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Harold Hardman

Everton FC

4 appearances, 1 goal

P 4 W 3 D 1 L 0 F 8: A 3
88% successful

1905-08

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
360

Profile

Full name Harold Payne Hardman
Born 4 April 1882 in Manchester, Lancashire [registered in Prestwich, October 1882].
Birthplace notes Birthplace is undeniably Manchester, Lamming states he was born in Kirkmanshulme, south east Manchester, but the census returns suggest different opinions.... in 1881 the family were in Newton. 1891 simply states Manchester. 1901 states Patricroft, which is in Eccles, west Manchester. To further complicate issues, Harold himself simply states in the 1911 census that he was born in the Parish of Clayton, the east of Manchester!

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, Harold P. is the fourth of six children, to Charles Richard and Elizabeth Wrench. His father is a solicitor, and they all live at 36 Dean Street in Layton-with-Warbeck, Blackpool, with one servant.

According to the 1901 census, Harold P. is an articled clerk. He is one of five children, with another younger brother since the previous census, still remaining with their parents and a single servant still at 36 Dean Street. His father is also still a solicitor.

According to the 1911 census, Harold Payne is married to Annie and they live at 18 Wilton Road in Chorlton-cum-Hardy in Manchester. He is a solicitor.
Harold P., on 27 June 1928, was the sole recipient of the GWR Shareholders will upon the death of William Arthur Clare and Mary Ann Schofield.

The 1929 Kelly's Director conforms Hardman's Solicitor and Commissioner for Oaths Office is at 2 Blue Boar Court (now under the present day Arndale Centre), and he resides at 24 High Lane in Chorlton-cum-Hardy. By 1947 however, he had moved to 6 Brown Street.
According to Passenger Lists, a 78 year-old Harold, a Co-Director, is accompanying Matthew Busby on the Queen Elizabeth, leaving Southampton on 5 May 1960 bound for New York. No address is stated.
Married to Annie Schofield, at 22 June 1910 in South Shore, Blackpool [registered in Fylde, Lancashire, June 1910]. Living at 36 Dean Street in South Shore. [Also registered in Cockermouth the year previously, September 1909].
Died 9 June 1965 at 4 Fownhope Road in Sale, aged 83 years 66 days [registered in Bucklow, June 1965]. Left £8243 to his widow, Annie and also to Roderick Albert Davies, a fellow solictor.
Height/Weight 5' 6½", 9st. 13lbs [1907], 10st. 10lbs [1908].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Although born in Manchester, Hardman was brought up in Blackpool, and that was where he played his schoolboy and junior football. He was playing for the Northern Nomads FC before joining Blackpool FC in 1900. After 71 league appearances and ten goals, Everton FC poached Hardman in 1903, but instead of reporting the case to the authorities, Everton agreed to pay the seaside club £50 and a promise, should they need an emergency left-winger, Everton would provide one. This was fulfilled when they signed Marshall McEwan a year later. Hardman made 130 league appearances and scored 25 goals, despite taking time off for studies and practising law, before he joined Manchester United FC on 26 August 1908, but only managed four league appearances, not able to break into the first team. Transferred to Bradford City AFC on 15 January 1909, scoring twice in twenty league outings. Joined Stoke FC on 4 February 1911, retiring in 1913 after 54 league appearances and ten goals, but played for Stoke as a guest during the war. Throughout, he was known to assist the Northern Nomads FC and remained a leading amateur figure.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1905-06, runners-up 1906-07;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 308th players (310) to appear for England
Position(s) Outside-left
First match No. 84, 27 March 1905, England 3 Wales 1, a British Championship match at Anfield Road, Liverpool, aged 22 years 357 days.
Last match No. 93, 16 March 1908, Wales 1 England 7, a British Championship match at Cardiff Arms Park, Temperance Town, Cardiff, aged 25 years 346 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1904-05, 1907-08;
Team honours British Championship winners 1904-05, shared 1907-08;
Individual honours England's Joint-Top Goalscorer (one 1907), England Amateur (ten appearances), Olympic Gold London 1908
Distinctions None

Beyond England

A solicitor by trade, admitted in December 1907, practising in Manchester. Appointed a Manchester United FC director in November 1912 until 1931, and again from 1934. He was chairman from 1951 until his death. He was a member of the FA Council and was treasurer of the Lancashire FA. He was awarded a long service medal in 1949 after 21 years in the post, he was also served as FA Chairman, as well as Chairman of the Central League. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.118.

 

Harold Hardman - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
4 4 4 360 1 360 min 1 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.

 

Harold Hardman - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 0 1 1.667 0.667 83.3 +2
Away 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All - British Championship 4 3 1 0 8 3 +5 0 1 2.00 0.75 87.5 +3

 

Harold Hardman - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1904-05 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1906-07 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 0 1 1.00 0.50 75.0 +1
BC 1907-08 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 4 3 1 0 8 3 +5 0 1 2.00 0.75 87.5 +3
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 4 3 1 0 8 3 +5 0 1 2.00 0.75 87.5 +3
All 4 3 1 0 8 3 +5 0 1 2.00 0.75 87.5 +3

 

Harold Hardman - Match History
 Club: Everton F.C. - 4 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 4 full capsx

Age 24
1 84 27 March 1905 - England 3 Wales 1, Anfield Road, Liverpool BC HW Start ol
Age 26
2 89 16 February 1907 - England 1 Ireland 0, Goodison Park, Liverpool BC HW Start 53 ol
3 91 1 April 1907 - England 1 Scotland 1, St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne HD Start ol
Age 27
4 93 16 March 1908 - Wales 1 England 7, Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff, BC AW Start ol

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