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David France
1 Posted 03/10/2019 at 04:59:39
Congratulations, Jamie, on your great research and well-crafted article.
Jamie Yates
2 Posted 03/10/2019 at 10:34:38
Many thanks David!

Guys, not sure whether you can edit, but just spotted two missing bits:

Dick Roose’s Everton debut came in a 0-1 home defeat versus Sunderland.

Ashworth’s fellow Evertonian Royal Garrison Artillery member was... inside-left HERBERT ERNEST ‘Bert’ BANKS who made 2 appearances in 1896/97 having been bought out of the Army (72nd Seaforth Highlanders) by Everton.

Phil Parker
3 Posted 03/10/2019 at 13:06:54
I would rather you had said that the Steve Bloomer quote was famous...!

Dennis Stevens
4 Posted 03/10/2019 at 13:32:31
Aye, but would he say it now - or any time in the last 25 years, Phil?
Kieran Kinsella
5 Posted 03/10/2019 at 16:35:28
Looking at that photo I was surprised to see Tony Hibbert sitting on the ground in the front row. Now wonder he was upset at his exit after a century at the club.
Bill Watson
6 Posted 04/10/2019 at 01:15:29
Thanks for a great read, Jamie, and the many hours of research it must have taken to put together.
Peter Mills
7 Posted 04/10/2019 at 08:32:33
Jamie, I was wondering where this tale about a non-scoring diminutive midfielder was heading, but it turned into a very interesting piece of Everton history. Thanks for it.
David Greenwood
8 Posted 04/10/2019 at 20:51:29
Brilliant read, thanks Jamie.
Don Alexander
9 Posted 05/10/2019 at 11:46:13
Another world. Thinking about the 'keeper who got lost in the fog but all they had at the time was horse-drawn transport around town I suppose, and no horse-owner would want to work in thick fog. Shame the club made no apparent effort to meet the lad and escort him to the ground.

Lovely piece to read. Thanks.

Jamie Yates
10 Posted 11/10/2019 at 02:27:46
Haha, good shout that Phil! An honest error on my part, it should read "famous", you're quite right!

Ah well, completes an unwanted hat-trick of mistakes with the two pieces of information I had to hand but forgot to go back and input to the "finished" draft; see my comment above re: Roose's debut and Bert Banks' military service in the same regiment as Ashworth.

I'll get a well-paid job in football journalism at this rate...

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