Everton Independent Research Data


December 1, 1921. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
In their efforts to find a centre forward, the Everton Football Club directors are to try Chedgzoy in that position on Saturady against West Bromwich Albion, in whose ranks Everton former-Davies will appear. It is rather surprising to find Englands International out-side right being tried at centre forward by his club, but it is not altogether an experiment for in his West Ham day's Chedgzoy played at inside and centre and in a War-time games for Everton when on leave turned out as leader of the attack. There are three other changes in the side: - Livingstone comes in a left back for McDonald (injured) and the wing halves, Fleetwood and Grenyer are replaced by Brown and Peacock…. Meanwhile 24,000 spectators, who attended Goodison Park to witness the Northern Union match between Australia and a Lancashire league side, Australian won 20 points to 6.

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Thursday 01 December 1921
The Australasian tourists added an easy victory to their long list of successes in the match with the Lancashire League team on the Everton Association Club's ground this afternoon.  They crossed the League line seven times and won by 29 points to 6.  The match attracted about 15,000 spectators, the receipts being $946.   

December 3, 1921. The Liverpool Courier.
Many people view the experiment the Everton directors are carrying out this afternoon in playing Chedgzoy at centre with a certain amount of misgiving, and why this should be one cannot say. True, it is no easy matter for an extreme winger to adapt himself to the centre berth, but it has successfully been accomplished before to-day, and there is no reason why the Ellemere Port player should not join the list of those who have made good in a new position. Years ago, Liverpool tried a similar experiment with Joe Hewitt, and so successes was the latter that, if memory does not fail the writer, he headed the list of goal scorers. Now "Joe" came from Sunderland, along with Robinson, where he played on the wing, and as the Reds found themselves in a position similar to that in which Everton are now placed, the experiment of play in Hewitt at centre was tried with happy results. Should Everton prove as successful as did their neighbours, then it will not take long to clear the danger zone, which the club is in at present, let hope it will. In addition to the centre and outside right berths, the blues are making changes in the middle and rear lines. Forward Jones takes the place of Chedgzoy, while in the intermediate line, Fleetwood and Grenyer give place for Brown and Peacock. With McDonald not fit, young Livingstone partners Down, at full back. These changes should tend to put more virility into the side, and should certainly go a long way towards achieving success –at any rate they can hardly result in work play than that seen against Cardiff City. The Throstles after their success against Manchester City, have wisely decided to play the same eleven, which includes Stan Davies, the ex-Evertonian. Last week spectators witnessed Clennell's work for the Welsh Club, and to-day they have an opportunity of seeing Davies. West Bromwich Albion were quite pleased with his display of the latter in his first game for his new club, and it will be interesting to see how he shapes against his former colleagues at Goodison Park. As to the result, a division of the spoils seens probable. The sides are: - Everton: - Fern, Downs Livingstone, Brown, Brewster, Peacock, Jones Fazackerley, Chedgzoy, Reid, and Harrison. West Bromwich: - Pearson, Smith, Pennington, Richardson, Bowser, McNeal, MaGee, Blagden, Davies, Morris, Gregory.

December 3 1921. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
Bescar – Lane (Southport League) right back, Eastwood, has been signed by Everton Football Club.

Sunday Post - Sunday 04 December 1921
We met Tom M'lntosh, the manager of Everton F.C., in Glasgow yesterday. He still seeking a half-backs and forwards. He said he wasn't going to the Qualifying final. Mr W. C. Cuffe, of Everton, and Mr John Nicolson, of Sheffield United, were at the Qualifying final at Ibrox Park yesterday. We hear that they are interested Hogg, of Montrose.

December 5, 1921. The Liverpool Courier.
The Everton case goes from bad to worse, and the present position (19 th ) of the Club must give both players and directors great anxiety. One must feel considerable sympathy for them, for, try as they will it seems well nigh impossible to find a winning combination. With West Bromwich as the visitors the supporters looked forward to seeing the fourth victory of a season, which is nearly half over, but their dearest wish was denied. Nor, to be perfectly candid, did it ever seem likely to be justified, for from the very outset the Albion went about their work with a confidence and speed, which looked ominous for Everton. At half-time the visitors were two goals to the good and they kept a grip on the game, which was only relaxeden-the closing stages, when Everton reduced the adverse margin, but it was then impossible to save a point.

There was ominous shaking of the head when the announcement was made that Chedgzoy had been selected as centre-forward. The previous week, after the transfer of Stanley Davies, Fazackerley had been moved from his customary position in the hope that he would pierce the defence sufficiently often to make victory stay with the Goodison team. He was out of his element, but no more so than Chedgzoy, who could not knit the line, while his deputy, Jones, who had been playing well with the Reserves, did not make much use of the chances which came his way. As Sam is essentially right footed from the driving point of view it seemed extraordinary that late in the second half he should be drafted to inside left, but there was certainly more sting in the attack when peacock went into the middle, even although he was under the handicap of a kick on the leg. Fazackerley was rarely able to burst through on his own, while he gave Jones little help, and for long periods the left wing was waiting for passes which did not come. Brewster was clearly one of the best players on the Everton side, but he had a fast and skilful attack to thwart, and Peacock, when in the halves, and Brown were by no means disgraced. Neither could the defence be blamed. Down's kicking was not always certain, and he was inclined to roam, but the latter was a good fault, because if he had not done-so-the goal would never have been scored. Fern had not much to do, and could not have coped with the balls which beat him. Pennington, though an veteran, is still a force to be reckoned with, and kept Pearson well covered, while Richardson was a clever, constructive half and Morris the best in a nippy forward line in which Davies kept the ball moving but was not lucky with his shooting.

The first half had nearly run its course when Davies slipped the ball to Morris, who shot hard. Fern parried the drive, but Morris followed up and shot past the custodian. A few minutes later a corner was forced and from this Reed, the pivot, playing in place of Bowser, headed the second point. Three minutes from time Downs took the leather amongst the forwards and whipped it but to Jones who dropped it in the goal mouth, Peacock going over the line in possession. The teams were: - Everton: - Fern, goal, Downs and Livingstone, backs, Brown, Brewster (captain), and Peacock, half-backs, Jones, Fazackerley, Chedgzoy, Reid, and Harrison, forwards. West Bromwich Albion: - Pearson goal, Smith, and Pennington, backs, Richardson, Reed, and McNeal, half-backs, MaGee, Blagden, Davies, Morris, and Gregory, forwards. Referee A. Scholey.

December 5, 1921. The Liverpool Courier.
Everton Reserves, fared better than the senior eleven in defeating West Bromwich Albion Reserves, by two goals to nil. Irvine opened the score with a fine goal, the lead being increased by Alford just before the interval. The visitors opened auspiciously, clever footwork by the forwards completely nonplussing the home half-backs. Parry was very unlucky with a shot, which hit the crossbar with Ashmore beaten. Matters then became more even, and afterwards ruled slightly in the homesters, favour Salt being kept busily engaged. The second half saw the respective defences in charge, and no further score resulted.

December 8, 1921. The Liverpool Courier.
In the Everton side chosen to meet West Bromwich Albion, at the Hawthorns, on Saturday Chedgzoy returns to his position at outside right, and a further trial is given to Irvine as leader of the attack. Crossley again comes into partner Harrison. The rear line are the same as last week. The full side is as follows: - Fern, Downs, Livingstone, Brown, Brewster, Peacock, Chedgzoy, Fazackerley, Irvine, Crossley, and Harrison. The Reserves, eleven against west Bromwich Albion Reserves includes David Reid, the first team inside left, at left half. The side will be led by Roberts, of Whiston Parish, and will include Livingstone, brother of the back, who is on trial. The side will be: - Salt, Caddick, Weller, McGrea, Leddy, Reid, Jones, Wall, Roberts, Livingstone, and Alford.

December 10, 1921. The Liverpool Courier.
It is not with any light hearted feeling that Everton make the journey to West Bromwich Albion for the return game with the Throstles. The Club is in a position in that points cannot be lost with immunity –that is if the Blues wish to maintain their record like that of the Villa, untarnished. As one of the original clubs that founded the League, Everton have never been relegated, and it would be a great pity if that fine record should now be broken. There is of course, still some distance to go and much may happen between now and next May, but a win to-day would do the men as well as the club an immensity of good. The players realise the position and are out to show that last week form was all too bad. The directors, showing their confidence in the players, are leaving the rear and intermediate lines unchanged. Forward, however, Chedgzoy reverts to his old position, while Irvine will lead the attack with Crossley on his left hand. The only change in the Albion side is that Bowser returns as pivot. It should be a much better game from an Everton point of view, and the wearers of the Blue jerseys will have done well, if they succeed in sharing the spoils. The sides are: - Everton: - Fern, Downs, Livingstone, Brown, Brewster, Peacock, Chedgzoy, Fazackerley, Peacock, Chedgzoy, Fazackerley, Irvine, Crossley, and Harrison. West Bromwich: - Pearson, Smith, Pennington, Richardson, Bowser, McNeal, MaGee, Blagden, Davies, Morris, and Gregory.

December 12, 1921. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
The Evertonians made a decided step in the right direction when they annexed a point at the Hawthorns against West Bromwich Albion. Neither club had been doing itself justice for some time past, and supporters of the Merseyside team will feel gratified to know that there is now a hope of better things in prospect. On the general run of the play viewed quite dispassionately, the Evertonians did not deserve more than a division of the spoils, yet, as a matter of fact, they had a perfectly good goal disallowed in the last two minutes of the contest. The referee, having allowed the point, suddenly consulted with the far linesman, and revered his decision on the ground, that Crossley was offside. From the general view of the spectators it appeared to be quite a legitimate score, though it is only fair to say that Pennington protested as the ball was headed into the net. This curious decision was naturally a source of great disappointment to the Evertonians, but as we have said, a draw was, after all the best reflex of the game.

The Throstles led off in the most determined fashion, Davies and his wings being constantly on the attack, and it was only the brilliance of Fern, that kept them at bay. Everton, however, gradually settled down to fine footwork, and from a combined movement in which Fazackerley and Chedgzoy were concerned, Crossley headed the ball into the net just out of Pearson's reach. The visitors thus led at in the second half the Albion attacked vigorously in the hope of getting on level terms, and again it was only the fine defensive work of Downs, and the custodianship of Fern that stopped them getting through. Ten minutes from time, however, the home forwards achieved their objective, Morris scoring with a hard fash shot. Then followed the incident to which allusion has already been made and a fast and exciting game ended in "honours even." The work of the rearranged Everton forward line proved eminently satisfactory. Some of the close passing was very pretty to watch, and the feeding of the wing half-backs showed an intelligent understanding with the vanguard. Irvine was always a trier, but he was well watched, and the outstanding pair were Chedgzoy and Fazackerley, who at times showed consummate artistry. Crossley did a lot of good work, but Harrison was rather starved. Brewster exhibited his breaking up proclivities, and both Brown and Peacock acquitted themselves worthily. Livingstone partnered the doughty Downs most effectively and Fern played the game of a lifetime. It was a perfect display of goalkeeping. Stanley Davies played well for the Throstles though he will loft the ball instead of keeping it on the turf. Blagden was the most dangerous and prominent of the forwards, with Morris a good second. Bowser proved a watchdog to Irvine, and the Veteran Pennington was as fine in defence as of yore. Teams : - West Bromwich Albion: - Pearson, goal, Smith, and Pennington, backs, Richardson, Bowser, and McNeal, half-backs, MaGee, Blagden, Davies, Morris, and Gregory, forwards. Everton: - Fern, goal, Downs, and Livingstone, backs, Brown, Brewster (captain), and Peacock, half-backs, Chedgzoy, Fazackerley, Irvine, Crossley, and Harrison, forwards.

December 12, 1921. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
At Goodison Park. After beating the Albion the previous week by 2 goals to nil, it was expected, the blues would add two more points on their own ground, but after having a big share of the game had to be content with a draw. The Albion had a strong side, included amongst their forwards were Crisp, Smith, and Blood, and Everton played Reid at left half. Everton's inability to win was in a great measure due to the splendid goal-keeping of Woodhouse, who was in brilliant form. Everton opened in very strong fashion, and did everything but score. The first goal came to the visitors through good play by Smith, who gave the opportunity of beating Salt from close quarters. In the second half the play of the Albion was far robust, and the referee on four occasions had to caution them. Alford received a heavy charge that send him against the boards, hurting his head and arms. Everton scored the equaliser from a penalty taken by Jones. Just on time Reid, who played a good game, was badly tripped by Woods, and the referee had to separate them. On the run of the game Everton fully deserved a victory. Teams: - Everton Reserves: - Salt, goal, Caddick, and Yarwood, backs, McGrea, Leddy, and Reid, half-backs, Jones Wall, Roberts, Livingstone, and Alford, forwards. West Bromwich Albion Reserves: - Woodhouse, goal, Woods and Adams, backs, Newall, Howell, and Lyton, half-backs, Crisp, Smith, Blood, Savage, and Bedford, forwards. Referee T. Claworth.

December 17, 1921. The Liverpool Courier.
Everton, in view of their marked improvement against the Throstles, are fielding the same eleven. It is asking a big thing of them, even granting Bolton win at Hyde-road, and thus broke the homesters two-year-old record, to win outright; and the most one can hope for is a point. Even this will be no mean performance, for the City will have out their best eleven. The sides are: - Everton: - Fern, Livingstone, and Brown, Brewster, Peacock, Chedgzoy, Fazackerley, Irvine, Crossley, and Harrison. Manchester City: - Blair, Cookson, Fletcher, Fayers, M. Woosnam, Hamill, Meredith, Woodcock, Browell, Barnes, and Murphy.

Sunday Post - Sunday 18 December 1921
At Tynecastle yesterday representatives from Everton and Blackburn Rovers were in attendance. While the name their objective was not divulged, is said that Ellis, of Airdieonians, and Whyte, of Hearts, might be bracketed in that direction.

December 19, 1921. The Liverpool Courier.
Everton will have to invest in a black cat. A pink giraffe, or some other luck-bringing mascot. Manchester City have been beaten only once in two years at Hyde-road, and defeated Everton by two goals to one on Saturday. Yet those who saw the game realised that the Blues should have been leading at least 3-1 at the interval, and they lost by the odd goal in three, despite the fact that Downs was little use for three-quarters of the game owing to injuries, and was off the field altogether for the last 20 minutes. It was not a brilliant game by any means, yet Everton were the better of the two moderate teams, and it was their unadulterated hard luck that they should again finish up on the wrong side of the score-sheet. They led till within five minutes of the interval, thanks to a brilliant goal by Fazackerley, who lobbed the ball over Fletcher's head, ran round the back, and drew Blair before driving sharply into the corner of the net. Everton might easily have retained the lead, but just before the interval Downs, who had been off with a damaged thigh muscle, balloned a centre, and, not being spry enough to recovery himself owing to the handicap, left Browell to fasten on the ball, and the "boy" banged it into the net well out of Fern's reach. Prior to this, Crossley had worked position, but was sandwiched as he shot, and the ball travelled inches the wrong side of the upright, while Fazackerley left Mick Hamill standing, and though his cross completely beat Blair, the ball swerved past on the outside of the woodwork. In the second half, the Blues had quite as much of the play as the City, but Murphy scored rather luckily for the home side. Fern fell on a hard drive, but the leather passed under his body, and in "gathering" back for it he touched the ball with his elbow and it moved over the line. Browell also struck the crossbar, but Blair was called upon several times, clearing on each occasion.

Fern made one mistake, already referred to, while Downs gave a great display when decorated with a hugh plaster under his eye, and eventually he had to give way. In his absence Livingstone gave a great display, and was coolness personified under extreme pressure. Peacock was the pick of the halves, using excellent judgement in his distribution of the ball, and he gave little scope to the still volatile Meredith. Brewster and Brown were workers, and Fazackerley was the star of the forward line, tackling with greater determination than usual, while his footcraft left nothing to be desired. Crossley was also a brainy member of the attack, and Chedgzoy needed a lot of stopping, but Harrison let too many presses go into touch, and Irvine was overshadowed by Woosnam. Blair kept goal well for the City. The backs were only moderate, the middlemen, of whom Max Woosnam was the pick, being the strength of the Manchester team. Meredith is still a long way from being a spent force, but Murphy was the best of the attack, Browell being patchy. The sides were: - Manchester City: - Blair, goal, Cookson, and Fletcher, backs, Fayers, M. Woosnam, and Hamill, half-backs, Meredith, Woodcock, Browell, Barnes, and Murphy, forwards. . - Everton: - Fern, goal Downs and Livingstone, backs, Brown, Brewster (captain), and Peacock, half-backs, Chedgzoy, Fazackerley, Irvine, Crossley, and Harrison forwards.

December 19, 1921. The Liverpool Courier.
Everton Reserves defeated Manchester City Reserves after a hard game at Goodison Park by 2 goals to 1. The City had much the better of the ex-changes at the outset, but towards the interval the Blues engaged in a series of raids. Fleetwood opened their account with a brilliant individual effort, and Roberts also scored just on the interval, but the goal was disallowed. The City put on great pressure following the resumption, but without avail, although after wall had netted Everton's second gaol, the Mancunians were a penalty. This was taken by Allen, who could do no more than roll it against the upright, and the Everton defence being under a misunderstanding, it was left to Johnson to dash up and net at close range. Everton were the better team and fully deserved their victory, Salt preformed well in goal, while both backs were good. Warner gave Reid a hard time and Garrett and Fleetwood were the best of the half-backs. In the forwards no one did better than Alford, who was too clever for the Manchester defence, while Jones and Wall also did well. Roberts was quite good, though lacking that extra bit of speed, which means so much to a centre in taking his opportunities. Manchester were well served by the defence of Goodchild, Thompson, and Allen. Sharp was a capital half-back, while Warner, Johnson, and Daniels were seen to best advantage among the forwards. Teams were as follows: - Everton Reserves: - Salt, goal, Caddick, and Yarwood, backs, Garrett, Fleetwood, and Reid, half-backs, Jones, Spencer, Roberts, Wall, and Alford, forwards. Manchester City Reserves: - Goodchild, goal, Thompson, and Allen, backs, Sharp, Carroll, and Wilson, half-backs, Warner, Pearson, Johnson, Crawshaw, and Daniels, forwards. Referee JT. Turner.

December 23, 1921. The Liverpool Courier.
Everton's team to meet Manchester City at Goodison to-morrow; will include, Wall at inside-left, in place of Crossley, who is down with influenza. McDonald makes a welcome reappearance, and is playing at right full back, owing to Downs being away through injuries, with these exceptions the teams are the same as last week. Fern, McDonald Livingstone, Brown, Brewster, Peacock, Chedgzoy, Fazackerley, Irvine, Wall, and Harrison. The Reserves team to meet Manchester Reserves, will include three Bacup players, Walker, left full back, Perry, inside-left, and Jackson, centre forward, who were signed on by Everton on Wednesday. The side will be, Salt, Caddick, Walker, Garrett, Leddy, Reid, Jones, Spencer, Jackson, Perry, and Alford.

December 24, 1921. The Liverpool Courier.
There is to be a grand match on Monday, kick-off 11 am, at Wilson's Lane Litherland. The Everton directors have kindly promised to send their "A" team, as follows: - Naylor, Hiddsworth, Gannaway, Gow, Jones, Dabler, Parry, McGivney, Virr, Barton, and Hastings. Litherland will play: - Knight, Adams, Wynne, Shennan, RA Jones, Gilmore, Cooney, Boardman, Derby, Kennedy, and Kelly. The entire proceeds are in aid of the local distress fund.

27, 1921. The Liverpool Courier.
Everton promised to win their home encounter with Manchester City in the first 15 minutes, and yet fell away to such an extent when Johnson unexpectedly opened the scoring for the visitors that their defeat seemed certain ten minutes from time. The blow the Blues received in the first half, was certainly a heavy one, as Johnson had the ball in the net three times in four minutes, but the second effort was disallowed. However, the lead seemed likely to credit the City with a couple of points and make the home position in the table more insecure than ever when there came a remarkable transformation. Irvine, leading the attack for the first time at Goodison, festened on one of the few passes he had received, and slipped the backs. He was still some way out, when Blair advanced a few yards, but the forward lifted the ball just sufficiently high for the keeper to be unable to reach it by springing up, and the leather fell into the net behind him. Straight from the re-start Everton rushed away again, and the ball was slung out to Harrison, who returned it to the middle where Fazackerley promptly Fazackerley promptly equalised amid enthusiasm. For the concluding ten minutes Everton were all over their opponents, and had they shown the same determination all thorough they would probably have won. McDonald returned to the side, and the defence proved quite sound, and Brewster was the best of a solid middle line, while Fazackerley was the pick of a forward line which was apt to dally over long before shooting. Of the visitors Fletcher, Max-Woosnam, and Johnson took the eye. The teams were: - Everton: - Fern, goal, McDonald (captain), and Livingstone, backs, Brown, Brewster, and Peacock, half-backs, Chedgzoy, Fazackerley, Irvine, Wall, and Harrison, forwards. Manchester City: - Blair, goal, Cookson, and Fletcher, backs, Fayers, Max-Woosanm, and Hamill, half-backs, Kelly, Browell, Johnson, Barnes, and Murphy, forwards .

December 27, 1921. The Liverpool Courier.
To win by two goals to one after having two unconverted penalties given against them suggests that Everton were more than a little lucky in their visit to Sunderland yesterday. Yet though they had that little share of good fortune indicated in Sunderland's failure to score from two spot kicks would have been decidedly unfortunate had they not won. In the first instance take the two penalties given against them. The first award in the initial half when Everton were leading by a goal to nothing was the outcome of impulse rather than deliberate action of Livingstone, who handled when his goal was in no danger. Hawkes took the penalty kick and Fern direction saved finely. Everton were two goals up when the second penalty kick was awarded and that for a fair shoulder charge on Stephenson (By Fleetwood-Post). As Buchan took the kick the ball, a fraction of a second before, rolled off the spot through the wind. The whistle sounded, but not quick enough to delay Buchan's kick and the ball entered the net. Of course the kick had to be taken again and this time Fern stopped it and got the leather away. Everton's luck certainly ceased thereafter. Five minutes after the interval Chedgzoy went lame, and although he persisted in playing for another quarter of an hour or so, he was a passager, and eventually left the field. Everton's fight thereafter was gallant, and Fern's custodianship brilliant. Prior to this Everton played delightfully, their combination being far and away superior to that of Sunderland. Perfect understanding marked all departments, and there was skill and spirit about the opening movements that occasioned no surprise to the 35000 spectators when Wall, after 15 minutes scored the opening goal. The second point was scored by Chedgzoy four minutes after the interval after a splendid individual effort. Sunderland took command in the last half hour, and four minutes from the end Britton scored. Teams: - Sunderland: - Dempster, goal, Hobson, and England, backs, Parker, Kasher, and Poole, half-backs, Stephenson, Buchan, Mitton, Hawes, and Martin, forwards. Everton: - Fern, goal, McDonald (captain), and Livingston, backs, Brown, Fleetwood, and Peacock, half-backs, Chedgzoy, Fazackerley, Irvine, Wall, and Harrison, forwards.

December 27, 1921. The Liverpool Courier.
Everton Team: - Salt, goal, Caddick, and Walker, backs, Garrett, Leddy, and Reid, half-backs, Jones, Spencer, Jackson, Perry, and Alford, forwards.
No more details.

December 27, 1921. The Liverpool Courier.
There was a sensational finish to the match at Goodison Park yesterday, where Everton Reserves, and Leeds United Reserves, played a draw of two goals each, for the Blues only managed to equalise right on time. After taking the lead through Spencer early in the first half, the Blues allowed Leeds to drew level, Robson being the scorer, and following the resumption Lush gave the visitors the lead with a fine drive. Everton continued to force the pace, but it was not until within a few seconds from time that Grenyer put them on level terms. The home defence was good, while Jones and Alford were the pick of the forwards, Jackson and Perry, lately signed on from Bacup, created a good impression, though the former suffered injury early in the game. Leeds were well served all round, Frew, Sherwin, Coates, and Poyntz, doing particularly well.

December 28, 1921. The Liverpool Courier.
There was another sensational finish to the match at Goodison Park yesterday, when Everton Reserves defeated Bolton Wanderers Reserves by 4 goals to 2. Five minutes from time the scores were level, when Everton were awarded a penalty kick. Reid put into goal from McGiveney, a new player on trial, to head into the net, whilst one minute later Grenyer scored from a penalty. The Blues were aggressive in the opening stages and Spencer scored, while Grenyer added a second just before the interval. Bolton improved following the resumption and equalised through Butler and Crewe but only for Everton to win as mentioned previously. Everton were well served by the defence, while in the forward line Alford stood out alone. He received valuable assistance from Grenyer, who was at inside left. McGiveney gave a capital display in his first appearance with the team but Jones and Spencer gave of their best in the initial half, Watson, Kidd, and Butler were seen to best advantage for the Wanderers.

Lancashire Evening Post - Thursday 29 December 1921
Whilst playing billiards, last night, at Bolton, where had been a publican for the last 21 years, Walter Hammond, the old Sheffield United centre forward, who played for the League against Ireland as far back 1894, had a fatal seizure. After leaving Sheffield he played for a time for Leicester Fosse. He was 53 years age, and had enjoyed good health.

Yorkshire Evening Post - Thursday 29 December 1921
Former Footballer Who Played For England
Walter Hammond, an old Sheffield United centre forward, who played for England against Ireland in 1894, died last night, whilst playing billiards at the Astley Bridge Conservations Club, Bolton.  For the past 21 years Hammond had been the licensee of two Bolton hotels.  He was 53 years of age, and had enjoyed good health.  He finished his football career with the Leicester Fosse club. 

December 30, 1921. The Liverpool Courier.
Naturally the Everton directors are highly pleased at the success of the team at Sunderland, and have decided to reply on the same side opposes Bolton Wanderers at the Park to-morrow. Fleetwood will again play centre-half. Tom played a fine game at Sunderland, Brewster having to stand down owing to an injured leg. The half-back line generally did well, and the full side to do duty against the Wanderers is as follows: - Fern, McDonald, and Livingstone, Brown, Fleetwood, and Peacock, Chedgzoy, Fazackerley, Irvine, Wall, and Harrison. The Reserves team to play against Bolton will be: - Salt, Caddick, and Yarwood, McGrea, Leddy, and Garrett, Jones, Spencer, McGivney, Grenyer, and Alford. It will be noticed that Grenyer is again filling the inside left berth.

For the cup-tie against Crystal Palace at Everton on January 7, tickets will be on sale at the office to-morrow. The prices are as follows: - Sharesholders and members' stand, centre of Bullens-road, tip-up seats, numbered and reserved 5s each. The reserved stand tickets 3s each. Two ends of Bullens-road and Paddock, pay at turnstiles 2s each. The whole of the goal double decker reserved, entrance Bullen-road and Goodison road, 3s. The whole of the Goodison road double-decker, reserve and numbered 3s.

Apparently by mistake, somebody took Sam Chedgzoy's overcoat from a Liverpool hotel on Saturday evening prior to the Everton team's departure for Sunderland. The coat contained a silk scarf, A silver cigarette case, a pair of gloves, and an autograph book. This latter is of no value to anybody except Sam, who greatly prizes it. He would be delighted to receive back the autograph book.

December 31, 1921. The Liverpool Courier.
The success of Everton at Sunderland should act as a tonic to both players and supporters –the latter especially. Last week during the game with Manchester City there was a strange silence overchanging that suggested a funeral rather than an exhilarating game of football, and this was not without its effect upon the wearers of the blue jerseys. True, all was not going well with them at the time, but that was all the more reason for giving them a little encouragement. The effect of the latter upon the players was shown in the closing minutes, when a game that to all purposes had been lost to the City was snatched out of the visitors' grasp and in the end left drawn. This afternoon Everton will again be facing Lancashire opponents in Bolton wanderers. Now, seeing the latter, lowered Manchester City's home record, it would appear –strictly on the book –as though Everton are in for a beating. It is, however, not always a good thing to go by the book, and on their Wearside form alone Everton side is certain to be troublesome to Donaldson, Smith, Jack, and Company. Another display like that won at Roker Park will bring in another couple of welcome points: but don't forget, the side needs encouragement. The teams are: - Everton-Fern, McDonald, and Livingstone, Brown, Fleetwood, and Peacock, Chedgzoy, Fazackerley, Irvine, Wall, and Harrison. Bolton Wanderers – Hinton, Howarth, and Jones, Longsworth, Seddon (or Rowley), Jennings, Donaldson, Jack, Roberts, Smith, and Vizard.

December 1921