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Bobby McNeal

West Bromwich Albion FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 F 3: A 3
50% successful

1914

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name Robert McNeal
Born 15 January 1891 in Hobson, near Stanley, county Durham [registered in Lanchester, March 1891].

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, Three-month old Robert is the only child of John and Hannah (née) Bell. They live with her widowed mother, Elizabeth Bell, at an unamed street in Hobson. His father is a coal miner.

According to the 1901 census, John is the eldest of three children now living at 9 Bowes Street in Burnopsfield Colliery. His father is still working in the coal mines.

According to the 1911 census, Robert is now a professional footballer boarding with the Rhodes family at 23 Alfred Street in West Bromwich. He is one of three Albion footballers, alongside Bob Pailor and John Marshall.

Married to Emily E. Howell [registered in West Bromwich, March 1913].
Died 15 May 1956 in West Bromwich, aged 65 years 121 days [registered in West Bromwich, Staffs., June 1956].
Height/Weight 5' 6", 10st. 10lbs [1912].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played for Hobson Wanderers FC before being picked up by West Bromwich Albion FC in June 1910. He guested for Port Vale FC and Middlesbrough FC during the war period.  Eventually retired through injury in May 1926.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1910-11; FA Cup runners-up 1911-12; Football League Champions 1919-20;
Individual honours Football League (five appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 379th players (380) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-half
First match No. 118, 16 March 1914, Wales 0 England 2, a British Championship match at Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff, aged 23 years 60 days.
Last match No. 119, 4 April 1914, Scotland 3 England 1, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow, aged 23 years 79 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1913-14
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After retiring from playing, McNeal coached West Bromwich Albion FC for a spell. Gave it up who became the a West Bromwich licensee. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.165.

 

Bob McNeal - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
2 2 2 180 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.

 

Bob McNeal - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - British Championship 2 1 0 1 3 3 =0 0 1 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 3 3 =0 0 1 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0

 

Bob McNeal - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1913-14 2 1 0 1 3 3 =0 0 1 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 3 3 =0 0 1 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 1 0 1 3 3 =0 0 1 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 3 3 =0 0 1 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0

 

Bob McNeal - Match History
 Club: West Bromwich Albion F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 2 full capsx

Age 23
1 118 16 March 1914 - Wales 0 England 2, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff BC AW Start lh
2 119 4 April 1914 - Scotland 3 England 1, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow AL Start lh

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