Season preview 1900-01: Liverpool F.C. (Sporting Life)

August 25, 1900
Liverpool – The junior of the organisations in First Division League in the famous Mersey port are looking to the opening of the approaching season with feelings of confidence. The men are not a great deal changed from last season, but the alterations will no doubt make an improvement in the fighting qualities of the teams.

The conduct last season gave anything but satisfaction for the greater part of the winter. The men got off their marks badly, and after going badly for three-parts of the race, they finished up in the middle place on the ladder. They mean having a reversal of the order to begin with this winter. A good start is to be made and kept up, and a position even better than that of 1899-1900, when the team were runners-up for the League Cup is to be secured.

The English, Lancashire, and Liverpool Cups are to be sought, and the reserve eleven intend to again lead the Lancashire Combination sides. The practices which have been indulged in show the men getting fit grandly, while the ground and all other arrangements are sure to reflect the utmost credit upon the management and the secretary, Mr. Tom Watson.

The men signed for the best eleven are:Bill Perkins and Harry Storer (goal), Tom J. Robertson, Billy Dunlop, and John Glover (backs), Charlie Wilson, Rab Howell, Alex Raisbeck, William Goldie, John T. Hunter, Maurice Parry (half-backs), Tom Robertson, John Walker, Charles Satterthwaite, Sam Raybould, John Cox, John “Sailor” Hunter, Andy McGuigan, Alf Ferrier, and Tom Soulsby.

There are, of course, a lot of reserve men, but these may be expected to bear the brunt of the season’s work.
(Source: Sporting Life: August 25, 1900)


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