Everton Independent Research Data


April 4, 1921. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
Everton were popular visitors to Boundary Park on Saturday, and they had the satisfaction of coming back from Oldham with a couple of points to their credit. This was no more than they deserved for they were always the smarter side. At the same time Oldham Athletic had some cause for complaint through a despoiled penalty kick, which, if allowed, would have no doubt enabled them to spoil the points, with their powerful opponents. Yet on the general run of the play Everton, as we have said, were the cleverer exponents, and deserved the full fruits for victory. Their short passing was pleasant to witness, and if Moffatt, the young centre-forward recently secured from East Fife, was a little out of his depth, one can scarcely blame him. He certainly did his best, and there were occasions when he successfully outmanceurved the tactics of so skilful a veteran as Wilson. The afternoon was delightfully fine, and there was a crowd of something like 28,000 spectators present. Play if not quite thrilling was interesting enough, and there were many brisk exchanges in the first half. The home forwards, especially Edge and Gee, were frequently in the picture, the latter once giving Fern something serious to think about. Everton made galliant replies to these attacks, but their finishing work was distinctly weak, and when half-time came nothing had been scored.

In the second period the pace increased perceptibly and Harrison experienced “hard lines” with a shot that struck the post, and rebound into play. The Evertonians steadily developed their attack and due reward came when from a pass by the left wing Reid bounced on the leather and scored with a low swift shot at short range. From this point onwards the visitors dominated the game, and the only challenge came in the penalty awarded for a foul against Gee. Wilson, the Oldham captain took the Penalty kick and netted the ball, but as Fern had advanced contrary to rule the referee ordered the kick to be re-taken. This time the Everton custodian kept his ground and saved the shot. That sealed Athletic fate. They seemed subsequently to fall all to pieces and Everton retired with well-earned laurels. The work of the forwards might easily have been better, but the half-backs all played good football and the defence was quite sound. Weller once or twice found himself in difficulties, but he was splendidly assisted by Downs and Fern kept a wholly admirable goal. Teams : - Oldham Athletic: - Matthews, goal, Freeman, and Chorlton, backs, Jones Wilson (Captain), and Marshall, half-backs, Nord, Campbell, Butler, Gee, and Edge, forwards. Everton: - Fern, goal, Downs (Captain), and, Weller, backs, Brown, Brewster, and Peacock, half-backs, Chedgzoy, Reid, Moffatt, Crossley, and Harrison, forwards. Referee Isaac Baker.

April 4, 1921. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
At Goodison Park, before 6,000 spectators. The Everton team included Parker, Davies, and Kirsopp, and Preston played Cooper (just acquired from the Cumberland district) at centre-forward. During the first half Preston were the superior team, and early opened the score through Gray, after marguis had missed an open goal. Five minutes from the interval Parker equalised. On the resumption Everton attacked strongly, and Garrett headed in from close quarters, but Greatorex in trying to clear, placed through his own goal. Croft then made the scores equal. After this Preston were again the better team, and Salt was lucky to clear twice from Cooper, and the visitors were unfortunate to lose through Kirsopp finding the net close on time. Everton: - Salt, goal, Fare, and Robinson, backs, Jones Garrett, and Williams, half-backs, GW Jones, Wall, Parker, Davies, and Kirsopp, forwards.

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 05 April 1921
About 5,000 people assembled at Barrow last evening to witness the meeting of Everton and Barrow in a game which Formed part of the arrnagement when Alford was transfered to Everton in January.  Everton however, were represented by their Central League team, with Salt in goal.  Bell opned the scoring for Barrow soon after the start, and in the concluding stages Eves notched a second goal.  Result- Barrow 2 goals, Everton none. 

April 6, 1921. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
Fazackereley is to play at centre forward for Everton against Chelsea in the League match at Goodison Park to-day. Brewster and Chedgzoy are rested in view of Saturday's inter-league match, in which they play for Scotland against England respectively, and the team will be: - Fern, goal, Downs, McDonald, Brown, Fleetwood, Peacock, Jones, Reid, Fazackerley, Crossley, and Harrison. The kick off is fixed for six o'clock.

Sheffield Independent - Thursday 07 April 1921
Everton 5 Chelsea 1
Everton and Chelsea met in a re-arranged First Division fixture at Goodison Park last night.  The weather was fine, and 17,000 spectators were present.  The opening stages were evenly contested but the superior finish of the home forwards was not long without its reward, for 10 minutes from the start Fazackerley, the ex-Sheffield United forward, cleverly beat the visiting custodian.  He also added a second from Jones' centre a few minutes later.  Chelsea improved towards the interved, Cock and McNeill having shots at goal each of which went wide of the mark.  In the second half, the visitors became more agressive, and in the early stages from a pass by Thomson, Cock scored.  Brown retired through being kicked in the face, but was able to resume later.  Everton now extended themselves, subjecting the visiting defence to a hot time and Fazackerley scored the third goal performing the hat-trick.  Everton continued their pressure, and Reid added the fourth and Harrison the fifth.  

EVERTON 5 CHELSEA 1 (Game 969)
April 7, 1921. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
Everton beat Chelsea 5-1 at Goodison Park last night, before 22,000 spectators. The feature of the night's play was the success of Fazackerley, who at centre forward showed that he could score goals and that he could shoot first time. True, his first goal was the outcome of the Chelsea's defenders passing back in no uncertain manner, but the way the centre ankled the ball could not be forgotten. It was artistic and safe. This was after ten minutes' play. His second goal was a much better one. He took Jone's centre first time, and as the ball was knee-high it required a lot of manipulating. Yet a fine free drive resulted. Thus Everton led at half-time by two goals. Cock rubbed one notch off by means of a super bit of work, which culminated in a shot from towards the left wing being driven wide of Fern. However, all through the game Chelsea's backs had not inspired, and the goalkeeper was slow and weak in punching and kicking, so it was no surprise when Fazackerley completed his “hat-trick” through good work on the right wing, and when Reid drove a long ball home Molyneux was grievously at fault. Eventually, late in the game, Harrison netted with a perfect drive, that swerved slightly and Molyneux made no effort to go for it. Chelsea were not so hopelessly beaten as the score suggested, but Everton were nevertheless all over their rivals. Chelsea's back-pass principle was wretchedly done –without confidence and direction –and when the goalkeeper threw forward he made matters worse. It is quite reasonable to throw forward if one is hard pressed and the throw is well up, but done as Molyneux did it is simply meant danger. There was one obnoxious case when McDonald chased his man and tripped him, and there was one rather bad injury Brown being kicked in the face, and was off for a while. From a personal point of view no one did better than Meehan. Jones did his best early on, while Reid was useful throughout. None paired off better than Harrison and Crossley, who had merry things against Cameron, who was quite outclassed. Everton's half-back strength was the main reason of the home victory. All three were good, and while the flanks were especially strong in attack, Fleetwood centred more from defence. The backs were much better than Chelsea's who had an uncertain length and placed themselves badly, McNeil made some nice runs, but Ferris was not in International form. Thompson as inside man was nothing more than a trier. Wilding did his best work in the first half, and Cock in the second half. Teams: - Everton: - Fern, goal, Downs (Captain), and McDonald, backs, Brown, Fleetwood, and Peacock, half-backs, Jones Reid, Fazackerley, Crossley, and Harrison, forwards. Chelsea: - Molyneux, goal, Bettridge, and Harrow, backs, Cameron, Wilding, and Meehan, half-backs, Linfoot, Thompson, Cock, Ferris, and McNeil, forwards.

April 8, 1921. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
In the match against Preston North End tomorrow, Everton will be without Brewster, Chedgzoy, and Davies, who will be playing for Scotland, England, and Wales, respectively, and Crossley, who was injured in the match against Chelsea on Wednesday. The latter's place will be taken by Wall, otherwise the side will be the same as that which beat Chelsea. The team is, Fern, Downs, McDonald, Brown Fleetwood, Peacock, Jones, Reid, Fazackerley, Wall and Harrison. The Preston team is Causer, Hamilton, Doolan, Waddell, McCall, Mercer, Rawling, Jefferis, Roberts, Woodhouse, Quinn

April 11, 1921. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
Everton were unfortunate in being beaten by Preston North End at Goodison Park by a goal to nothing –a win that relieved North End from any further anxiety regarding their league stated. Everton were the more aggressive side, and Preston owed a good deal to their sturdy defence, and some luck for the visitors were fortunate in not being multed in two penalty kicks early in the game. First of all Fazackerley was going through in fine style when he was tripped by Doolan. The offence appeared to have been committed inside the penalty area, but after the Everton centre had recovered from his injury and the Preston back had been spoken to by the referee a free kick was given almost on the line. Later on Fazackerley shot at short range, and Doolan appeared to deliberately turn the ball wide of goal with his hand, but the referee gave a corner. Everton put on a good deal of pressure in the first half when they had the wind behind them, but Causer kept a good goal, and his backs gave nothing away. Peacock missed one good chance, but generally the defenders held the upper hand. In the second half North End naturally had more of the game, after Woodhouse had scored following a centre by Rawlings twenty-five minutes from the finish, the Everton rallied strongly, though without avail, two corners being forced in the last minute. The wind strong half-backs, and sound defence proved the good for the respective attacks. Fazackerley again gave another good display at centre despite the fact that he was twice injured and was throughout closely watched by McCall. Harriosn and Wall got on well together, and were the better wing. Jones often holding onto the ball too long. At half-back Everton were well served, Peacock playing cleverly against a good wing, and Fleetwood giving Roberts little scope. The backs also were successful, McDonald kicking with fine power against the wind. Fern had no chance of stopping the shot that scored, and did not have so much work to do as fell to the lot of Causer, who gave a capital display especially in the first half. The Preston backs were a sturdy pair, and McCall and Mercer very good indeed at half-back, while Rawlings Jefferis, and Woodhouse were clever forwards. Teams : - Everton: - Fern, goal, Downs (Captain), and McDonald, backs, Brown, Fleetwood, and Peacock, half-backs, Jones Reid, Fazackerley, Wall, and Harrison, forwards. Preston North End: - Causer, goal, Hamilton, and Doolan, backs, Waddell, McCall, and Mercer, half-backs, Rawlings, Jefferis, Roberts, Woodhouse, and Quinn, forwards.

April 11, 1921. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
Winterly conditions prevailed at Boundary Park, and the strong wind and heavy down pour made accurate play impossible. Both sets of forwards were poor in their finishing touches. In the first half Everton ought to have put the issue beyond doubt, for many chances came their way. Their short passing on a heavy ground did not bear many stings, and was easily broke by the opposing backs. Everton were fortunate in obtaining the first goal, the result of a mis-kick by Goodwin, which left Parker with an open goal. Nord equalising for the home side just before the interval. The second half was more evenly contested. Weller saved his side on numerous occasions, and was easily the outstanding player for the visitors. Baker in goal was very uncertain at times.

April 11 1921. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
Scotland beat England at Hampden Park by three goals to nil, Brewster playing for Scotland and Chedgzoy for England, while Davies scored for Wales, two goals to one win against Ireland at Swansea.

April 12 1921. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
Played at Prenton Park, before 10,000 spectators. Both teams were well represented. At the outset Everton put in a brief attacks, but were beaten off by a good defence. The home team improved, and after 28 minutes play Groves scored, Robson added a second goal, and at half-time the Rovers lead by two goals to nil. The second half was stoutly contested, and Groves added a third for Tranmere. The only goal for Everton was scored by Clennell from a penalty kick. Towards the close the home custodian brought off a magnificent save from Moffatt.

April 14, 1921. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
The team for the return game between Everton and Preston North End at Deepdale on Saturday, have been selected as follows: - Fern, Downs, McDonald, Brown, Fleetwood, Peacock, Chedgzoy, Reid, Fazackerley, Davies, Harrison. Preston North End: - Causer, Hamilton, Doolan, Duxbury, McCall, Mercer, Rawlings, Jefferis, Roberts, Woodhouse, and Knight, and the Everton Reserves team to meet Oldham Athletic at Goodison park will be B. Howard Baker, Fare, Robinson, Jones, Weller, Williams, Howarth, Kirsopp, Parker Wall, Smith. Everton are sending a team to Oswestry today to play a match for the benefit of Charlie Parry, a former Everton player. The team will be: - salt, Stroud, Weller, Fare, Leivesley, Williams, Spencer, Kirsopp, Moffatt, Young, Smith.

April 15, 1921. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
3,000 spectators, witnessed a match between Everton and Oswestry and District at Oswestry, last evening as a benefit match for Charlie Parry, a former Everton player who is ill. After half an hour Butler centred, and Hulse headed a goal for Oswestry. When the teams changed ends Everton, who showed better football all through, made a effort to equalise, but their shooting was not accurate. The best attempt came from Fare, who ran through, but was foiled in the goalmouth. Everton: - Salt, goal, Stroud, and Weller, backs, Fare, Leivesley, and Williams, half-backs, Spencer, Kirsopp, Moffatt, Young, and Smith, forwards.

Derby Daily Telegraph - Saturday 16 April 1921
Young Jones who deputised for Sam Chedgzoy on the Everton right wing last Saturday is a native of Liverpool who graduated with Orwell Wednesday club.  he is a capable forward who can play both inside an outside, and more than one League club has made an offer for him.  His first baptism of League football was last February.
Mersey Not Alight
Everton gave a second trial to Alexander Wall, an inside forward, last week, whom they secured from local junior circles.  he is a native of Liverpool and rose to high fame as a schoolboy, and has since served an apprenticeship with Everton "A" team.  He did not set bthe Mersey on fire by his play against Preston North End. 

Dundee Courier - Saturday 16 April 1921
Dugald Livingstone, the clever back of Celtic Football Club, has signed for Everton. Livingstone, who has been five years with the Parkhead club, is a Vale of Leven lad, and played for the Vale Juvenile Combination before joining Glasgow Ashfield. He is quite a young player, and under the able tuition of Alec M'Nair has blossomed into a line back. Livingstone, who is home as right or left back, leaves for his new quarters tonight. The transfer fee was considerable.

April 16, 1921. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
The Everton Club has signed on Dugald Livingstone, a full back who has been with Glasgow Celtic for five seasons, and has been regarded as one of the cleverest defenders with the Park Head Club. Livingstone who can play either right or left back is twenty three years old, weights 11 stone and is 5ft 8 and half inches in height. He will play for the Reserves against Liverpool Reserves in the Liverpool Cup Semi-Final tie at Goodison Park on Monday night.

April 18, 1921. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
For the second week in succession, and by the same score, Everton were beaten by Preston North End on Saturday. The game, if not an exceptionally good one was exceedingly keen. For once in a way the Deepdale ground was hard, and this coupled with the wind, made the ball very lively and somewhat difficult to keep under control. The rearranged line of the Evertonians evoked interest, but it did not pan out particularly well. The dominant note of the encounter was the sterling work of the defence. The Everton halves and backs got through a great amount of gruelling work, and there was just a tinge of luck about the goal, which gave North End the verdict. At the same time, it is only fair to say that the famous Lancashire club showed a rightness and determination that merited a point, but whether they deserved two is rather a matter for argument. The home side opened play in promising fashion, and in the first few minutes Roberts hit the woodwork. For a considerable period they had much more of the attack than their opponents, but it was not until the approach of the interval that they gained their goal. This came from the foot of Woodhouse. He sent in a stinging shot, and the ball glancing off McDonald entered the net without giving Fern much chance of saving. In the second half play fell away considerable, though Everton were frequently dangerous and they ought certain to have got on level terms before the finish. Much of the forward footwork was clever, but lacked the necessary polish. Nevertheless they were unfortunate when Fazackerley missed heading into the net, and again when Peacock failed with a fine drive. As indicated the defence was the most potent factor on the visitors side. Downs and McDonald both played admirably and the middle line was quite up to concert pitch with Fleetwood as the pivot. The vanguard was fast but rather erratic though both Chedgzoy and Harrison were active on the two wingers. The work of the inside men was earnest and well meaning, but it proved ineffective. The North End forwards were quick on the ball and McCall once again showed a master, he was at centre half. . Both the sides played well. Teams : - Preston North End: - Causer, goal, Hamilton, and Doolan, backs. Duxbury, McCall, and Mercer, half-backs, Rawlings, Jefferis, Roberts, Woodhouse, and Knight, forwards. Everton: - Fern, goal, Downs (Captain), and McDonald, backs, Brown, Fleetwood, and Peacock, half-backs, Chedgzoy, Reid, Fazackerley, Davies, and Harrison, forwards.

April 18, 1921. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
Oldham were most fortunate in taking away a point from Goodison Park on Saturday. All through the game Everton were the more aggressive, and had hard lines in not opening their score. One shot from Kirsopp had Taylor well beaten, but the ball hit the post and glided outside. Again Parker was badly fouled when almost through. Howard Baker had a quiet time, and was only one seriously tested during the first half. On the other hand Taylor, the Oldham keeper seemed unbeatable and saved fine shots from close quarters. With the exception of the first ten minutes in the second half there was only one team in it –Everton, but try as they did they would not score. They should have a had a penalty through deliberate handing, but this escaped the referee's notice. Everton: - Baker, goal, Fare, and Robinson, backs, Jones, Weller, and Williams, half-backs, Howarth, Kirsopp, Parker, Wall, and Smith.

April 19, 1921. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
Liverpool Senior Cup Semi-Final
The supposed reserve sides met at Goodison Park last night to contest the Liverpool Senior Cup semi-final. It had been supposed that Everton's new defender, Livingstone of Celtic would have been playing, but he only arrival at the ground an hour before the kick off. Everton Reserves (who won 4-0) including many of their first team members, and Liverpool tried H. Wadsworth with a view to his deputising at outside right for Sheldon. It was excellent football for three parts of the game, and it was touch and go right to the goal, which was scored through a trifling handling case, against Parry, Clennell converting the penalty kick. Later in the game the same player scored from a second penalty kick awarded against McNab. With goals from Spencer and Davies, the score became 4-0, and Everton in the end were value for that margin, because the difference in defence was very marked, the display of the Liverpool backs late on being below standard, while the forwards all through were not so dominating as Everton's, McKinney being unable to make headway against a stout defence, and Jenkinson in the rear guard probably felt the effects of a nasty injury to his face. H. Wadsworth was not a success on the right, and Lewis was the best Anfield attacker. Everton had the best forward on the field (Jones) and Liverpool the best half-back (Cunningham). Howard Baker, too, in goal was notable with high catches to shots that were made to look sample while at the other end Scott made one mightily save from Stanley Davies, who apparently could not understand how Scott got his hands to the shot, the pace of the ball being enormous. Each goalkeeper saved well and showed wisdom in handing a ball over the bar. There was one curiosity. Downs miskicked and caused Baker to make a save and the next moment Downs from the half-way line drove in a strong ball that was a ticklish matter for Scott. Baker's kicks from goal were generally three-quarters the length of the field, and each meant a diversion of play from one goal to the other, even though the Everton forwards did not place themselves too well for such chances. Liverpool near half time made some splendid attacks in which Lacey figured prominently and when they crossed over without a goal their chances had gone for afterwards they had to face a strong wind. Clennell, who has put on a lot of weight, is still a skilled schemer and his penalty shots landed into the net but before Scott had touched each one. They were direct shots and it was the sheer pace of the ball that beat Scott. Teams: - Everton: - B. Howard Baker, goal, Downs, and McDonald, backs, Brown, Brester, and Garrett, half-backs, Jones, Spencer, Davies, Clennell, and Smith, forwards. Liverpool: - E. Scott goal, Parry, and Jenkinson, backs, McNab, Matthews, and Cunningham, half-backs, H. Wadsworth, Lacey, McKinney, Lewis, and Pearson forwards. Referee Mr. J. Stewart.

April 21 1921. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
Last night Everton Reserves beat Rochdale in the Central League by one goal to nil. Chief interest was centred in the first appearance of the Glasgow Celtic back, Livingston, signed only a few days ago. He is a finely built player, but adopts a studied defensive game, and he is inclined to be slouch in tackle. Still, he was very sure with what work he had to undertake, and this was not much in a result of the nice game played by Owen Williams. Apart from Hill, the able right half back of Rochdale, not one man impressed and Everton should have won very readily instead of by a goal, worked for by Weller and Moffatt. Wall planted the ball rather than shot it beyond Crabtree. Everton's weakness was a dallying before shooting. Instant shooting was rarely seen, yet there was much that commended itself in the combination especially on the right, where Jones and Spencer, and their half-backs Garrett had a nice idea of trio play. Smith was unable to loft his centres, and Wall was rather wild in shooting. At half-back none did better than Weller, who showed the way and the time to shoot. Fare's exhibition at full back was very useful. Howard Baker was idea all through.

EVERTON 1 BURNLEY 1 (Game 972)
April 25, 1921. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
By securing a point in their game with Everton, at Goodison Park, on Saturday, Burnley secured the League championship. They have still, however, four points to obtain from their three remaining matches to beat the record established last season by West Bromwich Albion, when they won the championship with a total of sixty points. The play in Saturday's game often reached a high standard and there was much keen and clever footwork. The inside forwards, however, spoiled many promising movements, and it was their lack of accurate finishing that kept the score low. Crossley strained himself and was unable to turn but after the interval. This caused a rearrangement of the Everton side. Peacock went to inside left, McDonald to left half, and Downs shouldered the responsibility of the rear division. The formation worked well, for in spite of persistent pressure by the Burnley forwards the Everton defence yielded nothing. Up to the interval there was little to choose between the sides, although the Burnley forwards displayed more craft and skill than the Everton lot. Kelly was responsible for some excellent ideas, but he generally finished them off badly. Both Nesbitt and Mosscrop supplied some capital openings that were wasted by the inside men. Everton suffered in the same manner. Chedgzoy and Harrison were forceful and accurate with their centres, but lack of co-operation ruined their good work. Fazackerley, however, was prominent with some deft touches, and the goal he scored was a gem both in construction and execution. Peacock rose to the occasion in fine style, and his half back play has rarely been so effective, while Downs found many opportunities to display his coolness and determination. Smelt and Jones were a safe pair, and Boyle kept his forwards going with well-judged passes. Everton were very aggressively in the opening stages, and Fazackerley gave evidence of his shooting skill when he grazed the crossbar with a thrilling shot. A little later Anderson was given a glorious chance when the ball bounced too high for McDonald. The Burnley centre tried to place the ball into the corner of the net, but only succeeded in touching it wide of the upright. At fifteen minutes Fazackerley opened the score for Everton. The manner of scoring was in Fazackerley's best style. He skillfully turned the ball past Smelt with just sufficient pace to enable him to regain possession before Dawson, who left his goal, could reach the ball. Then with a swift drive Fazackerley sent the ball into the unoccupied goal. Two minutes later Cross equalised. Mosscrop forced a corner and placed the ball well into the Everton goal, Anderson headed the ball back to Cross, and the inside man easily scored. The Burnley goal had a narrow escape when Dawson failed to hold a hard drive by Harrison. Fortunately for Dawson the ball turned past the upright for a corner. Chedgzoy got in some capital work in the second half. His finished a fine run with a telling shot that was too hard for Dawson to hold, and the Burnley custodian only saved his position by scooping the ball across the goalmouth. Again Chedgzoy took the ball very close and then lofted it across the goal, but it went a little too far for his colleagues to convert. Kelly's cleverness revealed itself in some forceful work, and from one of his clever movements Anderson got the ball into the net, but was judged offside. Teams: - Everton: - Fern, goal, Downs (Captain), and McDonald, backs, Brown, Fleetwood, and Peacock, half-backs Chedgzoy, Reid, Fazackerley, Crossley, and Harrison, forwards. Burnley: - Dawson, goal, Smelt, and Jones, backs, Basnet, Boyle, and Watson half-backs, Nesbitt, Kelly Anderson, Cross, and Mosscrop, forwards.

April 25, 1921. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
Everton Reserves were far and away the better side in the first half at Gigg-Lane, on Saturday, though they scored only one goal before the interval. They were constantly on the aggressive and with anything like steadiness in their shooting they would have greatly increased their lead. The second half opened somewhat sensationally, Wall who had opened the scoring, heading through a beautifully placed corner kick by Spencer. Five minutes later Brooks reduced the margin from a free kick just outside the penalty line, and after this Salt was the only man who distinguished himself several of his saves being particularly brilliant. The Everton defence was steady and resourceful, and Garrett was prominent in the half back line, while Wall and Moffatt were the best of a pungent forward line.

April 26, 1921. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
The annual match between Tranmere Rovers and Everton for possession of the Birkenhead Hospital Cup, played at Prenton Park, last night attracted 6,000 spectators, who witnessed a remarkable game, which ended in victory for the Rovers by 5 goals to 4. Play was hard and fast from start to finish, Everton opened with a stroke of luck when Campbell put through his own goal, and within a further five minutes' strenuous play Davies the Everton forward, scored three further goals. The Rovers were most aggressive, and after Groves had missed a penalty, Rainford scored with a fine shot. At the interval Everton were leading 4-1, but after the resumption the home team played storming football. Robinson scored with a good shot, Prentice got a third goal, and Campbell equalised amidst the enthusiasm of the crowd. Still forcing the pace the Rovers secured the winning goal through Prentice and a great game saw the Tranmere team retain possession of the cup. The gate realised £300 and the Mayor of Birkenhead presented the cup.

April 28, 1921. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
Yesterday Tottenham Hotspurs' side visited Goodison Park and played a goalless draw with Everton. It was an unsatisfactory match in many respects, and chiefly because of the Spurs' offside tactics. McCracken is wrongly given the credit –or discredit –for the scheme and one wonders why the Spurs should need to utilite such tactics to stop Everton's forwards on last nights showing. True, Chedgzoy raced along the wing and centred from acute angles, and Fazackerley was neat and weaver his way through, but otherwise the forward line was not in trim. The Everton defence also a tempted to work the offside trick and then the Spurs forwards were able to show Everton's line how to keep behind the ball or also behind the three persons when the ball was last placed. The Spurs' were greeted royally by a crowd verging on 30,000 strong, but the crowd became restless and resentful as the game wore on, and in the end they booed the Spurs at half-time and at the finish. It was not the ordinary outburst; it was a derisive and strong outburst of feeling against the London men, and remarks such as this were the order “so that's how you won the cup eh?” “play up Wolves.” There was much football to admire and if the refereeing of Mr. Watson of Nottingham was open to criticism and the linesmanship weak, there were patches of brilliance, notably when Grimsdell or Peacock forged forward by neat footwork, or when Bliss enjoying his final tie example, tried a semi-overhead kick that sent the ball whizzing against the upright. In the opening stages Fazackerley was very prominent and hit the crossbar. However, the players, were so often lined up in the middle of the field, chess playing and checking that the flow of the game was ruined. Neither goalkeeper handled a difficult shot. The backs all round were strong with McDonald overkicking and not good in his direction till late on. Dimmock was subdued by Downs, and Castle and Lindsay were poor substitutes for Seed and Banks. Chedgzoy Fazackerley, and Bliss were the best forwards. Teams: - Everton: - Fern, goal, Downs (Captain), and McDonald, backs, Brown, Fleetwood, and Peacock, half-backs, Chedgzoy, Reid, Fazackerley, Davies, and Harrison, forwards. Tottenham Hotspurs: - Hunter, goal, Clay, and Foster, backs, Archibald, Walters, and Grimsdell, half-backs, Castle, Lindsay, Cantrell, Bliss, and Dimmock, forwards. Referee Mr. Watson, Nottingham.

Nottingham Evening Post-Thursday 5 May 1921
The death occurred yesterday of David Jardine, formerly goalkeeper for the Everton Football Club.

Hull Daily Mail - Thursday 05 May 1921
The death occurred on Wednesday, at Farndon, near Wrexham, of David Jardinp, the former Everton goalkeeper.

Nottingham Evening Post - Saturday 14 May 1921
Mr. R. J. Marsters, secretary of the Nottingham Forest F.C., signed on at Glasgow, last night, Parker, of Everton, the well-known centre-forward. Parker played 17 League matches last season for Everton, and scored 11 goals, being the second highest goal scorer. . Parker is not yet 30 years of age, he is 5ft. 9in. height, and turns the scale at nearly 12st. He went to Everton from Glasgow Rangers at the end of 1913, and should prove an acquisition to the Forest club.

Sunday Post - Sunday 15 May 1921
Bobby Parker has surprised his friends and disappointed three Scottish League clubs and a London club. The ex-Glasgow Rangers and Everton centre forward signed yesterday for Notts Forest was expected that would sign for Aberdeen, to whom he had been offered for £600, for he had favourable interview with manager that club on Friday. Then Notts Forest folk arrived in Glasgow, and accomplished in an hour or two what the Scottish clubs had failed to accomplish in a fortnight. It may be mentioned now that Parker had been offered to Partick Thistle for £1000, and that Ayr United was the other Scottish club on his track.  Indeed, a few hours before signed the Forest there were four managers in pursuit of him. Notts Forest have paid the official price; for this player, who should still have plenty of first-class football in him. Parker goes off this week a holiday tour in France.

May 15, 1921, Sunday Post
Bobby Parker, has surprised his friends and disappointed three Scottish league clubs and a London club. The ex-Glasgow Rangers central-half signed yesterday for Nottingham Forest. It was expressed that he would sign for Aberdeen to whom he had been offered for £600, for he had a favourable interview with the manager of that club on Friday. Then Notts Forest folk arrived in Glasgow to accomplished in a fortnight if may be mentioned now that Parker had been offered to Patrick Thistle for £1,000, and that they Ary United was the other Scottish club in his tracks. Indeed, a few hours before he signed for the Forest there were few clubs managers in pursuit of him. Notts Forest have paid the official price (£1,000) for the player, who should still have plenty of first class football in him. Parker goes off this week in a holiday tour in France.

Dundee Evening Telegraph-Thursday 19 May 1921
W.H Kirsopp, of Everton, has signed forms for Bury or next season.

Dundee Evening Telegraph - Tuesday 24 May 1921
Harry Leddy, the well-known international half-back, has been transferred from Glenavon to Everton. The amount of the fee received by the Irish club is said to be £1500. Everton are also interested in Curran and Rollins, of the same club.

June 11, 1921. The Liverpool Football Echo
The Everton club board is the centre of direction in the accompanying letter from an original shareholder: - If your information is correct (and I have no doubt of its being so), the Everton Football Club and the football world in general are to be deprived of the valuable services of Mr. W.R. Clayton. Now such an event as this is in my opinion nothing short of a calamity, for although we may not all have seen eye to eye with him in the last “annual” happening, we cannot lose sight of what he has done in the past for the club. Can we forget how he, along with Mr. George Mahon, helped to build on what was at that time a waste ground, a magnificent enclosure of which we are all proud? It strikes me that several of our shareholders have a very poor memory and are not brimming over with gratitude for past services. They seem to favour a directorate that is cursed with a squandering fever of paying enormous transfer fees for players who develop only into moderate members of our combination team, and that after being impressed by the promises of new directors that they would only favour local talent. There is nothing very clever in going about the country signing on players when you are armed with a good fat cheque. In my humble opinion the true test of management is to pick up the rough talent and develop it at home. It has been done by our neightbours across the park and surely we can do it. I thrust that our directors will see the fallacy of last season's policy of signing on fancy-priced players and parting with such faithfully servants as Parker, Kirsopp and Own Williams.

•  Liverpool County FA; W.R. Clayton is the chairman of the council.

Baths For Keeping Fit Famous Footballers
Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Saturday 24 June 1933
Prefer Bath Waters Brine baths are much "boosted" for athletes, and particularly footballers, but two famous footballers are keeping fit a weekly visit to the mineral baths of Bath, from which they derive extraordinary advantage. They are W. Coggins, the Everton goalkeeper, and Clifford Britton, the Everton half-back, who, in his first season in big football, appeared in an International trial, and also won an F.A. Cup medal. Cup teams might very well be induced to come to Bath to prepare for their games.


April 1921