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Everton
1894–95 season
Manager Dick Molyneux
The Football League Runners up
Top goalscorer Scotland Jack Bell (15)
Highest home attendance 44,000 vs Liverpool (13 October 1894) record
Lowest home attendance 6,000 vs Stoke (7 January 1895), and Wolverhampton {8 April 1895}
Average home attendance 17,860

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Regular Football League First team

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England Richard Williams: 12 appearances in goal
Scotland Bob Kelso: 19 appearances at right back and left half
Wales Charlie Parry: 27 appearances at left back
Scotland Dickie Boyle: 30 appearances at right half and left half
England Johnny Holt: 27 appearance at left half
Scotland Billy Stewart: 27 appearances at centre half
Scotland Alex Latta: 20 appearances at outside right
Scotland Tom McInnes: 23 appearances at inside right
England Jack Southworth: 9 appearances at centre forward
England Edgar Chadwick: 28 appearances at inside left
Scotland Jack Bell: 29 appearances at outside left, inside right and centre forward

Number of games in which this eleven lined up = 0

Other members of the first team squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England Tom Cain: 11 appearances in goal
England Jack Hillman: 6 appearances in goal
United Kingdom William Sutton: 1 appearance in goal
Scotland James Adams: 12 appearances at right back
Wales Smart Arridge: 3 appearances at left back
Scotland David Storrier: 1 appearance at left half
England Jack Elliott 4 appearances at centre half and right half
United Kingdom Bill Williams: 5 appearances at outside right
Scotland Abe Hartley: 11 appearances at centre forward, inside right and inside left
England Fred Geary 8 appearances at centre forward and inside right
Scotland James McMillan 1 appearance at inside left
England Alf Milward: 16 appearances at outside left, centre forward and outside right

Bob Howarth was the biggest name to leave Goodison Park during the summer as he returned to Preston North End. This gave Charlie Parry the chance to win back the left back shirt that he had lost when Howarth had arrived two years earlier. Reserve goalkeepers, John Whitehead and David Jardine both moved on, to Liverpool and Nelson respectively to seemingly cement Richard Williams' place between the posts. Two other fringe players, defender, Billy Lindsay and half back, Jack Walker left in search of regular first team football at Grimsby and Ardwick respectively. The only major inclusion to the first team squad was the signing of Tom McInnes from Scottish side Third Lanark. He instantly slotted into the inside right birth while Jack Bell moved out to outside left with Alf Milward making way.

Everton got off to a flying start when winning all their opening eight games and talk of the title coming to Goodison Park was high by the time of the ninth game at Blackburn. It was here that Jack Southworth suffered a leg injury that ended his career and without him Everton's air of invincibility slipped. Blackburn came from behind to beat the ten men and Everton then suffered a string of draws before returning to winning ways. Fred Geary took over at centre forward but yet again found himself losing the berth as Abe Hartley proved more potent in front of goal. Despite having seen off two rivals, Richard Williams' place in goal remained one that the selectors aimed to rectify. Reserves William Sutton and Tom Cain each got their chance but both were considered unworthy, which saw the board spend £150 to bring 'Happy' Jack Hillman from Burnley. He too failed to satisfy the directors who had yet again turned to Williams by the end of the season.

Despite the loss of Southworth, Everton maintained a strong title challenge and topped the table throughout the remainder of 1894 before dropping to third after a defeat by Wednesday on New Year's Day 1895. Everton never regained top spot and their failure to win the title was put down to their failing to win any of their final three games when victories would have seen them crowned champions. The first of the trio of games was a shock 2-3 reverse against Derby when a draw would have been enough to take them top. It was the penultimate game that proved crucial however.

The destiny of the title was still in Everton's hands going into the final two games but their opponents in the first of those two games were title rivals Sunderland at Newcastle Road in what was effectively a title decider. This was Sunderland's final game and they needed only to draw to clinch the title for themselves. Twenty thousand people saw Sunderland win the match and the championship with a 2-1 scoreline and rendered Everton's final game pointless. As it was, Everton could only draw that game at Aston Villa 2-2, a result which would have taken the title to Sunderland regardless.

Everton's best season since being crowned champions in 1891 was viewed on Merseyside as a huge disappointment as everyone connected with the club felt that the title had been theirs to win and instead had been gift wrapped for a Sunderland side who, while deserving champions, seemed flattered by their five point margin of victory. In addition Sunderland had taken three of the four points on offer from their encounters with Everton that season, making claims by Evertonians that the better side had finished second ring a little hollow.

The Football League

Date Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance
1 September 1894 Sheffield Wednesday H 3 - 1 Tom McInnes, Edgar Chadwick, Jack Bell 19,000
3 September 1894 Small Heath H 5 - 0 Jack Bell {2}, Jack Southworth (3) 8,000
8 September 1894 Stoke A 3 - 1 Alex Latta, Tom McInnes, Edgar Chadwick 5,000
15 September 1894 Nottingham Forest H 6 - 1 Alex Latta, Tom McInnes, Jack Southworth (3), Jack Bell 15,000
22 September 1894 Nottingham Forest A 3 - 2 Edgar Chadwick, Jack Southworth, Jack Bell 7,000
29 September 1894 West Bromwich Albion H 4 - 1 Edgar Chadwick, Jack Southworth, Jack Bell, Tom McInnes 19,900
6 October 1894 Bolton Wanderers A 3 - 1 Edgar Chadwick, Tom McInnes, Alex Latta 14,000
13 October 1894 Liverpool H 3 - 0 Alex Latta, Tom McInnes, Jack Bell 44,000
20 October 1894 Blackburn Rovers A 3 - 4 Abe Hartley, Jack Southworth, Edgar Chadwick 15,000
27 October 1894 Sunderland H 2 - 2 Dickie Boyle, Tom McInnes 15,000
3 November 1894 Small Heath A 4 - 4 Alex Latta (3), Jack Bell 10,000
17 November 1894 Liverpool A 2 - 2 Alex Latta, Bob Kelso {penalty} 30,000
24 November 1894 Blackburn H 2 - 1 Alf Milward, Jack Bell 18,000
1 December 1894 West Bromwich Albion A 4 - 1 Alf Milward, Alex Latta, Edgar Chadwick, Billy Stewart 18,000
8 December 1894 Bolton Wanderers H 3 - 1 Alex Latta, Edgar Chadwick, Tom McInnes 12,000
15 December 1894 Preston North End A 2 - 1 Abe Hartley, Alf Milward 10,000
1 January 1895 The Wednesday A 0 - 3 20,000
5 January 1895 Wolves A 0 - 1 6,000
7 January 1895 Stoke H 3 - 0 Bill Williams, Fred Geary, Edgar Chadwick 6,000
12 January 1895 Derby County A 2 - 2 Fred Geary, Charlie Parry 1,500
17 January 1895 Aston Villa H 4 - 2 Fred Geary, Alf Milward (2), Jack Bell 15,000
26 January 1895 Sheffield United H 1 - 1 Tom McInnes 15,000
23 February 1895 Preston North End H 4 - 2 Alf Milward, Abe Hartley, Edgar Chadwick, Jack Bell 20,000
26 February 1895 Sheffield United A 2 - 4 Abe Hartley, Tom McInnes 12,000
16 March 1895 Burnley A 4 - 2 Billy Stewart, Jack Bell, Edgar Chadwick, Alf Milward 8,000
21 March 1895 Burnley H 3 - 2 Jack Bell, Alf Milward, Alex Latta 8,000
8 April 1895 Wolves H 2 - 1 Jack Bell, Alf Milward 6,000
13 April 1895 Derby County H 2 - 3 Alf Milward, Fred Geary 10,000
20 April 1895 Sunderland A 1 - 2 Edgar Chadwick 20,000
24 April 1895 Aston Villa A 2 - 2 Dickie Boyle, Abe Hartley 5,000

First Division final table

P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Sunderland 30 21 5 4 80 37 2.162 47
2 Everton 30 18 6 6 82 50 1.640 42
3 Aston Villa 30 17 5 8 82 43 1.907 39
4 Preston North End 30 15 5 10 62 46 1.348 35
5 Blackburn Rovers 30 11 10 9 59 49 1.204 32
6 Sheffield United 30 14 4 12 57 55 1.036 32
7 Nottingham Forest 30 13 5 12 50 56 0.893 31
8 The Wednesday 30 12 4 14 50 55 0.909 28
9 Burnley 30 11 4 15 44 56 0.786 26
10 Bolton Wanderers 30 9 7 14 61 62 0.984 25
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 9 7 14 43 63 0.683 25
12 Small Heath 30 9 7 14 50 74 0.676 25
13 West Bromwich Albion 30 10 4 16 51 66 0.773 24
14 Stoke 30 9 6 15 50 67 0.746 24
15 Derby County 30 7 9 14 45 68 0.662 23
16 Liverpool[1] 30 7 8 15 51 70 0.729 22

Football Association Challenge Cup

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance
2 February 1895 First Southport A 3 - 0 Jack Bell (3) 7,000
16 February 1895 Second Blackburn H 1 - 1 Edgar Chadwick 20,000
20 February 1895 replay Blackburn A 3 - 2 Edgar Chadwick (2), Abe Hartley 20,000
2 March 1895 Quarter final The Wednesday A 0 - 2 9,000

Club League records set this season

  • Most points in a season {42}
  • Most home points in a season {26}
  • Most away points in a season {16}
  • Most victories in a season {18}
  • Most victories at home in a season {12}
  • Most drawn games in a season {6}
  • Most games drawn away from home in a season {4}
  • Equalled fewest home defeats in a season {1}
  • Most goal scored away from home in a season {35}
  • Alex Latta scored a club record sixth league hat-trick this season
  • Equalled longest winning sequence in a season {8}
  • Longest home winning sequence in a season {7}
  • Equalled longest unbeaten sequence in a season {8}
  • Longest unbeaten home sequence in a season {14}
  • Longest sequence of drawn games in a season {3}
  • Longest sequence of away drawn games {2}
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Negative club records

  • Equalled longest away sequence without a win {4}

References

  1. ^ Not re-elected after losing 'Test Match.' Invited to join Second Division
  • www.Evertonfc.com
  • www.allfootballers.com
  • www.soccerbase.com

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