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1988–89 Football League Trophy[edit]

I've posted a question over at Talk:1988–89 Football League Trophy, thought I'd let you know as you created the article. Hope you can shed some light on it. Cheers and Happy New Year. --Jameboy (talk) 23:06, 2 January 2018 (UTC)

Ok thanks.--EchetusXe 13:38, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

Paul Bannister[edit]

Quick query - did he definitely play for Eastwood Town? Given that he was Stoke-based, was it not Eastwood Hanley? Similarly, I suspect he may have played for Milton United (Staffs) not Milton United (Oxon)? Cheers, Number 57 13:17, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

The Milton United query also looks relevant to Peter Griffiths (footballer, born 1957), Colin Askey, John Askey and Peter Ford (footballer). All of them were northern-based and suddenly coming to play for/manage an Oxfordshire-based team seems a little odd. Number 57 13:19, 22 January 2018 (UTC)
The source says Eastwood for Bannister and Eastwood United for Colin Askey, and Milton United for the rest. I would suspect you're correct anyway!--EchetusXe 13:37, 22 January 2018 (UTC)
Perhaps it would be better to leave them unlinked unless we have confirmation? I only came across this as I was looking at Category:Milton United F.C. (Oxon) players today, and I think most of the people in there aren't actually from that Milton... Number 57 17:42, 22 January 2018 (UTC)
Do you know if either club was called Eastwood United?--EchetusXe 18:05, 22 January 2018 (UTC)
Not as far as I'm aware, and there is no club listed at the FCHD called Eastwood United. Number 57 21:43, 22 January 2018 (UTC)
The Sentinel says that Milija Aleksic, Mick Cullerton, Terry Miles and Stan Steele played for Eastwood Hanley. It's quite strange, I lived near the ground as a kid and never realised until recently there was/is a football club there, The "stadium" is just an old pitch with a tiny concrete stand down one side. Seems mad that all these old pros went on to play there, but yeah probably best to delink them like you suggest.--EchetusXe 22:33, 22 January 2018 (UTC)
In fact, I'll just assume the Port Vale players were at Eastwood Hanley. I will leave Leonard Jones (footballer) unlinked because he was there in 1900, so probably a precursor club to Eastwood Hanley.--EchetusXe 23:05, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

Joe Rodon[edit]

 Done - please can you update? Thanks, GiantSnowman 15:55, 3 February 2018 (UTC)

No problem, thanks!--EchetusXe 16:00, 3 February 2018 (UTC)

New Page Reviewer Newsletter[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Howard Sheppeard[edit]

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Newspaper archives[edit]

Hello. Depends which ones you mean. For old papers, https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/search , a subscription site with which Wikipedia once had a partnership but doesn't now. You can search free online, but you only get snippet results, which can be enough but often isn't. For relatively recent ones, see Wikipedia:Gale, which is worth applying for: lots of local papers as well as the nationals mentioned on that page. I used to have online access to a load of stuff ancient and modern through an academic library but that ended recently, more's the pity.

It's always worth finding out what your county library offers. Most have subscriptions to some newspaper archives, available online if you're lucky. cheers, Struway2 (talk) 12:59, 22 March 2018 (UTC)

Ok thanks! I'll see what the library has to offer.--EchetusXe 16:22, 22 March 2018 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) The BNA is undoubtedly the best for historical British newspapers, but it's quite dear for a subscription. They do, however, give you three free views when you register an account. I have access to Newspapers.com, Newspaperarchive.com and HighBeam Research through the Wikipedia Library and I would certainly recommend signing up for those. Nzd (talk) 10:35, 24 March 2018 (UTC)
Yeah I will probably try a month's access, see what it's about.--EchetusXe 15:44, 24 March 2018 (UTC)

New Page Review Newsletter No.10[edit]

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People from categories[edit]

Should have at least 5 members officially (though I work to 4) - so are liable to be deleted...GrahamHardy (talk) 21:46, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

To tag them yourself for deletion use {{db-self}} which sends them directly for deletion...GrahamHardy (talk) 22:55, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Ray Wilkins[edit]

Gnome globe current event.svgOn 4 April 2018, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Ray Wilkins, which you updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:51, 4 April 2018 (UTC)
Cheers!--EchetusXe 23:34, 4 April 2018 (UTC)

Theo Vassell[edit]

I've already created a sandbox by the way - so what makes him notable for mainspace? GiantSnowman 14:54, 28 June 2018 (UTC)

Ah dear, I meant it to put it on my user space.--EchetusXe 15:19, 28 June 2018 (UTC)
No worries! GiantSnowman 15:48, 28 June 2018 (UTC)