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Scottish keeper, Kenny Campbell, told his life story in the Weekly News. Chapter one was published on 7 May 1921.
Scottish keeper, Kenny Campbell, told his life story in the Weekly News. Chapter two was published on 14 May 1921.
Published 17 January 2009 by David Prentice, Liverpool Echo.
Few came tougher than Scottish full-back Donald MacKinlay who was a player at Anfield from 1909-1929 and Liverpool's captain from 1921-1928.
Elisha Scott is without a doubt one of the greatest goalkeepers in Liverpool's history. His career spanned an astonishing 22 years from his arrival in September 1912 until he left in June 1934.
"I thought a lot of him. If Jack had had a little more 'devilment' in him, he would have been one of the best inside forwards in the game."
Former Liverpool captain, Don MacKinlay, on Jack Balmer in 1955
"One of the finest centre-halves I have ever seen. I would have loved to have played behind him. What a tragedy it was he was moved about such a lot. Why Liverpool let him go this season I just don’t know."
Former Liverpool captain, Don MacKinlay, on Bill Jones in 1955
He hits the ball with ferocious force, and commands the ball as though it were tied to his boot.
The Liverpool Echo on Donald Mackinlay on 23 September 1918
"I think the game was tougher in my day. I remember one match in the early twenties when Wadsworth injured a leg and I saw blood coming out of his boot. I told him to get some attention to it and his reply was: “Who’s blood is it, yours or mine?’ and went on playing."
63-year-old Donald Mackinlay, former captain of Liverpool, remembers Walter Wadsworth in an interview in 1955.
"He appeared in half a dozen different positions but the thing I remember most was his skill with a free kick. If I was leaving with a message and Liverpool had been awarded a free kick, I would wait until it had been taken because I knew anything could happen. He hit the ball with terrific power but also had a remarkable touch."
Leslie Edwards, the sports editor of the Liverpool Daily Post and Echo couldn’t praise Mackinlay’s abilities highly enough.
"Generally today captains do not have sufficient responsibility. It seems to me that all they do is to take the team out and toss the coin. There’s not enough directing and you hardly hear them shout instructions. In my day I had full control on the field and if there was any decision on changing of positions, I took it. I am speaking generally and not individually, but captains today are not what they used to be. I told my players: “If I have to say anything to you, answer me back and don’t start sulking.”’
Mackinlay, captain of Liverpool 1922-1928, explains the skipper's role in the Evening Express in 1955.
“Red is my colour. I’ll play for Liverpool as long as they will have me. I don’t want to play for anybody else and when I pull off the red shirt for the last time I expect I will finish with football, at any rate as a player.”
Donald Mackinlay was a Red through and through evident in his interview with the Evening Express on the 25th of January 1923