Fred Beardsley

Fred Beardsley

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Frederick William Beardsley was an English footballer, chiefly associated with the foundation of Arsenal Football Club. Born at Nottingham, Beardsley started working in a government munitions factory. In his spare time he was a keen goalkeeper, and played for Nottingham Forest as an amateur. In 1884, he kept goal in their FA Cup semi-final against Queen's Park; the match went to a replay at Merchiston Castle, Edinburgh, which Forest lost 3-0. Beardsley was sacked by his employers for taking time off without permission, and as a result he moved to London to work at the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich. He was later joined by Morris Bates, another former Forest player.
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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 281g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613573086X
  • 9786135730869