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Nuggets from Cricket and Football Field (April 22, 1893)


April 22, 1893
* Goodisonians must please not shout at Liverpool – the team may break.
* There is no Houlding Dick since Liverpool were, and Mrs. Dick’s a daisy.
* On Monday at Anfield: Bolton Wanderers; at Goodison: Preston North End.
* A certain Anfield fishmonger knows more about football than anyone else – or he thinks he does.
* Alex Latta was the recipient of a great ovation, and – better still – a good bag of shekels on Tuesday night.
* Jimmy Ross has been reserving himself for the final tie, and has kept himself in condition for playing cricket.
* “Goodisonoans are now at war with Bootle and Liverpool – to the loss of the latter clubs, undoubtedly.”
* £500, said the Celtic president, will not bring Dan Doyle to Everton next season. He is too comfortable to leave Glasgow.
* South Shore were £100 in debt, and £85 were stumped down in the Committee room, the Chairman heading the list.
* Was that an unrehearsed incident, when the Everton toffee lady presented Alex Latta at halftime with a sample of her wares?
* £2 a man for beating Bootle in the semi-final is a not bad for the Liverpool players or for the club. There must be plenty of corn in Egypt yet.
* Heard off Everton ground. “It was well worth a tanner to see that big Irish son of a sea cook with his head down walking through his opponents.”
* Allow me to thank you, Everton, for your goodness in allowing Bootle two-thirds of the gate net Tuesday, and may your third be equal to some halves.
* The general verdict of the Everton v Celtic match is that it was one of the best games ever witnessed; pure science in all its branches, holding the people spell-bound.
* Jock Smith, well-known in Newcastle, and Malcolm McVean of Liverpool, spent the most part of last week in the northern coal city, and caused much uneasiness for the committee. McVean was pardoned, but Smith was suspended for a time.
* A certain Everton forward who was disporting himself at New Brighton evidently thinks himself a gay Lothario.
(Cricket and Football Field: April 22, 1893)

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