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Owen Collins looks at the players who have gained international recognition without necessarily making the grade at the club but particularly one name on this list is a great surprise given his success.
One of Liverpool's first star forwards, George Allan, was involved in a colorful incident with Sheffield United's goalkeeper, William Fatty Foulke which gained legendary status.
After winning the Lancashire league Liverpool's climb up the league ladder started in 2nd division. A real fairytale season was ahead and the club's biggest game to date against the most famous club in England in the FA Cup.
Liverpool won the league in the 1900-01 season. We give you unique insight into the local papers' reports and celebration of this glorious feat!
From 'Liverpool - A Complete History 1892-1986' on Liverpool - Rotherham United on 18.02.1896.
From Manchester Courier on 23 October 1899.
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"A model centre; of fine physique, great speed and no fear".
George Allan was so described by a journalist. He scored 56 goals in 96 games between 1895-1899. Allan died of tuberculosis only 24 years old.
In Liverpool they have one of the best centre forwards in the country. I may be mistaken, but I fancy Allan has to thank the tuition of James Ross for his advancement, for when I first saw him he was energetic, but decidedly clumsy. He is strongly built, and can stand the charge of the heaviest back with equanimity, whilst he passes most judiciously. Our Scottish friends might do worse than keep their selection optics on this young man.
Mr. J.J. Bentley liked the look of the Scotsman George Allan evident by what he wrote in the Edinburgh Evening News in January 1897:
|Club||Season||Club rank||League apps||League goals||Total apps||Total goals|
|Vale of Avon||Scotland||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Leith Athletic||1894-1895||Scotland Division 1||5||1||5||1|
|Leith Athletic||1895-1896||Scotland Division 2||1||0||1||0|
|Celtic||1897-1898||Scotland Division 1||17||14||17||14|