Four South Africans for Liverpool

September 10, 1934
Liverpool introduced a novelty in English League football by playing four South Africans in their match in their match against Portsmouth – Arthur Riley (goal), and Berry Nieuwenhuys, Gordon Hodgson, and Lance Carr in the forwards.

They are all big men. Arthur Riley is 6ft. 0½in. and weighs 12st. 10lb.; Berry Nieuwenhuys is 5ft. 11in. and 11st. 7lb.; Gordon Hodgson 6ft. and 13st. 8lb., and Lance Carr 5ft. 9in. and 11st. 11lb.

But Portsmouth won. Perhaps three Smiths cancel out four South Africans!
(Daily Mail: September 10, 1934)

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