The Globe -- Bethlehem
Thursday, September 16, 1926
SOCCER PLAYERS TO CARRY NUMBERS
Steel Management Decides on Aid to Spectators Identifying Men
SPECULATION ON LINE-UP

Soliciting suggestions from the soccer boosters and other fans to add to the convenience of the patrons who assemble on Leigh Field this season to see the Bethlehem soccer team in action against league and cup rivals, the management will introduce a feature in the Fall River game on Saturday afternoon that should be heartily approved by the fans.

To Number Player

Taking cognizance of the fact that there will probably be many players in the Bethlehem lineup who are making their debut before home fans, the management has decided to number all of the players and this custom will be carried throughout the season. Corresponding numbers will appear on the program so that the fans will experience little difficulty in identifying the men.

The Bethlehem management has asked Fall River to do likewise, but as yet has received no assurance that it will be done. However, with the positions of the visitors designated on the program that will prove an aid in identifying the individuals.

There is considerable speculations among local fans as to the lineup for t he Fall River game. Opinions are varied with some favoring the veteran lineup of last season intact, while others are of the opinion that the inclusion of some of the new men might be an advantage.

Edwards Likely at Goal

Of the new men, Dave Edwards is certain to be at goal. A vacancy at one of the fullback positions will probably be the real problem to solve. The veteran Bill Allen is certain on one of the berths with a choice for the other to be made between Dave Eadie, the former Canadian star, and Jim Barrie, until recently with the Queens park, First Division Scottish League club.

For all of the other positions the club is well fortified and when double headers exist will probably alternate with a complete set in each game. There is no doubt relative to Stark for with the recent release of Wyte, formerly of Brooklyn, the major portion of the work at the pivot position is forecast for the premier center in the league. However, Stark is big and strong and not once did he wilt under the strenuous league and cup program campaigned last season.


1926-1927
Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club