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Get to know Harry Bradshaw


February 28, 1897
Harry Bradshaw, who appeared as outside left in the Association team which nine days ago obtained a victory for England over Ireland by six goals to none, is a member of the Liverpool club, and, with very brief intervals, has been associated with Liverpool football during the whole of his career.

Five seasons ago he, after playing for some time with the Lansdowne club in the position he filled for England at Nottingham, joined Everton combination, and thence he migrated to Northwich Victoria, but in the winter of 1893/1894 his services were secured by Liverpool – an organisation then in the second division of the League.

Though he did capital work with this organisation as outside left, he, two years later, was tried at centre-forward, but returned to his old place the following season. Very fast and a good centre, Bradshaw undoubtedly ranks as one of the finest rising forwards in the country at the present time, and it was very unfortunate for him that on so important an occasion as the match against Ireland he should have enjoyed a few opportunities of distinction.

He is of medium height and build, and, as well as a football player, is a cricketer of more than average merit.
(Lloyds Weekly Newspaper: February 28, 1897)

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