Everton Independent Research Data


October 2 1922. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
Everton splendid win over Cardiff City, at Goodison Park, on Saturday gave the home side their double success of the season. It was grand football, and the contest revealed Everton in resplendent form. Their display in the first half was equal to anything the Everton club has yet done, and their success was not due to cleverness alone, for there was understanding cohesion, and confidence right through the side. Cardiff, however, were not so greatly overplayed as the score would suggest, for they too played finely in the first half, and the great difference between the sides was in the finishing work of the forwards. Cardiff finished badly and it would be difficult to imagine more glaring instances of failure in front of goal than those of which the City forwards were guilty. Cardiff's weakness was Everton's strength, and the forwards pressed home their fine work with great vigour and accuracy. Seldom have the Everton forwards played with such sparkle. It was a refreshing display of clever exhilarating football. Keen and exciting the game was fought at a capital pace, put the footwork of both sides was excellent. The first half was easily the best for the pace slackened after the interval, and although Cardiff played hard they could not touch the standard set by the home side.

October 2, 1922 The Daily Courier.
Cardiff City Fail To Take Chances
Hart’s Great Goal
(By F.M.N.)
Everton stock has gone up considerably as a result of their second success over Cardiff City.  The “double” will encourage the players to further effort.  The Goodison Park side owed their latest success to their strong finishing as against the milk and water shooting of the visitors.  The City had quite as many chances as their opponents, but their failure in front of Fern at times was simply amazing.  How the Cardiff inside forwards managed to miss in the initial portion when Len Davies and Grimshaw foozled their chances must be put down as one of the mysteries of football.  The only conclusion one can come too is that the wet ball completely beat them. 
An Interesting Game
Everton made no such blunders and for that reason they deserved the spoils.  It was an interesting game from start to finish, there being numerous incidents which kept the 30,000 spectators on tip toe.  First one side and then the other held away, but whereas Everton pushed home their advantage, Cardiff flattered but to deceive.  When Irvine neatly turned a centre from Chedgzoy into the net, the spectators settled down comfortably to wait for more.  They were not disappointed, and Forbes and Hart before the interval put the home side in a winning position.  The latter’s success created unbounded satisfaction.  It was a great shot, the result of the captain following up closely on the heels of the forwards.  It was not until the second half that the City reduced the lead, Smith cleverly turning a free kick from Clennell into the net.  The visitors tried desperately hard after this, but they could not break down the Everton defence. 
Fern’s Share
Fern deserves every credit for his part in the victory, his one-handed clearances from Gill at point blank range being a masterpiece, McDonald and Raitt did well, the latter being the most reliable.  It should not be forgotten, however, that McDonald received some hard knocks during the game.  Hart was the best of the halves, peacock did some smart things, but he was so prominent as on the previous Saturday.  Fleetwood was always in the thick of the fray, and some of his passes to the wings were capital.  The forwards worked together smoothly, the outstanding figures being Irvine and Chedgzoy.  The Irishman was in very forceful trim.  On the Cardiff side Page and Blair were a good pair of backs, and Smith proved a strong half-back.  Forward the line moved smoothly in midfield, Clennell being the pick.  Len Davies and Gill, however, appear to have lost their penetrative powers.  Gill, owing to injury, finished up at outside right.  Teams; Everton; Fern; Raitt and McDonald; Peacock, Fleetwood, Hart; Chedgzoy, Irvine, Forbes, Williams, Harrison.  Cardiff City; Davies (D); Page and Blair; Keenor, Smith, Hardy; Grimshaw, Gill, Davies (L), Clennell, Evans. 


There was a fine understanding in the Everton forward line, and Irvine was in a class by himself. He has never before been so electric. He scored the first goal, led many the raids, and his footwork was a model of accuracy. Chedgzoy found Irvine an ideal partner, and the former was able to utilise his speed to excellent effects. Forbes controlled the line with rare skill, and his manner of opening out the game contributed much to Everton's success. Williams and Harrison, while not so effective as a wing, were little inferior. Williams needed little encouragement to shoot, and Harrison's drives and centres brought much work for the Cardiff defenders. Much credit belonged to Hart and Peacock for their brilliant half-back work. They subbed the Cardiff attack of its effectiveness, and in addition, assisted their own forwards with good passes and openings. The defence of Raitt and McDonald was almost perfect. They kicked and tackled with great skill, and Fern although he had not a great deal to do, frequently showed fine judgement in his goal at the critical moment. He was thus able to effect several clever saves. The Cardiff backs were not consistent, and the half-backs worked hard, but lacked the science of the Everton trio. Cardiff's best forwards were Davies and Gill. The latter was dangerous in reason of his powerful shooting, and Davies would have been far more effective in a better-balanced line for he frequently revealed fine strategy and clever footwork.

Playing in the opening half lacked nothing in pace and cleverness and the big crowd had plenty of opportunities for enthusiasm. Hart was prominent early on with progressive work, and a hard drive was well saved by Davies. Then a brilliant shot by Williams and a strong shot by Harrison, which hit Smith on the hand, emphasized Everton's aggressiveness. Interest increased as Len Davies put in a clever shot after Clennell had missed and then came Everton's first goal. Smith save a corner, and from the kick placed by Chedgzoy, Irvine headed through after fourteen minutes' play. Shortly afterwards the Everton goal had a narrow escape, and the Cardiff forwards made one of their greatest blinders. Davies got well through the Everton defence and passed across to Grimshaw. The latter had only Fern in front of him, and whether his effort was intended as a shot or a pass the ball went out across the goal to Davies, who again returned it to Grimshaw. It was Grimshaw's sent the ball wide of the goal a second time, and losing one of the easiest scoring chances of the day. Everton's methods were in direct somewhat for they straightaway forced a opening, and Forbes with a fine ground shot place his side further ahead. Everton continued to show clever work, and Irvine proved a mastermind. At thirty minutes' Hart scored a third goal with a shot of the unstoppable kind. His first attempt struck Keener's body, then from the rebound Hart drove in a shot that hit the under part of the crossbar. With Davies helpless, Irvine hit the upright and Fern made a masterly save from Gill. The latter was a prominent figure in the early play, after the interval he headed over a smart centre from Evans, and caused Fern to get down for a shot near the corner. Chedgzoy finish an intricate dribble by placing the ball into the Cardiff goal and Davies was just succeeded in keeping out by falling full length. Smith reduced Everton's lead by heading through from a free kick taken near the penalty line by Clennell. McDonald was carried off, but returned after being attended to and Gill received a more series injury, as he was only able to limp about at the outside right position. Cardiff were a well-beaten side. Teams: - Everton: - Fern, goal, Raitt, and McDonald, backs, Peacock, Fleetwood, and Hart (captain), half-backs, Chedgzoy, Irvine, Forbes, Williams, and Harrison, forwards. Cardiff City: - Davies, goal, Page, and Blair, backs, Keenor, Smith, and Hardy, half-backs, Grimshaw, Gill, Len Davies, Clennell, and Evans, forwards.

October 2 1922. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
After having the upper hand for three parts of the afternoon, Everton Reserves had to content themselves with dividing the points at Blackpool. Throughout the first half Everton dominated the play, their superiority being manifest in every department. Especially did they excel in attack, their forwards, admirably supported by the halves, being constantly dangerous. More than once the home goalkeeper was exceedingly, lucky in his clearances. Reid was within an ace of scoring from free kick, but twenty-two minutes had elapsed before Chadwick opened the visitors' account. Gavin almost equalised from a free kick. The second half was full of incident. Ten minutes after the restart Hird levelled matter from Watkinson's centre. In the next minute Everton were penalised for hands, Leaver shot over the bar. Seven minutes afterwards Wall put Everton ahead from a penalty given against Gavin, and Chadwick added a third. Following a heavy shower Blackpool improved, whilst Everton lost command of the ball, and Leaver twice found the net. Blackpool pressed hard in the latter stages.

October 2, 1922. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
At Frodsham. The game proved very exciting, and Frodsham were slightly the superior side. They scored first through Johnson, but Moffatt equalised before the interval. Everton improved in the second half, Virr putting them ahead. The brothers Johnson displayed splendid combination. Banner equalised the score, and McGuffie gave Frodsham the lead, Johnson heading another goal before the close.

October 7, 1922. The Liverpool Courier.
There is every prospect of some keen struggle, of course on the season's form the event looks good thing for the Reds, but in these local “Derby's” form counts for little. The days, however, have gone by when the old jibe that Liverpool only had to see a Blue shirt at Anfield to be mesmerised into inactivity. That twenty year spell was broken in 1920-21, and on their showing on their own sward this season the League champions will indeed fall from their pedestal if they allow the spell to be recast today.

Even on the form theory today visitors may however, upset calculations, for the Blues by their decisive away and home victories over Cardiff City have given evidence that the right blend in the team has been reached by the reintroduction of Tommy Fleetwood as pivot. There is not an movement about the attack and stability about the defence that was lacking in the earlier games. With this advance of the Blues and the return of Johnson as leader of the Reds' attack, a capital exposition of the code is assured if the importance of the occasion does not get the better of the players heads. In these games tempers soon get ragged, but let hope that the ruling officials may not have to do overtime on the whistle, and still more, that no admonitions may be necessary. Here's to a fine day, a bumper gate, a great game, and may the bets team win.

October 9, 1922. The Liverpool Courier.
The first of the Derby games revealed a remarkable state of affairs. One could not have wished to see more evenly matched teams than Liverpool and Everton in the first half. But afterwards Everton hopes slumped top zero, and Liverpool's remarkable “five at home” goal average was duly continued just when it seemed most unlikely. Nor is it doing any injustice to their rivals to say that their game in the second half entitled the Reds to a runaway win. The Anfield enclosure was tested to its utmost capacity, and over 50,000 people paid £3,200 to see the match, the result of which strengthened the lead of the champions in the chart.

There was one mistake by the Liverpool defence, and only one. It was expensive because Scott failed to hold on to a pass back from McKinlay, and gave Williams a chance to put the Blues ahead at the interval. In encounters of this nature such a grit will often decide the issue, but Liverpool's powers of recovery in the second half have been one of the most pleasing features of their form this season, and the home defence dominated the situation so much afterwards that the halves could devote all their time to supporting the forwards. In this period of strenuous forcing McNab stood out well, but he marred an otherwise excellent display by a quite unnecessary foul on Hart which drew a stern warning from Referee Andrews. Bromilow again found his best form, and Wadsworth developed advances in excellent style. Forward Chambers stood out by the value of his shooting, but Hopkins and Johnson were two live factors in the line, and the right wing was little behind in bustling tactics and neat combination.

Fern gave away the last two goals –inexplicable blunders for such a sound custodian –but Raitt added to his reputation by steadiness in difficulties, though he is somewhat given to reckless kickings. Hart was the pick of the halves, but the forward line had few chances to shine. Everton's goal has already been referred to, Chambers equalised with a lob, which Fern fisted out, but the referee was on the spot, and promptly ruled that the ball had been over the line in the air, a good decision. McNab gave the Reds the lead with a fine shot, after an individual run, Chambers after 70 minutes, and put on another two minutes later, while Bromilow completed the scoring with a long shot. Teams : - Liverpool: - Scott goal, Longsworth, and McKinlay (captain), backs, McNab, Wadsworth, and Bromilow, half-backs, Lacey, Forshaw, Johnson, Chambers, and Hopkins, forwards. Everton: - Fern, goal, Raitt and McDonald, backs, Peacock, Fleetwood and Hart (captain), half-backs, Chedgzoy, Irvine, Forbes, Williams, and Harrison, forwards. Referee Mr. Andrews.

October 9, 1922. The Liverpool Courier
Having witnessed the majority of the Everton matches this season, it has fallen to my lot to give a synopsis of the Derby game from an Everton point of view. Let me say at once that the better team on the day's play took the honours, and I don't suppose anyone of the 50,000 spectators will dispute that fact. Certainly Everton player and directors alike would be the first to admit it. The Goodison Park players have no need to be downcast on the account as few teams will take points from Anfield this season, providing the present team has the luck to keep on playing together.

In the first half Everton undoubtedly played spirited and, at times delightful football, and they roused hopes in the minds of their supporters by the way the team set about the task on hand. Looking at the play in that portion, I though Everton thoroughly deserved the goal lead they held at the interval. The backs had done uncommonly well, and Raitt's skilful interventions were praised by red and blue alike. The halves, ably led by Skipper Hart, had held their elusive opponents in a grip of iron, and unquestionably the persistent endeavour of the middlemen had much to do with their side's good position at the breathing space. The forwards worked together smoothly, and were ever ready to snap up chances. On the first half showing it appeared that the Goodison side would make a good fight of it. They flattered but to deceive, however. The Evertonians could not withstand the onslaught of the champions at the outset of the second half, when the Reds well and truly laid the foundation of success. Few teams could stand against the champions on that trustful brilliancy, and if Everton went down more heavily than they deserved to do they may find consolation in the fact that they were not the only side to have five goals placed on the debit side of their account by the stalwarts of Anfield.

True, the last two goals were of the unlooked for variety, but I am convinced that Liverpool had the game well won before, the long shots from Chambers and Bromilow defeated Fern. The keeper seemed to be entirely deceived by these two efforts, though he had precious little chance with the first three. All goalkeepers make mistakes at some time or other, and certainly Fern has given vastly superior displays. It frequently happens that the best of keepers let seemingly easy shots go through, while they clear some difficult propositions, so that the Everton man is by no means alone in this respect. One has only to remember Fern's one handed save of the previous week, and the penalty clearance at Cardiff, to be convinced of his ability. Saturday was an off-day. But the team, as a whole, I must admit, was only second best in the last forty-five. The backs did not reproduce their earlier form, the halves failed to stem the tide, and consequently the forwards got few opportunities. Scott was lucky to stop one from Williams in the last few minutes. The teams meet again next Saturday, and Everton will have their opportunity for revenge.

October 9 1922. The Evening Express
A Record Game at Anfield
What a game it was. One that will be talked of, thrashed out, discussed from all angles for many a day to come. Liverpool's record win over Everton, before a record crowd -54,368 people paid £3,200 for admission –set the seal on their claim to be champions and again put them clear at the head of the head of the chart.

Liverpool's Sweep
First of all I should like to pay tribute to the players for the sporting nature of the contest. McNab should not have stopped. Hart in the way he did and deserved the referee's censure but considering the excitement these encounters always create the match was happily almost free of objectionable feature while the standard of football was very high, especially in the first half. As the interval Everton deserved the lead because they had snapped up an opportunity but they could not equal the stamina and skill of the home side in the concluding period and Fern had a sorry time, culminating in an error which he seemed to feel keenly though it occurred when the Blues were well beaten. Liverpool's superiority lay in the forward line and to a lesser degree with the halves. Irvine was a tremendous worker but there was little understanding among the visiting five. Individual efforts were ruthlessly checked, and the wings could work many openings so that the inside men, after a promising start, faded out of the picture. On the other hand the Reds attack, slow to settle followed pretty passing without finish to combination and shooting which was a treat to witness. Harry Chambers was in grand form and his three goals must have given him great satisfaction even though he did not do the hat-trick. Hopkins had a great deal to do with Chambers success, as they fitted together like scissors while the leadership of Johnson unproductive to himself, was an asset which cannot be over-estimated. In my judgment he “makes” the Reds line. Forshaw and Lacey were schemers of the first water and with their aid McNab has developed a sixth forward sense which gave him the unbounded satisfaction of netting the second goal with a great drive., Perhaps “unbounded is hardly the correct word, as the vocal “double Scotch” nearly out leapt the stags upon his native hills in his delight. Liverpool have been well rewarded for their persistence with McNab. He was slow in coming to hand, but now he plays excellently and gave little quarter to the opposing wing. Wadsworth was great to defensive tactics and passing up the centre while Bromilow –somewhat surprised that his long drive had gone home –Kept a watchful eye on Chedgzoy, overcame his speed by judicious taking up of position and then was off on dodgy runs till opportunity came to part with the ball to advantage. The Everton halves did not shine to anything like the same extent. Fleetwood played smartly for a long period, but fell way later and Hart took the eye more, some of his touches being very dexterous, Peacock however, I have seen do a lot better as he never seemed to settle. As between the respective pairs of backs there were little to chosen. McDonald and Raitt came out of a harassing ordeal very well the latter more than once saving his lines in thrilling fashion. Longsworth and McKinlay had less to do, but were rarely at fault except for the captain's weak pass back which gave away the goal. Happily, there were no serious knocks during the encounter and the return at Goodison Park should be another thriller as Everton are sure to be anxious to show their supporters that the form was all wrong.

October 9, 1922. The Liverpool Courier.
This match at Goodison Park was very keenly contested, and the issue was in doubt to the finish. There was little to chose between the sides in the first quarter, play being carried from end to end in rapid succession. After 35 minutes play, Ashurst received the ball in midfield, beat several men, and ran in to shoot past Kemp from short range. Play fluctuated to the interval. A few minutes after the resumption, Burscough were awarded a penalty, but Kemp brought off a great save from Barlow's shot. Just before the close Lee put Everton on level terms with a header from a centre by Young. There was little to choose between the respective defences. If Spicer and Helsby were the more polished exponents, Howard and Hughes were equally effective. The halves were uniformly sound, with perhaps Jeffs as the most prominent, he also shot well on several occasions. The home forwards were much below form, being particularly weak in front of goal. Ashurst was the outstanding forward on the Burscough side. Everton: - Kemp, goal, Spicer, and Helsby, backs, Jeffs, Robinson, and Rooney, half-backs, Parry, Jackson, Moffatt, Virr, and Young, forwards.

October 10 1922. The Liverpool Daily and Mercury
Having shared 6 goals at Goodison Park, Oldham Athletic Reserves and Everton Reserves met in the return encounter at Oldham yesterday. The Athletic moved Stanforth into the centre position and it proved a very successful change. For the opening twenty minutes Everton held their own, but Oldham were always the more dangerous when on the attack. Twenty-five minutes after the start Stanforth scored, and fifteen minutes later added a second, breaking through after Bassingdale had hit the upright. A minute or two before the interval Stanforth performed the “hat-trick” netting after Bassingdale had hit the bar. Changing over with a 3 goal lead, the Athletic were rarely in difficulties, and following good work by Horrocks, Bassingdale scored a fourth while Stanforth added a fifth during a sudden breakaway. Wall netted for Everton, who played a persistent game, but the Athletic gave them an object lesson in how to turn chances to account.

October 12, 1922. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
Anfield's ground was the scene of a curious game yesterday, when Liverpool Reserves and Everton Reserves played their Central League match before about 12,000 spectators. It was a poor first half with moderate forward play, and open goals were missed. Everton had a strong side out, including Brewster, Grenyer, and Fazackerley, and after Bamber had scored though a wise effort by H. Wadsworth –Salt appeared to be at fault –Reid equalised. Mitchell pulling the ball down over the line. Mitchell had saved many good shots, his best being from the lively Miller. The second half was somewhat remarkable. Caddick strained a muscle of the leg and left the field early on. Then Salt was hurt in a collision, and Brewster went into goal. It transpired that Salt had broken his collarbone, finally Brown was so lame that he had to play at outside right. Yet Everton started to take a useful lead. When Caddick had gone D. Reid, though a perfect header from Grenyer, made a centre, and Miller increased the lead. Wall added a goal, and then Liverpool attacked in such a manner that there was one long struggle for goals against the weakened Everton defence, for Brewster was keeping goal and Livingstone was on his own at full back. Liverpool got one point through a solo effort by Gilhespy. Lewis waded through and had no one to beat the goalkeeper. He pulled the ball wide –not for the first time in the match –then Shone hit a fierce ball and failed to beat Brewster, who brought off a perfect save. Lucas joined the Liverpool forwards in an endeavour to snatch the game out of the fire, and once he was near scoring with a header from a corner. Mitchell the goalkeeper left his area and advanced a quarter of the length of the field to make a pass to his right wing. It was curious, unbalanced football, but for excitement it was indeed a good game. Right up to the finish Everton were penned in and would not yield the equaliser, so that the visitors won 3-2 –and deserved their win. They could not be blamed as the home side refused to take simple chances. On the winners' side Livingstone played a played a sound game. He was on his own, though Caddick, before his injury, had done his part nobly. At half-back, Brewster was not fighting fit, but Brown played exceptionally well, and Grenyer was very sure in all he undertook. Forward, Jones was below form, Wall was inclined to indulge in too close dribbling, and Fazackerley did not seem to relish centre forward work. On the left David Reid was resourceful and solid. His centres were good, and yet Miller was the best of the line, for he was a live forward with ideas and a ready shot. The losers have their forwards to blame for the defeat. One could have wanted no better goalkeeping than that of Mitchell, and the back work of Lucas, and in lesser light, Lilley was admirable. The half-backs, too showed up Liverpool's strength, for Cunningham never plays poorly, and R. Mitchell is a tireless pivot, while Bamber touched his old high class form all the times. It was forward where Liverpool failed. Sambrooks made some good headers, and Lewis in the open was clever and forceful, yet his shooting was wretched. Harold Wadsworth, and Gilhespy were the reliable men, and from their work a crop of goals should have accounted. Teams: - Liverpool Reservers: - Mitchell, goal, Lucas, and Lilley, backs, Bamber, R. Mitchell, and Cunningham, half-backs, Gilherspy, Shone, Sambrooks, Lewis, and H. Wadsworth, forwards. Everton Reserves: - Salt, goal, Caddick, and Livingstone, backs, Brown, Brewster, and Grenyer, half-backs, Jones, Miller, Fazackerley, Wall, and Reid, forwards.

October 16 1922. The Liverpool Courier.
The double engagement of the local clubs ended with the honours resting entirely with Liverpool, but the Goodison game should have been saved by the home side, who had many opportunities in the second half and only ten men to beat. That they did not do so was a splendid tribute to Longsworth and McKinlay, who put up a remarkable performance, blocking shot after shot. Longsworth was the better of the pair, and his anticipation at times was almost uncanny, while his partner killed an excellent length. Thanks to them, Scott was not unduly troubled, and when he should have been beaten the finishing of the Everton forwards saved the situation from the Liverpool point of view.

Both the men referred to received nasty knocks in a game, which was frequently interrupted by stoppages, though all were accidental. The worst sufferer was Lacey, who had a knock on the leg, which made him almost useless at the end of the first half, and led to his retirement from the game altogether after ten minutes in the second half. Chambers also was in the wars, a badly bruised arm handicapped him so much that he went outside, and was slowed down considerably, naturally taking no risks. This led up the attack, but Johnson shone in rushes and distribution, while Forshaw made some good drives, and Hopkins was an attacked who needed careful watching. Of the winning halves, all were good, and there was little to choose between them, each one being very helpful when the Reds were forced to rely on defence. Fern, despite a bandaged thumb, made some fine saves, twice hurling himself at the feet of forwards when all seemed lost, and he could not be blamed for the defeat.

The fault by which Raitt, the back, headed down to kick clear, but was robbed by the quick moving Johnson, who shot into the net before his opponent could get in a kick. Apart from this Raitt was sound, and McDonald never missed, though his hugh punts usually sailed into touch. Fleetwood was a splendid pivot, cool and calculating and his wing partners ably supported him, but the forwards of whom Irvine was the best, did not finish well, and sadly neglected Chadwick, who had few chances of showing what he was capable of doing in the senior ranks. Everton should at least have saved a point. They had not forfeited one at home in this season's matches, but now both went against a weakened opposition, and they had themselves largely to blame. The attendance was 52,000 and the receipts nearly £4,000. Teams: - Everton: - Fern, goal, Raitt, and McDonald, backs, Peacock, Fleetwood, and Hart (captain), half-backs, Chedgzoy, Irvine, Chadwick, Williams, and Harrison, forwards. Liverpool: - Scott, goal, Longsworth, and McKinlay (captain), backs, McNab, Wadsworth, and Bromilow, half-backs, Lacey, Forshaw, Johnson, Chambers, and Hopkins, forwards.

October 16, 1922. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury.
Played on the new enclosure at Townsend Lane, which has been taken over by the Everton Football Club. North Liverpool are also playing their West Cheshire League fixtures there. The teams were fairly evenly matched. The first half produced some good football, but neither goalkeeper had any difficult shots to deal with. It was not until close upon the interval that Everton obtained the lead, through Virr and McGivney. In the second half Everton were seen to better advantage, and Virr added two more goals whilst Guttridge and Taylor scored for the United. Everton “A” were best represented by Kemp, Spicer, Jeffs, McGivney, Virr, and Young, whilst for the visitors Birks at centre half was always prominent and broke up many promising attacks. Guttridge at outside left, also played a useful game and his goal completely surprised Kemp.

October 16, 1922. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury.
The Wigan Borough directors on Saturday evening persuaded the Everton Club to transfer their clever inside right, Herbert George Spencer, the transfer fee being a record one for the Wigan Club. Spencer, who is 24 years of age, has played nine times with the Everton League team. The directors are very encouraged with the splendid gates at Wigan and are determined to make a big effort to get the club in the Second Division. Thirteen thousand people saw the Borough match on Saturday.

Joe Clennell
Dundee Evening Telegraph - Tuesday 17 October 1922
The house in Kirkdale, Liverpool, of JoC Clennel, a well-known Cardiff City footballer, formerly of Everton Club, broken into, and £80 in cash, jewellery, ana three football medals stolen.

October 19, 1922. The Liverpool Courier.
There will be changes in the Everton side to meet the Forest at Nottingham on Saturday. With Irvine playing for Ireland, Miller of Leyland, will partner Chedgzoy, and Wall will probably deputise for Williams, who is suffering from boils, which will displace Harrison on the left wing. The side, therefore, is: - Fern, Raitt, McDonald, Peacock, Fleetwood, Hart, Chedgzoy, Miller, Chadwick, Williams, or Wall, and Reid.

October 23, 1922. The Liverpool Courier.
It was not a great game at Nottingham between the Forest and Everton, but there was a lot of clever plat, which at times roused 12,000 spectators to enthusiasm. The home side were the more businesslike in their efforts, and for that reason they gained the award by two goals to one. The Forest forwards took two of the chances which came their way, whereas Everton missed several openings, their only goal coming from a penalty awarded against Armstrong for a palpable case of handling (Chedgzoy Corners-Echo). Chadwick made no mistake with the penalty kick , the shot travelling to fast that Hardy had no chance of saving. At times Everton played quite well, the inside forwards combining cleverly in midfield. When it came to forcing home their attacks, however, that extra yard so essential to success was lacking. Even in the last minute an extra spurt might have saved a point. Generally speaking Everton were more polished in their methods, but the dash near goal gave the home side the palm. Chadwick, Wall, and Miller did some smart things, but their lack of experience against such backs as Bulling and Jones was an undoubted handicap. Still these players will improve. There is any amount of promise in Miller, and Chadwick only requires the ball placing favourably, for there are no too opinions as to the quality of his shooting. He swung the ball out to his wings cleverly, but he did not receive the necessary attention from his partners. Wall is an artiste in possession, and several of his moves were neatly executed. He should, however, shoot more often. Reid was not a success at outside left, though it must be said that he did not receive a great amount of support. Chedgzoy was probably the best forward.

The halves were steady, Fleetwood and Hart playing capital football. The backs too, kicked well, though it was a misunderstanding between the pair that led to Spaven scoring the first goal, which was something in the nature of a grit. There was some luck too, about Spaven's second goal, as that player sent the ball in from 30 yards' range. McDonald was the better back, He kicked splendidly throughout. The Forest side is nothing out of the ordinary, and one must admit that they were somewhat fortunate. Still, their forwards were dashing, and the live men of the line were Spaven, Gibson, and Martin. The halves were sound, with Parker the outstanding player. Bulling and Jones kicked strongly, whilst Hardy showed a lot of his old skill, but was not fully tested. On the whole the respective custodians had a comparatively easy afternoon. Teams : - Nottingham Forest: - Hardy, goal, Bulling and Jones, backs, Armstrong, Parker, and Burton, half-backs, Gibson, Spaven, Green, Tinsley, and Martin, forwards. Everton: - Fern, goal, Raitt, and McDonald, backs, Peacock, Fleetwood, and Hart (captain), half-backs, Chedgzoy, Miller, Chadwick, Wall, and Reid, forwards.

October 23, 1922. The Liverpool Courier.
Although the blues were defeated by two clear goals at Goodison Park, they were distinctly unfortunate, as they had the bulk of the play. Burnley were indebted to Moorwood, who kept a magnificent goal and saved many difficult shots. The backs, too acquitted themselves with credit, under severe pressure. The forwards did little with the exception of Richardson, who scored both goals. Livingstone stood out in the Everton defence, as cool and calculating defenders, the halves were uniformly good; forward Forbes and Alford did much good work. Edmonds the new centre forward. (Cardiff school boy)Did little, and in the second half went to outside right. Burnley penned in their own half for the first quarter, but withstood the pressure, and after 30 minutes opened the score through Richardson, following a scrimmage in the goalmouth. Another breakaway just before the interval ended in Richardson scoring again. Everton: - Kemp, goal, Weller and Livingstone, backs, Brown, Brewster, and Grenyer, half-backs, Jones, Fazackerley, Edmonds, Forbes, and Alford.

October 23 1922. The Liverpool
England beat Ireland at Birmingham on Saturday, at the Hawthorns, winning by a goal to nil.

October 23, 1922. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
After holding a commanding lead at the interval, Everton “A” were beaten by two clear goals, at Springfield Park, thanks largely to the efforts of Williams, a centre forward from the Liverpool district, who, in his first appearance distinguished himself by scoring three brilliant goals. He was ably backed by the whole forward line. Eatock especially showing good form, while Lawson in goal, performed capably. The Everton front line showed some exceedingly neat and clever combination, but their efforts were nullified when near goal by lack of direction. Jeffs was a tower of strengthened at half back, and in addition to scoring a splendid goal, continually piled his wing with clever and well judged passes.

October 25, 1922. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury.
Terms have been arranged between the clubs concerned for the transfer of W.K. Jackson from Everton to Wrexham. Jackson is a centre forward or inside left, and assuming the necessary formalities are concluded in the meantime he will play for the Welsh club in their match against Accrington. The transfer of Jackson follows that of Spencer, the inside right to Wigan Borough recently.

Supported Everton on Goodison Move 1892
Burnley Express- Saturday 28 October 1922
Work Hard 12 Times
Colne’s Grand Old Man
A Rumance of Living and Giving
Truth is often contrasted with fiction and in the final weighing up it is accounted to be the more gripping and remantie.  So it has been with Sir William Pickles Hartley, whose death occured on Wednesday.  Everywhere it was with great regret that the news was heard.  Consequent on heart trouble, Sir William had modified his work of late, but he intended to proceed from his residence, Oxford-road, Birkdale Park to the Aintree works on Wednesday.  Early in the morning, however, an attack occurred and he passed away at five o’clock.  The funeral service will be held at Church-Street Primitive Methodist Church, Southport this morning and the interment will follow at Trawden, near Colne, this afternoon.  There will be a momarial service at Colne Primutive Methodist Chapel tomorrow morning.  Bonnie Colne on the Hill was justly prouder of no son than of William P Hartley.  He was born in the waterside district of the town February 23rd 1846,, so that he was 76 years of age.  In the words of the Psalmist, he spent his years as a tale that is told, and no tale is better worth the telling.  His life was packed with fine illuminated by his rules of success.  Hard work’ twelve times.  I have worked hard; I still work hard, and that is my experiences.  Let a young man put the best he can into his work, make the best possible article and never be content with second quality or second place.”  Sir William’s grandfather, from whom he received his first Christian name, was a useful local preacher, originally with the Westleyans afterwards with the Primitive Methodists, while for a short period in still later life he served as town missionary in the Isle of Man.  Sir William’s father (John Hartley) a man who earned a modest living was a Jocksmith and likewise a local preacher of the Primitive Methodist Church.  His mother, whose aiden name was Margarett Pickles, kept a small grocer’s shop at Colne and through her family Sir William inherited a spirit of commercial enterpraise.  Educated at the Colne British School, and finishing with a year at the Grammer School, Sir William, early in his teens, became a Sunday School teacher, and played the Harmonium at the Primitive Methodist Chapel.  At the age of 13 he began to assist in his mother’s shop, and at 16 boldly commenced a larger business in the main street of Colne, where he was known as a manufacturer of grocers’ sundries and jam, marmalade, and table jellies.  Ever anxious to extend his business, he worked from early morning until late at night, and acted as his own traveler.  Before he had completed his twenties he married Miss Martha Horsefield, also of Colne and a Primitive Methodist, and the daughter of Mr. George Horsefield, yeast merchant Albert-road.  A family of one son and seven daughters was the issue.  Since of one son and seven daughters was the issue.  Since leaving Colne, soon after their marriage inb 1874, Sir William and Lady Hartley successively resided at Bootle, Birkdale, Aintree, and Southport, finally returning to Birkdale.  In all his philanthropic enterprises Sir William had the cordial support, and often acted on the advice, of Lady Hartley and the family.  His principle of systematic giving was expounded in an essay which he published on “The Use of Wealth.”  By the time he was 25 years old, the ambitious young man had emerged from the day of small things and was the owner of one of the largest wholesales business in the country.  It was a simple dispute with the manufacturer from whom he brought preserves that led him to try the experiment of manufacturing for himself.  His enterprise at Colne had considerably developed, and he sold it to two of his travelers.  So successful was his new venture that he founded a factory at Bootle in 1874 and after twelve years he removed to Aintree, the works there being rapidly enlarged and supplemented by the rebuilding of an extensive factory at Southwark, London, where many hundreds of men, women, and girls were employed.  A model village for the workpeople and a large area of houses let on the hire purchase principle (an anticipation of the small Dwellings Acquisition Act) form, together with several institutions, notable features of the Aintree estate.  Sir William acquired a large acreage in Bedfordshire for the growth of fruit.  He paid visits to the orange distincts of Spain, whence he imported largely.  In early business life his holidays were restricted to about three days in the year.  He was married on a Whit-Monday and reopened his shop the next morning.  There is a well-authenticapted story that on January 1st 1877, Sir William (then Mr.) Hartley and his wife wrote out a vow in a little notewbook that henceforth they would give one-tenth of their income to the cause of religion, and ever since his “giving” had been on a systemation and proportionate plan, though the original 10 per cent, had long ago been left behind.  The magnitude of their philanthropy was such that probably their grits to religion and charity grew in the end to be one-third of their income.  Sir William reaped enormous wealth, but never allowed it to become his mater.  “Nothing raises money to a higher plane and gibes it a more real interest than systematic giving”  he declared.  “I sit on my money; I don’t let it sit on me.  To distribute my money is a harder and more anxious task than making it.”  In our record of his enterprise and munificence, pride of place must be given to his gifts to his native town of Colne.  In 1910 he gave to the town a block of 20 handsome cottage homes or almshouses in Keighley-road for the aged poor of Colne and Trawden, with a turret clock in the centre of the property.  This scheme involved him an expenditure of from $8,000 to $10,000.  This was a happy sequence of the conferring upon his exactly a year previously of the dignity of Knighthood.  Sir William in 1912 built the Hartley Homes at Colne, thwe town having already received from him the gift of a Cottage Hospital.  In September, 1921 the foundation stone was laid of a magnificent new hospital.  This hospital upon which no expense is being spared to makle it as complete and up-to-date as possible, adjoins the Hartley Homes, and is now in process of errection.  It will supersede the Colne Jubilee Cottage Hospital which was erected fully equipped, and presented to the borough by Sir William on condition that an endowment fund equal to the cost was raised by the townspeople.  On April 1st, 1898, the foundation stone was laid by him, and the Hospital was formally opened on April 21st 1900, by the Early of Derby.  In 1914 Sir William offered to erect, equip, and present to the borough a new hospital, provided an assurance was given for its efficient maintence.  The scheme was postponed on account of the war, but in the meantime a suitable site adjoin preparations proceeded with.  On November 9th 1909, Sir William Hartley received the honorary freedom of the berrugn of Colne, the resolution having been inscribed on an illuminated scroll and enclosed in a silver casket.  Colne, it was stated at this presentation, took pride in the career of Sir William, in the splendid spirit which had animated him, and in the fact that he was the first native of the borough on whom the King had conferred the honour of knighthood.  In a reminiscent reply, Sir William gave a glimpse of the strenuous labours of his early days.  He remarked.  “Which the Major brought me to his house this afternoon on Keighley-road.  It remained me that forty-six or forty-seven years ago, I walked the same road, and on through Lance-shawbridge over Lancashire Moor to Stanbury, journey by journey starting from my home in Colne-lane before five o’clock in the morning calling upon my first customer at about seven o’clock, I walked to Haworth, Oakworth, and to Keighley Station, so tired that I was very glad to sit down in the station, I walked about twenty miles, I had called on twenty customers and on many a journey I did not make a shilling.  It took a good deal of resolution to keep that up.”  Colne further honoured him, in 1919 with the request that he should accept the Mayor of the borough, but this he declined on medical advice and because of his distance with dence.  The Primitive Methodist Churches in the two Burnley circuit, as will as in the Nelson and Colne circuity benefitted considerably from his beneficence, through which nearly all of them are now free from debt.  He must have given thousands of pounds to the churches of the connexion in this district, on the principe of supplying the balance if the churches themselves would raise a certain amount.  In this way he has helped to clear the debts off Bethal, Rehoboth, Padiham, and Howard-street churches, while julilee, which is working towards debt liquidation, has also received a strong helping from him.  In 1886 Sir William built his present factory at aintree and two years later began to build round it a model village for his workpeople.  He also came to own large estates in Bedfordshire and Essex, where most of the fruit for his jam is grown.  In 1900 he opened a second factory in South London, which brought up the total capacity of his works to 200 tons of jam a day.  He was one of the pioneers of profit-sharing and in 1893 started a scheme which put something like $5,000 a year into the pocket’s of his workpeople.  Meanwhile his grits to charity were continually growing.  The Primitive Methodist Church benefitted particularly.  Sir William practically created the Chapel Aid Association, and twice enlarged the miniters training colleage at Manchester, now called by his name, at a total cost of about $50,000.  To Liverpool he gave $13,000 to provide botanical laboratories at the University and $7,500 towards the cost of the Delamere Sanatorium for tuberqulosis.  At Aintree he built an institute, a model of its kind, at a cost of nearly $20,000.  In 1908 he purchased for $31,000 the Holborn Town Hall for use as a Methodist Church House.  On the outbreak of war in 1914 Sir William sent $10,000 to the relief funds and doubled the weekly contributions of his workpeople.  In 1916 he commemorated his 70th birthday by giving $30,000 to charities, largely divided between London and Liverpool hospital.  The same year he celebrated his golden wedding.  Politically, Sir William was a staunch Liberal, but he was not a strong party man, and refused various offers to stand for Parliament.  When news of Sir Williams death was received at Soouthport Town Hall the flag there was lowered to half-mast.  Warin tributes to Sir William’s work were paid by the magistrates at the local police court.  He is survived by a wodow, one son and seven daughters of whom six are married.  The oldest daughter is married to the Rev J.T. Barkby, a well-known Primitive Methodist minister and another to Mr. J.S. Higham, late M.P. for Sowerby, <iss Hartley, one of his daughters is the present Mayor of Southport.  Sir William was described as “one of the greatest and most generous sons the Primitive Methodist church ever possessed.”  And in recognition of his splendid services he was elected in 1909, president of that church, being the first layman to hold the position for over 50 years. 

October 30, 1922. The Evening Express
Everton Sign an International
Everton have made an important capture in securing the signature of Alfred Harland, the Irish international goalkeeper. When I saw him in the inter-league game at Bolton he showed exceptional skill, especially in dealing with low shots, and in the international at West Bromwich he also carried off the honours on the Irish side. Naturally English managers became keenly intervened in him, and there was lively competition for his services. The persuasive powers, of Mr. Tom McIntosh won the day and Harland joins the playing staff at Goodison Park. Harland has been with Linfield for two seasons, and is well built for a custodian, being 5ft 10ins. He weights 11st 7lb and is 23 years of age, so that if he returns his skill Everton have done a particularly good stroke of business.

October 30, 1922. The Evening Express
Everton Turn The Tables on the Forest
Everton have turned the corner, and I trust, now that the Blues have got their head in front for the first time since the Cardiff match, that the boys will go on from success to success. Their display against the Forest and refreshing, and even if several chances were missed, four goals to two is good enough to be going on with. Compared with the play at Nottingham there was far more wim in it, and the dash near goal made all the difference. On the whole it was a capital game to watch, there being plenty of good football and at times the skilful movements of the home forwards were delightful, I must say that I have never seen (writes Liver) Fazackerley play so well as he did in this game. He subtle passes were Buchan like in their accuracy and it was undoubtedly a brainy movement which resulted in the first goal. “Fazy,” as a matter of fact, had a foot in the majority of the aggressive movements and there is no doubt that he is still a most polished and enterprising exponent. Chedgzoy was rather too much inclined for a pop when to me it appeared that he would have done better to middle the ball. Chadwick got two capital goals and a player who can do this is well worth his place. The centre would probably recall the phrase. “He who hesitates a lost,” when he failed by a fraction of a second to get to the ball first when he had a glorious chance. Williams as usual, was always in the picture. This Lancashire lad is a rare trier and a fine shot. He never gives up, and his tussle with the half-back to secure the ball to send on to Chadwick to score the fourth goal demonstrated his pluck and determination. Davie Reid gave a vastly improved display, his centres being of nice height and strength. Everton’s halves were a worrying trio, with Hart the outstanding figure. The captain is undoubtedly a fine footballer. Fleetwood retains the ability to break up opposing attacks and he was usually in the right spot. Peacock too, was useful but not quite at his beat. Raitt and McDonald kicked and tackled with skill and judgment. Fern made one particularly fine save from Nelis. On the Forest side, Bennett lacked the experience of Hardy, and Jones and Bulling were not up to their usual high standard. The halves were fair, and Spavin was the live wire of the attack. His two goals were beauties. The inside will remember with pleasure his experience against Everton for he obtained a quartette of goals. A collection in aid of the widow and children of the man Ingram polished £25 16s 2d.
McDougall for Goodison?
Everton I understand (says a writer in the Athletic News) are still keen on securing J. McDowell the big centre half back of Airdireonians but they have not yet persuaded the manager Mr. William Orr to part with him. McDougall is one of the best of the young players who have shown real promise within the past season or two. Possessed of a splendid physique –he is 5ft 11ins and 12st –this Glasgow born young man plays the game with an intelligence which bids fair to develop into genius skill. Though stronger than the average player to whom he finds, himself opposed he shows little inclination to prevail by sheer force. Up to Saturday, no opposing centre forward, except Adams of St. Mirren had scored against Airdreonians. Is not that an indirect tribute to the prowess of the centre half back? McDougall’s first senior club was Greenock Morton, who realize now that they made a mistake in parting with him. Accidents like that will happen.

October 30, 1922. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
Everton broke their sequence of defeats with a capital win over Notts Forest, at Goodison Park on Saturday, and, following upon three successive defeat, their success was very welcome. It was a splendid game, played in the best spirit with football of the exhilarating type brought out the cleverness of both sides. Everton's success was due in the main to the capacity for taking advantage of their chances. In point of skill there was little to choose between the sides and in the first half Notts, although they never gained the lead, were frequently dangerous, while the footwork of the forwards was exceedingly good. Everton too played with a freshness and buoyancy that brought its due reward.

Fazackerley, after several weeks, absence, returned to the side, and his artistry lent balance to the Everton attack. He was never very prominent, but all he did was marked by cleverness and judgement. Reid who occupied the outside left position, played with great heartiness, and in conjunction with Williams made a wing that was always troublesome. Chadwick has improved his method of distribution, and thus becomes a more important factor in the attack. He has still however, to overcome a tendency to hesitate in front of goal. Chedgzoy was not as prominent as usual, and his centres were often badly placed. The half-backs were very powerful and uniformly good. So, too, were the backs, and Fern did his work well. The Forest played a fine open game, and although many of the 40,000 spectators were disappointed at Hardy's absence though a chill, they saw a clever goalkeeper in Bennett, whose clean and sure catching was generally, admired. The backs were unsteady, but the half-backs made a splendid line. Burton was more than useful in attack, and Parker was a powerful pivot. Spaven was easily the most outstanding figure in the forward line. He could shoot from any angle, and his dexterous manceurving created most of the scoring chances. Tinsley and Martin had a fine understanding, and did excellent work in the first half. Neils was too well guarded by Fleetwood to be often dangerous and Gibson was moderate.

The game was only five minutes old when Fazackerley scored Everton's first goal, which was the result of a cleverly engineered attack. Reid took the ball almost to the corner, and with a perfect centre placed it so that Fazackerley easily headed into the net. Then Spaven almost equalised, for Fern had to fall to keep out a fine shot. Play was keen, and both sides played sparkling football. The forwards were not afraid to shoot, and a clever thrust by Tinsley was rather faultily cleared by McDonald. A moment later Hart fell back to prevent Spaven advantage of a clever run and centre by Martin. At twenty minutes, however, Chadwick added a second goal, and in doing so he took advantage of Jones, who was busy fastening his boots when Chadwick fastened on to a long forward pass and went through to score with a long drive. Everton continued to show capital work, and the pace was certainly very keen. Spaven reduced the lead by snapping up a chance that might have escaped a slower moving forward. The ball appeared to be going wide of the Everton goal when Spaven deftly shot hard into the net. Near the interval Chadwick missed a glorious chance provided by Fazackerley. He was slow to appreciate the position, and allowed Armstrong to clear. When the game was resumed after the interval Chadwick missed another chance through hesitating, and Neils was likewise robbed by Hart under similar conditions. Williams scored a third goal for Everton at fifth-four minutes. It was a fine shot and a clever individual effort on the part of Williams, as he had to dash between the Notts backs before taking aim. Chadwick scored again at seventy-five minutes; but much to the credit belonged to Williams, who made the gaol possible through his persistent tackling of Parker. Two minutes later Spaven added a second for Notts –the result of a brilliant dribble and shot. Teams: - Everton: - Fern, goal, Raitt, and McDonald, backs, Peacock, Fleetwood, and Hart (captain), half-backs, Chedgzoy, Fazackerley, Chadwick, Williams, and Reid, forwards. Nottingham Forest: - Bennett, goal, Bulling, and Jones backs, Armstrong, Parker and Burton, half-backs, Gibson, Spaven, Neils, Tinsley, and Martin, forwards.

October 30, 1922. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
Burnley Reserves registered another victory over Everton Reserves by 5 goals to 2, and this result was hardly expected considering the strong visitors' team, and the run of the play. In the first half Everton were not so trustful as Burnley, and lost the advantage of some good field work Kemp was weak in goal whereas Moorwood on the other side was in good form. All the Burnley forwards, scored once, these being Waller, Wards, Lindsay, Richardson, and Fisher. Forbes and Wall scored Everton's goals in each half. Everton's shooting was very faulty.

October 30, 1922. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
The Everton club on Saturday signed Alfred Harland, the Irish International goalkeeper. Harland who is 23 years old, stands 5ft 10ins and weights 11 stone 7lbs, played this season for the Irish league against England league at Bolton and against the Scottish league at Glasgow, and for Ireland against England in the international match at West Brom on Saturday, when he gave a fine display. Harland went to Linfield towards the end of the 1919-20 season from Dummtry from which club Everton secured Robert Irvine their inside right. Harland assisted Linfield to win the Irish championship last year and seven additional trophies.

Hull Daily Mail - Tuesday 31 October 1922
Everton have secured the transfer of A. Harland, the Linfield and Irish International goalkeeper, at a fee stated to be in the region of  £1,500.  It's is Harland's second season in senior football.  He appeared in three Irish representation games this month within ten days, the inter League games at Bolton and Glasgow and the international at Birmingham. 

Dundee Evening Telegraph - Tuesday 31 October 1922
Harland of Linfield Transferred to Everton.
Everton have secured the transfer A. Harland, the Linfield and Irish international goalkeeper, at a fee  stated to be in the region of £1500. It is Harland's second season in senior football. He appeared in three Irish representative games this month within ten days, the inter-League games at Bolton and Glasgow and the international at Birmingham. Aston Villa were also negotiating for Harland's services. Harland was the outstanding player the international, and his goalkeeping saved his country from much heavier defeat. Two seasons ago he was junior with Dunmurry in the same club from which Everton secured Irvine, their Irish international inside right.



October 1922