Everton Independent Research Data


MAY 1, 1943. The Liverpool Echo
Tranmere Rovers;- Threfall, goal; Anderson and Milburn (Leeds), backs; Hill (Everton), Studdart (Plymouth) and Gibbons, half-backs; Hodgson, Lamb, Bridges, Glidden, and Evans, forwards. Everton:- Burnett, goal; Jackson and Greenhalgh, backs; Bentham, Humphreys, and Jones (J.E.), half-backs; W. Lowe, Mutch (Preston), McIntosh (Preston), Stevenson, G. Makin, forwards. Referee; Mr. Cunningham. The Rovers introduced two guest artists in Milburn, the Leeds full back, and Studdart, the Plymouth player, who has recently been assisting Wrexham. Everton also had a guest in McIntosh, the Chester and Preston forward. Twice in quick succession Burnett had to advance from his goal to pick up stray balls, and then he showed a very safe pair of hands in fielding a high corner kick from Evans. Everton in their time had two raids tried to advance on the right, but each time Milburn stayed the progress of Mutch and Lowe before they could get within striking distance. In another attack imitated by Stevenson, Makin had an opening but, shooting hurriedly from close in, he sent the ball soaring over the bar. Passes sis not find their intended mark and promising moves broke down unexpectedly. The Rovers were definitely on top for the major part, and while much of their shooting was indifferent –sufficient shots were got in to bring out the best in Burnett. Bridges on one occasion did get the ball in the net, but the whistle had already gone for offside. At the 37th minute Burnett in dealing with a centre by Hill, conceded a corner on the right, and from this Lamb headed the ball over to the far side of the goal for Bridges to head into the net, and gave the Rovers a well-deserved lead. Three minutes before the interval, Jones got Makin away, and from his centre McIntosh with a first time drive, defeated Threfall from close in.
Half-time; Tranmere Rovers 1, Everton 1.
Exchanges were more even on the resumption. Stevenson got through cleverly and his lob passed Trelfall who had advanced, but the ball travelled wide of the gapping goal. One of the best Everton shots came from Mutch, his rising drive being cleverly put over by Threfall.

May 3, 1943. The Liverpool Daily Post
Tranmere Rovers 1, Everton 1
Tranmere and Everton Draw
The game at Prenton Park provided excellent entertainment for a crowd of 2,500, and Everton were flattered in finishing on level terms. Despite the fact that the Rovers had a “scratch” attack, which included two regular half-backs in Glidden and Hodgson they were the more aggressive side, and it needed all the resource and energy of a sound Everton defence to keep their tally of goals down to a single. Well as Humphreys, Jackson, and Greenhalgh played, however, they could not beat of all the home attacks, and it was mainly due to the brilliant work of Burnett in goal that the Rovers failed to establish a winning margin before the interval. The Everton forwards despite the artistry and clever scheming of Stevenson and Mutch, were seldom able to get –within striking distance and this was indeed a tribute to the dour defensive display of Milburn (J.) the Leeds United back, who never put a foot wrong the game through. Studdart of Plymouth and Wrexham another “guest” doing duty for the first time for the Rovers, also impressed, and it was his firm grip in the middle that mainly accounted for Threlfall being so little troubled. G. Makin once again revealed distinct promise on the wing, and it was a fitting reward for a sound day’s work that he made the equalising goal, registered by McIntosh, three minutes before the interval. Five minutes earlier Bridges had given the Rovers the lead by heading through from a corner. Hill gave a polished display against his own colleagues, and Lamb and Glidden were thrustful home forwards. Tranmere Rovers;- Threfall, goal; Anderson and Milburn (Leeds), backs; Hill (Everton), Studdart (Plymouth) and Gibbons, half-backs; Hodgson, Lamb, Bridges, Glidden, and Evans, forwards. Everton:- Burnett, goal; Jackson and Greenhalgh, backs; Bentham, Humphreys, and Jones (J.E.), half-backs; W. Lowe, Mutch (Preston), McIntosh (Preston), Stevenson, G. Makin, forwards. Referee; Mr. Cunningham.
• Liverpool beat Bolton 4-0, Done (2), Pearson and Campbell

May 3, 1943. The Evening Express
Pilot’s Log
It looked as if Everton would complete the League Championship No 2 without participating in a draw, but Tranmere Rovers held them to a division at Prenton Park, where McIntosh got Everton’s lone point and Bridges scored for the Rovers. Both goals came in the first half of an interesting if not thrill-packed game.
Everton’s proposed visit to Notts County on Saturday has been cancelled, but it is expected that the County will visit Goodison Park on May 15.
Everton have decided to organise baseball matches under the National Baseball Association at Goodison Park every Saturday during the summer. These games will feature the best of the English and American sides, and are apart from the “Test” match scheduled for Saturday June 12 and for which Messrs Theo Kelly, Johnny Best, J.V. Weigele, W. Throssel, T.J. Allen, B.J. Ayers and Bill Cody constitute the organising committee. The Everton games will start on Saturday May 22.

May 3, 1943. The Liverpool Echo
Ranger’s Notes
Strengthened by the inclusion of a couple of splendid guest players in Milburn (J.) the Leeds United back, and Studdart the Plymouth and Wrexham pivot, Tranmere Rovers were generally the more aggressive side in the game against Everton at Prenton Park. The result, a draw of one goal each, flattered the visitors, and the Rovers were denied the fruits of their enthusiastic work by the sterling display of Burnett who was very frequently in action and never once blundered. Two of his saves from Hill and Evans were masterly. Though Jackson and Greenhalgh stood up resolutely to the almost continuous onslaughts of the home forwards among whom were two stalwarts half-backs in Glidden and Hodgson, it was Burnett that delayed the well merited goal lead until 37 minute had gone, when Bridges headed through following a corner. The amateur G. Makin, was the best winger on view, and he nit was who provided the opening for McIntosh to equalise three minutes before the interval. The general standard of football was good, and both Stevenson and Mutch revealed glimpses of their known artistry. Hill was the outstanding half back and Milburn in his dour style was the best of the backs.
Goodison Baseball Plans
Baseball followers in particular and the sports loving public of Merseyside in general, will be glad to hear that several first-class baseball matches are to be staged at Goodison Park this summer. Recently Everton were approached by American and Canadian friends for the use of their ground for occasional practice by visiting players. With characteristic generosity , Goodison Park was willingly lent, and during the past week or so, scratch side shave played informal games there. Mr. Theo Kelly the Everton secretary, himself a baseball enthusiasts and N.B.A official, saw prospects of killing three birds with one stone by not only helping out overseas visitors but at the same time providing Merseyside with attractive baseball during football’s close season and adding another link in the chain of “Holiday-at-Home features. Though the project so far is only in the prelimary stages it is hoped to stage baseball at Goodison every Saturday from may 22 until the end of August.

Liverpool Daily Post - Thursday 06 May 1943
Mr. W. Roberts, chairman of Llandudno F.C., writes to say that J. V. Humphreys, the grand centre half who recently signed professional forms for Everton. was registered a playing member Llandudno In April, 1939, and, apart from Everton. has played for other club In competitive football this season.

May 6, 1943. The Evening Express
Pilot’s Log
While extelling the brilliance and success of Liverpool let us not forget that the worries which have been the Reds have been even more acutely felt by Everton across the park. Never at any time have Everton had the array of “guest” talent which has blessed Liverpool. Like the Reds, Everton too, have given all possible encouragement to junior players and these lads have graduated from the reserves to first team places; Wyles, Humphreys, Curwen, Fairfoull, Owen, Barber, Lowe, McDonnell, Martin, Linaker –although Linaker stepped right into the first team –Curran, Fowler, and goalkeeper Birkett. The Blues leading “guest” have been Mutch, Harry Jones, Rosenthal, Ashcroft, Beattie, and Dellow. Others have played in a single game, but that sums it up. Lawton did not return until late in the season and then Everton lost Mercer, but pre-war lads like Bentham, Greenhalgh, Cook, Jackson, Jack Jones, Watson, Alex Stevenson and occasionally Tommy Jones have played with fair regularity to maintain a standard well above the moderate. Everton, too, have helped many other clubs with the loans of players –both clubs have for that matter –and in loaning Jackson to Liverpool at Anfield, and by every fan on Merseyside. The lucky “breaks” have not been with the Blues, but they, too, will be able to show a nice credit balance, and the entire organisation has worked with splendid smoothness and spirit under the chairmanship of Mr. Will Gibbins, and with the energetic Mr. Theo Kelly at the helm ably assisted by Trainer Mr. Harry Cooke, helpful, as ever, and young Harry Cooke, now in the R.A.F. Not an outstanding Everton season, but one which has brought its nice moments all the same.

May 7, 1943. The Evening Express
Pilot’s Log
Wolverhampton Wanderers, famous Midland club and Everton’s first ever club final rivals, will visit Goodison Park to oppose Everton tomorrow week, may 15, in what will be a grand finale to Merseyside’s football season. The match was arranged within the last few hours, and should prove a grand attraction before we close down to enjoy our crocket, baseball, bowls, and other summer sports. The same day Everton Colts will be tackling the Tranmere Rovers Colts at Prenton Park
Liverpool Cup
Liverpool have agreed to visit Goodison Park next Wednesday, evening to meet Everton in the second “leg” of the Liverpool Senior Cup, in which Liverpool hold a four-one lead. This match will start at 7 o’clock and both clubs will feature prominent “guest” players.
The second “leg” of the Mahon Cup semi-final between Everton and Marine takes place at Goodison Park tomorrow at three o’clock. Marine start with a two goal lead so there should be a rare battle for the right to meet Randle in the final on May 15.

Stage-Coach For Savings
Liverpool Daily Post - Monday 10 May 1943
A picturesque method of advertising the sale of savings stamps during Wings for Victory Week was used on Saturday by the wardens of B Division, No. 4 Group. They borrowed a four-in-hand coach, which used to make the “ stage ” run between Chester and Shrewsbury nearly century ago, and was used by Everton for the 1906 cup-final, and they drove around attired in the costumes of highwayman, trumpeter, mandarin, beefeater. One woman warden had poke-bonnet and crinoline as ” Old Mother Riley.” The coach made regular sales runs ” from headquarters in Village Street, Everton.

The Four ln Hand
Liverpool Daily Post - Tuesday 11 May 1943
The four-in-hand which took Everton to their football Cup-final in 1906 and which oyer ninety years ago ran as a stage between Chester and Shrewsbury, toured the Group BB6 area in Everton last evening, the post-horn summoning people to come out and buy savings stamps. The sellers were wardens dressed more or less in keeping with the times when the coach carried the King's Mail.

Daily Record - Tuesday 11 May 1943
By John Allan's Sports Memories
Introducing Jack Bell, Dumbarton, Everton and Celtic
"He is the only man I know who played in three forward positions against england -outside right, centre, and outside left.  This mention conjures up a thrilling picture of the past.  it is of England and Scotland at the Crystal Palace, London, 1897.   Jack is in Dumbarton, his native town, not so alert in limb as he used to be, but his memory of the many famous games in which he wore Scotland's lion rampant is still unclouded.  A fine upstanding figure of a man, nearly six feet in height Jack was built on athletic lines, and on the wing, right or left, could go like a gazelle.  In the Crystal Palace match, he was at outside right and the picture I see of him now is his tearing duels of seed and shoulder work with W.J. Oakley, England's left back, an amateur of the old Corinthian type. 
Her Tribute
It was a beautiful sight to see Jack go thrusting down the wing with Oakley shoulder-to shoulder in pursuit.  The crowd mostly English were in ecstasies.  When the teams came off Jack, running up the pavilion steps, was stopped by a lady spectator who pinned a spray of Lillies to his jersey.  That was her tribute.  In stature, we had the biggest bunch of players perhaps who ever represented Scotland. 

May 11, 1943. The Evening Express
Pilot’s Log
International stars from the four countries will be feature in the big Merseyside “Derby” match between Everton and Liverpool which will be staged at Goodison Park tomorrow night with the Liverpool Senior Cup as the prize. Both clubs have made a wide –and successful –search for “guest” players to add glamour to an already attractive fixture, and this should prove perhaps the most intriguing of “Derbys” games this campaign. Let me deal with Everton first. At outside-right will be none other than Stanley Matthews, of Stoke City, Blackpool and England, definitely the greatest right-winger since the heydays of Alex Jackson, Matthews of the twinkling feet is one of football’s greatest drawing cards of the age. At right-half will be David Russell, the Scottish player, who was a Sheffield Wednesday star in the North Cup final and who helped East Fife to win the Scottish Cup just before the war. Livingstone of Bury and Wrexham, will partner Matthews, while Jim McIntosh, of Preston North End and Chester, will be at outside-left. And to these “guest” Everton’s own stars in Tommy Jones, Tommy Lawton, Alec Stevenson, Welsh, English, and Irish internationals respectively. Jackson and Greenhalgh and Burnett and Humphreys, the products of the junior clubs, and then link them with Lew Ashcroft, of Tranmere Rovers, who will be standing by for forward duties, and you have a team fit to parade Wembley or Hampden Park.
Reds’ Newcomers
Liverpool will not have so many of their regular players because of difficulties in getting away in mid-week, but just as Mr. Theo Kelly has been team-building for Everton, so has Mr. George Kay for the Reds. Yes, and Liverpool have some top-notchers in their ranks. Bobbie Beattie, Preston’s Scottish international will be in the attack, while Murphy of Bradford City, who made such a notable debut for Wales last Saturday, will be at left-half for Pilling, whose work keeps him away. George Kaye is nursing an injury and if he cannot play Johnson the Southport R.A.F lad, will be at right half. Wildsmith, of Rochdale will be at left-back and Pope of Blackpool and Hearts, will be at right back. Campbell one of the Reds’ latest professionals will be at outside-right. Rist, Hobson, Balmer, Done, Fagan, and Hulligan, are the regulars to make up a strong eleven which goes out holding a three goal lead, having defeated Everton 4-1 in the first “leg” of the final. Liverpool could have rested on that 4-1 win on Easter Monday, but they have sportingly agreed to fulfil their obligation to Everton, and as a result we are in for our sixth “Derby” treat of the season. And Everton have yet to defeat their rivals this term. Four of the games have brought victory for Liverpool, while the fifth ended in a 4-4 draw. While Everton field a strong side tomorrow I think they are going to have all their work cut out to smash down that three goal advantage. As a matter of fact Everton might do just as they did against Blackpool –win the match but lose the tie. The stage is set for a really excellent encounter, due to start at seven o’clock to give all a chance to get along. Liverpool are the holders of the Cup and will fight desperately hard to retain it against Matthews, Lawton and company. This is a football treat you must not miss. Everton (from) Burnett; Jackson, Greenhalgh; Russell, Jones (Tommy), Humphreys; Matthews, Ashcroft, Livingstone, Lawton, Stevenson, McIntosh. Liverpool (from) Hobson; Pope, Wildsmith; Johnson, Kaye, Murphy; Campbell, Balmer, Done, Fagan, Beattie, (Bobbie), Hulligan.
• Liverpool Senior Cup Final (Second Match). Everton with Stantley Matthews, (England), David Russell (Sheffield Wednesday), Tommy Jones (Wales), Tommy Lawton (England) Alec Stevenson (Ireland). V. Liverpool with Murphy (Wales), Bobbie Beattie (Scotland), Jack Balmer (England). Goodison Park, Wednesday, May 12, 1943. Kick-off 7.0 p.m. Admission 1/3; Boys and H.M. Forces 7d. Stands Extra.
• Grand Challenge Match Everton v. Wolverhampton Wanderers at Goodison Park, Saturday May 15, kick-off 3.0 p.m. Admission 1/3; Boys and H.M. Forces 7d, Stands Extra.

May 11, 1943. The Liverpool Echo
Ranger’s Notes
Everton will have several outstanding guest artists in their side, chief of these being Stanley Matthews, the Stoke and England wizard and football’s biggest box office attraction today. Matthews as near certain to play as possible can be these days, but if there is any unexpected last minute hitches his place will be taken by Ashcroft of Tranmere who gave such a fine display when he played for Everton in the cup match against Blackpool. At right half Everton hope to have the service of Russell, the former East Fife player, now playing with Sheffield Wednesday, while Livingstone of Bury, who was such a live force in the Liverpool front line weeks ago against Bolton will be at inside right with McIntosh. Preston’s nippy left winger partnering Stevenson on the opposite flank. Everton (from) Burnett; Jackson, Greenhalgh; Russell, Jones (Tommy), Humphreys; Matthews, Ashcroft, Livingstone, Lawton, Stevenson, McIntosh. Liverpool (from) Hobson; Pope, Wildsmith; Johnson, Kaye, Murphy; Campbell, Balmer, Done, Fagan, Beattie, (Bobbie), Hulligan.

May 13, 1943. The Liverpool Daily Post
Everton 3, Liverpool 2
Everton Win Second Game
Although Everton won the second leg of the Liverpool Senior Cup, 3-2 at Goodison Park, last night, Liverpool take the trophy because on the aggregate in the two games they had scored 6 goals to 4. It was a good game, and Everton taken their chances in the first half they would have held quite a good lead at the interval. After Everton had scored two goals Lawton missed an easy chance. Then Stevenson shot straight at Hobson, so instead of being in the lead on the aggregate they had only two goals to their credit at the interval. They had deserved their lead for they were the more accomplished side, but the second half Liverpool called the tune, and they went on to get level (2-2) shortly after the hour. Everton at this point could do little with the Liverpool defence in which Rist was outstanding. Near the end, however, McKillop who plays for the Rangers gave Everton a victory shot. There was a good attendance and the football was entertaining. This is the first time Everton have beaten Liverpool in their meeting this season. The scorers were; Livingstone (11 mins), Stevenson (35 mins), (for Everton). Murphy (50 and 78 mins) (for Liverpool), and McKillop (80 mins) (for Everton). The cup was presented by Mr. Langford, of Preston. Teams; -Everton;- Burnett, goal; Jackson and Greenhalgh, backs; Bentham, Jones (T.G) (captain), and Humphreys, half-backs; McKillop (Rangers), Livingstone (Bury), Lawton, Stevenson, and McIntosh (Preston), forwards. Liverpool; Hobson, goal; Pope (Blackpool), and Westby, backs; Johnson (Southport), Rist and Kaye, half-backs; Campbell, Murphy (Bradford City), Done, Fagan, and Hulligan, forwards. Referee; Mr. M. Cunningham, Liverpool.

May 13, 1943. The Evening Express
Pilot’s Log
Liverpool still have a chance to register their “hat-trick” of successes this season. Last night they won –for the second season in succession –the Liverpool Senior Cup by conquering Everton with a goals aggregate of six to four on the two games. But the Reds sacrificed one proud record to their rivals, for Everton defeated them 3-2, and this was the Blues first success over Liverpool in six meetings this term. The margin, however, was not sufficient to give Everton the consolation of a cup success. Now Liverpool go forward on Saturday in an endeavour to clinch the treble by beating Manchester United in the Lancashire cup final second “leg” at Maine road on Saturday. Liverpool face a two goals deficit in this game, but I can tell you that skipper Billy Fagan is on leave and is certain to lead, while Kaye and Pilling will be the wing half-backs with Hobson in goal. And I can assure you that if Liverpool fight back with the same spirit and ability they revealed in the second half last night Manchester are going to have a shock. The Reds, battling back with customary zest, almost turned the tide in their favour, for they did wipe out first-half goals by Livingstone and Stevenson thanks to a welcome “double” by welsh international Murphy. McKillop of Glasgow Rangers, who came in at outside-right for Everton as Matthews could not get leave, won the match with a fine centre.
Thrills A-Plenty
There were thrills a-plenty for the 13,000 spectators who paid £670 –a match well worth the playing –and had Everton accepted their first-half chances, when they were all over their rivals, Liverpool would not have won the Cup. Lawton was the biggest offender in this missed chances business, and throughout Lawton was never himself, being well masterly by Rist. Livingstone started well, and I like McKillop’s ideas and moves, while McIntosh had no superior being ably fed by Stevenson. Done was a fine Liverpool go-getter, with Fagan the sponsor and Murphy the opportunist. Liverpool provided some quick-fire football in the second half, and once Murphy had scored –just after having a goal disallowed –the Everton defence, Jones and Jackson excepted, was in a state bordering on panic. Murphy then snatched another, and it seemed as if Everton would fade out. The Blues came again late on, however, to scrape home with a win deserved for their first ball dominance. The Reds were never seen before the change-over, but then Kaye and Johnson did some great work, and Pope was magnificent at right back. There were plenty of errors on both sides, but taking it all through this was a joyous contribution to a grand season with the result in doubt to the last second.
F.A. Ban Match
Mr. W.C. Cuff, president of the Football League, has been given a copy of the correspondence between Mr. S. F. Rous, secretary of the F.A. and Mr. Ike Robinson, Liverpool County F.A. secretary, relating to the season’s extension following the F.A. ban on the match between Everton and Wolves, scheduled for Goodison Park on Saturday. As I announced on Easter Monday, Mr. Rous wrote to Mr. Robinson stating “permission may be granted to any club to play up to May 15 and acting on that the Liverpool F.A. and the Lancashire F.A. gave permission for the Tranmere-Preston game last Saturday, and for the Everton-Wolves game. However, the Wolves then received word from Mr. Rous that they must not visit Everton as it was not a charity game. Until Mr. Theo Kelly, the Everton secretary, approached Mr. Rous, Everton had not been notified of the ban. Mr. Kelly has been in touch with Mr. Cuff and Mr. Fred Howarth, secretary of the League, and the matter now rests with them. “The Aston Villa –Portsmouth and the Tranmere-Preston games were allowed last Saturday,” said Mr. Kelly, “and so I cannot see that we should be refused the right to play.” We can rest assured that Mr. Cuff will get the matter sorted out but the fact remains that the Everton fans have now no game for Saturday at Goodison Park. Everton’s first team season has ended.
Everton Colts team against Tranmere Colts is; Prince; Griffiths, Durham; Rees, Reynolds, Barlow; Rigg, Atkins, Cuff, Lane, Makin.

May 13, 1943. The Liverpool Echo
Ranger’s Notes
The Everton-Liverpool mid-week Derby proved a worth-while innovation, and provided an acceptable football treat, without any end of the season taint about it, for 13,000 spectators (£670). Everton (3-2 winners) would have won by a bigger margin if they had taken easy chances in the first half. They didn’t, and after being well on top up to half-time, they found Liverpool reversing the process in the second portion when Murphy, the welsh international, got a couple of goals to wash out earlier one by Livingstone and Stevenson. Six minutes from the end McKillop of Glasgow Rangers, a winger who would have been a godsend to Everton in the earlier part of the season put the Blues in front with it 100-1 to 1 chance shot from an almost impossible angle, which curled under the bar. The game produced some good football, plenty of thrilling goalmouth incidents and for Liverpool a handsome cup to keep the League trophy company.
Wolves Visit Off
The Everton-Wolves match at Goodison on Saturday may not take place. From what I understand the F.A.’s permission to extend the season has been differently interpreted by various county organisations, and while the Liverpool F.A. sanctioned the match, that under which the Wolves operate take the opposite view. Yesterday the match was cancelled, but last night steps were taken to get Mr. W.C. Cuff to take the question up with the idea of reaching uniformity. Whether there will be time to raise teams, however, even assuming Wolves get the O.K, is very doubtful.

May 14, 1943. The Liverpool Echo
Ranger’s Notes
The proposed match between Everton and Wolves at Goodison Park is definitely off, but those who must see a game to make Saturday a worthwhile day can go along to Anfield for the George Mahon Cup-final (kick-off)

May 20, 1943. The Liverpool Echo
Ranger’s Notes
Arrangements are now well in hand for the big baseball game at Goodison Park on Saturday, June 12 when two all-star American sides will take part in the first of a series of six matches which are being held in various parts of the county, ending up in London.

Everton Tie Difficulties
Liverpool Daily Post - Saturday 23 May 1942
In ordinary course of events Everton ought to have met Blackpool at Goodison Park m the other semi-final, but Blackpool were unable to field side and the game was postponed. The Lancashire F.A. has ruled that the tie must be played In mid-week, but Everton are unable to get a team together for mid-week tie and are to protest on the ground that the declson In addition 'does Injustice, as Blackpool had cancelled the original game, felt that it would be unfair the circumstances Everton were penalised through no fault of their own. The final decision rests with the P.A. In London, and It remains to be seen, is pointed out, whether mid-week matches can be made the subject of compulsory orders.
Northern Command At Goodison
In the meantime. Everton fulfil their fixture with Western Command at Goodison Park to-day and a fine display is anticipated. A collection will be taken in aid of the Western Command Sports Welfare Fund. The kick-off is three. R. Beatty (Preston) will probably play for Everton. Soo is unable to be present Everton (from) Burnett; Greenhalgh, Jones (J. E.): Mercer, Jones (T. G.)., Keen; Anderson. Owen, Bentham, Jackson, Soo, Stevenson Watson. Western Command.—Newham (Scarborough); Cook (Everton), Redwood (Manchester United): Marsden (Burnley). Pryde (Blackburn Rovers), Angus (Wolves); Payne (Swansea Town), Balmer (Liverpool). Chapman (Oldham Athletic). Dix  (Tottenham Hotspur and Blackpool). Swain (Grimsby Town).

Liverpool Evening Express - Tuesday 25 May 1943
The Lady Mayoress (Mrs. R. Duncan French) has promised to crown Liverpool's Red Cross Queen on Children's Joy Day, to be held at Everton Football Ground on August Bank Holiday (August 2). It is hoped that the pageant, which, Mr. Percy Corkhill (organiser) explained to a meeting of workers today it, the Common Hall, Liverpool, will simulate interest in and recruit more workers to the Penny-a-week Red Cross Fund in Liverpool. There are 5,000 Liverpool prisoners of war, each of whom receives a parcel, value 10s. and w'hich costs the Red Cross £2,500 a week.

We are all in favour of the players getting more money."
Liverpool Evening Express - Tuesday 25 May 1943
There is no doubt that Everton F.C. will also give their lull and strong support to the motion. Everton have been out lor better wages ever since the war and it was Everton. in fact, who first sponsored the increase to 30s. a match

Liverpool Evening Express - Saturday 29 May 1943
A new form of attraction is coming to Liverpool on Thursday, Friday and Saturday next week —an open-air event that will attract thousands of people who have been following the heroic efforts of our Russian allies. This attraction is a Cossack troupe of fearless horsemen who are putting on a show at EVERTON FOOTBALL GROUND at 3.30 and 7 p.m. Known as LES COSAQUES DJIGUITES, this troupe created a sensation at the International Horse Show at Olympia, and in their two hours' performance there are more thrills thafn most people expect to crowd into a year of their lives. The leader, Capt. George Korolkoff, is a Don Cossack whose family has been famous in Russia for their horse breeding. He saw his father and brothers killed in battle and his home wrecked by the Germans. Some of the feats these marvellous horsemen perform are The gallop of the Grand Pyramid,” The charge through fires” The Oural Jump,” The Dagger Dance,” and a dozen other thrilling and dangerous feats.

Liverpool Evening Express - Monday 31 May 1943
More than 8,000 people rttended the parade service on the Everton football ground. Goodison Park, yesterday, with which the Liverpool Battalion of the Boys' Brigade concluded their week of celebrations commemorating the diamond jubilee of the movement.


May 1943