Cohen Weenan Football Captains 1907-08 (1-15)
1 Jock Logan-Aston Villa. The Scottish defender played 157 games for Villa between 1905 and 1912. Logan began his career at Queen's Park and later played for Glasgow Rangers. Aston Villa finished the 1907-08 season 2nd in the First Division.
2 Tommy Crawshaw -The Wednesday. The centre half played Played 465 games for The Wednesday in a 13 year career, winning 2 FA Cups and 2 First Division titles. Crawshaw won 10 England caps (1895-1904). The Wednesday were 5th in the First Division in the 1907-08 season.
3 Bob Crompton- Blackburn Rovers. Crompton was capped 41 times by England (1902 -1918), and captained his country on 22 occasions. Between 1896 and 1920 he made 530 league appearances for Rovers, who finished the 1907-08 season 15th in the First Division.
4 Jack Dewhurst- Bury. Jack Dewhurst was a centre forward with Blackburn Rovers, enjoying one successful season during which he scored 17 goals. He later played as an inside forward and during his time at Bury became a centre half. Bury finished 7th in the First Division in 1907-08.
5 Alex Gardner- Newcastle United. A Scottish right half who made 314 appearances for Newcastle, winning 3 First Division titles titles and appearing in 3 FA Cup finals. Gardner's career was ended by injury in 1910. Newcastle United were placed 4th in the First Division in 1907-08.
6 Grenville Morris - Nottingham Forest. Morris was a Welsh international (21 caps, 1896-1912). The Prince of the Inside-Lefts still holds Forest's all-time scoring record with 217 goals in over 400 appearances between 1898 and 1913. Forest ended the 1907-08 season in 9th place in the First Division.
7 Arthur Griffiths- Notts County. Full back Griffiths made 163 appearances for Notts County between 1904 and 1911 after joining them from Bristol Rovers. At the end of the 1907-08 season Notts County narrowly avoided relegation, finishing 18th in the First Division.
8 Sam Aitken - Middlesbrough. The Scotsman made 242 appearances for Boro as a right half or centre half between 1903 and 1910.1907-08 saw Boro come 6th in the First Division.
9 John Bell - Preston North End. Following successes at Dumbarton, Everton and Celtic, Bell joined Preston in 1903 at the age of 34. The outside right gained 10 Scotland caps (1890-1900). Preston came 12th in the First Division in 1907-08.
10 Arthur Bridgett - Sunderland. Outside left Bridgett made 11 appearances for England. He scored 116 goals in 347 league and cup games in 10 seasons at Sunderland. 1907-08 saw Sunderland finish 16th in the First Division.
11 Jack Taylor- Everton. Taylor played 456 games for Everton from 1896 to 1910. He was capped 4 times by Scotland in the 1890s and was an FA Cup winner in 1906. Everton finished the 1907-08 season as 11th in the First Division.
12 Irvine Thornley- Manchester City. The butcher from Glossop won a solitary England cap in 1907 and turned out 204 times for Manchester City, scoring 93 goals at centre-forward. City were 3rd in the First Division in the 1907-08 season.
13 Walter Wigmore - Birmingham City, Wigmore made more than 400 appearances in the Football League playing for Sheffield United, Gainsborough Trinity and Small Heath / Birmingham in a 17-year career. He began as an inside forward and later played centre-half. Between 1899 and 1912 he made over 300 league appearances for Birmingham (and Small Heath
as they were previously known). In the 1907-08 season Birmingham finished 20th (bottom) of the
14 Percy Sands - Woolwich Arsenal. Sands was a schoolmaster (he joined Arsenal in 1903 and turned professional in 1906). He made 327 league appearances. The 1907-08 First Division table has Woolwich Arsenal in 14th place.
15 David “Spider” Stokes - Bolton Wanderers. The highly rated outside right played 420 games in a seventeen year career beginning in 1902. Bolton Wanderers were relegated at the end of the 1907-08 season, having finished 19th in the First Division.