August 21, 1922
Although they enjoyed a remarkable run of successes in cup competitions last season, Huddersfield Town experienced some anxiety with regard to their position in the League, and the executive have devoted themselves to averting such a catastrophe in the current campaign.
During the season there was much controversy in Huddersfield as to the comparative claims of Alex Mutch and Ted Davis for the position of goalkeeper. Neither of these players have been re-signed, Mutch having been transferred to Newcastle United and Davis to Blackburn Rovers. Ted Taylor, who last season kept goal for Oldham Athletic, will be the first choice for this position.
It is hoped that the signing on of John Walter, the outside-right, formerly of Bristol Rovers, will strengthen that position. One of his club colleagues, David Steele, a left half-back, was engaged at the same time. The only other new player signed on is a junior wing or centre half-back – E. Goodier, of Little Hulton, near Bolton. Colin Mackay, who can play either at half-back or forward, has been transferred to Bradford City.
During the close season much terracing has been done at the Bradley Mills end of the field, and it is computed that the ground will now hold 50,000 spectators. The playing area has been enlarged. At the end of last season the third tam was withdrawn from the West Riding League, and it has been entered for the new Yorkshire Mid-Week League. The reserves will again take part in the Central League.
The full list of professionals signed on is as follows: –
|Ted Taylor||Liverpool||Goalkeeper||5 8 1/2||11 10|
|Billy Cowell||Acomb||Goalkeeper||5 10 1/2||10 8|
|J. Massey||Manchester||Goalkeeper||6 1||12 10|
|James Wood||Sunderland||Right back||5 7||10 8|
|Ned Barkas||Wardley Colliery||Right back||5 9||11 10|
|Sam Wadsworth||Darwen||Left back||5 8 1/2||11 5|
|Roy Goodall||Dronfield||Left back||6 0||11 3|
|Harry Cawthorne||Handsworth||Left back||5 11||11 6|
|Charlie Slade||Bristol||Left half||5 6 1/2||10 3|
|Ted Goodier||Little Hulton||Half back||5 11||10 0|
|Tommy Wilson||Seaham Colliery||Centre half||5 10||11 12|
|George Stentiford||London||Centre half||5 9||11 6|
|Bertie Smith||London||Centre half||5 9||11 8|
|Billy Watson||Bolton-on-Dearne||Left half||5 9||11 5|
|Harry Brough||Gainsborough||Left half||5 8 1/2||11 8|
|David Steele||Carluke||Left half||5 8 1/2||10 7|
|George Richardson||Seaham Colliery||Outside right||5 6 1/2||10 0|
|Joe Walter||Bristol||Outside right||5 7 1/2||10 3|
|Len Marlow||Putney||Outside right||5 8 1/2||11 0|
|Frank Mann||Newark||Inside right||5 7 1/2||11 9|
|Billy Johnston||Edinburgh||Inside right||5 8||11 12|
|Ernie Islip||Sheffield||Centre forward||5 7 3/4||11 4|
|George Brown||Mickley||Centre forward||5 9 1/2||10 8|
|Clem Stephenson||Seaton Delaval||Inside left||5 7 1/2||11 3|
|Billy Smith||Sheffield||Inside left||5 8||11 0|
|T. Langham||Burnley||Inside left||5 10||11 0|
|William H. Smith||Tanfield Farm||Outside left||5 10||11 4|
|Jack Byers||York||Outside left||5 8||11 0|
(Athletic News: August 21, 1922)
Huddersfield Town, 1922-23.