Season preview 1925/26 – Tranmere Rovers F.C. (The Athletic News)


Monday, August 3 – 1925
Although the best of last season’s players have been retained, there will be many changes at Prenton Park. A financial record was established last campaign, the profits running well into four figures, and as a consequence the directors have gone out to build up a strong team.

Ten new players come with good credentials from First and Second Division clubs. There are Marquis, from Preston North End, who will lead the forwards; Thirkell and Matthews, from Bolton Wanderers; Johnson from Sunderland; White and Davies, from Stoke; Roberts, from Huddersfield; Proctor, from Leicester City; McGrae, from Everton; and Chalmers, from Liverpool, and the management is in touch with other professional players.

Dixie Dean is now with Everton, while Stan Sayer has gone to New Brighton; Peter Rothwell to Northwich Victoria, and Joe Lewis to Mold.

E. Kinnear, who trained Sheffield Wednesday from 1911 to 1915, and then went to Aberdeen, has been engaged as trainer-manager.

Player Birthplace Position Height Weight
A. Briggs Newcastle-on-Tyne Goalkeeper 5 11 11 4
G. Jackson Liverpool Right back 5 7 1/2 10 12
S.S. Davis South Shields Right back 5 9 1/2 11 10
T. Stuart Liverpool Left back 5 9 1/2 11 0
T. Naylor Prescot Left back 5 8 10 10
P. Thirkell Tyne Dock Left back 5 10 3/4 11 4
J.H. Campbell Birkenhead Right half 5 9 11 0
F. Halstead Crawshawbooth Centre half 5 10 1/2 12 6
C. Millington Port Sunlight Centre half 5 11 1/2 11 0
V. Matthews Aylesbury Centre half 6 2 12 10
J.G. Johnson Ryhope Centre half 5 10 11 9
A. Leslie Methil Centre half 5 10 1/2 11 7
J. McGrae Bootle Left half 5 10 1/2 12 6
Jas. Moreton Birkenhead Outside right 5 9 11 4
R. White Newburn-on-Tyne Outside right 5 9 1/2 10 8
W.D. Roberts Prescot Inside right 5 8 1/2 11 4
G. Smith Liverpool Inside right 5 7 1/2 11 2
E.V. Barton Liverpool Inside right 5 9 11 2
F. Marquis Kirkham Centre forward 6 1 1/2 12 10
H. Littlehales Burslem Inside left 5 7 1/2 11 0
N. Proctor Blayton-on-Tyne Inside left 5 8 11 2
W.F. Fogg Birkenhead Inside left 5 7 1/2 10 7
H.R. Cartman Bolton Outside right 5 5 10 7
Willie Chalmers Aberdeen Outside right 5 9 11 0

(The Athletic News, 03-08-1925)

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