Dai Williams should never have left Merseyside


August 20, 1915
Liverpool F.C. have done exceedingly well with their gift-tackle for the coming season, and their list of teams publish last night in the “Echo” probably made one or two people stare, for there sure enough was the justification of the announcement I made some week or so ago regarding the names of outsider who were likely to help Liverpool.

Arthur Goddard, back in Liverpool, naturally went straight to Anfield’s aid. Ernest Pinkney has been working in Liverpool, and all are glad to welcome this clean-limbed and clean player back to the city. Dai Williams, in the estimation of many, should never have been allowed to leave the city for Notts or Belfast. He should have been turned to account by our clubs. That he is dead on the target was shown by his heading of the Irish League chart – in one match he scored no fewer than six goals. In baseball circles he has a big following.

James Henderson, of Glossop and Derby County, will probably create most interest in the minds of the followers of the big ball, for he is the very image of “Sandy” Young in appearance and play. He has those tricky little asides that tickle the public, and his pretences when the ball is at foot are worth studying. He is but twenty-three years old, and I venture to suggest that to-morrow the Liverpool spectators will christen him in the first minutes of plas as “Sandy the Second.”

These are the teams, messieurs, and as the gross proceedings are given to the Triple Flag Fund, I hope the crowd will be a large one: –
Reds. – Kenneth Campbell; Ephraim Longworth and Sam Speakman; James Scott, Walter Wadsworth, and Donald Mackinlay; Ernest Pinkney, Arthur Metcalf, Fred Pagnam, Charles Hafekost, and James Dawson.
Stripes. – Sutcliffe; Tommy Lucas and James Middlehurst; Ted Winn, William Molyneux, and Norman Bradley; Arthur Goddard, Dai Williams, Wilfred Watson, James Henderson, and Price.
(Liverpool Echo: August 20, 1915)

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