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ARCHIBALD PENNAL (aka PINNELL)
Came from: Oreston Rovers Went to: Oreston Rovers
First game: 25 December 1903 Last game: 29 February 1904
Appearances: 7 (7/0) Goals: 0
Born in 1870 in Liverpool according to football records (but see the contribution from Tony Onslow below), Pinnell started his career with two years at Everton and another at Preston North End, primarily as a reserve in a number of outfield positions. He moved on to Chorley Town in 1894, becoming their first-choice goalkeeper over the following four years. Although not famed for his playing career, a photograph of Pinnell in his Chorley strip is one of the most iconic images of Victorian-era football. In 1898 he joined Burnley, and then moved on to New Brompton.
Although records are not conclusive, it seems that Pinnell was playing local football for Oreston Rovers when he moved to Home Park in 1903, as back-up for Jack Robinson. He was released at the end of the club's first professional season and, it seems, returned to play for Oreston.
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From Tony Onslow in Liverpool. on 20/11/2013 ...
I am an Everton fan who, like yourself, loves my team. I have written and researched the full hit on Archie, who despite Everton's club records, was born in Scotland and not Liverpool. I have submitted my research to the ToffeeWeb website and am happy to replicate it here.
The official club records claim he was born in Liverpool but Archie was, in fact, born in the Ayrshire coastal town of Stevenson where his father worked as a coalminer. The year was 1870. The 1891 census then reveals that the Pinnell family had moved to the north Lanarkshire town of Blantyre where Archie was reported to ... More
From Geoff Reynolds in Caerphilly, Wales on 07/04/2015 ...
Archibald Pennell did indeed marry Agnes Reynolds in 1915. They had had a relationship over many years and in fact had a son born "out of wedlock" in 1895. He was christened Norman Scott (Agnes Reynolds maiden name was Scott) and was killed in action in France on Thursday 25th July 1918 aged 23. On the certificate on the Commonwealth War Graves commission website he is shown as the son of Archibald and Agnes Pennell. Agnes subsequently married a William Reynolds. Archibald and Agnes marriage was suspect in that they married in 1915 with Agnes describing herself as a widow. However I know her ... More
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