Forshaw goes to Everton

March 3rd 1927. The Liverpool Post and Mercury.


Forshaw the Liverpool forward has been signed by Everton (£2,000), the deal was completed last night and will come as a great surprise to the followers of both clubs fans, it is a big move on the part of the Everton to strengthen their attack, and Forshaw will play against Newcastle at inside-right on Saturday. This being the only change from the side which won yesterday against Sheffield Wednesday. Forshaw has been looked upon for eight years as of Liverpool with no suggestion of his removal to another club. He has been recognized as their centre-forward although actually he came to them as an inside-left, and later developed as an inside-right and had spells at right-half and centre half the last named berth, is many estimates, being his best position. Forshaw as a centre-forward, has played a peculiarly single handed game and has scored many goals entirely unaided.


Originally he was on the Middlesbrough books. He was born at Widnes, and joined the Army prior to the war, when he returned he was snapped up by Liverpool, and has been near international honours for some years. He began this season well, but after a while fell away a little owing to groin trouble. It is only a fortnight ago that he recovered from an injury and turned out for Liverpool in the cup-tie at Highbury against Arsenal, after which he left the team and Reid was introduced. The signing of Forshaw recalls the deal when Everton transferred Lacey and Gracie to Liverpool for Uren. The Liverpool winger Forshaw is still a youngman as football goes to day. He has had a benefit with Liverpool, and was two years short of a second benefit. The Everton, having failed to get McPhail (of Airdrie), Gibson, and a Hull player determined to try nearer home, and their choice fell upon Forshaw.

March 4th 1927. The Liverpool Post and Mercury.

The news of Forshaw's transfer to Everton in yesterday's ‘'Daily Post'' gave enthusiasts a new topic to discuss, and I have no doubt that the change created genuine surprise. From what I hear no one was more surprised than the player himself when he arrived at home, on Wednesday night to find the respective secretaries of the clubs, waiting for him. It is good to know that the player is leaving the Anfield club on the best of terms, and I am sure he will do all he can foe Everton in their present plight. Forshaw is one of these players who believes in keeping himself fit all the year round and in the summer time he does a lot of walking and is fond of bowls. In these days when ladies are as enthusiastic about football as the men, a piquant situation arises when it transpires that Mrs. Forshaw has always been a support of Liverpool. She says:''I have never been an Evertonian, and I don't know what I shall do about it.

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