Famous goalkeeper’s misfortune


Saturday, January 17 – 1914
General regret is felt at the sad misfortune that has befallen J.W. Robinson (Jack Robinson), the one-time famous Derby County international goalkeeper, whose physical breakdown at Rochester, New York, has placed him in a sore plight. Though Robinson is not absolutely stranded, he is in great need of resources, and his friends on this side of the Atlantic are endeavouring to raise funds to give the help he badly needs in his distress. As is well known, Robinson was a prince of custodians in his day, and his position as England’s finest goalkeeper was so far unchallenged that for four years in succession he kept goal against Scotland, and was in addition awarded three caps against Wales and four against Ireland. Some of his best displays have been given at Goodison Park, and, perhaps, the older section of footballers will be able to recall his visits to the Merseyside.
(Liverpool Echo, 17-01-1914)

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