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Ned Liddell
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Full name Edward Liddell
Date of birth 27 May 1878(1878-05-27)
Place of birth Sunderland, England
Date of death November 1969 (aged 91)
Place of death Redbridge, London, England
Playing position Wing half
Youth career
1901–1903 East End Black Watch
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1903 Whitburn 00? 0(?)
1904 Seaham White Star 00? 0(?)
1904–1905 Sunderland 000 0(0)
1905–1906 Southampton 001 0(0)
1906–1907 Gainsborough Trinity 009 0(0)
1907–1913 Clapton Orient 193 0(3)
1913–1914 Southend United 00? 0(?)
1914–1920 Arsenal 002 0(0)
Teams managed
1919–1920 Southend United
1920–1924 Queens Park Rangers
1929–1931 Fulham
1936–1938 Luton Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Edward "Ned" Liddell (27 May 1878 – November 1969) was an English football player, manager and scout. He played for a number of clubs at varying levels, and later managed four teams in league football.

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Playing career

Liddell was born in Sunderland and during his playing career, he played as a wing half for a number of clubs. He started off with East End Black Watch in 1901 before moving to Whitburn in 1903 and then Seaham White Star. After this he went on to play for Sunderland, Southampton, Gainsborough Trinity and Southend. In between he had his most successful spell as a player, at Clapton Orient, for whom he made over 200 appearances.

He ended his league career at Arsenal, joining the club in 1914. He played two league games in 1914–15, his debut coming against Hull City on 2 April 1915; he continued to play for the club during World War I and was a member of Arsenal's reserve team until his retirement in the 1920 close season.

Managerial career

In 1920 he was appointed manager of Southend and, although his tenure only lasted a year, he oversaw their rise into the football league. In 1920 he moved to Queens Park Rangers where he was manager for four years before returning to Southend as assistant manager. His next role was as chief scout for Fulham and he subsequently went on to become their third manager in five years when he took up the post in 1929, taking over from the same person as he had at Southend, Joe Bradshaw. He finished his career at Luton Town between 1936 and 1938. He continued to scout for other clubs up until his death at the age of 90.

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