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 Jack BALMER 1946-1948 
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Name: John Balmer
Nickname: "Jack"


Country: :ENG: England
Club: Liverpool F.C.
Position: *CF, SS
Side: RF/BS
Age: 30-32 years (06/02/1916)

Height: 179 cm
Weight: 71 kg

Attack: 84
Defence: 38
Balance: 70
Stamina: 78
Top Speed: 81
Acceleration: 83
Response: 81
Agility: 84
Dribble Accuracy: 82
Dribble Speed: 81
Short Pass Accuracy: 80
Short Pass Speed: 75
Long Pass Accuracy: 77
Long Pass Speed: 75
Shot Accuracy: 85
Shot Power: 83
Shot Technique: 82
Free Kick Accuracy: 63
Curling: 69
Header: 68
Jump: 71
Technique: 85
Aggression: 86
Mentality: 76
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 79

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition: 6
Weak Foot Accuracy: 5
Weak Foot Frequency: 5
Consistency: 6
Growth type: Late/Peak

P05 - Mazing Run
P15 - Free Roaming

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Dribbling - Tactical Dribble - Scoring

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Attack Minded

Balmer was a centre forward or inside right. He spent his entire career at Liverpool, making 309 appearances from 1935 to 1952, scoring 110 goals. He was team captain from 1947 to 1950. A highly prolific scorer, extremely skillful and clever on the ball, Balmer was though criticised by the fans for his tendency to avoid physical contact and tackles no matter what, even if that costed him losing the ball. He once told in an interview that while he wasn’t a coward, he feared his opponent’s boots hitting his legs. In fact, he relied only on his skills that would make the crowd either amused or infuriated. Balmer was nothing like the old school centre forward who broke through hard defences by using physical strength. Nonetheless, he possessed pace, and was always ready to hit the ball to score. He was helpful in both orchestrating and finishing the offensive play, and he often scored with accurate and enough powerful shots from a diagonal position. Especially remembered for being the first ever Liverpool player to score three hat-tricks in consecutive matches, he did so against Portsmouth, Derby County and Arsenal. Against Portsmouth, he scored a penalty in the first half, and two diagonal shots from nearly the same position in nine minutes in the second half. In the game against Derby County, he actually scored four times in seventeen minutes, ─ three goals came in the second half ─ making the opposing defenders look particularly weak as he ran through them at his own will. Lastly, he scored a penalty in the first half against Arsenal before hitting the net two more times in seven minutes in the second half, once with a shot from 14 meters, and then with a shot from an angled position on the right.

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