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About Arthur Metcalf:
“Metcalf was never a showy player, and he played up better on soft going than when the ball bounced lively. Tom Watson was a great believer in Metcalf – he had almost an exalted view of his worth – and without doubt he it was that got and kept Metcalf from Newcastle to Liverpool. Metcalf’s work was always class, and in drifting a pass he was excellent.” (Liverpool Echo: June 25, 1919)
Born: April 8, 1889: Seaham (Durham), in England.
Passed away: February 10, 1936: Liverpool (Lancashire), in England.
** He worked as a gate-man at Anfield on match days.
Position: Inside forward.
Height: (5ft. 7in.),
Weight: (11st. 3lb.).
* Source: Athletic News: May 27, 1912.
Herrington Swifts, 1907.
Hebburn Argyle: Signed: June, 1908.
* 1908-09: ?-? (North Eastern League).
North Shields Athletic, 1909.
** Transferred to Newcastle United.
Newcastle United: Signed: April 3, 1909.
** Transferred to Liverpool for £150.
Liverpool: Signed: May 25, 1912.
** Transferred to Stockport County.
Stockport County: Signed: June 24, 1919.
** Transferred to Swindon Town.
Swindon Town: Signed: June 16, 1920.
Accrington Stanley: Signed: 1922.
Aberdare Athletic: Signed: May 31, 1923.
Norwich City: Signed: July, 1925.
Liverpool Echo: October 5, 1912.
Arthur Metcalf, Liverpool (Match Programme: October 3, 1914).
Arthur Metcalf, 1914, from the collection of James Cotton.