Everton Independent Research Data


July 6, 1921. Nottingham Evening Post
Halifax Town yesterday signed on S. Challinor left half of Brentford, who in the early years of the war played for Everton and was a member of the Everton Reserves team which won the Central League in 1913-14. Aged 26, he is 5ft 11in, and 11st.

Lancashire Evening Post - Saturday 30 July 1921
At Liverpool, last night, Everton met Lancaster In the first round of the Lancashire Cup. The teams were:—Everton.—B. Howard Baker. J. Hodgson, C. Mitchell. A. E. Beatty, F. Cleminshaw, F. Walker, and W. White. Lancaster.—T. Moore. G. W. Levinson, T. Spence, B. A Alexander, O. Duke, C. Humphreys, and L. Thompson. Everton defended the shallow end in the opening half and pressed strongly, White hitting the crossbar twice, while the Lancaster goalkeeper made several brilliant saves. It was mainly through this that the teams crossed over at the interval with blank score sheet.  On resuming, Everton had hard lines when White twice delivered terrific shots, but Moore saved grandly. Then Nevinson broke away and shot at Baker, who saved, but, in clearing, the ball slipped through his hands into the net. Later. Humphreys intercepted a pass and added a second goal. Duke putting a ihird near the close. Result:—Lancaster 3, Everton 0. (Water Polo)

Lancashire Evening Post - Saturday 30 July 1921
Some time ago Harry Makepeace told me that it was prtactically arrnaged that he shouild take up the post of coach to his old club, Everton, and his actual appointment is now annouced.  The claims of his cricket practically prevents his acceptance of any position which involves any other duties, and as he is due to his benefit at Old Trafford next summer, he naturally decline to take up anything which might interfere with the reward of his 14 years' service with and for Lancashire.  One presumes therefore, that he has come to an arrangement with Everton which permits him complete freedom to play cricket at least to the end of August, indeed his contract with the county as a member of the ground staff at Old Trafford implies so much.  To me, as one who has for so many years strongly advocated the appointment of coaches pure and simple, men who should devote themselves exclusively to the teaching and development of the men, particularly the younger end, the fact that clubs are at last recognising this necessity is naturally of peculiar interest. 

August 5 1921. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
The Directors of the Everton Football Club have appointed J. McDonald captain for next season with George Brewster as a sub captain.

Lancashire Evening Post - Wednesday 10 August 1921
Two things largely contributed to the ease of Lancashire’s triumph, a triumph that was overdue —first, the century by Makepeace, coupled with the long and profitable stand for third wicket, and the impressionable return Harry Dean. It was only the second hundred that the former Everton footballer has made this season, and, strangely enough, it was associated, like the first, with a protracted partnership between him and J R. Barnes. At Maidstone, where he scored 157 not out, he and the Ormskirk amateur put on 124 after Hallows and Ernest Tyldesley bad departed, and in this case the pair added 141 while together. Barnes is not perhaps getting out of himself all that his height, defence, and stroke equipment should produce. He has cultivated rather too much restraint, and his scoring shots have lost something in the way of elasticity and rhythmical flow. But he is a valuable asset to the side, for all that, and it was only his long stand with Makepeace that that gave Lancashire the chance to polish off their opponents with much to spare, for after he left on Monday the last seven wickets fell for 70 runs. Makepeace has rarely played more flawless' cricket. He hardly put a foot wrong, as they say in football so accurate was his placing and so sound his judgment, of the right stroke to employ. But, what is more, he cut out the exaggerated caution which has often been the bane of his cricket and often got him out. He treated the bowling on its merits, more and less, and his back play soft wickets is always the strong point of his style he pulled and cut with unaccustomed freedom and vigour. In short, he was more (he the Makepeace that one has always suggested he ought to be, and  it was a convincing proof of the inutility and fatal effect of the cramped method that he too frequently employs. Few men in England could have played so beauitiful balanced an innings with the ball turning sharply.

August 15, 1921. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
About 15,000 people went to Goodison Park on Saturday to see the first football test of the city. Everton had chosen and played full strength sides, and apparently played their League team against the Reserves side. Hence it was no surprise to find the seniors winning by 5 goals to 2. It would have been a shock had any other score been registered. The junior members set off merrily and so well did Clennell play Alford that the left wing dominated Brown and Downs for a time. The defenders then took the measure of the outside man and thus boxed up the left wing. Clennell, finding no response changed his tactics and fed the centre berth. Moffatt at long last coming into prominence, and Clennell also took upon himself some hefty drives which Fern did well to handle in a confident manner, without blurring his clearances. Clennell still kicks the ball very direct, with a slight swerve motion, and his passing is to the right man at the right time. He seems to have come right back to his best style of attack.

Jones has always been good and many times brilliant and mayhap he will do as well in the first as the second side. He may be wanted. Moffatt is a go-ahead plodder who should be coached to make an opening and take a pass without undue thought or deliberation. Reid does not progress and Alford is sprightly and should be kept with Clennell as his guilde and coach. Leddy is a trifle slow, but there is no mistaking his heading and forward-passing ability. He should make good. Garrett will come on too, Fleetwood has, naturally enough, slowed down a bit. Livingstone was the better back because he was reliable. Yarwood is big enough. Time may round his corners. In goal Howard Baker erred. The sun was very glaring and he should, as did Fern, have worn a cap. He made one mistake with a corner kick, and could not get back to goal through a crush of players with another corner kick. However, many of his saves were very finely done and the saves from Davies were notable ones.

Fern all through was excellent and the backs and half-backs did not have full test thanks to the preponderance of attack on the part of the League forwards among whom Fazackerley shot well and judged his passes nicely. Of course the senior side did not distress itself unduly, but there was that feeling that no man felt his place in the first team was secure, and therefore the game was enjoyable and few people left before the finish of the day's work which was handled in efficient style by Mr. J. Cahill. Goals Fazackerley (2), Harrison, and Davies (2), for the Whites Clennell (2) (1 from a penalty kick) teams: - Blues: - Fern, goal, Downs, and McDonald (captain), backs Brown Brewster, and Peacock, half-backs Chedgzoy, Fazackerley, Davies Crossley, and Harrison, forwards. White: - B. Howard-Baker, goal, Livingstone, and Yarwood backs Fleetwood, Leddy, and Garrett, half-backs Jones, Reid, Moffatt, Clennell, and Alford forwards.

August 23, 1921. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
Everton held their final trial match at Goodison Park last night, preparatory to opening their League season on Saturday. Leaving out the first team man with the exception of Crossley, two representative sides were picked from the remaining players. The “Blues” had the assistance of the two well known local amateurs Howard Baker and J. E. Blair, both of whom had a great share in the 6 goals to none defeat which their side inflicted on the “Whites.” Baker in goal gave a very confident display. The “Whites” forwards were rather erratic in front of goal, but on several occasions Spencer, Crossley, and Weller sent in some excellent shots. Blair showed that he has not lost his capacity for quick shooting, and in scoring 3 goals yesterday proved himself a clever opportunist. Clennell and Crossley on the other hand seemed unable to settle down and did little of note. Of the four wingers on view, Russell was by far the best and besides helping himself to a couple of goals, he was largely instrumental in enabling Blair to score two of his. Leddy maintained his reputation as a consistent player, and often proved a stumbling block to the “Blues” inside forwards. Both sides found the turf somewhat slippery, but a good fast game was enjoyed a crowd of about 6,000. Teams: - Blues: - B-Howard Baker, goal, Livingstone, and Stansfield, backs, Boyd, Garrett, and Grenyer, half-backs, Russell, Wall. J.E. Blair, Clennell, and Alford, forwards. Whites: - Salt, goal, Peden, and Yarwood, backs Weller, Leddy, and Young, half-backs, Jones Spencer, Moffatt, Crossley, and Eatock, forwards.

August 24, 1921. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
Both Everton and Liverpool boast of a number of capable crickets, and they met in a friendly rivalry at the Wavertree cricket ground last night, before a good crowd. The Everton players were obviously superior with both bat and ball and they deserved their success. Liverpool batted first, and but for Lacey's vigorous innings the total must have reached a very meager figure. Lacey was the mainstay of the side so for as batting was concerned, and he hit eleven 4's and one six in his 57 not out. Everton made a fine start and Clennell and Garrett put up a capital display. Later in the innings (fern did well) and he had the satisfaction of recording the winning hit (Yarwood with a hefty drive sent the ball out of the ground)

Liverpool, W Lacey not out 57, W Bromilow c Yarwood, JE Blair 1, F Mitchell b Harrison 4, D Mackinlay b Harrison 4, R Forshaw b Davies 1, F Longsworth b Harrison 0, B Blair, h Chambers b Davies 0, F Parry b Davies 10, H Lewis c Davis b Weller 1, J Shore c Cennell b Weller 7, J Fare b Davis 0, Extres 6

Everton, JE Blair b Bromilow 6, J Clennell b Bromilow 26, J Garrett c Chambers b Bromilow 21, G Harrison c Forshaw b Lewis 0, S Davies b Lewis 0, F Fern not out 29, LC Weller Lbw Bromilow 8, J Peacock b Bromilow 9, J Yarwood c Shone b Mitchell 15, Fern c Forshaw b Mitchell 2, Extres 5 total 119 J McDonald didn't bat.

August 29 1921. The Liverpool Courier.
Everton began the season with a glorious victory. Eight times the ball was placed in the Manchester United net, and five times the point counted. As the United were unable to raise a single goal, the victory was so pronounced as to set the Blues at the head of affairs leagueally.
Whether they can do so, it is too early to state; but certain it is that they played as a team and with a better general understanding than was the case last season. Of course, the opposition proved to be unexpectedly weak, but the home side could not help that, and were entitled to reap the harvest that their undoubted superiority entitled them to. At no period of the game did Manchester ever seem likely to give Everton a hard game, and leaving for the interval with a two goals' lead, the blues came back to beat off the spasmodic early rushes of the visitors, and, once again getting a grip of the game, had matters all their own way in the closing stages.


That the defeat was not even more severe was in a large measure due to the sterling defence of Mew and Silcock, who were well backed up by Brett. The goalkeeper made some almost impossible saves, while Silcock stood up manfully under a gruelling experience, and Brett despite a blunder, which gave away the fourth goal, many times repulsed advances under difficulties. Grimwood also did well, being noticeable for two long shots, which troubled Fern, and in this respect did almost as much as the whole forward line. Bennion was not a very good substitute for Hilditch, and Scott was unable to hold the Everton right wing. Lockhead may improve with more experience of English methods, but at present he is painfully slow, and was generally out of touch with his wings, being on this display, a poor exchange for Tom Miller. Gibson vice Harrison, the ex-Wolves man, was also a position weakened, and only Partridge, usually an inside player, was at all conspicuous in either making openings or aiming at the target.

Coming to the winners, Fern made a couple of smart clearances, but was rarely called upon, owing to the efficiency of McDonald and Downs. The former was particularly brisk in his clearances, which were of the requisite length and kept well in play. The new skipper was fairly in his element, and was entitled to all the applause, which came his way. Downs gave nothing away, and will hold his place amongst the best in the country on this performance. Brewster was the outstanding figure in the halves, even though he was run very close by Peacock, who is coming on by leaps and bounds, and Brown, who looked after his side of the attack with judgement. The forwards worked together most harmoniously, and where all were so excellent it is difficult to individualise. All had a share in the goals, and those who did not score had as much satisfaction in them as those who did. The attack justified itself up to the hilt. The first goal went to the centre forward, who shot against Mew and converted the rebound. Davies also scored the second from a pass by Fazackerley, and latter had what was apparently a legitimate point disallowed before the interval. Subsequently Brewster headed No.3 from a corner kick beautifully placed by Harrison. Previously Davies and Crossley had beaten Mew, and netted without advancing the score through infringements, and afterwards Davies again and Fazackereley brought the total up to five. Teams : - Everton: - Fern,, goal, Downs, and McDonald (captain), backs, Brown Brewster, and Peacock, half-backs, Chedgzoy, Fazackerley, Davies, Crossley, and Harrison forwards. Manchester United: - Mew, goal, Brett, and Silcock, backs, Bennion, Grimswood, and Scott half-backs, Gibson, Myrescough, Loclkead, Sapsford, and Partridge, forwards.

August 29, 1921. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
At Wolverhampton, on Saturday, Everton Reserves scored a grand victory. From the beginning of the game it was apparent that the Wolves were not so nicely balanced as the visitors, and as a consequence their play never rose to the quality shown by the Evertonians, who combined beautifully. Reid, Moffatt and Clennell showing suprisingly good form, with the result that the Wolves were a goal in appears before half time. It was the outcome of consistence pressure by the Everton forwards, who forced the first goal of the match, Grenyer scoring. Wolverhampton missed a glorious chance of equalising soon after, but from a penalty kick Watson shot the ball straight at Howard-Baker who saved. Clennell added his sides second goal soon after the interval, and Smart cleverly beat Howard Baker after the latter had partially saved from Sambrooks . Everton: - Howard Baker, goal, Livingstone, and Yarwood, backs, Fleetwood, Leddy, and Grenyer, half-backs, Jones, Reid, Moffatt, Clennell, and Alford, forwards.

Northern Whig - Tuesday 30 August 1921
It is praactically certain John Boyd, of Brantwood will fix up with Everton.  He played a second trial yesterday. 
Jack Peden, who is at present across in Liverpool, may probably fix up with Liverpool if he and Everton do not come to terms. 

August 30 1921. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
A ding-dong Central League game was plated at Goodison Park, last night, before 2,000 spectators. The result was a draw of 2 goals each, and the verdict reflected the run of play. Everton began in high-class manner with passing that was good to see. They went on to score through a penalty kick awarded for a foul upon Clennell, and the latter player scored readily with the kick. Lockheed equalised before half-time, thanks to a Gibson centre, and in the second half Manchester obtained the ascendancy and took the lead, Myrescough scoring. Both Manchester goals were scored from very close range and one though Howard Baker at faults with the first one, which he fumbled. However, Everton fought back resolutely and Jones scored a brilliant goal. Stewart jumped up at the rise of the ball, and thinking the ball was going over hung on to the crossbar, only to find the ball edge away from his right hand to enter the net. From then onwards it was spirited football with Everton on the attack most of the time, but unable to drive home a shot of accuracy, if one excepts effort by Reid, whose only fault was a super abundance of passes to his partner on the right instead of a variety of methods, especially down the centre where the amateur J.E. Blair was playing a very determined game. In fact the duels between Blair and Goalkeeper Stewart were a feature of the keenly contested if not brilliant match. Manchester United brought a number of the players to Goodison who had appeared with the first team on Saturday at the same ground, and they all did much better than at the previous attempt, notably Gibson. On the home side the new Irish boys –Boyd at half-back and Pedan at full back –shaped well, but none excelled Livingstone in defence. Of the home half –backs Leddy and Grenyer were towers of strength, and forward the right wing fared best. Teams: - Everton: - B. Howard Baker goal, Pedan, and Livingstone, backs, Boyd, Leddy, and Grenyer, half-backs, Jones Reid, JE Blair, Clennell, and Alford, forwards. Manchester United: - Stewart, goal, Barlow, and Radford, backs, Bennion, Montgomery, and Forrester, half-backs, Gibson, Myrescough, Lockhead, Scholfield, and Roebuck, forwards.





August 1921