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Bob Blanthorne

Bob Blanthorne

Birthdate: 8 January 1884
Birthplace: Birkenhead, England
Date of death: 1965
Other clubs: Rock Ferry (1900-04), Birkenhead (1904-05), Grimsby Town (1907-08), Newcastle United (1908-11), Hartlepools United (1911)
Bought from: Birkenhead
Signed for LFC: 02.11.1905
Liverpool debut: 13.04.1907
Last appearance: 17.04.1907
Debut goal: 17.04.1907
Last goal: 17.04.1907
Contract expiry: 26.10.1907
Win ratio: 0% W:0 D:0 L:2
Games/goals ratio: 2
LFC league games/goals: 2 / 1
Total LFC games/goals: 2 / 1

Player profile

Blanthorne was secured from neighbours Birkenhead in November 1905 and finished as top-scorer of Liverpool’s reserves with 22 goals in the 1905/06 season. After netting another 17 goals in the following season Blanthorne finally got his chance with the first team, but his two League appearances at the end of 1906/07 against Bristol City and Middlesbrough proved to be his only appearances for the seniors. The chief complaint about him at Liverpool was that he lacked “speed and dash”. Blanthorne looked forward to his challenge at Newcastle, but sadly broke his leg in the opening game of the 1908/09 season which proved detrimental to the rest of his career. He was out for a season and a half and having recovered his fitness with Newcastle’s reserves he joined Hartlepools United in January 1911.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 2 0 0 0 0 2
1906-1907 2 0 0 0 0 2

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Total Opponent
1 Bristol City
1 Middlesbrough
Total Competition
2 League

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 1 0 0 0 0 1
1906-1907 1 0 0 0 0 1

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Total Opponent
1 Middlesbrough
Total Competition
1 League
Total Open play/Penalty
1 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 13.04.1907 Bristol City Anfield League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 0 17.04.1907 Middlesbrough Anfield League

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Rock Ferry 1900-1904 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Birkenhead 1904-1905 The Combination N/A N/A N/A N/A
Grimsby Town 1907-1908 England Second Division 28 14 33 21
Newcastle United 1908-1909 England First Division 1 0 1 0
Hartlepool United 1910-1911 North Eastern League 6 3 6 3
Total 35 17 40 24
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