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 George UTLEY 1913-1919 
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Name: George Utley


Country: :ENG: England
Club: Barnsley (1907-1913) Sheffield United F.C. (1913-1921)
Position: *DMF
Side: RF/LS
Age: 26-32 years (16/05/1887)

Height: 178 cm
Weight: 82 kg

Attack: 72
Defence: 74
Balance: 87
Stamina: 80
Top Speed: 74
Acceleration: 77
Response: 79
Agility: 72
Dribble Accuracy: 80
Dribble Speed: 74
Short Pass Accuracy: 81
Short Pass Speed: 73
Long Pass Accuracy: 83
Long Pass Speed: 76
Shot Accuracy: 70
Shot Power: 88
Shot Technique: 70
Free Kick Accuracy: 74
Curling: 68
Header: 78
Jump: 76
Technique: 76
Aggression: 69
Mentality: 89
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 81

Injury Tolerance: A
Condition/Fitness: 6
Weak Foot Accuracy: 5
Weak Foot Frequency: 5
Consistency: 7
Growth type: Standard

P10 - Long Ranger

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Playmaking - Middle Shooting - Center

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Balanced

INFO: Utley played for Barnsley, Sheffield United and England. He was a strong and powerful half back who could also shoot at goal when required. He he had signed with Barnsley in 1907. During his time with Barnsley the club made it to two FA Cup Finals. The first was in 1910, when they were beaten by Newcastle United 2–0 in a reply after a one all draw, and the second was in 1912, when Barnsley managed to defeat West Bromwich Albion by one goal in the replay after the first game ended in a goalless draw. He made a total of 170 league appearances, with 8 goals for Barnsley. He was notorious for his long throw and his thunderous shot from the left side of the field.
In season 1913–14, Sheffield United was looking for a replacement for the midfield leader Ernest Needham. Sheffield United at the time was looking for a player with outstanding football abilities, and someone to captain the team. Following a letter of recommendation from United player Billy Gillespie the man they targeted was in fact George Utley. He led Sheffield United out for the 1915 FA Cup final. The committee were not unanimous about signing the highly rated Utley, who they feared would fetch a large fee. Utley signed a long contract with United and became the captain and leader of the team through the ensuing years. He made his debut for Sheffield United against Manchester United at Bramall Lane on 22 November 1913 in a match the Blades won 2–0. In the 1914–15 season, Sheffield United progressed through the rounds of the FA Cup, this improvement in United's Cup performance, compared to the previous seasons, was credited to Utley. In the Semi-Final they beat Bolton Wanderers 2–1 on 27 March 1915. It included a goal by Utley, which was described as 'the best of his career' as he dribbled the ball from the half-way line to score for United in front of 22,500 fans. Utley made it to a third FA Cup Final in 1915, when Sheffield United defeated Chelsea 3–0 on 24 April 1915. Utley, as captain, worked hard and decisively throughout the game, breaking up many Chelsea attacks and provided many passes to the Sheffield forwards.

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Name: George Utley


Country: :ENG: England
Club: Barnsley (1908-1913), Sheffield United F.C. (1913-1921)
Position: *DMF
Side: RF/BS
Age: 24-28 years (16/05/1887)

Height: 179 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Attack: 70
Defence: 75
Balance: 88
Stamina: 82
Top Speed: 73
Acceleration: 74
Response: 78
Agility: 75
Dribble Accuracy: 79
Dribble Speed: 72
Short Pass Accuracy: 79
Short Pass Speed: 74
Long Pass Accuracy: 82
Long Pass Speed: 75
Shot Accuracy: 69
Shot Power: 90
Shot Technique: 72
Free Kick Accuracy: 66
Curling: 65
Header: 76
Jump: 75
Technique: 76
Aggression: 71
Mentality: 86
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 83

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition/Fitness: 7
Weak Foot Accuracy: 5
Weak Foot Frequency: 5
Consistency: 6
Growth type: Early/Peak

P10 - Long Ranger
P11 - Enforcer
S03 - Long Throw
S09 - Covering

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Middle Shooting - Covering - Long Throw

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Balanced

Utley was a left-half. He played 196 matches and scored 9 goals for Barnsley from 1908 to 1913. Then, reccomended by Billy Gillespie, he joined Sheffield United, where he played 118 games and scored 9 times from 1913 to 1922. He capped once for England in 1913. He retired in 1922 after playing a match for Manchester City.
Utley was a strong and dependable half-back, gifted with a powerful shot that he always delivered when required. In fact, he was known for his thunderbolt shots from the left flank. His best ever goal though is considered the one he scored in the 1914-15 FA Cup semifinal against Bolton Wanderers: he dribbled from the half-way line before shooting on goal. He was also renowned for his incredibly long throws. He was a key player and leader for both Barnsley and Sheffield United, winning an FA Cup with both clubs and leading Barnsley to another FA Cup final. Especially in the final won by Sheffield United, he worked hard and with decision for the whole game, stopping many of Chelsea attacking actions and delivering many passes to the forwards.

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