Arthur Fisher

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
20-03-1889
N/A
Date unknown.
Douglas Bank Jrs
12-10-1912 v Widnes
Oldham
1919-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1912-1918
21 (0)
0
0
0
0

BIOGRAPHY

Arthur Fisher by SHS

Signed from Douglas Bank in the Wigan Junior League, Arthur played 21 matches for the Saints from October 1912 to April 1919. His first game for the club was in the league against Widnes, at Knowsley Road, when he appeared in the left wing position. Saints won 21-2, but Fisher did not get on the scoresheet. The match report in the St. Helens Newspaper was quite clear as to the potential weaknesses displayed by the youngster on his debut: “With regard to Fisher, he may be a very promising lad but it is no use pretending he is good enough for the First Team and the sooner Jimmy Flanagan is fit and well the better it will be. Fisher cannot play on the left wing, even if Flanagan is off, for the simple reason that he can only with his right hand and when he comes to give a pass to the inside man he has to put the ball into his right hand and throw it that way, a method which invariably results in forward passing”.

Indeed, the armchair critic’s assessment did have a ring of truth about it and Fisher did not play any further matches with the seniors during the campaign. Fast forward to 1913-14 and he becomes something of a utility man, playing in the forwards, including hooker. It may well be that Military Service intervened at some point, but by the time he played his final game for Saints, against Oldham in a second round Lancashire Cup tie at Watersheddings on 12th April 1919, he was in the back row, with Harry Briers. Can you help the SHS by supplying his photograph or any other personal or playing details?

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1912~13 0 0 0 1
1913~140 0 0 8
1914~150 0 0 7
1918~19 0 0 0 5
TOTALS:0 0 0 21
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
12th Oct 1912 W 5 Widnes L 1912~13 H 21 2 V
1st Jan 1914 D 9 Huddersfield L 1913~14 H 8 8 V
3rd Jan 1914 W 9 Hull L 1913~14 A 8 6 V
10th Jan 1914 W 9 Wakefield Trinity L 1913~14 H 12 5 V
17th Jan 1914 L 9 Barrow L 1913~14 A 5 24 V
31st Jan 1914 W 12 Dewsbury L 1913~14 A 12 11 V
2nd Feb 1914 L 8 Hull L 1913~14 H 7 15 V
21st Feb 1914 L 12 Warrington L 1913~14 H 8 22 V
28th Feb 1914 W 12 Wigan Highfield CC1 1913~14 H 27 4 V
31st Oct 1914 L 5 Broughton Rangers L 1914~15 H 5 6 V
7th Nov 1914 L 10 Bramley L 1914~15 A 16 22 V
6th Mar 1915 L 3 Dewsbury L 1914~15 A 3 13 V
20th Mar 1915 W 12 Leigh L 1914~15 H 14 8 V
5th Apr 1915 L 2 Hull L 1914~15 A 6 46 V
14th Apr 1915 L 13 Broughton Rangers L 1914~15 A 8 31 V
17th Apr 1915 L 2 Widnes L 1914~15 A 0 21 V
15th Mar 1919 W 12 Widnes L 1918~19 H 7 5 V
22nd Mar 1919 L 12 St. Helens Recs L 1918~19 A 0 18 V
29th Mar 1919 L 12 Leigh L 1918~19 A 0 9 V
5th Apr 1919 W 12 Warrington LC1 1918~19 H 11 5 V
12th Apr 1919 L 12 Oldham LC2 1918~19 A 8 16 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 21 OTHER 0 = 21
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 21
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