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Harold Uren

Harold Uren

Birthdate: 23 August 1885
Birthplace: Clifton, Bristol, England
Date of death: 7 April 1955
Other clubs: New Brighton Wesleyans, West Kirby (1903-06), Harrowby (1906), Wrexham (1906-07), Everton (1912-13), Wrexham (2 / 1913), Lochgelly United
Bought from: Amateur
Signed for LFC: April 1906 (signed as amateur)
Liverpool debut: 16.11.1907
Last appearance: 24.02.1912
Debut goal: 28.10.1911
Last goal: 01.01.1912
Contract expiry: 27.02.1912
Win ratio: 40% W:18 D:7 L:20
LFC league games/goals: 42 / 2
Total LFC games/goals: 45 / 2

Player profile

A quick winger who could play on the right and left. After progressing through the local leagues Uren made his Liverpool reserves debut in April 1906. The amateur ended the season, however, with Wrexham in the Birmingham league. He returned to Anfield having gained valuable experience and played in consecutive games against Manchester City and Preston North End for the first team in November 1907, his only two League appearances of that 1907/08 season. The joint Everton & Liverpool programme expecterd greater things of him in the future. "Standing 5 ft. 10 in., and weighing 12 st., he is a promising specimen of a well built athlete, and in his recent trials he has shown that his football abilities are of no mean order. He can centre the ball splendidly, especially when playing on the left wing, and is in command of a few tricks that enable him to baffle the attentions of the opposing defence. To reach the highest flights, however, it will be necessary for him to increase his speed, and a study of the methods of such a graceful player as Goddard, whose course of actions is determined upon before the ball reaches him, would exercise a beneficial effect also." However, it wasn't until the middle of October 1910 that Uren had an extended run in the side for ten matches. His best season for the club was also his final one, 1911/12, when he played in 24 of the 38 League fixtures and registered his only two Liverpool goals. In February 1912 Everton exchanged Billy Lacey and Tom Gracie for Harold Uren plus £300. The Liverpool Echo reckoned the lack of his success at Liverpool was due to his peculiar playing style and "that the other forwards could not make headway from his ideas." He was also advised to "curb his excessive dribbling." However, his Blues career didn't prove a success either, he only made 24 appearances in 15 months.

Uren later became a provision merchant with so much success that in 1946 he became the President of the Liverpool Provision Trade Association. He passed away in 1955. His sons Harold and Richard were both England internationals in rugby.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 42 3 0 0 0 45
1907-1908 2 0 0 0 0 2
1908-1909 1 0 0 0 0 1
1909-1910 3 0 0 0 0 3
1910-1911 12 1 0 0 0 13
1911-1912 24 2 0 0 0 26

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
5 Everton
3 Manchester City
3 Newcastle United
3 Bury
3 Preston North End
3 Tottenham
2 Notts County
2 Sheffield Wednesday
2 Oldham Athletic
2 Bristol City
2 Sheffield United
2 Middlesbrough
2 Blackburn Rovers
2 Aston Villa
2 Manchester United
1 Bolton Wanderers
1 WBA
1 Arsenal
1 Fulham
1 Sunderland
1 Leyton
1 Bradford City
Total Competition
42 League
3 FA Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 2 0 0 0 0 2
1907-1908 0 0 0 0 0 0
1908-1909 0 0 0 0 0 0
1909-1910 0 0 0 0 0 0
1910-1911 0 0 0 0 0 0
1911-1912 2 0 0 0 0 2

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Opponent
1 Middlesbrough
1 Bradford City
Total Competition
2 League
Total Goal minute period
1 1-15 minutes
1 16-30 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
2 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 16.11.1907 Manchester City Hyde Road League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 3 28.10.1911 Middlesbrough Ayresome Park League

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