Been on the board containing everybody's past memories of the Reds. I described the day in 1952 when I met Tommy Taylor at Belle Vue. I couldn't help but see a posting from Stevemfc1885 about a goalkeeper the Reds had in the late 40's re - John " Jack" Allan. Can't see where anybody gave him some information but I've managed to find some info about him for Steve. He was born in September 1931 in Amble ( North-East). Looks as though throughout his time (1949-53) he was used as cover when other keepers re- Harry Hough and Jack Walls were crocked. He was 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighed 12 stone. He made his debut against Leeds United on 1st March 1952 playing his last game in the return fixture on 18th October. After a total of 11 appearances between 1951 and 53 he made a total of 11 first team appearances. He was released on a free transfer at the end of the 52/53 campaign.