Powerful inside forwards


August 23, 1944
Some clubs have benefited by the movements of players in the Services to different districts and some of the stars will be assisting new clubs. Liverpool, for instance, have obtained the services of Ronnie Dix, the famous inside forward who last season played with Blackpool. Dis is a most accomplished forward, neat in all his footwork, and his dapper figure will be a great asset to Liverpool, who already have the assistance of Welsh, the Charlton Athletic player. With two such players as Dix and Welsh alongside him, Done should not lack opportunity of distinguishing himself near goal, while the wing forwards also may expect good service. Obviously Liverpool will possess a very strong team this season.

The Anfield side is due at Stockport on Saturday for their opening League and the team chosen is: Alf Hobson, A.N. Other, Jeff Gulliver, Harry Kaye, Laurie Hughes, Jack Pilling, Phil Taylor, Ronnie Dix, Cyril Done, Don Welsh, Michael Hulligan.

Dix is a Tottenham player and while Chester and Wrexham as well as Liverpool invited him to play, the Anfield club was the lucky one to benefit by his services.

As a boy he made a name for himself with Bristol Rovers, which club he joined as an amateur in 1927-28. He captained England (v. Scotland) in a schoolboys’ international match. From Bristol Rovers he went to Blackburn Rovers in 1932, stayed a season, and then went to Aston Villa. He was later transferred to Derby County. In June, 1939, Dix joined Tottenham Hotspur.
(Liverpool Daily Post: August 23, 1944)

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