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About Jack Parkinson:
Poems on players:
“Many forwards I admire –
There’s the winger who’s a flier.
An antelope for speed, I like him much;
But the artist, on the whole,
is the one  who can control
The leather near the goal with subtle touch.

Who, when centres whip across,
Ne’er appeareth at a loss;
His head is thereabouts, or else his boot.
Whilst the ball is coolly met,
And deflected in the net:
The forward who, like Parkinson, can shoot.

Fancy dribbling in midfield,
Satisfaction great may yield –
You’ll hear the crowd applaud and make
a din:
But I like the player best.
Who displays the greatest cest.
To trap the ball near goal and bang it in.

Here’s a forward calm and cool –
He’s the joy of Liverpool –
Whose exploits as a shot create furores;
He’s a demon keen who shoots
With a brace of magic boots,
And 10 to 1 with half a chance, he scores.

Be the distance short or great,
He can seal a keeper’s fate
With volley or with grounder, swift and hard;
May his zeal and skill ne’er flag.
May he add unto his bag –
His heavy bag – of goals, thus hopes your
(Athletic News: January 10, 1910).

Born: September 21, 1883: Bootle (Lancashire), England.
Passed away: September 13, 1942: Northern Hospital, Liverpool (Lancashire), England.
Funeral / burial: Anfield Cemetery.

Census’ information:
* According to the 1891 census, John is the second of four children to Thomas Lambert and Ann Jane (née Cameron), living at 2 Malcolm Street in Bootle. His father is a railway carter.
* According to the 1901 census, John is a railway clerk and is now the second of six children, still at home with their parents, still at 2 Malcolm Street.
* John cannot be found on the 1911 census. His father has died, and his older brother, Thomas is head of the house that included their mother, and three younger siblings. They live at 147 St. John’s Road in Bootle.
* Died: 13 September 1942 at Northern Hospital, Liverpool, aged 58 years 357 days [registered in Liverpool South, September 1942]. Living at 6 Strathmore Road in Liverpool. Left £24,333 17s. 1d.
(The above information is collected from

Position: Centre-forward.

Height: 175 cm. (5ft. 9in.);
Weight: 76 kg. (12st.).
** Source: Athletic News: December 30, 1907.

Hertford Albion, 1898.
Valkyrie, 1900.
* Trial with Liverpool: August 1901.
Liverpool: Signed: October 4, 1902;
* eligible for Liverpool in official matches: October 11, 1902.
* 1902-03: 0-0 (Football League 1); 0-0 (FA Cup);
* 1903-04: 18-6 (Football League 1); 0-0 (FA Cup);
* 1904-05: 21-20 (Football League 2); 2-1 (FA Cup);
* 1905-06: 9-7 (Football League 1); 1-0 (FA Cup); 1-0 (Charity Shield);
* 1906-07: 9-7 (Football League 1); 4-0 (FA Cup);
* 1907-08: 8-7 (Football League 1); 2-1 (FA Cup);
* 1908-09: 17-3 (Football League 1); 1-1 (FA Cup);
* 1909-10: 31-30 (Football League 1); 1-0 (FA Cup);
* 1910-11: 33-19 (Football League 1); 2-1 (FA Cup);
* 1911-12: 25-12 (Football League 1); 2-1 (FA Cup);
* 1912-13: 25-11 (Football League 1); 2-0 (FA Cup);
* 1913-14: 6-1 (Football League 1); 2-0 (FA Cup).
Bury: Signed: August 21, 1914.
* 1914-15: 4-3 (Football League 2); 0-0 (FA Cup).
* Played a charity match for Everton vs. Boxers XI on April 28, 1915.
** Retired from professional football during World War 1.

England A 2-0 (v. Wales: March 14, 1910; v. Scotland: April 2, 1910).
Football League First Division Champion: 1905-06 (Liverpool).
Football League Second Division Champion: 1904-05 (Liverpool).
Sheriff of London Charity Shield Winner: 1905-06 (Liverpool).
Liverpool Senior Cup Winner: 1905-06 (Liverpool).

Joint Everton and Liverpool Match Programme: October 3, 1908.
John Parkinson 1908

Evening Express: September 14, 1942.
1942 Jack Parkinson


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