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Fred Spiksley: Judge for yourselves
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Judge for yourselves
Fred Spiksley | 06/01/1930
T. E. Williams, Erdington, asks "old-timers" how the following present-day team would fare gainst old favourites:
Thomson (Celtic); Cresswell (Everton), Mort (Aston Villa); Edwards (Leeds United), Griffiths (Everton), Gibson (Aston Villa); Jackson (Huddersfield Town), Hine (Leicester City), Gallacher (Newcastle United), James (Arsenal), and Cook (Portsmouth).
I will give him three teams, with reserves, of different decades, and leave " old-timers" to answer. I have not drawn on the many good Scottish players other than those who were connected with English clubs:
Trainer (Preston North End); Nick Ross (Preston North End), Dan Doyle (Everton); Jimmy Forrest (Blackburn Rovers), Dave Russell (Preston North End), N. C. Bailey (Corinthians); Jack Gordon (Preston North End), Jimmy Ross (Preston North End), John Southworth (Blackburn Rovers). W. N. Cobbold (Corinthians), and Dennis Hodgetts (Aston Villa).
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Hodgetts Southworth Gordon
Cobbold J. Ross
Bailey Russell Forrest
Doyle N. Ross
Reserves: John Goodall (Preston North End), Tinsley Lindley (Nottingham Forest), John Holt (Everton), and Donald Gow (Sunderland)
Foulke (Sheffield United); M'Combie (Sunderland), Crabtree (Aston Villa); Frank Forman (Nottingham Forest), Alec Raisbeck (Liverpool), Needham (Sheffield United); Bassett (Weet Bromwich Albion), Bloomer (Derby County), Bob M'Coll (Newcastle United). Fred Wheldon (Aston Villa), and Bob Templeton (Aston Villa).
Templeton M'Coll Bassett
Needham Raisbeck Forman
Reserves: G. O. Smith (Corinthians), J. T. Robertson (Everton), Tom Crawshaw (Shefield Wednesday), and Howard Spencer (Aston Villa).
Hardy (Aston Villa); Crompton (Blackburn Rovers), Pennington (West Bromwich Albion); Andy Aitken (Newcastle United), Charles Roberts (ManChester United), P. M'William (Newcastle United); Meredith (Manchester City), Fleming (Swindon), V. Woodward (Tottenham Hotspur), Grenville Morris (Nottingham Forest), and George Wall (Manchester United).
G. Wall Woodward Meredith
P. M'William Roberts Aitken
Reserves: Andrew Wilson (Sheffield Wednesday), Wedlock (Bristol City), Joe Bache (Aston Villa), and Ben Warren (Derby County and Chelsea).