September 22, 1898
Liverpool are suffering somewhat from the want of George Allan, their centre-forward. But for his accident they might have beaten Sunderland, and against Wolverhampton Wanderers he was missed.
The Liverpool critics are very pleased with the old Hearts’ men, John Walker and Tom Robertson. One tells us about “Robertson’s tricky runs and accurate centres,” and again we are told that “for genuine hard work throughout, and untiring energy, there was no superior on the field to Walker, who is a rare good man, and John Cox should certainly do good service with such fine opportunities as the inside man, after a lot of grueling work, manages to gain for him. Always in the thick of the fight, Walker gets through a tremendous amount of work, and his utility to his side cannot be over-estimated.”
(Source: Edinburgh Evening News: September 22, 1898)