March 13, 1929
Phenomenal goal-scoring is always attractive to the average soccer enthusiast, writes “Baseball,” and the man in the public eye in this respect at the moment is undoubtedly Albert Whitehurst, the Bradford City leader, who was acquired from Liverpool matter of three weeks ago.
This is his record of marksmanship in two games: Tranmere Rovers at Valley Parade, seven goals: Barrow, at Valley Parade, four goals. This made Whitehurst’s total for the week eleven goals, and fifteen for the five games he has played for Bradford City. Some shooting!
However, the point which think will interest Derby folk is that County management had their eyes on Whitehurst at the time he was snapped up by Liverpool. In fact, there was a race between the Liverpool scouts and the Rams’ eagle-eyed sleuths for the signature of Bowers. Derby won, and Liverpool contented themselves with Whitehurst.
The question arises, ” Who got the best bargain?” As far as the Merseysiders are concerned, they have soon let their capture go, and it cannot be said that Whitehurst created much of a stir on Merseyside. Bradford air must be agreeable to Whitehurst. At any rate, the player has never been in so happy a mood.
(Source: Derby Daily Telegraph: March 13, 1929)