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John McCartney

John McCartney

Birthdate: 1870
Birthplace: Newmilns, Scotland
Other clubs: Newmilns, St. Mirren (1890-92), New Brighton Tower (1898-1900)
Bought from: St Mirren
Signed for LFC: N/A, October 1892
Liverpool debut: 15.10.1892
Last appearance: 12.04.1898
Debut goal: 29.10.1892
Last goal: 01.01.1898
Contract expiry: August 1898
Win ratio: 51.81% W:86 D:31 L:49
Honours: Lancashire league 1892/93; Second Division 1893/94, 1895/96
LFC league games/goals: 124 / 5
Total LFC games/goals: 166 / 7

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McCartney was a tough-tackling half-back who was a member of the team that won the Lancashire league and the Second Division in the club's first two seasons. McCartney missed a number of matches in the 1895/96 season as Liverpool again won the second division title but played in all four of the Test matches as the club regained its first division status. When Liverpool played their first game under the management of Tom Watson and made their debut in red shirts and white pants McCartney was still going strong and one of only few players who had also featured for the club in 1892. The Cricket and Football Field were though of the opinion. as reported in September 1896, that McCartney's play was a bit too rough for their liking: "John McCartney still vexes his own committee by resorting to those tactics which have previously brought the club into bad repute." McCartney was though the victim of rough treatment on 21 November 1896 when Alf Milward kicked him deliberately in the Merseyside derby and was sent off. Milward later apologised but pleaded that he had been provoked by the tough Scotsman.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 124 19 0 0 23 166
1892-1893 0 3 0 0 18 21
1893-1894 17 1 0 0 1 19
1894-1895 28 3 0 0 0 31
1895-1896 22 2 0 0 4 28
1896-1897 30 5 0 0 0 35
1897-1898 27 5 0 0 0 32

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
9 Nottingham Forest
9 WBA
8 Derby
7 Wolves
6 Bolton Wanderers
6 Everton
6 Sheffield United
6 Stoke City
6 Sunderland
6 Aston Villa
6 Blackburn Rovers
6 Sheffield Wednesday
4 Birmingham City
4 Burnley
4 Manchester United
4 Newcastle United
4 Bury
4 Preston North End
4 Rotherham Town
3 Northwich Vict.
3 Manchester City
3 Lincoln City
3 Arsenal
3 Port Vale
3 Grimsby Town
3 Crewe
3 Burton Swifts
2 Burton Wanderers
2 Darwen
2 Fairfield
2 Southport
2 Notts County
2 Barnsley
2 Blackpool
2 Fleetwood Rangers
2 Heywood Central
2 Loughborough
2 Nelson
2 South Shore
1 West Manchester
1 Rossendale
1 Hucknall St Johns
1 Newtown
1 Nantwich
1 Higher Walton
1 Leicester City
1 Walsall
1 Millwall
Total Competition
124 League
19 FA Cup
18 Lancashire League
5 Test Match

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 5 1 0 0 1 7
1892-1893 0 1 0 0 0 1
1893-1894 1 0 0 0 0 1
1894-1895 0 0 0 0 0 0
1895-1896 1 0 0 0 1 2
1896-1897 1 0 0 0 0 1
1897-1898 2 0 0 0 0 2

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Competition
5 League
1 FA Cup
1 Test Match
Total Open play/Penalty
7 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 15.10.1892 Nantwich Nantwich Road FA Cup
50 20.10.1894 Stoke Anfield League
100 01.09.1896 The Wednesday Olive Grove League
150 25.12.1897 Bolton Wanderers Burnden Park League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 0 29.10.1892 Newtown Anfield FA Cup

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