Season preview 1933-34: Liverpool F.C. (Daily Mail)

August 11, 1933
Liverpool have paid substantial fees for centre forwards and they have tried to make them, but the position has continued to be more or less a weak spot. Now they have launched out again, paying a big price, one may be sure, for Sam English, of Glasgow Rangers, but he will be a cheap player if he succeeds in pulling the side together.

English should not take long to fit into English football. In some respects his style may be even more suitable to it than to the Scottish game. Although not a big-made player, he is strong, courageous, and fast in a short burst.

The players on the staff are:
Goalkeepers. – Elisha Scott, Arthur Riley, George Talbot (Wallsend).
Backs. – Willie Steel, Ben Dabbs, Jack Tennant (Torquay United), Charles Kneale (Queen’s Ferry).
Half-backs. – Tom Morrison, Tom Bradshaw, Archie Macpherson, Jimmy McDougall, Tom Bush (Shrewsbury Amateurs), Alf Gray (Torquay United), Ted Savage.
Forwards. – Harold Barton, Gordon Hodgson, Dave Wright, Syd Roberts, Alf Hanson, Jack Roberts (Southport), Sam English (Glasgow Rangers), Fred Rogers, Gordon Gunson.
(Source: Daily Mail: August 11, 1933)


  1. George Robson Talbot
    Born: 15/7-1910 in Willington Quay, Wallsend.
    Died: 10/9-1990 in North Shields.


    Played For:
    Wallsend Boys Club
    Willington United
    Wallsend United
    Liverpool (prof. reg. 20/4-1933 for £50)
    Oldham (reg. 27/6-1934 free)
    Gateshead (reg. 14/8-1935)
    Southport (reg. 23/12-1935 to 1937)


    Central League (res) Friendlies “A” team league Northern Mid-Week league
    1932/33 0 games 2 games 2 games 0 games
    1933/34 4 games 0 games 17 games 10 games
    Total 4 games 2 games 19 games 10 games

    Oldham- 2 Division Two league matches in 1934/35..
    Gateshead- 12 Division Three North matches in 1935/36.
    Southport- Division Three North 15 games in 1935/36 and 17 in 1936/37 + 1 FA cup match.

    Jonny Stokkeland
    LFC Official Archives

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