Saturday, September 28 – 1912
It has been proved over and over again that the Scottish style of play is much slower than the English game, and a player who is regarded as a star artist over the border may not shine in England. A case in point is that of Tom Gracie, the present Liverpool forward.
When he joined Everton there was a great flourish of trumpets, for Gracie was regarded as almost the best centre in Scotland at the time. In fact he only lost the position of centre forward against England two years ago by the narrow margin of one vote. He never rose to the same height with Everton, however, the pace being too fast, and he was transferred to Liverpool last season. The Anfield club have preserved with him in their first five matches, but it is evident that the English style does not suit him, and he has been dropped from the team to meet the Albion to-day. (Daily Express, 28-09-1912)