Tom Miller: A calculating Scot

December 29, 1913
Seeing that Liverpool have been in considerable peril during the last few weeks, it was an undoubted feat for them to share the points with Blackburn Rovers. The Rovers made a grand rally, and after being two goals in arrear gained the lead, but Liverpool equalised, and ought to have won.

A young player who was often prominent on Saturday was Tom Miller, the inside left, secured from Hamilton Academicals in February, 1912, about the same time that Tom Gracie and William Lacey were taken in exchange from Everton.

Born at Motherwell, he began his football career with a juvenile club named Larkhall Hearts, and for a season and a half was their regular centre-forward. Goal scoring became natural to him, and his success in this direction induced Glenview to gain his assistance.

With his new club he played inside left, and the quality of his football reached a higher standard than heretofore. Then he played for Larkhall United, and for a year and a half was selected regularly as their inside right. Miller was responsible for many goals during this period, and against a team hailing from his native place scored seven in the home and away fixtures.

He was subsequently persuaded to join Hamilton Academicals as an inside left, and quickly adapted himself to the post or any inside position. Such ability did he show that he was brought to the notice of Liverpool, and his transfer was duly effected. His first appearance in their League team was on February 17, 1912, when he played against Sheffield Wednesday.

Standing 5ft. 8 ¾in., and weighing 11st. 5lb., Miller is well equipped physically for an inside berth. His speed has been much increased since he crossed the Border, and he is filling the post of inside left quite creditably.

During the summer he indulges in quoits – a favourite pastime in which he excels. Keen and enthusiastic, Miller ought to prove a great success in the Anfield team because he is a player with a bonny style and a fair shot.
(Athletic News: December 29, 1913)

Tom Miller, Liverpool F.C.


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