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James Gorman

James Gorman

Birthdate: 1882
Birthplace: Middlesbrough, England
Date of death: 1957
Other clubs: St Mary's, Newport Celtic, South Bank, Darlington St Augustine's (1904-06), Leicester Fosse (1908-10), Hartlepools United (1910-12)
Bought from: Darlington St Augustine's
Signed for LFC: March 1906
Liverpool debut: 21.04.1906
Last appearance: 08.02.1908
Debut goal: 11.01.1908
Last goal: 11.01.1908
Contract expiry: May 1908
Win ratio: 43.48% W:10 D:3 L:10
LFC league games/goals: 19 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 23 / 1

Player profile

Centre-half Gorman didn't get a lot of chances at Liverpool as Alex Raisbeck's understudy. He made his League debut on the final Saturday of the 1905/06 season playing his part as an inside-left in a 3-1 home win over Sheffield United. However, he wasn't picked again until the second half of the following season, when he played in nine of the last 14 first division fixtures when Raisbeck was out injured. He also figured nine times in his final season at Anfield.

This "undoubtedly very smart player" was sought after by a number of first division clubs and left for Leicester Fosse at the end of the 1907/08 season. But, he was dreadfully unlucky as he was so badly injured on his debut against Manchester City on 3 October 1908 that he was out for most of the season in which newcomers Leicester were relegated straight back to the Second Division. Gorman never really recovered after this incident and only played two more games for Leicester before joining Hartlepools United in the North Eastern League.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 19 4 0 0 0 23
1905-1906 1 0 0 0 0 1
1906-1907 9 3 0 0 0 12
1907-1908 9 1 0 0 0 10

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
3 Sheffield Wednesday
2 Arsenal
2 Notts County
2 Bristol City
2 Sheffield United
2 Derby
2 Preston North End
2 Manchester City
1 Nottingham Forest
1 Oldham Athletic
1 Stoke City
1 Sunderland
1 Aston Villa
1 Bradford City
Total Competition
19 League
4 FA Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 0 1 0 0 0 1
1905-1906 0 0 0 0 0 0
1906-1907 0 0 0 0 0 0
1907-1908 0 1 0 0 0 1

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Opponent
1 Derby
Total Competition
1 FA Cup
Total Goal minute period
1 46-60 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
1 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 21.04.1906 Sheffield United Anfield League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 47 11.01.1908 Derby Anfield FA Cup
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