Joe Turner (Footballer)

Joe Turner (Footballer)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Joseph Turner (March 1872 - 20 November 1950) was a professional footballer who played in the 1902 FA Cup final for Southampton. Southampton were a Southern League club at the time, and their feat was all the more remarkable in that they had already been losing finalists two years earlier. Turner missed the 1900 final and had also previously missed a crucial penalty when Southampton lost a semi final to Nottingham Forest in 1898. Turner was born in Burslem, Staffordshire and started his football career with Newcastle Swifts in 1893, before joining Dresden United the following year. In the spring of 1895, Charles Robson, the newly appointed secretary/manager of Southampton St. Mary's, and Alfred McMinn, one of the club committee, visited "the Potteries" in search of new players to strengthen the team ready for their second season in the Southern League. McMinn was a native of Staffordshire and was "most persuasive on his home turf."show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 245g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613662916X
  • 9786136629162