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That's a nice Flickr collection, Frederic.
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Oh, and the Anderton Baines card could be Salford's Wigan-born Jack Anderton. Although the illustration doesn't match up to his photo.
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Here is some more info on Harry Eagles that may be of interest: He was actually a Salford player in 1888 and arguably the club's most notable star. This passage is from James Higson's "A History of Salford Football Club" (1892) regarding the 1887/88 season: -- For the first time since the formation of the club one of our players (H. Eagles) has had the honour of gaining his International cap, and another player (T. Kent) his North of England jersey. Four of this season's team have been called upon to assist their country. The selection of Messrs. Williams, Eagles, Kent and Anderton as members of the Anglo-Australian team, and their departure for the Antipodes, was signalled by a presentation made to each of the players of a travelling bag, rug and other articles. -- Graham Morris's "Salford Rugby League Club: 100 Greats" (2001) also says: -- [Eagles] was the first Salford player to gain international recognition through his selection in 1888 for England Rugby Union. As England was in dispute with the three other home unions over the new International Board - which England refused to join - he never played. Along with Percy Robertshaw of Bradford, who shared the same fate, he remains to this day one of only two players to received an England Rugby Union cap and jersey without playing. He did received consolation later the same year, however, when invited to join the first ever tour by a British side to Australia and New Zealand... The tourists played 52 matches in total and Eagles appeared in every one of them... One New Zealand writer commented: "Harry Eagles, who played in every match, was a tower of strength in the forwards." Another added: "The muscular Eagles stood out in the forwards." --
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