Joe Oliver (rugby league)
Joseph Oliver (birth unknown – death unknown), also known by the nicknames of "Joe", "The Points Machine", and "Old Faithful", was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, England, and Cumberland, and at club level for Huddersfield, Batley, Hull F.C. (two spells), and Hull Kingston Rovers, as a fullback, or centre, i.e. number 1, or 3 or 4 and was captain of Hull during the 1930–31, 1933–34, 1934–35, and 1935–36 seasons.
The Hull F.C club song 'Old Faithful' also comes from Joe Oliver's time at the club. Joe was nicknamed 'The Points Machine' and 'Old Faithful' by the clubs supporters, due to his consistent and prolific scoring rate. In 1933 when Gene Autry released his song about an 'old faithful' horse the fans adopted it for Joe. The song has adapted slightly since that time but can still be accredited to Joe's time at the club.
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- "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
- "Coaches and Captains". hullfc.com. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017.