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Harold Fitzpatrick

Harold Fitzpatrick

Birthdate: 20 December 1880
Birthplace: Everton, Liverpool, England
Date of death: 6 June 1942
Other clubs: Garston Gas Works Reserves (1897-1900), Gordon Highlanders (1902-05), Luton Town (1905-07), Chesterfield Town (1908-09)
Bought from: Luton Town
Signed for LFC: April 1907
Liverpool debut: 12.10.1907
Last appearance: 02.11.1907
Debut goal: 12.10.1907
Last goal: 26.10.1907
Contract expiry: 06.05.1908
Win ratio: 50% W:2 D:0 L:2
Games/goals ratio: 2
LFC league games/goals: 4 / 2
Total LFC games/goals: 4 / 2

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While in the Army Fitzpatrick participated in hockey, swimming and at Liverpool he was still doing gymnastics or just about anything "that appealed to the heart of an athlete." Harry first dreamt of following in his father's footsteps, who was the goalkeeper of Bootle, but after being tested at centre-half it became his position early on in his career. He developed into an outside-left of note and was more than happy to move from Luton Town to his hometown in 1907. Fitzpatrick netted the only goal of the game on his debut as the Reds beat Sunderland at Anfield on 12 October 1907 and scored again two weeks later, also at Anfield, when Sheffield Wednesday were beaten 3-0. Even though Fitzpatrick scored two goals in only four games for the first team he was not as prolific for the reserves where he spent the majority of his sole season. His main weakness was the gathering of the ball and his distribution that didn't serve the tactics of Liverpool that tried to "place the ball forward and on the ground." In December 1915 Liverpool's board received a letter asking for "comforts" for Fitzpatrick who was a prisoner of war. The club accepted that two parcels of groceries be purchased from Cooper's at about 10 / 6d each. One was sent right away, but the other one held back in case Fitzpatrick would need help later on.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 4 0 0 0 0 4
1907-1908 4 0 0 0 0 4

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
1 Bristol City
1 Sunderland
1 Arsenal
1 Sheffield Wednesday
Total Competition
4 League

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 2 0 0 0 0 2
1907-1908 2 0 0 0 0 2

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Opponent
1 Sunderland
1 Sheffield Wednesday
Total Competition
2 League
Total Goal minute period
2 16-30 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
2 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 12.10.1907 Sunderland Anfield League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 20 12.10.1907 Sunderland Anfield League

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Garston Gas Works Reserves 1897-1900 Liverpool and District Amateur Alliance N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gordon Highlanders 1902-1905 Army regimental side N/A N/A N/A N/A
Luton Town 1905-1907 Southern League 20 7 20 7
Chesterfield 1908-1909 England Second Division 17 1 18 1
Total 37 8 38 8
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