Bob Howarth

Bob Howarth (20 June 1865 – 20 August 1938) was a leading footballer in the 1880s and 1890s. He was an England international and was a member of the Preston North End side that became famous as "The Invincibles".[1]

Bob Howarth
Personal information
Full name Robert Howarth
Date of birth 20 June 1865
Place of birth Preston, Lancashire, England
Date of death 20 August 1938 (aged 73)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1883–1891 Preston North End 47 (0)
1891–1894 Everton 59 (0)
1894–1899 Preston North End 3 (0)
National team
1886–1894 England 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Bob Howarth was born in Preston. He joined Preston North End in 1883, and for eight years was a member of the North End side that earned the title of "The Invincibles". He was in the Preston side that were 1887-88 FA Cup Finalists. The following season, he was in the Preston side that did the double, being Football League Champions and 1888-89 FA Cup Winners. Bob Howarth made his League debut on 8 September 1888 at full-back for Preston North End against Burnley at Preston North End' Deepdale ground in Preston. Preston won 5-2. Bob Howarth played 18 of Preston' 22 League Championship matches and played in a defence-line that achieved nine clean-sheets.[2]

In one source Bob Howarth was described as 'a powerful and formidable full-back".[3]

In 1891 he joined Everton, before returning to finish his career back at Preston North End. He gained several representative honours, making four appearances for England. Outside of football he worked in Preston as a solicitor.


  1. ^ An English Football Internationalists Who's Who, by Douglas Lamming. Hutton Press Ltd. 1990. ISBN 0-907033-93-8.
  2. ^ "English National Football Archive". Retrieved 17 March 2018. (registration & fee required)
  3. ^ Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Preston North End. Breedon Books. p. 122. ISBN 1 85983 516 3.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
John Holt
Everton captain
Succeeded by
Richard Boyle
1888 FA Cup Final

The 1888 FA Cup Final was contested by West Bromwich Albion and Preston North End at the Kennington Oval. Preston were strong favourites for the Cup, having set a record which still stands today by beating Hyde 26–0 in the first round, and were so confident of overcoming West Bromwich Albion in the final that they asked to be photographed with the trophy before the game. The FA president Major Francis Marindin turned them down and said: "Hadn't you better win it first?" They didn't get their photo after the game either. So lacking in confidence were their West Bromwich opponents that when offered bets on the outcome of the game by the Preston players, they all refused, no matter how great the odds.

West Brom won 2–1, with their goals scored by George Woodhall and Jem Bayliss. Fred Dewhurst scored Preston's effort.

John Goodall recalled many years later how, at the final whistle, he stood motionless in the centre circle for many minutes unable to comprehend the result. The refereeing of the game by Major Francis Marindin was also questioned privately by many observers who felt that he had potentially shown bias towards Albion's all English eleven. At one point during the game he stopped play just as Preston were about to score to award a free kick to Albion despite no Albion player having made an appeal, as was required by the rules of the game at that time. Cambridge University captain Tinsley Lindley later commented to defeated Preston player Jack Ross "Well Jack, you cannot expect to win when playing against eleven men and the devil." The Preston players however cited their own pre match routine for their defeat. Bob Holmes recalled "We got starved to death on the Thames bank {While watching the Oxford vs Cambridge boat race} and could not get warm again. The invincibles entered the Kennington Oval field that day in a pitiful state. We were daft." At this time the boat race was considered a greater sporting event than the cup final.

By contrast, Albion captain, Billy Bassett stated "Jack Ross lost his cool that day. that was the key. I managed to keep my cool and the cooler I kept, the rasher Ross got." Bassett also recalled that it was Ross' rashness that cost his side the winning goal as he charged at Bassett and ended up somersaulting clean over him. As he picked himself up he watched as Bassett was able to set up the clinching goal. Bassett however was complimentary of his opponents when, years later he stated "I have seen all the best sides in Football but I have never seen a side that compared to Preston North End at their best. We beat them but I do not pretend for a moment that we deserved to beat them."

1888–89 Preston North End F.C. season

The 1888–89 season was Preston North End's first season in the Football League which had just been founded. Because of this Preston became one of the founder members of the Football League. Preston were very successful during the season as they went on to claim the league and cup double without being defeated which earned the squad legendary status in league football.

1889 FA Cup Final

The 1889 FA Cup Final was contested by Preston North End and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Kennington Oval.

Preston won 3–0, with goals by Fred Dewhurst, Jimmy Ross and Sam Thomson.

This completed the "Double" for the victors, Preston having already won the inaugural Football League title without losing a game, a feat which earned them the nickname "The Invincibles".

1893 FA Cup Final

The 1893 FA Cup Final was a football game contested by Wolverhampton Wanderers and Everton. Wolves won by a single goal, scored by Harry Allen.

This was the only time the final was staged at Fallowfield Stadium. Although the official attendance was 45,000, it is estimated that close to 60,000 spectators were actually in the ground. The overcrowding delayed the kick off and meant the pitch was often encroached upon during the game. Play was impeded so much that Everton, beaten 0–1, unsuccessfully demanded a replay afterwards, arguing the environment was not fit for a competitive match.

Everton had come into the match as favourites. Only a week earlier, they had sent their reserves to face Wolves in a league match to allow their first team time to rest before their semi-final replay. The reserves beat Wolves' Cup final team 4–2 at Molineux, boosting Everton's confidence.

1894–95 Everton F.C. season

In the 1894–95 season, the English football team Everton F.C. finished second in the 1894–95 Football League. It was the team's best result since winning the League in 1891. Everton reached the quarterfinals of the F.A. Challenge Cup where they lost to Sheffield Wednesday F.C.

1994 United States House of Representatives elections

The 1994 United States House of Representatives election (also known as the Republican Revolution) was held on November 8, 1994, in the middle of President Bill Clinton's first term. As a result of a 54-seat swing in membership from Democrats to Republicans, the Republican Party gained a majority of seats in the United States House of Representatives for the first time since 1952 and a majority of votes for the first time since 1946. It was also the largest seat gain for the Republican Party since 1946, and the largest for either party since 1948.

The Democrats had run the House since 1954, and since 1932 there had only been 4 years when the House was under Republican control. But in 1994 the Republican Party ran against President Clinton's proposed healthcare reform, benefited from impressions of corruption created by the Whitewater investigation, and picked up a majority of voters who had voted for Ross Perot in 1992. The Republicans argued that Clinton had abandoned the centrist New Democrat platform he campaigned on during the 1992 Presidential election and reverted to big government solutions. The GOP ran on Newt Gingrich's Contract with America.

The incumbent Speaker, Democrat Tom Foley, lost re-election in his district, becoming the first Speaker of the House to lose re-election since Galusha Grow in 1863. Other major upsets included the defeat of powerful long-serving Representatives such as Democratic Ways and Means Chairman Dan Rostenkowski and Democratic Judiciary Chairman Jack Brooks. In all, 34 incumbents (all Democrats) were defeated. Republicans also won the seats of retiring Democrats. No Republican incumbent lost his or her seat in these elections, but Democrats won four Republican-held seats where the incumbents were stepping down.

The incumbent Republican Minority whip, Newt Gingrich, was re-elected in the Republican landslide and became Speaker as the incumbent Republican Minority Leader, Robert H. Michel, retired. The incumbent Democratic Majority Leader, Dick Gephardt, became Minority Leader. The new House leadership, under the Republicans, promised to bring a dozen legislative proposals to a vote in the first 100 days of the session, although the Senate did not always follow suit. A significant realigning election, the South underwent a drastic transformation. Before the election, House Democrats outnumbered House Republicans in the South. Afterwards, with the Republicans having picked up a total of 19 Southern seats, they were able to outnumber Democrats in the South for the first time since Reconstruction. The Republicans would go on to remain the majority party of the House for the following 12 years, until the 2006 elections.

Charlie Parry

Charles Frederick "Charlie" Parry (1870 – 4 February 1922) was a Welsh footballer who played as a defender for Everton in the 1890s, helping them to win the Football League championship in 1891. He also made thirteen appearances for the Wales national football team including four as captain. Later in his career, he returned to Wales where he won the Welsh Cup with Aberystwyth Town in 1900. He subsequently fell on hard times and was the beneficiary of three testimonial matches.

Johnny Holt

Johnny Holt (10 April 1865 – 1937) was an English professional footballer who played in twenty-one of Everton's twenty-two game Football League title winning side of 1890–91.

List of England international footballers (4–9 caps)

The England national football team represents the country of England in international association football. It is fielded by The Football Association, the governing body of football in England, and competes as a member of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), which encompasses the countries of Europe. England competed in the first official international football match on 30 November 1872, a 0–0 draw with Scotland at Hamilton Crescent.England have competed in numerous competitions, and all players who have played between four and nine matches, either as a member of the starting eleven or as a substitute, are listed below. Each player's details include his usual playing position while with the team, the number of caps earned and goals scored in all international matches, and details of the first and most recent matches played in. The names are initially ordered by number of caps (in descending order), then by date of debut, then by alphabetical order. All statistics are correct up to 9 June 2019.

List of Everton F.C. international players

Everton Football Club, an association football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, was founded in 1878.

229 players have played at senior international level whilst registered with the club.

Everton's first international was Job Wilding who appeared for Wales against England on 14 March 1885. The most recent newly capped player is Henry Onyekuru for Nigeria against Algeria on 14 July 2019.

Since 2016, Tim Howard holds the record for most caps won with 93 for United States of America, previously Neville Southall had held the record with 91 caps for Wales since the early 1990s.Dixie Dean held the record for most international goals with 18 for England held from the 1930's, Tim Cahill matched this in 2012 for Australia.

34 individual Everton players have represented their countries at the World Cup. Alex Parker the first in 1958 for Scotland. Tim Cahill for Australia is the only player to appear at more than one tournament.

In total over 2400 caps have been earned by players while contracted to Everton.

The most Everton players to play in a single fixture was between Republic of Ireland and England on 7 June 2016 when five players (three for Ireland) appeared.

List of Everton F.C. players

This is a list of notable footballers who have played for Everton. Generally, this means players that have played 100 or more first-team matches for the club. A number of other players who have played an important role in a league title win have also been included for their contribution – for example Andy Gray.

Players in Everton's early history are also included despite not necessarily playing 100 matches.

For a list of all Everton players, major or minor, with a Wikipedia article, see Category:Everton F.C. players, and for the current squad see the main Everton F.C. article.

Players are listed according to the date of their first team debut. Appearances and goals are for first-team competitive matches only; wartime matches are excluded. Substitute appearances included.

Appearance figures as of November 2017

Matt Salmon

Matthew James Salmon (born January 21, 1958) is an American Republican politician, who retired from office after serving as representative for Arizona's 5th congressional district. The district is based in Mesa and includes most of the East Valley. He previously represented the district, then numbered as the 1st District, from 1995 to 2001. In 2002, he lost by less than 1% to Janet Napolitano in a highly competitive governor's race. He regained his old congressional seat in the 2012 election. Salmon and his wife Nancy have been married for 34 years. They have four children and seven grandchildren.On February 25, 2016, Salmon announced his retirement from politics.

In June 2016, Arizona State University announced that Salmon would join ASU as Vice President for Government Affairs in the Office of Government & Community Engagement. In this position, Salmon will oversee the university’s local, state and federal relations teams.

Percy Melmoth Walters

Percy Melmoth Walters (30 September 1863 – 6 October 1936) was an English amateur footballer who played as a defender for the Old Carthusians and the Corinthians in the late nineteenth century as well as making thirteen appearances for England, five as captain.

He and his younger brother, Arthur Melmoth Walters, were known as "morning" and "afternoon" in allusion to their initials. The brothers were generally regarded as the finest fullbacks in England for a number of years; according to Philip Gibbons in his "History of the Game from 1863 to 1900" this was due mainly to their own defensive system based on the combination game used by the Royal Engineers during the early 1870s.

The Invincibles (football)

In English football, "The Invincibles" is a nickname that has been used to refer to the Preston North End team of the 1888–89 season, managed by William Sudell, and the Arsenal team of the 2003-04 season managed by Arsène Wenger. Preston North End earned the nickname after completing an entire season undefeated in league and cup competition (27 games), while Arsenal were undefeated in the league only (38 games). The actual nickname of the Preston team was the "Old Invincibles", but both versions have been in use.

The term "Invincibles" has also been used elsewhere in European football. Italian clubs Milan and Juventus received the nickname after winning the 1991–92 and 2011–12 Serie A titles respectively. Celtic earned the nickname after going unbeaten across domestic league and cup competition during the 2016–17 season in Scotland.


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