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253 Party vs. Scotland
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254 Party vs. Portugal
Thursday, 11 May 1950
End-of-Season Continental Pre-World Cup Match


Italy 5 England 0
[3-0]
Match Summary
Italy Party
England Party

Team Records
 
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The England Party for the pre-World Cup Finals tour of the Continent  May 1950
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Capt
Aston, John 3 September 1921 28 LB Manchester United FC 12 0 0
Baily, Edward F. 6 August 1925 24 IL Tottenham Hotspur FC 0 0 0
Bentley, T.F. Roy 17 May 1924 25 CF Chelsea FC 2 1 0
Crosland, John R. 10 November 1922 27 CHB Blackpool FC 0 0 0
Crosland replaced Hughes in the Party on 8 May
Dickinson, James W. 24 April 1925 25 L/RHB Portsmouth FC 5 0 0
Eckersley, William 16 July 1925 24 LB Blackburn Rovers FC 0 0 0
Finney, Thomas 5 April 1922 28 OR Preston North End FC 23 14 0
Froggatt, Redfern 23 August 1924 25 IF Sheffield Wednesday FC 0 0 0
Hughes, Laurie 2 March 1924 26 CHB Liverpool FC 0 0 0
Hughes withdrew from the Party on 6 May because of bruised ribs.
Jones, William H. 13 May 1921 29 CHB Liverpool FC 0 0 0
Langton, Robert 8 September 1918 31 OL Preston North End FC 10 1 0
Lewis, Reginald 7 March 1920 30 IR Arsenal FC 0 0 0
Lewis replaced Shackleton in the Party on 5 May
Mannion, Wilfred J. 16 May 1918 31 IL Middlesbrough FC 17 8 0
Middleton, Raymond 6 September 1919 30 G Chesterfield FC 0 0ᵍᵃ 0
Milburn, John E.T. 11 May 1924 26 CF Newcastle United FC 5 6 0
Mortensen, Stanley H. 26 May 1921 28 IR Blackpool FC 16 17 0
Mullen, James 6 January 1923 27 OL Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 3 1 0
Nicholson, William E. 26 January 1919 31 RHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 0 0 0
Payne, James B. 10 March 1926 24 OR Liverpool FC 0 0 0
Pye, Jesse 22 December 1919 30 CF Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 0 0 0
Quigley, Edward 13 July 1921 28 CF Preston North End FC 0 0 0
Ramsey, Alfred E. 22 January 1920 30 RB Tottenham Hotspur FC 3 0 0
Robinson, Richard 19 January 1927 23 CHB Middlesbrough FC 0 0 0
Scott, Lawrence 23 April 1917 33 RB Arsenal FC 17 0 0
Shackleton, Leonard F. 3 May 1922 28 IF Sunderland AFC 3 0 0
Shackleton withdrew from the Party on 5 May to accompany his club on a Turkish tour
Taylor, Philip H. 18 September 1917 32 RHB Liverpool FC 3 0 0
Watson, Willie 7 March 1920 30 LHB Sunderland AFC 2 0 0
Williams, Bert F. 31 January 1920 30 G Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 5 4ᵍᵃ 0
Wright, John 11 August 1926 23 FB Blackpool FC 0 0 0
Wright, William A. 6 February 1924 26 RHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 27 2 12
All information is complete to and including England's last match, the fifth of the 1949-50 season, against Scotland on 15 April 1950.

Diary

Thursday, 27 April 1950 - The Football Association have drawn up their two sides for the full internationals in Portugal and Belgium and the 'B' matches in Italy, Netherlands and Luxembourg. After just over an hour they produced two parties but no real surprises, apart from the announcement that Neil Franklin was omitted at his own request, his wife is expecting their second child.
As England B will not have a team manager, Walter Winterbottom going to Portugal and Belgium, Jimmy Trotter, England's usual trainer, will go as team attendant with Bill Riddings (Bolton Wanderers) acting as trainer of the full national side.
Two parties will meet in Brussels before the last B match against Luxembourg, so if the selectors would like further glimpses of certain players, it is possible that the senior team players maybe included in the final tour match.

Friday, 5 May 1950 - Reg Lewis, who scored both goals for Arsenal in the FA Cup victory over Liverpool, is to play for the England B team against Italy. He replaces Len Shackleton, who has been released at Sunderland's request so that he can accompany them on their tour of Turkey.

Saturday, 6 May 1950 - Laurie Hughes suffered bruised ribs today when playing for Liverpool against Burnley in the Lancashire Senior Cup Final. It has resulted his withdrawal from the Party.

Monday, 8 May 1950 - After sensational news had been received today that Neil Franklin and George Mountford had left London Airport last night with their wives and families to take up a coaching appointment with the Santa Fe Football Club of South America, it was learned that neither the England nor the Stoke City team mangers knew anything about their plans.
The Football Association announced today that Bill Jones will fill the vacancy left in the A team caused by the withdrawal of his clubmate, Laurie Hughes, through injury. Blackpool FC's Johnny Crosland replaces Jones in the B side. The B team leave by air tomorrow from Northolt bound for Milan, along with Sir Stanley Rous. The A team will leave on Wednesday from Northolt for Lisbon.

England Form: last six games
W L W W W W  f 19:a success: 83%
248 22 May 1949 - France 1 England 3 [1-2]
Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris (61,308)
Moreel
Morris (2), Wright
tour AW
249 21 September 1949 -
England 0
Republic of Ireland
2 [0-1]
Goodison Park, Liverpool
(51,847)
Martin (pen), Farrell Fr HL
250 15 October 1949 - Wales 1 England 4 [0-3]
Ninian Park, Cardiff (61,079)
Griffiths
Milburn (3), Mortensen

WCP

/BC
AW
251 16 November 1949 - England 9 Ireland 2 [4-0]
Maine Road, Manchester (69,762)
Rowley (4), J.Froggatt, Pearson (2), Mortensen (2)
Smyth, Brennan
HW
252 30 November 1949 - England 2 Italy 0 [0-0]
White Hart Lane, Tottenham (71,527)
Rowley, Wright Fr HW
253 15 April 1950 - Scotland 0 England 1 [0-0]
Hampden Park, Glasgow
(133,250)
Bentley WCP
/BC
AW
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