September 23, 1910
Liverpool travel to Manchester by the 1.30 train from Central Station to-morrow, and the kick-off at Hyde-road is time for 3.30. After the Reds’ recent failures it is to be hoped that they will meet with some success to-morrow.
The Livers have shown very poor form in their last two games, but I cannot believe that they will go on as they have been doing. The play last Saturday was too moderate to last, and it is sure to be a brighter game at Hyde-road than that witnessed at Sheffield on Monday.
The Liverpool team is rather unsettled, and further changes have been resorted to for to-morrow’s encounter. Last evening the directors decided to rely on the following team: – Gus Beeby; Ephraim Longworth and Tom Chorlton; Robert Robinson, Ernest Peake, and John McConnell; Arthur Goddard, Joe Brough, Jack Parkinson, Ronald Orr, and John Macdonald. Compared with the side which did duty at Sheffield there are three changes, Chorlton being substituted for Alf West, whilst McConnell and Orr comes in again for James Bradley and Sam Bowyer.
As Sam Hardy is not feeling too fit Beeby retains his place, and Hardy is having a run with the reserves – a position he has not filled for a long time – Longworth should do better, and Peake’s form at Sheffield was not a sample of his real ability, and I look for something better from him against the City. Jim Harrop is not well at present. Parkinson felt the effect of the blow he received at Sheffield for some time afterwards, but is reported all right again now.
Macdonald and Orr again constitute the left wing, and I trust they will show to better advantage than they did last Saturday.
The City are worthy opponents, and the game ought to be an exceedingly good one. As I pointed out yesterday, the “Reds” had a rather bad time of it when they last visited Hyde-road, but they may turn the tables to-morrow. The City team will be: Jack Lyall; Tommy Kelso and Bertram Jackson, Bill Bottomley, Bill Eadie, Rowland Codling; Joe Dorsett, David Ross, Tom Holford, Billy Jones, Jimmy Conlin
(Liverpool Evening Express: September 23, 1910)