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Jack Tennant

Jack Tennant

Birthdate: 3 August 1907
Birthplace: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
Date of death: 1978
Other clubs: Washington Colliery, Newcastle United (1926-27), Washington Colliery (2), Stoke City (1927-32), Torquay United (1932-33), Bolton Wanderers (1936-38), Stoke City (2 / 1938-46); Wrexham, Liverpool (2), Southport (wartime guest)
Bought from: Torquay United
Signed for LFC: May 1933
Liverpool debut: 09.09.1933
Last appearance: 04.05.1935
Contract expiry: 02.01.1936
Win ratio: 40.48% W:17 D:7 L:18
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 5 / 0
Wartime games/goals: 15 / 1
LFC league games/goals: 39 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 42 / 0

Player profile

Tennant started his career as centre-forward at amateur side Washington Colliery. He was on the books of second division Stoke City for four years only making one appearance before being released on a free transfer to Torquay United. He was an ever-present as a right-back in his only campaign at Torquay in the Third Division. Tennant was purchased by Liverpool and made his debut for the club in the autumn of the 1933/34 season, making seven consecutive first division appearances before missing the next 16 matches and then being brought back for another short run of six games in succession. Ernie Blenkinsop started 1934/35 as first-choice left-back and played in the first 16 League fixtures before Tennant replaced him for the remaining 26 games of the season. It must have come as a surprise when he left the club having won a regular spot in the team, leaving 33-year-old Blenkinsop to make the position his own in the 1935/36 season. The speedy Tennant helped consolidate newcomers Bolton in the First Division in the 1935/36 season and made a total of 105 appearances for the Trotters before the outbreak of World War II. Tennant was later a guest player for Liverpool during the war.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 39 3 0 0 0 42
1933-1934 13 1 0 0 0 14
1934-1935 26 2 0 0 0 28

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
4 Middlesbrough
4 Sunderland
4 Chelsea
4 Tottenham
3 Blackburn Rovers
3 Everton
3 Aston Villa
2 Stoke City
2 Leicester City
1 WBA
1 Arsenal
1 Birmingham City
1 Sheffield Wednesday
1 Wolves
1 Bolton Wanderers
1 Portsmouth
1 Derby
1 Huddersfield Town
1 Leeds United
1 Preston North End
1 Grimsby Town
1 Yeovil Town
Total Competition
39 League
3 FA Cup

Wartime Appearances / Goals

Season Appearances Goals
1939-1940 15 1

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 09.09.1933 Aston Villa Villa Park League
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