Wednesday, October 12 – 1910
Bristol City are in troubled waters just now, and the cry in the Western port is “We want goals.” Liverpool are in want of a few also, so that there is likely to be a stern struggle between the sides at Anfield on Saturday.
Last season the City were short of goal-scoring forwards, and so far this season the neb who compose the attacking line are lacking in this direction. A glance at the results of their games to date is ample proof that the attack is extremely weak, for in half a dozen matches they have scored but a single goal, and this orphan was obtained at Newcastle in the opening match of the season. Hardy obtained the point which was sufficient to defeat the cup-holders, and with such an encouraging start great things were expected.
But what a delusion!
Since then the Bristol men have played five matches, three of which were decided on their own ground, but not a solitary goal as rewarded their efforts.
We in the Mersey city feel that our teams are not doing as they should, but what enthusiasts say if either of our clubs possessed a record such as this? Here is Bristol’s table of failure: –
(Evening Express, 12-10-1910)