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The only Burnley player to ever score a double hat-trick in a
7-1 win over Birmingham City in April 1926, Louis Page wasn't
even a striker, and was very upset before the game, after
being named as the front man, although I doubt he was as
Burnley had come unstuck in the 1926/27 season when a change to
the off side rule, threw the game in to chaos for a small period of
time, Burnley were one of the teams who suffered most during the
reorganisation after the rule change. The Clarets had suffered a
number of heavy defeats during the season, which was
uncharacteristic after the
Boyle, Halley and Watson years. But it was
during this season where a winger played as a striker against his will
score a double hat-trick.

Louis Page was born on 27 March 1899,
and played football with Sudley Juniors,
Everton and South Liverpool, before
signing a professional contract with
Stoke City. where he made over 100
league appearances before he moved
to Burnley. In the same move, Burnley's
ex England International Jack Tresadern
moved in the opposite direction to
become Northampton's player manager

In Louis Pages' first season at Turf Moor, the winger out scored the
great
George Beel, no small feat. He gained 7 England caps all
during 1927, and even scored for his country in a 9-1 win over
Belgium.

On the fateful day in April 1926, Louis Page was said to be very
angry at being played at the striker against Birmingham, record goal
scorer
Beel had been left out by the manager Albert Pickles, but
Page justified his selection as the centre forward by scoring 6 goals.

His goals couldn't keep Burnley in the First Division though, and the
Clarets were relegated in 1930. In March 1932, Louis Page signed
for Manchester United, but only lasted 7 months, before he moved
on again, this time to Port Vale, and then on to Yeovil & Petters
United as a player manager.

He the managed Newport County and then Swindon Town, where he
knocked Burnley out of the FA Cup in 1948. His ls management job
was at Chester, before becoming a scout for Leicester City

Louis Page died on 12 October 1959 at Birkenhead Hospital after a
short illness
Louis Page
Name:
Louis Page
Born:
27 March 1899 @ Kirkdale
Burnley Appearances:
248
Burnley Goals:
111
International Caps:
7 (1 goal) England
Other Teams:
Stoke City
Northampton Town
Burnley
Manchester United
Port Vale
Yeovil & Petters United