Star Green ‘un – Saturday 26 August 1911
Denaby United’s Big Scheme.
Denaby United, for several years one of the most, successful clubs in the Midland League, struck a bad patch last season, and in consequence of altogether inadequate support not only ran into debt, but had to part with sp.veral of their best players to “keep the pot a’ boiling.”
But that does not indicate that the club is in danger of extinction. Far from it. As a matter of fact a big scheme is materialising for re-organisation and the establishment of a new ground in a more central position. The removal, however, will not take place for another year, that Denaby will bo found galloping on their old enclosure as usual. And if the immediate prospects are not exactly “Turneriann” they are at least good enough to give reasonable expectations of return to a more normal state of things than marked last season’s disappointing campaign.
There are no sensational captures to record. The avowed policy of the officials is to “build up” rather than crumble down through bad business methods. Yet the playing material is “warranted not to shrink” when point-hunting commences in earnest.
The forces at command include the following old players:—Fred Thompson and Shepherd, goalkeepers; Swinbourne and Hanwell, backs; Joe Nimrod and Jack Westwood, half-backs, J. Lang, Fitton. Tookey, and Dodsley, forwards.
The most important of the new men secured are Marshall (back), who returns after two seasons with Swindon; J. Turner (back), of Chesterfield and Burslem; Harry Mitchell, a clover half-back from Southend, who not quite recovered from tii© injury that took him out of the team soon after joining Denaby some four years ago; and Garatt, a half-back with good reputation, from Newton-ln-Willows, all of whom are likely to eood service, as is George Waldon, the new centre forward, who comes from Rotherham Town.
Other players available are Buich, of Mexborough, and West, from Morton (goalkeepers); Douglas, from Aldershot Barracks, and R. Hill, of Kilnhurst (half-backs), and the following forwards; Jackson (Doncaster Saracens), Farrell (Tunstall). Flock (Doncaster Rovers). Mercer, Johnson (Cardiff). Dean (Reading), J. Tyas (Mexborough), and S. Dawson (Kilnhurst).
The club will, with the exception the Wharncliffe Charily Cup, participate in the usual competitions, and opens the season on Monday, September 4th, with the visit of Rotherham Town. Like Mexborough. Denaby will also be at home in the first qualifying round the English Cup Competition.