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Episode 38 - Gentleman Jack Cock Fight

Spirits & Spirits

Jack and Drea give Gentleman Jack a shot, Drea assesses her mental health (doesn't look good) and Jack assesses his monetary worth (doesn't look good). Can you sage too much? How many sneezes are considered rude? What's the deal with these voodoo zombies??

55mins

27 Apr 2021

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Achtung! Millwall History - Jack Cock and Wally Davis

Achtung! Millwall Podcast

A new series in which Millwall fan and journalist Neil Fissler discusses two early Millwall Athletic pioneers - Jack Cock and Wally Davis - with yours truly ...SHOW NOTESJack Cock MM (and mentioned in dispatches)1893-1966 - born Hayle, Cornwall (north coast - near Penzance)115apps 77 goals 1927-30Held Millwall’s top scorer record with 77 goals until 1973 (overtaken by Derek Possee)Signed from Plymouth - previously with Huddersfield & ChelseaThird Division South championship winner 1927-28 scoring 25 goalsMillwall manager 1944-48Manager of the 1945 War Cup final sideRelegation 1948 - led to Cock retiring to run the White Hart at New Cross GateCurrently fifth in the Lions all time scorers list behind: Neil Harris, Teddy Sheringham, Steve Morison, Derek Possee and then Jack Cock.Signed for the Lions late in his career aged 34Played prior to WW1 for Brentford and HuddersfieldDecorated for ‘’Bravery in the Field" and Mentioned in Despatches for "gallantry". He was reported as 'missing, presumed dead' at one point during the warOne of the top goal scorers in the Football League - Brentford, Chelsea, Everton, Plymouth then Millwall .Twice capped for England 1919-20 v Ireland and Scotland. He made his England debut against Ireland in 1919, and opened the scoring after 30 seconds, which is currently the third-fastest timed England goal of all time. Owing to his good looks and a tenor voice, Cock appeared on the music hall stage numerous times (during his playing days, he was known for singing before entering the pitch). He also starred in several films, including "The Winning Goal" (1920) and "The Great Game" (1930).Wally Davis - 1888-1937Born - MoldWalter Otto Davis - his second name came from a German soldier who was a friend of his father.Family moved to London as a childHis father served as Mayor of West Ham 1920-21His brother died playing football - parents forbade him playing.But he took it up in the pre WW1 army - serving in Gibraltar Played for Metrogas non league 1911 on leavingTurned pro for  Millwall 1911-20 - 113 apps 65 goalsWelsh international - 5 caps 1 goalDavis was a deadly finisher, with exceptional speed and ball control and in the 1912–13 season, he emerged as a "goalscoring sensation" and soon attracted "fabulous offers" from Football League clubs.1914 FACup v Bradford City - The goal he scored against Bradford was considered by many to be the best ever scored at The Den and was described by the national papers as a "wonder goal"; he received the ball from a throw-in around the half-way line, sidestepped his marker, beat both full-backs and then slipped the ball past the keeper into the net.During WW1 Davis served in Italy with the Bedfordshire Regiment where he incurred injuries to his legs. During the war he occasionally turned out for Millwall, including in a match against Clapton Orient in which he scored a hat-trick wearing army boots.Davis was forced to retire from football early in 1919 as a result of an injury to his knee and took up employment as a groundsman with Chelmsford before working as a labourer in the London docks.He was found drowned in Bow Creek on 20 May 1937 in mysterious circumstances as he was a strong swimmer. The coroner’s jury recorded an open verdict.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

22mins

12 Jun 2020

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Achtung! Millwall History - Jack Cock and Wally Davis

Achtung! Millwall Podcast

A new series in which Millwall fan and journalist Neil Fissler discusses two early Millwall Athletic pioneers - Jack Cock and Wally Davis - with yours truly ...SHOW NOTESJack Cock MM (and mentioned in dispatches)1893-1966 - born Hayle, Cornwall (north coast - near Penzance)115apps 77 goals 1927-30Held Millwall’s top scorer record with 77 goals until 1973 (overtaken by Derek Possee)Signed from Plymouth - previously with Huddersfield & ChelseaThird Division South championship winner 1927-28 scoring 25 goalsMillwall manager 1944-48Manager of the 1945 War Cup final sideRelegation 1948 - led to Cock retiring to run the White Hart at New Cross GateCurrently fifth in the Lions all time scorers list behind: Neil Harris, Teddy Sheringham, Steve Morison, Derek Possee and then Jack Cock.Signed for the Lions late in his career aged 34Played prior to WW1 for Brentford and HuddersfieldDecorated for ‘’Bravery in the Field" and Mentioned in Despatches for "gallantry". He was reported as 'missing, presumed dead' at one point during the warOne of the top goal scorers in the Football League - Brentford, Chelsea, Everton, Plymouth then Millwall .Twice capped for England 1919-20 v Ireland and Scotland. He made his England debut against Ireland in 1919, and opened the scoring after 30 seconds, which is currently the third-fastest timed England goal of all time. Owing to his good looks and a tenor voice, Cock appeared on the music hall stage numerous times (during his playing days, he was known for singing before entering the pitch). He also starred in several films, including "The Winning Goal" (1920) and "The Great Game" (1930).Wally Davis - 1888-1937Born - MoldWalter Otto Davis - his second name came from a German soldier who was a friend of his father.Family moved to London as a childHis father served as Mayor of West Ham 1920-21His brother died playing football - parents forbade him playing.But he took it up in the pre WW1 army - serving in Gibraltar Played for Metrogas non league 1911 on leavingTurned pro for  Millwall 1911-20 - 113 apps 65 goalsWelsh international - 5 caps 1 goalDavis was a deadly finisher, with exceptional speed and ball control and in the 1912–13 season, he emerged as a "goalscoring sensation" and soon attracted "fabulous offers" from Football League clubs.1914 FACup v Bradford City - The goal he scored against Bradford was considered by many to be the best ever scored at The Den and was described by the national papers as a "wonder goal"; he received the ball from a throw-in around the half-way line, sidestepped his marker, beat both full-backs and then slipped the ball past the keeper into the net.During WW1 Davis served in Italy with the Bedfordshire Regiment where he incurred injuries to his legs. During the war he occasionally turned out for Millwall, including in a match against Clapton Orient in which he scored a hat-trick wearing army boots.Davis was forced to retire from football early in 1919 as a result of an injury to his knee and took up employment as a groundsman with Chelmsford before working as a labourer in the London docks.He was found drowned in Bow Creek on 20 May 1937 in mysterious circumstances as he was a strong swimmer. The coroner’s jury recorded an open verdict. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

22mins

12 Jun 2020