1916-1917 Summary
Appearances and Goals

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The normal Football League and FA Cup competitions were suspended at the end of the 1914/15 season due to World War I.
The Football League was replaced with regional leagues - a Lancashire Section and a Midlands Section.
In 1916/17 Everton played in the Lancashire Section Principal Tournament up until March 24 1917.
After that date they competed in a further Lancashire Section Subsidiary Tournament - which itself was
sub-regionalised into 4 Groups, with Everton in Group B.
The 4 final Group tables were amalgamated to give a combined Final Table for the Subsidiary Tournament.
In 1916/17 London and Southern League clubs formed their own 'London Combination'.
The FA Cup was not replaced and no Cup competitions were contested.
Match, appearance and goal statistics are not counted in any official records.

Appearances and Goals

  
War Football League
Lancashire Section
Principal Tournament
War Football League
Lancashire Section
Subsidiary Tournament
Total
  
Apps
Gls
Apps
Gls
Apps
Gls
Bob Thompson
28
2
5
0
33
2
Alan Grenyer
27
0
5
1
32
1
Bill Wareing
26
1
6
0
32
1
Tom Fleetwood
25
0
5
0
30
0
Joe Clennell
24
25
4
4
28
29
Frank Jefferis
18
5
6
1
24
6
Frank Mitchell
20
0
3
0
23
0
Joseph Smith  (West Brom)†
17
0
4
0
21
0
James Morris  (Stoke)†
18
4
1
0
19
4
George Harrison
17
5
0
0
17
5
? Lloyd
16
1
0
0
16
1
Joe Donnachie*  (Oldham)†
9
0
5
1
14
1
Billy Kirsopp
13
7
0
0
13
7
Tommy Fern
10
0
3
0
13
0
Ernie Gault**  (Stockport)†
5
6
6
9
11
15
John Bradbury  (Hull City)†
10
0
0
0
10
0
Stephen Murray
0
0
6
0
6
0
John Blair
5
2
0
0
5
2
Tom Cooper  (Exeter)†
5
1
0
0
5
1
George Merritt  (Southport C)†
5
0
0
0
5
0
Jock Maconnachie
4
0
1
0
5
0
Bob Stewart
4
0
1
0
5
0
John Dunn  (Luton)†
4
0
0
0
4
0
Bobby Simpson
4
0
0
0
4
0
Sam Challinor
3
0
0
0
3
0
? Campey  (Man Utd)†
2
0
0
0
2
0
Sam Chedgzoy
2
0
0
0
2
0
T Gouldson
2
1
0
0
2
1
? Peet
2
0
0
0
2
0
? Hunter
1
0
1
0
2
0
James Twiss
0
0
2
0
2
0
A Williams
0
0
2
0
2
0
S Elliott
1
0
0
0
1
0
A Lovelady
1
1
0
0
1
1
Bobby McNeal  (West Brom)†
1
0
0
0
1
0
Frank Sheldon
1
1
0
0
1
1

† Teams were allowed to use guest players in wartime matches.
  The actual clubs that Everton's guest players belonged to is indicated where appropriate.


* Joe Donnachie played for Everton from 1905/06 - 1908/09 and again in 1919/20.
   During the war he played for the club as a guest.


** Ernie Gault played for Everton in 1912/13 and again in 1919/20.
    During the war he played for the club as a guest in 1916/17 before signing permanently
    at the end of that season.


Players in bold only played wartime games for Everton; they never played in a normal Football League
or FA Cup match for the club.