Whatever happened to Jack Balmer?


March 7, 1945
Liverpool followers have been wondering for some time what has happened to Jack Balmer, the Anfielders’ talented inside forward, who was second leading goal scorer last season, and whose regular inclusion this season would have been helpful in view of the loss of Cyril Done.

He is still with his Army unit on Merseyside, but since straining himself in the marathon cup-tie against Manchester City has had to take things as easily as possible. A strenuous and regular football game on top of his Army job is more than he feels inclined to tackle at the moment.

Liverpool would like to have him back for the knock-out cup-tie games, but it is doubtful whether he will be able to manage it. When he does return he will be welcome, for on his best form he is a match-winning player.
(Liverpool Daily Post: March 7, 1945)

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.