While other club managers are satisfied to enjoy a brief rest after the lengthy American Soccer League schedule, Sam Marks, owner, manager and promoter of the Fall River Club, champions of the United States Football Cup competition, stole a march on his fellow associates and has a flock of new talent already signed for next year.
Fall River is one of the best soccer towns in the American loop, but unless the Marksmen produce their prestige is threatened. In the last several seasons, Marks has succeeded in field one of the best clubs in the country and realizing the whims of his cash customers leaves nothing undone to keep the team at a high standard.
Most prominent of the quartet is probably Harper, a Scottish Internationalist, who plays in goal. Harper was formerly with the Edinburgh Hibernians and was later sold to the Arsenals, of London, a first division English club.
Another highly touted European star who it is said will wear the colors of Fall River, is Manderson, a right fullback and Irish Internationalist. Manderson played with the Glasgow Rangers and according to new accounts was sold to the Bradford club, of England, for next year, but refused to sign. Just what disposition was or will be made to have him play with Fall River is somewhat of a quandary.
The quartet of newcomers is completed with Irvine, an Irish Internationalist, and Blair, both players inside forwards. The former played with Everton, first division English club, while Blair starred at an inside forward position with the Tottenham Hotspurs, of London.
Whether or not Marks will stop with this quartet has not been announced.