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Tommy Graham

Nottingham Forest FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 F 8: A 7
50% successful

1931

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name Thomas Graham
Born 12 March 1905 in Medomsley, near Consett, county Durham [registered in Lanchester, Durham, June 1905]. Birthdate confirmed by his death registration.
Birth/census notes There was a confusion here, there were two dates given by Lamming as a date of birth.  The other being 5 March 1907. The fact is, there was a Thomas Graham registered in each of the three years in June 1905, June 1906 and June 1907.
Only the 1911 census return could confirm the correct Thomas Graham. Being the only one in Hamsterley Colliery, but stated as being born in Medomsley. The birthdate is stated on his death registration.

Census Notes

According to the 1911 census, the six year-old Thomas is the fifth of eight children to his mining father, John Edward and Mary Ann. They live at 14 Prospect Terrace in Hamsterley.

According to the 1939 register, Thomas, a Webb machinist, is married to Olwyn, and with two children, Anne and Jean. They live at 1 Hampton Road in West Bridgford.
Married to Olwyn Bulling (b.20 November 1912), [registered in Basford, June 1933]. Four children, Anne (b.17 June 1934), Jean (b.1936), Thomas (b.1941) and Len (b.1944).
Died 29 March 1983, aged 78 years 17 days [registered in Rushcliffe, Nottinghamshire, June 1983].
Height/Weight 5' 9", 11st. 7lbs [1927]. 5' 8", 11st. 0lbs [1930].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Began his football career playing with his local junior side, the Hamsterley Swifts FC. He moved up into the North-Eastern League with Consett Celtic FC (renamed Consett AFC in 1922), from where he had an unssuccessful trial with Newcastle United FC. Signed for Nottingham Forest FC on 19 May 1927, for a 50 fee. He remained at City Ground, becoming club captain, until he hung up his boots in 1944, he made 390 league appearances and scored seven goals.
Club honours Northern Alliance Division Two runners-up 1925-26; North-Eastern League Division Two winners 1926-27;
Individual honours Football League (two appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 560th players (561) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-half
First match No. 176, 14 May 1931, France 5 England 2, an end-of season tour match at Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, Paris, aged 24 years 63 days.
Last match No. 178, 17 October 1931, Ireland 2 England 6, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 24 years 219 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1931-32;
Team honours British Championship winners 1931-32;
Individual honours FA XI (1940, against Yorkshire XI)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After retiring from playing, Graham became Forest's trainer until January 1961, then served as their Chief Scout and youth advisor until March 1969, afterwhich he was a part-time scout for another year. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.110/111.

 

Tommy Graham - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
2 2 1 180 0 0 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Tommy Graham - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away 2 1 0 1 8 7 +1 0 0 4.00 3.50 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 8 7 +1 0 0 4.00 3.50 50.0 =0

 

Tommy Graham - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 1 1 0 0 6 2 +4 0 0 6.00 2.00 100.0 +1
Friendly 1 0 0 1 2 5 -3 0 0 2.00 5.00 0.00 -1
All 2 1 0 1 8 7 +1 0 0 4.00 3.50 50.0 =0

 

Tommy Graham - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1931-32 1 1 0 0 6 2 +4 0 0 6.00 2.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 6 2 +4 0 0 6.00 2.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 6 2 +4 0 0 6.00 2.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 6 2 +4 0 0 6.00 2.00 100.0 +1

Tommy Graham - Match History

 Club: Nottingham Forest F.C. - two full appearances (180 min)

Coach: F.A. International Selection Committee - 2 full appearances (180 min)x


Age 26
1 176 14 May 1931 - France 5 England 2, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris tour AL Start ch
177 16 May 1931 - Belgium 1 England 4, Stade DC Bruxelles, Bruxelles AW reserve
2 178 17 October 1931 - Ireland 2 England 6, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Start ch
  

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