Joseph Liddell
Joseph Liddell
A. Player

probably born in England

Joseph Liddell was probably born in England, although his place and date of birth remain unknown to us. *

The defender first appeared for Thistle in February, 1944.

He made his debut appearance on Saturday, 12th February, 1944, in a 2-2 draw at home to Motherwell in the Southern League.

There were no goals for Joseph during his spell with Thistle.

He played his second and last game for the club on Saturday, 19th February, 1944, in a 2-0 defeat away to Hibernian in the Southern League.

Joseph's club-list included Partick Thistle and Kirkintilloch Rob Roy.

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Bio Extra

This little-known right-back was reportedly from the Newcastle district. The Evening Times of 12th February 1944 stated “Noted newcomers to the Partick Thistle team today were Liddell, an RAF pal of Shankly, and Barrett, the West Ham centre-half.” Joseph played at the left back position in the 2-2 draw against Motherwell at Firhill that afternoon. His final known game for the Jags was a week later on 19th February 1944, when Thistle lost 2-0 against Hibernian at Easter Road. He picked up an ankle injury in that game which kept him out for the rest of the season and, indeed, he never re-appeared for the Jags. He continued to serve with the RAF at a Glasgow district station all the while, but was able to combine this with footballing, and signed with Kirkintilloch Rob Roy in early August 1944.

On account of his service during WWII, Joseph is included in our feature piece, The Partick Thistle returned →.

(DMAC/WS/AM)



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