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Harry BROWN (goalkeeper)-Born at Keith RU-R (centre half) - Signed
Kingsbury, London. Joined Q.P.R. from Methley United. Was amateur
in 1942 and played regularly in the with Huddersfield Town. Has played
first team until he joined the for Yorkshire Amateurs. Two
Services. Transferred to -Notts seasons ago played centre half in
County in 1946, and after 33 seasons the West Riding Representative
went to Derby County. Returned to team against the South African
Q.P.R. in August, 1951. Played in touring team. Can also play full
the famous fog-bound game a t back.
Tottenham-:Arsenal v Dynamos. Peter ANGELL (left half)-Joined the
Pat WOODS (right back)-.Came to the Rangers from Slough Town in the
Rangers direct from school in the summer of 1953. Only played two
summer of 1948. Worked on the or three games in the Reserves
ground staff until old enough to befoi-e gaining a regular position in
become a professional. Was a t first the first team. A player with x
a centre forward, but moved to full future.
back during his first season with the Albert POUNDER (outside right)-A
Rangers. I s now looked upon as a native of Charlton. Was professional
regular first team player. there for 4 years before coming to
Tony I N G W I (left back)-.Born a t the Rangers in February, 1953. I s
Harrogate. Joined Rangers from one of the tallest wingers in the
Leeds United in June, 1950. Been a Third Division.
regular first teamer since he arrived Conway SMITH (inside right)-.Born at
a t Shepherds Bush. Huddersfield. The son of W. H.
George PETCHEY (right half)-A Lon- Smith, the famous England and
doner by birth, he first signed a s a Huddersfield Town outside left.
professional in August, 1948, for Joined Rangers from Huddersfield
West Ham United. Joined Rangers Town on the last day for transfers, :
in July, 1953. He is a very strong March, 1951.
tackler. I (Continued on page 8)

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appearance of Sammy Anderson must be


EDITORIAL regarded a s very satisfactory indeed and,
taken all round, the game showed the
OFFICES: wisdom of the policy of giving youth its
Boundary Park, Sheepfoot L a g chancc.
Oldham.. Tel. No.: Main 4972
CLUB COLOUES: Blue snd On the not-so-pleasant side was the
White Shirts; White Knickers 5,000 gate. We are wondering where
Directors: the remaining 10,000 spend their Satur-
day afternoons. It has been said that
the public will only follow a winning
team and yet it cannot be said that onr
home record is so bad.
We have been looking it up and here
Msnsger: G. F. M. Hardwick it is over the last season and a half:
Secretary: F. Buckley
Hon. !L'reasurer: R. Blellor Played 33, won 18, drawn 9, lost 6, goals
Trainer: W. T h o m a s for 66, against 36. Comparing the record
of Manchester United for instance, who
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now top the First Division : Played 31,
won 20, drawn 6, lost 5, goals for 70,
against
- 42.
In our notes in last Saturday's From these comparisons the winning
programme we said, " On the law of team argument doesn't sound so good
averages the tide must turn soon," and and we feel there must be something
it so happened that even while those other than this that is keeping the
notes were being read our lads came customers away. We can understand a
along with the best performance of the drop in attendance from First Division
season. to Second, and a further drop in the
I
Four good goals scored and some Third Division, but i t is difficult to
more missed, and all created by good understand the huge drop from what our
football; that was the nett result of the gates used t o be and what they are now.
game against Tranmere, but there is Today we give a welcome to Queens
more to it than even the result, for Park Rangers who have come up from
several facts stand out from this game. the capital city to fill in what would
otherwise have been a blank date.
Perhaps first and foremost, the success The Rangers are a very old club, being
of King a t centre forward, brought in
two weeks ago in an emergency with the founded in 1885, adopted professionalism
very satisfying performance of scoring in 1898, and joined the Southern League
three goals and seeing his team gain in 1899. Elected to the Football League
three points, and this after a run of six South in 1920, they were runners-up in
games without a win. Only the future 1946-47 and gained promotion in 1947-48.

i will tell whether this is King's best The following season they finished 13th
position, but certainly so far the experi- in the Second Division. They were
ment has proved a n undoubted success. relegated in 1951-52.
Paying their first-ever visit to Oldham
The return of Ken Chaytor, who we hope the match will give some idea
showed something of the form of last of the relative strength of the two league
season, was a very welcome sign that sections, and that they will take back
still another of our youngsters is ready with them happy memories of Boundary
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D ~ S I O N(Northem) FlXTURE$t 1955-56 LEAGUE
Athletic scores first

~ u g .20-Bradford City .....................H


ZZ-Stock ort County (Yon.) .....A
27-~cun&or~e United .............. ..A Aug. 20-Bolton W. " A '1' ............
A 0--3
30-Stock~ort County (Tues.) ....H
.........;.................... 27-Manchester U. (60) H ... 2-4
Sept. 3-Rochdale A Sept. 3-Barroy, Ryerves ..................H 6-0
+Mansfield Town (Mon.) .......A
........................ 1bBury A (sc) ..................
A 1-1
. ,, .H 17-RocPdalea,Re;,erves (sc) .......H
.. .
- 10--Workington 6-0
12-Mansfield Town (Mon.) ......H 24-Everton A ....................... 2--1
17-York City .............................A
21-Wrexham (Wed.) .................A
Oct. I-Blackburn Rovezs ':A" ......
H
... 61
24--Derby County .......................H
27-Hartlepools United (Tues.) ...H
8-Man~hester~~C. A
18-~olton W. A (sc) .. (sc) A
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22-Barrow Rpseyes ..................A
H
0-4
1-4
3-2
Oct. 1-<rewe Alexandra ..................A 29-Burnley A ......................H 3-0
8--4rimsby Town .....................H Nov. &Burnley " A ........................A 2--2
1Whesterfleld ..........................A 12-Mancheater C. " A (sc) ......H 1-1
ZZ-Chester ................................ .H 19-Blackpool "A" .....................
H 2-0
29-Barrow ................................ .A 26-Everton "A" ....................... .H 1-0
Nov. SAccrington Stanley ...............H Dec. 3-Rochdale Res. ( ~ c ).............. A 2-0
12-Darlin ton .......................... A 10-Manch~ste~U. A " (sc) ...A
19--Brad. 5.
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2fi-South~ort
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(1st R. F.A. Cup) ...A
............................. A 17-Bury A (sc) ..................H
Dec. 3-Tranmere Rovers .................H
10--Queen's Park R. (fr'ndly) ...H
17-Bradford Cit6 ....................... A Jan.
24--ScuUthOr e luted ............... H
2-
7-Blackburn R. " A " ............
A
26-Halifax gown (Mon.: .........A 14-Boltonaa W.,,A " ..................H
27-Halifax
-. ------- Town (Tues.) ........H 2l-Bury A ...........................
A
31-Rochdale ...............................
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4--Preston N.E.
U;, " 4 .............
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7-Gateshead ............................
......................... .H 11-Manchester U. A ' " ............
14--Workin
21-York C e ? .........................
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..E. 1@-Rochdael Res. .....................
H
2&Carlisle United .................... A Mar.
Feb. &Derby County ......................A -"
11-<rewe Alexandra ................ .H 17-
l&Grimsby Town .....................A 24-Rochdale Res. ......................
A
25--Chesterfield ........................ ..H 31-
Mar. 1--Chester .................................
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A April 2-Manchester C. " A,',' (Mon.) ..A
li+Barrow :..........................
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17-Gateshead 14- -
24-Darlington .......................... .HA 21-Blackpool " A " ....................
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31-Accrington Stanley ..............A
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7-Southport .............................
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21-Carlisle United ....................H
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rarhletic scores first)
Ianchester City,." B',' (sc) H ...
Janchester .,U. B
B"
(sc) ...
..................A Hobson, W. ..........
jl-~oltonW
&&Tanchest& U. "B" (sc) (post-
A
Walker, T. ...........
. poned) .:-................................
$dtockgort ,$!. "'A " (sc) .......A
H Neale, P. ............... --
A " (sc) ..............
Smith,L. ...............
k--~ochdfle
l-Bu . B " (sc) .,..................
A
H Travis, D. .......
8-~to?iport C. " A (sc) ......P Hardwick, G. Ii
15-Preston N.E. " B " .............. A Kerr, J. .................
2SBolton W. B " .................. H VVhyte, A. .............
29-Burnley "B" .........................A
D'Arcy, E. ...........
,v. %Burnley "B"........................H
%Blackburn Rov. "B" ............
................... A McGlen, W. ..........
19-Blackpool "B"
26-Bury "B" .(sc), ,
..H
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.A Chaytor, K. ..........
!c. 3-Accrington
.&Preston N.,E.
S. .‘ ;;; .............
.............H
H
Bollands, J.
Garland, R.
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.7-Black ool B "
64-&ianctester, c.,;~
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B " (sc) .....A
Ai. Scrine, F. ..............
26-Rochdale A ...........
.H Crook, G. ..............
.n. 7-Manchester Utd. ("A " .........
A- O'Donnell, J. .........
1 4 S t o c k ort C "A
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.H King, D. ..............
28-M' ~ "B "
C h ~ s t eCity .........
A Brook, L. .............
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ll-Maiichester Yfd. " B " ........H
H Fawley, R.
25-Stockq?rt ,?. A " ...............
H Anderson, 2. ........
Mar. 3-Bury B ...........................
A Naylor, W. ...........
17-Accrington S " " ............
A Jackson, H. ..........
2 4 - ~ l a c k b u r ~ , ~*B
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mllie (centre f o r w a r d t B o r n Future Home Matches
I a t Larkhall, near Glasgow. Rangers
signed him from Petershill, a Glas- Saturday' December
gow junior club, in February, 1954. Athletic Res. V. Bury "A"
Several senior clubs were keen to KICK-OFF 2-15 p.m.
secure the signature of this player.
Saturday, December 24th-
Babby N
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Y1 Greenock. A clever ball player who
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against England and Ireland in 1947. Monday, December .26th-
Joined Rangers from Port Glasgow
Rovers, a Greenock juvenile team,
Athletic Res. v. ManChester City"A
in June, 1950. KICK-OFF 2-15 p.m.

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