How Liverpool signed Robert Blanthorne


Thursday, November 2 – 1905
Love Jones has come in for considerable attention from the press since he figures in first-class football. The following appeared in this week’s (March 10 – 1906) “Athletic News”: –
“When Rhyl and Birkenhead met for the second time in their Association Cup-tie at Rhyl, on Thursday, November 2nd, representatives from League clubs were waiting to sign up the centre forward of each of the competing sides.

Liverpool had previously arranged terms for the transfer of Robert Blanthorne, the pivot of the Birkenhead front line, and immediately the match had concluded the necessary documents were signed and completed. Mr. H.D. Austerberry, the Stoke secretary, was so struck with the play of John Love Jones, a mere boy, who operated at centre forward for the Welshmen, that he persuaded the Rhyl secretary to call a special meeting of his committee the same evening.
(Rhyl Journal, 10-03-1906)

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