William Brennan

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-02-1895
N/A
03-09-1925
Hulll
05-09-1925 v Widnes
Swinton
1927- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1925-1926
36 (0)
0
0
0
0

BIOGRAPHY

William Brennan by Alex Service

William Brennan was a hooker, St.Helens-born, who was signed on 3rd September 1925 and made his full debut two days later at home to Widnes. He played 36 matches for the club, some as deputy for regular hooker Albert Simm, his last being against Swinton on 5th March 1927, a 3-24 loss for the Saints. Although we know relatively little about this player, a revealing paragraph in the St.Helens Newspaper on 14th August 1931 filled in some of the details: “Brennan started with Recs, went to Wigan, from Wigan to Batley and Hull and finally back to the home town, where he played for the Saints. Brennan was considered an unlucky player, especially when he had a leg hurt in a Saints-Recs match. Perhaps he was not so unlucky after all, as he was nearing the end of his football career and netted £125 in compensation.”

Wigan records indicate that he played 8 matches for them in 1924, but that his origin was Batley, but somewhere along the line, the facts are maybe correct, although not in the right order.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1925~260 0 0 34
1926~270 0 0 2
TOTALS:0 0 0 36
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1916~170001
TOTALS:0001

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
21st Apr 1917 W 10 Broughton Rangers* Fr WEL 1916~17 A 11 6 V
5th Sep 1925 L 9 Widnes L 1925~26 A 5 11 V
12th Sep 1925 W 9 Barrow L 1925~26 H 22 3 V
19th Sep 1925 L 9 Broughton Rangers L 1925~26 A 3 7 V
26th Sep 1925 W 9 Batley L 1925~26 H 15 3 V
3rd Oct 1925 L 9 Swinton L 1925~26 A 5 12 V
10th Oct 1925 L 9 Leigh LC1 1925~26 A 7 10 V
17th Oct 1925 L 9 Oldham L 1925~26 H 3 16 V
24th Oct 1925 W 9 Hunslet L 1925~26 A 14 5 V
31st Oct 1925 L 9 Rochdale Hornets L 1925~26 H 3 9 V
14th Nov 1925 L 9 Dewsbury L 1925~26 A 0 10 V
21st Nov 1925 W 9 Warrington L 1925~26 H 12 9 V
28th Nov 1925 W 9 Bradford Northern L 1925~26 A 25 6 V
12th Dec 1925 L 9 Salford L 1925~26 A 3 17 V
16th Dec 1925 W 9 Dewsbury L 1925~26 H 7 0 V
19th Dec 1925 L 9 Swinton L 1925~26 H 9 10 V
25th Dec 1925 D 9 St. Helens Recs L 1925~26 A 3 3 V
26th Dec 1925 L 9 Wigan L 1925~26 H 5 10 V
1st Jan 1926 W 9 St. Helens Recs L 1925~26 H 4 2 V
2nd Jan 1926 L 9 Oldham L 1925~26 A 6 24 V
9th Jan 1926 W 9 Wigan Highfield L 1925~26 H 16 6 V
16th Jan 1926 L 9 Warrington L 1925~26 A 7 9 V
23rd Jan 1926 W 9 Salford L OBJ 1925~26 H 13 10 V
30th Jan 1926 W 9 Batley L 1925~26 A 7 0 V
6th Feb 1926 W 9 Broughton Rangers L 1925~26 H 24 8 V
13th Feb 1926 W 9 Widnes CC1 1925~26 A 10 7 V
20th Feb 1926 W 9 Leigh L 1925~26 A 6 0 V
27th Feb 1926 L 9 Hull CC2 1925~26 H 7 10 V
6th Mar 1926 W 9 Wigan Highfield L 1925~26 A 15 10 V
15th Mar 1926 W 9 Hunslet L 1925~26 H 16 8 V
2nd Apr 1926 L 9 Wigan L 1925~26 A 18 30 V
3rd Apr 1926 W 9 Bradford Northern L 1925~26 H 41 8 V
5th Apr 1926 W 9 Leigh L 1925~26 H 37 2 V
6th Apr 1926 W 9 Keighley L 1925~26 A 12 2 V
10th Apr 1926 D 9 Rochdale Hornets L 1925~26 A 0 0 V
28th Aug 1926 W 9 Widnes L 1926~27 A 8 5 V
5th Mar 1927 L 9 Swinton L 1926~27 A 3 24 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 35 OTHER 1 = 36
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 36
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