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296 Party vs. Spain

Sunday, 15 May 1955
End-of-Season Tour Match

France 1 England 0 [1-0]

Match Summary
France Party
England Party

Team Records
 

 

The England Party for the Continental Tour Pre-France  May 1955
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club starts subs App G Capt
Bentley, T.F. Roy 17 May 1924 30 IR Chelsea FC 10 0 10 7 0
Blunstone, Frank 17 October 1934 20 OL Chelsea FC 2 0 2 0 0
Byrne, Roger W. 8 September 1929 25 LB Manchester United FC 10 0 10 0 0
Dickinson, James W. 24 April 1925 30 LHB Portsmouth FC 38 0 38 0 0
Eckersley, William 16 July 1925 29 LB Blackburn Rovers FC 17 0 17 0 0
Eckersely was drafted into the squad on 9 May as a replacement for Meadows
Edwards, Duncan 1 October 1936 18 LHB Manchester United FC 1 0 1 0 0
Flowers, Ronald 28 July 1934 20 HB

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

0 0 0 0 0
Hooper, Harry 14 June 1933 21 OR West Ham United FC 0 0 0 0 0
Lofthouse, Nathaniel 27 August 1925 29 CF Bolton Wanderers FC 23 0 23 25 0
Matthews, Reginald D. 20 December 1932 22 GK Coventry City FC 0 0 0 0 GA 0
Matthews, Stanley 1 February 1915 40 OR Blackpool FC 42 0 42 10 0
Meadows, James 21 July 1931 23 RB Manchester City FC 1 0 1 0 0
Meadows withdrew from the party on 9 May because of a knee injury.
Quixall, Albert 9 August 1933 21 IF Sheffield Wednesday FC 3 0 3 0 0
Revie, Donald G. 10 July 1927 27 IR Manchester City FC 2 0 2 0 0
Sillett, R. Peter T. 1 February 1933 22 LB Chelsea FC 0 0 0 0 0
Williams, Bert F. 31 January 1920 35 GK

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

20 0 20 27 GA 0
Wilshaw, Dennis J. 11 March 1926 29 IL

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

4 0 4 7 0
Wright, William A. 6 February 1924 31 RHB

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

65 0 65 3 50

All information is complete to and including England's last match, the fourth of the 1954-55 season, against Scotland on 2 April 1955.

Diary

Monday, 18 April 1955 - The seventeen names that will make up the party for England's tour of the Continent next month has been released. The party consists of ten of the players who overhwlmed Scotland, three other internationals in Dickinson, Bentley and Quixall, and four new caps. The only absentee from the team that defeated Scotland is Ken Armstrong. The player he replaced, Len Phillips, is also omitted, still suffering with the injury that withdrew him from that team.

Monday, 9 May 1955 - Bill Eckersley, the Blackburn Rovers left-back, has been selected to accompany the England party on their close season tour of France, Spain and Portugal, despite not playing for England since November 1953. He takes the place of Jimmy Meadows, the Manchester City left-back, who tore ligaments in his left knee after he fell on the ball in the twentieth minute and limped off out of the FA Cup Final on Saturday.
He joins up with the rest of the party on London tonight, although Don Revie has flown home to Manchester with the rest of the City team.

Tuesday, 10 May 1955 - Don Revie flew back to London and the party all reported fit as they trained and practised at Finchley FC. In a practice match against a scratch team composed of Fulham and Charlton Athletic players, as well as the England reserves. The match ended 2-2, and England lined up as: Williams; Sillett and Byrne; Flowers, Wright and Edwards; Matthews, Revie, Lofthouse, Wilshaw and Blunstone.
Ron Flowers, the wonder boy of Wolverhampton, will get his first England cap against France in the shallow bowl of Colombes Stadium on Sunday. Another youngster, Chelsea right-back Peter Sillett, is the only other new cap. The England team has not been announced officially, but it has been revealed. The team will train in London again tomorrow, Charlton Athletic providing the opposition, and taking a break on Thursday.

Thursday, 12 May 1955 - The England party concluded their home preparations today with light training in Finchley. Then, accompanied by Walter Winterbottom, they watched films of the France vs. Spain and France vs. Germany matches.

Friday, 13 May 1955 - The England players and officials fly to Paris.

Saturday, 14 May 1955 - The England team is officially announced.

England Form: last six games
W L W W W W  f 19:asuccess: 83%
289 20 June 1954 - England 2 Switzerland 0 [1-0]
Wankdorfstadion, Bern (43,119)
Mullen, Wilshaw WCF AW
290 26 June 1954 - Uruguay 4 England 2 [2-1]
Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel (28,000/50,000)
Borges, Varella, Schiaffino, Ambrois
Lofthouse
, Finney
NL
291 2 October 1954 -
Northern Ireland 0 England 2
[0-0]
Windsor Park, Belfast (59,000)
Haynes, Revie BC AW
292 10 November 1954 - England 3 Wales 2 [0-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley
(91,112)
Bentley (3)
J.Charles (2)
HW
293 1 December 1954 -
England 3
West Germany 1 [1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley
(100,000)
Bentley, R.Allen, Shackleton
Beck
Fr HW
294 2 April 1955 - England 7 Scotland 2 [4-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley
(96,847)
Wilshaw (4), Lofthouse (2), Revie
Reilly, Docherty
BC HW

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