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.