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Thomas Henry Bradshaw (Harry Bradshaw) @ PlayUpLiverpool.com


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About Harry Bradshaw:
“There have been scores of good footballers bearing the surname of Bradshaw, but the subject of this paragraph was the particular star of Liverpool some fifteen years ago, who, with Frank Becton, made the work of the opposing right half a slavery. It was a wing whose artistry set the Anfield crowd in a roar in those days, it was a wing comparable, so many people said to the Fred Wheldon-Steve Smith combination in the Villa team, and to nothing else for sheer brilliancy. And, beyond the Wheldon/Smith partnership, there was nothing in football of those days. In the same way the Fred Spiksley/Alec Brady formation was a horror to the opposing half back; it often was at Olive Grove, and I am rather inclined to place it side by side with these other two. Towards the end of his Liverpool career Bradshaw got into the habit of weaving patterns, he used to delight in beating his man single-handed what time the men in the middle were waiting for the passes which were so long in coming. In his prime, however, it was tap and touch with Becton and a swift straight pass across the goalmouth which brought many a goal. Bradshaw’s speed was sensational when he let himself go, just when the half-back had started guessing what was to come next Bradshaw would cut straight through and leave that unfortunate gaping as well as guessing. The late Tom Watson once said that ‘Bradshaw was always worth his money if only as an exhibition footballer.’”
(Star Green ‘un: September 4, 1915)

“A very fast and good centre, Bradshaw undoubtedly ranks as one of the finest rising forwards in the country at the present time. He is of medium height, and, as well as a football player, is a cricketer of more than average merit.”
(Lloyds Weekly Newspaper: February 28, 1897).

Born: August 24, 1873; Liverpool (Lancashire), England.
Passed away: December 25, 1899; London, England.

Position: Outside left.

Height: 165 cm. (5ft. 5in.);
Weight: 66 kilos (10st. 6lb.).
** Source for height and weight: Athletic News: December 21, 1896.

Career:
Landsdowne.
* Trial: Everton, April 30, 1892.
Northwich Victoria: Signed: August, 1892.
* 1892-93: 18-8 (Football League 2); 6-4 (FA Cup);
*** October 1, 1892: League: H: Bootle, 3-2;
*** October 8, 1892: Friendly: H: Doncaster Rovers, 4-3;
*** October 15, 1892: FA Cup: H: Macclesfield, 4-0;
*** October 22, 1892: League: H: Crewe Alexandra, 4-1;
*** October 29, 1892: FA Cup: H: Flint, 7-0;
*** November 5, 1892: League: A: Burton Swifts, 0-2;
*** November 12, 1892: Cheshire Cup: A: Stockport FC, 2-1;
*** November 19, 1892: FA Cup: H: Liverpool, 2-1;
*** November 26, 1892: League: H: Walsall Town Swifts, 5-2;
*** December 3, 1892: League: A: Bootle, 5-2;
*** December 10, 1892: FA Cup: A: Liverpool Caledonians, 3-2;
*** December 17, 1892: Friendly: H: Stockport County, 6-2;
*** December 24, 1892: League: H: Small Heath, 0-6;
*** December 31, 1892: League: H: Lincoln City, 2-1;
*** January 7, 1893: League: H: Grimsby Town, 5-3;
*** January 14, 1893: League: A: Small Heath, 2-6;
*** January 21, 1893: FA Cup: A: Loughborough, 2-1;
*** January 23, 1893: League: A: Sheffield Utd, 1-1;
*** January 28, 1893: Friendly: H: Southport Central, 4-4;
*** February 4, 1893: FA Cup: A: Blackburn Rovers, 1-4;
*** February 11, 1893: League: A: Walsall Town Swifts, 3-2;
*** February 14, 1893: League: A: Darwen, 1-3;
*** February 18, 1893: League: H: Sheffield Utd, 1-3;
*** February 25, 1893: League: A: Lincoln City, 1-5;
*** March 4, 1893: League: A: Burslem Port Vale, 0-4;
*** March 11, 1893: Cheshire Cup: N: Chester City, 2-4 (played at Crewe);
*** March 25, 1893: League: H: Burton Swifts, 2-1;
*** April 1, 1893: Friendly: H: Rotherham Town, 8-0;
*** April 8, 1893: League: H: Burslem Port Vale, 2-4;
*** April 15, 1893: League: H: Darwen, 1-0;
*** April 29, 1893: Friendly: H: Crewe Alexandra, 3-2;
* 1893-94: 4-0 (Football League 2); 0-0 (FA Cup).
*** September 9, 1893: League: H: Crewe Alexandra, 1-2;
*** September 11, 1893: League: H: Notts County, 0-1;
*** September 16, 1893: League: A: Lincoln City, 1-4;
*** September 23, 1893: League: H: Burslem Port Vale, 1-5;
Liverpool: Signed: October 13, 1893.
* Registered with the Football League as a Liverpool F.C. player: October 14, 1893.
* Eligible to play for Liverpool F.C. in official matches: October 20, 1893.
* 1893-94: 14-6 (Football League 2); 3-2 (FA Cup); 1-1 (Football League Test Match);
*** October 28, 1893: League: A: Woolwich Arsenal, 5-0;
*** November 4, 1893: League: H: Newcastle Utd, 5-1;
*** November 11, 1893: League: A: Walsall Town Swifts, 1-1;
*** November 25, 1893: League: A: Newcastle Utd, 0-0;
*** December 9, 1893: League: H: Walsall Town Swifts, 3-0;
*** December 16, 1893: Friendly: A: Nottingham Forest, 3-0;
*** December 23, 1893: Friendly: A: Ardwick, 6-2;
*** December 25, 1893: Friendly: A: Accrington, 0-1;
*** December 28, 1893: League: A: Crewe Alexandra, 5-0;
*** December 30, 1893: League: H: Grimsby Town, 2-0;
*** January 13, 1894: League: H: Rotherham Town, 5-1;
*** January 20, 1894: Lancashire Cup: A: Blackburn Rovers, 3-4;
*** January 27, 1894: FA Cup: H: Grimsby Town, 3-0;
*** February 3, 1894: League: H: Northwich Victoria, 4-0;
*** February 10, 1894: FA Cup: H: Preston North End, 3-2;
*** February 24, 1894: FA Cup: A: Bolton Wanderers, 0-3;
*** March 1, 1894: Friendly: H: Newton Heath, 3-0;
*** March 3, 1894: League: H: Burton Swifts, 3-1;
*** March 12, 1894: Palatine League: A: Burnley, 2-4;
*** March 20, 1894: Liverpool Cup: H: Bootle Athletic, 4-1;
*** March 26, 1894: Friendly: H: Accrington: 8-0;
*** March 28, 1894: League: A: Northwich Victoria, 3-2;
*** March 31, 1894: League: A: Grimsby Town, 1-0;
*** April 7, 1894: League: A: Burslem Port Vale, 2-2;
*** April 11, 1894: Palatine League: H: Burnley, 0-2;
*** April 14, 1894: League: H: Burslem Port Vale, 2-1;
*** April 28, 1894: League Test: N: Newton Heath, 2-0;
* 1894-95: 30-18 (Football League 1); 3-1 (FA Cup); 1-0 (Football League Test Match);
* 1895-96: 26-11 (Football League 2); 2-1 (FA Cup); 4-2 (Football League Test Matches);
* 1896-97: 25-4 (Football League 1); 3-0 (FA Cup);
* 1897-98: 23-4 (Football League 2); 3-1 (FA Cup).
*** September 4, 1897: League: A: Stoke, 2-2;
*** September 11, 1897: League: H: Preston North End, 0-0;
*** September 18, 1897: League: A: The Wednesday, 2-4;
*** September 20, 1897: Friendly: A: Bolton Wanderers, 3-1;
*** September 25, 1897: League: H: Everton, 3-1;
*** October 2, 1897: League: A: Preston North End, 1-1;
*** October 9, 1897: League: H: Stoke, 4-0;
*** October 11, 1897: Benefit: A: Bolton Wanderers, 2-4;
*** October 16, 1897: League: A: Everton, 0-3;
*** October 23, 1897: League: H: Derby County, 4-2;
*** October 30, 1897: League: A: Aston Villa, 1-3;
*** November 6, 1897: League: H: Nottingham Forest, 1-2;
*** November 13, 1897: League: A: West Bromwich, 1-2;
*** November 20, 1897: League: H: Wolves, 1-0;
*** November 27, 1897: League: A: Nottingham Forest, 3-2;
*** December 4, 1897; Lancashire Cup: A: Manchester City; 1-3;
*** December 11, 1897: League: A: Wolves, 1-0;
*** December 18, 1897: League: H: Blackburn Rovers, 0-1;
*** January 8, 1898: League: A: Blackburn Rovers, 1-2;
*** January 15, 1898; Friendly: H: Corinthians, 2-5;
*** January 22, 1898: League: A: Sunderland, 0-1;
*** January 29, 1898: FA Cup: H: Hucknall St Johns, 2-0;
*** February, 5 1898: League: H: Sheffield Utd, 0-4;
*** February 26, 1898: FA Cup: A: Derby County, 1-1;
*** March 2, 1898: FA Cup: H: Derby County, 1-5;
*** March 12, 1898: League: H: Notts County, 2-0;
*** March 19, 1898: League: H: Bolton Wanderers, 1-1;
*** March 26, 1898: League: A: Bury, 2-0;
*** March 31, 1898: League: H: Bury, 2-2;
*** April 2, 1898: League: A: Notts County, 2-3;
*** April 9, 1898: Reserves: A: Fleetwood Rangers, 0-1;
*** April 20, 1898: Friendly: A: Chester, 3-1;
*** April 23, 1898 Friendly: H: Hearts, 0-2;
*** April 27, 1898 Benefit: A: New Brighton Tower, 4-2;
Tottenham Hotspur: Signed: May 6, 1898 (outside Football League).
* 1898-99: 24-5 (Southern League 1).
Thames Ironworks: Signed: May 4, 1899 (outside Football League).
* 1899-00: 5-0 (Southern League 1); 7-3 (FA Cup).
*** September 16, 1899: League: A: Reading, 0-1;
*** September 18, 1899: League: H: Chatham, 4-0;
*** September 23, 1899: FA Cup: H: Royal Engineers, 6-0;
*** September 30, 1899: FA Cup: A: Grays United, 4-0;
*** October 7, 1899: League: H: Bedminster, 1-0;
*** October 14, 1899: FA Cup: H: Sheppey United, 4-2;
*** October 28, 1899: FA Cup: A: Dartford, 7-0;
*** November 4, 1899: League: A: Tottenham Hotspur, 0-7;
*** November 11, 1899: League: H: New Brompton, 0-0;
*** November 18, 1899: FA Cup: A: New Brompton, 0-0;
*** November 23, 1899: FA Cup: H: New Brompton, 2-0;
*** December 9, 1899: FA Cup: H: Millwall Athletic, 1-2;

Merits:
England A 1-0 (v. Ireland: February 20, 1897).
English League XI 1-0 (v. Irish League: November 7, 1896).

Image(s):
Cricket and Football Field: May 4, 1895.
Harry Bradshaw 1895 4 May

Lloyds Weekly Newspaper: February 28, 1897.

Harry Bradshaw, Thames Ironworks (Illustrated Police Budget: November 11, 1899):

Lancashire Evening Post: December 30, 1899.

Harry Bradshaw, Everton Reserves, Northwich Victoria, Liverpool, Thames Ironworks, Tottenham Hotspur.

Harry Bradshaw, Everton Reserves, Northwich Victoria, Liverpool, Thames Ironworks, Tottenham Hotspur.

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