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James West was the second full-time secretary and de facto manager of football club Newton Heath, the precursor to Manchester United; the term "manager" was not in common usage at the club until the arrival of Jack Robson in 1914.)
West oversaw Newton Heath's financial collapse and near bankruptcy, followed by the club's rebirth as Manchester United on 28 April 1902.
Manchester United Football Club is a professional football club based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, that competes in the Premier League, the top flight of English football. Nicknamed "the Red Devils", the club was founded as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878, changed its name to Manchester United in 1902 and moved to its current stadium, Old Trafford, in 1910.
Charles Roberts was an English professional footballer who played as a centre-half in the Football League for Grimsby Town, Manchester United and Oldham Athletic. He spent nine years at United, where he was captain, helping the club to two First Division titles and an FA Cup. He won three caps for England in 1905.
Manchester United Football Club was formed in 1878 as Newton Heath LYR Football Club by the Carriage and Wagon department of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway depot at Newton Heath. The team initially played games against other departments and rail companies at their home ground at North Road, but by 1888 the club had become a founding member of The Combination, a regional football league. However, following the league's dissolution before the end of its first season, Newton Heath joined the newly formed Football Alliance, which ran for three seasons before being merged with The Football League. This resulted in the club starting the 1892–93 season in the First Division, by which time it had become independent of the rail company, dropped the "LYR" from its name and moved to a new ground at Bank Street. After just two seasons, the club was relegated to the Second Division.
The Manchester derby refers to football matches between Manchester City and Manchester United, first contested in 1881. United play at Old Trafford while City play at the City of Manchester Stadium, the two grounds separated by approximately 4 miles (6.4 km). The teams have played 182 matches in all competitions, United winning 76, City 55, and the remaining 53 having been drawn. Amongst the most successful clubs in England, between them they have won 92 honours: a record 66 for Manchester United and 26 for Manchester City.
North Road was a football and cricket ground in Newton Heath, Manchester, England. It was the first home of Manchester United Football Club – then known as Newton Heath Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Football Club – from its foundation in 1878 until 1893, when the club moved to a new ground at Bank Street, Clayton.
Frederick Charles Erentz was a Scottish footballer who played at half-back and full-back for Dundee Our Boys and Newton Heath in the 1880s, 1890s and early 1900s.
The 1909 FA Cup Final was the final match of the 1908–09 FA Cup, the 38th season of England's premier club football cup competition. The match was played on 24 April 1909 at Crystal Palace, and was contested by Manchester United and Bristol City, both of the First Division. Manchester United won by a single goal, scored by Sandy Turnbull midway through the first half. This was the first of Manchester United's twelve FA Cup titles to date.
The Liverpool F.C.–Manchester United F.C. rivalry is a high-profile inter-city rivalry between English professional football clubs Liverpool and Manchester United. It is considered the most famous fixture in English football and one of the biggest rivalries in world football. Players, fans and the media often consider games between the two clubs to be their biggest rivalry, above even their own local derbies, with Everton and Manchester City respectively.
The 1886–87 season was the first season in which Newton Heath LYR F.C. – now known as Manchester United F.C. – took part in a major football competition. The club had previously entered the Lancashire Cup and the Manchester and District Challenge Cup, but this season was the first in which they competed in the FA Cup. However, their cup run was short-lived as they drew with Fleetwood Rangers in the first round, but were disqualified when they refused to play extra time.
John "Jack" Owen was a Welsh footballer who played as a left half for Newton Heath from 1887 to 1893. He also won one cap for Wales while with Newton Heath.
Joseph E. Davies was a Welsh footballer who played at half-back for Newton Heath and Wolverhampton Wanderers in the late 1880s and early 1890s. He also made seven appearances for the Welsh national team.
George Alfred Owen was a Welsh footballer who played as an inside forward for Newton Heath in the late 1880s. He also made four appearances for the Welsh national team.
John "Jack" Peden was an Irish footballer who played as an outside left for Newton Heath and Sheffield United in the 1890s. He made 24 appearances and scored seven goals for Ireland in a 12-year international career, interrupted by a two-year gap while he played in England.
William Healey was the president of Newton Heath Football Club in the 1890s and one of the club's principal creditors.
William R. Davidson was a Scottish footballer. His regular position was as a half back. He played for Annbank and Manchester United. When Davidson joined the team in 1893, Manchester United was still known as Newton Heath Football Club and struggling to stay in Football League First Division. Davidson kicked the winning goal in one of the team's few wins in the 1893–94 season, against Wolverhampton Wanderers on 11 November 1893. His final appearance was on 1 December 1894 against Crewe Alexandra F.C., as a serious injury forced him to retire from playing football.
Walter Whittaker was an English football goalkeeper who played in the Football League for Newton Heath, Grimsby Town, Blackburn Rovers, Derby County, Clapton Orient and Swansea Town.
Manchester City Football Club is an English association football club based in Manchester, which competes in the Premier League. Founded as West Gorton in 1880, the club after several changes of identity adopted the name 'Manchester City' in 1894. During the 1891–92 season, Manchester City joined the Football Alliance. The team was elected to The Football League in 1892, where the club remained until 1992, when the League's First Division was replaced as the top level of English football by the Premier League.
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