Richard Sparling – 1920’s Sports Editor of the Sheffield Telegraph

“ Spiksley was always doing something, always getting goals. Just consider what he did in the Football Association Challenge Cup Competition in 1896. He had a hand in all of the goals scored at Southampton; against Sunderland, ‘The Team of all the Talents’, he made the opening for Bell and scored himself; and against Everton he was the chief means of 2 of Wednesday’s 4 goals. It was his clever cross to Brash which enabled that player to equalise in the first semi-final game with Bolton Wanderers while in the replay he scored 1 goal as well as scoring both Wednesday goals in the Final. ‘What a Winger’.”

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