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Liverpool paid £2 for George Allan


January 7, 1897
Mr John James Bentley has this week a good word for George Allan, the Liverpool centre. He is a Bo’ness lad, and  has, in his time, assisted the Leith Athletic and St Bernards. His play for his present team is such that it has attracted the attention of two Scottish League teams, one in Glasgow, and the other one in Edinburgh, but there is very little prospect of Allan coming to Scotland, for the clubs here cannot pay the Liverpool terms. Mr. Bentley says:
In Liverpool they have one of the best centre forwards in the country, and yet, I believe, Burnley were pleased  to transfer him for £2. Liverpool would not part with him for £200. I may be mistaken, but I fancy Allan has to thank the tuition of Jimmy Ross for his advancement, for when I first saw him he was energetic, but decidedly clumsy. He is strongly built, and can stand the charge of the heaviest back with equanimity, whilst he passes most judiciously. Our Scottish friends might do worse than keep their selection optics on this young man.”
(Edinburgh Evening News: January 7, 1897)

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