"Born at Cradley, near Birmingham, in 1874, S Bloomer first became associated with Derby County five or six years ago. He was then playing for the Reserves, and it was not until 1892 that a vacancy in the League team gave him the chance of a trial in the Derby County's best Eleven. His place was at once assured and has never since been in doubt. So well did he play in the early part of last season that he was selected to represent England against Ireland, and here too he acquitted himself so creditably that he was further promoted to a place in the English Team against Scotland, the highest honour open to an English footballer. In this last match he showed to great advantage on the inside right with Bassett, and in this position has few superiors. Though a clever dribbler he also passes with great judgement, and is in addition also a pretty safe shot."
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