The race for George Allan

June 8, 1895
A big race between Liverpool and Burnley for George Allan, the athletic young centre forward of the Leith Athletic, has ended in favour of the former, much to the disappointment of the good folk at Turf Moor.

Some people say that the Burnley executive only wanted the Leith man in order to sell his transfer, but that is perhaps only, a bit of ill-natured hyper criticism.

So far as the Anfielders are concerned the fact is sufficient that they have got Allan, who is highly spoken of as a centre, and will undoubtedly strengthen Liverpool in their weakest spot forward. He is only 19, measures 5ft 10in, and scales 13st 6lb.
(Source: Cricket and Football Field: June 8, 1895)

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