Sources and Acknowledgements

SOURCES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Acknowledgements and Thanks to… David Abbott, Gary Archer, Stephen Bannister, Edward Barbour, Simon Barker, Barnsley Football Club, Matthew Bell, Graham Birch, Professor Huw Bowen, Paul Briers, Tony Brown, Chelsea Graves Society, Jugjit Chima, Tim Clapham, The Commonwealth War Graves Commission, James Cotton, Ray Court, Everton FC Heritage Society, Alex Flood, The Fulhamish […]

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Richard Sparling – Sports Writer and Sheffield Soldier

RICHARD SPARLING - SPORTS WRITER AND SOLDIER In 1926 Richard A. Sparling wrote what was probably the first ever football club history, entitled The Romance of the Wednesday. But this was not his first publication. In 1920 he had written, with the assistance of his fellow sportswriter Howard R. Sleigh, the official history the 12th (Service) […]

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