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Achtung! Millwall History Jack Fort and Sammy Frost

Achtung! Millwall Podcast

A new series in which Millwall fan and journalist Neil Fissler discusses two early Millwall Athletic pioneers - Jack Fort and Sammy Frost - with yours truly ...SHOW NOTESJack Fort (Millwall’s oldest league player), John Fort - born Leigh, Lancs 1888-1965250 apps 0 goals 1914-30 Millwall - right backPlayed Millwall 1-1 Bristol City 07.12.29 aged 41 years Began career in Lancashire Combination for Atherton on 7/6 a weekExeter City 85 appsToured South America with Exeter incl the first game involving BrazilJack Fort also gained three England caps playing in trial internationals against the home countries. He holds two records at Millwall which are unlikely to be broken. He is the oldest player ever to have played for Millwall in a league match at 42 years of age and he is still Millwall's longest serving employee having joined from Exeter City in 1914 and staying on in various capacities until he died in 1965 a total of 51 years.He served in the 5th Dragoon Guards in France WW1 from 1916Capped for England - 21 May 1921, Belgium 0 England 2, an end-of-season tour match at Stade du Daring Club de Bruxelles, Sint-Jans Molenbeek, Bruxelles, aged 33 years 36 days.Sammy Frost - 1879-1926Born - Poplar 1879Right-half / inside-rightCame through local side Millwall StJohn’s - a top junior side on the Isle of Dogs1900-01 Millwall Athletic 10 apps 3 goals1901 - 1907 MANCHESTER CITY - First Division from 1903. FA Cup winner 1904.1907-13 MILLWALL ATHLETIC - 177 apps 6 goals in the Southern LeagueKnee injury ended his career - compensation under the Workmen’s Compensation Act - £1 a week for life.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

14mins

12 Jun 2020

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Achtung! Millwall History Jack Fort and Sammy Frost

Achtung! Millwall Podcast

A new series in which Millwall fan and journalist Neil Fissler discusses two early Millwall Athletic pioneers - Jack Fort and Sammy Frost - with yours truly ...SHOW NOTESJack Fort (Millwall’s oldest league player), John Fort - born Leigh, Lancs 1888-1965250 apps 0 goals 1914-30 Millwall - right backPlayed Millwall 1-1 Bristol City 07.12.29 aged 41 years Began career in Lancashire Combination for Atherton on 7/6 a weekExeter City 85 appsToured South America with Exeter incl the first game involving BrazilJack Fort also gained three England caps playing in trial internationals against the home countries. He holds two records at Millwall which are unlikely to be broken. He is the oldest player ever to have played for Millwall in a league match at 42 years of age and he is still Millwall's longest serving employee having joined from Exeter City in 1914 and staying on in various capacities until he died in 1965 a total of 51 years.He served in the 5th Dragoon Guards in France WW1 from 1916Capped for England - 21 May 1921, Belgium 0 England 2, an end-of-season tour match at Stade du Daring Club de Bruxelles, Sint-Jans Molenbeek, Bruxelles, aged 33 years 36 days.Sammy Frost - 1879-1926Born - Poplar 1879Right-half / inside-rightCame through local side Millwall StJohn’s - a top junior side on the Isle of Dogs1900-01 Millwall Athletic 10 apps 3 goals1901 - 1907 MANCHESTER CITY - First Division from 1903. FA Cup winner 1904.1907-13 MILLWALL ATHLETIC - 177 apps 6 goals in the Southern LeagueKnee injury ended his career - compensation under the Workmen’s Compensation Act - £1 a week for life. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

14mins

12 Jun 2020

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