Tag Archives: James and Phyllis Johnson

The History of Sport 1909: The First Giro d’Italia, A Riot Means That No Scottish Cup Is Awarded

Some of the main events in sport in 1909 were: West Auckland Town, an English amateur team, defeats FC Winterthur of Switzerland 2–0 to win the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy, one of the earliest international club football competitions Nottingham Forest … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame 1928: Ronald Poulton, James and Phyllis Johnson, J.T.Hearne, Lily Gower

The choices for my Hall of Fame for 1928 are: Ronald Poulton (Rugby Union) –  the best English rugby player in the era just before World War I. He scored four tries for England v France in 1914, a record … Continue reading

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