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About Robert Pursell:
“A young Scottish player, a native of Campbelltown, secured from Queen’s Park, a deal that caused some trouble at the time. On his day a brilliant defender. Provides the counterfoil to the dash of Ephraim Longworth, his height standing him in good stead in his defensive work.”
(Source: Birmingham Daily Gazette: April 24, 1914)

Born: March 18, 1889: Campbelltown (Argyle and Bute), Scotland.
Passed away: May 24, 1974: Hanley (Staffordshire), England.

Position: Left back.

Height: 180 cm (5ft. 11in.);
Weight: 76 kilos (12st.).

Aberdeen junior football.
Queen’s Park: Signed: August, 1909.
Liverpool: Signed: August 15, 1911.
* eligible to play for Liverpool: August 29, 1911.
** Liverpool were fined £250 for signing Pursell illegally.
Port Vale: Signed: May 10, 1920.

Liverpool Echo: August 15, 1911.
Robert Pursell

Athletic News: August 21, 1911.

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