28.6.17

9th Far Eastern Games























































The football tournament of the 9th Far Eastern Games was played in Tokyo in May 1930. 

 25.05.30  Japan 7-2 Philippines 
 27.05.30  China 5-0 Philippines 
 30.05.30  Japan 3-3 China 

 Japan conceded the final match rather than play extra time. China were therefore the champions.



25.6.17

Parque Central

Boaters de rigueur. 22,000 at Montevideo's Parque Central to see Uruguay defeat Argentina 2-0 on 02.12.23


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

Image result for river plate 1912
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.