A FORMER EVERTON FORWARD SIGNED.
Lancashire Evening Post - Wednesday 07 July 1926
The Southport F.C. have signed on George W. Jones, an outside right of Middlesbrough and formerly of Everton. He stands 5ft. 7iin., weighs over 11st., and is about 26 years of age. He played regularly for the League teams of Middlesbrough and Everton, and his signature "as sought after by several Leagus clubs, but Southport got the preference.
FOOTBALL MOUTH ORGAN
Lancashire Evening Post - Friday 09 July 1926
"I have been playing a mouth-organ to get my jaw bones in trim." said Dixie Dean, the Everton centre-forward, to an inter-viewer. Dean was badly injured in a motor collision on June 20th. He was taken from Holywell Hospital to a nursing home yesterday.
Hull Daily Mail - Saturday 31 July 1926
If rumour is correct, Sam Chcdgzoy, the outside right of the Everton club, who has played for England eight international championship games, and who declined to accept the maximum wage for the coming season to help Everton again, has accepted a five years' engagement with the Brooklyn F C the.same club in the New York State League that Mick O'Brien, the ex-Hull City captain, is now on his way to join. The Irishman was offered a five years' agreement when overtures were to him to leaye Hull, and it is understood that he is likely sign for that period whan lands America appears that Chedgzoy has been the States since the end of last football season.
EVERTON CHOSEN HUNTER HART CAPTAIN AGAIN
August 20, 1926, The Liverpool Echo
Everton have chosen Hunter Hart captain for the coming season, and Reid sub captain. At the only trial, Goodison spectators will have an opportunity of seeing the new Bullens road stand, which is built on the Twickenham principle. The ground is in beautiful conditions, and should be fine the attendance is sure to be large. Parker in the Whites side was signed from Staylbridge Celtic. Everton's only trail takes place tomorrow at Goodison Park 3.15.
RAND TO WATFORD
August 21, 1926, The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury.
Watford have signed Rand, centre-forward, who last year was with Everton…meanwhile Hunter Hart has been elected captain of the first team and D Reid sub captain.
EVERTON 11 TH HOUR TROUBLE.
August 23 rd 1926. The Daily Courier.
INJURED LIST STILL HEAVY; THE FINAL TRIAL.
Although 10 goals –six of them by the Whites, the reserve side –were scored in Everton's trail game on Saturday, the attack was not too convincing. It should improve when the forwards settle down. Everton are running up against trouble on the eye of the campaign. Troup's old injury, a dislocation of the shoulder, reasserted itself in a duel with Peacock, but medical examination showed that trouble is not serious. The Scottish International had been nippy and tricky. Hardy was also in the wards, twisting his foot. Kendall, the reserve goalkeeper, who has knee trouble and is to undergo an operation, stepped into the beach, only to receive an accidental; knock-out blow in the jaw, and for a while McDonald had to don the jersey.
NEW PLAYER SIGNED.
The centre-forward berth will present some difficulty until Dean is fit, and that may not be for some time. Dominy, the new inside right from Southampton, was fast, and made a smart partner for Irvine. Parker, the Stalybridge Celtic, and Woodhouse, ex-Preston North End, two other newhands, made a quite business like right wing for the Whites. The scores were Parker Murray (3), Waver, and Batten, for the Whites Dominy, Irvine O'Donnell (2) for the Blues. Teams: - Blues: - Hardy, goal, Raitt and McDonald backs, Brown, Reid, and Hart (captain), half-backs, Irvine, Dominy, O'Donnell, Kennedy, and Troup, forwards. Whites: - Davies, goal, Kerr and Hamilton, backs, Peacock, Bain and Virr half-backs Parker, Woodhouse, Murray, Batten, and Weaver forwards.
DAVIES SIGNS AFTER THE MATCH.
Davies who was given a trial in goal, was signed on after the match. He has played for Flint in the North Wales League. He is 20 and 6ft 1in in height. The attendance was 12,000 and the receipts for charity, £350.
START OF SEASON
August 26, 1926. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury.
At the beginning of the football season clubs require all their strength, and when injuries in practice games are met with, it is a big handicap. Everton have been hard hit in this respect, because in addition to the loss of Dean, the centre-forward, Hardy, Troup, Kendall and Peaccok were injured in the only trail game while Moffatt the new outside right sustained a leg injury training. The chief concern however, was to find a goalkeeper for the opening match on Saturday against Tottenham Hotspur, and fortunately for Everton, B. Howard Baker, the amateur goalkeeper who has player for Liverpool, Everton, and Corinthians offered his services to the club, with the result that Everton communicated Chelsea and the noted amateur will guard the goal at white Hart Lane on Saturday. The Goodison club is, there fore, fortunate to get out of the quandary. A Dominy late of Southampton is to partner, Irvine who is to fill the extreme berth on the right, while Weaver is to play outside left. Everton are giving a trail to WH. Wilcox a right full-back from Taunton United, and though only nineteen years of age, he stands 6ft 1ins and weights 13 stone. He is on the staff of the Somerset County Cricket Club.
HOWARD BAKER FOR EVERTON.
August 26 1926. The Daily Courier.
INTERNATIONAL GOALKEEPER TO HELP OLD CLUB.
B. Howard Baker, the famous international goalkeeper of Liverpool, has joined the Everton club, and will keep goal against Tottenham Hotspurs in London on Saturday. Seven Everton players are not fit at present, and Baker to help his old club offered his services. His transfer from Chelsea has been secured. The injured players are Dean, Hardy, Kendall, Troup, Moffatt, Peacock, and Houghton. The team for Saturday is: - B. Howard Baker; Raitt and McDonald; Brown, Reid, and Hart; Irvine, Dominy, O'Donnell, Kennedy, and Weaver. The reserve team to oppose Manchester City, in the Central League game at Goodison Park is: - Davies, Hamilton and Kerr; Peacock, Bain, and Virr; Parker Woodhouse, Murray, Batten, and Houghton, forwards.
JAMES BROAD TO WATFORD
Nottingham Evening Post - Saturday 28 August 1926
Watford have signed on James Broad, who for the past few seasons has played centre-forward for Everton and was formerly centre-forward for Millwall and Stoke City.
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 2 EVERTON 1
August 30, 1926. The Daily Courier.
SPUR'S OFFSIDE TACTICS ROB EVERTON OF VICTORY
Everton played delightful football at White Hart-Lane, and the defeat was the result of sheer hard luck, plau the 'Spurs offside tactics. Time and again the Everton forwards were thrown out of alignment through the careful manoecuving of Poynton and Forster, although there were occasions when the referee's decision on this point seemed questionable. As a team, Everton surprised. They played wholeheartedly, scientifically, and up to the last minute. There was no slackening off, and how the Spurs' goal escaped in the last quarter of an hour no one can expalin. O'Donnell missed a sitter in the first half after scoring the only goal, but his play on the whole was satisfying.
HOWARD BAKER RELIABLE.
Howard Baker, in goal gave a reliable display, as did Raitt and McDonald. Dimmock found Raitt always his equal, and Brown kept Seed well in hand after the first minutes. Elkes as a centre half was not the equal of Reid, who played a sound game, steady rather than brilliant. Hart found Blair, who has joined the 'Spurs from Third Lanark a tough handful. Weaver and Kendall played well together, as did Irvine and Dominy. Everton might quite easily have been two goals ahead at the interval. The 'Spurs were a beaten team when Osborne scored a spectacular goal after taking a pass from Seed and flashing pass the backs, to beat Baker with a swift drive from close range. The equaliser found the 'Spurs on top form. Blair added what proved to be the winning goal after a pretty bout of passing the ball striking the upright and passing in goal. Teams : -Tottenham Hotspurs: - J. Smith, Forster, and Poynton, backs, Lindsay, Elkes (captain), and Smith, half-backs, Thompson Blair, Osborne, Seed, Dimmock forwards. Everton: - B.H. Baker goal, Raitt and McDonald, backs, Brown, Reid, and Hart (captain), half-backs, Irvine, Dominy, O'Donnell, Kennedy and Weaver, forwards.
EVERTON RESERVES 7 MANCHESTER CITY RESERVES 2
August 30, 1926. The Daily Courier.
CENTRAL LEAGUE (Game 1)
BATTEN SCORES FIVE
Everton Reserves opened the season with a brilliant performance at Goodison Park. The home forwards ran riot, scoring seven goals against two by the City. Batten, who scored five goals, was a live wire on the Everton side, as was Woodhouse, who scored twice. Davies, the new goalkeeper gave a confident display, making one particularly fine save from Browell. The Manchester forwards, well led by Gibson, who scored both points were a clever line. Murray also missed a penalty for Everton (Daily Post). Everton: - Davies, goal, Hamilton, and Kerr, backs, Peacock, Bain, and Virr half-backs, Parker, Woodhouse, Murray, Batten, and Houghton, forwards.