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EVERTON TOURISTS

May 1 st 1928. The Daily Courier.

DUNN ONE OF FIFTEEN PLAYERS FOR SWITERLAND.

The Everton Club have selected the following 15 players for the Switzerland tour beginning on May 9 th . Davies, goalkeeper, Cresswell and O'Donnell, full-backs, Kelly, Hart, Virr and Griffiths, half-backs, Critchley, Martin, Dunn, Dean, Weldon, Troup, Bain, and Kennedy, forwards. Five directors and Mr. T. McIntosh, the manager will accompany the men, and the programme is: - May 12 game at Basle; May 13; Berne, May 17, Geneva; May 30 Zurich. It will be noticed that Dunn, the ex-Hibernian player, has been chosen and may probably make his debut in the first team while “on holiday.”

A report that Everton paid £5,250 for him is denied. Dean is bound to receive a great welcome on the Continent when he takes part in the representative games in France in Paris on May 17 against Belgium in Antwerp on May 13. The Everton players return from their tour on May 23.

 

BLUES' WINNING TEAM .

May 2 nd 1928. The Daily Courier.

NO EVERTON CHANGES FOR VITAL HOME GAME

WILL DEAN DO IT?

Everton will play the team victorious in the last three League games over Burnley Aston Villa, and Newcastle United for the vital match with the Arsenal at Goodison Park on Saturday (Kick-off 3-15).

If Huddersfield win today the match will be invested with extraordinary interest. The Everton chosen are as follows: - Davies, Cresswell, O'Donnell; Kelly Hart Virr; Critchley, Martin, Dean, Weldon, Troup. Additional interest will be centred in the Goodison Park clash by reason of Dean's great challenge to the record English goalscorers, Geo. Camsell, of Middlesbrough, who obtained 59 in 37 League engagements last season. Dean has to score three to set up a new record for the English League. The British record is held by James Smith, of Ayr United, who scored 66 goals in Scottish League (Division 2) matches. The Everton Reserves team to meet Manchester City Reserves at Manchester will be: - Whalley; Common, Kennedy; Bain, Griffiths, Rooney; Meston, Easton, French, Jones, Stein.

 

EVERTON THE LEAGUE CHAMPIONS FOR THE THIRD TIME

May 3 rd 1928. The Daily Courier.

ASTON VILLA 3 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 0

Everton became League championship for the third time in their career yesterday, when Huddersfield Town, challengers for the honours, received another stagging blow, this time at Villa Park, the home team thrilled Lancashire by a splendid 3-0 victory. One of the goals was scored by Waring, the former Tranmere forward. Everton last won the championship in the season 1914-15 with 46 points out of a possible 76, and they annexed the honour for the first time in 1890-91 with 29 points out of a maximum off 44. The knell of doom first sounded over Huddersfield's heroic bid for double honours in the Cup Final at Wembley where a Lancashire Club, Blackburn Rovers triumphed. Now another Lancashire club, Everton, has given the Yorkshiremen an even more crushing blow.

 

CHAMPIONS

May 4 1928. The Liverpool Post and Mercury

The officials of the Everton have received numerous congratulations on the success of the team in winning the championship of the first division of the league. One of the first clubs to send a congratulatory message was Huddersfield Town, the runners-up for the honour the championship trophy will be handed over to the Everton football club by Mr. John McKenna president of the league at the conclusion of the match at Goodison Park to-morrow, when Everton wind-up the season against the Arsenal. Arrangements are being made to broadcast the speeches at the presentation ceremony to all parts of the ground and the club makes a special request that spectators will remain in their places.

They will be able to hear everything, as amplifiers are being fixed up so that speeches will be heard clearly. ‘‘Why we won'' is a favorite topic on Merseyside just now and different views have been put forward. In an interview with the ‘'daily post'' Mr. W.C. Cuff chairman's of the Everton Football Club who has been connected with the club as director secretary and chairman for thirty-eight years. Gave his ideas on the subject, and they are doubly interesting in view of the fact that the signing of famous players at the end of last season has certainly had a great deal of bearing on the present position.'' It is silly to say that we have won through the lapses of others'' said Mr. cuff,'' can you tell me of any championship or cup of which that could not be said in some degree or a other? The truth is that we got the right men at the right time. In the early months of last year we remedied the weaknesses in the team, and we were perfectly satisfied with our deal although the team continued to struggle and all the players were unable to reveal their real form owing to their anxiety to escape the bogey of relegation. ‘‘At the last annual meeting of the directors and shareholders I told them that we had a much better team than the results seemed to imply and when they were free from strain of fighting to keep in the first division of the league. I was perfectly certain they would do themselves justice and vindicate the confidence we had in them. They have justified that statement absolutely. The team spirit has been wonderful but of course, one of the chief factors of the success we have attained has been our ability to play the team partically unchanged. This is verified when one remembers that we slipped from the top place just after Christmas. When we were forced to make changes through injuries. When the team settled down again we resumed our winning career and the players have done everything expected of them. Indeed they have been magnificent.'' it is difficult to start evlogising ourselves and I don't want to do i. But there is no doubt that this has been one of the most exciting contests in the whole forty years of the league's existence and the fact that there is very little difference in standard between the top and the bottom club makes Everton's performance all the more moritonous.'' Next year is our jubilee year as the Everton club although it is not generally known that this year is really onr jubilee as a football club, for we began as St Domingo FC in 1878 and the following year changed our name to Everton football club we celebrate the jubilee next-year and it is a great satisfaction to us to enter that milestone in our history as champions. Would we like the cup as a jubilee gift? Well, that goes without saying, and we'll leave it at that. In concussion I would like to say that the directors have worked as one man and the whole staff and players and directors have carried through the season in perfect harmony a factor which in itself has had a great bearing on our ultimate success.''

 

HOW THE CHAMPIONSHIP WAS WON

May 5 th 1928. The Daily Courier.

EVERTON'S HARD FIGHT TO THE TOP

DRAMATIC CONTRAST WITH LAST YEAR

DIXIE DEAN'S CHANCE TODAY –A MILESTONE IN HISTORY

Everton have proved themselves a brilliant side, but what a long-drawn-out battle it has been to win the proud position in which they finish the season! There have been occasions in the second half of the season when even the most enthusiastic of supporters doubted the team's ability to stay the long, long course. This week, perhaps, they are kicking themselves for their want of faith. Everton may have faltered, but they have never collapsed. And even in defeat their football has been of style that has stamped the team through the years –artistic. It is a notable milestone in their 50 years' history; the jubilee celebration arrangements of which are in hand. What a contrast this season's picture is to the last, when management and players were straining every nerve to prevent relegation!

Huddersfield's defeat by Aston Villa on Wednesday clinched the title for Everton. In their jubilee year they are the First League champions. There will be a great crowd at Goodison Park today to see the final match with the Arsenal. They have promised themselves the treat of seeing the League trophy on the field. Dean will be a central figure at today's match, for he will be out to make his 57 goals 60, and thus break all goal-scoring records of all three divisions of the English League. B.C. Freeman had formerly held the Everton's club's record by scoring 38 goals in the season 1908-09. It is a coincidence he went to Burnley, the club which enabled Dean last Saturday to improve his chances of beating Camsell's record of 59 goals. “Dixie” has played a great part in Everton's triumph. He is deservedly the most popular figure in Mersey sporting and athletic circles today. Everton have to score but one more goal to reach the 100 for the season.

FIFTY YEARS.

Everton Football Club have existed under their present title since 1888. Until then they were called St. Domingo (!878-79) Club. It is 13 years since Everton won the championship. They were champions in the season 1890-91 and 1914-15. They have finished second on six occasions, and third four times. Since joining the First Division they have never been out of it.

SUCCESSES “AWAY.”

“The great feature of Everton's form this season has been the number of points they have obtained in away matches,” said Mr. T. McIntosh, the manager, to a Daily Courier representative. “Their away record, in fact, is much better than the home record.” Everton have scored the following goals in away games: - Middlesbrough 2, Bolton 1, Newcastle 2 Tottenham 3, Portsmouth 3 Derby 3, Bury 3, Aston Villa 3, Arsenal 2, Sheffield Wednesday 2, Blackburn Rovers 2, Birmingham 2, Huddersfield 1 Liverpool 3, Sunderland 2, Sheffield United 3, Burnley 5. This looks like championship form.

THE MEN WHO DID IT.

A.L.Davies, goal, is a Wallasey born player. He is over 6ft in height, several inches taller than Ted Taylor, whose place he took, and weighs 12 stone.

W.Cresswell , right back, the skipper, who was obtained from Sunderland, and helped Everton in their great struggle to escape relegation, is a master of positional play. Born in South Shields, he has played for his native town and for Sunderland. He was in the English team against Wales 1921-26, and v. Ireland 1925-27. His height is 5fdt 9 and half inches, and his weight 10st 9lbs.

J.O'Donnell left-back, never gives any quarter if he can help it. He has exercised more restraint of late, with consequent improvement in his game. He was born in Gateshead, and played previously to coming to Everton for Darlington. His height is 5ft 9in, and his weight 11 st 7lb.

J.Kelly , right-half, is one of the most useful members of the trio. He was born at Hamilton, and his previous club was Ary United. His height is 6ft, and weight 11 st 10lb.

Hunter Hart , centre-half, is the genius of the halves. His ideal place is pivot, although he has played at left-half. He was born in Glasgow. His previous clubs were Parkhead Juniors and Airdrieonians. Height 5ft 9 and half, weight 11 st 6lb.

A.Virr , left-back, has come on splendidly during the season. He is 6ft in height and weights 11 st 9lbs. He was born in Liverpool.

E.Critchley , outside-right, can be relied on for approach work and speed. He was born at Ashton-under-Lyne, and has played for Stalybridge Celtic and Stockport County. Height 5ft 8in, weight 11 st 6in.

A (Tony) Weldon , inside-left, has proved a clever forward, and has well earned his place. Signed from Airdrieonians. He stands 5ft 7in, and weights 11 st 7lbs.

W.R. Dean otherwise “Dixie” natural centre-forward. Everton be congratulated on their securing him from Tranmere Rovers who they face competition from about 20 clubs. His remarkable record in League representative football is well know, will be out today for the goal record of all Divisions. He no means a selfish player, but the question is frequently asked. What would Everton be without Dean? Dean certainly the cleverest player, especially in the vicinity of goal scoring today. His previous clubs are Heswall and Tranmere Rovers. He is 5ft 10 and half in., weight 12st 7lb.

G.S.Marin , inside-right, has a good impression since he was recently signed from Hull City. He was the “Tigers” best men. A Scot who played previously for Hamilton and Bo'ness. Height 5ft 9in, weight 12st 7lb.

A.Troup outside-left, is a Scot and is a grim little player, is only 5ft 6in and of the stalwart backs in the League crowd shouts” David and Goliant” is a glim little player and weighs 10st 7lb.

R.Forshaw , inside-right or right forward created a surprise hen he crossed over from the Liverpool club, has been kept out of the side by injury. He height is 5ft 10 and half ins, and his weight 11 st 8lb.

Ted Taylor , an international goalkeeper and service in goal for Everton, they secured him to help in the battle to remain in the First Division. Previous clubs were Oldham Athletic, Huddersfield. His height is 5ft 9in, weight 11 st 10lb. He was born in Liverpool.

 

CURTAIN TO RING DOWN ON GOODISON PARK
May 5 th 1928. The Daily Courier.
HUNT FOR GOALS TODAY
EVERTON AFTER CLUB RECORD
DEAN V CAMSELL
The final match at Goodison Park where the Arsenal will be visitors. Everton have never scored 100 goals in a season. Their total to date is 99. Will they break the record? Dean, the champion goal-scorer of the Football League this season, has obtained 57 to date, two short of Camsell's English record of 59. Dean has to score 60 to beat this. Can he do it? The foregoing questions will be settled this afternoon, when the curtain will ring down on an eventful season, although the general clearing up of Knotty problems was not expected so soon. Readers of the Daily Courier will readily join in congratulating very warmly the Everton Club on gaining the League Championship. All at Goodison Park must be delighted at the signal honour won in view of the jubilee celebrations next season.

ARSENAL RESHUFFLE.
Everton should defeat the Arsenal, at the Park, where the formal presentation of the League trophy by Mr. John McKenna to Warneford Cresswell, the Everton captain will take place after the game. Everton make no change, while the Arsenal have reshuffled their forward line, and introduced Paterson for Lewis in goal. The match begins at 3.15 (gates open at 1-30) and the teams are: - Everton: - Davies; Cresswell, O'Donnell; Kelly, Hart, Virr; Critchley, Martin, Dean, Weldon, Troup. Arsenal: - Paterson; Parker, John; Baker, Butler, Blyth, Hulme, Buchan, Shaw, Brain, Peel.

AMAZING SCENES AT LIVERPOOL.
Sunday Post - Sunday 06 May 1928
Spectators Embrace Dixie Dean.
Amazing scenes of enthusiasm were witnessed at Goodison Park when Dixie Dean performed the hat trick against the Arsenal. In accomplishing this Dean brought his League total of goals to sixty, which just eclipsed Camsell’s record of fifty-nine, for Middleborough, created last season. When Dean scored his third goal a few minutes before the finish tremendous cheering took place. Hats were thrown in the air, excitement continued until the close. Immediately Dean scored Ids record-breaking goal two spectators rushed on to the field and hugged the Everton centre-forward. The excited intruders were chased off by the referee, who took one of them by the collar and rushed him to the track much to the amusement of the crowd. A big cordon of police protected Doan as he left the field. Buchan played his farewell game for Arsenal, who did well to force draw against the League champions.

DEAN’S DAY
Athletic News - Monday 07 May 1928
Hat-Trick Consummation to a Record Scoring Season
Everton 3, Arsenal 3
There was expectancy in the air at Goodison Park that was electric.  Within a few minutes Davies gave unmistakable evidence that he was affected by the occasion when Shaw deceived him with a ball that passed between his legs.  A minute later dean headed through a yard from goal, and within ten minutes from the start he had equaled Camsell’s scoring record from a penalty kick.  A misunderstanding between O’Donnell and Davies led to the former putting through his own goal, and at the interval the scores were level.  Dean’s sixtieth League goal of the season came five minutes from time as the result of a corner kick taken by Troup and just before the close Shaw made the scores level.
Enterprise Rewarded
Just bovver twelve months ago Everton were in danger of losing their proud record of being the only club since the formation of the League that had never been in danger in the table.  They now emerge as champions for the third time in their history, and the honour has been well merited.  Enterprise has been rewarded.  There was one period at the turn of the year when they wavered.  This lapse was due in a great measure to injuries, but generally the club owes much of its success to the fact that the team has been practically unchanged.  An outstanding feature is the record number of points in their class, gained on opponents’ grounds.  An additional goalkeeper will be needed for next season, as Taylor severs his connection with the club.  Financially the club is a highly satisfactory position.  The attendances for the season must have averaged close upon 40,000. 
Arsenal Satisfied
Although the Arsenal have not finished as high up in the table as they had hoped, the officials are quite satisfied with the results.  Six weeks ago the Arsenal were well placed among the leaders, but circumstances made them experimenting necessary, and they began to lose ground.  Arsenal need have no anxiety about team building in the future.  Like most other clubs when the London Combination competition was extended to clubs outside the Metropolis they set out to strengthen their reserve talent, and they have been rewarded.  The Arsenal reserves have lived up to their reputation as London Combination champions.  Financially the club have done well.  Everton; Davies; Cresswell, O’Donnell; Kelly, Hart, Virr; Critchley, Martin, Dean, Weldon, and Troup.  Arsenal; Patterson; Parker, John; Baker, Butler, Blyth; Hulme, Buchan, Shaw, Brain, and Peel.  Referee; W.P. Harper, Stourbridge. 

EVERTON 3 ARSENAL 3
May 7 th 1928. The Daily Courier.
RECORDS GO AMID MEMORABLE SCENES AT GOODISON PARK.
“SIXTY” DEAN SURPASSES CAMSELL AND EVERTON MAKE THEIR FIRST CENTURY
Memorable scenes marked the final match between Everton and the Arsenal at Goodison Park, when two records were made. Dean became the champion English goal-scorer passing Camsell's figure of 59 by one, and his club set up new goal-scoring figures of 102, their greatest total in a season of League games. It was well on the second half before “Sixty” Dean made history. A sporting incident was that John Butler, the Arsenal international centre-half, who had been doing his utmost to spoil “Dixie” ambition, took the opportunity of going up and giving him a hand-shake.

EXCITED SPECTATOR'S DASH TO CHAMPION SHARPSHOOTER.
The history-making game was not one of Dean's most spectacular in a way although it was characteristic of him, for when the ball came in from a corner Dean was in the midst of a bunch of players –friend and foe, and when it was a case of whose head was going to reach the ball first it was a foregone conclusion it would be Dean's. He nodded the ball into the right hand corner of the net. The air was full of electrical disturbances after that, and it was just possible the crowd might have over-run the ground as they saw Dean's colleagues hugging him. Instead, the crowd cheered themselves, out for more than five minutes without stopping. A small boy wriggled by policemen and officials, and succeeded in reaching Dean in the centre of the field and giving him a handshake.

MARKS OF AFFECTION.

Then an excited supporter rushed on waving his arms wildly until he reached Dean, and likewise gave him a hand grip. Not content with that, he proceeded to ruffle Dean's hair as a further mark of affection before Referee Harper, not too gently seized him by the scruff of the neck and the pantaloons, and pushed him into the hands of a policeman. Fortunately the crowd refrained from over running the ground. Everton sustained a shock in the first two minutes when Shaw, reminding us of Chambers in his style, and who proved an admirable leader, put the Arsenal ahead with a direct shot Davies, not too confident, letting the ball slip through his hands. Dean, however, immediately raised the temporary drooping spirits with a couple of goals, which helped him well on the road to beating Camsell's 59. The first one from a corner taken by Critchley, Martin turning the ball over to Dean, who clinched matters with his head. The second was from a penalty kick , after Butler had accidentally tripped Dean, who fell heavily. It was, however, an exceptionally clean game. Everton with the first goal, had reached the “100” mark this season, and Dean now started to chase the elusive record-breaking goal, which seemed so hard to obtain and did not arrive until seven minutes before the end. This also followed a corner kick, taken by Troup, and it was easily Dean's head, which was first to the ball to nod it into the net amid a memorable scene. Shaw, who was one of the best forwards the Gunners had on view, was a capable leader, and he was responsible for a goal right at the beginning and at the end. O'Donnell made him a present of a goal near the interval, for he inexplicably turned the ball over his own goal line as Davies was attempting to pick it up. Teams: - Everton: - Davies, goal, Cresswell (captain) and O'Donnell, backs, Kelly, Hart and Virr half-backs, Critchley, Martin, Dean, Weldon and Troup, forwards. Arsenal: - Paterson, goal, Parker, and John, backs, Baker, Butler, and Blyth, half-backs, Hulme, Buchan, Shaw, Brain, and Peel, forwards.

 

MANCHESTER CITY RESERVES 4 EVERTON RESERVES 2

April 7 th 1928. The Daily Courier.

CENTRAL LEAGUE (Game 42)

Everton Reserves did not deserved to be beaten so thoroughly at Maine-road, for they had as much of the play as the home team finishing however, was poor by the forwards after good midfield work came to naught. French led his line well and was unlucky with some clever shots turned away and good defence. Against the run of play Smelt scored for Manchester, but just before the interval Easton following a prolonged attack, equalised. Directly the second half was resumed, the Manchester took the lead again and Smelt scored a third, before Easton again beat Gray, the Manchester custodian. Tilson settled the issue by a head from a centre by Hicks . Everton: - Whalley goal, Common and Kennedy, backs, Bain, Griffiths, and Rooney, half-backs, Meston, French, Jones, and Stein forwards.

 

HAPPY TIMES

May 7 1928. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury.

The spectators who remain in their places loudly cheered the Everton players, when they appeared in the director's stand. The speeches at the presentation of the championship cup were heard in all parts of the ground by means of amplifiers.

Mr. John McKenna president of the league, in presenting it said: - ‘' I need not tell you what a pleasure it is for me to be here to present this cup, this is the third time Everton have achieved championship honours. The first time was thirty-seven years ago, in 1891. The team that won then, were a similar body of experts at their business as the present team and they were the same again because they were gentlemen on and off the field. I congratulate the directors on having such a fine team and also for showing such fine judgement in selecting the players it is a policy that Everton have always followed to get the best and place them on the field. The team are a credit to the club a credit to themselves and to the game they play.''

The president went on to recall some of the past achievements of the Everton and in handling the cup to Cresswell, the captain, said'' I congratulate you and your colleagues upon your achievement, and hope that you many have the luck to retain the cup next season, but would advise you not to be like Huddersfield and have too much on your plate at once. I would like to congratulate your champion goal scorer William Dean, upon his wonderful record''

Cresswell said,'' as captain I am proud to receive the cup, it has been a great season, and if all goes well I hope we achieve the self-same honour next season.''

Mr. W.C Cuff chairman of the Everton Football Club said on behalf of the club he wished to thank all the spectators for the splendid support they had given the club throughout the season and for the magnificent ovation accorded the players upon having won the league champion. ‘' I am sure you will all agree, he continued that this has been the most strenuous season in the history of english football it has been a wonderful season, and we have the proud satisfaction that our centre-forward William dean has created a fresh record by scoring 60 league goals. Dean will be the first to thank you for your support and to thank every other member of the team for the support they have given him.'' In conclusion the chairman expressed the gratitude of the club and spectators to the president of the football league for coming at great inconvenience to present the league trophy. He hoped they would have the pleasure and happiness off meeting him there twelve months hence to re-present the cup. He called for three cheers for the president, and that were given with great gusto a special cheer being raised for the players as they left the stands

NORTH WEST HOTEL

Everton held what they termed a domestic gathering, on Saturday night, at the North-Western Hotel under the chairmanship of Mr. W C Cuff all the players except Taylor were present, Mr. cuff said they had every reason to be a joyous party. He did not remember a season where the tension had been so great. When one looked at the league chart and found fifteen points between twenty-two clubs in forty-two matches than one not only saw the equality and evenness, but one said the greater is the merit of the victorious team. He paid a tribute to the fine behaviour of the team and said that Everton players had justly earned the team''champions'' in the greatest season the game had ever known. As secretary and of the founders of the centre-league he hoped next year Everton would win the central league championship.

No club in England, Scotland, Ireland or Wales had been able to celebrate its jubilee with championship honours until now. Mr. cuff spoke of the loyalty of the players and the particular aim of the club to play good class football, a type that should appeal to friend and foe.

Mr. Ernest Green vice chairman, reterred to the fine captaincy of Cresswell and the preforance of William Dean. Mr. Jack Sharp recalled a period when Everton should have won a league for they were leading arsenal, when fog stopped play at the replay of this game they were beaten, thus a championship was lost to the club. It was a happy thought that they had wound up a successful season against arsenal that day.

Mr. A Coffey and secretary McIntosh also spoke. Cresswell thanked the speakers on behalf of the players and said it was a pleasure to captain the side. The treatment was just the same in weal or woe at this club, and no one could wish to work for finer masters.

Dean said, he looked upon the captain as his mascot. They wanted the english cup now. Dean thanked all the team for helping him to his record. Hart, Mr. Dan Kirkwood (who helped Everton to win their first championship 1I 1891), Mr. John Fare, H Cooke (the trainer) also spoke.

It was announced that to-day the winners of the league will visited the white star liner in Gladstone Dock visit the empire theatre to-night, the Shakespeare theatre to-morrow night, and leave for Switzerland on Wednesday morning.

 

EVERTON RESERVES 3 TRANMERE ROVERS 2

May 8 th 1928. The Daily Courier.

LIVERPOOOL SENIOR CUP FINAL

AFTER EXTRA TIME.

For many seasons Tranmere Rovers have made unavailing efforts to win the Liverpool Senior Cup. The gods were again them at Anfield last night, and Everton become the possessors of the trophy by the odd goal scored during extra time. The Rovers had the better-balanced attack with Charlton as the craftsman of the line. The inside right player beautiful football, and rarely did a pass go astray. Jones made him an ideal partner, and if Urmson was not so successful as the opposite wing Littlehales and Beswick were virile raiders. The ex-Nomad was a dashing centre, and many times tested Hardy, who was in brilliant form. A simple incident led to Everton taking the lead. Campbell anticipating a goal kick, kept off Easton and allowed the ball to pass out. The referee's decision was a corner. This was accurately placed and Jone's head piloted the ball into the net. Two minutes from the interval Jones crossed and Littlehales equalised. The second half failed to produced a goal, so extra time was called. When only three of the opening 15 minutes had passed Beswick gave the Rovers the lead. Then the centre was brought down near goal, but Hardy saved. Hands against Thirkell, who, with his partner Yates made a great defensive pair, gave Everton a penalty kick, Easton scoring. With the sides again on level terms it was anybody's battle, but five minutes from the end Easton gave the blues the lead, shooting through a ruck of players from a free kick. Griffiths, the Everton centre-half, was wonderfully successful both in defence and as an attacking force (Hardy saved a Jones penalty during game). Everton: - Hardy, goal, Common and Kennedy, backs, Bain, Griffiths and Rooney, half-backs, Meston, Dunn, Easton, French, Jones and Stein, forwards.

 

EVERTON TOURISTS.

May 9 th 1928. The Daily Courier.

The Everton officials and players leave Lime-street, Liverpool at 9.45 a.m. today for the Switzerland tour. They will leave London in the evening and will travel via Dover and Calais. Four matches will be played during the tour which extends until May 23, as follows: - may 12 v Bale; May 13 v Berne; May 17, v Zurich; May 20, v Geneva.

 

BALE 0 EVERTON 2

May 15 1928, THE Liverpool Echo

Here is ‘'bees'' first dispatch from Switzerland as promised, bale may 12

Everton had their first taste of football in Switzerland to-day- a perfects summer's day, a crowd of 6,000 and a hard game for the home side, who are amateurs and naturally did not stay the second half in the manner of the well trained professionals. Who really walked to victory by two goals to nil. Dean scoring both goals- neither exactly a characteristic goal even if the first was by usual channel, namely a header. There are many features in football here that are worth special attention. The ground rather full of holes and these, with a light ball and a ground of small dimensions made ball control difficult. Balse ground has one stand and somewhat primitive arrangements, but one does not marvel of this in view of the fact that bale have to leave this ground shortly, and grounds hare cost thousands of pounds. Land is priced at 35s to 75s per yard-which means that England is a place fit for heroes. Here we had uncommon sight of the team stripping in the hotel, here's another sight a 45 minutes' clock, big for the benefit of the spectators, it ticked it way through two 45'S on ‘'a cricket day'' and bale admitted that Everton were ‘'very clever'' prior to the big match there was a match between boys' side: afterwards the boys lined up to form an avenue for the entrance of the crack players on the field of play before the game there were cheers for Everton, a huge bouquet of flowers for the chairman Mr. W.C Cuff, and an address of welcome in the centre of the field as witness. Welcome masters, Dr K Ibach-christen, of the Balse FC said; - as chairman of the balse F.C. I have the honour to welcome in our town the most famous representative of the English football. We consider us very lucky people to be the first to see the winners of the league championship play our boys. Your fame, spread all over the world, assured us of a fine lesson of football you will show us how that wonderful game should be played. We welcome in the famous Everton our masters on the playfield but we also welcome in everyone of your charming party a highly esteemed friend. We who have been lucky to be with you for the last two days assure you that the name of the proud Everton never will be forgotten in Basle. Three cheers to Everton. The fact that dean, the record goal-getter in the English FA (60 goals) got two was noteworthy in that it made his total for nearly a year into 97 and he aims at raising the century in the twelve month. The Balse spectators took deep interest in every kick and while they admired the craft and subtlety of the English side, they would probably have liked a dozen goals against their own side. It appears the crowd here are fashioned that way. They love to see the ball at the back of the severely-severe net- a hard net of wire, not a rope-web, as in England, Everton of course, preferred to play the part of artistry rather than take a gross of goals. Yet the chances of a tall score were there but for a brilliant display by an elongated goalkeeper who patted them out in a style quite unorthodox, still he was the hero of his side, and he was ‘'banked'' by the clever full backs and a pirate after the pattern of seddon, of Bolton wanderers. The refereeing was quite good. All told and one wished only that the referee had been clothed in the distinctive black, instead of his gay coloured pullover. Here one learns how to take a home defeat with relish. Here are appreciates the endearuour of good sporting swiss.

Folk to make us comfortable, and to make spectators learn of english styles. Messrs Ruprecht of Thornton Senn (ex-president) and a former Wallsay resided, Mr. C.A. Hintermann did all in their power to make the Balse visit enjoyable with football and visits to the wonderful-spots of this wonderful land. Balse is a town a wheel, a population of 140,000 and 25000 on pushbikes (taxed 2s 6d a year). A clean city surrounded by unusual scenery and features. A roman theatre, the Rphine with a flow that leads nine hoop wheels to make electricity for Germany, a right hand rule of the road that has nearly led to six Evertonians death thus early. Taking of somber matters this is the time to tell you of the journey up with the players chairman and directors- a Coffey, W Gibbins and J Sharp and Dr Baxter, with secretary tom McIntosh: - we had a brisk and brusque journey from Dover to Calais followed by a night of furious engine driving by two''devil-may-cares'' who led the train to leave the line half a dozen times. Dixen dean is something of an expert in the train business, having been in the keeping of some of the lads of Wirrall railway shed. He swear the drivers took us off the main line and he should know. The roll call at Balse occupied at 5.45am a miracle where footballers are concerned-and after a lazy day and the discovery of me sharp's bag, we went joy rides, seeing the slights. Then came the slight Everton''battling''with bale. The latter newly scored once, but their work bore the amateur stamp. Mr. Wilson ex-Burnley and Notts county is in charge of Berne and he tells me the Hungarians have gone back some through insisting on working the ball up the middle. In their trial spins the Hungarians insist that the players walk with the ball and keep it on the ground. In this game at Basle, the main feature of the Everton side was the charm of Cresswell. The breezy daring of O'Donnell. The fine all-rounded half-back work Virr played particularity well, and the ‘'dancing'' of Tommy Weldon was accompanied with a flash finish by Critchley. It was holiday football, with fact compared to try-on, Balse had the will and the emergy they lacked finesse and Finnish. They were wretchedly weak in front of the goal and were especially strong in defence. The game showed a showiness of goalkeeping by the Balse goalkeeper, that was perhaps stressed, while his tardiness in clearing (by delaying his kick or by a fancy throwaway instead of a kick away). Were faults that should be remedied and we haste to the bears'' of Berne, forgetting that dean, Kelly and some others were over-effected with mal de mer, what time Mr. cuff ‘s son and your humble were taking pigeon French to ‘'spark''on the steamship empress, and listening to the lancashire cricket score per daventry. There by the way, clubs allow substitutes; - so Everton dressed about sixteen men for the opening game, but had no need to call on there although dean got one bang and Cresswell and Weldon fell rather heavily on the hard surface. There is one rule the Balse folk do not understand the goalkeeoper in possession can be charged.

 

BERNE 0 EVERTON 5

May 17, Bees Swiss dispatch (Berne by post)

Today, the Everton club have sampled a fresh supply of the swiss football style and have come through with flying colours having won their game with the crack Berne club here by five goals to nought. Thus, so far they have seven goals, two victories, and no goals against, and hear their reputation well, for they have not been beaten in any continental tour in their history.

Berne is not only beautiful, it has a football possibility that is very large. The arrangement of the ground is excellent, and the turf was so much better than at the bale ground, that I felt sure we should see Everton at their best. Bale people were remarkably kind to the visitors all through the weekend, Evan going so far as to oblique us with professional artistry on the piano per the charming Mme max manager Moeschlin.

Sunday morning saw us hasten off towards the Alps, and having landed at Berne, and dined en route we were than housed at the hotel Bristol, and within half an hour started the second issue.

It was suggested that if similar arrangements were made at Goodison Park, there would be a long interval after the game, and the people of Liverpool would bask in the sunshine if in nothing stronger, women and children were here in plentiful numbers, all had a deep enthusiasm for the game, and when the home side started to make a raid of any kind the strange cry of ‘'up, up, up was raised. This is the national football cry, and against Everton there was little chance for that cry to be raised for the Everton players enjoyed the springy turf that was their but to-day and they played their very best although there, had been charges through injuries. Bain coming in at half-back and Kennedy showing up at full back with O'Donnell playing at outside left, owing to Troup having put his shoulder out at midnight. A common occurrence years ago for the plucky little fellow, it was hard lines that Troup should not be able to play because he had engaged in no fewer than ninety-nine consecutive appearances for the club, and was keen to raise the century. However midnight decided otherwise, and we all had the pleasure of seeing O'Donnell play wonderful football, and suggest a WH Smith with a larger heart. He scored a goal, and martin got two while Bain took one and dean the other one. Dean of course was the big noise with the peoples here, but to be candid, he has had two poorest matches, consequent upon injuries and he had not been going three minutes before he stubbed his ankle in the game, so that Everton called upon their substitute Kelly, who played for just a quarter of an hour and never turned a hair, nor yet a set of perspiration. The continental idea of substitutes to be all-wrong, you can call upon a man in the last twenty minutes if someone drops out through injury. Berne had eight international players, those who had seen Everton against bale through they would be hard put to beat Berne, which is not the case, it was an easy victory caused through the quick play of the Everton side in every rank and through the vestment of Martin and Weldon, who had not liked the bale hard ground there was a rich turf that allowed them to work the ball and swiftly thus these players make their first-time passes. This is their great asset, they had no chance against a fine defender. Davies did all that was necessary and did it smartly, and Kennedy played with rare rim, yet discretion at full back as half back hart was rested, and the height and ability of Griffith had a subduing effect upon the homicide. Who had little idea how to overcome the wile and guile of the classy side. It was a fine game to watch and the 8,000 spectators who gathered here and waited the coming out of the players- late as usual for here they think nothing of taking a quarter of an hour's grace prior to the advertised time of kick off. The crowd I saw enjoyed every bit of the game. Naturally these amateurs who work for their living and play for fun are not well trained and pros wore them down pretty emphatically. But Everton were not a lone in this glory here, as a revelation was made at bale where Mr. WC Cuff son HH Cuff had been left behind so that he could gibe assistance to the bale club, who procreated to win by 6 goals to five after leading by five to one at half tine. I think bale tried to keep young Cuff in their own tow, he played outside left and alongside him to our astonishment was the bespectacled DR. Ibach president of the bale club. The Dr played in his glasses and in spite of the handicap took the opportunity to head a cross centre of soon power and gain a goal.

 

A SWISS X1 0 EVERTON 1

May 18 th 1928. The Daily Courier.

O'DONNELL'S GOAL BEATS SWISS ELEVEN AT ZURICH

Everton yesterday defeated a strong Swiss combination of the Zurich F.C. by a goal scored in the second half by O'Donnell before a crowd of 10,000 at Zurich. The Zurich side included players, from Bale, Bernie and Lugano, eight of whom are internationals, and one of whom is the Swiss Olympic captain. Everton had to play without Dean, who was assisting England against France in Paris, and they also had several other reserves out. The first half was very closely contested, although it was chiefly owing to the stout defence of the Swiss that Everton were not leading at the interval. Ramseyer, the Swiss Olympic captain was the mainstay of his side in this half. For Everton, Virr and Kennedy played sparkling football, and in fact the team as a whole greatly impressed the crowd with their fine technique. The close marking of the Swiss by the Englishmen was commented upon, and the Swiss learned their lesson well. Everton gained three corners and the Swiss two, but all proved fruitless and the teams crossed over without a goal having been scored. Play in the second half was more spirited, each side striving hard to obtain the lead. Everton, however, quickly asserted themselves and bombarded the Swiss goal from all angles. Kelly shot hard from a free kick and Troup lobbed a corner right into the goalmouth, but each time the Swiss goalkeeper effected magnificent saves. A few minutes later a similar situation found Everton still unable to score, but then a centre from Critchley was brilliantly taken by O'Donnell, who shot hard into the net. With only a few minutes to go the Swiss fought desperately for a draw, and the Everton defence was severely tested. The Swiss forwards, however, lacked just that bit of extra thrust and Everton held out until the final whistle.

 

DEAN SCORED TWO FOR ENGLAND

May 18 th 1928. The Daily Courier.

FRANCE 1 ENGLAND 5

Dean, the famous Everton centre-forward scored two of England's goal, and nearly a third, in this international at the Colobes Stadium Paris yesterday when 25,000 spectators were present. Dean scored the third after a fine dribbling and passing by the English forwards. Dean scored another in the second half, after 19 minutes Dean scored the fourth goal for England with a high shot over the goalkeeper's head (Lob).

DEAN SCORED TWO MORE GOALS
May 20 1928. The Liverpool Post and Mercury.
Dean scored 2 goals against Belgium, England winning at Belgium 3-1

Meet Dixie Dean.
Sunday Post - Sunday 20 May 1928
I RAN across Dixie Dean, the Everton centre, a few days ago. He was examining young greyhound, which I expect lie will buy and sent- one another of the Glasgow tracks. It is hoped that Dixie will match one of his dogs against one owned by Jimmy M'Grory at the White City, Glasgow. I first met Dean when he was with Tranmere Rovers. I was living with Neil M'Bain, Everton and now of Liverpool, in Wallasey—across the Mersey from Liverpool—and went to see Dixie play. M‘Bain was daft about Dean, and I reckon Neil had some influence in securing him for Everton. I met the centre next after an International at Cardiff, when the Scottish football party returned to their hotel in London. Dean, M'Bain, Trainer Jack Elliot, Alec Troup, Jock M‘Donald, and others of the Everton lot joined the party, of which Mr. Tom White, of Celtic, was the leading spirit.

SWISS OLYMPLIC 2 EVERTON 3
May 21 st 1928. The Liverpool Courier.
Everton yesterday defeated the Swiss Olympic eleven at Geneva. There was an enthusiastic crowd of 10,000 present when the match started in fine weather. The turf was hard and fast. Showing incisiveness in attack, Everton overran their opponents during the first half. During which they scored three times, well O'Donnell the first goal and Griffiths following with a brace. This was the state of the game when the teams changed ends. In the second half Everton held their opponents until the last quarter of an hour, when a particularly fierce attack yielded the Swiss a goal through their inside right Jaggio and within a few minutes Abbeggen netted again for the Swiss from the inside-left position. The Swiss were very shaky and often out mancenved in the first half, by Everton's fine team work, but after the interval they showed great improvement. Their defence was particularly sound and successfully stopped all the visitors efforts to increase their lead. Everton's two backs proved an ideal defence, rapid in movement and showing fine power and direction in their kicking. The halves were good and Kelly played a magnificed game as well as the two wingers. The victory of Everton was enthusiastically acclaimed by the crowd, who all agreed that it was well deserved.

ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL. TOWN LEAVES EVERfON.
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette-Saturday 26 May 1928
Brown '(Everton's right half-back) was yesterday transferred to Nottingham Forest. Brown, who went to Everton from Cambuslang in 1914, he is 29 years of age.

BILLY BROWN
May 26, 1928 The Liverpool Post and Mercury
W. Brown, Everton clever right half back was yesterday transferred to Notts Forest. A player who has served Everton well for many seasons brown is still a most useful exponent of construction half-backs player, and he should do well with his new club, brown entered first division football when he was but seventeen. His first match for Everton was against Manchester City in December 1914, so that although he is a veteran in Everton service, he should still have several years of football to serve. Like many other first class players Brown came from Cambuslang rangers and his style always pleased at Goodison Park in the 1926-27 season he played in twenty-five league games and twenty-eight in the preceding season but he has had few changes since Everton secured Kelly brown stands 5ft 8ins and weights 11stone 6lbs.

ALEX IN FORFAR
Dundee Courier - Wednesday 30 May 1928
Alex Troup, the ex-Dundee footballer, is present on holiday in his native Forfar. He has been on tour with Everton in Switzerland.

EVERTON DEFENDER UNSIGNED
Sunday Post - Sunday 03 June 1928
DAVID RAITT, the Everton full back, who is still unsigned, paid a visit the other day to the scene his early triumphs —Dundee. The burly Scot was not long in making himself known to several local officials on Tayside, and there is just the possibility that he may return to Scottish football. It is a pity that a player of Raitt’s ability should have to feature in the Second Eleven, but everyone on Mersey- side is quite agreed that it is only the brilliance of Cresswell in the Goodison rear which kept David out of the League team last season.

GATE RECEIPTS
June 8, 1928. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury.
Everton the champions of the first division of the football league had a record financial season the amount of income over expenditure being £10,499. Gate receipts amounted nearly £60,000, while players wages and transfer fees cost £18,077 and £1929 was expended on players benefits visiting clubs received £6,262 as their share of the gates at Goodison Park. The annual meeting will be held next Friday at the central hall, Renshaw-Street at .30pm. A dividend of 7 and a half per cent's recommended. The retiring directors are Messrs CS Baxter, E Green, and AR Wade who are eligible and often themselves for reelection, and no other nomination having been received, they will be declared elected. The expenditure income and profit and loss accounts are appended.

EXPENDITURES, players wages and transfer etc, £18,077 0s 0d, players benefits £1929 3s 7d, medical fees players accidents insurance's etc, £342 16s 5d, gate division to visitors, £6,262 18s 8s, travelling expenses £2,872 9s 10d, advertising billposting, printing and stationary £335, 5s 11s, gate expenses and trainers wages, £1,107 7s 9d, ground expenses and ground men wages, £2,595 2s 7d, national health and unemployment insurance's, £136 14s 11d, rent rates taxes lighting, water telephone, insurance tax £8,246 11s d0, office expenses, secretary's salary, postage etc, £899 3s 5d, bank interest and commission £908 3s 5d, clothing materials and shoes £326, 16s 6d, league percentages, subscriptions contributions etc, £782, 8s 7d, law costs and accountancy charges £741 5s 8s. Total £50,963 6s 2d, balance to profits old loss account £10,499 15s 4d,

INCOME, gate receipts £52,492 4s 9d, proceeds of matches played away £7,374 2s 11d, percentage of semi-final cup tie £661, 6s 3d, season tickets £617, 2s 6d, advertising contractors for programmes boarding and refreshments £200,5s 1d, share transfer fee £6,10s d0, rent from sub tenants £111,10s 0d, total £61,463 1s 6d, profits and cost accounts June 3 1927, to dividend declared this day at 7 half per cent per annue less income tax £117, 17s 0d

May 5 1928 to depreciation now written off stands etc 10 per cent. Balance carried forward £49,647 7s 7d, total £53,300 11s 00d.

By surplus at this duty as per certified account may 7 1927 $41,973 19s 0d, may 5 1928, by income from Gwladys street property £2838s 3d, income from Goodison-avenue etc property £415 4s 9d, interest from investments war loan £125,0s 0d, consoled loan £46, amounted of income in excess of expenditure £10499 15s 4d, total £53,300 11s 1d.

 

HOUGHTON TO EXETER CITY

June 14 th 1928. The Liverpool Courier

Houghton, who was on the Everton's books as a forward for six years and was a schoolboy international, has been transferred to Exeter City

EXETEH CITY.

Exeter and Plymouth Gazette -Friday 15 June 1928

H. Haughton, the Everton forward, has been transferrer to Exeter City. He is a native Liverpool, and for the past three season has been playing with the Reserves as inside-left. He is 5ft 8in height, and weighs 10st I2lb.

ANNUAL MEETING

June 16, 1928. The Liverpool Post and Mercury.

Last night Everton held their annual meeting, and much interested was aroused in the reading of the letter from lord mayor miss Margaret Beavan, as follows'' I am interested in the approach of the jubilee of the Everton football club and in compilation of a souvenir history. England a nation of sportsmen, and football occupies a prominent position in the world of sport. It draws for its patrons all classes of the community particularly those who are not able to join in the more expensive branches of recreation. The Everton football club has had a fine career, and is now firmly entrenched of a large following. I congratulate them on the success which has attended the club and wish them every prosperity.''

Mr. W C Cuff, was in the chair, and was supported by directors e green a wade, a Coffey, H. Banks, WJ. Sawyer, J. Sharp, W. Gibbins, and Dc Baxter.

Mr. Cuff reviewing the season's success pointed to the value of their stands and property in and around Goodison Park. He said the receipts were the highest of any league cup, which spoke volumes for the loyalty of their supporters, who struck to them through thick and thin. The board appreciated this loyalty and the directors believed that the board was entitled to praise for making admirable accommodating for their followers. Casting their minds back a twelve months, when they came before the shareholders, they would remember that he told them the period was the most nerve-racking in the club history, and that their non success was due to the over anxiety of the players, who could not play their nature game. The team was good enough to put them near the top, and my prophecy and confidence in the team has been justified. When the players had no bogey they brought off the championship.

The season was one of the most stern in the history of the game, and their victory demonstrated the ability and loyalty of the players in a season, where there was equality such as had not been occurring in any previous season. The credit of winning the championship was all the more worthy in such circumstances, and it was a happy inspiration that led them to victory in the jubilee year. There were grateful to the players, as a team. They admired their team spirit, continual Mr. cuff, and everyone should agree that eventually in the memorable final game. The whole team worked for one player, so that dean should score his record of 60 league goals.

Dean is the first to acknowledge the assistance, he has had from his comrades. They had a splendid set of players for next season and they were hopeful that next season, and they were hopeful that another successful season would result. The club had the sanction of the league for substantial and suitable present'' in kind'' each to the value of £25, they wanted the shareholders to rejoice with them. The difficulty of course is to find a place to accommodate 800 shareholders (a voice'' what about Wembley''). Mr. Cuff said the shareholders would be presented with the jubilee history book and that it was proposed to hold a banquet on august 20 TH at the Adolph hotel. Shareholders must make known their decision to be present by July 20 TH . Everybody said Mr. Cuff regretted the death of the member of the board Dr Baxter. A man who set Everton on its successful way and freely gave funds to start the club at its birth. They were happy to co-opt his son Dr Cecil Baxter thus keeping the name still prominently connected with the club. The assembly stood for a moment's silence as a token of their esteem for the late Dr Baxter.

Another matter of rejoicing was the appearance of director banks who had given great personal attention to the club and it offices. They were happy to see him present after his severe illness. Mr. cuff suggested that a year ago he could not have raised a smile for any money. He remarked that the championship's victory of 1915. Lacked in a measure the glamour of victory owing to the war, and the previous championships had been won in the Anfield-road days, their next hope was to get a further trophy to bear it company. The chairman pointed out that they proposed to settle the vexed question of the shareholders stands. There would in the future be no A and B stands. The shareholders would be together in one common while he pointed out that they had the sanction for two additional and special medals for Davies, and Martin, who had not qualified for the league champions medal, owing to their having been called into service in the last two months. Finally Mr. Cuff reterred tio the tour of Switzerland, in which he said the Everton players upheld the name of Everton, and won all their games, but did more, they got a further invitation to visit the terms and to show there the real football. The report and balance sheets were adopted, Mr. WJ. Sawyer seconded. On the proposition of Mr. E. Green and Mr. Gibbins seconding a dividend of 7 half per cent. Was declared and Mr. McIntosh (secretary) announced that they, had twenty-seven professional players engaged and a number of very promising amateurs. Messrs Green and Wade and DR. Baxter were re-elected directors.

Mr. Denaro moved a vote of thanks to the directors, and reminded them that he had done something similar a year ago, in vastly different circumstances. Everybody realized how admirably the board had worked, Mr. H. Trevor Ellis seconded. Mr. Charles Wright added his congratulations for which Mr. Curr expressed gratitude and reterred to the work of his colleagues and the help and harmony of everyone in authority. He mentioned that they had hundreds of congratulations, and he was very happy to receive a wireless message from the captain and offers of the franconia. The english league cup, the Liverpool cup, and the cup pressed to the club at Geneva were on view. The following players were announced as being signed on, Goal, Davies hardy, backs, Cresswell, O'Donnell, Common Kennedy, half0backs, Kelly, Hart, Virr, Bain, Griffiths, Rooney, Curr, forwards, Crithcley, Forshaw, Dean, Weldon, Troup, Dunn, Meston, White, Jones Martin, Stein, Lewis, Easton, French, Amateurs –goal, Whalley, WE Stephenson, Forwards CR Webster, J. Roscoe, J. Templeman. The attendance at the Everton Football Club meeting approved the proposed sanctioned by the management committee of the League, to make a present to each of 13 players to the value of £25. It was also stated that League championship medals, would be present to Taylor, Cresswell, O'Donnell, Kelly, Hart, Virr, Critchley, Forshaw, Dean, Weldon, and Troup, and other medals to Davies and Martin, who had not qualified by number of matches played for League championship medals. The members of the board would receive mementos, the chairman stated, and each of the 800 shareholders a souvenir volume of the history of the club. He also stated the shareholders were to be entertained to a banquet in the Adelphi hotel on August 20. The directors present were Messrs W.C. Cuff, E. Green, WJ Sawyer, J. Sharp, WC Gibbons, AR Wade, A.Coffey, H. Banks and Dr. CS Baxter.

ANOTHER NEW PLAYER FOR NELSON.

Burnley Express-Wednesday 18 July 1928

Nelson have signed- Thomas Wilkinson, inside forward, who for the last two seasons has been with Everton. He is 24 years of age, stands 5ft. 8 ½ ., and scales list. 71b.

MISSED BY DERBY COUNTY.

Derby Daily Telegraph - Monday 30 July 1928

What Happened to International Footballer. How Mr. Jack Sharp, the cricket and soccer international, who is now director of Everton football club, and his brother Bert were missed Derby County is told in to-day's "Athletic News." Mr. Sharp states I made my mind to qualify for the Lancashire Cricket Club, and but for this ambitions should have joined Derby County, who wanted Bert and I to play for them. We have practically arranged to go to Derby, and were to have met their officials at Birmingham to talk the matter over, but q, friend of ours had been in communication with Everton. " I think it was the very same day that we should have met the Derby officials that Everton came to the Villa ground and secured our transfers. Mr. Harry Newbold, then Derby County's secretary, was very sore about it. He had never dreamt missing us, and no one had we any thought of the likelihood of joining Everton until this rapid development.' I was with Everton eleven seasons and Bert about a couple, after which he joined Southampton. Throughout my eleven years with Everton I never played in the second team.

AMERICA'S FOOTBALL QUEST.

Hull City -Monday 30 July 1928

OFFER TO " DIXIE " DEAN REFUSED.

Three English League players accompanied George Moorhouse, the manager of the New York Giants Soccer team, on tne White Star liner Celtic, which left Liverpool for New York on Saturday. players are: D. McMullan, the Irish International half back, Liverpool, F.C.. C. K. Glover, who has played for Everton, Southport, New Brighton and Borough, and J. C. Harrington, formerly with Liverpool, .Luton Town, and Millwall. They have all signed agreements to play for the New York next season. America is still prepared to pay large sums for really first-class English footballers. It is stated that a bid was made for Dixie ' Dean, the Everton and England Inter national centre forward, tho terms offered being a week. Dean, however, preferred to remain England, and the overtures were not successful.

From Wikipedia

Charles Edward "Teddy" Glover (7 April 1902 in Bootle , Liverpool, England 8 February 1993 in Pueblo, Colorado ) was a US soccer full back who began his career in the lower English divisions before playing several seasons in the American Soccer League . He is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

In August 1922, Glover began his professional career with New Brighton A.F.C. of the English Third Division North . On 14 July 1925, he moved to Southport F.C. for two seasons. On 5 August 1927, he was transferred to Wigan Borough F.C. . In 1928, he moved to the United States where he signed with the New York Giants of the Eastern Soccer League . The Giants moved to the American Soccer League in 1930, playing as the New York Soccer Club . In the spring of 1931, Glover moved to the New York Giants. However, this was a different team than the previous Giants. When the first Giants renamed themselves the New York Soccer Club, the owner of the New York Nationals decided to rename the Nationals the Giants. In the spring of 1931, the Giants won the ASL championship. The Giants folded after the spring 1932 season and Glover moved to the New York Americans . The first ASL collapsed in the summer of 1933, to be replaced by the second ASL. The Americans moved to the new league. In 1934, Glover joined Brookhattan of the ASL, remaining with them until 1940. He then finished out his career with Pfaelzer S.C. of the German American Soccer League and Brooklyn S.C.

Glover was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1951.

Teddy also served as an assistant coach at the University of Southern Colorado (now CSU-Pueblo) in 1991 and 1992.

Born 7 april 1902, Bootle, Liverpool

 

May 1928