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Author Topic: Frank Broome  (Read 776 times)

Offline corkvillain

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Frank Broome
« on: January 13, 2021, 11:17:49 AM »
Interesting article about this Villa player who went and played in the Irish league when he was 40!

https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2021/0112/1189169-the-story-of-the-shelbourne-player-and-hitlers-nazis/

Is it true Villa played a few games in Germany in 1938 and performed the Nazi salute?

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Re: Frank Broome
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2021, 12:12:09 PM »
Interesting article about this Villa player who went and played in the Irish league when he was 40!

https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2021/0112/1189169-the-story-of-the-shelbourne-player-and-hitlers-nazis/

Is it true Villa played a few games in Germany in 1938 and performed the Nazi salute?

The story is told a few times on here. Basically, we toured in 1938, refused to do the salute once, then were told to do it by the government for the second game and did so, after a fashion.

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Re: Frank Broome
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2021, 10:10:29 PM »
And the England national team did the Nazi salute on the same tour.

Think at least one Villa player may have flicked a 'v' sign instead of saluting too.

Offline Exeter 77

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Re: Frank Broome
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2021, 08:41:48 AM »
Frank Broome made his England debut in that game and scored. From reading from reading an England players website he was a few days short of his 23rd birthday at the time, I thought he was a bit older, which means he lost his peak years to the Second World War.

Offline MorrisNielson

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Re: Frank Broome
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2021, 07:43:11 PM »
A very enjoyable article to read.
I assume they couldn't find a photo of Broome so one of Eric Houghton would do instead!

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Re: Frank Broome
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2021, 11:38:17 PM »
Also, I'm pretty sure Frank Broome's nephew posts on here

Offline nordenvillain

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Re: Frank Broome
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2021, 11:57:56 PM »
Also, I'm pretty sure Frank Broome's nephew posts on here
I think it's Frank Moss's nephew that posts on here.

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Re: Frank Broome
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2021, 07:40:11 AM »
Ah yeah, silly me

 


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