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155 Squad vs. Luxembourg
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157 Squad vs. Ireland

Friday, 26 May 1927
End-of-Season Tour Friendly Match

France 0 England 6 [0-2]

Match Summary
France Squad
England Squad
Team Records
   
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The Rose squad for the tour of Continent  May 1927
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Capt
Bishop, Sidney M. 10 February 1900 27 LH Leicester City FC 3 1 0
Brown, George 22 June 1903 23 IR Huddersfield Town AFC 5 2 0
Brown, John H. 19 March 1899 28 GK The Wednesday FC 4 7 GA 0
Dean, William R. 22 January 1907 20 CF Everton FC 4 10 0
Edwards, Willis 28 April 1903 23 RH Leeds United AFC 7 0 0
Goodall, F. Roy 31 December 1902 24 RB Huddersfield Town AFC 4 0 0
Hill, John H. 2 March 1897 30 CH Burnley FC 5 0 2
Hulme, Joseph H.A. 26 August 1904 22 OR The Arsenal FC 3 1 0
Jones, Herbert 3 December 1896 30 LB Blackburn Rovers FC 3 0 0
Kean, Frederick W. 10 December 1898 28 CH The Wednesday FC 7 0 1
Kelly, Robert 16 November 1893 33 OR Huddersfield Town AFC 13 7 0
Page, Louis A. 27 March 1899 28 OL Burnley FC 4 2 0
Rigby, Arthur 7 June 1900 26 IL Blackburn Rovers FC 3 2 0

All information is complete to and including England's last match, fifth of the 1926-27 season, against Luxembourg on 21 May 1927.

Diary

Monday, 10 January 1927 - The International Selection Committee of the Football Association decided to send a representative side to play Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Italy and France. The team will, it is expected, leave England on Monday, 9 May, and be back in England about 28 May.

Monday, 5 April 1927 - The Football Association announced that the projected Continental tour will not now be carried out as originally intended. Unforeseen difficulties have arisen that have caused an entire alteration of plans. The three countries that representative England will meet are Belgium, Luxembourg and France.  One team will leave England on Monday 9 May and will play Belgium at Brussels on 11 May, returning to this country on 12 May. On Thursday, 19 May, a team will leave for Luxembourg, play that country in the capital on 21 May and two days afterwards will journey on to Paris to play France on 26 May. The team will return to England the following day. Wagstaffe Simmons will have charge of both teams.

Friday, 15 April 1927 - The ISC have sent out invitations to the members of the England team who defeated Scotland at Glasgow last week to represent the country in the Continental tour next month. The view was taken that it would be a compliment to the team, and also to the Continental countries that are to be met, to choose them same side, and it is hoped that all will be able to make the two journeys.

Friday, 22 April 1927 - Arthur Kingscott presided over a meeting of the ISC at Russell Square, London, when the Continental tour was given further consideration. It was reported that most probably the exact team that received invitations, with Fred Kean and Bob Kelly included as reserves. Mr Mutters was accepted as the referee for the Belgium match and Mr Van Assche for the Luxembourg match. France are asked to nominate a Swiss or Belgian referee for the Paris fixture.

Wednesday, 11 May 1927 - England's first match of the continental tour ends in an 9-1 victory over Belgium.

Saturday, 21 May 1927 - England's second match of the continental tour ends in an 5-2 victory over Luxembourg.

England Form: last six games
W D D W W W  f 27:a 13  success: 83%
150 24 May 1926 - Belgium 3 England 5 [1-1]
Olympisch Stadion, Kiel, Antwerpen
(33,000)
Thys, R.Braine (2)
F.Osborne (3), Johnson, Carter
Fr AW
151 20 October 1926 - England 3 Ireland 3 [1-2]
Anfield Road, Anfield, Liverpool (25,000)
G.Brown, Spence, Bullock
Gillespie, Davey, Irvine
BC HD
152 12 February 1927 - Wales 3 England 3 [2-2]
The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham (16,000)
L.Davies (2 (1 pen), Lewis
Dean
(2)
, Walker
AD
153 2 April 1927 - Scotland 1 England 2 [0-0]
Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow
(111,214)
Morton
Dean (2)
AW
154 11 May 1927 - Belgium 1 England 9 [0-5]
Stade du Daring Club de Bruxelles, Sint-Jans Molenbeek, Bruxelles (35,000)
Vanhalme
G.Brown (2), Hulme, Rigby (2), Dean (3), Page
Tour AW
155 21 May 1927 - Luxembourg 2 England 5 [2-2]
Stade de la Frontière, Jeunesse, Esch-sur-Alzette (3,789)
Hubert, Lefevre
Dean (3), Kelly, Bishop
AW
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