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George Page (centre-forward) 1906-07

Born: London, 1883

George Page spent his early playing days as an amateur centre-forward with non-League Cheshunt, and earned some good reviews, but he failed to make the most of two loan spells with Tottenham Hotspur.

He was signed by Second Division Leeds City in November 1906 as a replacement for David Wilson who tragically died during a game with Burnley a few days earlier. Page was playing as an amateur with Redhill at the time and had already tried out in City's reserves against Newcastle reserves in a North Eastern League match. He was in the right place at the right time to benefit from City's misfortune.

Page made his City debut at Chesterfield on 3 November, but missed a golden opportunity to score when he shot over the bar with the keeper out of position. He fired wide a couple of minutes later when he again had an open goal. He improved in the second half and "settled down to his work in splendid style," according to Nimrod in the Leeds Mercury, though he saw one terrific drive well saved.

Page failed to register a goal in four appearances for City, prompting the club to sign Billy McLeod from Lincoln City. McLeod became one of the most reliable goalscorers in the entire Football League over the next decade while Page was left to languish in the Peacocks' reserves.

He departed Elland Road at the end of the season to return to Redhill, where he ended his career.