Match No. 171 - Saturday, 10th May 1930, 5:30pm

    • Richard Hofmann, 21'
    • Richard Hofmann, 49'
    • Richard Hofmann, 60'
    •  
    • GK
    • Willibald Kreß  
    • RB
    • Franz Schütz  
    • LB
    • Hans Stubb  
    • HB
    • Conrad Heidkamp  
    • HB
    • Ludwig Leinberger  
    • HB
    • Hugo Mantel  
    • OR
    • Josef Bergmaier  
    • IR
    • Josef Pöttinger  
    • CF
    • Ernst Kuzorra  
    • IL
    • Richard Hofmann  
    • OL
    • Ludwig Hofmann (c) 

Notes

  • Player Injury:  "Most unfortunately Marsden, the English left-half, was severely hurt, apparently in a collision with one of the English backs, early in the game. He played on, but at half-time was unfit to continue. He was taken to hospital, and the German Football Association is seeing to it that he has the best of care and treatment. The nature of his injury is not clear, but it is understood that the doctors are satisfied with his condition."
    Sadly for Marsden, the Times was mistaken. It was quite a serious spinal injury. Marsden never played football again.
  • Player Injury:  Just after Bradford's opening goal "Blenkinsop was injured in a collision with the German inside right and had to retire for ten minutes."
  • German Goalscorers:  Opinion is divided as to who scored the 2nd & 3rd German goals. With two Hoffman forwards on the pitch it's hardly suprising. The Times states that "...inside-left, [Richard] Hoffmann, of Dresden, who scored all their three goals..." whilst The Observer says "...[Ludwig] Hoffman of Munich the outside left added his second and Germany's third."
    Also, many contemporary newspapers reprinted an error regarding the German lineup. Players such as Georg Knoepfle, Hans Brunke, Heinrich Weber, Josef Hornauer are listed but must have presumably been reserves.
  • Player Milestone:  Billy Marsden's Last Cap

Sources

  • The Times "Drawn match in Berlin", Monday 12th May 1930, page 6.
  • The Observer "Enthusiasm in Berlin", Sunday 11th May 1930.
  • The History of the English Football League: Part One 1888-1930 by Michael J. Slade (Strategic Book Publishing and Rights co. 2013)
  • British Pathe Newsreel