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January 1 1914. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
Sam Chedgzoy, the Everton player, whose hipbone was fractured has made a splendid recovery from his injury and will return to Liverpool on Saturday, Johnson the other Everton player who broke his leg at old Trafford is going on satisfactory.

January 2 1914. The Liverpool Courier.
The game between Everton and Oldham Athletic had been set apart for the ex-Evertonian Donnachie a former Goodison Park man. The ground was frost-bound and rough, and had been liberally sprinkled with sand, and the going was treacherous and responsible for many mistakes, when it came to a matter of playing close quarters. The Athletic won by two clear goals, but on the chances that came the way of the Evertonians the scored might easily have been reversed. In the first half, especially, the Blues undoubtedly played the better footwork, and generally dictated the proceedings, but when it came to a matter of applying the finishing touch, and much required an extra effort for possession and frittered away their opportunities, and allow the opposing defenders to pip in and clear. They were all round the more polished side, but then opponents' lack of finish was compensated for by an extra fillip at close quarters, and profiting by this the Athletic made better use of their chances, and drove home every advantage that came their way.

With Everton going strongly after the early stages had passed by it came, somewhat as a surprise to find them in arrear at the interval, and yet the home forwards might easily have had a more pronounced lead, for Woodger missed from a flying kick with an open goal and Walters drove over the bar from a penalty kick against Fleetwood. Prior to this Grenyer headed outside from Houston, and Harrison made a couple of fine efforts, but there was no evading the vigilance of Taylor in the home gaol. For quite a lengthy period in the second portion the Everton forwards dominated the game, but the same state of affairs prevailed as previously, and chances went unheeded. The home vanguard however, as frequent intervals after the resumption simply bombarded Fern, the result of irresistible dasher, and from one of these the keeper, after parrying quite a number of hot shots, was at length beaten by Walters, who receiving from Timmon, pounced upon a partial save and obtained the second. No recovery could be made. The closing stages were in Everton; s favour, but their best efforts were neutralised by Taylor, who kept a watchful eye upon his charge

The Everton forwards greatly pleased the Oldham folk by the character of their footwork, and it was unfortunate that they failed to make better use of their opportunities. On the hard ground Parker opened out the game well, but the tactical mistake was made of conlining the play when close quarter were reached. Grenyer especially in the first half adapted himself well, and was often prominent, whilst Jefferis too, was responsible for many neat touches. Harrison was not too well provided, and on the other wing Houston would have distinctly enhanced the value of his footwork in the second portion of the proceedings, had he utilised the presence of his partner more frequently. The half-backs were good providers and defenders, and Simpson made a favourable impression at left back. Thompson also did well, and Fern in goal gave a brilliant display. The Athletic were not a great side, and their victory was somewhat flattering. In goal Taylor showed great resource, and Moffatt, who was called upon to fill the left back position, played a sound defensive game. The halves were a strong line, and the forwards, if not a brilliant combination, were nevertheless on the alert to possible openings, and their dash brought them through successfully. The teams were : - Oldham Athletic: - Taylor, goal, Hodgson, and Moffatt, backs, Dickson, Roberts, and Wilson, half-back, Tummon, Walter, Gee, Woodgar, and Donnachie, forwards. Everton: - fern, goal, Thompson, and Simpson, backs, Harris (Captain), Fleetwood, and Makepeace, half-backs, Houston, Jefferis, Parker, Grenyer, and Harrison, forwards, forwards. Mr. W. Chadwick (Blackburn).

January 2 1914. The Liverpool Courier.
The Reserves forces of Everton and Oldham met at Goodison, yesterday, and considering the big match at Anfield, there was quite a large crowd turned upto witness the encounter. Everton were undoubtedly the better team all through and thoroughly deserved to win by 4 goals to 2. Considering the terrible state of the ground, the bunder's that were made were few. For the home team Mitchell in goal had quite an easy time, while Stevenson at back played a fine forceful game. At the halves were good, and Wareing the pick, while the front line was excellent, the wingmen putting in some fine runs and centres. Broads, in the visitors goal had agreat deal more to do than Mitchell, but he could not be blamed for the shots that passed him. Both halves and forwards combined well together in the open, but with the exception of Forshaw they completely failed to master the good defence set up by Everton. The goals scorers for Everton were Wright (2), Brannick, and Wareing, while Forshaw got through twice for Oldham. Teams : - Everton: - Mitchell, Seeds, and Stevenson, backs, Bradshaw, Wareing, and Roy, half-backs, Beare, Brannick, Wright, Kirby, and Palmer, forwards. Oldham Athletic: - Board, goal, Goodwin, and, Cope, backs, Birks, Pilkington, and Lashbrooks, half-backs, Hampton, Kemp, Forshaw, Yoynson, and Lester, forwards.

January 5, 1914 Manchester Evening News
Father Of Distinguished Family of Footballers
The death occurred at Blackburn last night of Mr. Thomas Chadwick, one of the veteran tradesmen of the town and father of a family which has distinguished itself in Association football. One of his five sons is Edgar Chadwick, the famous international who played for Blackburn, Darwen, Everton, Southampton, and other clubs; another is Alfred Chadwick, who played for Liverpool and Everton and the third son, Walter Chadwick, is well-known as a League Referee. The father took a great interest in football, and was very proud of the distinction which his sons had attained in the sport.

January 6, 1914. The Liverpool Daily Post
The Irish Football Association, at Belfast, last night selected the following team to meet Wales at Wrexham, on Monday, the 19 th inst;- F. McKee (Belfast Celtic), goal; W.G. McConnell (Bohemians) and Craig (Greennock Morton), backs; Harris (Everton), O'Connell (Hull City), and Hamill (Manchester United), half-back; Houston (Everton), Young (Linfield), Gillspie (Sheffield United), Macauley (Preston North End) and Bookman (Bradford City), forwards.

Everton by the Seaside.
Liverpool Evening Express - Tuesday 06 January 1914
Everton are taking matters quietly at Blackpool and the sea air is being enjoyed to the full. The men are as fresh as paint. Houston, who sustained a nasty knock on Saturday, has time to recover, and his absence no doubt Beare will come in. While on the topic of the outside berth, I may mention that a correspondent suggests that Everton might try Palmer at outside right with good results.

Daily Record-Wednesday 7 January 1914
Mr. Tom Watson, the Liverpool club manager, who was at Firhill Park yesterday, had a crack with Jacky Robertson the old Rangers' half-back. When Robertson was a Dumbarton player Mr. Watson was manager of the Sunderland club, and he did his best to get Jacky to join them at Roker Park. The Dumbarton boy preferred to go to Everton, where already located other Dumbarton men in John Bell and John Taylor.

January 7, 1914. The Liverpool Courier.
Everton have already won at Newcastle, and a return match at Goodison Park to-day could result in their winning the double. In any case it is not likely that Everton will have half-a-dozen goals against them as was the case in the corresponding time last season. Newcastle, of course, will be without Lawrence, their trusted goalkeeper, while Everton will be strengthened by the return of Macconnachie at left full back. The only other change in the Everton team will be the inclusion of Wareing in the intermediate line in place of Makepeace. The game is something like the form displayed against Sunderland recently Newcastle will prove hard to beat.

January 5 1914. The Liverpool Courier.
No wonder Newcastle United are now so near the bottom of the table. They are still a side of many talents. They have sturdy backs and halves, and at times their forwards are capable of clever footwork and effective passings, but all this is of little use if not backed up by forceful play, in front of goal. The edge of their attack has become blunted, and their forwards either shoot wide or without force. These facts were strikingly demonstrated in the game with Everton, and the home team were full value for their two goals victory. There was not much to choose between the teams in the first half, but for the greater part of the later stages Everton had much the best of the argument. Both sets of forwards swung the ball about freely and in this respect the Everton players showed a big improvement on their inglorious display at Preston. The pace was never really fast, but neat passing was shown by both sides, especially in the first half, and nothing save the alertness of the respective full-backs prevented the custodian from being called upon more often.

One could not fail to admire the sound work of the home backs. Neither of them made any mistake, and whilst Macconnachie was in good trim his partner Thompson excelled himself. He was over sure in his tackling and kicking, and try as he would Hibbert could never get the better of him. The Newcastle backs were not near so effective. They put in a lot of sterling work, but they made mistakes, which proved costly. They were clearly at fault when Everton secured their first goal after 15 minutes play. They should never have allowed Parker to dash between them, but once having got past the home centre, he scored with a shot, which did not give Wilson much chance of saving. Hibbert made attempts to get through, and he twice shot over the bar. In most of his efforts –and he certainly was most persistent in the early stages –he was never quick enough to elude the backs, and he was repeatedly laid low. Everton obtained their second goal early in the second half. Neat work on the home left led to Grenyer giving Jefferis possession with an unmarked position, and without a moment's hesitancy he steered the ball into the net out of the reach of the keeper. There was one amusing incident in the subsequent play. Wilson the Newcastle keeper, had the ball knocked out of his hands, and he himself was rudely toppled over. He was still lying in a heap outside his goal when the ball went to Harrison and the latter missed a good opening of placing into the toneless goal. Hibbert made one valiant effort to get through, but Thompson proved his undoing and just before the end Wilson placed across the goal, but none of his colleagues were far enough up to put the ball through.

The Everton forwards gave a very creditable display. They played with rare dash, and they were much more incisive in their methods than the visitors. Parker was a most capable and trustful leader. He has greatly improved in speed since his opening display with Everton, and this, together with his natural dash and alertness for openings has had a stimulating effect on the attack generally, Jefferis is playing with much greater confidence than in the earlier games, and on Saturday, he showed great resource and enterprise. Harrison was the best of the wingmen, and he found Grenyer a hard working partner. For the greater part of the second half Houston was scarcely able to kick the ball through a painful injury he received, but he made one fine effort in the first half. He cleverly tricked Hudspeth and shot with great force, but Wilson saved. Reference has already been made to the soundness of the home defence, and the halves were also most reliable. Fleetwood was always a thorn in the side of Hibbert and Harris and Makepeace were hard workers. Hibbert did many smart things in the open for Newcastle, and he and Wilson were at times really clever in their footwork and passing. The line as a whole however, were woefully lacking in penetrative skill. Newcastle were well served by their halves, and both Low and Hay, in addition to fine defensive play, provided many openings for the forwards which were not made the most of. Teams: - Everton: - Fern, goal, Thompson, and Macconnachie (Captain), backs, Harris, Fleetwood, and Makepeace, half-backs, Houston, Jefferis, Parker, Grenyer, and Harrison, forwards. Newcastle United: - J.H. Wilson, goal, McCracken, and Huspeth, backs, Hay, Low, and Finlay, half-backs, Douglas, King, Hibbert, G. Wilson, and Goodall, forwards. Referee H. Swift.

January 5, 1914. The Liverpool Courier.
A 2-1victory at Bury on Saturday following a successful run extending from the middle of November has at length placed Everton Reserves at the head of the Central League table, and on their present form are not likely to be easily ousted from that honour. In the match at Bury Kirby opened the scoring for the Blues but Heap equalised from a penalty for “hands” against Weller. Straight away from the kick off after the interval. Beare raced round the opposition and centred for Brannick to score the winning goal.

Liverpool Evening Express - Tuesday 06 January 1914
Billy Stevenson the popular Everton full back, has become a Benedict. he was married quietly to an Accrington young lady yesterday morning at St. Luke's Church, Goodison Road. The Rev C.H. Williams officiated. Llew Weller was best man.

Everton Player Married.
Liverpool Echo - Tuesday 06 January 1914
By the Way, William Stevenson was married to an Accrington lady at St. Luke's Church, next to the Everton ground. Weller was his best man. I extend to the popular full back hearty, congraultations upon his wedding. He kept his secret well and timed his defence so well that none of the players were present. Stevenson is a good sport and a good player, and I know of no player who has taken his deponsel from the first team in a more sporting spirt. he realises the great game Thompson is playing and is not afraid to say so. An Ex-Evertonian Borthwick who is now at Millwall was married recently to a Liverpool lady. still chatting, let us to sad news of Mr. Tom Chadwick's death at Blackburn. Mr. Chadwick, who was sixty-nine years old was a member of the committee of the Blackburn Olympic the first provincal winners of the Cup. Several of his sons were prominent players. Albert played for Liverpool and Everton, Edgar, the famous international forward, played for many yclubs, including Blackburn Rovers and Everton and Walter is now refereeing.

January 9, 1914. The Liverpool Daily Post
Everton do not select their team to meet Glossop until tonight. All is stated to be progressing satisfactorily at Blackpool, where the players are undergoing special training, these at the seaside bring;- Fern, goal; Macconnachie, Thompson and Simpson, backs; Harris, Fleetwood, Makepeace, Grenyer and Wareing, half-backs; Beare, Houston, Jefferis, Parker, Nuttall, Page, Harrison and Chedgzoy. Mr. Cuff and Mr. Ben Kelly, a director, are in charge. A possible change is hinted at, Houston not having quite recovered from an injury which he appears to have sustained last Saturday. Glossop are in good condition, and will be at full strength. Several players who have been on the injured list or indisposed are now reported fit. Causer will resume in goal, Hampton at full back, and Doncaster at centre. The team will be;- Causer; Hampton, and Cuffe; Montgomery, W. Stapley, and Carney; Turnbull, H. Stapley, Doncaster, Barnett or Clay, and Knight.

January 10, 1914. The Liverpool Daily Post
Everton's opponents are of a different calbre to Barnsley, as they have never made much progress in the tourney; and, in fact, Glossop cannot be a formidable side in any respect. Still, this does not mean that Everton have a very easy thing on hand, for there can be no doubt but that the Derbyshire players will put forth all they know in the endeavour to lower the colours of their notable antagonists, and they have what advantage there is to be gained from the knowledge of the ground upon which the game is to be played. Makepeace comes in at half, instead of Wareing, and the forward line is Beare, Jefferis, Parker, Bradshaw, and Harrison. Glossop will field their best side, and they are confident of making a creditable show.

January 10, 1914. The Liverpool Courier.
The attendance at Glossop, where Everton are due to appear, promise to be one of the easiest of the round. Everton are not likely to be caught hopping, and the Glossop players' are keen, one might have had doubts, about Everton's success in such a game a month all two back, but the team has made a steady start of late. The Blue team was chosen last night, and Beare is playing at the outside right position, Houston not having recovered from his recent injury.

GLOSSOP 2 EVERTON 1 (Fa Cup Game 95)
JANUARY 12, 1914. The Liverpool Courier.
Fa Cup Round One.
Followers of the Everton Club were generally confident of the ability of the players to enter the second round of the all-absorbing Cup competition with a fair amount of ease, so the news of their dismissal from the tourney must have been received in Liverpool with feelings of great disappointing. Of course there can be no question as to the superior cleverness of the footwork of the Everton eleven, but opposed to this were a grit and persistency bordering upon desperation that completely altered the whole complexion of the game. Recognising their lack of the finer touches of play that would avail the most scientific of team, little on such a ground, the Glossop side left nothing undone to prevent their opponents from settling down to a serviceable plan of campaign, and in this matter they succeeded to a very appreciable extent, especially in the second period of the game. There was standing upon ceremony, and but for one or two ugly incidents in which the home team were mainly culpable, there was little that a genuine sportsman could take exception to, and this was depicted a struggle in which go-ahead movements and at high tension, too were opposed to the more stupid methods of class football. Rushing tactics prevailed, and thus Everton's much fancied chances of reaching the later stages of the competition were dashed to the ground in a surprising fashion.

There is absolutely nothing to advance in extenuation of t he failure of the Everton team. They were fully alive to the intricious of the ground regarding slope of the pitch within somewhat limits, also it must have been apparent to them that the heavy nature of the turf, had even at the start, would not kind itself to the adoption of the tactics they pursued almost from first to last. The forwards certainly dominated the earlier stages of the game, but there was not a marksman amongst them when they had the Glossop keeper at their mercy; otherwise they must have scored at least three times in the first quarter of an hour. There was generally an air of overweening confidence about the way in which they tipped and tapped the ball to each other, what time they courted disaster by leaving themselves open to dashing onslaughts by the Glossop halves and backs to such a purpose that they were not allowed to accomplish their object at close quarters. One would have thought that the forwards had profited by their experience at Preston a fortnight ago, when they were operating on a similarly soddened turf. Had the play been opened out the Everton forwards must have put on a crop of goals, as it was they laboured the game, and in addition frittered away chances that should have been accepted, and which would certainly have placed them well beyond the pale of defeat. They managed to score near the interval arrived, following which the home players, knowing the lie of the ground to a nicety kept themselves fully extended, and swept down upon the Everton defences with such a persistency that even they were thrown off their game. The home forwards had but three of four scoring chances at the most, and by taking two of them, prevailed by the odd goal in three.

With the Everton forwards failing to control the game in the second portion, it was only to be expected that the defence could not do themselves full justice. There were several lapses, and two of these had a direct bearing upon the success of the home side. Fern could not be blamed for the defeat. Macconnachie played his customary clever game, and a fine drive from the half-way line all but found its billet, for the keeper had to tip the ball over for a corner to prevent disaster. Thompson's play was not at all convincing, and it was from a half kick by the right back that Glossop opened their scoring through Montgomery. The second point. Too, was engineered from the same quarter, but from the centre the ball should have been cleared ere Fern was tested. Fleetwood held his opposing inside forwards well, but was not so successful in distributing the play, and while Harris was frequently in difficulties with the left-wing pair, Makepeace accomplished his part well, and was the most serviceable of the line. As already indicated, the forwards were the greatest delinquents, and a long time has elsaped since the Everton Club has been so feebly served in this department. It is perfectly clear that Parker is not a successful pivot on heavy ground. Still, he would have been seen the better advantage on Saturday had play on the right wing been of an even ordinary standard. Rarely was a return to the centre forthcoming from this quarter, and Beare has yet to demonstrate that he is an efficient Cup-tie player. Many a pass-out was wasted, and the lack of weight on this wing told its inevitable tale against the robust methods of the Glossop defenders. Bradshaw and Harrison were the only players to do themselves justice, and while the latter put across some fine swinging passes, the distinction of scoring fell to Bradshaw, who defeated Causer with a ground shot into the corner of the net. The outstanding player on the home side was knight at outside left. It was mainly by his cleverness that Glossop secured their victory, and while his confreres stood upon another plane so far as skill was concerned, they were fully alive to possibilities, and supported their comrade with a zeal that one could not fail to admire. Barnet also played well, and was responsible for the winning goal. At half-back Carney quite overwhelmed the Everton right wing pair, while W. Stapley in the centre held up the inside men with much success. The backs bustled about, and if somewhat clumsy played a serviceable game, and Cater gave nothing away in goal. Summing up, Everton having failed to take their chances, defeated themselves. The attendance was close to 5,000, and the gate receipts realised £138. Teams: - Glossop: - Causer, goal, Hampton, and Cuffe backs, Montgomery, W. Stapley, and Carney, half-backs, Turnbull, H. Stapley, Doncaster, Barnet, and Knight, forwards. Everton: - Fern, goal, Thompson, and Macconnachie (Captain), backs, Harris, Fleetwood, and Makepeace, half-backs, Beare, Jefferis, Parker, Bradshaw, and Harrison, forwards.

January 14, 1914. The Liverpool Courier.
With the replayed tie over, the usual big interest will centre in the local “Derby” at Anfield on Saturday. The Liverpool team will most likely depend upon how the men play at Barnsley to-morrow, but the Everton directors at their meeting last evening decided on their team, which shows one alteration from the side beaten at Glossop. The change is an interesting one, for Palmer who is selected to take Beare's place at outside right, has hitherto figured on the extreme wing.

January 19, 1914. The Liverpool Courier.
“Grounds for players” is as sound a maxim as “horses for courses” so far as the Evertonians are concerned, for not since the season 1899 have they yielded the maximum points to their neighbours on the Anfield enclosure. They prevailed as usual on Saturday, and thereby registered their sixth consecutive victory on the ground. It is an astonishing record that probably stands on a plane by itself. It was somewhat unfortunate from a Liverpool point of view that the players had to take the field for so important an event within forty-eight hour's of their exacting experience in the replayed cup-tie with Barnsley. Naturally enough, the team were not in the best condition for providing a spirited exposition of the code such as we have witnessed in the majority of the games between these rivals. Parkinson, Miller, McKinlay, and Pursell were reported as unfit, and stood down, and as matters eventuated, the substitutes were not as successful as was hoped for by supporters of the club. That Everton deserved their victory cannot be disputed, for they demonstrated superiority in their forward line, while in every other department they were equal to their rivals.

The ability of Parkinson to take up his usual position exerused a decidedly weakening influence on the Liverpool attack, for his substitute, Gracie, was woefully weak, and failed altogether to keep the line going with any semblance to cohesion. Seldom was he prepared for the incoming centres, and time out of number, in the first half especially did he dally to such an extent that his confreres were practically left standing still, wondering what the next move would be. There was some really capital wing play thrust to the winds and the presence of a capable pivot in the early portion of the proceedings at any rate might easily have resulted ion placing a different complexion upon the game. Everton's forward play was more evenly distributed, and herein lay their secret of success. Centres from the wings were not wasted, as was the case with Liverpool, and it was from two of these that the pivot laid the foundation to success.

The two periods of the game stood out in marked contrast. Beyond the incidents that led up to Everton scoring their two goals the play during the first half was decidedly on the tame side, and the 40,000 spectators were rendered somewhat subdued. The second portion, however, was productive of much brighter football, interlarded with clever touches of individualism that at times stirred the pulse of the respective supporters to great heights. Everton were unquestionably the more efficient side during the first forty-five, but as Liverpool gradually improved there was little between the contestants during the later stages, when a rousing effort was made by the Anfielders, who were far from being a spent force, to get on level terms with their opponents.

To Parker fell the distriction of scoring both the Everton goals, the first after play had been half an hour in progress, and he scored ere the enthusiasm of the club's supporters had scarcely died down. Palmer in the first place made the opening, and it appeared as though Campbell might have saved the situation as the ball rolled under his body while prone, for the centre to dash up and pilot it into the net. He had no chance with the second, for on Harris putting out to Harrison the latter hooked the ball in and Parker, with a first time drive, left the keeper helpless. Liverpool, two goals behind, opened the second portion in more businesslike fashion, and though the right wing pair were kept busily employed, it would have benefited the side had the left been called more frequently into requisition. However, Metcalf drove past Fern after the keeper had but clumsily dealt with a previous effort, and towards the close there were possibilities of Liverpool drawing level. However, this was denied them, and they were beaten by the odd goal in three.

Coming to the players, and dealing first with the Everton forwards, Parker must be complimented upon the manner in which he distributed the play, and applied the finishing touches to the work of his comrades. Still there was not a finer performer in the line than Jefferis, his skilful feinting and adroit passing being very cleverly executed. Palmer displayed a more than useful turn, of speed after being somewhat inactive during the first portion, but he is certainly not a right winger, as was plainly evidenced when close quarters were reached. Bradshaw was a hardworker without meeting with much success, while Harrison when the ball came his way made good use of its, and many of his placing across to the goal mouth were timed with capital judgement. In the intermediate line Harris was the most successful, and kept the Liverpool left wing pair subdued for the greater portion of the game. Fleetwood was a great stumbling block to the inroads of the Anfielders, though he was not as skilful as usual in providing his colleagues with chances to make headway. Makepeace was up against an effective wing, and though not reaching his usually high standard of efficiency, he nevertheless got through his work in creditable fashion. Further behind Thompson gave a capital display and was more reliable than his skipper, whose clearances were not so accurate as usual, while he was frequently outwitted by the opposing wingers. Fern was not over burdened with work except during the closing stages, but the keeper brought this upon himself by his tendency to hold the ball too long before clearing. He courted disaster by this defect, and it would not have occasioned surprise had he paid the penalty in the last minutes of the game.

As has been indicated, the Liverpool forward play was handicapped for the want of a leader, and it was not until the respective wings went along on their own in turn that there was a semblance of obtaining goals. The outstanding player in the line was Lacey, who suffered little from the Cup-tie exertions, and, with Sheldon, combined to make a powerful right wing. The latter, however, was inclined to overdo his intricate footwork in beating his opposing backs, and when this was discarded, and the ball swung across, better results were in prospect. At the other end of the line Dawson made the most of what came his way, but he was not too well attended to, and his display in the last quarter of an hour showed what might have happened had better support been accorded. Metcalf was not the force he was twelve months ago, but he scored the goal, and thus entranced the value of his presence in the line. The half backs showed district signs of their recent heavy duty, and only Low maintained the capital level, which has lately been identified with the display of the line. Crawford was somewhat fitful, but Longsworth was consistent throughout, and covered Campbell with good judgement. The keeper, who received a great ovation after his recent Cup-tie triumphs, kept his charge with consummate skill, and did much towards saving his side from a more pronounced defeat, especially during the first period, when the Everton forwards at intervals were going strongly at close quarters. Upwards of 40,000 spectators witnessed the game, the receipts of which realised £1,440. Teams: - Liverpool: - Campbell, goal, Longsworth, and Crawford, backs, Fairford, Low, and Ferguson, half-backs, Sheldon, Lacey, Gracie, Melcafe, and Dawson, forwards. Everton: - Fern, goal, Thompson, and Macconnachie (Captain), backs, Harris, Fleetwood, and Makepeace, half-backs, Palmer, Jefferis, Parker, Bradshaw, and Harrison, forwards. Referee A. Pellowe.

January 19, 1914. The Liverpool Courier.
Everton's prospects of attending the League Championship are extremely rosy at present, and they made another advance by defeating their keenest rival's Stalybridge, by three goals to two. It was a very exciting match, the issue hanging in the balance until the cessation of hostilities. The Blues were first to get into their stride, and the game had only been in progress five minutes when Wright converted a fine centre from Beare. After this early reverse, Stalybridge made matters particularly lively for the home defence, and before the interval they scored twice through Wright and Mosley. Everton went off with a rush from the restart, and Wright again scored, and in the closing stages of the game Beare crowned a brilliant individual effort with an equally brilliant goal, which decided the issue in Everton's favour. The visitors possess a very fine team, and with a bit of luck might easily have returned with at least one point. Beare was the main factor in Everton's victory, his footwork and centres being quite the feature of the match . Everton: - Mitchell, goal, Stevenson, and Weller backs Challinor, Wareing, and Roy, half-backs, Brown, Brannick, Wright, Grenyer, and Beare, forwards. Stalybridge Celtic: - Mathers, goal, Baron, and Brooks, backs, Pearson, Ducksworth, and Lockett, half-backs, Wilkinson, Bacon, Mosley, Cail, and Wright, forwards.

January 20 1914 The Liverpool Courier.
Ireland gain their 12 victory over Wales at Wrexham yesterday, however after about an hour's play Val Harris the clever Everton half back fell and twisted his ankle, and the hurt was rendered more serious by an opponent stepping on him.

January 22, 1914. The Liverpool Courier.
The Everton directors held a meeting last evening, but the team to meet Aston Villa at Goodison Park was not selected, and it is understood that the composition of the side will not be known until just before the match. This state of affairs is, no doubt, the outcome of the regrettable accident which Harris received while assisting his country against Wales at Wrexham on Monday, and the awkwardness of the task set the directors to fill the right half back position can be easily imaged.

January 24, 1914. The Liverpool Football Echo
Joe Clennell, inside left for Blackburn Rovers, and formerly of Blackpool, was transferred to Everton last night and he will appear at Goodison park to-day against Aston Villa. Clennell, who has been at Blackburn Rovers for two seasons, has not gained a regular place in the Rovers first team this season, owing to brilliance of Latheron, but he has done fine work for the Reserves. He is the leading scorer in the Central League, and has twenty-five goals to his credit. Clennell went to the Rovers at the beginning of the 1911-12 season, and in initial appreance's he scored nine League goals. He is a native of New Silkworth, and stands 5ft 5 ansd half ins, weights 11 st 4 lbs. The transfer fee is not divulged, but it is sure to be a good one. Clennell's few appearances in the first team this season have been as centre forward, but he does not care much for this position. His play is clearly more suited for an outside post, than as leader. The transfer has come as a great surprise to Blackburn supporters for although he has stood down from the premier eleven, it was never thought the Rovers would part with him. He is a popular player, a magnificent fine shot, and an opportunist. He suffered a mishap in the first match of last season with Sheffield Wednesday by displacing a cartilage in his right knee, and did not reappear in the team until March and he then played in the Reserves until the end of the season. Clennell has probably set up a record in Central League football this season by his great goal scoring feats for the Reserves. Record, Burslem Port Vale, away no goal, Burnley, Home two goals, against Crewe at home five goals, against Stockport, away one goal, against Bury at home three goals, against Rochdale at home no goals, against Everton away, one goal, against Bolton at home one goal, against Rochdale away one goal, against Blackpool away one goal, against Oldham at home and Barnsley away, no goals, against Preston away three goals, against Preston at home, no goals, against Liverpool at home, two goals, against Burnley away no goals, against Stockport at home four goals, total 24 goals.

Sheffield Independent - Saturday 24 January 1914
Considerable surprise was caused Blackburn yesterday the annodncment that Joseph Clennel, of the Blackburn Hovers’ team, and formerly of Blackpool, had been transferred to Everton, for whom he will play to-day. He joined the Hovers in 1911, but has not been a regular member their first team. In the Central League matches this season he has already scored goals.

January 24 1914. The Liverpool Courier.
It has been stated that Hampton, the Aston Villa centre forward, has predicted that the team that bears the Villa in the Cup competition will win the cup. That is a proud boast, but if their last two performances are taken as a criterion it is not too much to say that the present Cupholders are as likely to win the trophy again this year as any other team in the country. They certainly made short work of Everton in the second half of the game at Goodison, on Saturday, and their manner of doing it was most convincing. The three goals they obtained in the later stages were not so much the result of any one particular style of play, but rather due to free, open methods and a precision in front of goal which was bound to carry success. It was just the sort of play that wins Cup-ties, and incidentally it was the best exhibition given at Goodison this season. The Everton halves and backs were completely overwhelmed by the series of raids which came from the Villa forwards in the closing stages. They were electrifying efforts, and the speed and incisiveness with which they were executed made the Everton defenders look exceedingly small fry. There may be those who dislike the robust methods of Hampton, but there is no denying his great worth as a centre forward. He knows no fear himself, but his methods never fail to put fear into the hearts of his defenders. He gets as many hard knocks as anyone, and on Saturday he was put out of action at least three times, but he never failed to come up smiling and not a whit the wiser for his painful experience.

Everton's prime weakness lay in their defence. There was some excuse for Thompson for he received an injury to the knee midway through the first half, which considerably lessened his activities in the later stages. But even with this handicap he was always more reliable than Macconnachie. Both Makepeace and Macconnachie crumled up badly towards the end, and Wallace and Stephenson simply ran rings round them. It was really the complete failure of the home defenders to hold the Villa right wing, which led to all three of the visitors' goals in the second half. Stephenson scored twice from his partner's centres, and Fern could not be blamed for not saving either of them. The Everton keeper made many fine clearances, and he saved twice in succession from Wallace before the winger scored with a shot which cannoned off Fleetwood into the net. Wareing, at centre half was also not equal to the work that fell top his lot, and although Fleetwood worked hard he repeatedly found himself out-maneuvered by the Villa left wing. The visitors' fine rally in the later stages reminded one forcibly of the Villa in their best days. The respective wings worked together with complete harmony, and with great dash and speed, but above all the three inside men were sharpshooters of the first order. Harrop was a very capable centre half, and he showed matured judgement in the feeding of his forwards with low passes of the required pace. Leach worked hard, but Barber was no match for the Everton leftwing in the early stages.

The outstanding incident of the game was when Clennell, with practically his first kick with his new club, converted a centre from Palmer. This goal came two minutes after the start, and there could be no question that up to the interval Everton more than held their own. The game was in striking contrast to previous displays at Goodison, inasmuch as there was quite an abundance of incident in front of the respective goals. This was in part due to the liveliness of the forwards, and also to the shortcomings of the backs. The Villa backs were far from reliable during this period, and Barber and Lyons proved quite incapable of holding Harrison. The left winger, who received many clever passes from his new partner, Clennell made a succession of clever sprints, and the pity of it was that his well-placed centres were not utilised to better advantage. It only the Everton inside forwards had made the most of their chances in front of goal in the first half, they would have crossed over with a substantial lead. Several centres were badly missed, and many shots, were sent wide. Parker did get in several strong drives, but they were never such as to beat a custodian of the greatest prowess of Hardy, who was seen in his top form. It was just before the interval that the Villa equalised. Fern stopped a hot shot from Stephenson, but had failed to get the ball away when Hampton rushed it through. Palmer was not a success at outside right, Hampton being far more resourceful on the opposite wing, and it was a pity that the left winger was not given more opportunities in the second half. Parker was a pushful centre-forward, but after allowing easy chances to slip by in the early stages, he found the Villa backs much more difficult to beat in the second half. Clennell is on the small side, but he is not without skill, and apart from the goal he scored, he gave Hardy several warm shots to stop. Everton: - Fern, goal, Thompson, and Macconnachie (Captain), backs, Fleetwood, Wareing, and Makepeace, half-backs, Palmer, Jefferis, Parker, Clennell, and Harrison, forwards. Aston Villa: - Hardy, goal, Lyons, and Weston, backs, Barber, Harrop, and Leach, half-backs, Wallace, Stephenson, Hampton, Bache, and Edgley, forwards.

January 26, 1914. The Liverpool Courier.
Everton Reserves greatly improved their prospects of securing the championship by reason of a 1-0 victory at Southport. The Centre put up a good fight, and they only goal was scored by Grenyer in the second half. Everton: - Mitchell, goal, Stevenson, and Weller, backs, Challinor, Kirby, and Roy, half-backs, W.B. Brown, Brannick, Wright, Grenyer, and Beare, forwards.

January 28, 1914. The Liverpool Courier.
With little counter-attraction in the Metropolitan area, there is sure to be a big crowd at the Arsenal's new home at Highbury, where Everton, who will have Houston back one more at Outside right, will be represented by the following strong eleven: - Fern, Thompson, Macconnachie, Challinor, Fleetwood, Grenyer, Houston, Jeffreris, Parker, Clennell, and Harrison.

Portsmouth Evening News - Friday 30 January 1914
Leicester Fosse have been on the look out for a young full back of promise, and they now signed on Angus Leed, who hails from Seaham Harbour. Aged 20, he stands 5ft 10in and weighs 12st 8lb. He has laterly been tried with Everton Reserves, doing fairly well in Central League games.


January 1914