The lions of the Second Division


January 1, 1896
Burton Wanderers and Manchester City are still the lions of the Second Division, with Liverpool prowling angrily behind them. Liverpool in this division are the prototype of Everton in the other, but with this difference; that there is no team among the whole thirty-two with so pronounced an ability to win away from home as have the Burton Wanderers. The strange part about it is that the Wanderers have hardly a single player who can be called famous. People know, in a dim sort of way, that there is a place called Burton, they realise also that there is a team there called the Wanderers; but ask them to name a single player, and they ill tell you they have a friend to meet round the corner.
(Source: The Sketch: January 1, 1896)

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