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1912-13 Friendlies

QUEENS PARK RANGERS : Tom Robinson Testimonial

Upton Park

3 - 2 (Hilsdon 3 [3 pens])

14 October 1912

MANCHESTER CITY

Season 1912-13 1911-12 Friendlies 1913-14 Friendlies

Upton Park

2 - 4 (Shea 2)

4 November 1912

12_11_02 WHU v. Man City

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

An exceptionally rare programme for this Monday afternoon mid-season friendly against Manchester City.

 

In the summer of 1912 George Webb moved from West Ham United to Manchester City of the Football League First Division, but after playing just two games, both 1–0 away wins, against Notts County and Manchester United, he fell out with the Maine Road club when he discovered that a transfer fee had been paid to the Hammers for his services, which went against his principles as an amateur. Part of the transfer deal also included the playing of a friendly game between West Ham United and Manchester City at the Boleyn Ground on November 4, 1912, the first ever meeting between the two sides, which Manchester City won 4–2.

Hughes

Rothwell

Irvine

Whiteman

Burton

Blackburn

Ashton

Shea

Denyer

Burrill

Dawson

12_11_02 WHU v. Man City inside 12_10_14 WHU v. QPR Robinson Benefit Ticket

Please note:

It appears that the printers have re-used the outer cover from the previous Saturday’s home fixture against Gillingham on 2nd November and inserted a new middle page with team line-ups for this friendly match played on November 4th 1912. Presumably because they had surplus copies of the outer cover left over from the game two days earlier?

CLAPTON ORIENT : MCC Cup - Reserve Team game

Upton Park

0 - 2

21 September 1912

QUEENS PARK RANGERS : First team friendly

Park Royal Ground

2 - 3 ( ? )

30 September 1912