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Tinsley Lindley

Cambridge University AFC & Nottingham Forest FC
& Corinthians FC


13 appearances, 13 goals

P 13 W 9 D 2 L 2 F 50: A 14
77% successful

1886-91

disciplined: none
captaincies:
at least four
minutes played:
1170

Profile

Full name Dr Tinsley Lindley OBE, LL.D, BA (Cantab)
Born 27 October 1865 in St. Mary's, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire [registered in Nottingham, December 1865]. His father was the Mayor of Nottingham.
Attended Nottingham High School and Leys School and Caius School, Cambridge.

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, Tinsley is one of six children to Leonard and Sarah Ann, they live in Melbourne Street, in the St Mary's area of Nottingham. His father is a master lace dresser, they have one servant. Tinsley is not on this census return though'. He is visiting his uncle Frederick Taylor and his wife, Mary A.. They live at St Ann's Hill in St Mary's.

According to the 1881 census, Tinsley is back with his family at Redcliffe House in Basford, Nottingham. He is a scholar and still one of six children. They are now accompanied by three servants, as his father, still a lace dresser, employs 131 people.

According to the 1891 census, Tinsley is now a barrister, and one of four children still living with their parents at Redcliffe. His father is now a magistrate as well as lace dresser. They have three servants.

According to the 1901 census, Tinsley is a barrister at law, married to Constance with one child, Victoria. They live at 14 Park Terrace in Nottingham with three servants.

According to the 1911 census, Tinsley remains married to Constance, still at 14 Park Terrace, with two servants. Tinsley is still practicising law.

Married to Constance Agnes Burnand [registered in Kensington, London, June 1896].
Tinsley Lindley's Grave Died:- 31 March 1940 at 14 Park Terrace, Nottingham, aged 74 years 156 days [registered in Nottingham, June 1940]. Died following pneumonia.
The funeral took place on 3 April 1940 at Wilford Hill cemetery, preceded by Requiem Mass at St Barnabas's Cathedral in Nottingham.
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Height/Weight:- 5' 9", 10st 9lbs [1892]

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990], FindMyPast.com & Ron Clarke

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Capatin his school side at Nottingham High School, in fact, he showed such marked promise as a footballer that he was invited to assist the Nottingham Forest FC reserves in 1881-82, he scored 85 goals in that one season. Forest had scored 141 in total. From 1885 to 1888, he studied and played his football with Cambridge University, earning his blue in four consecutive years, becoming Captain in 1888.  Lindley remained with Nottingham Forest FC until 1892, later assisting Casuals FC, Notts County FC, Crusaders FC and Swifts FC, as well as making three appearances  for Preston North End FC in 1892.  Also guested with the Corinthians FC team from its inception in 1884 until 1891.  His last ever first-class match was for Corinthians FC against Everton FC in March 1891, he retired after the match.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Lindley refused to wear ordinary football boots when playing, preferring walking brogues instead, declaring that boots marred his great sprinting speed.
Also played first-class cricket with Cambridge University CC and Nottinghamshire CCC, as well as rugby for Nottinghamshire RFC.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & Ron Clarke.

England Career

Player number One of eight who became the 125th players (131) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward, outside-left
First match No. 26, 13 March 1886, Ireland 1 England 6, British Championship match at Ulster Cricket Ground, Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast, aged 20 years 138 days.
Last match No. 35, 7 March 1891, England 6 Ireland 1, British Championship match at Molineux, Waterloo Road North, St.Peter's, Wolverhampton, aged 25 years 132 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1885-86, 1886-87, 1887-88, 1888-89, 1889-90, 1890-91;
Team honours British Championship winners 1887-88, 1890-91, shared 1885-86, 1889-90;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

On retirement from football Tinsley turned his full attention to his law practice, after having been called to the Bar in the Inner Temple in 1889 whilst still playing. He also lectured in law at Nottingham University and served as a County Court judge. For many years he practised from a suite of offices at 1 High Pavement, Weekday Cross. Tinsley also stayed loyal to Forest, serving on the Committee for several years. He was awarded the OBE in 1918 in recognition of his work as chief officer of Nottingham Special Constabulary. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.157/U-reds.com

 

Tinsley Lindley - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
14 13 13 1170 13 90 min 13 at least four None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Tinsley Lindley - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 5 3 0 2 21 7 +14 0 2 4.20 1.40 60.0 +1
Away 8 6 2 0 29 7 +22 0 1 3.625 0.875 87.5 +6
All- British Championship 13 9 2 2 50 14 +36 0 3 3.846 1.077 76.9 +7

 

Tinsley Lindley - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championships
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1885-86 3 2 1 0 10 3 +7 0 0 3.333 1.00 83.3 +2
BC 1886-87 3 2 0 1 13 3 +10 0 2 4.333 1.00 66.7 +1
BC 1887-88 3 3 0 0 15 2 +13 0 1 5.00 0.667 100.0 +3
BC 1888-89 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0 0 2.00 3.00 00.0 -1
BC 1889-90 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 0 2.00 1.00 75.0 +1
BC 1890-91 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 13 9 2 2 50 14 +36 0 3 3.846 1.077 76.9 +7
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 13 9 2 2 50 14 +36 0 3 3.846 1.077 76.9 +7
All 13 9 2 2 50 14 +36 0 3 3.846 1.077 76.9 +7

 

Tinsley Lindley - Match History
 

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 6 full capsx

 Club: Nottingham Forest F.C., Cambridge University F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - 7 full caps  
Age 20
1 26 13 March 1886 - Ireland 1 England 6, Ulster Cricket Ground, Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast BC AW Start cf
There is a small possibility that Tinsley Lindley, debuting in this match, was the captain, making him the youngest ever.  At least three sources name Percy Walters, The Sportsman names George Shutt. The Northern Whig names Norman Bailey!
2 27 27 March 1886 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Crosshill, Glasgow BC AD Start 35 cf
3 28 29 March 1886 - Wales 1 England 3, The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham AW Start cf
Age 21
4 29 5 February 1887 - England 7 Ireland 0, Bramall Lane, Little Sheffield, Sheffield BC HW Start 26,43,49 cf
5 30 26 February 1887 - England 4 Wales 0, The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London HW Start 55,80 cf
6 31 19 March 1887 - England 2 Scotland 3, Leamington Street, Mile End, Blackburn HL Start 32 cf
 

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 7 full capsx

Age 22
7 32 4 February 1888 - Wales 1 England 5, Recreation Ground, Nantwich Road, Crewe BC AW Capt? 75 cf
Lindley must be the favourite, he was captain in both the other two matches of the year, and he was an amateur, as well as the most capped player in the line-up.  But he had never been the England captain before this point, so is therefore not cast-iron.  Moreover, the Manchester Guardian, The London Times, The Field, Wrexham Advertiser, Sporting Life, Athletic News Annual 1891-92, Northern Whig, North Wales Guardian, or The Sportsman specifically mention any captain. However, his obituary in the Nottingham Evening Post the day after his death, stated that he was Captain in all three matches of 1888.
 Club: Nottingham Forest FC & Corinthians FC - 6 full caps  
8 33 17 March 1888 - Scotland 0 England 5, Hampden Park, Crosshill, Glasgow BC AW Captain cf
9 34 7 April 1888 - Ireland 1 England 5, Ulster Cricket Ground, Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast AW Captain cf
Age 23
- 35 23 February 1889 - England 4 Wales 1, Victoria Ground, Stoke-upon-Trent BC HW withdrawn
10 37 13 April 1889 - England 2 Scotland 3, The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London HL Start ol
Age 24
11 38 15 March 1890 - Wales 1 England 3, The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham BC AW Start cf
12 40 5 April 1890 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Crosshill, Glasgow AD Start cf
Age 25
13 41 7 March 1891 - England 6 Ireland 1, Molineux, Waterloo Road North, St.Peter's, Wolverhampton BC HW Capt. cf

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