Category Archives: 1920s

Charlie Buchan

Charlie Buchan, Sunderland; "Touched By God" Given the stature with which Charlie Buchan was viewed in the game the ace marksman could legitimately claim to be the greatest Sunderland player ever. Football player, decorated WW1 hero, newspaper columnist, friend of the stars; Buchan kept company with the likes of cricketing icon Sir Jack Hobbs. A…
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Clapton Orient 1 v 2 Chelsea, 1925

Clapton Orient 1 v 2 Chelsea Millfields Road 19 September 1925 Turnbull Wins The Day Played in front of 15,538 fans at the home of Clapton Orient it was Chelsea who returned home to Stamford Bridge with the two points thanks to a brace from Bob Turnbull. Former England international and twice a Hammer, Danny…
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Norwich City, John Gurkin

[caption id="attachment_2549" align="alignnone" width="604"] John Gurkin, Norwich City.[/caption]   John Gurkin Described as being of ‘strapping physique’ on signing for Exeter City in the summer of 1929, Gurkin was a man of many clubs. He played in County Durham for Dean Bank and then South Hetton Royal Rovers. An automatic choice in the defensive pivot’s…
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West Ham United

[caption id="attachment_2539" align="alignnone" width="604"] West Ham United, 1923, Boleyn Ground, East LondonRichards, Ruffell, Moore, Tresadern, Brown, Watson, Young, Henderson, Kay, Bishop, Hufton, Trainer Paynter[/caption] West Ham United; 1923 FA Cup Final The first Final at the new stadium at Wembley, played on 28 April 1923, was marked by disorderly scenes unparalleled in the history of…
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