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Re: Bootle Joc

Postby Dan » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:33 pm

From The Echo. A tribute to John O'Leary by David Prentice.

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Re: Bootle Joc

Postby bob. b » Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:01 pm

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Re: Bootle Joc

Postby bob. b » Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:04 pm

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Re: Bootle Joc

Postby Dan » Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:04 pm

Bootle JOC 1937/38 Season

Preview September 3 1937

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September 24 1937

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December 31 1937

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February 25 1938

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May 6 1938

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May 13 1938

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Re: Bootle Joc

Postby albie » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:06 am

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Re: Bootle Joc

Postby albie » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:23 am

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Re: Bootle Joc

Postby bob. b » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:30 pm

Great picture Albie and young Mr John Mac on this one fantastic :D :D

Now have got Albie Bell Gerry Bidige Brian Bromlow John King John Mac Henry Bradley Ray Mears John Kelly and loads more from the Bootle JOC

Must not forget Gerry Jones John Harris Denis Mac and loads more

All this is history to me and should never be lost

Hope my good friend Ray is looking in on this post

Also, there was a get-together for someone's birthday with regards to Miranda hope some pictures get put on this post ( Albie } :D :D

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Re: Bootle Joc

Postby bob. b » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:42 pm

With regards to John, O'Leary l was with to a good mate of mine Tony Mich
He played against John and he was marking him.
John scored three goals in the game and the game ended 3 -3
John got Tony a pint after the game and Tony got top marks for marking John.
What a player he was Bobby should have made it.

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Re: Bootle Joc

Postby bob. b » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:19 pm

Looking at Dan's post-1938 have got no pictures of Hawthrone road playing fields, Miranda and other great football teams of that year

Football was so big in Bootle all them teams Bootle Celtic Miranda and many more.

Hope some people have got pictures of granddads and great-granddads of Bootle teams in them years.

Well, big thanks to Dan got me interested in 1930s football history ?? in Bootle

Bootle people must have loads of pictures out there of there granddads and great-granddads send them into the site.

Was it all about team building in them days ?? interesting subject with regards to football history

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Re: Bootle Joc

Postby bob. b » Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:50 pm

Reading Dan's post-Linacare Gas Works and Miranda from Bootle where the top teams

Just ask my mate in British Gas about any history on Linacare gas works

Ian was a great player for them in the 60s

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Re: Bootle Joc

Postby bob. b » Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:57 pm

Where was the Gas Works ground in the 1930s and Hawthorne ground?

Hope Bobhamo can help on this one :D :D

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Re: Bootle Joc

Postby BOBHAMO » Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:10 pm

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vernons pools and the gas works ground hawthorne road
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Re: Bootle Joc

Postby filsgreen » Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:47 pm

The row of shops bottom left was Danny's, with Circle cabs on the corner. Yet to be the Harland and Wolf club, bottom right. Vernon pools would be opposite the Harland and Wolf club in the 60's The Vactite was opposite Vernons.
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Re: Bootle Joc

Postby bob. b » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:57 am

Thanks, Bob and Fils never knew that???
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Re: Bootle Joc

Postby bob. b » Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:44 am

A little bit of history

The original Bootle F.C. were formed in 1879 and played their first fixture in 1880 on Hawthorne Road, adjacent to Bootle Cricket Club. The club were Everton F.C.'s main rivals and competed with Everton for the prestigious place in the newly formed Football League. Because only one club per area were permitted to join, Bootle narrowly lost out, despite the fact that in the run up to the decision Everton were banned from the both the FA Cup and the Liverpool Senior Cup the previous year. However Bootle lost out and in 1889–90 Bootle became founder members of the Football Alliance, which became the newly formed Football League Second Division. That season was the most successful as the club finished league runners-up and reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, losing to Blackburn Rovers. When the Alliance merged with the Football League in 1892, Bootle became founder members of the new Second Division. However, despite finishing in a respectable 8th place, the club dropped out after one season due to ongoing financial problems. Ironically a new local club, Liverpool, took Bootle's place in the second division.

The possible resurrection of a Bootle team became a distinct probability in August 1947 when local councillors identified the popularity and talent on show in the ‘Bootle JOC’ league and knew the town was big enough to be put back on the football map with its own team again. For years it had been an exporter of its many players to other clubs, both professional and semi-professional. The promise of sponsorship money from local businesses brought great optimism and the issue of one shilling shares further boosted club finances. After local residents were assured that the ground at Bootle Stadium (Maguire Avenue) would not be used solely as a football ground, an application to join the Lancashire Combination for the 1948/49 season was made, and accepted. Club colours even posed a problem; red or blue were dismissed for fear of showing favour to either of the ‘big two’ so it was agreed that, as the original Bootle FC wore white shorts, this colour would be adopted. Players mostly came from the local league and surrounding clubs, however one player that Bootle overlooked was a tall, blonde, ex-prisoner-of-war German, Bert Trautmann. Trautman, then living in Huyton, trained with Bootle at the stadium for several weeks but, with the area taking such a heavy pounding during the war, it was decided not to tempt any local bitterness and he was allowed to join St Helens Town and of course moved on to FA Cup and Manchester City folklore. They kicked off their new campaign in 1948 against Barnoldswick and district. The league was won at the first attempt. However, Bootle struggled in the top-flight and after several tough seasons and also a change in Council priorities they withdrew from the league and folded during the 1953–54 campaign.

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Well some Miranda lads reunited
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Re: Bootle Joc

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Re: Bootle Joc

Postby bob. b » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:55 pm

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Been asked by some young apprentices show pictures of you playing at Wembley :D :D
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Little Ike from Canal st played at Wembley but was only 2 inches from scoring a goal :D :D :D
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Re: Bootle Joc

Postby bob. b » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:12 pm

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Young Albie and other lads :D the start of playing football in school and then moving on to the Bootle JOC. Doug Hastings and l think John Kelly from YMCA

Most lads from Bootle played for their school teams and then progressed to the JOC or higher levels.

I look back fantastic times all that banter some great players.

Best times for me was watching the games of Bootle St James's, Windham, Waterloo Utd, Pentagon, and loads more has a kid.

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Re: Bootle Joc

Postby bob. b » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:25 pm

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What a team this was local lads from bootle great players me as a kid watching them play football and training the start of Windham Utd and Waterloo Utd
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Re: Bootle Joc

Postby bob. b » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:33 pm

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Well going to put something together about this gent Ray Mears from Bootle he could have been playing for Everton or Liverpool but moved to New Zealand
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Re: Bootle Joc

Postby bob. b » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:39 pm

Just been given a fantastic ten-page handout on lad that played local football in Merseyside should l post it on this site.
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Re: Bootle Joc

Postby Invicta » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:33 pm

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Re: Bootle Joc

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