Comebacks for Arthur Goddard and Bandsman Bradley


October 5, 1916
Liverpool’s team sheet is something of a novelty, and much of an attraction. They have actually called Arthur Goddard into service at his long-held post: outside right. It is a strange season this last of all war football seasons. Goddard has played as well at centre half back that such a man as John Cox has marvelled that he did not find his central place long years before he left Anfield for Cardiff. However, the truth is that Arthur can play well anywhere but centre forward – and I’ve seen him operate at centre forward with heartiness and some degree of success. Of course, Wadsworth’s pronounced coming-on has led to the change, together with the fact that Pinkney is not quite recovered and Robert Waine had a run last week.

There is another point of value: Bandsman Bradley, who did capital work for a long spell last season with the Reds brigade, makes his first appearance with the side. He and Bamber were distinct finds last season. Pagnam, who had a very bad injury to the groin last Saturday, is mending well, and it is expected that he will play. Saturday’s gate, by the way, was the first of the Anfield season to touch the “twenty thousand” mark – all the more is the pity that the game did not fulfill its rich promise.

Team: – Ted Taylor, Ephraim Longworth, Tommy Lucas, Norman Bradley, Walter Wadsworth, Donald Mackinlay, Arthur Goddard, Frank Curtis, Fred Pagnam, Harry Lewis, Tommy Cunliffe.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: October 5, 1916)

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