Local celebrities – Bob McFarlane, Bootle.


"Play Up, Liverpool"

Wednesday, December 4 – 1889
Our subject this week is Mr. R. McFarlane, the well-known full back of the Bootle Football Club, and a more jovial and pliable subject could not be. We found Mr. McFarlane and a few of his friends at home, seated round a blazing fire chatting on matters football, and we can assure our readers that ‘Bob’ can chat with a will; recalling incidents of his career and experiences as a kickist with lightning-like rapidity, and relating them all in one breath, so to speak.

Bob Macfarlane

We thought that just by way of a change we would put what is usually our last question first on this occasion, and therefore straighaway asked our friend if he professed to be a teetotaler, non-smoker, and the rest of it. We were met by a decided no, upon which we expressed our imagination that all the great associations were strict…

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