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Wednesday, 5 December 1956
End of Season Tour Match

England 5 Denmark 2 [2-1]

Match Summary
England Party

Denmark Party
Team Records
 

 

The England Party for the match against Denmark   December 1956
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club starts subs App G Capt
Blunstone, Frank

17 October 1934

22 OL

Chelsea FC

5 0 5 0 0
Brooks, John 23 December 1931 24 IR Tottenham Hotspur FC 2 0 2 2 0
Bryne, Roger W. 8 February 1929 27 LB Manchester United FC 25 0 25 0 0
Clayton, Ronald 5 August 1934 22 RH Blackburn Rovers FC 9 0 9 0 0
Dickinson, James W. 24 April 1925 31 RH Portsmouth FC 47 0 47 0 0
Ditchburn, Edward G. 24 October 1921 35 GK Tottenham Hotspur FC 5 0 5 7ᵍᵃ 0

Edwards, Duncan

1 October 1936

20 LH

Manchester United FC

10 0 10 1 0
Finney, Thomas 5 April 1922 34 CF Preston North End FC 62 0 62 27 0

Hall, Jeffrey J.

7 September 1929

27 RB

Birmingham City FC

12 0 12 0 0
Haynes, John N. 17 October 1934 21 IL Fulham FC 10 0 10 5 0

Howe, Donald

12 October 1935

21 RB West Bromwich Albion FC 0 0 0 0 0
Kennedy, Joseph P. 15 November 1925 31 CHB West Bromwich Albion FC 0 0 0 0 0
Langley, E. James 7 February 1929 27 LB Brighton & Hove Albion FC 0 0 0 0 0
Marchi, Anthony V. 21 January 1933 23 RH Tottenham Hotspur FC 0 0 0 0 0
Matthews, Stanley 1 February 1915 41 OR Blackpool FC 50 0 50 11 0

Pegg, David

20 September 1935

21 OL

Manchester United FC

0 0 0 0 0
Quixall, Albert 9 August 1933 23 IF Sheffield Wednesday FC 4 1 5 0 0
Taylor, Thomas 29 January 1932 24 CF Manchester United FC 11 1 12 6 0
Thompson, Thomas 10 November 1928 28 IR Preston North End FC 1 0 1 0 0
Turner, Gordon R. 7 June 1930 26 IF Luton Town FC 0 0 0 0 0
Wood, Raymond E. 11 June 1931 26 GK Manchester United FC 3 0 3 3ᵍᵃ 0

Wright, William A.

6 February 1924 34 CHB

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

80 0 80 3 65

All information is complete to and including England's last match, the third of the 1956-57 season, against Yugoslavia on 28 November 1956.

Diary

Wednesday, 28 November 1956 - Following England's match against Yugoslavia, the names of 22 players for the World Cup qualifying round matche against Denmark are announced.
It includes the team that beat Yugoslavia tonight, with the four reserves, plus, Jim Langley, Joe Kennedy, Tony Marchi, Gordon Turner, Albert Quixall, Tommy Thompson and David Pegg. The team that will face Denmark next week at Molineux will be announced tomorrow. It is unlikely it sill show many changes, though a replacement may be necessary for Johnny Haynes, whose leg is badly bruised.  All except six of the party have played for England previously, and Tony Marchi is the only complete newcomer to representative honours. His selection is a fitting reward for England-class performances in club games this season.

Saturday, 1 December 1956 -
"England's selectors have discarded their high-flying dreams to find a settled World Cup side. From now on, to use the words of Walter Winterbottom 'It looks like horses for courses.' That accounts for the switch of Preston's Tom Finney back to outside-left after 115 not-so-successful minutes as England's centre-forward, and for the inclusion of that bouncing 13-stone 'Babe', Duncan Edwards, at inside-left."
"It's a complete surprise to be picked there again. Still, I'm playing again for England. That's all that matters." -
Tom Finney.
Tony Marchi, the Tottenham Hotspur wing-half will travel as a reserve. But his only chance of winning his first cap is if one of the other players withdraws from the team, as FIFA do not permit substitutions during their World Cup matches.

Monday, 3 December 1956 - The England party assemble at West Bromwich today.  After limbering up they will travel to St. Andrews to watch Birmingham's floodlight game with Zagreb.

Tuesday morning, 4 December 1956 - A practice match against West Bromwich Albion FC at The Hawthorns.

England Form: last six games
W W D W Df 15:a success: 83%
304 16 May 1956 - Sweden 0 England 0 [0-0]
Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna (36,500)
  tour AD
305 20 May 1956 - Finland 1 England 5 [1-3]
Olympiastadion, Helsinki (20,250)
Forsgren
Wilshaw, Haynes, Astall, Lofthouse (2)
AW
306 26 May 1956 - West Germany 1 England 3 [0-1]
Olympiastadion, Berlin (92,000)
F.Walter
Edwards, Grainger, Haynes
AW
307 6 October 1956 - Northern Ireland 1 England 1 [1-1]
Windsor Park, Belfast (58,420)
McIlroy
Matthews
BC AD
308 14 November 1956 - England 3 Wales 1 [0-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley
(93,796)
Haynes, Brooks, Finney
J.Charles
HW
309 28 November 1956 - England 3 Yugoslavia 0 [1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley
(78,500)
Brooks, Taylor (2) Fr HW

Notes

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