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England 1904

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The England squad in Glasgow ahead of their 1904 meeting with Scotland. The startched collars and watch chains speak of affluence. Woodward (an architect) and Harris (son of a senior Civil Servant and studying at Cambridge University) were amateurs. The remainder were the noveau riche on £4 a week.
The players pictured are, from left to right:

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Steve Bloomer – inside right

Derby County

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John Rutherford-outside right

Newcastle United

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Bernard Wilkinson- centre half

Sheffield United

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Alec Leake – left half

Aston Villa

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Alf Common – forward (reserve)

Sheffield United

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Fred Blackburn -outside left

Blackburn Rovers

7

Abraham Jones- centre half (reserve)

Middlesbrough

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Tom Baddeley – goalkeeper

Wolverhampton Wanderers

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Vivian Woodward- centre forward

Tottenham Hotspur

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Herbert Burgess -left back

Manchester City

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Sam Wolstenholme – right half

Everton

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Bob Crompton – right back (captain)

Blackburn Rovers

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Stanley Harris -inside left

Old Westminsters


England, who won that year's British Home Championship, were 1-0 winners  thanks to a 64th minute goal from Bloomer. 



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