Everton Independent Research Data


Ruddy McDonald and Jack Lee
Lancashire Evening Post - Tuesday 01 July 1902
The followers of the Tranmere Rovers Football Club will miss two of their favourities from their team next season. Ruddy McDonald, the smart outside right, and Jack Lee the left back have caugh the eye of the Everton directorate, and will be seen at Goodison Park next season. The Everton Football Club are desirious of securing promising local players, and a number of good juniors will receive trials during August.

Gray of Everton
Dundee Evening Post-Wednesday 9 July 1902
Patrick Thistle have just signed Gray, of Everton. He was certainly "Booked" for the Meadowside team a short time ago, but it was only on Saturday that the form was signed. The Thistle mean to make a good show in the first Division next season.

H. Singleton
Lincolnshire Echo - Friday 11 July 1902
Grimsby Town Football Club are leaving no stone unturned to secure good outside left for next reason, and they have already signed two players who have filled the position with credit to themselves and the clubs with which they have been engaged. The first of these H. Singleton, of Everton, who signed last Friday. He played last season with Everton Reserve, but figured several occasions in the first team. He is 5ft. 9 inches in height, and weights 11st

Athletic News - Monday 14 July 1902
The Everton trainer, Elliott appealed in the matter of his suspension for illegally approaching a player.  It transpired that he was in poor circumstances owing to the illness of his wife, and it is decided to allow him half his wages during his term of suspension. 

Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Saturday 19 July 1902
Grimsby Town F.C, have signed on Peter Paterson, a well-known forward, who hailling from the vicinity of Glasgow, played last season for Everton.

July 22, 1902. Lincolnshire Chronicle
Still another forward has been secured by Grimsby in the person of Peter Paterson, who last year played for Everton.

Nottingham Evening Post - Friday 25 July 1902
Negotiations, have been pending for the past two or three weeks for the transfer of Bert Sharp from Everton to Bristol City, have been broken off. Sharp, who at present fulfilling a cricketing engagement at Leyland, played full-back last season for Everton, and a brother of Jack Sharp, the Lancashire cricketer and Everton's right wing player. He was placed on the transfer list at the end of last season, and on being approached by Bristol, the Liverpool club asked £100 for his transfer, afterwards reducing it to £75. The southern club, however, would only give £50, and Everton refused to "come these terms" Bristol have this week signed another back place of Sharp.

July 1902