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    I've done this as a separate topic from the Time Added thread, because the Time Added thread is very catch-all, as a football thread will be. I can only go by the English Football League, as I don't have access to the Scottish records, but hopefully someone can copy and paste the Scottish only players for reference here. There are a number of people definitely alive and they come in the first set of information. Of those that I'm not certain of, there will definitely be some alive but there's no report recently on them to confirm that, or no general "oldest player" posts or snippets on the web. Barry Hugman's Footballers was the backup source for the list and basically it's been going through Google, BHF, UK and Ireland Family Records, Scottish Death Indexes and Probate searches to eliminate other possibilities. Some footballers I couldn't find death records for but when some clubs have gone "such and such is our oldest player" then it's made life easier. Hopefully having this will actually help confirm some others off the list. The likelihood is that the top four are indeed the oldest four, but you never know... So here, you go; DEFINITELY (OR ALMOST CERTAINLY BELIEVED TO BE) ALIVE: First Name Surname DoB Clubs Arthur Smith 08/05/1915 Bury, Leicester City William Cyril Simpson Lawrence 02/10/1919 12/06/1920 Carlisle, Tottenham Wrexham, Rochdale, Blackpool Dudley Kernick 29/08/1921 Birmingham, Northampton, Torquay Alf Patrick 25/09/1921 York Jack Vitty 19/01/1923 Workington, Brighton, Charlton, Boldon Villa Reg Harrison 22/05/1923 Derby County, Boston Utd Bert Mozley 23/09/1923 Derby Bob Gray 14/12/1923 Gateshead, Newcastle Charlie Chase 31/01/1924 Crystal P, Watford, Brighton Albert Bateman 13/06/1924 Huddersfield, Yorkshire Iron and Steel Eric Dale 06/07/1924 Shrewsbury, Irlam Daniel Flanagan 24/11/1924 Manchester City, Bradford, Notts County Walter Jones 04/04/1925 Blackpool, York, Grimsby, Doncaster John Watling 11/05/1925 Bristol Rovers Jock Aird 18/02/1926 Burnley, Scotland Tony Collins 19/03/1926 Crystal P, Watford, Rochdale, Torquay, Norwich, York, Sheff W Les Onslow 29/08/1926 Swindon, South Marston Trevor Hitchen 25/09/1926 Southport, Wigan, Oldham, Notts Cty, Wellington, Halifax Bill Holmes 29/10/1926 Southport, Morecambe, Bradford C, Blackburn, Wolves, Doncaster Sam Burton 10/11/1926 Swindon George Holt 28/02/1927 Halifax Charlie Heffron 13/08/1927 Bradford PA, Belfast Celtic Gordon Astall 22/09/1927 Birmingham, Torquay, Plymouth, Southampton Frank O'Farrell 09/10/1927 Preston, West Ham Don Woan 07/11/1927 Tranmere, Bradford, Leyton O, Liverpool, Bootle Ray Brown 11/02/1928 Notts County, Queens Park Billy Murphy 22/03/1928 Bristol Rovers, Exeter, Stirling Albion Derek Ufton 31/05/1928 Charlton, England Johnny Wheeler 26/07/1928 Liverpool, Bolton, Tranmere, England Dick Taylor 21/08/1928 Southport, Everton Con Sullivan 22/08/1928 Arsenal, Bristol City, Horfield Tommy Docherty 24/08/1928 Arsenal, Chelsea, Scotland Harry Jarvis 08/10/1928 Notts County, Worksop Cecil Steeds 11/01/1929 Bristol City, Bristol Rovers Joe Boyden 12/02/1929 Walsall Cyril Robinson 04/03/1929 Southport, Northwich, Bradford PA, Blackpool, Mansfield John Core 29/03/1929 Halifax Len Fletcher 28/04/1929 Ipswich, RAF Didcot Don Gibson 12/05/1929 Leyton O, Sheff W, Man U Ron Baynham 10/06/1929 Luton, England Polly Ward 15/06/1929 Bradford PA, Bradford C, Kings Lynn Roy Killin 18/07/1929 Lincoln, Man U Eddie McLaren 08/09/1929 Reading, Blackpool Terry Robinson 08/11/1929 Brentford, Northampton, England Amateur Maurice Leather 09/11/1929 Portsmouth Tommy Banks 10/11/1929 Bolton, England Ron Harbertson 23/12/1929 Lincoln, Darlington, Wrexham, Grimsby, Bradford, Brighton, Newcastle PROBABLY ALIVE First Name Surname DoB Clubs Google Maurice Leslie 19/08/1923 Swindon, India, 53rd infantry division alive 2011 Tom Docherty 15/04/1924 Norwich, Lincoln, Reading, Newport County alive in 2010 Peter Greenwood 11/09/1924 Chester, Burnley, Todmorden alive in 2009 Len Kane 27/01/1926 Preston, Plymouth, Glentoran alive in 2010 in Belfast Terry Regan 26/06/1926 Bradford City Alive in 2012 Russell Crossley 25/06/1927 Shrewsbury, Liverpool Alive in 2012 John Scott 18/07/1928 Leeds, Workington alive in 2011 Alex Forsyth 29/09/1928 Darlington, Falkirk Alive in 2012 Bobby Bruce 14/10/1928 Leicester, Leyton O Alive in 2012 Keith Francis 22/07/1929 Leyton O, Yeovil Alive in 2012 Tommy Forgan 12/10/1929 York, Hull Alive 2011 in Australia CANNOT CONFIRM IF ALIVE OR NOT: First Name Surname DoB Clubs Joe McCormack 15/07/1916 Scunthorpe, Boston, Rochdale, Bolton Fred Kilshaw 24/08/1916 New Brighton, Leicester Reg Pugh 28/07/1917 Cardiff Jerry Jones 28/09/1918 Hartlepool, Belle Vue Congs Billy O'Neill 29/01/1919 Walsall, Burnley, Chelmsford Dewis Brown 04/06/1919 Stockport, Rotherham John Lavery 24/11/1919 Bradford City, Dundalk, Halifax Town (probably dead) Jim Smith 01/01/1920 Leyton O, Burnley William Reid 13/01/1920 Newport, Cumnock Juniors George Wallace 18/04/1920 Scunthorpe Ron Rothwell 10/07/1920 Rochdale, Dunfermline Mike Kelly 30/11/1920 Crewe, Wolves Eddie Martin 30/03/1921 Accrington, Alloa Alec Jackson 02/10/1921 York, Huddersfield Tommy Sinclair 13/10/1921 Bradford, brentford, Aldershot Eric Hampson 11/11/1921 Stoke, Stafford Rangers Reg Hipkin 31/12/1921 Brighton, Charlton, Wolves, Norwich John McCarthy 22/01/1922 Cork United, Bristol City Ken White 15/03/1922 Hull, Selby Town Ron James 16/03/1922 Birmingham, Wolves, Northampton Herbert Robinson 30/04/1922 Accrington, Barnoldswick John O'Sullivan 30/05/1922 Swansea, Aldershot, Waterford, Lovells David Lindsay 29/06/1922 Southend, Sunderland, Blantyre Victoria Dougald Campbell 14/12/1922 Barrow, Grimsby, Crewe, QPR, Spitalgate Frank Taylor 02/01/1923 Bangor, leeds David Reid 03/01/1923 Crewe, Workington, Bradford PA, Rochdale, Glasgow Perthshire Roy Moody 12/03/1923 Lincoln, Workshop David Gray 13/04/1923 Bradford City Andrew Jack 30/06/1923 Tranmere, Wishaw Frank Winters 30/10/1923 Torquay, Clyde Trevor Churchill 20/11/1923 Reading, Swindon, Rochdale, Leicester, Sheff U Syd Ward 26/11/1923 Bradford, Upton Colliery James Clarke 07/12/1923 Nottingham Forest, Darlaston John McBride 31/12/1923 Third Lanark, Reading, Shrewsbury Charlie McClelland 08/01/1924 Exeter, Blackburn, Hyde Utd Fred Sharpe 26/01/1924 Wrexham, Joseph Murphy 30/03/1924 Crystal Palace, Brighton, Shelbourne Sam Parker 05/04/1924 Crewe, Accrington, Barnsley Sammy Nelson 26/05/1924 Blackpool, Luton, Linfield Swifts Tommy Moran 31/05/1924 Accrington, Ayr John Taylor 24/06/1924 Bradford, Kilmarnock Ray Ruffett 20/07/1924 Luton Frank Wood 17/08/1924 Bury, Exeter, Shrewsbury Ernie Butler 28/08/1924 Darlington, Southend, Stockton Ernie Whittam 29/10/1924 Rotherham, Leeds Johnny Jones 31/10/1924 Milwall, Larne, Fulham Henry Potts 23/01/1925 Northampton, Pegasus James Kelly 16/02/1925 Carlisle, Tottenham, Glenavon Tommy Carpenter 11/03/1925 Watford, Harrow John Ollerenshaw 03/04/1925 Oldham, Hartelpool, Arsenal Ted Harding 05/04/1925 Crystal P, Coalville James Taylor 07/04/1925 Crewe, Man City Fred Martin 14/04/1925 Accrington, Blackburn Tom Mason 21/04/1925 Hartlepool, Railway Athletic Ernie Woodcock 14/05/1925 Bury, Oldham Ron Mitchell 27/05/1925 Celtic, Exeter Bert Williams 19/06/1925 Newport, Wales Amateur Bill Mellor 29/06/1925 Accrington, Droyslden Jock Finlay 01/07/1925 Walsall, Leeds, New Brighton Eric Searle 20/07/1925 Aldershot Albert Wright 21/07/1925 Lincoln, Ollerton Colliery Bill Parker 15/08/1925 Reading, Swindon, Exeter Eryk Kubicki 18/08/1925 York, Polish Army Ambrose Wilson 10/10/1925 Swansea, Glenavon Billy Dale 26/10/1925 Crewe, Accrington, Southport, Halifax Arnold Jackson 10/11/1925 Shrewsbury, Stockport Jimmy Kirk 12/11/1925 Aldershot, Torquaym, Colchester, St Mirren, Bury Johnny Williams 21/11/1925 Blackburn, Southport Eddie Lewis 21/01/1926 Leyton O Jim Jowett 27/01/1926 York, Sheffield United Dennis Thomas 02/02/1926 Accrington, Bury, Wardley Colliery Joe Houston 27/02/1926 Aldershot, Dunfermline Joe Lancaster 28/04/1926 Accrington, Manchester United Fred Smith 07/05/1926 Bradford, Grimsby, Man City, Sheff U, Derby C, Draycott Stan Carr 01/06/1926 New Brighton, Southport Joe Slattery 03/06/1926 Accrington, Hexham Ray McKee 16/06/1926 Northampton, Finchley Ray Howells 27/06/1926 Crystal P, Exeter Eric Downes 25/08/1926 Rochdale, Chester Alf Horne 06/09/1926 Northampton Alec Montgomery 16/09/1926 Walsall, Baddesley Bill Anderson 06/11/1926 Southend, Hibs Ralph Harrison 18/12/1926 Leeds, Great Harwood Les Dicker 20/12/1926 Southend, Tottenham Ken Williams 07/01/1927 York, Doncaster Don Maddison 15/02/1927 Bradford PA, Blackpool, Darlington, Sunderland Phil Turner 20/02/1927 Chester, Accrington, Scunthorpe, Bradford PA, Carlisle George Davies 01/03/1927 Chester, Sheff W, Oswestry John Brooks 08/03/1927 Stoke Leo Dickens 16/03/1927 Chester, Rotherham Jack Ritchie 31/03/1927 Accrington, Crossgates Prmirose Henry Wood 08/04/1927 Chesterfield, South Liverpool Norman Lewis 28/05/1927 Gravesend, Newport, Shrewsbury, Oakengates Chris Leonard 11/07/1927 Darlington, South Sheilds John Murray 15/07/1927 Gillingham, Leyton O Robert Slade 15/07/1927 Millwall, Acton Town Derek Hawksworth 16/07/1927 Bradford, Lincoln, Huddersfield, Sheff Utd Harry Simpson 02/08/1927 Accrington, Lytham Graham Miller 25/08/1927 Aldershot, Workington Gordon Revel 19/09/1927 Mansfield Bryan Williams 04/10/1927 Liverpool, South Liverpool, Crewe George Miller 17/10/1927 Leeds, Workington Robert Williams 25/10/1927 Liverpool, Shrewsbury, Wrexham Tom McGairy 25/11/1927 Walsall, Dumbarton Sid Watson 12/12/1927 Mansfield James Scott 26/12/1927 Workington, Alloa Bill Wood 28/12/1927 Sheffield Utd, Hull, Sunderland Albert Capstick 02/01/1928 Accrington, Fleetwood Robert Godwin 03/02/1928 Swindon, Old Headlandians Ken Maxwell 11/02/1928 Bradford PA, Northampton, East Stirling, Kilmarnock Charles Campbell 27/02/1928 Oldham, Rutherglen Glencairn Edward Cunningham 20/03/1928 Chesterfield, Blackburn Peter Langman 01/04/1928 Plymouth, Tavistock Alan Godderidge 23/05/1928 Walsall, Swansea, Tamworth Jack Street 30/05/1928 Barrow, Bootle, Southport, Tranmere Geoff Steiner 08/06/1928 Watford, Barnet Reg Chapman 14/06/1928 Crewe, Hereford Alan Short 05/07/1928 Exeter, Tamerton Chris Conway 23/07/1928 Bury, Ayr Utd Andy Mullen 28/07/1928 South Sheilds, Aston Villa, Scunthorpe, Workington, Brighton Bernard Kelly 21/08/1928 Brentford, Bath City Denis Howe 14/09/1928 Aldershot, Southend, Darlington, West Ham Dennis Winterbottom 23/10/1928 Accrington, Stalybridge Don Colombo 26/10/1928 Portsmouth, Walsall, Barking John Ogilvie 28/10/1928 Mansfield, Leicester Alan Layton 27/11/1928 Barrow, Bolton Ronnie Codd 03/12/1928 Barrow, Sheff W, Bolton, Meynell Herbert Jones 20/01/1929 Wrexham, Colwyn Bay Willie O'Brien 26/01/1929 Darlington Ron Evans 21/02/1929 Stockport, Bolton Harry Williams 24/02/1929 Swindon, Bury, West Ham, Man U Kenny McDevitt 04/03/1929 Tranmere, Unity BC Arthur Bramley 25/03/1929 Mansfield, Bentick Collery Welfare Ted McNeill 26/03/1929 Sunderland, Portadown Joe Harris 08/04/1929 Oldham, Blackburn Ernie Bond 04/05/1929 Carlisle, Man Utd Charlie Cowsill 05/05/1929 Bury, Workington, Ashton John Williamson 08/05/1929 Blackburn, Manchester City Louis Bimpson 14/05/1929 Rochdale, Bournemouth, Blackburn, Liverpool, Burscough Roy Martin 16/05/1929 Chesterfield, Derby, Birmingham Ron Steel 03/06/1929 Darlington, Bishop Auckland John Cook 26/06/1929 Bristol Rovers Ron Phoenix 30/06/1929 Rochdale, Man City Colin Walker 07/07/1929 Derby County Brian Woodward 12/07/1929 York, Leeds Frank Elliott 23/07/1929 Mansfield, Fulham, Stoke, Swansea, Merthyr Tydfil Keith Thomas 28/07/1929 Cardiff, Plymouth, Exeter, Oswestry, Sheff W Billy Molloy 28/08/1929 Newport, Southampton, Lockheed, Ludgershall Geoff Hill 31/08/1929 Carlisle Bernard Shaw 04/09/1929 Goole, Lincoln, Hull Tom McGoldrick 20/09/1929 Chesterfield, Rotherham Roy Evans 07/10/1929 Watford, Millwall David Proctor 10/10/1929 Barrow, Blackpool, Portadown, Wrexham, Norwich, Northwich Ray Ratcliffe 03/11/1929 Stockport John Clowes 05/11/1929 Stoke, Wellington, Crewe, Shrewsbury Johnny Langland 09/11/1929 hartlepool, Blyth, Chesterfield, Sunderland, Silksworth Jimmy Forrest 14/11/1929 Accrington, Leeds, Musselburgh John Yates 18/11/1929 Chester, Sheff Utd John Babes 20/11/1929 Scunthorpe, Arsenal, Glentoran Johnny Simm 24/11/1929 Bolton, Bradford C, Bury Frank Varney 27/11/1929 Lincoln, Hull, Oxford George Price 02/12/1929 Crewe Liam Coll 16/12/1929 Accrington Johnny Moffatt 22/12/1929 Brighton, Bellshill Jim Storey 30/12/1929 Darlington, Rochdale, Bournemouth, Newcastle, Exeter
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    Happy 95th birthday president Carter The first US president to live to this age
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    Thats a very polished way of saying “I got it wrong all the other years so just as well the DL committee ignored me”.
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    Oh I never said that wasn't the case
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    Update time: New hits are the frequent picks Robert Mugabe, Fernando Ricksen and Jacques Chirac, as well as the less frequent pick of Suzanne Whang. Jimmy Spicer, so far, is a non-obit. Maybe the fact that the New York Times is a QO here, could become important. Rank Team name Points 1 Death Impends 1317 2 Clorox Bleachman 1234 3 GCReptile 1165 4 Joey Russ 1155 5 Phantom of the Midway 1141 6 Cpt Chorizo 1104 7 Banana 1042 8 Devon Death Trip 990 9 Skinny Kiltrunner 980 10 drol 911 11 msc 861 12 Grim Up North 852 13 Sir Creep 749 14 Book 541 15 The Unknown Man 497 16 YoungWillz 478 17 Prophet 423 18 Grave Danger 420 19 John Key 410 20 Fixed Business 401 21 Yorkshire Banker 386 22 The Quim Reaper 376 23 Pedro 67 295 24 The mad hatter 293 25 theoldlady 274 26 The old crem 270 27 Deathray 250 28 markb4 216 29 Gooseberry Crumble 157 30 Bibliogryphon 117 DI keeps the distance to Clorox, who added Ms. Whang in the replacement period. Suddenly, Clorox' pick of Daniel Hernandez aka "that 69 rapper" looks interesting. But then DI is currently waiting for a Spicer QO. Ricksen was a joker for some, so those players see a big boost in their score.
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    Or she was a manipulative sod who died because she couldn't be arsed to put on her seat belt.
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    The Drop 40 bonus will be staying, I'm pretty sure. I think it has been very useful in changing the DDP for the better, making teams more likely to go for name celebrities or politicians instead of the nefarious cancer mums. It makes older A listers more viable for everybody. Other opinions are available. EDIT - Hah, ninja DDP host. Afraid I *am* a fan of the Drop 40 bonus!
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    I'll organise the Noughties game. 0/00 Lists required of zero people born in the noughties. Probably need to come up with a tiebreaker.
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    Obviously Alex Trebek should he survive the end of this year. Eva Marie Saint should also be up for consideration as she's 95 now
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    Says Toast. If you are interested, the story of my name is as follows. I originally attempted to register as Brown Bread (rhyming slang for dead), but there was already someone registered with that name. So I came up with Toast as an alternative, because: 1. Toast is bread which has become brown. 2. It is another slang term for death. 3. It's also a cheerful expression involving drinking
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    Are you sure about that?
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    Boris Johnston: Why are you such a fucking lying twat?
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    Could you imagine Phil Collins as frontman of The Fall though
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    God likes geniuses: Leicester City Manager - Brendan Rodgers Former Doctor Who actor - Christopher Eccleston
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    Goodness gracious.
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