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WW2 Guest Players ...

The 1939-1940 season was the 46th season of competitive football in England. The Football League season was only three matches old when everyone's worst fears were realised and the League programme was immediately abondoned and these games were deleted from the record books. Fearing immediate mass air-raids, the Government introduced measures to restrict large gatherings at cinemas, race-tracks and, inevitably, football grounds.

 

Eventually, the restrictions were relaxed and, after a short period of friendly matches, the League began in a regionalised format. Many footballers signed up to fight in the war and as a result many teams were depleted, and fielded guest players instead. Appearances in these tournaments do not count in players' official records.

AIKEN Albert

ALDRIDGE Ron

ARMESON Laurie

BARTRAM Sam

BOSSOMS Percy

BRIDDON Sam

BROWN 'Sailor' Bert

BROWN William

BUCHANAN Peter

BURKE Charlie

BURKE John

BURNETT T.

CANN Harry

CARDWELL Louis

CHEETHAM Tom

COLLIER

CORBETT Willie

CURTIS George

DAVIES Cecil

DEANS Tommy

DODDS Jock

DRAKE Ted

DUNKLEY Maurice

FERRIER Bob

FERRIS Ray

FLACK Doug

GILLESPIE Ian

GIRLING Howard

GLADWIN George

GRAY George

GREEN George

GRIFFITHS Robert

HALL J.L.

HAPGOOD Eddie

HOBBINS Sid

HOBBIS Harold

HOPKINS Idris

HOWE Les

HUGHES W.

HUNT Doug

JINKS Jimmy

JOBLING Joe

JONES Dai

JONES E.

JONES Leslie

JOY Bernard

KIPPAX Peter

LOWES Arnold

LUDFORD George

MAHON John

MALLETT Joe

MASSON

McLEOD Jim

MEDLEY Les

MORRIS R.

MUTTIT Ernie

NIEWENHUYS Berry

OSBORNE J.

PAGE Albert

PEARSON Harold

PENNY R.

PHYPERS Ernie

PRITCHARD Harvey

PRYDE Bob

RICHARDSON James

RICKETT Horace

RIDYARD Alf

RIORDAN J.

ROBINSON George

ROBINSON John

ROLES Albert

SANDERS Jim

SAVAGE R.

SCOTT Laurie

SIDEY Norman

SLIMAN Allan

SMITH Edward

SMITH James

SMITH J.T.

SMITH T.

TANN Bert

THOMAS Bob

THOMAS Dave

TOWNSEND Len

TRIGG Cyril "Sam"

WALKER Tommy

WALLER Henry

WEAVER Sam

WHATLEY Bill

WHITCHURCH Charlie

WHITTAKER Bill

WILKINS Ernie

WOOD E.

WRIGHT Horace

WRIGHT Ken

YORSTON Benny

ARMESON Laurie BARTRAM Sam BRIDDON Sam BROWN Bert Sailor

This is an ongoing project, more player photographs will be uploaded when they become available.

Articles Remembrance Day WW1 Guest Players

Special thanks to John Northcutt and Stuart Allen with help in compiling these "Guest" images

BROWN William BUCHANAN Peter BURKE John CANN Harry CARDWELL Louis CHEETHAM Tom CORBETT Willie CURTIS George DODDS Jock DAVIES Cecil DEANS Tommy FERRIER Bob DRAKE Ted DUNKLEY Maurice FERRIS Ray FLACK Doug GILLESPIE Ian GIRLING Howard GLADWIN George GREEN George GRIFFITHS Robert HALL Willie HAPGOOD Eddie HENLEY Les HOBBINS Sid HOBBIS Harold HOOPER Percy HOPKINS Idris HOWE Les HUGHES Billy HUNT Doug JINKS Jimmy JOBLING Joe JONES Dai JONES Leslie JOY Bernard KIPPAX Peter LOWES Arnold LUDFORD George MAHON John MALLETT Joe McLEOD Jim MEDLEY Les MORRIS Robert MUTTITT Ernie NIEUWENHUYS Berry PAGE Albert PEARSON Harold PHYPERS Ernie PRITCHARD Harvey RICHARDSON James RICKETT Horace RIDYARD Alf ROBINSON George ROBINSON John ROLES Albert SANDERS Jim SAVAGE Robert SCOTT Laurie SIDEY Norman SLIMAN Allan SMITH Edward SMITH James TANN Bert THOMAS Bob THOMAS Dave TOWNSEND Len TRIGG Cyril WALKER Tommy WALLER Henry WEAVER Sam WHATLEY Bill WHITCHURCH Charlie WHITTAKER Bill WILKINS Ernie WRIGHT Horace YORSTON Benny BOSSONS Percy PRYDE David