Monday, 4 March 2013

Birmingham Evening Gazette - These Are Soccer Stars, New Series

These Are Soccer Stars, New Series
Birmingham Evening Gazette

Another of the very collectable newspaper issued from just after the Second World War. Supposedly a set of 58, there are 9 players missing from the checklist below. I'm always interested to hear from anyone who can fill in any gaps.

2. Jesse Pye (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
3. Joe Mercer (Everton)
4. Leon Leuty (Derby County)
5. Ted Ditchburn (Tottenham Hotspur)
6. George Eastham (Blackpool)
7. Tommy Walker (Chelsea)
8. Kevin O'Flanagan (Arsenal)
9. Fred Ramscar (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
10. Albert Stubbins (Newcastle United)
11. Gerald McAloon (Brentford)
12. Leslie Compton (Arsenal)
13. Jim Pemberton (West Bromwich Albion)
14. Bryn Jones (Arsenal)
15. Arthur Turner (Colchester United)
16. Frank Swift (Manchester City)
17. R. Langton (Blackburn Rovers)
18. Ray Devey (Birmingham City)
19. Fred Betts (Coventry City)
20. G. Wharton (Portsmouth)
21. William Gorman (Brentford)
23. Neil Franklin (Stoke City)
24. Wilf Mannion (Middlesbrough)
25. George Marks (Blackburn Rovers)
27. A.W. Fielding (Everton)
28. Len Shackleton (Newcastle United)
29. Fred Steele (Stoke City)
30. Jack Sankey (Northampton)
32. Jackie Robinson (Sheffield Wednesday)
33. Jimmy McAlinden (Portsmouth)
34. James Blair (Blackpool)
35. Frank Soo (Luton Town)
36. Sep Smith (Leicester City)
37. Jack Oakes (Charlton Athletic)
38. Dai Jones (Leicester City)
39. William Kidd (Chesterfield)
40. Stanley Matthews (Stoke City)
41. James Todd (Port Vale)
42. George Mountford (Stoke City)
44. M. Fenton (Middlesbrough)
45. George Antonio (Stoke City)
46. William Shankley (Preston North End)
47. Douglas Duncan (Luton Town)
48. George Drury (West Bromwich Albion)
49. A.H. Gibbons (Bradford Park Avenue)
50. George Hardwick (Middlesbrough)
53. Tom Finney (Preston North End)
56. Alex Herd (Manchester City)
57. C. Bicknell (West Ham United)
58. M. Dunkley (Manchester City)

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