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David Jack scoring in the 1926 FA Cup Final.
Joe Smith was now 38 years old and in March 1927 he was sold to
Stockport County. Smith had the great record of scoring 277 goals in 492
games. The following month, Foweraker paid £2,150 for Harold Blackmore.
He joined a team that included David Jack, Jimmy Seddon, John Reid
Smith, Billy Butler, Ted Vizard, Dick Pym and Alex Finney.
In October, 1928, Herbert Chapman, the manager of Arsenal, decided to pay a transfer fee of over £10,890 for David Jack. He was Bolton's top scorer for five of the eight seasons he was there, scoring 144 goals in 295 league matches. Sir Charles Clegg, president of the Football Association, immediately issued a statement claiming that no player in the world was worth that amount of money. Others thought that at 29 years old, Jack was past his best. However, over the next few years Jack did everything he could to show that he was worth the money. Chapman later told Bob Wall that the buying of Jack was "one of the best bargains I ever made".
Bolton missed the goals scored by Joe Smith, David Jack and John Reid Smith and only finished in 14th place in the 1928-29 season. However, they had another good FA Cup run. They beat Liverpool (5-2), Leicester City (2-1), Blackburn Rovers (2-1) and Huddersfield Town (3-1) to reach the final against Portsmouth. Bolton won 2-0 with goals from Billy Butler and Harold Blackmore. Under the leadership of Foweraker, Bolton had won the FA Cup three times in seven years.
Bolton was less impressive in the next decade and finished 14th (1930-31), 17th (1931-32) and 21st (1932-33). After spending two seasons in the Second Division, Bolton was promoted in the 1934-35 season. Once again they struggled in the First Division finishing 13th (1935-36) and 20th (1936-37). During this period the stars of the team included Harry Goslin, Jackie Roberts, Don Howe, Ray Westwood and George Eastham.
In July 1938 Foweraker was awarded the Football League's Long Service Medal in recognition of more than 21 years' service to Bolton Wanderers.
In August 1944 Foweraker was forced to retire through ill-health. He had worked for the club for 49 years.
Charles Foweraker died in Bolton in July 1950.
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