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Tom Scott

Tom Scott

Birthdate: 6 April 1904
Birthplace: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
Date of death: 24 December 1979
Other clubs: Pandon Temperance (1921-22), Sunderland (1922-24), Darlington (1924-25), Bristol City (1928-30), Preston North End (1930-1932), Norwich City (1932-1934), Exeter City (1934-36), Hartlepools United (1936-37), Bangor City (1937-38)
Bought from: Darlington
Signed for LFC: 06.02.1925
Liverpool debut: 14.03.1925
Last appearance: 27.12.1927
Debut goal: 28.03.1925
Last goal: 24.12.1927
Contract expiry: 25.10.1928
Win ratio: 38.89% W:7 D:4 L:7
Games/goals ratio: 4.5
LFC league games/goals: 17 / 4
Total LFC games/goals: 18 / 4

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Scott's move from Darlington to Liverpool was quite controversial as Everton claimed that they had were supposed to sign him along with John O'Donnell who had been secured by the Blues from Darlington a week earlier. Darlington told them that he had already signed for Everton's rivals, Liverpool. Darlington claimed the deals for the two players were supposed to be separate and that the player had no interest in signing for Everton. In the end Darlington compensated Everton to the tune of £250 for this matter the following August. When interviewed by Liverpool Echo's Bee shortly after his arrival to Liverpool, Scott revealed why he had turned down Everton: "I did not think I should stand much chance of getting into the first team and the cost of their reserve side, and it put me off them. Besides I had played at Anfield and was impressed by the ground, the people and so on. If Liverpool had not signed me I should have stayed at Darlington. I should never have gone to Everton."

The clever forward was on Liverpool’s books for four years in the 1920’s but only made 18 first-team appearances in that time. He made his debut at Preston on 14 March 1925 and scored the first of his four goals for the club at Leeds a fortnight later. Scott scored a total of 76 Football League goals in 204 games in his career.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 17 1 0 0 0 18
1924-1925 6 0 0 0 0 6
1925-1926 4 1 0 0 0 5
1926-1927 4 0 0 0 0 4
1927-1928 3 0 0 0 0 3

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
3 Sheffield United
3 Arsenal
2 Cardiff City
1 Birmingham City
1 Fulham
1 Tottenham
1 Manchester United
1 Leeds United
1 Preston North End
1 Blackburn Rovers
1 West Ham United
1 Leicester City
1 Burnley
Total Competition
17 League
1 FA Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 4 0 0 0 0 4
1924-1925 1 0 0 0 0 1
1925-1926 1 0 0 0 0 1
1926-1927 1 0 0 0 0 1
1927-1928 1 0 0 0 0 1

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Competition
4 League
Total Open play/Penalty
4 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 14.03.1925 Preston North End Deepdale League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 6 28.03.1925 Leeds United Elland Road League

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Everton take action against Darlington

From the Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury on February 13, 1925.More

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Pandon Temperance 1921-1922 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sunderland 1923-1924 England First Division 0 0 0 0
Darlington 1924-1925 England Third Division North 7 3 8 3
Bristol City 1928-1929 England Second Division 22 6 22 6
Bristol City 1929-1930 England Second Division 13 0 13 0
Preston North End 1930-1931 England Second Division 25 14 25 14
Preston North End 1931-1932 England Second Division 16 9 16 9
Norwich City 1932-1933 England Third Division South 33 17 34 17
Norwich City 1933-1934 England Third Division South 17 9 18 9
Norwich City 1934-1935 England Second Division 3 0 3 0
Exeter City 1934-1935 England Third Division South 11 3 15 7
Exeter City 1935-1936 England Third Division South 28 8 31 10
Hartlepool United 1936-1937 England Third Division North N/A N/A N/A N/A
Exeter City 1936-1937 England Third Division South 17 5 19 5
Bangor City 1937-1938 Birmingham & District League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 192 74 204 80
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