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Archie Rawlings

Archie Rawlings

Birthdate: 2 October 1891
Birthplace: Leicester, England
Other clubs: Wombwell, Shirebrook, Darfield United, Shirebrook (2), Barnsley (1911-12), Northampton Town (1912-14), Rochdale (1914-15), Dundee (1919-20), Preston North End (1920-24), Walsall (1926-27), Bradford Park Avenue (1927-28), Southport (1928), Dick Kerr's XI (1928-29), Fleetwood (1929-31), Burton Town (1931-33)
Bought from: Preston North End
Signed for LFC: N/A, March 1924
International debut: 21.05.1921 vs. Belgium
International caps: 1/0
Liverpool debut: 15.03.1924
Last appearance: 10.04.1926
Debut goal: 27.09.1924
Last goal: 19.09.1925
Contract expiry: 24.06.1926
Win ratio: 47.76% W:32 D:18 L:17
Games/goals ratio: 6.7
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 8 / 1
LFC league games/goals: 63 / 8
Total LFC games/goals: 67 / 10

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The Dundee Courier described Rawlings' qualities in June 1920. "Rawling depends largely on his great speed for beating his man, but he possesses a deadly right foot, which is as accurate with centres as it is powerful with shots for the net. Rawlings appears eminently suited for the English game, his height and pace being likely to stand him in good stead." Rawlings had an eventful career before joining Liverpool. He played his only England international in a 2-0 win against Belgium in Brussels in May 1921. He starred in Preston North End's FA Cup run in 1922, scoring one and creating another in the semis against Tottenham. Unfortunately for him Preston lost to Huddersfield Town 1-0 in the final. Tall and powerful winger Rawlings joined champions Liverpool in March 1924, after playing 147 games in four years for struggling first division Preston. Rawlings was brought in to replace the great Billy Lacey who was in his last season at the club. Rawlings made his Liverpool debut in a 0-0 draw against Blackburn on 15 March, the first of 11 consecutive games he was picked for until the end of the season. Liverpool finished a disappointing twelfth. A year later Rawlings only missed two matches and contributed seven useful goals from his wide position as the club improved their League standing by eight places. After playing in ten of the opening 11 games of the 1925/26 season, Rawlings lost his place to Cyril Oxley and only figured twice in the second half of the season.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 63 4 0 0 0 67
1923-1924 11 0 0 0 0 11
1924-1925 40 4 0 0 0 44
1925-1926 12 0 0 0 0 12

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
6 Notts County
5 Tottenham
4 Leeds United
4 Blackburn Rovers
3 West Ham United
3 Newcastle United
3 Bury
3 Sunderland
3 Everton
3 Burnley
3 Arsenal
3 Birmingham City
2 Bolton Wanderers
2 WBA
2 Aston Villa
2 Huddersfield Town
2 Cardiff City
2 Preston North End
2 Nottingham Forest
2 Middlesbrough
2 Manchester City
1 Chelsea
1 Bristol City
1 Sheffield United
1 Southampton
1 Manchester United
1 Leicester City
Total Competition
63 League
4 FA Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 8 2 0 0 0 10
1923-1924 0 0 0 0 0 0
1924-1925 7 2 0 0 0 9
1925-1926 1 0 0 0 0 1

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Competition
8 League
2 FA Cup
Total Goal minute period
4 1-15 minutes
2 16-30 minutes
1 31-45 minutes
1 61-75 minutes
2 76-90 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
10 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 15.03.1924 Blackburn Rovers Anfield League
50 11.04.1925 WBA The Hawthorns League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 10 27.09.1924 Nottingham Forest Anfield League
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