Everton Independent Research Data



June 1 1933. Liverpool Post and Mercury

Everton Held To A Draw.

Cup Winners Rally In Second Half.

From A Special Corespondent, Copenhagen, Wednesday.

Only in the closing minutes did Everton manage to avoid defeat at the hands of a strong Danish combination this evening. The Danes were leading 2-1 when Turner equalised with only three minutes remaining for play. The Danes played excellent football and fully merited their one goal lead at half-time. It was a battle of defences in the opening stages, but after some fine midfield work by the Danish forwards the centre forward, Jorgensen, scored with a fine shot after 24 minutes. Everton played up strongly, but try as they might they could not get on level terms before the interval. In the second half Everton showed something like their best form. Their forwards, however, found the Danish defence very sound. Playing well together, the Danes made several fine yards, and it was from one of these that Hensen, the inside-right, put the home side further ahead. With defeat staring them in the face Everton attacked desperately, and Dean snapping up a pass from Gee, went between the backs and scored. Everton pressed hotly, and a fine header from Dean to Turner resulted in the latter scoring the equaliser. The crowd of 25,000 must have been very pleased with the showing of their team for Everton were made to fight harder than at any time during their tour. Everton: - Sagar, goal; Cook, and Cresswell, backs; Britton, Gee, and Thomson, half-backs; Stein, Dunn, Dean (captain), Johnson and Turner, forwards.



June 1 1933. Evening Express.

Last Minute Goal Saves Tour Record.

Copenhagen, Today.

Three Minutes to go and the score 2-1 against them –that was what Everton were up against in their match with a strong Danish combination at Copenhagen. Then George Turner, Everton's reserve outside-left, came to the rescue with a brilliant goal. The cherished unbeaten record of the F.A. Cup winners was saved –the result was a draw of 2-2. It was typical of Turner to pull the game out of the fire in this fashion and so enable the Blues to return home with this match record: -

P5 W4 L0 D1 For 26 A9

Turner has earned the distinction of being the top scorer of the tour. He scored no fewer than nine goals. Dean scored seven goals. The Danish team were not favoured by any lucky scoring chances in this latest game. They fought hard for every opening, and when they got them, made the best possible use of them. It was not until they were two goals in arrears in the second half that Everton really got going in their beat English style. The Britton and Stein were seen to advantage, while Dean proceeded to gave the Danish backs a harassing time. Jorgensen and Hansen gave the Danes a two-goal lead, but then Everton pressed hotly in an effort to avoid defeat. After several rousing attacks it was surprising when Dean, snapping up a pass from Gee, slipped between the two backs and scored. This success urged the Englishmen to greater efforts, and only three minutes remained for play when turner the outside left, picked up the a header from Dean and shot from short range to level the scores and save the game. There was an attendance of 25,000.



June 1 1933. Liverpool Echo

Cliff Britton writes: -

By “Bee.”

Last evening we played our fourth match of our tour, and as you will see by the result (which was 3-2), it was the nearest we have been to defeat on the tour. We had several thunder storms during the day, and just before the match we had a very heavy downpour, so that when we turned out large pools of water could be seen all over the ground. We played in our Wembley shirts, the other side playing in blue. At the kick off the attendance was not near so good as on Friday, the rain no doubt being the cause. We had three changes from the team on Friday. Bill Bocking in place of Warney Cresswell, Johnny McGourty had been moved over to inside left in place of Tommy Johnson, and Jimmy Dunn was back at inside right. Copenhagen started the game with a move towards our goal, but the ball was soon back in their own half from one of Willie Cooks strong kicks. As in the other matches, both teams were playing well in midfield, but when it came to the finishing touch, things did not seen to go so well. The conditions were not ideal for good ball control, the ball being wet through and the surface of the pitch like grease. After nineteen minutes Dixie scored our first goal from a partly stopped shot. Then we began to attack strongly, with the other side breaking away now and them, and from one of these breakaways they got an equalising goal. It was a good move. The centre half got the ball passed it to the outside left, who took it on a few yards before he centred well over for the outside right to run and crash it into the net with his left foot the time being thirty minutes after the start. After this the play was fairly open, but just before half-time we took the lead again. George Turner running in from the wing to take a through pass from Jimmy Dunn took it on a few yards, and then placed it in the far corner of the net, well out of the goalkeeper's reach; and that about ended the first half the score being 2-1. After the usual piece of lunch (continues Britton) we started the second half, attacking their goal right away, and we keep at it for quite a while, doing almost anything but score. The game had been on about 20 minutes when Copenhagen broke away to get their second goal to make the scores level once again, their inside right being the scorer from close in. After this we did not have things all our own way; the second goal had given them a chance to win, and they were all out to try and do it. Jock Thomson was going well in for the corner now, and from one of Jimmy Stein's he was just inches wide of the post. About ten minutes from the end Jimmy Dunn got what we had been waiting for. Getting the ball just on the edge of the penalty area beat the goalkeeper with a good left foot drive, making the score 3-2. Now we were well on the attack again, and went very near to scoring again before the final whistle went. The Copenhagen team we played in this match was supposed to have been the easiest game of the tour, but, like all these early games, they put up a harder fight than the recognised good teams. The team was made up of the young players of Copenhagen, the ones who are coming on to take the place of the older members in the recognised Copenhagen team when they drop out. By the show this team put up, the Copenhagen officials will have no cause to worry bout men to take the place of the senior team, as every man in last evening's team played well. They seemed to be quicker on the ball and to have more spirit than the senior side. The general opinion of the watching members of our party was that they had not seen a much better First division match than the one seen here last evening. The gate was round about 8,000.



June 2 1933. Evening Express.

Cup Winners' Tribute on Derby Success.

By the Pilot.

“The Everton players heartily congratulate you on your success.” This cablegram was sent by Dixie dean, the Everton captain, to Lord Derby from Copenhagen immediately the result of Hyperion's Derby success was received by the team. This news is contained in a further letter from a member of the touring party who has kept The Evening Express readers fully informed of the happenings of Everton while on tour and who has always been “first” with the news.” “Our final match against Copenhegan was a really stern affair, he writes, “and though we were rather disappointed that for once victory eluded us, there is no one in the party who is not quite satisfied with the result –2-2. The Danes played fine football. They developed their raids cleverly and carried them out at a tremendous speed. They gained a two-goals lead, and matters looked bad for us. “Still the boys pulled together, and Dixie and George Turner managed to get goals to save the day. The last goal was scored near time and the excitement was intense. “There is no doubt but that Everton have created a fine impression here. The Danes have been loud in their praises of our play, and I do not think they will readily forget us. “We have always tried to play real football –football that could teach them something –and though we naturally tired a bit towards the end we managed to keep up our reputation. “Our team in this match was Sagar; Cook, Cresswell; Britton, Gee, Thomson; Stein, Dunn, Dean Johnson, Turner. “We have had a nice taste of golf, and in a needle match Dixie and Warney Cresswell beat Mr. Jack Sharp and Dr. Cecil Baxter. We had some fun watching it too. The tourists are due to arrive in London this evening, and they reach Liverpool tomorrow afternoon.


Dundee Evening Telegraph -Thursday 8 June 1933

Brentford to-day secured the transfer from Everton of Joseph M'Clure, a half-back. M'Clure joined Everton from Workington after having season in Canada four years ago. Two seasons ago he toured Canada with the F.A. team. Five feet nine inches, he Weighs list. 4 lb. and has made many first-team appearances for Everton.

McClure for Brentford

Lancashire Evening Post, Thursday 8 June 1933

J. McClure, the Everton half-back, was to-day transferred to Brentford. McClure joined Everton from Workington, after spending two seasons in Canada, four years ago. Two seasons back he toured Canada with the F.A. team. He had made many first team appearances for Everton.


June 8 1933. Liverpool Post and Mercury

Everton the winners of the FA cup made a profit on the year's work of £2,172 and the amount carried forward to next year is £59,671. The annual meeting of the company will be held to-morrow week at 7-30pm at the Law Association-rooms, Cook Street .The income from gate receipts amounted to £48,112 against £54,328 the previous year, while proceeds of matches play away amounted to £10,595 compared with £4,977 the previous year. The cup wins being the mean course of the difference. The total income, from matches was £58,707 compared with £59,305 in 1932, it will be noted that there is a drop in the home gate receipts of about £6,000. Players wages and transfers fee totaled £19,942 and it should be noted that a large sum was explained on the transfer of Geldard and Cook during the season. Gate division to visitors absorbed £9,429, while entertainment tax amount to £3,151.


The Accounts

1932 Expenditure May 6 1933


£13, 457 os od To Players wages and transfer fees etc £19, 942 0s 0d

£03,601 10s 0d Players benefits, medical fees players £01,765 0s 0d

£00,531 12s 0d Accident Expenses £00, 574 9s 10d

£07,911 11s 0d Gate Division to Visitors £00, 574 9s 10d

£03,354 16s 0d Travelling Expenses £04,241 6s 11d

£00,360 10s 2d Advertising, Billpost printing and Stationary £00,424, 5s 3d

£01,462 6s 4d Gate Expenses Checkers, Training expenses, and Trainer £11,833 2s 8d

£03,170 8s 6d Wages, National Health and Unemployment interest £02,369 9s 10d

£00,174 12s 0d Insurance's, Interest Rates, Taxes, Lighting Telephone £00,191 5s 7d

£02,934 3s 0d Entertainment Taxs £04,532 19s 5d

£08,969 0s 2d Office Expenses Salary's £08,151 0s 2d

£01,073 9s 4d Postage's etc, Banks Interest Commissions £01,309 13s 4d

£00,228 5s 0d Clothing materials and Stores £00,082 5s 6d

£00,407 5s 9d League Percentages Subscriptions Contributions. £00,401 3s 0d

£00,729 3s 0d Tributions £00,635 5s 3d

£00,079 10s 9d Law Cost and Accountancy charges. £00,073 5s 2d


£50,106 18s 6d Balance to Profits and Loss Accounts £57,545 3s 3d


£10166 8s 7d £02,177 17s 0d

£60,166 7s 1d £59,718 0s 3d




• May 6 1933

£54,328 6s 8d By gate Receipts, proceeds of matches £43,112 8s 0d

£04,977 2s 2d Played Away etc £10,595 6s 9d

£59,308 8s 10d £58,707 14s 9d

£00,550 7s 6d Season's Tickets £00,613 7s 6d

£00,029 2s 0d Advertising, Contractors for Programmes £00,029 2s 0d

Boarding and Refreshments

£00,001 17s 6d Shared Transfer fees £00,000 17s 6d

£00,124 11s 3d Rents from Subtenants, Banks Interest £00,104 18s 6d


£60,273 7s 1d £59,718 0s 3d


Profits and Loss Accounts

For Year Ending May 6 1933

1932 May 6 1933

to Dividends declared 17 th June 1932 at 7 ½ percent, annual less income tax

£00,113 4s 4d £00,109 10s 11d

£02,424 2s 4d To Depreciation now written off Stands, etc £02,176 9s 7d

£02,537 6s 8d £02,286 0s 6d

£58,815 6s 6d To Balance carried forward £39,780 1s 4d

£61,352 13s 2d £62,066 15s 1d


£50,147 7s 8d By surplus at May 7 1932 as per certified account £00,923 7s 2d

£00,911 12s 5d by Income from property, by interest from investment £00,923 7s 2d

£00,125 0s 0d War Loans £125,00 consolidated.

£00,003 4s 6d Loans £3, 4s 6d

By Bonus on Conversion of War loans £128 4s 6d

£025 17s 0d

£10,166 8s 7d By amount of increase to excess of expenditure £02,172 17s 0d



Nominal capital £2,500 in £2,500 shares of £1 each…£2.500 os od.

Issue capital 2210 shares issued and allotted on which 15/-per share has been called and paid up £1,657 10s 5d. 290 bonus shares issued and allotted to old members £290-s-od. Total 2500.

Sundry creditors £1,947 10s 0d, unclaimed dividends £3,059 0s 3d. balance to credit of profit and loss accounts £164 4s 9d, total 59,780 1s 4d.


Freehold land including force holds messluges No 2 to 48, Gwladys street No 4 to 32, and 1 to 23, Goodison Avenue 2 to 10, Goodison-road 207 to 209 and 221 to 223 Walton Lane at cost …Stands boarding and erection etc, at Goodison Park at cost less depreciation as a 7 may 1932. £21,468 10s 7d less amount now written off for depreciation £21,176 9s 7d. £19,082 2s 5d. Sundry debtors as valued by the directors £6,872 15s 1d, Sundry, desposits £20,15s 0d. Midland Banks Ltd dividend accounts £164 4s 9d. General accounts £8,301 16s 4d. Total £8,460 1s 1d. Investment 2.500, at 3 ½ per cent War loan at cost £2,237 os od, 4 per cent consolidated loan at cost £80,153, cash in hands £2,455 15s 3d, total £54, os 9d and £64, 951 9s 7d.


June 9 1933. Liverpool Post and Mercury

Everton have transferred J. McClure, their half-back to Brentford, McClure though not a regular member of Everton's first team, has made many appearances for the league team. A few seasons ago he toured Canada with the football Association team. Strongly built he is rebust player, who is equally at home on the wing and centre-half position.



June 17 1933. Liverpool Post and Mercury

Congratulatory reference to the financial stability and the playing succeeded of the Everton were made at the annual meeting of shareholders last evening at the law association rooms, Liverpool. The chairman (Mr. W.C Cuff), reviewing the accounts, explained that the increase of 6,000 in players wages and transfers fee was due to the fact that the year between last, the club received a considerable sum for the transfer of players, one player in particular-while during the past, season they expended nones in securing two players of note. Geldard and Cook. He did not think anyone would quibble with the investments made in regard to those two players. Cook had demonstrated the director's good judgment in finding so capable a substitute for-their full back Williams, when the latter was injured and in finding him before the extent of William's injury become known to the football world.'' You know what valuable service cook rendered us in the english cup-ties'' added the chairman, gate receipts, he went on were down by about £6,000. The reason was that in 1931-32 the club was running well in the championship and the gates were very good, since then track depression had to be reckoned with. The away ‘' receipts were up £10,595, as against about £5,000 one of the away matches was the final tie, and Everton took some £5,000 as it's share of the proceed, so they would recognize how the difference was accounted for the balance sheets. Disclosed a healthy condition their surplus assets offer the discharge off all liabilities were in the neighborhood of 59,000. The club compared favorably with only other in the county in having a fairly luxurious place of abode which was kept in perfect condition in this connection the chairman acknowledged the services of Mr. Harvey banks (director). The chairman said he and his directors felt it, was something of a tragedy, when four years ago he had to report that the club had been relegated to the second division for the first time. But the directors did not wilt, under the disaster, the club won the championship of the second division and more important regained the first division in the following year. They won the championship of the first division and in the season just ended had became the proud winners of the FA challenge cup, so that they had three very successful season's, and ion six years had won three championships the cup and the Charity Shield. Not a bad record (hear hear). None of these successes, would have been possible but for the loyalty, determination, and the consummate ability of their players and staff.

They made a magnificent response to the appeal, which the board made to them four years ago to rehabilitate the club. Their players had thoroughly earned all the honours that had come to them, and the directors and he was sure the shareholders too, were proud of them. Mr. A Coffey second the adoption of the annual report (proposed by the chairman) and the resolution was carried. It was decided to pay a dividend of seven and half per cent, less income tax, messier A Coffey, W.C. Cuff, J Sharp were re-elected directors. The chairman thanked the shareholders for raising no opposition to the re-election of himself and colleagues. He went on to say that he had been connected with the club since 1895, as secretary and as director, during than thirty-eight years, he had known of Everton matches which had been lost not on the field, in the board room. He could recall, the time when cliquish was rampant on the board, and when it influenced the team, and brought disaster on the field. He was glad to say, however that during the twelve years of his chairmanship-and before that time, cliquish on the board had been unknown (hear hear). there had of course, been differences of opinion in matters of detail but the board had been as one man in regard to policy. The policy of the club, had been to present at Goodison Park, and elsewhere association football in its most scientific and most attractive form. They had always set their faces against players who wanted to gain position by brute force rather than by liability (hear hear). A vote of thanks to the directors and staff was passed on the motion of Mr. RW Williams seconded by T burke. On the motion of Mr. Carruthers (shareholder) at was decided to invite all, shareholders to subscribe to a testimonial to Mr. Cuff in recognition of, his services to the club, a testimonial committee was appointed. It was announced that following players had been secured on for season 1933-34, goalkeepers, Sager, Coggins, full backs, Cook, Cresswell Williams, Bocking Common, Jackson, Jones, half-backs Britton, White, Thomson, Gee, Clark, Archer, Mercer, Griffiths, Watson (tg), forwards Geldard, Critchley, Dunn, Dean, Johnson, Stein,. McGourty, Turner, Webster, Cunliffe, Birtley, Stevens, Leyfield, Watson (jg)



June 17 1933. Evening Express.

The Shareholders of the Everton Football club have decided to open a subscription fund in order to make a presentation to the chairman Mr. W. C. Cuff, in recognition of his 48 years service to the club. This was decided at the 54 th annual meeting of the club last night when accounts showing a profit on last season's working of £2,172 were passed. The retiring directors –Messrs W.C. Cuff, A. Coffey and J. Sharp –were reelected with opposition. Returning thanks Mr. Cuff said: “Except for two and a half years, between 1918 ands 1921, I have been connected with Everton in an official way since 1895 –38 years. During that period I have witnessed many ups and downs. “There have been occasions –not many I admit –when matches have not been lost on the field, but in the board room –times when “clique-ism” was rampant on the board. “There were generally two sides, if not more, and if one section of the board wanted to do something, it was the signal for the other section to see that it was not done, no matter what it meant to the Everton club.

United on Policy.

“However, I can speak for the directors of the last 12 years, during which I have been chairman, and I feel it my duty to say that for all those years “cliqueism” on this board has been an unknown factor. “Differences of opinion do and must occur on matters of detail, but the directors have invariably been as one mind regarding the policy of the club, which has been to present, at Goodison Park, and elsewhere. Association football in its most scientific and attractive form. We abhor brute force, and do not want that type of player. “I think the policy has been a paying one, and I think my fellow directors for their loyalty to me.” In moving the adoption of the report and balance-sheet, Mr. Cuff explained that the difference of £6,000 on players wages and transfer fees was due to the fact that while in 1931-32 the club transferred several players, one at a big figure –last season they brought Cook and Geldard. “I do not think anyone will quibble with those investments” said Mr. Cuff. “Our gate receipts are down about £6,000 this being due to the fact that last season we were not running for the championship as in the previous seasons when there was sustained interest.

Players Worth £40,000.

“The assets of the club are placed at £59,000 but these do not include the transfer values of the players and I do not think £40,000 would be an excessive estimate of their worth, which would bring our assets up to nearly £100,000. Mr. Cuff also referred to the ground assets –stands, etc –and paid a tribute to the excellent work done by Mr. H. Banks, the chairman of the Ground Committee. He recalled that four years ago, when Everton were relegated the directors pledged themselves to regain their lost position. They had succeeded so well that in six years the club has won three championships, the F.A. Cup and the F.A. Charity Shield. He refereed to the loyalty, spirit determination and consummate effort the players to whom no praise was high. The players had responded magnificently to the urges of the board/. The meeting declared the maximum divided of 7 ½ per cent, and auditors Messrs T. Thoe Rogers Bowler and Co, were re-elected. Mr. T. H. McIntosh, secretary when expressed appreciation of the thanks passed to members of the club and said the following 32 players had been signed for next season:- , goalkeepers, Sager, Coggins, full backs, Cook, Cresswell Williams, Bocking Common, Jackson, Jones, half-backs Britton, White, Thomson, Gee, Clark, Archer, Mercer, Griffiths, Watson (tg), forwards Geldard, Critchley, Dunn, Dean, Johnson, Stein,. McGourty, Turner, Webster, Cunliffe, Birtley, Stevens, Leyfield, Watson (jg).






June 1933