b. Arnold 21 November 1879
d. Basford (St Caths) 26 January 1950
Debut 29 February 1908 (28y 100d) Final Game 28 February 1914 (34y 99d)
First Goal 14 March 1908 Final Goal 22 February 1913
CAREER: Arnold;Osmaston;Heanor Town Feb'99;Nottingham Forest Feb'04 (£25);Brighton and Hove Albion May'05;Blackburn Rovers Feb'08;Stalybridge Celtic Jan’15.
HONOURS FL Ch (Blackburn Rovers) ’12.
FL 150 apps 11 gls
FAC 14 apps 3 gls
CS 1 app
Total 165 apps 14 gls et 60m
LC 15 apps 3 gls et 30m
Walter Anthony was the seventh of nine sons of Charles Anthony, a frame work knitter who lived near Nottingham. Charles might have had his own football team but his last child was a daughter. Work was hard to find in the knitting industry and the boys (including Walter) fund employment down the mines. However had had sufficient football talent to mean that he had only limited underground work. A stylish winger without great speed he joined the Rovers when the club were in strained circumstances and proved to be the best left winger they had fielded for a long time. A direct, uncomplicated player he helped improve the club enormously and gained a championship medal in 1912. His brothers, George and Henry, were county cricketers with Nottinghamshire.