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Saturday 5 November 2022 | 2pm | ISSUE 15

THE WANDERER | OFFICIAL MATCHDAY PROGRAMME | Bolton Wanderers Football Club | 2022/23 | £2.50


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IN THIS ISSUE

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HONOURS

FA Cup Winners 1923, 1926, 1929,

1958 | FA Cup Runners Up 1894, 1904,

1953 | League Cup Runners Up 1995,

2004 | Division One Champions 1997

| Division Two Champions 1909, 1978 |

Division Three Champions 1973 | Sky

Bet League One Runners Up 2017

| Sherpa Van Trophy Winners 1989

| Freight Rover Trophy Runners Up

1986 | FA Charity Shield Winners 1958

| Lancashire Cup Winners 1886, 1891,

1912, 1922, 1925, 1927, 1932, 1934, 1948,

1988, 1990 | Central League Champions

1955, 1995 | FA Premier League Asia

Trophy 2005 | Reserve League North

Champions 2007 | Manchester FA

Senior Cup Winners 1922, 1963, 2015 |

U23 Professional Development League

National Champions 2018

PROGRAMME

Editor: Luke Gallagher Contact: programme@bwfc.co.uk

Contributors: Paul Holliday, Simon Marland, Alison Bell, Phil Mason, Jake Kirkman

and Pete Oliver.

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OFFICIALS

Chairman: Sharon Brittan

Director: Michael James

Director: Nick Luckock

Chief Executive Officer: Neil Hart

Manager: Ian Evatt

Assistant Manager: Peter Atherton

First Team Coach: Sam Hird

Technical Performance Director: Chris Markham

Head of Football Administration: Richard Cooper

Academy Manager: Dave Gardiner

HONORARY TITLES

Honorary President/Honorary Director:

Nat Lofthouse OBE (1925-2011)

Honorary President: Eddie Davies (1946-2018)

Honorary Vice President: Simon Marland

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FROM THE MANAGER

IAN EVATT

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO, THIS FOOTBALL CLUB WROTE ITS NAME

INTO THE HISTORY BOOKS OF ENGLISH FOOTBALL BY BECOMING THE

FIRST CLUB TO WIN THE FA CUP AT WEMBLEY STADIUM.

The White Horse Final, as it became

known, is perhaps the most famous

of them all and began a love affair

between Bolton Wanderers and the

FA Cup that continues to this day.

To acknowledge those heroes of

1923, the lads are wearing a special

commemorative shirt this afternoon

to celebrate the centenary - history

that everybody connected with

Bolton Wanderers is rightly proud of.

I understand that the replica

souvenir shirts are selling really well

and it will be good to see many of

you wear them at the University of

Bolton Stadium this afternoon.

As a competition, the FA Cup is

revered the world over and I have

been privileged to play in it as well

as manage in it.

Although today’s tie against Barnsley

will be a battle, as we remember

from our league game against them

recently, we are determined to

progress as far as we can, not only

because of the financial rewards that

progress in the tournament provides,

but also the momentum it will give to

our league campaign.

There is no shying away from

how disappointed I was after last

weekend’s game against Oxford

United - but today gives us the

chance to bounce back and play

the kind of football we know we

are capable of, and hopefully put

ourselves in the hat for the next

round.

We just need to be a lot better than

we have been in the last month

WE KNOW THERE IS LOADS

MORE TO COME AND WE WILL

WORK REALLY HARD WITH THE

PLAYERS TO ENSURE THAT WE

CONTINUE TO IMPROVE.

and that is across all departments.

We can’t kid ourselves and pretend

things have been really good and

we’ve been playing really well

because we haven’t, especially last

month.

I know there will be loads more

and better performances to come,

but what I will say is we’ve found a

way, against Accrington Stanley and

Burton Albion in particular, to win

when we’re not at our best.

Last weekend, we couldn’t and got

found out but we’re still in the top six

and that’s where we aim and want to

be. I still think with 30 games to go,

there is plenty more to come from

this group.

One important thing to note is the

progression we have made year on

year. If you look at the comparable

league tables from this year and last,

we are in a much better position.

We know there is loads more to

come and we will work really hard

with the players to ensure that we

continue to improve.

Yes, defeat hurts us all but we’ve

to take the rough with the smooth.

We’ve had a couple of highs,

and now we have to manage last

weekend’s low and come back

stronger, which you will hopefully

see this afternoon.

Keep up your fantastic support and

enjoy the game,

Ian.

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ABOUT THE

TRUST

Let’s see if we can throw off last

week’s disappointment with a

winning return to the FA Cup in

what is the 100th anniversary

season of the famous 1923 White

Horse Final at Wembley.

LAST WEEK’S TRUST MEETING

WITH CLUB – Last Tuesday the

trust held its latest scheduled

quarterly meeting with the club

CEO Neil Hart, who again showed

he was not only willing to listen, but

to act on advice and suggestions

from the trust. We can’t emphasise

just how positive these meetings

have been for not only us as a

trust but for every supporter of this

club. Notes from the meeting will

be issued and distributed to trust

members in due course.

COME AND SAY HELLO! - It was

at one of these meetings last year

that we mooted the reintroduction

of the Fanzone. In response, the

club instigated a working group

consisting of representatives from

the Club, Community Trust and

the Supporters’ Trust... and we

can all now see the result of this

MATCH MASCOTS

ALFIE

BINGHAM

Age: 7

Favourite Players:

James Trafford & Jon

Dadi Bodvarsson

Hobbies: Watching

BWFC home & away

& playing football for

Breightmet United

Lions Under 8’s.

LIV

WILLIAMSON

Age: 10

Favorite Players:

Kieran Sadlier &

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson

Hobbies:

Football &

Gymnastics

NEWS

FROM

THE

BWFCST

collaboration

with the

massively

successful

Fanzone

now in full

operation

outside the North Stand. We have

our own unit in the Fanzone and

all are welcome to call in, say

hello and find out more about the

BWFCST.

‘23/’24 KIT VOTE - In another

discussion with club about next

seasons kit design, we suggested

that it might be a good idea to let

the fans have a say in choosing

the final design. Again, this is

something the club went away and

thought about before introducing

the scheme to become the first

club in England to allow their

supporters to actually vote and

ultimately choose both next

seasons home and away kits.

Many thousands of you voted and

we look forward to seeing the fans

choice in due course!

JOIN THE

TRUST

VISTORS FROM NORWAY –

Those of you who were in the

Fanzone before the Oxford

game last week may have had

the chance to meet Eirik and his

BWSCN colleagues, our trust

affiliates from Norway. We were

able to arrange for the group to

meet Neil Hart and have some

photos pitchside before the game.

Just a pity that their visiy wasn’t

rewarded with the right result!

Visit https://www.bwfcst.co.uk or

use the QR codes to find out more

about and to join the Trust.

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MATCH ACTION

VS

BOLTON WANDERERS 0

BARNSLEY 0

SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER 2022 | SKY BET LEAGUE ONE | UNIVERSITY OF BOLTON STADIUM

LINE-UPS

Bolton Wanderers: Trafford, Jones, Almeida

Santos, Johnston, Bradley, Iredale (Kachunga 84),

Williams (Morley 84), Thomason (Dempsey 69),

Afolayan, Böðvarsson (Bakayoko 76), Charles

(Sadlier 76).

Unused Subs: Sheehan, Lee.

Bookings: Thomason, Dempsey, Bradley.

Barnsley: Collins, Cundy, Andersen, Kitching,

Edwards, Larkeche (Cadden 46), Connell (Phillips

81), Benson (Kane 81), Aitchison (Martin 66), Cole,

Norwood.

Unused Subs: Walton, Moon, Falo.

Bookings: Adeboyejo.

Attendance: 18,415 (1,767 Barnsley fans)

The last meeting between this afternoon’s sides

came just three weeks ago at the University of Bolton

Stadium, with both sides seeing out a goalless Sky

Bet League One draw.

Dion Charles forced Brad Collins into a smart save as

Wanderers went in search of an opening goal early in

the game. Dapo Afolayan was the next to try his luck

with a free-kick from just outside the box that went a

yard or so over the bar and at the other end James

Norwood had the ball in the net, only for his goal to be

chalked off by the offside flag.

Norwood went close in the second half with a looping

header that went wide of the target after he’d latched

onto Nicky Cadden’s free-kick and then the latter saw

a dipping free-kick from just outside the box held onto

alertly by James Trafford.

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POSSESSION:

65% 35%

SHOTS:

7 6

SHOTS ON GOAL:

1 2

CORNERS:

8 2

FOULS:

9 11

COMPLETED PASSES:

349 132

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[ IN OPPOSITION ]

BARNSLEY

STADIUM:

Oakwell

Capacity:

23,287

NICKNAME:

The Tykes

FOUNDED:

1887

[ LAST FIVE SEASONS ]

DID YOU KNOW?

The Tykes fielded the

youngest ever player to

appear in the Football

League back in September

2008, with winger Reuben

Noble-Lazarus making

his debut against Ipswich

Town in a 3-0 defeat as a

substitute, coming on the

field at 15 years and 45

days old.

2021/22: 24th [R] 2020/21: 5th 2019/20: 21st 2018/19: 2nd [P] 2017/18: 22nd [R]

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THE SPINE OF THE TEAM

GOALKEEPER | BRADLEY COLLINS

AGE: 25 | PREVIOUS CLUB: CHELSEA

Coming through the youth ranks at Chelsea, the Southampton-born

stopper never made a first team appearance for the Blues and got his

first taste of action out on loan at Forest Green Rovers during the 2017/18

season.

Making 45 appearances for the Gloucestershire outfit, he then spent the

following season on loan at Burton Albion before a permanent switch

to Barnsley in June 2019. Playing 22 times for the Tykes during his

first season at Oakwell, he was then between the sticks the following

campaign as the club reached the Championship play-offs. To date, he

has made a total of 106 appearances for the South Yorkshire club.

CENTRE BACK | MADS ANDERSEN

AGE: 24 | PREVIOUS CLUB: HORSENS

An imposing figure at the heart of the defence, Andersen is now into his

fourth season at Barnsley following his June 2019 move from Danish side

Horsens and is the current club captain. Coming through the ranks with

Brøndby, his opportunity in the first team never came and after a loan spell

with Køge he signed for Horsens.

After a couple of years with the club, he moved to England to sign for

Barnsley, and he made his debut for the Tykes in a 1-0 victory against Fulham

on the opening day of the 2019/20 season. Continuing to be a regular under

Michael Duff’s management, he has made 18 appearances (1 goal) for the

club this term with his total standing at 142 appearances (4 goals).

CENTRE MIDFIELDER | JOSH BENSON

AGE: 22 | PREVIOUS CLUB: BURNLEY

Spending ten years in the academy setup at Arsenal, the Brentwood-born

midfielder was released in 2018 and subsequently signed for Burnley’s

U23s – a side then managed by Michael Duff. He had to wait patiently for

appearances in the first team, and during the second half of the 2019/20

season he had a loan stint in League Two with Grimsby Town.

Scoring twice in 11 appearances for the Mariners, he returned to Burnley and

made his first team debut in a League Cup clash against Sheffield United in

September 2020. After making 12 appearances for the Clarets, Benson opted

for pastures new and signed for Barnsley in a permanent switch in July 2021.

To date for the Tykes, the midfielder has made 44 appearances (4 goals).

STRIKER | DEVANTE COLE

AGE: 27 | PREVIOUS CLUB: MOTHERWELL

The son of former Manchester United and Newcastle United frontman Andy Cole,

Devante returned to Barnsley in June 2021 having had a loan spell with the club during

the 2014/15 season. Coming through the ranks at Manchester City, he had loan stints

with Barnsley and MK Dons before a permanent switch to Bradford City in August 2015.

His spell at Valley Parade lasted only until a January 2016 move to Fleetwood Town.

Spending two years at Highbury, Cole scored 22 goals in 94 appearances before

a move to Wigan Athletic. Spells with Burton Albion (loan), Motherwell (loan) and

Doncaster Rovers followed before a return to Motherwell in October 2020. 12 goals in

31 appearances earned him a move to Barnsley in June 2021 and since the move, he

has made 45 appearances (7 goals).

#40

#6

#10

#44

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THE BOSS…

Appointed as Manager of Barnsley following the club’s relegation

from the Championship at the end of last term, Duff arrived at Oakwell

having spent the previous four seasons in charge at Cheltenham Town

– a club with whom he spent eight years as a player between 1996

and 2004.

Born in Belfast and capped 24 times by Northern Ireland, the central

defender who grew up in North Yorkshire spent time in the youth setup

at Darlington before his move to Gloucestershire. Making well over 300

appearances for the Robins, he moved to Burnley in 2004 and would go

onto help the club into the Premier League on two occasions.

Playing his final game for the Clarets and the final game of his career in

May 2016, Duff went into management with Cheltenham in September

2018 and helped the club to the League Two title in 2020/21 and a

subsequent return to the third tier after a 12-year absence.

MICHAEL

DUFF

#1

#24

#5

JACK

WALTON

GOALKEEPER

Age: 24

Previous Club:

N/A (Academy Graduate)

ROBBIE

CUNDY

CENTRE BACK

Age: 25

Previous Club:

Bristol City

LIAM

KITCHING

CENTRE BACK

Age: 23

Previous Club:

Forest Green Rovers

#21

#3

#26

CONOR

McCARTHY

CENTRE BACK

Age: 24

Previous Club:

St. Mirren

TOM

EDWARDS

RIGHT BACK

Age: 23:

On loan from:

Stoke City

ZIYAD

LARKECHE

LEFT BACK

Age: 20

On loan from:

Fulham

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OPPOSITION IN PROFILE

#2

#7

#8

JORDAN

WILLIAMS

NICKY

CADDEN

HERBIE

KANE

RIGHT BACK/RIGHT WING BACK

Age: 23

Previous Club:

Huddersfield Town

LEFT WING BACK

Age: 26

Previous Club:

Forest Green Rovers

CENTRE MIDFIELDER

Age: 23

Previous Club:

Liverpool

#48

#30

#14

LUCA

CONNELL

ADAM

PHILLIPS

JOSH

MARTIN

CENTRE MIDFIELDER

Age: 21

Previous Club:

Celtic

CENTRE MIDFIELDER

Age: 24

Previous Club:

Burnley

LEFT WINGER

Age: 21

On loan from:

Norwich City

#27

#31

#9

JACK

AITCHISON

SLOBODAN

TEDIĆ

JAMES

NORWOOD

ATTACKING MIDFIELDER/STRIKER

Age: 22

Previous Club:

Celtic

STRIKER

Age: 22

On loan from:

Manchester City

STRIKER

Age: 32

Previous Club:

Ipswich Town

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#8 JOSH

SHEEHAN

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THE MAGIC OF THE FA CUP IS NOT LOST ON JOSH

SHEEHAN AS HE LOOKS TO START ANOTHER

ADVENTURE WITH THE WHITES.

Sheehan is due a change of luck

with Wanderers – and more of

that later.

But the competition was kind to

him at Newport County when he

was part of a group of feared giantkillers.

“When I was at Newport we

did really well in the cups,” said

Sheehan.

“I’m not sure what it was but we

had some great results against big

teams and no-one liked coming to

play us.

“We had some great occasions

and it was fun to be part of.”

It’s fair to say the pitch at Rodney

Parade was something of a leveller

at the time but the Exiles also

boasted a formidable spirit under

manager Michael Flynn.

Sheehan was part of a squad that

knocked out Leeds United in a

famous third-round tie in January,

2018 before taking Tottenham

Hotspur to a replay in round four.

The following season, County did

even better as they followed up

a third-round win over Leicester

City by beating Middlesbrough in

a replay to reach the fifth round

for only the second time in their

history.

Standing between them and a

place in the quarter-finals were

Premier League champions

Manchester City.

And a possible shock was still on

the cards going into the dying

minutes before late goals from Phil

Foden and Riyad Mahrez earned

a 4-1 win for Pep Guardiola’s side

which would go on to lift the

trophy.

“They were a good side!” recalled

Sheehan who came off the bench

for the last half-hour as a goal from

Padraig Amond briefly kept the

dream alive.

“In the FA Cup we pulled a lot

of the big boys in the Prem and

those games, when it’s a League

Two team against one from the

Premier League, it’s always on the

television.

“Everyone makes a big fuss and

the fans love it. They want to see

their local team play against the

stars. We did well in the FA Cup

and I’d like to do that here.

“The fans love it when you get to

the third-round draw and you see

the names coming out and the big

teams with your team in the hat.

“You obviously take it game by

game but in the FA Cup you want

to get to the third round and get

the big boys and enjoy those days.

“That’s hopefully what we can get

to, but we’ve got to get Barnsley

out the way first.”

That’s not a given after the League

One rivals shared a goalless draw

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MENTALLY IT WAS TOUGH, BUT

I’VE GOT A GOOD FAMILY AND

MY LITTLE ONE AS WELL, SO

THEY HELPED ME THROUGH IT.

at the University of Bolton Stadium

three weeks ago.

But hopefully fortune will smile

on Sheehan, who also helped

Newport reach round three in

his final year in South Wales

following a penalty shoot-out loss

at Newcastle United in the League

Cup earlier in the 2020/21 season.

The midfielder suffered a serious

knee injury in Wanderers’ firstround

FA Cup exit at Stockport

County last season, five months

into his Whites’ career.

And it’s only recently that he has

made a welcome return to action

following successful surgery and a

dedicated route back to full fitness.

“I’ve watched a lot of games

since I got injured and I’d just

been visualising getting back

to this point and walking back

on the pitch in front of the fans

– especially at home. It’s been

a lot of hard work but it’s all

been justified,” said the Wales

international.

“Especially at the start, it was tough

mentally. You just know how long

you’re going to be out.

“There’s no changing it and you

can’t come back earlier from that

type of injury. It’s going to be that

length of time.

“Mentally it was tough, but I’ve got

a good family and my little one as

well, so they helped me through it.

“You just go stage by stage and

take it month by month and tick off

as you go along.

“It’s been a tough journey but to

get to where I am now, I’m very

pleased.”

After being eased back via the

Papa John’s Trophy and the

substitutes’ bench, Sheehan made

his first League One start of the

season last weekend.

And having seen plenty of change

since his first run of games for the

Whites at the start of last season,

the 27-year-old plans to play a part

in the future as one of the creative

cogs in the Whites’ midfield.

“A lot of quality has come in and

we’ve got the squad depth to cope

if anything happens,” Sheehan

added.

“I feel like we’ve got a good squad.

We’re all fighting. We set the same

targets at the start of the season

and we just want to make sure we

get to them.

“We’ve got a strong midfield. When

you play you’ve just got to try and

play so that the gaffer can’t take

you out.

“You’ve got to be the best on the

pitch, the best in your position and

just make sure there’s no excuse

for him to take you out and you

keep performing to your levels.

“I’m feeling good and positive.

I just want to keep playing and

getting back to the best I can. I

know there’s a lot more to come

from me.”

And hopefully the team, too -

starting in the FA Cup.

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MEMORABLE MATCHES

SEASON 2022/23 MARKS THE 25TH

ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF

BOLTON STADIUM.

THROUGHOUT THE SEASON CLUB

HISTORIAN SIMON MARLAND WILL LOOK

BACK AT SOME MEMORABLE GAMES.

Saturday 19th April 2003

Barclaycard FA Premiership

Bolton Wanderers 1

West Ham United 0

A Jay-Jay Okocha masterclass

gave the Wanderers victory and

a six point cushion over the

Hammers with just four games

remaining.

Defeat was not an option for either

side in this relegation cliffhanger.

‘Keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen didn’t

have a shot to save all afternoon as

Bolton dominated the proceedings

and a fourth clean sheet in five

games made good reading.

Okocha served notice as early as

the third minute when he fired a

volley just over David James bar

from the first corner of the game.

The Nigerian then struck the foot

of the post with a powerful right

foot drive but his reward came

seven minutes from the interval. He

broke from deep in his own half,

fending off a challenge from Joe

Cole, before running on to beat

James with a stunning right foot

drive.

Although West Ham pushed

forward in search of an equaliser,

Florent Laville, Gudni Bergsson

and Simon Charlton all got vital

blocks in to prevent any possibility

of getting a shot on target. In the

final minute frustration got the

better of West Ham when Ian

Pearce scythed down Pierre Yves

Andre and was shown a red card.

Team: Jaaskelainen, N’Gotty, Laville,

Bergsson, Charlton, Frandsen,

Campo, Okocha, (Andre), Mendy,

Pedersen, Djorkaeff. (Nolan). Subs

not used: Facey, Barness, Poole.

Attendance: 27,106

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Sunday 11th May 2003

Barclays FA Premiership

Bolton Wanderers 2

Middlesbrough 1

In an afternoon of high tension the

Wanderers multinational squad

needed to display a traditional

British fighting spirit along with

the usual carefree abandon to

secure Premiership status.

Victory would assure safety

rendering whatever West Ham

did at Birmingham irrelevant and

things started well when, after

just ten minutes, Per Frandsen

robbed Jonathan Greening before

unleashing a thirty yarder straight

as an arrow high into the net.

Nine minutes later the Reebok

erupted when Wanderers went

two up. Jay-Jay Okocha curled a

twenty yard free kick just inside

Mark Schwarzer’s post (pictured)

and they continued to press

searching for further openings to

increase the lead.

Drama unfolded at half time when

‘Boro introduced former Bolton

striker Michael Ricketts into the

fray and as inevitably happens

he pulled one back after 62

minutes with his first goal for the

club. Nerves began to jangle for a

period but ‘Boro were reduced to

ten men when Franck Queudrue

was red carded for a reckless

challenge on Ivan Campo. The

crowd and team were in full cry

when news came through that

West Ham were slipping up and

the final five minutes were played

in a carnival atmosphere before

the real celebrations began with

Gudni Bergsson, playing his last

game for the club, leading the way.

Team: Jaaskelainen, N’Gotty,

Bergsson, Whitlow, Gardner,

Campo, Mendy, (Nolan), Frandsen,

Okocha, Djorkaeff, (Charlton),

Pedersen, (Andre). Subs not used:

Poole, Ballesta.

Attendance: 27,241

Saturday 15th November 2003

International Friendly

Bolton Wanderers 3

Sao Paulo 6

Former World Club Champions

Sao Paulo visited during an

international break with a team

containing a number of Brazilian

internationals.

The Wanderers, without their

international contingent got off to

a great start with Gustavo Nery

putting through his own goal after

six minutes and Bolton’s own

Brazilian, Mario Jardel, (pictured)

increasing the lead three minutes

later.

The Brazilians then got angry and

in a thirty five minute spell either

side of half time rattled in six goals.

Nery grabbed four with the other

coming from Fabio Simplicio and

Diego Tardelli. The Wanderers only

reply came from Ibrahim Ba with

what was the goal of the game

coming from a spectacular volley.

Team: Lopez(Poole), Barness,

Sammi, N’Gotty,(Commyn-Platt),

Hunt,(N’Diwa), Ba, Frandsen, (Niven),

Okocha, (Taylor), Charlton,(Smith),

Jardel, Djorkaeff. (Pedersen).

Attendance: 2,238

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THE WHITE HORSE FINAL

100 YEARS ON…

THIS SEASON MARKS A CENTURY SINCE WANDERERS’ FIRST EVER FA CUP FINAL TRIUMPH AGAINST

WEST HAM UNITED AT WEMBLEY IN A FINAL FAMOUSLY TITLED THE ‘WHITE HORSE FINAL’.

To mark the centenary year,

the current crop of Wanderers

players will be wearing a limitededition

jersey during the FA Cup

campaign – with its first outing

coming during this afternoon’s

clash against Barnsley.

Managed by the legendary Charles

Foweraker, the 1923 Wanderers

side beat Norwich City, Leeds

United, Huddersfield Town,

Charlton Athletic, and Sheffield

United to set up a Wembley date

with West Ham United who had

seen off Hull City, Brighton &

Hove Albion, Plymouth Argyle,

Southampton, and Derby County

on their way to the final.

After 90 minutes of play, the

famous trophy was to head back to

Bolton for the first time after goals

in each half from David Jack and

Jack Smith secured victory in front

of an official crowd of 126,047 –

the largest ever crowd for an FA

Cup final. The final was the first of

its kind to take place at Wembley

having been opened ahead of its

scheduled opening date of 1924.

The final was preceded by chaotic

scenes as vast crowds surged

into the stadium, far exceeding its

official capacity of approximately

125,000. A crowd estimated at up

to 300,000 gained entrance and

the terraces overflowed, with the

result that many spectators found

their way into the area around the

pitch and even onto the playing

area itself.

Mounted policemen, including one

on a white horse which became

the defining photographic image

of the day, had to be brought in

to clear the crowds from the pitch

and allow the match to take place

– with the game beginning 45

minutes later than scheduled.

The pre-match overcrowding

prompted discussion in the House

of Commons and led to the

introduction of safety measures

for future finals. The match is often

referred to as the "White Horse

Final" and is commemorated by

the White Horse Bridge at the new

Wembley Stadium.

Following the victory, Wanderers

went onto win the FA Cup on

two more occasions during the

1920s (1926 and 1929) before a

fourth success against Manchester

United in 1958.

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IN THE

PICTURE

WE’VE TAKEN A LOOK

THROUGH THE ARCHIVES TO

DIG OUT SOME IMAGES OF

THE CURRENT WANDERERS

SQUAD IN FA CUP ACTION

EARLIER IN THEIR CAREERS

– EXPLAINING THE DETAILS

OF THE PHOTOS OF

THEM PLAYING IN THIS

FAMOUS OLD DOMESTIC

COMPETITION.

MJ WILLIAMS [1]

After drawing 1-1 with Newcastle

United in an FA Cup Third Round

tie at Spotland courtesy of Aaron

Wilbraham’s goal, Rochdale

travelled to the North East for a

replay and MJ Williams scored a

consolation goal for the Dale in

a 4-1 defeat at St. James’ Park.

Williams is pictured celebrating

with Jimmy Ryan – Eoghan

O’Connell (OG), Matty Longstaff,

Miguel Almiron, and Joelinton

were on the scoresheet on that

evening.

JÓN DAÐI BÖÐVARSSON [2]

After holding Reading to a

goalless draw, Stevenage headed

to the Madejski Stadium for a

Third Round replay in January

2018 and an impressive hattrick

from Jón Daði Böðvarsson

secured a passage through to

the Fourth Round. The Icelandic

frontman is pictured celebrating

his third goal with Chris Gunter.

DECLAN JOHN [3]

Pictured being given instructions

by Graham Potter during his days

as a Swansea City player, Declan

John came on as a substitute

for the Swans in a thrilling 3-2

FA Cup Quarter Final defeat to

Manchester City at the Liberty

Stadium in March 2019. The South

Wales side led 2-0 thanks to goals

from Matt Grimes and Bersant

Celina, but City fought back

with goals from Bernardo Silva,

Kristoffer Nordfeldt (OG), and

Sergio Aguero.

[1]

[3]

[4]

GETHIN JONES [4]

Carlisle United travelled to

non-league Dulwich Hamlet in

November 2019 for a potential

banana skin of an FA Cup tie,

but the Cumbrians dispatched

of the home side with a 4-1

[2]

victory. Pictured is Gethin Jones

competing with Dulwich’s Danny

Mills. Goals from Olufela Olomola,

Harry McKirdy (2), and Mike Jones

secured victory for the Cumbrians

and a passage through to the

Second Round of the competition.

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[5]

[6]

[7]

[8]

AARON MORLEY [5]

Composed from the spot, Aaron

Morley is pictured scoring the

winning goal from the penalty

spot in Rochdale’s 2-1 win at

Boston United in a Second Round

replay in December 2019 after the

non-league outfit had held Dale

to a goalless draw at Spotland a

fortnight earlier.

KIERAN SADLIER [6]

Kieran Sadlier tangles with Joel

Ward during an FA Cup Fifth

Round clash between Doncaster

Rovers and Crystal Palace. Rovers

defeated Chorley, Charlton

Athletic, Preston North End, and

Oldham Athletic en route to the

Fifth Round but there was to be

no fairy-tale against their Premier

League opponents, with goals

from Jeffrey Schlupp and Max

Meyer securing victory for the

South London side.

JACK IREDALE [7]

Jack Iredale celebrates with

match-winner Joe Ironside during

his days at Cambridge United,

with the U’s recording a famous

FA Cup victory against Newcastle

United at St. James’ Park in

January 2022. Lifelong Newcastle

fan Ironside scored the winner

in the second half, with Mark

Bonner’s side eventual knocked

out in the Fourth Round by Luton

Town.

DAPO AFOLAYAN [8]

Celebrating his debut goal for

West Ham United, Dapo Afolayan

scored the Hammers’ fourth in

a 4-0 victory against Doncaster

Rovers in a Fourth Round tie at

the London Stadium in January

2021. Joining Wanderers on loan

shortly afterwards, the winger was

joined on the scoresheet by Pablo

Fornals, Andriy Yarmolenko, and

Andy Butler (OG).

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1st

1st

IN THE NORTH WEST FOR

TEACHING QUALITY


FA CUP QUIZ

1] Charlton Athletic played in the

first two finals after the Second

World War (1946 and 1947). On

both occasions, an event occurred

which was unique in cup final

history at that time. What was it?

2] Which team was the first to win

the FA Cup final at the Millennium

Stadium?

3] The first ever FA Cup

competition took place in 1872.

How many entrants were there?

4] Which club lost successive FA

Cup finals in the 1980s?

5] Which club lost successive FA

Cup finals in the 1990s?

6] Who scored the goals for Bolton

Wanderers in the 2-0 FA Cup final

victory over West Ham United in

1923?

7] Which three clubs have been FA

Cup final runners-up on the most

occasions (8)?

8] Bolton Wanderers have won the

FA Cup on four occasions. Name

the two other clubs to have won

the FA Cup four times.

9] Chelsea beat Manchester

United 1-0 in the first FA Cup Final

at the newly opened Wembley

Stadium in May 2007. Who scored

the winning goal?

10] Which player won the FA Cup

a record seven times during his

playing career?

11] Who are the defending

champions of the FA Cup?

12] Who are the only team to

have won the FA Cup and been

relegated in the same season?

13] The fastest ever goal in an

FA Cup final was scored after 25

seconds in 2009. Who scored the

goal?

14] The biggest win in FA Cup

history is 26-0. But, which North

West club defeated Hyde to

register this record in October

1887?

15] Which club won the FA Cup

for the first time in 2021, having

previously lost in 4 FA Cup finals

during their history?

ANSWERS: 1] The ball burst in both matches. 2] Liverpool. They beat Arsenal 2-1 in 2001. 3] 15. 4] Everton (1985 and 1986).

5] Newcastle United (1998 and 1999). 6] David Jack and Jack Smith. 7] Manchester United, Chelsea, and Everton.

8] Wolves and Sheffield United. 9] Didier Drogba. 10] Ashley Cole (3 with Arsenal and 4 with Chelsea). 11] Liverpool.

12] Wigan Athletic (2013). 13] Louis Saha (for Everton vs. Chelsea). 14] Preston North End. 15] Leicester City.

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kit produced to mark 100 years

since Wanderers’ first FA Cup

final win against West Ham

United in 1923. Wanderers will

wear the commemorative kit

against Barnsley this afternoon.

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