Andrew Hannah in the lion’s den

Wednesday, November 22 – 1893 Andrew Hannah, captain of the Liverpool Football Club, the other evening entered the den of forest-bred lions and lionesses in Wombwell’s Royal Menagerie, exhibiting at Walton Breck-road, Anfield. The act was to decide a wager, and Messrs. Wombwell, upon Hannah completing his enterprise, […]

Broken collar bone for Jimmy Ross

Monday, November 20 – 1893 In the Sheffield United v. Preston North End League match at Bramall-lane, Sheffield, yesterday, Willie Hendry (Sheffield United) dislocated his knee, and Jimmy Ross (Preston North End) had his collar bone broken again. (Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough, 21-11-1893)

Weak forward play by Liverpool

November 13, 1893 Liverpool did not show up against Walsall as well as was anticipated. The low position of the latter warranted the general public in believing that the “Dicky Sams” were capable of snuffing their opponents out, but, as in most instances, when an easy thing is […]

Death of a Stoke player

Wednesday, November 8 – 1893 Jack Proctor, a well-known footballer, who has been playing half-back in the Stoke League team, died yesterday after a week’s illness, from inflammation of the lungs. Proctor, who was 22 years of age, learned his football with the Dresden United, and afterwards played […]

Liverpool now receiving loyal support

November 6, 1893 A numerous and hearty assembly awaited the reappearance of the Liverpool team at Anfield after their signal success of the past month, and right royally did they demonstrate their pleasure at the team’s prosperity. The splendid attendance goes to prove that the Anfield club are […]

Suspensions for rough players

Tuesday, October 31 – 1893 We are been officially informed that the commission which sat at Derby last Thursday suspended Caesar Jenkyns, of Small Heath, for four weeks, for improper conduct in the match Small Heath v. Liverpool; and Robert Donaldson, George Perrins, and John Clements, of Newton […]

The FA and rough play

Thursday, October 26 – 1893 A sub-committee of the Football Association met at Derby last evening, Mr. Clegg, presiding, to consider a report of Mr. Tranter, the referee in a League match, Newton Heath v Derby County, in which serious allegations of rough play were made against Newton […]

New players at Anfield

October 23, 1893 In view of contingencies the Liverpool committee have been on lookout for players, and last week signed on Douglas Dick, late of Third Lanark, one of the best outside right wing players in Scotland, and Harry Bradshaw,  late of Northwich Victoria, both of whom will […]

Marriage of a footballer

Wednesday, October 18 – 1893 Yesterday afternoon the marriage of David Hannah the well-known footballer, with Miss Gibson, took place at the John Black Memorial Church, North Bridge-street. John Harvie acted as best man for his club mate, and the bride was given away by her father. The […]

Patrick Gordon involved in three goals

Monday, October 16 – 1893 Fast, fierce, and furious are the three best adjectives to describe the meeting of the two champions Liverpool and Small Heath. In accordance with the reputation of the clubs, “record” gate awaited their appearance. There was little to choose between the teams, the […]

A grand game by Jimmy Stott

Monday, October 9 – 1893 Liverpool still continue the even tenour of their way in a manner which must be gratifying to all true footballers. Their record reflects the greatest credit both upon the management of the club and the team, and it is to be hoped the […]