EVERTON BRING THE CUP TO LIVERPOOOL
May 1 1933. Liverpool Post and Mercury
The Duchess of York's Congratulations
Lord Derby's Speech at the celebration Dinner.
Everton won the Football Association Cup for the second time in their career, beating Manchester City 3-0 in the final at Wembley on Saturday, before a crowd of 90,000 people. Everton's previous Cup success was in 1906. The game was watched by the Duke of York and the Duchess of York, at the close, Williams Dean the Everton captain, received the Cup from the hands of the Duchness, who congratulated the team on its success. The victorious team, accomplished by the directors arrive in Liverpool at 7-30 tonight from London and after being received by the Lord Major at the Town Hall will journey to the headquarters of the club in Goodison road. Scenes of much enthusiasm marked the end of the F.A. Cup final at Wembley. In the Royal Box the Duke of York stood with the glistening silver cup in front of him. As Dean the Everton captain, had his men up the steps of the Royal box, Everton supporters learned over the railings and thumped the players on the back. The Duke shook hands with Dean and congratulated him warmly, and then the Dushness handed the Cup to the Everton captain. Each member of the team received his cup medal, and there were further cheers as the Manchester City men came up to be presented with the medals of runners-up. Escorted by police and photographs. Dean carried the Cup in triumph to the Everton dressing room.
Scenes at Night.
The West End of London was thronged at night with a crowd that seemed to have gone completely patriotic, the red, white and blue colours of the supporters of Everton and Manchester City blending in sporting harmony. Crowds of happy lucky football “fans” from every part of the country came by train, bus and tube to the West-End as soon as the stadium game ended, and there they besieged cafes and restaurants to fortify themselves for a neutral sightseeing four or a theatre. But the centres of London's Cup night celebration was the Hotel Victoris where Everton dined and danced. A crowd gave the team a bolerous reception when Dean, clasping the cup in his arms, led them into the hotel, and the staff contained the welcome inside.
Return Home of The Team.
Arrangements For Tonight.
Elaborate preparation have been made for welcoming home to Liverpool the victorious Everton team and the police have wisely made special arrangement to cope with large crowds tonight. The coach which carried the Everton team after they won the cup in 1906 will again take then through adjoleing crowds and the club has arranged for the drive who piloted the players on that occasion to again meet the team with the tour-in-hand. The team is expected to arrive at Lime-Street between 7-30 and 8 p.m. They well them go to the Wellington Monument, along Lime-Street, Renalagh-street, Church-street, Lord-street, Castle street, to the Town Hall, where there will be a club reception by the Lord Mayor (Councillr A. Gates). Afterwards the party will proceed to Goodison Park along the main road. Afterwards the Everton ground will be thrown-open, and the cup will be on view at the directors stand. Thousands of people gathered at Lime-street station on Saturday night to welcome home supporters who had been to the cup final. Extra police were on duty throughout the night.
Cowan Congratulates Dean.
“Second Goal Did It.”
The Everton players, the directors and party visited Dorking yesterday, and spent at perfect day in lovely country. They were welcome by the chairman of the local town council, and Mr. J. McKenna repaired an omission of the previous night when, by a mischance everyone forgot to say “thank-yoe, and well done.” Mr. McKenna paid a tribute to the Everton club. The chairman, and its official and moved a vote of thanks to the chairman for the admirable arrangement made for the comfort of the large party which had enjoyed every minute of the week-end. Mr. Williams Maley of Glasgow Celtic, also spoke and congratulated Everton upon signing their player Cook, who had had a lot to do with the well-earned victory at Wembley. There was an early meeting between Dean, the Everton captain and Sam Cowan, Manchester City's captain. They compared sides, and were later engaged in film work. Cowan, congratulating Dean said “We felt when we were a goal down that we had quite a reasonable chance of drawing level, if not of winning but that second goal, did the trick. It was a crushing blow, and all our boys failed to produce their best form. We know that and feel it. We do not want to hide it but we must say that you and your players kept a cool head, and played very good football indeed, in every department. There was not a weakness.
Proud of Treble.
Dean, in thanking Cowan, said “If the Cup is to go out of our keeping we hope you will be the winners,” There could be no doubt about the issue I think because speaking apart from myself, these was not a weakness anywhere. Our follows were very confident and they kept together well. I think the turf was magnificent and suited our tactics, and while we sympathize with you, of course, you will understand we are extremely proud of the treble honours of the First Division, second Division, and the Cup in successive years. “I don't think that record will ever be equalised chiefly because the winning of the Second Division Championship and the next year the First Division is so uncommon. It has only been done by Liverpool and Everton. When you take in the Cup at the third and final effort, well, really it is a miracle isn't it.”
The Manchester City team spent yesterday at Eastborne. During the afternoon a number of the players visited Beachy Head, and others enjoyed a walk along the parades. They return to London in the evening.
Lord Derby's Grand Children Take Sides.
A fitting climax to Everton's Cup final victory was recognized on Saturday night at the Victoria Hotel, their headquarters when a large body of officials and friends met at dinner with the Everton chairman Mr. W. C. Cuff. in the chair. The attendance included M.P's and people well known in the football world, the company being near 300 strong. Among those prominent with the directors and their ladies and the players and their ladies, were Mr. Charlie Clegg, president of the Football Association; the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councilor A. Gates, Sir Francis Joseph, Mr. Furbries M.P. for the Walton Division, Sir Fredrick Wall, secretary of the Football association. Messrs D.C. Logan, M.P. F. Romby, M.P. Sir Henry Morris, Mr. J. McKenna, English League president, Major Bennett C.B.E. Messrs J. Grant and J. Robinson for the Liverpool Association, representatives from West Bromwich Albion, Birmingham, Newcastle, Portsmouth, and other clubs including Liverpool F.C.
The King's Absence.
Regnet at Inability to See Final.
Mr. W. C. Cuff proposed the King, and referred to their regret that his Majesty had been unable through the cold weather to witness the final tie. Mr. Ernest Green vice-chairman of the club, proposed the toast of the Football Association in a happy speech, in which he pointed to his club as having won the blue riband of the football world. The parent body of the Football laid the foundations of this great game said Mr. Green. They must have been a band of enthusiasts and thrust have been idealists. “I think,” he said. “The professional side of the games owes the Football Association a deep debt of gratitude. In the eighties the governors of the game were a little afraid about the great game. They feared professionalism might be a danger to the progress of the game, but eventually they accepted the fact that professionalism must come in, though they never let it be commercialized –the rock on which the game stands today. That rule has done much for the game!
Mr. Green surveyed Everton's financial affairs, to see what might have happened had there been any allowances for commercializing the game, and he found that their shareholders would have been entitled to sums of £100 per share instead of what they got now in annual sums of 2s 8d (Laughter) . “It is obvious,” said Mr. Green “ that the game has not been commercialized and the money obtained from the game has always been put back into it by way of increasing the accommodation and comfort of the spectators.” The club were grateful to Sir Charles Clegg and Sir Fredrick Wall for their attendance that nigh. Sir Charles had been a player of repute, and until that day the cup final had only once before known a Yorkshire referee in charge, it was sir Charles, who had the honour. Sir Fredrick Wall was also a pioneer. Sir Charles Clegg laughingly thanked Mr. Green and the others for anything they might have said, but his heading or lack of it, precluded him knowing what had been said. However, he would like to compliment the team upon their victory that day.
Brain As Well As Foot.
“We need brains as well as “foot” said Sir Charles, and he added amid applause “we had a good illustration of this in young player Crosswait –the young ones can learn something from this admirable player. He said touch those coming on something worth their study. He played with his head as well as his feet, and that final tie afterwards was played in the right and proper spirit. The Lord Mayor of Liverpool Councillor Gates is proposing the tour of the players spoke of his privilege, and Lord Mayor and this latest successes would enhance the drawing power of Everton when they played their away games. When the Cup was won in 1906, the Lord Mayor of the city was a Ball; today he is a Gates. It was something more than a coincidence.
Dean and Team's Success.
W.R. Dean (captain of Everton) reminded the gathering that the bond between directors and staff and the players had a god deal to do with their success this season. “We have made up out collection now –Second Division champions, the next year first Division Champions, and now the third year the Cup, he said. “I have got my “set” and I've got a good boy to whom they will be left, declared Dean. “Everton always play the game, and play hard, but we set out to play football always. I wish to thank Mr. McKenna and all the Merseyside friends who sent telegrams of good wishes and congratulations; they come from far-off Birkenhead and Tranmere.” Mr. W. C. Cuff proposed the toast of our guest,” and reminded the gathering that being an executive officer of a club was not a bed of roses; yet he confessed there was a pleasurable side to the club such as the functions they had been holding during three successive successful years. “My directorate is keen to foster the social side of the club,” said Mr. Cuff” and when our players kindly gave us the chance of showing our endeavours we readily took on the task.” Mr. Cuff selected four names to be coupled with the toast, those of Messrs, Reginald Purbrick, M.P. Roberts Campbell (Scottish F.A.) –the Sir Charles Clegg of Scotland as Mr. Cuff purtrit –and Sir Francis Joseph, and last but by no means least the Football League president Mr. John McKenna. At this point Lord Derby entered the room and was greeted with musical honours. Lord Derby's name was “added to the list” and his lordship replying, said: - I also was invited like Mr. Graham (although not a Scot) to this dinner, but I had a prior engagement and that's why I am dressed up rather like a Father Christmas. I had little doubt who would win when I realised the colours Everton were sporting were my racing colours –black and white –only on different parts of the body. They triumphed as I hope my racing colours will. “I live Manchester –when I am in Manchester,” said his lordship,” and I love Liverpool when in Liverpool. So I kept a discreet silence regarding my outlook on the final tie. I have four grandchild and they were present at the game. They have good voices, and if anybody wanted to know where their sympathies lay they had need only to listen to their sentiments. You could lead this space soon after the start, and you could lay your money on Everton. “I hope you keep the Cup this year and next year, and finally make it your own. I would like to see your return to the City and would call for sympathy for the losers. It was good that both sides came from Lancashire. I hope all the finals will be as clean and as good as that seen today” (applause).
A Sally From Stoke.
Sir Francis Joseph made a sally at Lord Derby for his reference (some little time ago) to Stoke as the hub of the universe. He was amazed at the courage of Everton arranging that dinner. “We fear that the country is going to the dogs, but here you seen to bring the dogs to the ladies (a reference to the gifts of toy dogs to the ladies present). “Sir Francis paid tribute to the Press, and spoke of its value of the game, also to the work of the Football Association, and concluded by saying” As President of the Stoke Club, we hope to learn points and gain them from you” (Laugher and applause). Mr. Purbrick replied and Mr. John McKenna spoke of the popularity of Lord Derby and Sir Francis Joeseph's eloquence. He would like to thank the team for their display. They had given great pleasure to those who saw then and to their city. “I trust this is not the last time you will have the opportunity of inviting me to a similar function,” declared Mr. McKenna.
EVERTON 3 MANCHESTER CITY 0 (F.A.Cup Game 138)
May 1 1933. Liverpool Post and Mercury
Everton's F.A. Cup Triumphant At Wembley
A Record “Hat-Trick” by The Blues.
How The Great Victory was Won
Goals by Stein, Dean and Dunn
Manchester City Outclassed.
Everton's victory at Wembey on Saturday was of the easiest in recent Cup finals. By three goals to nothi8ng Everton beat Manchester City and won the Cup for the second time in the history of the club, and completed a record which may never be equalled –that of winning the Second Division championship, the First Division and the Cup in successive years, which in these days of keen competition, is a remarkable “hat-trick” of honours. Everton thoroughly deserved their victory. The goals were scored by stein, Dean and Dunn, and the whole side played cool, calculating football. On the other hand, the City defence was very shaky almost from the beginning. The numbering of the players, for the first time in a final tie, was greatly appreciated by the spectators.
Everton F.C. are on their way rejoicing. They bring with them the Football Association Cup that evaded them since 1906 when they beat Newcastle by one goal. They went two better at Wembley on Saturday before nearly a hundred thousand people in perfect weather and a setting that was extremely beautiful, graced as it was by the Duke of York (the king was unable to be present) and nothing more remains, but the homecoming per Lime-street Station just before eight o'clock tonight, and the civic reception at the Town Hall, after which the winning team will wend its way –wends is the right term in the circumstances –to Goodison Park, there to most enthusiastic Everton followers, the ground being thrown open and music being provided. Mt task just now is to review the match, and I am doing so without having seen of heard anyone's opinion. It is better that way, because one may easily fall by inference or interference through communications with other onlookers. My view uninterrupted ends me to say at once there could be no possible shadow of doubt about the better side winning. The margin was not unkind to Manchester City; they deserved their second half endeavour, but Everton by then had made the issue safe and by what methods? Just the good old-fashioned methods of playing all together, not as unite. What Manchester City sped off they did so through two main avenues and one “back street” (McMullan's subtlety). They had to depend upon the racing raids of Brook and Toseland. Everton on the other hand, played well together; it was everybody's job to help the other comrades; there was not one outstanding individualistic run; not one solo among eleven members, all beforming in the same pleasant suit; it was all round, ability and blend that won this game, and a steady refusal to be rattled into the nervy state by the wild rushing of the City forwards. Let me state at once that the game took three distinct turns and leadings. First it was City's attack that prevailed with out a shot of note then it became all Everton right up to half-time. On the resumption Everton again took command, but finally having obtained a lead that needed three to the other side to overthrow the leaders Everton merely awaited the final whistle. And Manchester City wound up on a note of fiery endeavour that was mere prattle; they were like child that was always going to. They never kept their word and did not help their promise. In the second half they must have been on the attack for the best part of 25 minutes and they merely beat themselves against the well-planned defence trinity. This could not be a wildly exciting game to the onlookers who had not come from either Manchester or Liverpool, the reason for the lack of special thrill was that the goals were close-ups in each case; threat Manchester City were made to be disappointing by their all-round excellence of Everton.
City were as good as Everton allowed them to be, and that goodness was mainly concealed into spasms of attacking raids which bore no finally and never looked like producing tangible result. No, Everton were masters of this game as soon as the City goalkeeper had blundered into upper-cutting a ball with his hands when he might have edged it over the bar; later Langford made the same error. He was watching a corner kick and stretching out his hands he barely brushed the ball, which went into the net aided by the ever attentive Dean than whom there is no forward quite so good in “timing” his heading, charging or gauging an on onside position. The game could not be one long thrill with the winners dominating the game to a degree rarely seen in Cup Finals. Actually Everton have broken Wembley records by scoring the clearest victory, 3-0, and at this stage, it is well we should sturdy the make-up of the goals. The first came to Stein in forty minutes. Every Everton follower had a notion that if Everton were to win they must have a leading goal from Stein, who had become the shooter0in-chief, while others had rather gone out of the fashion of making goals. Stein had already had one shot at City goalleeper, and the latter saved by the device of dropping to his knees, and though the ball with its hot pace, escaped his vigilant hands, it travelled on to the buffer of Langford's body. Britton swung across a handing centre, and Stein having closed in, the Manchester defence was near breaking point. For this reason; Langford looked for attention from dean and the backs bothered the goalkeeper, but left a gap so that Stein could use his right foot and towering over the left-hand of the goal space, drive home a fast shot.
One goal often suffices in Cup finals, but last year Newcastle won after being a goal down. So Everton realised that they must keep up their pressure, which had been sustained upon the uncertain backs and goalkeeper from the 20 th minutes to the 45 th minute, which was the retiring period. Now Manchester City had the sun at their backs (Dean had started right by winning the toss and having the sun at his back), and Manchester showed a spurt that looked compelling till it came to the path of Cresswell or Cook or Sagar's safer hands. In seven minutes the issue had been settled. Britton took a throw in, feinted to move this way and that way, and finally sent in his second successful lobbowler's length. Dean seized this as a scoring chance. Again Langford reached out one hand towards the ball was beating him and one eye upon Dean. Actually Dean charged his foreman fairly and squarely, and I verily believe tha ball was just over the line when Langford took a seat, lying flat and Dean brushed the ball into the net.
A Decisive Stroke.
There was a decisive factor, with Britton as the workman and a forward as the max with the finishing touch. Dean had missed such a chance in the first half that he would relish this redeeming goal. The goal had been gaping at him; Dean had to whiff the ball to the back of the net with his foot, his knee or his chest. Dean raised his right foot to attain his object and the ball passed under the back of his knee. The crowd was stunned; Manchester was “much obliged” and felt it was some consolation for the absentee of their crack centre-forward. Tilson, who could not play in this game and was unable to play as a schoolboy international and as an England international through the same cause –injury. However, Everton 2 up and 48 minutes to go were content to trust themselves and their defence. For a long time the game took a decided Manchester resign; with the game inefficiency neat goal, with the same slicking of the ball by wingers and the ragged half back play that had obtained, where skill was opposed to be at its highest point. I do not remember a team falling away so quick and definitely as Manchester City. McMullan started like an artist and finished a tried man; Busby started brilliant with scientific moods and moves and Bray was throughout the complete half-back, but he stood alone in this matter, and only Brooks and Toseland showed up in the other regions, Marshall being a spent force, and Herd, tried at centre-forward, ploughing a lonely field and doing best with his head, but being utterly unatile to get through the avenue that was "“surrounded” by White, Cresswell, and Cook. City piled on pressure and pace without finality; the more they tried the more they broke their own curbed belief; they ran into the clinchest; they were easy prey for two men of direct opposite tastes in defence; Cook the lover of the lusty kick and Cresswell the fine-art dealer who with head and the took all raids as his special pleasure. He shattered them all.
City on the other hand, went in for a lot of nevry play; they found “touch” at the slightest provocation; they did not want to keep the ball in play; they wanted to ensure that nothing came from their end, and they misused the ball; they had fallen from the constructive to the destructive agencies; their fearful policy urged them to kick clear for a corner kick if needs, but get the ball away from the foot. It was poor football brains because they lost the final tie, in my judgement, through the stress they brought on themselves by giving away corner kicks. In the first half they conceded so many that they came to fear Stein's trusty centre. Stein has a partnership with Johnson in these matters. Johnson “lies” in front of the goalkeeper, and Stein applies a certain amount of hook to his delivery. As the corner is taken Johnson either “dicks” his head or runs slightly forward and thus distracts the goalkeeper's attention. Corner kicks have had so little value for forty years that one must applaud any players who make good use of the free kick. Stein was a model corner kick taken and he had so many chances to display his accuracy that the City defence started to make and take up positions that were not warranted; Cann began worst, and Dale followed his as time went on. So Manchester courted defeat by the over-plus pressure of corner kicks, taken with due regard to sense of direction and strength. The third goal was quite the prettiest of the lot and served to save Geldard, perchance, some of the bitting criticism that comes to those who conquer. Geldard took a corner kick with a fine touch, and Dunn the doubtful starter of Friday got his head to the ball and swung it to the left-hand side of the goal –a picture effort-and the concluding item in the Cup agenids. Everton had won 3-0; won by convincing methods by their superior craftsmanship, by all-round merit, with hardly a weakness, and with a lot of solid work interspersed with the daintier touches of Johnson and Dunn. True, this was not sparkling football from the highest angles or criticism, but those who see finalists know the human factor is the biggest winner at Wembley, and certainly Everton played a game that sent Manchester City in hiding; without Everton's delightsome phrase and steadiness this game would have been a thing to forget; Everton saved it by their own merit and excellence. Where every man contributed his portion it is irksome to say anything about each player, but I must pay tribute to Sagar's leaping and catching, a faultless display and ticklish when high and awkward shots came between the goalkeeper and the upright; Cook and Cresswell have already been “decorated” at half-back Britton was outstanding because he did everything by way of a morsel of artistry. He toyed with the ball just long enough to turn it in the space of a foot or less, and then made his pass or his swinging centre towards goal. Britton had not superior, although Busby started remarkably well and Bray was consistency itself, Britton was an artist; White closed the middle piece to inside forwards, and gave Herd very little chance; Thomson had a task early on in facing the undoubtedly skilful Toseland and the longer he played the more certain. Thomson got his tackling grip on the right wing pair till he covered Marshall right out of the issue. Forward, as elsewhere, one cannot spilt the side; Dean never headed with more value; Cowan is a big man to face; he has generally won the duels with Dean, but here Dean glided and glanced the ball with rare distinction, and by his side Johnson and Dunn added their strength.
On the extreme wings there was a quietude one doesn't expect. Geldard had his inspired moments but he was generally crowed out through delaying his finest move. Stein always a match winner, was kept die for long stretches, but in the first half showed unmistakably how he had rattled the City defences. Stein had not one of his spectacular “running” days any more than Geldard had his share; the truth was the ball did not go that way to any degree. This match was won through team spirit and consistent endeavour through the combined measures; Manchester City's methods of dash and grab has been insufficient against a defence that was so strong, none being better than Cresswell. Nervous strain ran through the losers defence; confidence reigned supreme in the Everton side. They had their shaky moments in earlier rounds at Goodison Park, having got to the final tie they seemed to deal relieved and they never gave a trace of losing their nerve. Worthy winners, therefore by a margin that was justified by the way the various ranks played. After 27 years Everton bring back the Cup. They started at Leicester in the opposing round; that day Stein, Dean and Dunn scored. So they merely began as they intended to go on. And in the final tie they ended as they had begun with goals to Stein, Dean, and Dunn. It was a happy day for the citizens of Liverpool, and followers of Everton. F. C. The Duchness of York, with the Duke by her side, presented the Cup to Dean. Teams: - Everton: - (1) Sagar, goal; (2) Cook, and (3) Cresswell, backs; (4), Britton, (5) White and (6) Thomson, half-backs; (7) Geldard, (8), Dunn, (9), Dean (captain), (10) Johnson and (11) Stein, forwards. Manchester City: - (22) Langford, goal; (21) Cann and (20) Dale, backs; (19) Busby, (18) Cowan, and (17) Bray, half-backs; (16) Toseland, (15) Marshall, (14) Herd, McMullan (13), and Brook (12), forwards. Referee Mr. E. Wood (Sheffield). Linesmen; Mr. G. T. Gould (London), Mr. F. Ratcliff (Middlesex).
PRESTON NORTH END RESERVES 2 EVERTON RESERVES 0
May 1 1933. Liverpool Post and Mercury
Central League (Game 41)
Two goals in the first five minutes by Brain formerly Barrow's centre-forward was a rebuff from which Everton Reserves did not recover at Preston. Brain's sharpshooting kept Coggins busy. Webster, Everton's leader was also a dangerous forward, and Watson showed ball control and keenness, but the task of the Preston defenders was made easier by bad finishing, no further goals coming. Everton Reserves: - Coggins (w) goal; Common (e), and Jones (je), backs; Mercer (j), Clark (a) and Archer (j), half-backs; Birtley (r) Cunliffe (jn), Webster (cr) Watson (jg), and Turner (g), forwards.
WHEN AND WHERE TO SEE CUP WINNERS.
May 1 1933. Evening Express.
Tonight's Programme in Full.
7-30 –Liverpool Police Band play from Town Hall balcony overlooking Exchange Flags.
7.45 –Arrival at Lime-Street. Public will not be admitted to station. Platform tickets suspended. Special entrance for bonafide passengers.
7.50 –Directors and team enter a coach and four.
7.55 –Coach and four with F.A. Cup held aloft, will circle the Wellington Monument on St. George's Plateau.
8.0 –Proceed by Lime-Street Ranelagh –street, Church –street, lord-street, and Castle street.
8-10 –arrive at the Town Hall for civic welcome by the Lord Major.
8.20 –The Lord Major, Dixie Dean and the F.A. Cup will be seen at the balcony of the Town Hall. Overlooking Exchange Flags, and then on the balcony overlooking Castle-street.
8-30 –Coach and four with directors, and players, and the F.A. Cup, proceed by Dale-street Byrom-street and Scotland-road to Goodison Park.
8.45 (approx.) –Goodison Park, thrown open to the public, will receive the Cup winners, and speeches by the directors and players, aided by loud speakers, will follow.
Mr. Jack Pagendam, who will drive the coach in which Everton's victorious Cup team will travel from Lime-street Station to the Town-Hall this evening. He drove the same coach on the occasion of return of the 1906 Cup winning team.
TONIGHT'S BIG “WELCOME HOM FOR EVERTON
May 1 1933. Evening Express.
Triumphal Tour For Cup Victors.
In Coach That Carried Winners 27 Years Ago.
Reception At Town Hall.
And Then “Whoopee” At Goodison Park.
Everton come home tonight with the F.A. Cup. They arrive at 7.45 p.m., at Lime-Street Station, and from the moment their train steams into the platform until the last gate is closed at Goodison Park will “let itself go” in a tumultuous welcome before the last “Good Night” is said, however, there will be some memorable happenings. The coach and four in which the 1906-Cup winners paraded through the city will again carry the victorious Everton team through the city. Dixie Dean, the captain, will sit in front with Mr. Jack Pagendam, the driver –he drove the coach in 1906 –and show to the cheering crowds the greatest of all sports trophies. There will be a reception at the Town Hall by the Lord Mayor, and then a contribution of the Victory procession to Goodison Park, where the gates will be thrown open for all to share in the celebration. The full programme is given in column two on this page. Dixie Dean and his clever teammates will be accompanied by the chairman (Mr. W.C. Cuff) and directors of the famous Blues' record-making team. Twenty mounted police will be on duty outside Lime-street Station to keep a clear route for the Cup victors, while 200 constables will be on special duty. For some time before the arrival of the cup victor's train the station will be closed to all except bone-fide passengers. The Lord Mayor of Liverpool (Mr. Alfred Gates and the Lady Mayoress, who witnessed to Cup Final and have been with the Everton directors, and team over in week-end, will travel with the victors from Euston tonight. The Lord Mayor will extend the civic welcome at the Town Hall, and after speeches by Mr. Cuff and Dixie Dean the team will be “toasted.”
At The Town Hall.
The Liverpool Police Band will give a musical programme from the Town Hall Balcony over looking Exchange Flags from 7-30 p.m. until the Cup party leaves the hall. As soon as the official reception at the Town Hall has ended the Lord Mayor will lead Dixie Dean and his fellow players, and the Cup, to the rear balcony of the Town Hall. When the waiting and cheering crowds on the flags have had their innings, the Lord Major and the players, and the Cup will proceed to the front balcony to exhibit the trophy to another cheering concourse. The coach which will carry the Everton directors and players on the triumphant tour is the coach that conveyed the Cup winners of 1906 on a victor's tour through the City. The driver on that occasion, Mr. Jack Pagendam of Church-road Seaforth will again be the driver of the coach tonight. The coach will be almost covered with blue and white festoons, and Mr. Pagendam livery will also be hidden in the pretty blend that constitutes the victors' colours. Shops and houses along the route to Goodison Park are gay with flags and bunting in which the winning colours of blue and white predominate. The gates at the entrances of Goodison Park will be open to the public in reasonable time before the arrival of the team. Admission will be free. At Goodison Park floodlights will be used to illuminate the ground and special loud speakers used for the speeches. It is anticipated that the reception to Everton will be something greater than Liverpool has ever seen. The players and officials are still talking of the wonderful success, and the more the match is discussed the more convinced is everyone that it was a comparatively easy victory for such a great occasion. Police will be on duty to control the crowds at the ground, but the directors of the club make it special request to the public not to encroached on the turf of the playing pitch in view of the fact that Everton are at home to Sheffield United in a league match on Wednesday.
Nobody Knew Them!
Today the players, spent the day according to their own arrangements. Some visited the West End shopping areas to get presents for their folk. The familiar blue and white badges of the club worm by everyone attracted a great deal of attention in London, and the players were often “spotted” as they walked through the streets, but they beat a hasty retreat. They know what is coming this evening. The triumphant Everton cup final team tourney through Surrey yesterday, but except for a few acquaintances at Dorking –their Surrey resting camp-no one recognized the heroes of Wembley. Had the Everton players taken the F.A. cup with them it would certainly have been different, but the trophy had been locked away safely in their London Hotel safe. Now they have won the Cup, Everton are not going to part with it in a hurry. The players were glad to get away from admirals yesterday. They know they will get plenty of tonight. It was a glorious drive through Surrey to Dorking and the team visited Epsom racecourse. During the day Mr. John McKenna, the president of the Football League, who celebrates his 79 th birthday today, and Mr. W. Maley secretary-manager of Glasgow Celtic, who won the Scottish Cup, paid glowing tributes to Mr. W. c. Cuff, the Everton chairman, for his splendid work in connection with the victory celebrations of Saturday night –a banquet and dance. At the banquet Lord Derby remarked that he had little doubt as to which team would win the Cup as Everton were wearing his racing colours –black and white. “I wondered whether they were going to suffer the fate of some of my horses and get beaten on the post, but it was an easy race to read,' and it was not long after the start that one knew on which side to place one's money. “You know that when I am Manchester I like Manchester better than any other place, but when I am in Liverpool I feel the same way about that city. I feel that over every town in Lancashire, but today, I sat in close proximity to the Lord Mayors of Manchester and Liverpool, and what ever my feelings were I kept a discreet-silence, I decided not to make any too obvious signs. “But I had four grandchildren sitting behind me and if anyone wanted to know the sentiments of the family they had only to listen to the voices of those children,” added Lord Derby.
“We Tried Hard.”
“I think that all you have said about our players is all I can say, said “Dixie” Dean. “We are a good band of players and we never fall out with each other. We have won the trophy today, which has made up my collection, and I do not care if my career ends tomorrow –I have won the lot and I have a good little boy to leave them to. “We thank you very much for the toast. We tried hard, as we always try, to do our best. We set out to play football when we join Everton –there is no kick and dash about it.
Cup Losers See Other Cups
Evening Express, Correspondent London Today. Manchester City failed to win the F.A. Cup on Saturday, and today, by way of consolation, they surround themselves with dozens of the most famous sporting trophies in the world. The F.A. cup was the only notable absentee, and Jimmy McMullan, the City's captain, had promised to bring that along with him if things went a certain way at Wembley on Saturday. As they did not, the ban by the Football Association stills stands on the inclusion of the most famous football trophy of the world in the National Sporting Trophies Exhibition in London Manchester City did not seen at all downhearted. As one of their officials pt it. “We are almost growing used to losing Cup Finals. (In addition to losing Saturday's final against Everton, they were beaten 1-0 by Bolton Wanderers in the 1926 Cup Final). They are having a free day today –shops and shows with their wives and sweethearts. They return to Manchester Tomorrow.
Everton's Sent Off From London.
Geldard Brings Back Cup Final Ball.
Evening Express Correspondent London Today.
Everton left Euston for Liverpool promptly at four o'clock this afternoon. There was a large crowd on the platform to see them off. They left their hotel at 3.30. Crowds assembled outside to give the players a cheer as they drove off in three motor coaches. The Cup was displayed prominently. London has pleasant memories of this Everton, which gave such a classic display on Saturday. ‘Alex James Alec Jackson, the two famous Scottish internationals, came to the hotel to wish the players further success. Alec James drove some of the party to the station. About 300 people had gathered on the platform. More photographers were taken, more cheers raised, and amid cries of “Up Everton,” “Good old Dixie,” and the like, the team steamed away from London. Geldard came in for particular interest because in carried the ball with which they played at Wembley. He had captured it as the final whistle blew, but generously handed it, to the referee, Mr. Wood. Since then it has been returned to him, and now it is one of his most treasured possessions. Most of the players this morning viewed the two films of the Cup Final . They expressed themselves as delighted with the result. It showed then just how they did it. Barricades were erected along the sides of the road in lime-street this afternoon in readiness for the great crowds expected to line the route.
UPAID FARE TO CREWE
May 1 1933. Evening Express.
Man Who Went To London To Sell Everton's Colours.
Evening Express Corresponding, Crewe, Today, a Liverpool man, who went to Wembley to sell Everton's colours, failed to make it a paying proposition, with the result that he appeared before the Crewe magistrates today. He was John Quinn age 22, of Christian-street, Liverpool, and he was accused of travelling on the railway between Euston and Crewe with paying his fare. It was stated that he arrived at Crewe early on Sunday, and when he attempted to leave the station to walk the rest of the way to Liverpool, he could not produce his tickets. Quinn told the bench that he got a free lift to London. “Trade was bad there” he said,” and I sold only 13s worth of flags. “I knew it was not sufficient to pay my railway fare back to Liverpool, and seeing the Crewe train decided to jump it that far and walk the rest of the way.” Quinn who, it was stated, had a number of previous convictions was fined 40s.
THE STORY OF EVERTON'S SMASHING WIN
May 1 1933. Evening Express.
The Secret: Team Work and Temperament
City Played Off Their Balance: They Never Recovered.
The Chance That Dixie Seemed to Miss: His Explanation
By the Pilot.
For only the second time in the history of Football, Everton at 7.45 tonight bring the F.A. cup to Liverpool. The full arrangements for the civic reception the route of the triumphal procession, and the display of the greatest of all sports trophies at Goodison Park, will be found on Page One. (Above)
How did they win at Wembley on Saturday? This is the secret in a nutshell: -
Team Work and Temperament.
Manchester City reeled under the blow of Stein's opening goal. Already they had been played off their balance and after stein's great shot they never recovered their poise. Everton's 3-0 victory is the biggest ever recorded since the Cup final has been staged at Wembley. All the Everton players get their first F.A. Cup medals. Dean, Johnson, and Cresswell have now secured every football honour they can possibly secure. Cook has not got an English League Championship medal yet, but has a Scottish Cup medal, won in his first season with Celtic, a F. A. medal, won in his first season with Everton, and an Irish international Cap-all won in three seasons. What a record! At the moment Everton are League champions (they lose this title next Saturday), holders of the F.A. Charity Shield played for between the League champions and Cup winners, and proud possessors of the Cup. The only previous occasion on which the Cup has come to Liverpool win in 1906, when Everton defeated Newcastle by 1-0 at crystal Palace. Saturday's game was Johnson's second appearance in a Cup Final. He played for Manchester City against Bolton Wanderers in 1926. Bolton won 1-0. When he went to the field on Saturday he carried with him the cup medal won by Billy Meredith, the West international right winger, when playing with Manchester City, and Johnson received a mascot specially sent by Meredith and another former Manchester City player, Charlie Pringe. By the way Geldard go the ball with which the march was played the vital goals were scored by Stein, Dean and Dunn. It was a wonderful victory for Everton –a victory for a team that was never ruffled by the magnitude of the occasion. There is no doubt that temperament-upset Manchester, who never touched their real form. Everton had no nerves whatever. When they arrived at Wembley they just had a look at the pitch, then when someone suggested that they should go out into the long corridor and wait until the teams walked on the field together they refused. “Tell us when you are ready, and we will come,” they said. Officials did this, and when the Everton players reached the corridor, there were the City players lined up. The Everton players merely walked along with a nod of recognition, and stepped out on to the field boldly, as if the match was already won. It might have carried a suggestion of bluff, but it had an effect on the City, who, except for the opening 15 minutes, when their strong and incisive tackling kept Everton in check, struck me as being a team that could not ward off the defeat which faced them.
Where City Erred.
The City players were often guilty of sweeping their passes away without trying to draw an opponent. They meant well, but in their anxiety to succeed they played into the hands of an Everton that had all the confidence in the world. Take it from me temperament was a mighty factor in the game, and the players are the first to admit that the attitude of the directors and Mr. Tom McIntosh, the secretary, had helped them to avoid nervousness. As skipper Billy Dean said to me. They trusted us and let us alone, instead of treating us like children. We knew they were confident we should step out to win the cup, and because we were not worried during our preparation, we were able to go on to the field with no anxiety.” I had the opportunity of being with Everton during their training. It was generous concession by the Everton chairman, Mr. W. C. Cuff, and I say emphatically that the happy carefree feeling which existed in the camp set the seal on their victory. Everton knew they would win as soon as they stepped on to the field. True, the opening period were hard plugging football, with the City remarkably quick on the ball –perhaps a spilt second quicker than the Blues –but Everton always looked the more dangerous side. I could see at once that Everton were out to give the 93,000 spectators a football treat. They were never flurried; they had the confidence in their own ability to hold the ball and make their passes judiciously. The longer the game went on, so did Everton's grip on the proceedings tighten.
Dean's Miss” His Explanation.
Dean appeared to miss an easy chance before a goal was scored –when Stein lobbed a ball into the goalmouth. Dean has explained this to me, and says that he had no possible chance of reaching the ball. “I waited back about seven yards” he said, but the ball went within two yards of the goal, and I could not have reached it no matter how I'd tried.” It was just after this that Everton got the all-important first goal, which means so much in Cup finals. Stein was the scorer, and when I saw the ball strike the back of the net I knew it was a match-winning goal. Without exaggeration you could see the Manchester players reel under this blow. It took the heart out of them, and they never recovered. Dean added a second goal in 62 minutes -then Everton were so sure of themselves and their ability to hold off any City revivals, that they eased up and seemed to say, “Now City, show us what you can do –if we let you.” The City came to the attack willingly, but they were a deranged side, without the inspiration of a leader, and all men, working at cross-purposes. Marshall tried to rally the forwards, but had to fall to the dominance of White, who completely blotted out the three Manchester insides. Again Everton took the running, and Dun headed a third goal in 82 minutes without actually knowing he had scored. He leapt for Geldard's corner kick, and hit the ball with the side of his head. Almost at the same moment he was charged and fell prone. He tells me that it was not until Dean picked him up that he knew he had taken a Wembley goal, which, incidentally, was the most spectators of the three. The City forgot their football, forgot their plans, and all because they lost their balance in the opening session. But they did not forget to congratulate the Blues and admit their inferiority. That was the act of sportsmen, and the game of football is happy in their possession.
A Joyous Final.
One could not describe this as a thrilling game. Yet it was a match which thoroughly satisfied the football student and that is why I term it a joyous final. Everton served up delightful football. It was not quite according to their usual plain, for Johnson and Dunn lay back more than is their usual wont. Yet this was according to a preconceived move to counteract the match-winning methods of the City, which had been studied for six weeks. Everton knew the Manchester's goal-scoring moves were developed by Busby, the right half-back sweeping a square pass cross to McMullan, the inside left, in that way the complete outlook of the game was changed. The Blues knew all about it, and so Johnson came back to force Busby to part, and Jimmy Dunn lay on McMullan, so keeping him out of action. What was the result? The City floundered for want of a good move.
Johnson's Move-It Had Manchester City Guessing.
Most of the Everton raiding was left to Dean, and the wingers and they played their parts well. Johnson and Dunn were parted defenders but they could make those lovely-sweeping passes up the middle or out to the wings after drawing the opposition. Another secret of Everton's success was that Johnson surprised Manchester by racing across to participate when Britton was throwing in. On two occasions goals resulted by his quick pass back, and Britton's glorious enterprise in flashing the ball to the goalmouth instead of feeding Geldard. We had seen this move exploited with success in league games. Britton did not forget it, and for Stein's and Dean's goals his centres did the trick. In the great victory I must single out Britton and White for special mention. They were the giants of a fine all-round team. White covered a tremendous amount of ground, and was about the most complete intervenor in the game. He was able to master the ball quickly whether on the ground or in the air, and then make good use of it. Herd was rarely seen as a consequence. Britton played with the coolness of a Cresswell, which is saying something. Although only a youngster, he was not afraid to hold the ball and dribble, but in his dribbling he was content to beat one man only. He never overdid anything, and varied his ply so much that the City were always kept guessing as to his intentions. Forward honours go to dean and Stein. This is not to the detriment of the inside pair, who as I have explained, worked quietly on a scheme, which was for a good of the team. Dean was inspiring in his work, not so much so as an individualist, but as a real leader. He beat Cowan when the ball was in the air, nine times out of 10, and he kept his wingers well supplied with the passes they needed and asked for. Close work or open came alike to Dean. He was the complete centre forward. Stein was the chief foil. His sweeping touch-line runs and cunning swirling centres often caught Langford in two minds, and with any luck they would have brought goals. His corner-kicking, too, was perfect. Congratulating to Stein on getting the most important goal of the game! He proved himself a fine match winner. Geldard has played better, but contributed many fine passes. He erred by waiting too long before crossing to the goalmouth, and his immediate rival, Dale, was might quick with his interventions. Thomson held on to Toseland, and though perhaps a trifle slow in recovery in the first half, he made up for this by his judicious use of the ball. Rarely did a Thomson pass go astray. To Cook goes the credit of stopping the City danger man –Brook. Cook let Brook know he was on duty in the opening minutes, when he came over with a resolute winning tackle. Brook never forgot, and instead of being the confident rover we know him to be, he lapsed into just a moderate winger, who was only twice dangerous. Cress, the Peter Pan of the game played as I expected he would. He took his own time, and made the City come down to his own time. He absolutely dictated what Marshall and Toseland should do, and the ease and grace with which he came through to intercept and clear was as astonishing as it was delightful. He and Cook, with the additional help of honest Tommy white, easily held up the City, when the Mancunians were making last desperate bid when two goals down. Then Everton held a big advantage in regard to the goalkeeper. Sagar dropped one ball into the first half, but that could not be regarded as a blot on a clean escutcheon. He never faltered with his catching or anticipation, and was neat and methodical with his work. The City shooting was far from good, but it would have taken a mightily effort to beat Sagar on this day. The understanding was almost perfect, and no man tried to shine at the expanse of Everton's success. They set out to bring honours to Everton, Merseyside, and themselves. Bravo, Everton.
A Few Odd Lines.
Bert Wright at the Cup Final.
Was it an Omen? Just before the great game at Wembley started the community singing conductor requested the vast throng to wave their song sheets with the right arm extended. Imagine 92,000 people waving black printed white papers! The ideal did not probably strike the City supporters that they were waving Everton's colours for the day. The players marched out of their tunnel as if they were trooping the colour. Sagar spotted a friend in the 92,000 and waved his hands. “Good” I thought. “If Sagar sights the ball as he sighted his friend –.” “Bah Gum, “Shouted a “fan” from Cheetham Hill, “these toffee lads can't play for Toffee tha' knows” just after the start. He revised his ideas soon afterwards. Stein's goal was well worth waiting for, and the halftime arrived with the score 1-0. “By Jove!” said a colleague. “I wish it were full time instead of half-time.”
A Real Pal.
Cann was a real pal to the Everton boys. He kept giving corners away just to see Jimmy stein kick them in. Then came Dean's goal from Cliff Britton's priceless centre . Twelve stone seven pounds of solid Dixie Dean cashed into Langford, who lay down in the perfect horizontal position favourred by heavyweight boxers. I am sure Langford thought, when he came round, that he had an argument with the Marble Arch! Jimmy Dunn's joyous header settled the issue and incidentally Jimmy Dunn. They had to tell him he had scored to bring him to again. When the final whistle blew, I am sure the cow jumped over the moon at the Cat and Fiddle Buxton. I asked “Dean” for his impression. “Gee! Bert” he said, “that wonderful smile the Duchess of York gave me! I nearly dropped the Cup!” Please! Don't keep us waiting another 27 years before winning the precious trophy again.
Advertisement in Evening Express. League Match, Goodison Park, Wednesday, May 3 rd . Everton v. Sheffield United. Kick off 6.30. Admission 1/- Boys 4d. Stands Extra (Including Tax.). Booked seats, Sharp's Whitechapel.
GREAT WELCOME TO CUP WINNERS.
May 2 1933. Liverpool Post and Mercury.
Everton's Triumphal Tour of the City
Crowds Storm The Barriers to Greet the Team.
Many Injured in the Crush in the Streets.
Hugh crowds thronged the streets of Liverpool last night to welcome back Everton football team as winners of the Football Association Cup. The team had a triumphal progress from the station to the Town hall, where the Lord Mayor gave them a civic reception, and where Dean, the captain, speaking from the balcony, thanked the crowd for their wonderful welcome. At several points the crowd burst the barriers erected, and many hundreds of people who were caught in the crush suffered minor injuries. Liverpool has seen many demonstrations, but few can compare with the welcome given last night to the Everton football team when they returned as victors in the Football Association Cup final. Crowds gathered at lime-street Station hours before the team were due to arrive. Behind the barriers were thousands of football “fans.” The blue and white colours were everywhere –hats, scarves, rosettes, umbrellas, and steamers, all were the badges of Everton's victory. An hour before the train was due the approaches to the station were impassable, St. George's Hall steps were a mass of faces, the equestrian statues, the lions, Wellington Column, the pillars, every possible point of vertigo was commandeered. The only thing left sacred was the gaunt, grey Cenotaph. The men with favours did a great business, and bluskers whiled away the time with parodies of popular songs lauding efforts of the heroes of the day. Even Codman's Punch and Judy show opposite was specially decorated.
The Team Appears.
The first sign that the Cup winners had arrived was the appearance of the Lord Mayor's car. It was estimated that nearly 50,000 were in the vicinity of the station at this time, and their cheers echoed around the plateau when the Lord Mayor passed. But when the team appeared on the famous four-in-hand, a replica of that used in 1906 (when the Cup was last brought home by Everton), driven by Mr. Jack Pagendam as it was twenty-seven years ago, the cheers simply split the air. The six mounted police horses heading the procession reared high upon their haunches, but the horses leading the coach were firmly held down by many willing hands, glad of the excuse to lead the victors home. At the first sight of Dean, the captain, holding aloft the Cup –a bauble only valued in cash at £25 –the crowd went wild with excitement. Even Armistice Night was mild compared with this. The whole victorious eleven perched on the coach, waved back to the crowd, which cheered and cheered again.
The Barrier's Rusted.
Opposite the Empire Theatre the first break in the crush barriers occurred. Hundreds swept across the roadway, but by Herculean efforts the police cleared a way. Past the station again and then the crowd brushed the barriers aside. Soon there was a solid phalanx of people stretching from the station entrance to the Wellington Column sweeping along with the team. The Only portion of the roadway, that remained clear was immediately in front of the coach and four. The mounted police made sure of that. As the coach passed the Press Club Dean, who was holding the Cup aloft, turned it in the direction of a balcony on which George Dobson, who was captain of the Everton team of 1885-86. Mr. Dobson is now seventy years of age. By the time the horses drawing the coach were supported on every possible point of the harness by many willing hands, and policeman plainly strove to keep people from holding on to the flanks of the mounted men. When the procession reached Church-street there was a solid block of people moving slowly towards the Town Hall.
Greeting the Players.
“Good old Dixie” they shouted. “Three cheers for the Blues.” They were given with a will. “What about old Warney?” and the veteran Cresswell was cheered to the echo. “And now one for Stein!” and the man who scored the first goal acknowledged the plaudits. “Jimmy Dunn's the boy.” Shouted another section, “Good old Scotland!” And wee Dunn, standing behind his captain, waved his response. Reaching Castle-street the crowd formed a solid block, and it was only with the greatest difficulty that the three motor coaches containing officials forced their way through to the Town Hall. Curiously enough the coaches had red roof tops, and the crowds waxed facetious about the “wrong colours.” As the main body of the crowd had passed along the route, members of the St. john Ambulance Bridage found their services in great request. Between Lime-street and Castle Street over 300 cases of fainting, trampled toes, bruised ribs, and other minor injuries were attended to. Nearly a hundred children lost their parents, and every shop doorway had its quota of breathless people with hats awry and clothing torn, who had been caught in the rush.
Memorable Scenes At Town Hall.
Dean's Ordeal at the Microphone.
Prominent citizens who looked down on the scene from the front balcony of the Town Hall declared that in a long experience of great demonstrations they had never before witnessed anything like last night's scenes in that area. Castle Street was packed with a swaying mass, solid, but for a narrow track down the middle. Dale-street was choked from end to end, with motorcars buried here and there among the impassable multitudes, and the top of Water-street was blocked. Long before the appearance of the footballers, bells, rattles, bugies and voices made a continuous roar of sound.
Everton's Bogey Laid.
Half a dozen young men paraded the vicinity carrying a dummy coffin and a banner with the legend; “Here lies Everton's Bogey –laid for ever more R.I.P.” The crowd loved this, and cheered it stentoriously. Once the gleeful “mourners” were held up by the mounted police, but got through. But when they walked into the vast concourse that swept into Castle-Street ahead of the coach conveying the team they were at once swamped. When the excited thousands caught slight of Dean being carried along by some invisible agency above the heads of the advancing tide, and holding aloft something that glittered with the white sheen of silver they swayed forward like a cliff in the first shift of a mighty subsidence, and the air was filled with cheering that made one's ears sing. Hats, umbrellas, and kerchiefs sprang up –a Dutch bulb-field might have leapt into instantaneous blossom. The throngs in Dale-street heard but saw not –and they learned to see. And the whole thorough are seemed to heave as every man, woman, and child pressed forward. Cheering and waving became frantic as the coach made the turn to draw up at the Town hall entrance. Each of its four horses had an army of grooms, and they had their work cut out to fetch the vehicle round without mishaps in that close press. Cheering became inarticulate yells when dean, hatless, nut wearing his Everton scarf, stood up in his seat on the driver's box held up the Cup with one hand, and waved cheerfully with the other. When he pretended to drink out of the hard-won trophy the crowd roared in delighted appreciation.
The Civic Welcome.
The Lord Mayor-And Lady Mayoress (Mr. and Mrs. A. Gates), who had come on ahead in their motor, were waiting in the Town hall, and as the team dams in they received a warm civic welcome. The team was shepherded upstairs, through the ball-room and out on to the back balcony. On the Exchange Flags below another immense crowd was in waiting and hugh magnesium flares lit up the flag covered balcony when the Lord Major and the Cup victors earns into view. All the footballers appeared to be dazed. Poor Dean was perspiring as perhaps he has never done on the football field, and –yes tears were trickling down his cheeks. Certainly the experience was one to move any man who was the central figure. He smiled again when “Auntie Muriel” presented him with a monstrous black cat “Wafer” which appears every week in “Auntie Muriel's Treasure Chest” in the Echo, Thereafter whatever he went, dean dragged both cup and cat. More cheers burst forth as he stepped to the front, raised the Cup above his head, and then put his mouth near the microphone of the amplifiers. He paused. One could see he feared his next duty more than he had ever dreaded a foe on the field of play. He had to “say something.” The Police Band gave him a breather by playing. “He's a jolly good fellow” which the crowd sang rapturously.
“Mr. Lord Mayor, ladies and gentlemen,” began the captain, “ I thank you very much for the welcome back to Liverpool –thanks more than I can say I said we went get the Cup-and we've got it (cheers). We hope we shall keep it (cheers). If we keep on winning like this we shall be entering for the Grand National, of the Derby (roars of laughter). Thanks your for the wonderful reception –it has been marvellous, and we never expected it. (cheers). The Lord Mayor next used the microphone and said he had imagined a great welcome but nothing like this. Everton had shown marvellous team work, and fully deserved all the appreciation Liverpool obviously desired to show. Ninety thousand had seen, them win at Wembley and 900,000 in Liverpool shared in the pleasure of their success (cheers). Indeed, the whole of Merseyside took pride in what they had done (cheers). Throughout the railway journey home the public had, whenever possible assembled to cheer the winners (cheer). Mr. W. C. Cuff, chairman of the team, also addressed the multitude, and thanked them on behalf of the team and directors. Such a welcome, he said would stimulate the players to go on from successes to success (cheers).
A Broken Past
Three cheers was called for the Lord Mayor, and given without stint, and the band played the National anthem. The players and their friends then returned to the ballroom, where refreshments awaited them. It was now noticed that a small boy wearing the red jersey and white shorts of the Liverpool Club, and acting as its mascot was among the company. He had represented the Liverpool club at Lime-street Station and had been squashed onto one of the official charabatics. He came in for many friend petting. After something like a rest –but rather broken rest, owing to the desire of everyone to shake hands with them –the team left the Town Hall, mounted the coach, and were driven off to Goodison. A large part of the crowd had dispersed, but many thousands remained in the vicinity of the Town hall, and at the departure of the coach there was a stampede against which the police were helpless. Many onlookers were swept from their feet and tramped upon, and several women who were rendered unconscious were taken into the Town Hall to await ambulances.
The Scene at Goodison.
60,000 on the Ground.
From the Town hall the team went along Byrom-street, Scotland road, Kirkdale-road, Walton road, and County road to Goodison Park. Hundreds sat on roof tops bedroom windows, grandstands were at a premium, blue and while steamers were hung across the streets, and banners hung from many windows. Casualties were left by the wayside every now and then. People got under the wheels of the coach's and were carried off for attention, but fortunately most of their hurts were trivial, so slowly did the procession move. In the last coach of the four there were only a few of the official party, and the crowd took charge of the accommodation in such numbers that there was a distinct danger of the crowd on top of the vehicle crashing on those sitting underneath. Windows were broken and hands and arms cut. It is computed that over 100 people were on this coach, perched by the side of the driver and on every inch of space. The load was so heavy that the tyres overheated and must have been near bursting point.
Home At last.
Eventually the team reached home! Goodison Park where they had paved the way to victory at Wembley. Here it was quite dark, but through the gloom one could see a mighty throng. They had invaded the playing pitch and were packed into the enclosure in front of the stand. A conservative estimate places the number present at 60,000. Three electric lights dimly illuminated the directors back, but it was enough to show the crowd the English Cup once again, and they heralded its appearance in no uncertain fashion when Dean brought it to the front. When he stepped back, the crowd set up a “We want Dixie Chant and cheered him to the echo when he stepped forward to face the microphone. His few words were lost in the cheers and counter-cheers, and after a few minutes of vain striving to make himself heard he retried, hoarse voiced, weary but still triumphant.
Tribute To lord Major.
The team and officials retired to the directors room, Mr. Cuff, the chairman, toasted the players and paid tribute to their team spirit. He said that though the team may have played better football than they did in the final, yet they played a good game and a winning game. Dean replying paid tribute to the chairman, the officials, and particularly mentioned. Mr. Tom McIntosh, the secretary Mr. McIntosh sent them a telegram every Saturday last year when he was lying ill, to cheer them on to win the championship, and this year, now that he was well again, he had been equally inspiring. Mr. Cuff told the Daily Post how he appreciated the spirit in which Lord Mayor had accompanied the team to Wembley and the wonderful reception that he and the people of Liverpool had accored them on their return. The Lord Major he added had entered into the spirit of everything and had been one of them.
SOME CUP REFLECTION.
May 2 1933. Liverpool Post and Mercury
By John Peel.
The trumpet and the shouting dies, the captains and the king depart”…..Everton have brought the Football Association Cup to Liverpool for the second time in their history, old-time followers of the club have argued about the winning sides of 1906 and 1933, and the critics have all aired their views as to why Everton won at Wembley on Saturday, and why Manchester City lost. It is rather late in the day to comment on the Cup victory, but perhaps I may recall what I said in Saturday's Daily Post , when dealing with Everton's prospects. I wrote: “Because I think Everton have the safer rearguard I expect the Goodison team to prevail.”
The Greatness of Cresswell.
That is what happened. From the outset it was obvious that Everton had the cooler and stronger defence and there was a marked contrast in the way in which the goalkeepers made their first saves –Sagar clam and collected. Langford almost blundering. And so with the backs –Cresswell wonderfully fine in positional play and placing of the ball and Cook kicking with fine power and tackling with resolution. As Dean said to me after the match, the team spirit won the game, but I think Everton's defence decided the issue in the first twenty minutes. After that Everton got on top and once they had scored they were winners. In my view the man of the match was Cresswell, a really great back, while Sagar, Cook, Britton (Whose centres led to two goals), Johnson, Dunn, and Dean were almost as good.
The Dominant Forward.
The critics who have said that Dean does not posses the big match temperament must now alter their ideals. He was the dominate forward in thee game, the man who always puzzled and worried the City defenders. Those who say Dean missed an “open” goal before Everton scored may be interested to have his version of what happened. The ball, which was knee high, travelled straight pass him as he went in and beat him by several yards. He could not reach it. Had the ball been in the air for a header or on the ground, I think Dean would have scored comfortably. A knee-high ball is difficult to gather.
Finally, congratulations to Johnson on getting his Cup winners medal after being on the losing side with Manchester City at Wembley in 1926. It would be interesting to know that the City think about the player they transferred to the Goodison-club. Johnson has played a more prominent part in Everton's three years of triumphant than many people realise.
DEAN ON THE GREAT WELCOME.
May 2 1933. Evening Express.
“Something of Which I Never Dreamed.”
Little “Dixie” and the Cup.
By the Pilot.
“This is the greatest moment in my life, I never realised that the people of Merseyside could be so warm and enthusiastic in their welcome, and to me, a Merseyside boy, it is grand. Dixie Dean captain of Everton's triumphant F.A. cup team, made this comment to me when he was journeying through the cheering masses on the arrival in Liverpool last night. Dean, the greatest centre-forward of the decade and perhaps the best-known sportsman in the world, was overcame with the sincerity of the welcome. The welcome to Everton begin, at Crewe, and I sat with Dean in the saloon while he held up the Cup to the hundreds of people who watched our train flash by on its way to Liverpool. “Here she is” shouted Dixie from the window.” “Look at her, we've brought her back. It won't be long now.” People waved blue ribbon to the captain –old man and women, young boys and girls, the families were out to see Dixie and his cup. “Its greater than I ever expected” said Dean to me. “I knew we should be in for a right welcome, but this is something of which I never even dreamed.” The hero of Saturday's match had tears in his eyes. Merseyside was showing just how much they think of their football hero, Dixie Dean.
I had the privilege of travelling through the streets of Liverpool in the stage coach, which conveyed the players, and Dixie said afterwards that it was the greatest cheer he had ever heard. It lasted from Crewe about 7.0p.m. Until 11.p.m. Four hours without a break in the victory shout of Merseyside. “What do you think of it all, Billy?” I asked. “Words cannot express my feelings” replied Dixie with his arm fondly holding the coveted trophy. “It is not until such an occasion as this that you are made to realise what the people of Merseyside think of you. “The population of the entire district seems to have turned up to say in their various ways, ‘Well done.' No Man on earth could figure in such a reception without being touched by the sincere good wishes of the people. “Everton have been trying for 27 years to get this old cup back. I must be one of the luckiest boys in the world to have the privilege of bringing it back. “I have a little boy at home –he's just 11 months old and he's my 11 pounds of heaven. He had to have that Cup and he's got it. He shall see I; in fact, I would like to have taken it right home to show him tonight. “Still, he will get the chance later on and my Cup medal will be his. “We players must thank Liverpool for her welcome. It overwhelmed us, but it was a joy –a joy that we shall never forget.” After the feting of last night the players spent today quietly. Some of them went to Chester races and others remained at home with their families –a rest they needed after the hero-worshipping of the past two days. The F.A. Cup was placed on the table in the directors' room at Goodison Park last Night, and at the other end of the table was the Football league Championship Cup –surely a unique sight. Later the Cups were placed in the safe, but the F.A. cup will be on view again tomorrow night when Everton play their last home match of the season.
HOW LIVERPOOL WELCOMED HOME EVERTON
May 2 1933. Evening Express.
Crowd of half-A—Million.
Half a million Merseyside people turned out in Liverpool last night to welcome the Everton team on their return to the city with the F.A. cup, won at Wembley. Crowd scenes unprecedented in the history of Liverpool, even surpassing the hectic excitement of Mafeking Night and the Armistice Night of 1918, were witnessed as Dixie Dean, the Everton captain, holding the cup aloft, was driven with his fellow players from Lime-street Station to the Town Hall. They rode in the same coach which carried through the streets the Everton F.A. Cup winning team of 1906, and its four horses were driven by Mr. Jack Pagendam, of Seaforth, who had the same honour 27 years ago. In Dale-street alone, the crowd numbered about 100,000. Between 65,000 and 70,000 went to Goodison Park to greet the Cup victors on their arrival at their headquarters. During Everton's tour through the city 200 people fainted in the crowd which packed Byrom-street and Scotland-road. A hundred cases of fainting were attended to by ambulance men in the Castle-street area. One of the private coaches traveling with the Everton party was mobbed by about 30 young men on its way from the Town hall to Goodison Park. The roof of the coach collapsed, and the men fell into the vehicle. No one was seriously hurt. In Scotland road men and women ran out of the public houses, glasses of beer and stout in their hands, and drank to their health of Dixie Dean and his team mates. Hundreds of men women and children fainted in the overpowering crush at all points, and especially outside the Town Hall. Three women were actually being attended to by ambulance men in the entrance hall while Dean was waving the Cup aloft on the front balcony overhead. The coach moved but slowly alongside the barricades in a triumphal procession over threequarters of a mile to the Town Hall. St. George's Plateau and the steps of St. George Hall were filled by a dense mass of people and when the massive silver trophy was seen in the Everton captain's hands as the coach left the station 100,000 people assembled in the vicinity broke into a tornado of cheering. The procession headed by mounted police, and consisting of the coach containing the players and the cup, with charabanes for the Everton directors and their friends, circled the Wellington Monument and returned along Lime-Street to Ranelgh-street.
Church-street was densely packed and all tramcar and other traffic had been stopped until the procession cleared. Only a narrow avenue was left for the procession. So great was the pressure on the incline in Lord-street that the four strong horses in the coach could only just keep moving and a band of Everton supporters got behind and pushed the coach. One woman lying in a fainting condition on a stretcher in a shop doorway, heard the storm of cheering as the coach passed. She lifted himself, gave a feeble cheer, and fell back again into a faint. She soon recovered. Mounted police headed the coach, and they, as well as the hundreds of constables on foot along the line of route, had a stupendous task. Crowds closed in behind the coach to such an extent that when it reached the Town Hall, Castle-street was a dense mass of humanity from end to end, while Dale street, a thoroughly four times as long, was no less crowded. In this section of the city alone there must have been a quarter of a million people in the streets. The Lord Major (Mer. Alfred Gates) and the Lady Mayoress, who had traveled from London with the team, were accompanied by a large number of Aldermen and City Councilors when Mr. W. C. Cuff, the chairman of the Everton directors, and Dixie dean and the other players entered the building. “You see what they think about you.” Said the Lord Mayor to dean as a storm of cheering broke out anew, following the civic welcome. Dean, with tears of joy in his eyes, led the team upstairs. The Everton captain proceeded to the front balcony and there he held the cup high over his head amid thunderous cheers for the masses in Castle-street and Dale-street. Dean also showed the cup at each side balcony to the accompaniment of further salvoes of cheering. A little boy, wearing a red jersey and white knickers the colours of Liverpool F.C., had got astray at the Town Hall entrance, and Sagar, the Everton goalkeeper took him by the hand and piloted him to the balcony. He was put on the ledge, where Dean gave him a share of holding the cup. This brought more frenzied delight to the crowd. At the rear balcony overlooking Exchange Flags, across which thousands of Liverpool business and commercial men walk daily, Dean exhibited the Cup to another 20,000 people. The lord Major led three around of terrific cheering. Dean advanced to the microphone and said: - “You have given us a wonderful reception. Just before the semi-final I said we were going to win the cup. We have got and you have got it. If Everton go on winning all these honours we will have to enter for the Grand National and the Derby one of these days. Your reception has been marvellous. We never expected it.” The applause which greeted this speech lasted for several minutes. Dean's voice was carried to the crowd by amplifiers, and the Everton captain spoke confidently. Then the Lord Major said that it had been his privilege to see Everton win the Cup before 90,000 people at Wembley. He told the team that 900,000 people on Liverpool were sharing in the joy of that victory. “The whole of Merseyside is delighted to know the cup has come to the Everton club because the Merseyside boroughs are all supporters of it,” continued the Lord Major. “It is an honour and glory to win the F.A. cup.” The Lord Mayor also paid tribute to the sound administrative ability of the Everton directors in steering the club to its present position. Mr. Cuff replying said that his colleagues and the players were almost overwhelmed at the wonderful reception given by the Lord Mayor and the people of Liverpool, and it would hearten them in their endeavour to bring further success to the club, and consequently more joy and delight to the people who loved the glorious game of football on Merseyside. The Lord Mayor led more round of cheering, and the National Anthem was sung by the hugh crowd to the accompaniment of the Liverpool Police Band, which had been playing selections of music to the waiting crowd.
When the players returned to the ornate banqueting hall they were entertained to champagne and sandwiches, while Dean was presented with a hugh black toy cat. Another triumphal tour was then begun by the coach and its load of trophy winners' this time from the Town Hall to Goodison Park. When the coach started along Dale-street the great concourse of people in Castle-street desired to follow it but police and ambulance men joined hands to keep them back until the coach had got into Dale-street route. Small groups of Everton supporters decorated with blue and white favours and carrying all sorts of devices created amusement among the waiting crowds, but one bad with an imitation of a coffin got the greatest laugh. Four youths carrying a red-coloured, rough-hewn coffin, on which reposed a wreath of blue and white rosettes, was headed by a stalwart who carried a banner with the inscription: - “Here lies Everton's bogey. Laid to rest for everyone. R.I.P.” when the coach was passing along Lime-street Dixie Dean gave a special loft of the cup to Mr. George Dobson, who was standing on the balcony of the Liverpool Press Club. Dixie thus honoured the oldest living ex-captain of the Everton team. Mr. Dobson, who is 70, came from Bolton to captain Everton in season 1885086. He has retired after nearly 40 years' service in the public Health Department of the Liverpool Corporation. It took the Everton team, riding in the coach and four, an hour to travel the two miles from the Town Hall to Goodison Park. Dale-street was a seething mass of people, estimated at a total of 100,000. The scene outside and inside Goodison Park, was even more remarkable. Mounted and foot police were powerless to stem the rush of people who made a wild scramble to secure places of vantage in the ground. Two hours before the team arrived at Lime-street from London about 2,000 people had collected outside the ground. When the gates were opened there was a vast surge towards the stands and the track. Although the coach and four was due to arrive at the ground before 9.p.m, it was not until an hour later that tumultuous cheers heralded its approach. When Dixie Dean stepped into the directors box, followed by the rest of the team, the cheering and shouting were defeatening. Loud cries of “Come on Dixie” and Good old Everton” added to the pandemonium. For fully 10 minutes the outburst continued unbroken. Dean raised his hand up an effort to obtain quietness so that he could say a few words to the crowd, but his voice was drowned in the uproar. “I could not hear myself speak,” said Dean afterwards.
Then Dean put on a straw ‘boater,” with a blue and white band, and someone thrust a dog mascot wearing a large blue bow, into the his hands. This was the signal for renewed cheering. The crowds eventually dispersed and the players and directors adjourned to the directors room in the club, where Mr. W. c. Cuff and Dean made speeches. Mr. Cuff said that having won the Cup, he wished to say how much he appreciated the efforts of the team. He was indeed proud of them. Speaking of the game at Wembley he said the Everton team had fought a good fight, and played first-class football. They had played better than any team had played in a Cup final since 1897. He wished to pay a great tribute to every member of the Cup eleven. They had shown magnificent team spirit. After the first 10 minutes of the game the most highly-strung of them had no doubt of the result. Everty goal was well made and there was no fluke about the game. Mr. Cuff, said he remembered the reception give to the winners in 1906. That was a wonderful reception but was nothing to compare with the reception given to the winners of 1933. Dean, in a brief speech, said he wished to pay a tribute to Mr. T.H. McIntosh, the Everton secretary. When Mr. McIntosh was ill in a nursing home he had never failed to send a daily message of good wishes to the team. Those messages spurred them to go on and win. The Everton club, he added, was so good to the players that he would describe it not as a football club, but as a Christmas club in which one took out all one put in. There were further remarkable crowd scenes outside the ground when the teams left shortly before 11.pm. The efficiency of the police orgainsation in dealing with the vast crowds was a feature of the arrangements in connection with the welcome. Both the Lord Mayor and Mr. Cuff, chairman of the Everton club, have expressed their appreciation to the Chief Constable. An official of the Liverpool Corps of St. John Ambulance Brigade told an Evening Express representative today that 250 members of the Corps were on duty in various parts of the city and on the ground. They dealt with approximately 300 cases, chiefly of fainting and minor injuries. Only two were taken to hospital.
ANOTHER CHANCE TO CHEER EVERTON
May 2 1933. Evening Express.
Cup Winners Final Home Game Tomorrow.
Wembley Colours to be Wore?
By the Pilot. The Everton heroes of the F.A. cup will make their final home appearance of the season tomorrow. They will play the rearranged league game with Sheffield United at Goodison Park. The Cup will be on view, and in addition Everton will probably wear the colours –White jerseys, and black knickers –in which they won the Cup and will probably field the Wembley eleven. Mr. W. C. Cuff, the chairman of Everton, told me that the question of the colours will be discussed at tonight's meeting of the directors. “So many of out supporters could not get to Wembley to see our great victory,” said Mr. Cuff,” that I think it would be a splendid idea to let them see the players as they were in London. “The matter will have to be decided by the board tonight, but I expect we shall be wearing black and white for our two concluding matches of the great season.” I also expect that the full Cup side will take the field. The followers will like this for, despite the wonderful reception given to the Blues on their return to Liverpool last night, thousands still want to carry on the cheers, and there should be one of the largest crowds of the season for the visit of the United.
All the Everton players came through the final without injury, and Jimmy Dunn only felt a slight twinge in his thigh once, so I expect the full team will be on view. Everton invariably do well against Sheffield, and on their Wembley form there is no reason to think otherwise than that they will win. They will not have an opportunity of recording that elusive first “double” of the season, for when they visited Bramell-lane they were beaten 302, the deciding goal coming from a corner kick almost on time. The Blues have a chance of reaching 43b points by winning tomorrow's game and also defeating Wolverhampton at the Molineux grounds on Saturday. That points total would enable the club to finish up in the upper half of the table which together with the Cup success, would make this a really wonderful campaign. Everton (Probable): Sagar; Cook, Cresswell; Britton White, Thomson; Geldard Dunn, Dean Johnson, Stein. Sheffield United: - Smith (j); Green, Hooper; Sampy, Holmes, Gooney; Williams, Barcaly, Dunne, Pickering Oswald.
Advertisement in Evening Express. League Match, Goodison Park Tomorrow (Wednesday). Everton v. Sheffield United. Kick-off 6.30. Admission 1/- Boys 4d. Stands Extra (including Tax). Booked seats, Sharp's Whitechapel.
EVERTON'S LAST HOME MATCH.
May 3 1933. Liverpool Post and Mercury
By John Peel.
Everton wind up their great season so far as Goodison Park is concerned this evening when Sheffield United are the visitors. It should be a fitting termination to the Cup celebrations, and their enthusiastic followers game of the season at Goodison. The team that won the Cup in such masterly fashion has been chosen, and although little depends on the result the Cup winners will be anxious to finish on the right side, and they will make a bold bid for success.
How Sheffield have Fare.
Sheffield United are one of the oldest organizations in the country and one of the greatest Cup fighters. After recording four victories in their first seven appearances at Goodison, Sheffield have only gained maximum points three times since. Their last success was three seasons ago, when they prevailed by 3-1, and during this period they have obtained but six points from a possible twenty-four, scored 11 goals and concerned 28. The results of these meetings (Everton's score reading first) are: 3-0, 3-0, 1-1 5-1, 2-0 1-1, 202, 2-0, 0-0, 1-3, 3-2, 5-1. Everton's team will be Sagar; Cook, Cresswell; Britton, White, Thomson; Geldard, Dunn, Dean, Johnson, Stein. The kick off is at 6-30. The Everton Reserves team to receive Oldham Athletic at Goodison Park on Saturday is; Coggins; Jackson Jones; Mercer, Clark, Archer; Birtley, McGourty, Stevens, Watson, Turner.
WHITE TO PLAY FOR ENGLAND.
May 3 1933. Evening Express.
Everton Pivot in Team to Visit Rome and Berne.
Reward of Consistency.
By the Pilot.
Tommy white, a member of Everton's successful F.A. cup team, has been chosen by the Football Association to play centre half for England in the international matches against Italy and Switerland. Thus Everton will have two players in the team, Geldard having previously been chosen at outside right. White's selection follows the suspension of 28 days passed by the West Riding F.A. on Ernest Hart, the Leeds United, Pivot, following his being sent off in the West Riding Cup final against Huddersfield Town. White has had a wonderful football career –one of the most romantic of any present day player. A schoolboy county player, he first came into prominence as a wing-forward with Southport. He operated at outside left and outside right, and at the age of 17 was watched by several First Division clubs. Eventually in September, 1927, he was secured by Everton and subsequently developed into a clever goal-scoring centre forward and deputy to Dixie Dean. White proved himself to be a most versatile player, and since coming to Goodison Park he has figured in every forward and half-back position. He played chiefly at inside right last season, and contributed 18 goals, but when Gee was found to be unfit early this season and Everton were hard up for a deputy, White was chosen for the position. Since then he has become one of the most-talked-of pivots in the county by reason of his brilliant defensive work, coupled with a keen eye to construction. White and Geldard will figure in the two internationals and them join the Everton F.C. in Denmark and assist in the three games to be played at Copehagen.
Everton In Their Wembley Colours.
Everton will play their full Wembley team at Goodison Park tonight, when Sheffield United appear in the final home League match of the season. Further, as exclusively forecast in The Evening Express, the team will wear the jerseys and knickers they wore when defeating Manchester City by 3-0 on Saturday. Everton: Sagar; Cook, Cresswell; Britton White, Thomson; Geldard, Dunn, Dean Johnson, Stein. Sheffield United: - Smith (j); Thorpe, Hooper; Sampy, Johnson, Gooney; Williams, Barcaly, Dunne, Pickering Oswald.
The Cup At The Stadium .
The Lord Major of Liverpool (Councilor A.Gates), the directors and players of Everton, and members of the Liverpool club will be present at the Liverpool Stadium tomorrow evening for the Ginger Foran (Liverpool)-Etienne Mura (France) fight, and the F.A. Cup will be on view.
EVERTON 1 SHEFFIELD UNITED 0 (Game 1435 over-all)-(Div 1 1353)
May 4 1933. Liverpool Post and Mercury
Everton Win Again.
Sheffield United Goal.
Cup and Wembley Colours Scheme.
Years ago Sheffield United brought the cup to Goodison Park brought the Cup to Goodison Park to show them what it was like. Everton returned the compliment last night when they paraded before 30,000 spectators and the Cup stood on the directors ledge. It was a dirty –dark, dismal, and the turf, was wet; there was no interval in case the game was not finished. Everton finished their home season by a goal victory after a bright display-remembering the hours they have kept during the last few days. Indeed, in the first half, there was a great deal of pretty football from Everton, who sported their Wembley colours, black and white and showed their numbers: - till the dirt and wet made them impossible of recognition.
Everton;'s first half excellence was not continued in the second half, so that Sheffield had more of the play, but Sagar continued his vein of secure catching and his tipping of a Pickering shot was the best thing he did against Sheffield United, although he had many good saves to his name. To show how Wembley's scoring started. Britton made a great shot knocked out a defender, and with the rebound made his enticing hanging, lobbing centre, and Stein headed a neat goal –a parallel case to the opening score at Wembley, but there Stein shot the ball. Everton won thanks to the brilliance of Britton, White, Thomson, and surely almost classical defence by cook and Cresswell. But Barclay should have made it all square before the interval. Sagar was on the ground after Britton had made his only mistake, and when Britton goes a dribbling he has only to lose the ball for the mistake to stand out very boldly. Barclay had the goalkeeper out of his goal, and the Sheffield man was no more than two yards from goal –slightly on the left-hand side. He shot out side. No one could say how he could possibly miss. Against that there was the occasion when Johnson was boating the goalkeeper and his shot hit Dean. Dunn started with delicious play, and Stein was always a sure contender and safe passer of the ball. But neither of the crack centre-forwards fared well; both being covered out, notably so in the case of Dunne, who had White big frame to contend with. White was the best half back on view, but Britton had his inspired moments in the second half, when he took charge of Oswald, who had done well earlier and Britton seemed to serve up his fanciful attacking spasms for the benefit of the people on the grand stand side.
Loudest Cheers For Defenders.
There was no interval, and the pace cost Everton something. However, they held out to the finish and the conclusion of the even game came when Everton led 1-0 and a mascot ran on to the field and shook the players by their hands. All the Cup winner shad a rally from the big crowd, but the loudest came to the defenders, Cook, Cresswell and Sagar, as they filed off the field in the rear. The turf was holding, and muddy, and should have suited Sheffield United, who are used to this kind of mud-plugging. Pickering and Barclay made three tremendous shots, only to find Sagar's safety catch. The United half-backs were not outstanding, and at full-back there was a nervous strain for half an hour, when Everton were at their prettiest. Smith in goal, was a success; indeed, to be one of the greatest goalkeepers in the game. Teams : - Everton: - Sagar, goal; Cook and Cresswell, backs; Britton, White and Thomson, half-backs; Geldard, Dunn, Dean (captain), Johnson and Stein, forwards. Sheffield United: - Smith, goal; Thorpe, and Hooper backs; Sampey, Johnson and Gooney, half-backs; Williams, Barclay, Dunne, Pickering and Oswalds, forwards. Referee Mr. Westwood, of Walsall.
GEORGE MAHON CUP FINAL
May 4 1933. Liverpool Post and Mercury.
Everton “A” 6 New Brighton Reserves 2.
New Brighton, who had the advantage of playing at home, were hopeful of adding another trophy to the two already in their possession, and when Webster Westcott gave them the lead after five minutes play it seemed as thronged their desire might be fulfilled, Everton, however, settled down to play good football. Faster on the ball and more skilful, they wore New Brighton down, and after Birtley had equalised Everton dominated the play. Prior to Leyfield giving Everton the lead. Quayle had shot through for New Brighton only to find the referee change his decision after consulting a linesman. Leyfield increased Everton's lead after the interval but Quayle restored interest in the game by scoring for New Brighton. Everton went on and Lapham, a capable centre-forward, by doing the “hat-trick” brought the total to 6. With the exception of Flood who made many fine saves, and had no chance with the scoring shots, New Brighton's defence was weak.
May 4 1933. Liverpool Post and Mercury
By John Peel.
There was a coincidence about the Cup winners' appearance at Goodison Park last night. In April, 1925, I saw Sheffield United win the Cup when they defeated Cradiff City at Wembley, and travlled back with them on the Monday, when they met Everton at Goodison Park, and drew 1-1. The United took the Cup with them to the Everton ground. Now Everton have won the Cup, and they had last night the same opponents as on April 27 1925, in the first game after the final. There the coincidence ended, however, for the game resulted in a victory for Everton by a goal to nothing –scored by Stein from Britton's centre, as in the Cup final on Saturday. There were again scenes of enthusiasm and, despite the rain, Everton Home league programme ended on a very happy note.
The F.A. cup At Tranmere.
The Everton players with the F.A. Cup will be among the onlookers at the Birkenhead Hospital Cup Final at Prenton Park tonight, when Liverpool oppose Tranmere Rovers. The Everton directors have given their permission for the cup to be on view, and this should add to the attractiveness of the match. The kick-off is at 6.30.
ANOTHER CUP FOR EVERTON.
May 4 1933. Evening Express.
“A” Team Win A Trophy While Seniors Beat Sheffield U.
By the Pilot.
While Everton's victorious Cup team were defeating Sheffield United at Goodison Park last evening in the last home match of the season their “A” team were busy grasping another trophy for Everton's sideboard. This was the Geo Mahon Cup, which the “A” team won by a 6-2 victory over New Brighton Reserves at rake-lane. The Goodison Park juniors were superior in all departments. Their scorers were Lapham (3), Leyfield (2), and Birtley. R. Westcott and Quayle got New Brighton's goals. At Goodison Park, Everton turned out in their F.A. cup final colours complete with numbers. This was the first occasion on which a club has used numbers for players in a Football league game. Supporters expressed their delight with the numbering system, and hopes are entertained that ere long it will be made compulsory for all matches. Stein scored the only goal of the match, but the outstanding player undoubtedly was Britton. His work especially from a constructive point of view, was wonderful. His footwork and passing was dainty and neat, and the manner in which he beat three men before crossing for Stein to score was the main feature of the game. Everton deserved this victory although their form was rather patchy at times. The United often assumed menacing proportions with their swift, sudden bursts, but they came up against a defence, which gave not an inch away, but which could intervene, tackle and clear with refreshing completeness. Barclay missed one great opportunity for the United in the first half. Clean through, with no one to beat, he hooked the ball the wrong side of the post. The Everton directors have decided to play their full cup team in the final match of the season on Saturday. This will be against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux. Everton; Sagar; Cook, Cresswell; Britton, White, Thomson; Geldard, Dunn, Dean, Johnson, Stein.
EVERTON AND THE WOLVES.
May 6 1933. Liverpool Post and Mercury
By John Peel.
The clubs who go down should take encouragement from the experience of Everton, who have not looked back since they were relegated. The Cup winners go to Wolverhampton, and will find Wanderers hard to beat. The teams are; Sagar; Cook, Cresswell; Britton, White, Thomson; Geldard, Dunn, Dean, Johnson, Stein. Wolves; Ellis; Lowton, Shaw; Rhodes, Nelson, Richards; Crook, Hetherington, Hartill, Deacon, Phillips.
Everton Player Transferred.
PH. Griffiths to West Bromwich Albion.
P. H Griffiths who came to Everton from Port Vale, two season's ago, was transferred to West Bromwich, he is a Welsh international, being capped last season against Scotland.
WOLVES BEAT EVERTON
MAY 6 1933. Evening Express Football Edition.
Two Goals Margin Over Cup Winners.
By the Pilot.
The attendance at Wolverhampton, today, for the visit of Everton, the Cup winners was larger than that seen at the Cup Semi-Final, when Everton defeated West Ham. This was due to the Wanderer's desperate struggle against relegation. Teams: - Everton: - Sagar, goal; Cook and Cresswell, backs; Britton, White and Thomson, half-backs; Geldard, Dunn, Dean (captain) Johnson and Stein, forwards. Wolverhampton Wanderers: - Ellis, goal; Lowton (captain), and Shaw, backs; Rhodes, Nelson, and Richards, half-backs; Crook, Hetherington, Hartill, Deacon, and Phillips, forwards. Referee Mr. J. R. Middleworth, Bishop Auckland. Everton were given a splendid reception when dean led his men on carrying the Cup. He said, “Thank you” by winning the toss and getting the wind and sun. The first thrill was a brilliant thrust by Phillips, after deacon had dribbled through. His shot skipped by the post, and it was Everton's turn to put on pressure, which ended in Dunn placing outside. Phillips was a useful and dangerous raider and it was following developments on the Wolves' right that he was able to drive in, and Sagar had to go full length to save. Hartill was slow when a quick pass give him a chance, Thomson being able to intervene. Stein was Everton's danger man, and Dunn might have done better following a good movement on the left, but he delayed and paid the penalty. Next Hartill went away on the left, and his swift drive went straight across goal to run into touch. Geldard flew past Shaw and centred from the line, so that Dean edged the ball back for Johnson's drive to crash against an opponent. Hartill was wrongly pulled up for offside. Then Dunn took a drop shot, only he hit the ball with the wrong foot and it went wide.
Geldard's Great Goal.
Everton took the lead in 17 minutes, when Geldard scored a peach of a goal. Nelson failed to head away a high ball and Dean helped Geldard. Geldard closed in, beating two men in his stride, and on being confronted with Lowton in the penalty area, neatly lobbed the ball over the back's foot, over Ellis, and into the net. Right from the kick off the Wolves went down, to bring a happy smile to their supporters, for Hetherington equalised. The Phillips-Deacon wing started the move, and Deacon came across the field with the ball to give Hetherington a sly low pass, which the inside right placed in the corner of the net at terrific speed. Dean headed by the post from Stein's corner, with Ellis out of position. When Cook handled on the edge of the penalty area Crooks drove in along the carpet for Sagar to beat the ball out and Thomson to complete the clearance. Everton went away with a nice short –passing movement, which, though rather slowly developed, had the Wolves' defence on the run. Stein restored the lead in 32 minutes, though he hardly knew he had scored until his fellow-players came along with congratulations. Stein sent in a spectacular lob taken as he robbed the waiting Rhodes, and Ellis allowed the ball to drop over his head into the net. Wolves fought back well, Crook heading in from short range, only to see the ball strike Cook and go behind. Nelson ran up to try to show his forwards that shots were necessary to get goals, but it had little effect and again Geldard, who was showing much improved form, corroborated with Britton to bring further worry to show and Ellis. Receiving from Crooks, Hartill banged one against the bar, and then ran in to get the rebound, only to find Sagar ready to beat it out. Thomson helped matters by turning it round for a corner.
Half-time Wolves 1 Everton 2
Rain fell during the interval when the Cup was paraded around the ground. On resuming Johnson, who had been nursing strained leg muscles, changed places with Stein. Sagar made a wonderful save from a point-blank header from Hartill, and twice the Wolves had free kicks on the edge of the penalty area without being able to profit. It was desperate football with the Wolves lacking nothing in endeavour. Dean broke through on his own, but drove wide at a terrific pace. Eight minutes after the interval the Wolves drew level. Sagar went to gather an easy ball from the right but, opposed by Hartill, dropped the ball, and before he could dive to it Phillips rushed up and placed it over the line. Stein received a knock and returned to his usual place, and Phillips and Hetherington changed places. A free kick by Lowton flashed like a cannon ball over the top, and the Wolves continued to have the better of the game with little seen of the Everton attack. Hetherington had a chance, but headed outside the far post. Final ; Wolves 4 Everton 2.
WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 4 EVERTON 2 (Game 1436 over-all)-(Div 1 1354)
May 8 1933. Liverpool Post and Mercury
How The Wolves Were Saved.
Fighting Finish Brings Two Goals.
Everton Defenders Hard Pressed.
Great were the scenes at the Molyneux Ground on Saturday evening. Such enthusiasm was not surpassed at Wembley, for Wolverhampton had been saved from relegation. At the half stage the Wolves were a goal in arrears, but they rallied and escaped. Wolverhampton deserved to beat Everton 4-2 for, they went into the fray in the second half with great spirit, and although they adopted methods which were not always correct –several of the Everton players complained bitterly about it 0one had to make allowances for the Wolves desperate predicament. In the first half Wolverhampton were so strung up that they could not do just as they wanted. Chances were fritted away through over eagerness. Geldard's goal made things worse, but in a minute a great shit by Hetherington had equasied matters. Everton were undoubtedly the superior tacticians. They did their job without dash and flurry of their adversaries, and when Ellis, the goalkeeper misjudged a lob by Stein and allowed the ball to drop in the back of the net, I wondered if Fate would forgive such a blunder. She did, for in the second half the Wanderers ran up three goals two of them scored in the last three minutes, sending the crowd wild with delight.
A Severe Pounding.
Wolverhampton gave the Everton defence the most severe pounding it has received this season, and White Cresswell, and Cook along with Sagar, had to put in some strong work to keep these rampant Wolves at bay. The Everton forwards had faded out. Johnson was hurt and changed places with Stein, then Stein was injured and also White, so you can see the buffeting the cup winners received. When the Wolves levelled matters they gave me the impression that they were satisfied –a point would have done, but later they battered their way through; smashed in shot after shot. A draw, however, seemed the most likely result until three minutes from the end when a whirlwind attack proved too much for Everton, who yielded two goals in the space of a minute. It was indeed a fitting climax, and the great crowd 0there were over 35,000 people present –went away pleased and delighted that their side had qualified for another season in the senior circles. One could not expect Everton, after their strenuous opponents, but in the actual matter of football skill they were by far the superior craftsmen. Not until the second half did they look like losing this game, but when the forwards petered out Wolverhampton's outlook became more rosy. The Wolves defence easily held their spasmodic attacks. Everton took their Cup with then and displayed it on the ground. Goals scores Geldard and Stein for Everton, for Wolvers Hetherington (2), Phillips, and Crook. Teams: - Everton: - Sagar, goal; Cook and Cresswell, backs; Britton, White and Thomson, half-backs; Geldard, Dunn, Dean (captain) Johnson and Stein, forwards. Wolverhampton Wanderers: - Ellis, goal; Lowton (captain), and Shaw, backs; Rhodes, Nelson, and Richards, half-backs; Crook, Hetherington, Hartill, Deacon, and Phillips, forwards. Referee Mr. J. R. Middleworth, Bishop Auckland
EVERTON RESERVES 5 OLDHAM ATHLETIC RESERVES 1
May 8 1933. Liverpool Post and Mercury
Central league (Game 42)
Everton concluded the season with a decisive victory. Oldham started well, and for quite a while proved very troublesome for Everton's youthful defenders. Jones and Jackson and it was a goal deserved when Pateman scored. Everton then assumed command. Stevens, who played well throughout, scored twice before the interval, and after the resumption Birtley, Stevens, and Turner (penalty) put on further goals. Everton: - Coggins, goal; Jackson and Jones, backs; Mercer, Clark, and Archer, half-backs ; Birtley, McGourty, Stevens, Watson, and Turner., forwards.
EVERTON VISITED BLACKPOOL
May 8 1933. Evening Express.
Everton visit Blackpool to play for the Blackpool Hospital Cup, of which they are holders, Everton will be making a bid to win their third Cup of the season, the first team having already won the F.A Cup and the “A” team the George Mahon Cup. Everton are taking a strong team to Bloomfield-road, though three of the Cup team will be missing, White and Geldard left Liverpool today on route for Italy and Switerland, where they will assist England, and Johnson is suffering from a thigh injury. Stein transfers to outside right in place of Geldard, and Turner comes in for Stein, while McGourty deputises for Johnson, and Gee for White. Everton: - Sagar, Cook, Cresswell; Britton, Gee, Thomson; Stein, Dunn, Dean, McGourty Turner.
At the meeting of the Football League Management Committee, held in London today, benefits were granted to Dunn, Stein, and Common of Everton.
BLACKPOOL 0 EVERTON 1
May 9 1933. Liverpool Post and Mercury
Another Cup For Everton.
Blackpool Beaten in Charity Match.
By beating Blackpool by one goal to nil at Blackpool last night, Everton secured another cup, the Victoria Hospital Cup, which is played for annually for the benefit of the Blackpool Hospital. There was not much keenness, and the spectators got few thrills out of the game. Had it not been for a rather lucky goal scored from a free kick by Thomson five minutes after the teams would have had to toss up for possession of the trophy as they did last year, when Everton won. For half an hour or so Everton were outplayed by a side which revealed calm and collected football. In the first quarter of an hour Hampton the Blackpool leader, did more shooting at goal than he has done for weeks, but his shots were always straight at Sagar. Everton never seemed to exert themselves beyond keeping up a very effective defence.
After the early dangers, when Sagar several times distinguished himself, it was rarely that Blackpool were given any chances of getting the equaliser. In the second half Everton jogged along apparently quite content with their lead. Turner and McGourty were a clever left wing, McGourty playing with real consecutive skill when he got the opportunity. Dean usually waited about, and several times he was unlucky with his headers. It was really his challenge to the Blackpool goalkeeper that resulted in Thomson's shot winning the game. Britton was a cool and safe defender. All through the game the Everton half-backs and full backs were the masters of the Blackpool forwards. Cresswell was excellent, and Gee gave the Blackpool leader few chances after the interval. Everton took the F.A. Cup to the ground, and Blackpool gave them a rousing reception. Teams: - Blackpool: - McDonough, goal; Wassell, and Everest, backs; Watson (A.), Watson (P.) (captain), and Crawford, half-backs; Reid, Upton, Hampson, Douglas, and Samlies, forwards. Everton:- Sagar, goal; Cook and Cresswell, backs; Britton, Gee and Thomson, half-backs; Stein, Dunn, Dean (captain), McGourty, and Turner, forwards. Referee Mr. A. Fogg, Bolton.
EVERTON WIN ANOTHER CUP
May 9 1933. Evening Express.
Now They Have Three.
By the Pilot.
Everton have won another cup-the Blackpool Hospitals Cup –and they now hold three trophies. Their other two Cups are the F.A. Cup and the George Mahon Cup. They won the Hospital trophy by defeating Blackpool 1-0 at Bloomfield-road last night. This is the second year in succession the Blues have won the trophy. Last season they won it on a spin of the coin, but this season they won it on the spin of the ball. There can be no question that the goal which decided this issue was a lucky one –something in the nature of a gift. Thomson took a free kick out on the touchline and swerved the ball into the goalmouth. Dean ran in and McDonough, thinking Dean might bundle him into the net, tried to fist the ball away. He reckoned without the spin and wet ball. He shot out one fist, and the ball merely gilded off his hand and rested in the back of net. This happened in the first five minutes, and Blackpool never once looked like making up the lost ground. With the exception of the Danish tour, which begins on Friday, this was the concluding game of the season as far as Everton are concerned. The tourists will leave Lime-Street station at 2.25 p.m. on Friday. The following players will travel; Sagar, Cook, Cresswell, Bocking, Britton, White Thomson, Gee, Archer, Geldard, Dunn, Dean, Johnson, Stein, McGourty, and Turner. Geldard and White will join the party in Copenhagen after their international games at Rome and Bernie. They will be available for the last three matches of Everton's tour. During Geldard's absence from the matches at Aahus and Liborg it is expected that Stein will figure at outside right and Turner at outside left.
SAM CHEDGZOY JUNIOR SIGNS FOR BURNLEY, J FRYER TO WREXHAM
May 11 1933. Liverpool Post and Mercury
By John Peel.
Two of Everton's reserves players have found new clubs Chedgzoy, son of the famous Sam who rendered Everton such, fine services and gained international honours with the Goodison club, has gone to Burnley, Chedgzoy who can play forward or half-back stands 5ft 9ins and weights about 10st 5lbs. He has been with Everton for four years. J Fryer an inside forward has been transferred by Everton to Wrexham. He played for Everton as an amateur before signing professional forms, two season ago. He stands 5ft 10ins, and weights 11 st 7lbs.
THE ITINERAY FOR THE TOUR OF DENAMARK
Friday may 12, Liverpool (Lime Station) depart 2-15pm, London (Euston Station) arrive 6-5pm, a special representative will meet on arrival and transfer will be arranged to restaurant where dinner will be taken thence to Liverpool street station. London (Liverpool street station) depart 742pm, Harwich (Parkestan Quay) arrive 9-18pm depart 930pm, Saturday may 13, breakfast lunch, after tea and dinner on board steamer, arrive at Esberg 9-30pm to hotel central. Sunday may 14. breakfast at hotel depart 12-16 p.m. for Esberg arrive 2-30pm at Fredericia, lunch in dinning car, depart Frederica 3-3pm, arrival Aarhus at 5-8pm-hotel Regina. Friday may 15, to Thursday may 18 in Aarhus, played match 17 May, May 18 depart 5-20pm arrive Aalborg 7-57pm, hotel Phoenix, Friday may 19 to Monday May 22 in Aalborg, the second match is played on the 21 st . Monday may 22,, depart Aalborg by steamer 9-15 p.m. Tuesday may 23 arrive Copenhagen-hotel Cosmopolite. Wednesday May 24to Thursday June 1 ST in Copenhagen play here as follows: - third match on the 26, fourth 29 TH , fifth match 31 st . Depart Copenhagen 9-5am, arrive Esberg 4-23pm, depart Esberg 5pm, all meats on board streamer. Friday June 2 ND Harwich, Parkeston Quay, arrive 5-15pm and continue by boat train to Liverpool street station, dinner on train, a special representative will meet on arrival, and supervise transfer to Russell hotel, and the following day will meet at hotel transfer to station and see off to Liverpool June 3 RD depart London (Euston station) 10-30Am luncheon in restaurant car arrive at Liverpool (Lime street station) 2-5pm
ITALY 1 ENGLAND 1
May 15 1933.
Milan, in front of 50,000 spectators, Farrari scored for Italy and Bastin equalizing from a Tommy White pass, Geldard also playing for England.
EVERTON'S FIRST GAME IN DENMARK.
May 17 1933. Evening Express.
Besieged by Schoolboy Admirers.
Players in Danger of Writer's Cramp.
By the Pilot.
The Everton players, who open their football tour in Denmark this evening, are suffering from muscular strain –through signing their names in autograph books! Ever since they arrived at Aarhus last Saturday they have been besieged by autograph hunters –mostly hero-worshipping schoolboys-and not wishing to disappoint their Danish admirers the Everton players have signed their names until their hands have acted. Everton's first opponents in their series of five matches are Aarhus. This is one of their easier engagements. The tourists should win. They will be without White, and Geldard, who are stilling touring with the F.A. eleven, and it may be assured that Gee will figure at centre-half, Stein at outside right and Turner at outside left. The team will probably be: Sagar; Cook, Cresswell; Britton Gee, Thomson; Stein, Dunn, Dean, Johnson, Turner. Tomorrow the tourists leave Aarhus for Aalborg where they play their next match on May 21. Subsequently they will engage in three games in Copenhagen on May 26, 29 and 31. I have received the following letter from a member of the party, which indicates that the Wembley winners are heroes in Denmark as well as England. “No sooner did we get off the boat at Esbjerg” states the letter “than we received something in the nature of a deputation from about 100 schoolboys. There were so many there with autograph books that it took us all out time to get through them. “Every other boy carried a photograph of the winning Wembley team, and our hands ached through signing them. “We had to ‘take over' at our hotel, but the next morning the schoolboys were back waiting for us. I am afraid we shall all be suffering from writer's cramp by the time this tour has ended. We much prefer playing football to writing or names. “The trip from Harwich to Esbjerg was a treat to all except one of the party. That was Tommy Johnson. He was the only one who could not face all the meals. He confesses that he is always glad when he leaves a boat. The weather was so good that the boys were out on deck the whole of the way. “Dixie” Dean and Bill Bocking, of course were up to their usual pranks, and altogether it was a delightful trip. “The people here are football mad and they say candidly that they think they will give us some good games. We hope so, too. “The boys are as enthusiastic as the boys in the pen at Goodison Park, and any little gilt we give them is highly treasured.
AARHUS 1 EVERTON 10
May 18 1933. Liverpool Post and Mercury
A 10-1 Victory in First Match.
Aarhus, Wednesday –Everton began their tour of Scandinavia in convincing fashion this evening when they beat Aarhus Gymnastik Forening by 10 goals to 1, at the Aarhus stadium. The Danes were completely outclassed by the artistry of the Englishmen. Turner and Johnson were in deadly shooting form and each obtained three goals. Dean, who played his usual effective game, also had a good match and scored twice. The match was started in fine weather and there were 7,000 people present, but dusk fell quickly and it was very dark indeed long before the match finished. The Everton forwards had very little opposition. They toyed with the Danish defence with splendid combined passing movements and after a quarter of an hour Dunn opened the scoring. After much pattern-weaving and exhibition play Johnson and Dean scored in the last three minutes before half-time, which arrived with Everton leading 3-0. Play was resumed in very bad light, and it was necessary for the second half to be shortened. Everton wasted no time in this half the forwards swooping down to the Danish goal in relentless fashion. Shots rained in from all angles, Turner (2), Johnson (2), Gee and Dean piling on further goals,. Another short spell of purely exhibition play Turner scored his third goal to complete Everton's scoring. The Englishmen slacked up considerably in the closing stages, and Nygaard the Danish inside-left obtained the home side's solitary point. Sagar the Everton goalkeeper, gave an excellent display throughout –Reuters . Everton: - Sagar, goal; Cook and Cresswell, backs; Britton, Gee and Thomson, half-backs; Stein, Dunn, Dean (captain), Johnson and Turner, forwards.
EVERTON IN “TEN-MARK.”
May 18 1933. Evening Express.
Aarhus Says Ah Us!
The criticism levlled against many of our football teams on Continental tours that they have undermined British football prestige by subordinating their football to personal enjoyment, cannot be charged against Everton. At Aarhus, last evening, they struck a might blow for British football supremacy by defeating their Danish opponents by 10-1. The game was played at the Arrhus Stadium, and Everton delighted 7,000 spectators with their accuracy of their passing and the neatness of their footwork. In no department was the Aarhus side comparable with the Cup-holders, who played with an easy and method, which completely overwhelmed the Danes. Dunn opened the scoring in the first minutes and before the interval Johnson and Dean added further goals. Aarhus were outplayed in the second half, Everton scoring quick successive goals Turner, Johnson, Turner, Johnson, Gee, Dean and Turner. Following heavy rains, the ground was in splendid condition, and the Everton men were able to hold the ball for the vital period, which makes all the difference. Their shooting, too, was excellent. The light became bad towards the end and the players appeared mere shadows on the field.
This is a splendid opening to the tour although Aarhus are not considered one of the strongest sides in Denmark. The Blues tackle Aaborg on Sunday. A member of the touring party has sent me further details of the tour. “Dixie” Dean has taken up fishing,” he states in his letter, “but the trouble is that he fishes without bait. “It happened this way. “We were out for a walk and came to a small pier where some kiddies were fishing. Dixie borrowed a line and cast into the water. He showed the patience of Job, but nothing happened, and he wondered what was the matter. After at least ten minutes one of the kiddies indicated that Dixie should pull in.
“Dixie refused; and the boy went into a lengthy explanation in Danish which Dixie could not understand. Eventually Dixie pulled in the line and then found that he had been fishing without any bait. That was what the boy had been trying to explain. “We roared with laughter, and we have not forgotten to pull Dixie's leg over it. “So you can gather from that we are a happy family here despite the weather. It has been raining ever since Sunday, and we have been able to enjoy ourselves as much as we would have liked because of this. “Everyone keeps well, but we are sorry to learn that Tommy White cannot play for England against Switzerland. That's bad luck. “Judging from the remarks of the ‘natives,' we are not going to have maters all our own way in the games but we shall not take things easily, and shall be all out for goals.
EVERTON 10-1 VICTORY
May 18 1933. Liverpool Echo
By “Bee.” Aarhus, Wednesday.
Everton began their tour of Scandinavia in convincing fashion this evening when they beat Aarhus Gymnastik Forening by 10 goals to 1, at the Aarhus stadium. The Danes were completely outclassed by the artistry of the Englishmen. Turner and Johnson were in deadly shooting form and each obtained three goals. Dean, who played his usual effective game, also had a good match and scored twice. The match was started in fine weather and there were 7,000 people present, but dusk fell quickly and it was very dark indeed long before the match finished. The Everton forwards had very little opposition. They toyed with the Danish defence with splendid combined passing movements and after a quarter of an hour Dunn opened the scoring. After much pattern-weaving and exhibition play Johnson and Dean scored in the last three minutes before half-time, which arrived with Everton leading 3-0. Play was resumed in very bad light, and it was necessary for the second half to be shortened. Everton wasted no time in this half the forwards swooping down to the Danish goal in relentless fashion. Shots rained in from all angles, Turner (2), Johnson (2), Gee and Dean piling on further goals,. Another short spell of purely exhibition play Turner scored his third goal to complete Everton's scoring.
Wrexham F.C have secured from Everton the transfer of J.L. Fryer, an inside forward, who last season scored fourteen goals in twenty Central league games. Fryer is 5ft 10ins in height, and weighs 11 st 7lbs. He had been with Everton for a season as an amateur before signing professional forms two seasons back. He is only twenty-one years old, and hails from Widnes.
May 20 1933. Liverpool Echo
Everton have re-signed Birtley, their clever reserve team winger. Burnley were eager to secure him, had he been available.
Sammy Wolstenhomes Everton's popular right half of thirty years ago, new lives at his native Farnworth, where he has followed the calling of an Insurance agent. He has spent part of his days in recent years coaching in Spain and Germany.
AALBORG 1 EVERTON 5
May 22 1933. Liverpool Post and Mercury
Another Win For Everton.
15 Goals in Two Matches.
From a special Correspondent.
Aalborg, Sunday –Everton-winners of the Football Association Cup-today defeated a selected Aalborg team here by 5 goals to 1. When the match opened in almost tropical heat there were about 6,000 spectators on the ground. Everton were quickly on the attack from the kick-off, and the Aalborg goal had several narrow escapes. The home centre-half found Dean in great form and was unable to hold up many of his rushes down the centre. Deans scored the first goal with a neat header after a good concerted movement by the Everton forwards, and shortly afterwards he again beat the home goalkeeper in the same way. Half-time Everton 2, Aalborg 0. Everton maintained the pressure after the interval, although a more careful watch was kept on Dean. When Aalborg did take up the attack they found Sagar in the Everton goal very safe, and he had little difficult in dealing with what shots came his way. Dunn, profiting by the concentration of the definite of Dean, broke through to score twice and Everton were 5 up when the Danish centre half turned a hot drive from Stein into his own net. In one of their spasmodic raids Aalborg scored through Anker. The outstanding players in the Everton team were Stein and Cresswell, while Dean's headwork was much admired by the crowd. The best of the Danish players was Otto Hansen, right half, who had many exciting duels with Everton left wing. Everton won the first match of their tour –at Aarhus last Wednesday –by 10 goals to 1. Everton: - Sagar, goal; Cook and Cresswell, backs; Britton Gee and Thomson, half-backs; Stein, Dunn Dean (captain), Johnson, and Turner forwards.
Cap For Albert Geldard
Switzerland 0 England 4
At Berne, Saturday, England beat Switzerland 4-0, Bastin scoring twice and also scoring Richardson.
EVERTON COUNT 15-2
May 22 1933. Evening Express.
And Again “Peg” Back The Danes.
Dean the Match Winner.
By the Pilot.
Fifteen goals to two and two victories. This is Everton's record to date in their tour of Denmark. Following their 10-1 defeat of Aarhus, they beat a combined eleven at Aalborg yesterday by five goals to one. The Aalborg match was played in almost tropical heat, and it was surprising that such a terrific pace was maintained. It was the pace of Everton –in the development and exploitation –that upset the Danes. There was little to choose between the sides on the first half, but Dixie Dean proved what a great match winner he is scoring two goals. He was practically unstoppable, his swerving runs, delightful headwork, and accurate passing keeping the Aalborg defenders on tenterhooks. In the second half Aalborg laid their plans to stop Dean, and by careful shadowing kept the international more subdued, but this opened the way for the inside forwards and Dunn added two goals while Niels the Aalborg centre half, turned a shot from Stein into his own goal. Just afterwards Anker reduced the lead with a clever drive.
An Eye-Witness Account.
A Danish correspondent has sent me the following notes on the game: “Everton once again served up delightful football. They had a perfect understanding, and the speed with which they played amazed the 6,000 spectators. The weather was so hot that they would have been excused for slower football, but they kept it up right to the end. “Aalborg played some good football in the first half, but this merely served to bring out the best of the Everton defence. “Sagar was in brilliant form, saving many fine shots in masterly style, while Cresswell's coolness and methodical football was one of the features. They presented an almost insurmountable barrier to the Danes. “Dean was the danger man in the opening half, and the Aalborg defenders, who were inclined to slowness, were at their wits end to stop the famous forward. “Three men were given this task after the interval, and they met with success, but it only opened up the way for others, Dunn in particular.
Stein a Fine Raider.
“Throughout the Everton forwards were much the more dangerous in front of goal, while Stein was a splendid raider throughout. His ball control and fine finishing brought trouble to Aalborg time and again. “Aalborg played up strongly near the end, despite their hopeless position, but they were mastered by one of the best teams ever seen in Denmark. “After the match the spectators were loud in their praises of Everton, not only as individuals, but as a team. The Englishmen were presented to the Lord Mayor of Aalborg and the British Counsul, Major Canus Wilson.” The Everton tourists leave Aalborg this evening and arrive at Copenhagen early tomorrow morning. They play their next game at Copenhagen next Friday.
Neil McBain the former Everton and Liverpool player, and now manager of Watford, and give a recommendation to Liverpool to Sign Samuel McAllister of Watford.
EVERTON TOUR IN DENMARK
May 23 1933. Liverpool Echo.
Danes Have Good Football Ideals Except Before Goals.
Cliff Britton writes of Everton's Danish tour: -
We played our first game today, and won well, the score being 10-1. The ground we played on was very good, covered all over with grass, not a bare patch to be seen. Before the game started we had the parade something in the style of Wembley, only in a smaller way. We just lined up, and the band played the English and Danish National anthems. We kick off at 7.15 before a decent crowd. The A.G.F, started off very well, played good, constructive football; but after the first quarter of an hour our team began to settle down, and Jimmy Dunn scored a good goal from about fifteen yards out. After that we seemed to get more confident, and George Turner scored the second goal from a partly-stopped shot close in. The A.G.G. were playing quite good football mid-field, but they didn't seem to have much idea in front of goal. Just before half-time Dixie got a goal with his head from a centre from Turner, and that ended the first half, the score being 3-0.
Jack For Union.
We didn't have any interval, just a breather, and them we turned straight round. We had some real local support, as H.M.S. Albury had docked at Horsens (about thirty miles from here) today, and quite a crowd of sailors came through to see the game, and they brought the Union jack with them. Among them were quite a few Liverpool boys, and they let us know they were there. The second half had not been on much more than five minutes when Turner scored again with a good shot from the wing, and after that it was just a case of how many the team scored. Tommy Johnson got the fifth with a good shot, them Charlie Gee came up and scored the sixth with a good shot from about twenty yards out.
Turner got the right, running in to take a centre from the right on his chest and running through the goal. Then Jimmy Stein caused a laugh. Running in to take a centre from George Turner, he beat the goalkeeper with the ball, and then instead of tapping it into the empty goal, he turned round and passed it back to Dixie, ten yards out, who ran in and crashed it into the back of the net like lighting. I nearly forgot the seventh goal Tommy White scored that from close in. The last goal, our tenth was scored by George Turner with a good cross shot. Then just before the end the A.G.S. broke through to score their only goal. It was a very enjoyable game all the way through. The general opinion of the Danish officials here is that the exhibition put up by our team tonight is the best that has ever been seen in Denmark. Every man played at the top of his form.
Danes' Good Idea.
With regard to the other team they have a good idea of the game. They don't bang the ball anywhere, but always try to give it to an unmarked man. Their midfield play is good, but they are lost in front of goal, they don't seem to be able to get any power behind the ball. They use the side of their boot to pass the ball along the ground; they rarely use their instep. The centre half was the outstanding man in their team. He has played in all the Danish international matches this year. The whole half-back line were quite good so were the backs, but our forwards played so well in the second half that they were bound to be overrun in the end. The forwards were the weak spot, I think. The inside right was clever with the ball, but the rest were just ordinary. They were a very sporting team and crowd, The referee was very good. The gate was 7,000 and the money taken just under £400. At the dinner after the match, which the two teams attended, one of the Danish officials presented the Everton club with the colours of the A.G.S.
Sports Pie .
Bristol Rovers, yesterday secured the transfer of James McCambridge the former Everton, Cardiff and Welsh international forward.
CUP WINNERS AT COPENHAGEN.
May 26 1033. Evening Express.
Everton Meet Combined X1
By the Pilot.
Everton will play the third match of their Danish tour tonight. They will meet a combined eleven from the Copenhagen district at the Copenhagen Stadium, and it will constitute the hardest test so far. The players appreciate the magnitude of their task and since their arrival at Copenhagen on Tuesday have been in strict training. Everyone reports fit and the team is playing such good football that I anticipate the Cup winners will continue their victorious career. The Everton players were given a wonderful send-off from Aalborg, which is best described in the letter I have received from a member of the party: - “If anyone had any doubts regarding our popularity at Aalborg” he writes, “then they were dispelled by the wonderful send-off we were given as we left by steamer for Copenhagen. “The quayside was lined with people –it remained us a little of that wonderful homecoming with the Cup-and as the boat pulled away they cheered us for minutes on end. It was something we shall not soon forget. “On arrival at Copenhagen we were given a heartily welcome and made to feel at home right away. "One of the first persons to greet us was David Steele, the former Huddersfield Town and Preston North End player. He is coaching in Copenhagen and says that he delights in the work. “He look's as well as ever and was happy to have us down at his ground for our training. Of this we have had plenty since arriving here, for we all realise that Copenhagen will give us our hardest games and we are not going under if we can help it. “They say the standard of football here is particularly high, so we shall have to be at our best. “Our training ground adjoins the fine Stadium where we are due to play. It is a fine ground with a good playing pitch, although it is on the hard side at the moment. “The =tour is passing off splendidly and we are thoroughly enjoying ourselves.”
COPENHAGEN 3 EVERTON 6
May 27 1933. Liverpool Post and Mercury
Everton in Denmark
Copenhagen Beaten after Hard Game.
Everton today defeated a representative Copenhagen team by 6 goals to 3 after a very hard game. The Englishmen played almost as they liked in the first half and led by 3-1 at the interval, but in the second half they were held by the Danes until twenty minutes from the end, and at one time the score stood at three all. The game was only three minutes old, when Everton scored; Dean put in a long shot, which was part intercepted by a Dane, but the ball rolled to Turner, who scored. A minute later the Danes equalised, but after another three minutes Everton took the lead through McGourty, who headed in a well placed centre from Stein. With the game 33 minutes old, McGourty with his back to the goal, ballooned the ball to Dean, who headed another goal to make the score 3-1 in Everton's favour. A few minutes after half0time the Danes scored their second goal. Helge Jorgensen passed brilliantly to Paulli Jorgensen who scored an excellent goal, the ball going in just under the crossbar. The game had hardly restarted when the Danes were given a penalty kick, Gee being the offender. Christoffersen made no mistake with the kick, and brought the score level at 3-3. The Englishmen attacked hard, and after 25 minutes Stein put Everton ahead with a hard low shot. Shortly after this McGourty sent the ball to Turner, who almost falling over headed the fifth goal. Ten minutes before time Turner scored Everton's sixth goal. In the final stages Everton were much the superior side. Outstanding players on the English side were Turner, Dean, Stein, McGourty, and Sagar, while the best of the Danes were Oscar, Helge Jorgensen and Paulli Jorgensen. Reuter. Everton: - Sagar, goal; Cook and Cresswell, backs; Britton, Gee and Thomson, half-backs; Stein McGourty, Dean (captain), Johnson, and Turner, forwards.
Football at Goodison Park today, between the Liverpool battalion of the boys Brigade and the Glasgow Battalion, which was the first battalion of the Boy's Brigade to be formed fifty years ago. The game is part of the Battalion rally of the Liverpool battalion's Boys' Brigade week, to celebrated fifth years of the boys Brigade.
EVERTON STILL WINNING.
May 27 1933. Evening Express.
Turner's “Treble” Against Copenhagen.
Everton yesterday had their hardest match of their Danish tour so far in defeating a representative Copenhagen side 6-3. The F.A. Cup winners led 3-1 at the interval, but by brilliant play and the aid of a penalty the Danes got on terms. Thereafter Everton were on top and finished comfortable winners. A crowd of 22,000 eager spectators followed the game with keen interest, and repeatedly applauded the fine play of the Englishmen. After three minutes Everton scored. Dean sent in a long shot, which was partly intercepted by a Dane, but the ball rolled to Turner who scored. A minute later the Danes equalised. In the seventh minute Everton went ahead through McGourty, who headed in a well-placed centre from Stein.
In the thirty-third minute McGourty, with his back to goal ballooned the ball to Dean, who headed another goal to make the score 3-1 in Everton's favour. A few minutes after half-time the Danes scored their second goal. Helge Jorgensen passed brilliantly to Paulli Jorgensen, who scored with an excellent shot, the ball going in just under the crossbar. The game had hardly restarted when the Danes were given a penalty kick, Gee being the offender. Knud Christoffersen made no mistake with the kick and brought the scores level at 3-3. The Englishmen attacked hard, and after 25 minutes Stein put Everton ahead with a hard, low shot. Shortly after this McGourty sent the ball to Turner, who, almost falling over, headed the fifth goal. Ten minutes before Time Turner scored Everton's sixth goal. During the last part of the game Everton were much the superior side. The outstanding players on the English side were Turner, Dean, Stein McGourty and Sagar; while the best of the Danes were Oscar, Helge Jorgensen and Paulli Jorgensen-Reuters-special.
May 27 1933. Liverpool Echo
After over 10 year's service Chadwick was placed by Everton on the transferred list at £300. He appealed and had the figured reduced to £40. This he paid, and was thus signed free by Burnley. Later Chadwick joined Southampton and played in a Cup final for them. Then he came to Liverpool, where he served well, next he joined Blackpool, and finally appeared in a war-time football with his originally club Blackburn Rovers twenty-eight years after he had left them to join Everton. Truly an amazing career. Yet Chadwick was originally lost to the Rovers in 1888 over a difference of half-a-crown per week salary.
EVERTON'S MATCH TONIGHT.
May 29 1933. Evening Express.
Bid to Keep Their Denmark Record.
By the Pilot.
Everton will play their fourth match at Denmark tonight, and they hope to keep their unbeaten tour record. Their opponents will be a team chosen from various first-class Copenhagen sides, and the game will take place at Copenhagen Stadium. Everton hope to be at full strength. So far all the tourists have escaped injury. To date they have scored 21 goals and conceded only 5. Writing of the F.A. Cup winners 6-3 victory over a Copenhagen side a member of the party states; “We are all delighted that our latest match had such a satisfactory ending for, to be candid, at one time we appeared in danger of losing out unblemished record. “We had secured a 3-2 lead and then the referee awarded a penalty against us. Without wishing to grumble, it was a bad decision and I must confess that it upset us for a spell. “The boys pulled out their best and we managed to bang on three more goals to finish up comfortable winners. “The game was played with a smaller ball than that used in England, and this, together with the dry ground, acted unfavorably to us. “There were more than 20,000 spectators, and what a funny crowd. Every time Teddy Sagar went to take a goalkick they chanted some strange dirge. “Jack Peacock, the former Everton player, who is coaching here, came to see us, and sends his best wishes to everyone. “We were entertained at the Copenhagen races, and there was a few English jockeys riding whom we knew-Consequently, we received a few tips, and most of us returned plus a few krone. “David Steele, the former Huddersfield half-back, attended our game, and he sends you the following views on our tem. “Everton were playing under a disadvantage all through, for the referee made many mistakes, and repeatedly penalised Everton for good English shoulder-charging. “Turner opened the scoring in five minutes, but the Danes were quickly on terms. McGourty, who played in place of Dunn, restored the lead with a surprise shot and Dean came along with one of his spectator headers to give the Englishmen a strong position. The Danes, however, fought back well and were rewarded with a goal just before the interval. “Shortly after the interval the Danes were awarded a penalty for alleged pushing and so got on terms. For a spell Everton were hard pressed, but Sagar was brilliant in goal and eventually Stein got away to give Everton the lead. Turner was through to beat three men and score and he added the sixth just after. “Although Everton were not at their best, they can console themselves with the fact that they beat the team which defeated Huddersfield Town 2-1. The only change in the side was at centre-half. Everton had a nice understanding and Sagar, Britton, Dean and Turner was stars of the game. “
Messrs P. Bach (Middlesbrough) T.A. Barcroft (Blackpool), and W.C. Cuff (Everton), re-elected members of Management Committee.
Mr. John MeKenna congratulated Arsenal on winning the League champions, and Everton, the F.A. Cup winners.
EVERTON RENEW ACQUAINTANCE WITH JACK PEACOCK
May 29 1933. Liverpool Echo
Britton's Newsy Bulletin
The latest Britton's epistle –We played our third (the first in Copenhagen) of the tour last evening in glorious summer weather. The result was 6-3 in our favour. The ground was the best we have played on so far; the playing pitch was ideal, and the accommodation for the spectators was very good. There was quite a touch of our local Derby about the match as the other side turned out in red. Dixie lost the toss and we kicked off at 7 o'clock. The game was only five minutes old when we scored our first goal. George Turner being the scorer from a partly stopped shot from Dixie. We did not hold our lead for long, as the next minute the other side scored their outside-right being the cause of the great burst of cheering which must have informed the whole town that the home team had scored. It had been a good game, so far, both teams playing, and then, to the disappointment of the home supporters, Johnny McGourty again regained the lead for us from one of Jimmy Stein corners, the time being ten minutes from the start, so the spectators were getting good value for their shilling (English term) so far. The game was going more in our favour now, and if our forwards had any luck with their shooting they would have increased our lead. Fourty minutes from the kick off Dixie got our third goal with his head from a pass up the middle from McGourty (who was playing in the place of Jimmy Dunn), and that just about finished the first half, the score being 3-1. We just had a breather as in the other night match we played and then turned straight round (continues the correspondent). The second half had only been two minutes when Copenhagen scored their second point, their centre-forward getting the goal with a great shot, and then seven minutes after we had another shock, they were awarded a penalty (much to our surprise), from which the left back scored, making a draw. After that out team were rather unsettled as we thought the referee had been somewhat hard on us in giving the penalty against us, while the other team had gained more confidence in themselves in scoring two quick goals, so that it became a hard fight by now.
Settling Down Again.
It took quite twenty minutes for us to get settled down again, and then Jimmy Stein scored our fourth goal with a good left-foot drive. Five minutes after that George Turner scored a good goal; running in from the wing he took a pass from up the middle and flashed it past the goalkeeper with his head. A few minutes after this George Turner scored his third and our team's sixth goal; running in from the wing with the ball, he beat the left back and crashed it into the far corner of the net. After this the other side lost most of their sting, and we were mostly in their half till the end of the game. With regard to the Copenhagen team (continue Britton) they are a good side; they are by far the best of the three teams we have played; they are quite up to the standard of a number of well-known English teams. In the other two teams the forwards were the weak spot in this team I thought they were their strong position all the three inside forwards were very good, with the centre forwards outstanding. He had good ball control and a great shot from anywhere near the goal. The half-backs were quite good, but the centre half was not up to the standard of the other two centre halves we have met. The backs were good, so was the goalkeeper, who could not blamed for any of the goals. The attendance for the game was 18,000. And now the time here is 4.a.m, so I will wish you “Good morning” and then away to bed. Yesterday morning we had a visit from Jack Peacock, the old Everton player, who is coaching out here. He stayed for the rest of the day spending most of the time with Billy Dean. Another English player who was at the match was David Steel, the old Huddersfield player, who is coaching in Copenhagen and he will be travelling home with us next Thursday.
COPENHAGEN RESERVES 2 EVERTON 3
May 30 1933. Liverpool Post and Mercury
Everton Win Again.
Dunn's Decider in Hard Struggle.
Everton were given a hard game tonight by a combined Danish team, and they only just managed to win by 3 goals to 2. A heavy rainfall just before the match rendered the ground very slippery, and it was difficult for the players to get a foothold. The weather kept the crowd away, there being about 10,000 present, as compared with the 22,000 who watched the match last Friday. Everton made the pace from the beginning, and after a fine combined movement Dean opened the scoring in 20 minutes. The Danes played up strongly, and John Neilsen, who played a fine game at outside-right equalised. Five minutes before half-time, however, Everton gained the lead when Turner, on the left wing scored a fine goal. A good deal of midfield play ensued after the interval, until finally Eernst Nilsson, the Danish centre-forward, broke through and equalised with a long shot. There was a struggle for the deciding goal. Everton launched attack after attack, and they were rewarded when Dunn left the Danish goalkeeper helplessly beaten with a beautiful shot. Reuters. Everton: - Sagar, goal; Cook and Bocking, backs; Britton, Gee, and Thomson, half-backs; Stein, Dunn, Dean (captain), McGourty and Turner, forwards.
DERMARK'S BEST BEATEN.
May 30 1933. Evening Express.
But Only After A Hard Game.
Copenhagen Today. Everton, the F.A. Cup winners, continued their triumphant tour of Denmark when, after a hard struggle they defeated as strong a side as Denmark can place in the field by 3 goals to 2. Rain fell heavily for some time before the match began, and the ground was soft and slippery. It was very difficult, indeed for the players to secure a footing, but the Englishmen succeeded in giving a fine demonstration of ball control and tactical movements. Everton adapted themselves to the conditions more quickly than their opponents, and after several fine movements Dean scored the first goal when the game was 20 minutes old. This reverse did not upset the Danes. They fought back in fine style, and after ten minutes Johan Neilsen the outside right equalised. They did not remain on equal terms long, however, for five minutes before the interval, Turner, the Everton outside left gave his side the lead. The Danes attacked in fine style after the resumption, and the Everton goal had several narrow escapes. Finally, after a great of midfield play the Danes again equalised through their centre forward Ernest Nilesson. Both teams went all out for the deciding goal, and Everton, playing up strongly, fired in shots from all angles. The Danish defence, however, was steady, and it was only through a bad lapse that Everton succeeded in scoring. The Danish right half seemed to have safety intercepted a pass, but the ball slid off his boot and went to Dunn, who made no mistake with a beautiful shot which left the goalkeeper helplessly beaten. P.A. Foreign Special.
THEY SAID IT WAS EASY.
May 31 1933. Evening Express.
But Everton Nearly Stumbled at Copenhagen.
By the Pilot.
The Everton team touring Denmark have one more match to play to conclude their visit. It will be their most difficult proposition of the series. It takes place this evening; tomorrow the Cup winners will set out from Copenhagen for home and a well-earned respite from football. If they win this last game Everton will record a 100 per cent success in Denmark. Their exhibition have given a big fillip on the Continent to the prestige of English football. Details of Everton's hard game with a Danish eleven at Copenhagen on Monday, have been sent me by a member of the touring party, as follows: - “We made two changes for this game, Bocking appearing for Cresswell at left back, McGourty playing in place of Johnson. Before the game we were told that it would be weakest team we should have to meet in Copenhagen, but this proved to be entirely wrong as the boys had to fight hard to win. The Danes twice drew level after we had taken the lead. "Still, although it was such a desperate second half there was really no comparison between the sides from a football standpoint. Our boys played lovely football at times and were only upset by the desperate shock tactics of the Danes. “Dixie gave Everton the lead, but the Danes were soon on terms.” George Turner, who has been scoring a pile of goals with us from outside left, nipped through to secure an interval lead of 2-1. “We seemed to have the game well in hand after the interval, and the boys were not unduly asserting themselves, though serving up some fine passing movements. “Then they got a set-back in the shape of a goal from Denmark in 30 minutes, and for a brief space it seemed as if they would be robbed of a victory for the first time. “It showed just how the Everton lads have been treating this tour by the manner in which they piled on the pressure in their effort to regain the lead. “The Danes fell back on defence and did all they could do to keep us out. I can assure you it was exciting and the spectators yelled themselves hoarse.
Dunn's Winner. “It seemed as if the defence would hold out until Jimmy Dunn picked up a square pass and crashed in a beauty, which the home goalkeeper hardly saw let a lone have a chance of saving. That goal won us the match. “All the members of our party keep A1, and we have thoroughly enjoyed the trip. “We were taken a trip to Frederiksborg Castle –a wonderful place, the Elsinore, and then on to the Castle Kronoborg. Here the Royal yacht passed by a salute of 27 guns. “We visited the trotting races, but these were not so financially successful as the ordinary races. Ask the boys!
Mr. Jack Sharp's Message.
Mr. Jack Sharp, the Everton director writing to the Pilot from Copenhagen, states; “Having a lovely time. You would have enjoyed the trip. The football has been not too strenuous, and the weather nice and cool. Everybody in this glorious city has been most kind.”
EVERTON'S FOREIGN TOUR.
May 31 1933. Liverpool Echo.
Cliff Britton, of Everton sends this: - We have played the second game of our tour in glorious weather, just like our summer at its best. The ground was much harder than when we played at Aarhus and a little wider. Before the kick off both teams lined up in front of the grand stand, and the Mayor of Aalborg made a speech of welcome to our team, after which a little girl presented “Dixie” with a bouquet of pink roses. “Dixie” lost the toss, so we had to kick against the sun first half. The game started fairly fast, with Aalborg having a quite a fair share of the game for the first twenty minutes or so, and then Dixie got a goal with his head from a corner by Jimmy Stein and then about ten minutes after Dixie got another goal –much the same, but this time from a corner taken by George Turner who is playing outside left. After that the play was not in our favour till half-time, but the other side was playing quite well, and giving us a harder fight than we had in our first match, but of course the weather was more suited to cricket than football. The score at half-time was 2-0. We started off in fine style in the second half, keeping them in their own half for quite a while, and after about ten minutes' play Jimmy Dunn scored our third goal with a good left foot drive from the edge of the penalty area. We were having most of the play now, but from a break away and a good movement down the field. Aalborg scored their goal the centre forward, who was about 6ft 2ins, and 15st, getting the goal. After that we were back in their half again and about three-quarter time Jimmy Stein ran in to take a pass from up the middle, beat the goalkeeper, and as he was running up to tap the ball in the net which he had over kicked, the left half ran in and in trying to kick the ball away, kicked it into the net. Play was still in their half mostly with an occasional breakaway. Just before full time Jimmy Stein scored our fifth goal with a fine left foot drive from about 15 yards out. The final score was 5-1. The sides here today gave us a much harder fight than we had at Aarhus. They did not play any better football, but they were a bigger side altogether, and did not seem to tire so quickly. The outstanding men on their side I though were the centre half who played a great game, the right half was a good player too. The outside and inside right were quite good, and they seemed to play to that side of the field most of the time. The centre forward is an international., but he did not show up well. The left wing were not given much of the ball, so they did not have much chance. The backs were quite good (the left back being an international), and the goalkeeper was good, something on the style of Ted Sagar. The gate was not so good as at Aarhus, but of course, the place is only half the size of Aarhus. I have not heard the official figures yet, as I am writing this straight after the match. Mr. McIntosh's estimation of the gate as 6,000. And now we are off to a banquet.