Twentyman was an established centre-half at Carlisle United when he arrived at Anfield, having made 149 League appearances from 1946-1953. A local lad, born in Brampton on the outskirts of Carlisle on 19 January 1930, he caught the eye of the third division north side playing for Swift Rovers in the Carlisle and District League and agreed to become a part time professional in 1947. He made his debut aged 17 years and four months against New Brighton on 26 May 1947, putting in a steady performance in a 2-2 draw. Twentyman was, at that time, the…
"At Liverpool we are all taught to keep our feet on the ground and I, for one, have reason to remember that no-one subscribed to that theory more than Ronnie. After playing against Fulham and scoring five goals I was feeling well pleased with myself when Ronnie came in the dressing room and said: `I don`t know what you`re looking so smug about. You should have scored seven.` Those words will live with me forever and I think they sum up the greatness of the man."
Anfield | Sunday 22 May 2022
Old Liverpool By George Chilvers and Mark Platt.
Given that the PFA Player of the Year award was introduced in 1974, when Liverpool Football Club were at the peak of their powers as 11 league titles were secured over the course of 17 magical years, you would expect Anfield icons to figure prominently on a prestigious roll of honour.