Tag: Jim Harrop

Centre half-back, 5ft. 9½in., 11st. Born at Healey, near Sheffield. Began to play football 14, and after trying his ‘ prentice feet with many junior clubs became attached to Rotherham Town, although he had played for Sheffield Wednesday Reserves.

A Liverpool director went to Rotherham to see Allen Foster, and found Harrop, who is Alex Raisbeck’s successor. Moreover, he can head like the great lint-locked Scotsman. A beautiful player, who did not cost £300, he is now a gem of “purest ray serene.” A grinder by trade, a footballer by profession, and an angler by choice.

James Harrop (Jim Harrop) @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Jim Harrop on PlayUpLiverpool.com. About Jim Harrop: Born: February 5, 1884: Ecclesall, in England. Passed away:May 25, 1954: Sheffield, in England. Position: Centre half. Height: 177 cm. (5ft. 9½in.); Weight: 73 kilos (11st. 10lb.). ** Height and weight from April 7, 1913 (Athletic News). Career: […]

Who were the “Liverpool Twins”?

April 21, 1923 The souvenir programme of the War Memorial Fund match on the Baseball Ground on Wednesday contained some interesting information about players, and the following quips: – * Harry Maskrey, can touch both uprights by stretching out his hands! But he does have to walk a […]

Burton All Saints’ new players

Friday, September 15 – 1922 Tommy Barbour (late Derby County) and Billy George, of Sunderland and Leeds United fame, have been signed by Burton All Saints’, in the Birmingham and District League. The team now includes four former First Division players, namely Harry Maskrey, late Derby County, Jim […]

Kenneth Campbell’s life story – Part VI

June 11, 1921 Remarkable speech by Tom Watson Leads to victory against the Villa. By Kenneth Campbell “Kenneth Campbell, the famous goalkeeper for Partick Thistle and Scotland, continues the story of his football career. Joining Liverpool when a lad as understudy to the renounced Sam Hardy, the prince […]

Sheffield Wednesday v Liverpool 3-1 (War time, Charity match)

Saturday, May 11 – 1918 Match, benefit for the Footballers’ War Fund, at Hillsborough. Sheffield Wednesday – Liverpool 3-1 (1-0). Attendance: 10,000. Referee: Mr. A. Scholey (Sheffield). Sheffield Wednesday (2-3-5): Summers, William Stapleton, Gunner Charles Brelsford, Tom Brittleton, Jim Harrop, ‘Smith’, Stanley Pearson, Jack Burkinshaw, Salt, Teddy Glennon, […]

Liverpool make one change

Friday, May 10 – 1918 Liverpool will make one change in their team to oppose Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough. Lewis is again available, and will resume at inside left. Team: Connell; Longworth, Jenkinson; Bamber, Robertson, Mackinlay; Birchall, Green, Bennett, Lewis, and Schofield. Connell, not Bickerstaffe, kept goal at […]

Jim Harrop re-visits Anfield

Friday, May 3 – 1918 The inter-visits of Sheffield and Mersey sides are very interesting, and to-morrow, when the famous old Wednesday club visits Anfield to contest with Liverpool, another big crowd should assemble to see a keen match. It will be interesting to see how Liverpool fare […]

Kenneth Campbell in Charity Match

Thursday, November 1 – 1917 At the request of Mr. Alfred Martin, an official of the National Union of Journalists, Andrew Wilson, of Sheffield Wednesday, and Jesse Pennington, of West Bromwich Albion, have gathered together splendid teams to meet at Bramall Lane, on Saturday, with the laudable object […]

Sheffield Wednesday’s prospects

Saturday, September 1 – 1917 Wednesday have booked two youngsters in Brown (full back) and Atkin, both of Whitwell. Others include: A. Cooper, S. Peach (goal); Ted Thorpe, Charles Brelsford, Ben Brelsford (backs); Tom Brittleton, Jim Harrop, J.C. Hellewell, Teddy Glennon, Tom Brelsford, Joe Roulson (half backs), Freddy […]

Huddersfield Town v Sheffield Wednesday 2-2

Saturday, January 29 – 1916 Match: Midland Section, Principal Tournament, at Leeds Road. Huddersfield Town – Sheffield Wednesday 2-2 (0-1). Attendance: 8,000. Referee: Mr. J.H. Palmer; linesmen: Messrs. H.H. Hartley and W. Lever. Huddersfield Town (2-3-5): Albert Lindon; James Wood, Ralph Rodgerson; J. Jefferson, Jim Baker, N. Watson; […]

Sheffield Wednesday v Barnsley 1-4 (War time, League match)

Saturday, October 2 – 1915 Match: Midland Section, principal tournament, at Hillsborough. Sheffield Wednesday – Barnsley 1-4 (1-3). Attendance: 6,000. Referee: Mr. G.W: Drewery. Sheffield Wednesday (2-3-5): Causer; Worrall, Stapleton; Tom Brittleton, Jim Harrop, Bentley; Capper, Burkinshaw, Glennon, Wilson, Watson. Barnsley (2-3-5): Cooper; Dows, Tindall; Carson, Phil Bratley, […]

Sheffield Wednesday players

August 20, 1915 Sheffield Wednesday, who are competing in the Midland Section this season, should have a very good side, for the majority of last season’s first team are available, exceptions being Teddy Davison, who has enlisted, Jimmy Blair, David Parkes, Bob McSkimming, and David McLean, who are […]

Local footballers in Sheffield

August 20, 1915 Although Teddy Davison, George Streets, Gunstone (goal), Harry Bentley (half back), and Sam Kirkman (forward) have enlisted since last season, and all their other notable players are engaged in munition work, Sheffield Wednesday are likely to be able to put a good team in the […]

Football League notable transfers

May 5, 1914 Some of the most notable of the deals in players since the four-figure transfer fee became the fashion, when Middlesbrough paid £1,000 to Sunderland for Alf. Common, now with Preston North End, are: – George Utley Barnsley to Sheffield United £2,000 Tommy Barber Bolton Wanderers […]

Nine players to leave Liverpool

May 4, 1914 Liverpool failed to rebook Ernest Peake, so the Welsh international has taken himself to Third Lanark. It is curious to find a Welshman making is name with a Lancashire club and then turning to Scotland for employment, though Scotland has boasted a goalkeeper, Halliday, who […]

Liverpool v Aston Villa 0-1 (League match)

Saturday, April 11 – 1914 Match, Football League, 1st Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:30. Liverpool – Aston Villa 0-1 (0-1). Attendance: 40,000. Referee: Mr. C. Knight-Coutts. Liverpool (2-3-5): Kenneth Campbell; Ephraim Longworth, Robert Pursell; Thomas Fairfoull, Harry Lowe (C), Bob Ferguson; Jack Sheldon, William Banks, Robert Macdougall, William […]