July 24, 1933
All the knowing people who told us that Sam English was going to land at Dens Park should “pipe down” for a few days. English signed for Liverpool yesterday. An English message – sorry ! – says the fee is “believed to be a record for the Anfield club.”
Well, if that is the case it must be a very big fee indeed, for Liverpool have paid away some really stupendous money in their time. But, I doubt if English fetched as much as he would have done a year ago at this time.
The idea that he would switch from Ibrox to Dens was faintly ridiculous, to say the least, for the club with an admittedly lean purse is not the club to collar a Rangers star.
Irish English should do well in England, though there will be some wails from the Ibrox faithful at his departure. Sorry! – but with a name and nationality like his, what can you expect? Sam joined Rangers from Yoker Athletic, and in his first season scored 44 goals. He was undoubtedly the prize plum of the Intermediate basket.
Last season he met with misfortune early, and failed to find his form thereafter. A change of scene is just what he requires. Sam is 24 years of age, full of speed and football, and has two Irish caps. He is a natural born centre forward.
(Source: Dundee Courier: July 25, 1933)