Liverpool F.C. known as “the incorrigibles”


January 28, 1916
The incorrigibles… That is the new name for Liverpool. They go to-morrow to Old Trafford, and in view of certain happening last Black Friday the game becomes unusually fascinating. Liverpool last week managed to win against Bury, although they courted a drawn game by their frailty in front of goal. Manchester has ever been Pagnam’s delight: he made his debut for Liverpool at centre forward when visiting Manchester, and since that period Manchester has learned to respect his rushes. Pagnam can, as I said on Monday, save himself a lot of slogging and tripping if he will try the long shot on occasion. He used to essay to score with this type of shot, but latterly his dribbles have brought him an occasional goal and he has become stereotyped. The team that played last week is given a further chance, and if the inside forwards improve their form their side will show up well, for Mackinlay is good at any post and Pinkney has been a level-headed, reliable forward ever since he threw in his lot with the Anfield club.

Liverpool: Elisha Scott, Ephraim Longworth, James Middlehurst, Norman Bradley, Arthur Goddard, Walter Wadsworth, Ernest Pinkney, Wilfred Watson, Fred Pagnam, William Banks, Donald Mackinlay.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: January 28, 1916)

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