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Danny Shone

Danny Shone

Birthdate: 22 May 1899
Birthplace: West Derby, England
Date of death: 1974
Other clubs: Earle, Grayson's of Garston, West Ham United (1928-29), Coventry City (1929-30)
Bought from: Grayson's of Garston
Signed for LFC: May 1921
Liverpool debut: 27.08.1921
Last appearance: 19.12.1925
Debut goal: 05.11.1921
Last goal: 10.04.1925
Contract expiry: June 1928
Win ratio: 46.91% W:38 D:21 L:22
Games/goals ratio: 3.12
Honours: League Championship 1921/22
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 1 / 0
LFC league games/goals: 76 / 23
Total LFC games/goals: 81 / 26

Player profile

Shone joined Liverpool from local amateur side Grayson's of Garston, representative of a well-known local shipping company. Shone was officially employed by the firm, but did very little labour as he was more of interest to them as a footballer! Forward Shone made his Liverpool debut on the opening day of the 1921/22 season, a disappointing 3-0 defeat at Sunderland. Billy Matthews replaced him for the next game and scored twice which resulted in Shone having to wait a while to get another chance. Given a run of 11 consecutive games in the middle of the season, Shone scored his debut goal in a 1-1 draw against Everton at Goodison Park and grabbed a hat-trick in 36 minutes against Middlesbrough prompting the Liverpool Echo headline: "The Sun did not shine at Anfield but Shone!" Despite making only two appearances in the second part of the season, he had still made a useful contribution to Liverpool's 1922 League success. But when the title was retained a year later with one of most settled teams in Liverpool's history, Shone was very much an onlooker and only played once all season.

The 1924/25 season was easily Shone's best at Anfield; he played in every one of the 46 League and Cup matches and scored 15 times. The Derby Daily Telegraph reported on his progress in January 1925. "Danny Shone, who registered two goals for Liverpool last week, is one of the most improved players in the Anfield camp. When he originally joined the club from Garston’s he was thought to be a centre forward, but subsequently he deputised at inside left for Harry Chambers, and later, when Forshaw went to centre forward, became an inside right. This is his best position." However, Liverpool had finished a disappointing twelfth. Shone was only picked three times the next season and after playing solely for the reserves for two seasons he agreed a move to London to resurrect his professional career. Shone scored five goals in 12 first division games in his six months' career at the Hammers before departing for third division south's Coventry where he only played nine games during his solitary season.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 76 5 0 0 0 81
1921-1922 15 0 0 0 0 15
1922-1923 1 0 0 0 0 1
1923-1924 15 1 0 0 0 16
1924-1925 42 4 0 0 0 46
1925-1926 3 0 0 0 0 3

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

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

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 23 3 0 0 0 26
1921-1922 6 0 0 0 0 6
1922-1923 0 0 0 0 0 0
1923-1924 5 0 0 0 0 5
1924-1925 12 3 0 0 0 15
1925-1926 0 0 0 0 0 0

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Competition
23 League
3 FA Cup
Total Goal minute period
3 1-15 minutes
2 16-30 minutes
7 31-45 minutes
5 61-75 minutes
6 76-90 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
26 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 27.08.1921 Sunderland Roker Park League
50 13.12.1924 Tottenham White Hart Lane League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 38 05.11.1921 Everton Goodison Park League
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