Friday, September 16 – 1910
The great attraction locally is the visit of Notts Forest to Anfield, and it is only reasonable to expect that the supporters of the game in this district will turn out in large numbers to witness what promises to be a hard game.
The Forest have commenced the season in promising fashion, and the fact that they have secured five points out of a possible 6 stamps them as a team worthy of the greatest respect.
The Nottingham Reds defeated Preston at Deepdale on the opening day of the season, whilst they drew with their neighbours on the following Saturday, and last week they got the better of Manchester United by two goals to one.
Compared with this Liverpool can claim one victory in two games, and certainly the triumph of the Livers at Blackburn encourages their supporters to believe that the form against Bradford was all wrong.
At any rate there is every probability of the teams giving a display worthy of the clubs to-morrow at Anfield. There is not likely to be the high scoring of last April, however, as the sides are more evenly matched, but as the same time Mersey enthusiasts would not be displeased if the “Reds” were to repeat their big win of last April.
We are all delighted to see that Parkinson has opened his account, and if he is anything like as successful as he was in the corresponding match lasts season he will have cause to congratulate himself, for he scored four goals that wet evening in April last.
The Liverpool team’s win at Blackburn was a feet which is most encouraging, and it is not surprising to learnt that the directors decided last evening to place the same team in the field as that which opposed Blackburn.
Hardy is not able to resume his place just yet, but Beeby displayed such ability at Blackburn that Liverpool supporters need not fear the absence of Hardy. Beeby bids fair to follow in the footsteps of his more famous colleague.
Another feature will be the first appearance at Anfield in a League match of Brough, the young inside right, who created such a favourable impression in the trial games. There will be a desire to see how he fares ion the right wing with Arthur Goddard.
The full team is as follows: – Beeby; Crawford and Chorlton; Robinson, Harrop, and McConnell; Goddard, Brough, Parkinson, Orr, and Macdonald.
The kick-off is times for 3.30.
(Evening Express, 16-09-1910)