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Achtung! Millwall History - Bert Banks and John Calvey

Achtung! Millwall Podcast

A new series in which Millwall fan and journalist Neil Fissler discusses two early Millwall Athletic pioneers - John Calvey and Bert Banks - with yours truly ...SHOW NOTESBert Banks (clubs first England international) - Herbert Banks - photoBorn Coventry 1874 - Died Smethwick 1947Played football for the Seaforth Highlanders whilst serving in India 1897 Everton - left wingerThird Lanark - left half1899 Millwall - inside left1898-99 5 apps 0 goals1899-00 47 apps 26 goals 1900-01 38apps 25 goalsLeading scorer in the Southern LeaguePlayed for England 3-0 Ireland March 1901 Banks was a short man, tendency to put on weight - suspended in 1899 by the club for carrying too much weight.Known for his ‘boundless’ energy however.1899-00 he scored four in a cup tie (first MFC player to do so) - Millwall Athletic 7-0 Clapton FAC 3Q 28.10.1899Returned to his native Midlands Aston Villa 1901 - then Bristol Rovers FC, making forty League appearances, scoring eighteen times, as well as a 5s. fine for kicking in a door after a cup match with neighbours, Bristol City FC. He was out injured for a period, after being knocked down and run over by a cab whilst running for a tramcar in January 1902. Watford 1903 (at Watford he scored a goal a game) - Corporal Banks' WWI Service Record states that when he enlisted in the army in August 1914, he was forty years old and three months.After leaving football he worked as a warehouseman for a screw making / engineering firmDebut - Millwall 1-0 Gravesend Southern League 08.04.1898 Playing for Aston Villa, Banks took part in the first game at the near miraculous creation of the North Greenwich ground 1901.John Calvey (Born Stockton 23 June 1875 – 1937) was an English international who played as a centre-forward.Stockily built, 5’11” - he was a fast and clever ball playerBorn in South Bank, near Middlesbrough Signed aged 19, after a Millwall win over Reading, expressed doubts at the time that he was good enough to play in the team!Scored a debut hat-trick in an 8-1 Southern League win over Ilford 15.02.18961896-97 scored 33 goals inc 5 in one win over Wolverton.Played for The South v The North trial match 1899Played for England v Ireland as a N Forest player 1902 Second spell for the Lions 1904-05 ‘overweight and playing on past reputation’ - just 3 goals from 36 appsWorked as a docker after giving up football.Died in Poplar 1937See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

17mins

12 Jun 2020

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Achtung! Millwall History - Bert Banks and John Calvey

Achtung! Millwall Podcast

A new series in which Millwall fan and journalist Neil Fissler discusses two early Millwall Athletic pioneers - John Calvey and Bert Banks - with yours truly ...SHOW NOTESBert Banks (clubs first England international) - Herbert Banks - photoBorn Coventry 1874 - Died Smethwick 1947Played football for the Seaforth Highlanders whilst serving in India 1897 Everton - left wingerThird Lanark - left half1899 Millwall - inside left1898-99 5 apps 0 goals1899-00 47 apps 26 goals 1900-01 38apps 25 goalsLeading scorer in the Southern LeaguePlayed for England 3-0 Ireland March 1901 Banks was a short man, tendency to put on weight - suspended in 1899 by the club for carrying too much weight.Known for his ‘boundless’ energy however.1899-00 he scored four in a cup tie (first MFC player to do so) - Millwall Athletic 7-0 Clapton FAC 3Q 28.10.1899Returned to his native Midlands Aston Villa 1901 - then Bristol Rovers FC, making forty League appearances, scoring eighteen times, as well as a 5s. fine for kicking in a door after a cup match with neighbours, Bristol City FC. He was out injured for a period, after being knocked down and run over by a cab whilst running for a tramcar in January 1902. Watford 1903 (at Watford he scored a goal a game) - Corporal Banks' WWI Service Record states that when he enlisted in the army in August 1914, he was forty years old and three months.After leaving football he worked as a warehouseman for a screw making / engineering firmDebut - Millwall 1-0 Gravesend Southern League 08.04.1898 Playing for Aston Villa, Banks took part in the first game at the near miraculous creation of the North Greenwich ground 1901.John Calvey (Born Stockton 23 June 1875 – 1937) was an English international who played as a centre-forward.Stockily built, 5’11” - he was a fast and clever ball playerBorn in South Bank, near Middlesbrough Signed aged 19, after a Millwall win over Reading, expressed doubts at the time that he was good enough to play in the team!Scored a debut hat-trick in an 8-1 Southern League win over Ilford 15.02.18961896-97 scored 33 goals inc 5 in one win over Wolverton.Played for The South v The North trial match 1899Played for England v Ireland as a N Forest player 1902 Second spell for the Lions 1904-05 ‘overweight and playing on past reputation’ - just 3 goals from 36 appsWorked as a docker after giving up football.Died in Poplar 1937 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

17mins

12 Jun 2020

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