19.6.17

Roose saves from Morris

The evolution of halftone printing techniques led to the widespread use of photographs in the mass media. The Athletic News was prominent among the publications that brought this exciting presentation of football action to the masses.
As in the previous post, we have 2 Welsh players in opposition here.
Dick Roose of Sunderland saves from Gren Morris of Nottingham Forest. The match, at Roker Park, ended in a 2-2 draw (15.10.10).


18.6.17

1904 FA Cup Final

The first all Lancashire Final.
Billy Meredith scored in the 23rd minute, beating his countryman Dai Davies with a left footed shot. In the illustration Davies (who had played for Swinton in the 1900 Northern Union Rugby Challenge Cup Final)  looks almost like a disinterested bystander.

13.6.17

Donald Simpson Bell V.C


Full back Donald Bell was on the books at Newcastle United as an amateur in 1910-11 but didn't make a first team appearance.
In 1913 he made his League debut for Bradford Park Avenue. He made 5 appearances for the club.
In 1916 2nd Lt. Bell was awarded the Victoria Cross. He was killed in action 5 days later.

London Gazette Notice of Death 9th September 1916Temp. 2nd Lt. Donald Simpson Bell, late York. R. For most conspicuous bravery. During an attack a very heavy enfilade fire was opened on the attacking company by a hostile -machine gun. 2nd Lt. Bell immediately, and on his own initiative, crept up a communication trench and then, followed by Corpl. Colwill and Pte. Batey, rushed across the open under very heavy fire and attacked the machine gun,, shooting the firer with his revolver, and ‘destroying gun and personnel with bombs. This very brave act saved many lives and -ensured the success of the attack. Five days later this gallant officer lost his life performing a very similar act of bravery.



10.6.17

Peñarol in Europe 1927


Hertha v Peñarol

 In the 1920s, the Golden Decade of Uruguayan football, Europe was enthralled by the Rio Platenese brand of the game.  Peñarol's eternal rivals, Nacional, had undertaken a successful tour of Europe in 1925. In 1927 the Aurinegros crossed the Atlantic.


03.04.27
Vienna Select
3
1
Peñarol
Vienna

10.04.27
Bayern Munich
2
1
Peñarol
Munich

15.04.27
SV Hamburg
3
2
Peñarol
Hamburg

17.04.27
SpVgg Dresden
2
1
Peñarol
Dresden

19.04.27
Hertha BSC
1
0
Peñarol
Berlin

24.04.27
Eintracht/Rot Weiss
1
3
Peñarol
Frankfurt

01.05.27
Young Fellows
0
1
Peñarol
Zurich

04.05.27
Rapid Vienna
5
0
Peñarol
Vienna

08.05.27
Sparta Prague
1
0
Peñarol
Prague

21.05.27
Lausanne Sports
1
7
Peñarol
Lausanne

22.05.27
Bern Select
1
1
Peñarol
Bern

26.05.27
Servette
0
1
Peñarol
Geneva

29.05.27
Paris League
1
1
Peñarol
Paris

05.06.27
Barcelona
5
1
Peñarol
Barcelona

06.06.27
Barcelona
1
1
Peñarol
Barcelona

12.06.27
Atlético
2
5
Peñarol
Madrid

15.06.27
Atlético
3
4
Peñarol
Madrid

19.06.27
Valencia
0
0
Peñarol
Valencia

22.06.27
Valencia
1
2
Peñarol
Valencia



Injured Barca player Esteban Pedrol led out to kick off the 05.06.27 match


P
W
D
L
F
A
19
7
4
8
32
33

Squad:
GK
Luis Biscardi
Juan Legnazzi

FB
Denis D’Agosto
José Benincasa
Alberto Nogués
Juan Santero
HB
Antonio Aguerre
Gildeón Silva
Pascual Ruotta
Alfredo Boccardo
F
Ladislao Pérez
Pascual Paola
Antonio Sacco
Pablo Terevinto
Juan Pedro Arremón
Peregrino Anselmo
Antonio Cámpolo
Arturo Suffiotti

Scorers:
Antonio Sacco
8
Pablo Terevinto
7
Peregrino Anselmo
6
Pascual Ruota
3
Arturo Suffiotti
2
Pascual Paola
3
Ladislao Pérez
1
?
1
Og
1



4.6.17

Leen Vente - Wat een geweldig kapsel!


Leen Vente (Leendert Roelof Jan Vente) was an inside forward.

10 of Vente's 21 Netherlands appearances came during 'our' era (pre July 1937). In these games he scored 10 goals, including 5 in his second appearance, a 9-3 win over Belgium. 
He moved from Neptunus to Feyenoord in 1936 and scored the first ever goal at De Kuip (Stadion Feijenoord).


What a tremendous hairstyle!


2.6.17

Club Atlético River Plate

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1909
From their foundation in 1901 until 1905 Club Atlético River Plate wore white jerseys. Their iconic red band first appeared in 1905, but in 1909 was replaced by red and white vertical stripes. This was the home strip until 1932, when the red band reappeared. 

28.5.17

FA Cup Winner's Parades



Athletic News 04.04.83

Manchester United, 1909

Blackburn Rovers, 1928

As the first non-metropolitan team to triumph in the FA Cup it is unsurprising that Blackburn Olympic were also the first to be feted on their return 'home'.
The tradition endures, although the brake pulled by a team of 4 greys is sadly no longer a feature. 


27.5.17

King George V

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1923


 Arsenal 1930

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Manchester City 1934


King George V was the first reigning monarch to attend an FA Cup Final (1914). He put in a number of appearances during his 26 years on the throne.
His presence at the Wembley fiasco in 1923 was said to have contributed to the relative restraint demonstrated by the 200,000 plus crowd. 


25.5.17

FA Cup Final 1903


This is one of those records that I don't think we'll see beaten; the most onesided FA Cup Final.
It was a case of one game too many for Derby, who were hampered by injuries. Most significantly Steve Bloomer was absent, whilst  Fryer, Morris and Goodall all came into the final carrying knocks.
The relative strengths of these two sides can be judged from the fact that they finished the 1902-03 League season level on points (in 8th & 9th places)
Bury reached the final without conceding a single goal.


Derby Daily Telegraph

Both teams wore change colours, Bury sky blue and Derby County red.

Derby goalkeeper Fryer sustained a further injury in the 1st half and was incapacitated altogether soon after the break. Bury's 2nd goal in the 49th minute was a significant turning point. Fryer went off after colliding with Sagar as the latter scored. Morris went into goal and Derby played 1-3-5. Under the rules of the day this created an effective offside trap, but Bury soon overcame this inconvenience. Fryer returned with the score at 3-0  but conceded twice in rapid succession and left the field permanently after the 5th goal.
The Sheffield Independent described the match as '(the) worst final. tame and dull', commenting on the  subdued atmosphere in the 1st half, the pessimism of the Derby fans and the fact that thousands of spectators were leaving the ground after 70 minutes.
Other accounts portray Derby as being anxious, lacklustre, and showing poor ball control. 


Fryer

This was Fryer's last game for Derby, who signed Grimsby Town's Walter Whittaker the week after the Final. It was ultimately Harry Maskrey, however, who became Fryer's long term replacement, going on to play 223 matches for County.
Fryer, a big man for the times at  6 ft 1 and  15 st (1.85, 95kg) moved to Fulham that May.


21.5.17

Everton Vina Del Mar

Image result for David Foxley evertonIs it a coincidence that the Chilean Everton was founded in 1909, the year in which the English Everton toured South America?
The founders, youths of 15 years old, were largely of English descent. David Foxley's grandparents moved from Liverpool to Valpairiso in 1859.
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16.5.17

Romania 1909

In October 1909 Romania's first governing body for Association football, Asociaţiunea Societăţilor Atletice din România was founded
The founding members were:

Olympia București-  Bucharest's oldest club, founded in 1904 by a mixture of migrants and locals.

Colentina  București-  founded in 1909, representing the workers  of the Colentina Cotton Factory, most of whom were from the United Kingdom.

United Ploiesti- founded by Dutch and American employees in the Petroleum refineries at Ploiești, 56 km from Bucharest, United did not field a Romanian player until 1911.

In December 1909 these 3 clubs contested the Cupa Asociatiunii Romane de foot-ball.


Olympia


Olympia won the tournament 


06.12.09
Olympia Bucuresti
2
1
Colentina Bucuresti
11.12.09*
Olympia Bucuresti
3
3
United AC Ploiesti
25.12.09
Colentina Bucuresti
2
0
United AC Ploiesti

*There has been conjecture over the accuracy of the reporting of this result, which appeared in the journal Minerva (12.12.09)