Eckington
3
0
Clinton

At the end of the 1886–87 season a merger of the two associations was negotiated by Charles Clegg who took charge of the new association with Pierce-Dix as secretary.


The Sheffield and Hallamshire Senior Cup

1888

The Wednesday

3

2

Ecclesfield

1889

Rotherham

2

1

Staveley



1890

Rotherham Town

1

0

Sheffield United


Midland League



1891

Doncaster Rovers

2

1

Sheffield United



Midland League


1892

Sheffield United

2

1

The Wednseday Res.


Northern League



1893

Sheffield United Res.

3

1

The Wednseday Res.


  Sheffield Association  League




1894

Mexborough

 (

League 

 

format)
Sheffield United Res.


  Sheffield Association  League


  Sheffield Association  League


1895

The Wednseday Res.

League 

format )

Sheffield United Res.



  Sheffield Association  League


1896

Mexborough

 (

League 

format )

Sheffield United Res.


Midland League

  Sheffield Association  League


1897

Sheffield United Res.

3
0
Wath


  Sheffield Association  League


  Sheffield Association  League

1898

Sheffield United Res.

3
1
The Wednesday Res.


Yorkshire League

Yorkshire League


1899

Sheffield United Res.

5
2
Attercliffe


Midland League


  Sheffield Association  League

1900

The Wednesday Res.

2
0
Worksop Town


Yorkshire League


Sheffield Association  League





Billy Meredith career stats

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Season

Club

League

Cup

Internationals*

apps

goals

apps

goals

apps

goals

1890-91

Chirk AAA














1891-92

Combination 7th











1892-93

Combination 4th






Welsh 2nd





1893-94

Northwich Victoria

Div .2 15th

Welsh Cup Winner

(Chirk AAA)





11

5



1894-95

Ardwick


Manchester City

Div .2 9th



2nd


18

12



2


1895-96

Div .2 2nd


3rd


29

12



2

2

1896-97

Div .2 6th

R1

4th


27

10

1


3

2

1897-98

Div .2 3rd

R2

4th


30

12

2


2


1898-99

Div .2 Champions

R1

4th


33

29

1

1

1


1899-00

Div.1 7th

R1

2nd


33

14

2


2

2

1900-01

Div.1 11th

R1

3rd


33

7

1


2


1901-02

Div.1 18th

R2

4th


33

8

4


2


1902-03

Div .2 Champions

R1

4th


34

22

1


3


1903-04

Div.1 2nd

Winners

4th


34

11

6

2

1


1904-05

Div.1 3rd

R2

2nd


33

8

2

1

2

1

1905-06

Suspended by the Football Association



1906-07

Manchester United

Div.1 8th

R1

Winners


16

5

2


3

1

1907-08

Div.1 Champions

R4

4th


37

10

4


2


1908-09

Div.1 13th

Winners

2nd


34


4


3

1

1909-10

Div.1 5th

R1

4th


31

5

1


3


1910-11

Div.1 Champions

R3

3rd


35

5

3


3


1911-12

Div.1 13th

R4

4th


35

3

6


3


1912-13

Div1. 4th

R3

2nd


22

2

5


3

1

1913-14

Div1. 14th

R1

4th


34

2

1


3


1914-15

Div1. 18th

R1



26


1













1919-20


Div1. 12th

R2

Winners


19

2

2


3


1920-21

Div1. 13th

R1



14

1





1921-22

Manchester City

Div1. 10th

R3



25






1922-23

Div1. 8th

R1



1






1923-24

Div1. 11th

Semi final



2


4

1



* All of Meredith’s International appearances were in The British Home Championship.





Apps

Goals

League

680

185

FA Cup

53

5

International

48

10

Others

7

2




North Wales v Sheffield

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FOOTBALL.

SHEFFIELD V. NORTH WALES


This match was played on the Racecourse, at Wrexham, on Saturday, November 18. The weather was very unfavourable, it being a damp, foggy, miserable day. Owing to the laurels which the Sheffield team have won, great interest was attached to the match, and notwithstanding the inclement weather, upwards of 250 were present on the course. Sheffield won the toss, and chose the goal nearest the grand stand. A little before three o'clock the ball was kicked off by Mr Kendrick, the captain of the North Wales Club. The Sheffield team soon began to press down on their opponents, but were smartly repulsed by Mr Kendrick. They, however, soon recovered their lost ground, and at 2.50 the ball was neatly shot through by Mr Gregory. Another goal was nearly made by the Sheffield men, but the goal was saved by Mr E. Evans, of the other club, putting the ball over the bar with his hands. Some great difficulty was then experienced by the home team in keeping their goal from the invaders. It soon became evident that there was no chance of success against the Sheffield players, the North Wales men stumbling on to the grass, while scarcely one of the opposite team was seen to fall. The Welsh goal required all the assistance that could be rendered, no attempt having been made to secure a goal. Mr J. C. Clegg, twice in succession, shot the ball within a few inches of the post, but failed in securing a goal. A raid was then made by the home team into the Sheffield ground, and Mr Davies, succeeding in neatly passing the ball to Mr Underbill, an excellent shot was made at the goal, and the goal keeper, possessing a long arm, managed to lift the ball over the bar. This infused fresh vigour into the first team. A scrimmage shortly afterwards ensued close to the strangers’ goal, which was ultimately taken by the North Wales at 3.15. The ball was then again kicked off, and some good play was witnessed, Mr Mosforth succeeding in placing the ball near to goal, but his intentions were frustrated by Mr Clegg, who secured a goal for the strangers. The home team, up to half time, made the scoring a difficult matter for the Sheffield men, although. they were often in close proximity to the North Wales goal, but after the game was again resumed, the Sheffield team began to show to advantage, and quickly ran their score up. When the game terminated, after an hour and a half's playing, the goals secured by the Sheffielders were six to the North Wales's one.

The following comprised the teams:

Sheffield; J. C. Clegg (captain), W. E. Clegg, W. H. Carr, W. H. Stacey, W. Mosforth, J. Houseley, J. Hunter, W. Wilkinson, G. Anthony, P. Andrews, and R. Gregory; Mr W. P. Dix, umpire.

North Wales: Ll. Kenrick (captain), H. Evans, senior, (goal), R. S. Richards, J. Jones, E. A. Cross, G. F. Thomson, W. H. Davies, C. Spencer, Thomas Higham, Dr Gray, and J. Underbill; Mr R. Mills, referee.



 In the evening the Sheffield team were invited by their opponents to the Wynnstay Arms Hotel, where Mr J. B. Murless had prepared an excellent dinner. The chairman was Lieutenant-Colonel Jones, and the vice- chair was occupied by Lieutenant Evan Morris.


Cambrian News and Merionethshire Standard 24.11.76

A number of present or future internationals on show here as  for  Sheffield  the  Cleggs,W. H. Carr, Billy Mosforth and Jack. Hunter would all represent England . North Wales featured 6 players who would represent the Principality -Kenrick, Dr Gray, Edwin Cross, Jack Jones, George F Thomson  and William H Davies.

El Gran Pattullo

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Glaswegian George Pattullo travelled to Catalunya due to his connections in the coal trade. He was a noted tennis player, who played casual football for an ex-pats team. The story goes that Pattullo played in goal, and that in one game, with his team 5-1 down, he swapped places with the centre forward at half time and scored 5 goals. Joan Gamper saw the performance and persuaded Pattullo to turn out for Barca.
 Pattullo made his debut in September 1910. During the 1910-11 season Pattullo scored 41 times in only 20 appearances as Barcelona won the Campionat de Catalunya.
A confirmed amateur who declined or refunded expenses, Pattullo returned to Scotland at the end of the season.
Remarkably in 1912 he travelled back to Barcelona in order to appear in the semi final of the Copa Pirineos against Espanyol. He scored twice as Barcelona won 3-2. Pattullo did not appear in the final.
His overall record for Barcelona was 43 goals in 23 games between 1910 and 1912. 
Pattullo served with distinction in the 1914-18 War. He was affected by poisonous gas and there is no record of him playing any further football. In the 1920s he returned to Spain and was manager of Baleares FC in Mallorca in 1930. 

Acknowledgements to Alan Pattullo and Gavin Jamieson.

Alex Latta

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Lloyd's Weekly London  Newspaper - 30.10.92

Gottfried Fuchs Platz

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This is our 1,000th post, so it is dedicated to the memory of the footballer after whom this blog was originally named: Gottfried Fuchs of Karlsruher FV and Germany.

Note the building in the background, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. It features prominently in images of matches at Karlsruhe in the early part of the 20th century when the city played a central role in the development of German football.
The images below come from Germany's first international victory, a 1-0 win over Switzerland at Karlsruhe on 04.04.09.
Das Stadion an der Telegraphenkaserne was demolished in 2006.
More here: http://www.karlsruher-fv1891.de/stadien.html


Tylers Football Boots

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Ireland in the early 1900s. Buy a pair of Tylers Football Boots. Judging by the illustration they were 'the best' for ruthlessly cropping your opponents.



Rudolf Ramseyer

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Rudolf 'Ruedi' Ramseyer won 59 caps for Switzerland between 1920 and 1931. He captained the national side 30 times, scored 5 goals in internationals and appeared at the 1924 Olympic Games.
Ramseyer transferred from Young Boys to FC Berne in 1925. He began his career as a winger but then became a successful fullback.
The stunning card was part of a series issued by the Amor Chocolate company of Berne.


Hungary 1912

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The luck of the draw...
Hungary were in a pretty good place before the commencement of the 1912 Olympic tournament at Stockholm.
15 games had passed since they had been beaten 8-2 by England in 1909. Of these only 3 had been lost. 8 had been won, and 45 goals had been scored. In November 1911 Imre Schlosser had scored 6 in a 9-0 win over Switzerland.
Their final warm up match had been a 6-0 win over Norway in Oslo.
Having been given a bye in the first round Hungary faced England Amateurs (Great Britain).
It was a scorching day, and an experienced Hungary XI were outgunned by the English.
Bradford City's Harold Walden got 6 goals and the legendary Vivian Woodward 1 as England ran out 7-0 winners.
Contemporary Hungarian reports state that the score did not reflect the balance of play- possession and territory were about equal but that whereas the English forwards played phenomenally Schlosser was unwell and off form.


England Amateurs (Great Britain)
GK

Dr Ronald Brebner

Northern Nomads

FB

Thomas Burn

London Caledonians

FB

Arthur Knight

Portsmouth

HB

Harry Littlewort

Glossop North End

HB

Ted Hanney

Reading

HB

Joseph Dines

Ilford

F

Arthur Berry

Oxford City

F

Vivian Woodward

Chelsea

F

Harold Walden

Bradford City

F

Gordon Hoare

Woolwich Arsenal

F

Ivan Sharpe

Derby County




Coach: 

A. Birch



Hungary
GK

Domonkos László 

M.T.K.

FB

Rumbold Gyula 

Ferencváros

FB

Payer Imre 

Ferencváros

HB

Bíró Gyula 

M.T.K.

HB

Károly Jenő

Budapesti A.K.

HB

Vágó Antal 

M.T.K.

F

Sebestyén Béla 

M.T.K.

F

Bodnár Sándor 

M.A.C

F

Pataki Mihály 

Ferencváros

F

Schlosser-Lakatos Imre 

Ferencváros

F

Borbás Gáspár 

Ferencváros




Coach:  Herczog Ede



Hungary won the consolation tournament, beating Germany (2 days after their record 16-0 win over Russia) by 3-1. Hungary met Austria in the final, winning 3-0 with goals from Schlosser, Pataki and Bodnár.






Patrick O'Connell

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The above sculpture celebrates Betis Balompié's La Liga win in 1935. Among the names on the sculpture is that of Betis' manager- former Manchester United captain Patrick O'Connell.  The team (currently Real Betis) had been promoted as winners of the 1931–32 Segunda División.

Patrick O'Connell wasn't among the 7 players suspended as a result of the Football Association's investigation into the 1915 betting scandal. There must have been some doubts, however, over his penalty miss in the Good Friday match against Liverpool that gave rise to the charges. 


Liverpool Daily Post - 03.04.15

O'Connell was raised in Dublin but began his professional football career with Belfast Celtic. 
After spells with The Wednesday (where he struggled to hold a first team place) and Hull City, O'Connell joined Manchester United in 1914, by which time he had represented Ireland 6 times. 
O'Connell was captain of Manchester United at the time of the match fixing affair.
 In 1919 he moved to Dumbarton.
 O'Connell returned to England in 1920, joining Ashington of the North Eastern League. The following season Ashington joined the Third Division (north) and O'Connell was player manager.

O'Connell moved to Spain in 1922 and was manager of Racing Santander for 7 years. he then moved to Real Oviedo before joining Betis in 1932. Following the La Liga success O'Connell moved on to Barcelona. He continued coaching in Spain until 1949.


Pe de Ouro

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                                         Friedenreich with the Brazil team 1925

Arthur Friedenreich had a phenomenal goal scoring record. It is possible that he was the most prolific scorer in the history of the game.
Let's look at the statistics (or the reputed statistics) associated with Fried:
It has been traditionally asserted that he scored 1239 goals in 1329 games. This figure was supposedly the outcome of a contemporary record which was the work of 2 people; Friedenreich's father and his Paulistano team mate Mário de Andrade e Silva.  If we accept that Fried's career lasted from 1909 (when he was 17) until 1935 1329  games would equate to a shade over 49 games a season.  The scoring rate is 0.93 goals per game.
When Andrade died the records that he and Friedenreich Senior had kept were lost.
A journalist named De Vanney firstly accepted these figures as being accurate and then inexplicably reversed them to promote the claim that Fried had scored 1329 goals in 1239 games. This would have represented a strike rate of 1.07 goals per game.
Other figures (based on analysis of contemporary reports) have been 554 goals in 561 games (Alexandre da Costa) and 558 goals in 562 games (Severino Filho).
A detailed season by season record that appears on RSSSF Brazil gives figures of 557 goals in 562 games (acknowledging the absence of reliable records for a number of matches). This gives a strike rate of 0.99 goals per game. 

Looking at this apparently comprehensive record of the matches that Friedenreich played in during his adult life it is hard to imagine where the 767 unrecorded matches (and 682 goals) could have come? There have been suggestions that Andrade might have included scratch matches and Torneio Início Paulista (in which teams would play a number of matches of 20 minutes in one day). Even if this was the case the defecit of 30 matches a season (spread over his entire career) seems excessive. 
I am inclined to believe the RSSSF Brazil figures which whilst not accounting for the 1000+ goals that others claim for Fried, are very impressive indeed:


Year

Team

Matches

Goals


1909

Germânia

1

*


1910   
Ypiranga

2

*


1911

Germânia

13

6*


1912

Mackenzie

11

15

Liga Paulista top scorer
Seleção Brasileira

1

2


Combinado Paulista

2



Combinado Brasileiro

2

1*


1913

Ypiranga

8

5


Americano

5



Combinado Brasileiro

2

1


Seleção Paulista

1



Paulista

1

*


1914

Paulista

2



Atlas

1

1


Ypiranga

12

16

Liga Paulista top scorer
Seleção Paulista

5

3


Ypiranga/Paulistano

1

2


São Bento/Ypiranga

1

2


Seleção Brasileira

4

1


1915

Seleção Paulista

2

2


Ypiranga

12

7


Paysandu

3

*


1916

Paysandu

6

4*


Seleção Paulista

2

3


Paulistano

2



Seleção Brasileira

4

1


1917

Ypiranga

6

14

Liga Paulista top scorer
Fla