The team is getting in order for the new season

Saturday, July 22 – 1893 Liverpool are quietly preparing for their next season’s work. The task will be much more arduous than hitherto. The executive have positively signed on William McOwen, Alex Rennie, Duncan McLean, Andrew Hannah, John McCartney, James McBride, Joe McQue, Malcolm McVean, Patrick Gordon, Matt […]

A fearful fall at Blackpool

Wednesday, July 12 – 1893 Yesterday morning a labourer named William Campbell, of Liverpool,  brother to W.C. Campbell, of Everton football fame, fell from the Eiffel Tower at Blackpool, which has now reached a height of 400 feet, and was killed immediately, his neck being broken. (Manchester Courier, […]

John Miller to Sheffield Wednesday

Monday, June 26 – 1893 The Liverpool Club are quietly preparing for next season, and the team, barring centre forward and possibly a full back is complete. John Miller has gone to Sheffield Wednesday, and unless Miller has dropped his price a lot, they must be paying him […]

Blackburn Rovers pay £100 for Whitehead

Friday, June 16 – 1893 The request of the Blackburn Rovers for the transference of James Whitehead, a smart little international forward player, belonging to the Accrington Football Club, has been compiled with on pavement of £100, which the Accrington committee will use to wipe off part of […]

The AGM of Liverpool and District FA

Thursday, June 8 – 1893 The annual general meeting of the Liverpool and District Football Association was held at the Neptune Hotel, Clayton-square last evening, for the transaction of business and view of the ensuing season. Mr. A.B. Hull, president, occupied the chair, and the attendance was fairly […]

The hot spot for pickpockets

Tuesday, June 6 – 1893 Favourite hunting grounds of pickpockets in Liverpool are the starting “depots” of the tramcars, especially on Saturdays and holidays, when there are frequent rushes for the vehicles, and passengers should keep this in mind and so protect their property. (Liverpool Mercury, 06-06-1893)

Liverpool’s fixture card 1893/94

Tuesday, June 6 – 1893 As announced a day or two ago, the Liverpool Club has been elected a member of the Second Division, and as this district will now furnish three clubs to the League there will be a very full succession of stirring events next winter. […]

The retirement of Mr. William Jackson

June 3, 1893 The announcement of Mr. William Jackson’s resignation came as a great surprise to Evertonians. Mr. Jackson has been associated with the Everton club almost from its infancy. He has seen some ups and downs in connection with the club, but has manfully kept his post. […]

Everton sack Stewart and Gordon

May 22, 1893 I was surprised to hear this week of the way the Everton Executive are treating their discarded players. Alex Stewart and Patrick Gordon are what is termed “sacked”, yet the Everton executive will not release them to enable them to look for another place. Surely […]

Tackled by William Barclay

May 20, 1893 When up at the Sandon on Saturday I was tackled by Mr William Barclay for referring to the disbandment of the Liverpool team a week ago. I am very sorry if I have given the public a wrong impression of the actual state of things. […]

Time for praise and celebration

May 20, 1893 The Lancashire League meeting at the headquarters of the Liverpool Club was a nice affair, and the visitors seemed to enjoy themselves. They would be queer mortals if they could not spend a jolly afternoon at the Sandon, for the bowling green, and the billiard […]

Death of the Nelson treasurer

May 20, 1893 The death of Mr. Richard Taylor, the treasurer of the Nelson Football Club, is greatly deplored, not only in football circles, but throughout the town generally. He took a lively interest in football and the club mourn his loss. (Lancashire Evening Post: May 20, 1893)

Darwen with a loss on the season

May 17, 1893 At the annual meeting of the Darwen Football Club last night, the secretary reported a loss on the season of over £300, the total debt being over £600. The loss was caused by the prolonged dispute in the cotton trade, and by the many friendly […]