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Jimmy Nicholl

Jimmy Nicholl

Birthdate: 12 January 1887
Birthplace: Port Glasgow, Scotland
Date of death: 21 December 1948
Other clubs: Morningside Rovers, Cambuslang Rangers, Airdrieonians (1908-10), Middlesbrough (1910-14), Wishaw Thistle (1915-17), Hamilton Academical (1917)
Bought from: Middlesbrough
Signed for LFC: 22.01.1914
Liverpool debut: 24.01.1914
Last appearance: 24.04.1915
Debut goal: 28.02.1914
Last goal: 05.04.1915
Contract expiry: 1915
Win ratio: 40.68% W:24 D:11 L:24
Games/goals ratio: 4.21
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 3 / 1
LFC league games/goals: 52 / 12
Total LFC games/goals: 59 / 14

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Liverpool manager, Tom Watson, said that Nicholl "isn't a brilliant forward, but he's a useful one and he can shoot!" Nicholl was crowded out from Middlesbrough's forward line and after making his debut in January 1914 proved to be a valuable player in Liverpool's brilliant cup run that very season. The hard-fought battle against Sam Hardy's Aston Villa in the FA Cup semi-final produced an unlikely hero in Nicholl. After half an hour’s play he headed the ball into the net. In the second half Metcalf struck a powerful shot that thundered off Hardy’s bar with Nicholl pouncing upon the rebound to net the second. Nicholl was in Liverpool's line-up in the final which was unfortunately lost against Burnley.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 52 7 0 0 0 59
1913-1914 14 5 0 0 0 19
1914-1915 38 2 0 0 0 40

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
4 Aston Villa
4 Sheffield United
4 Burnley
3 Sheffield Wednesday
3 Middlesbrough
3 Bolton Wanderers
3 WBA
3 Manchester United
3 Newcastle United
3 Chelsea
3 Oldham Athletic
3 Bradford City
2 Notts County
2 Bradford Park Avenue
2 Sunderland
2 Manchester City
2 Blackburn Rovers
2 West Ham United
2 Everton
2 Tottenham
1 Stockport County
1 QPR
1 Derby
1 Preston North End
Total Competition
52 League
7 FA Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 12 2 0 0 0 14
1913-1914 3 2 0 0 0 5
1914-1915 9 0 0 0 0 9

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Competition
12 League
2 FA Cup
Total Open play/Penalty
14 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 24.01.1914 WBA The Hawthorns League
50 13.03.1915 Manchester City Anfield League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 60 28.02.1914 Oldham Athletic Boundary Park League

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Jimmy Nicholl transferred to Liverpool

Published in the Manchester Courier on 22 January 1914.More

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Morningside Rovers Scotland N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cambuslang Rangers Scotland N/A N/A N/A N/A
Airdrieonians 1908-1909 Scotland Division 1 24 7 24 7
Airdrieonians 1909-1910 Scotland Division 1 17 5 17 5
Middlesbrough 1910-1911 England First Division 24 8 26 8
Middlesbrough 1911-1912 England First Division 4 0 5 0
Middlesbrough 1912-1913 England First Division 11 2 12 2
Middlesbrough 1913-1914 England First Division 13 3 13 3
Wishaw Thistle 1915-1917 Scotland N/A N/A N/A N/A
Hamilton Academical 1917 Scotland Division 1 9 1 9 1
Total 102 26 106 26
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