Tag: Alex Stevenson

Ireland v Scotland 2-0 (International)

Saturday, October 4 – 1947 International, British Championships, at Windsor Park, Belfast. Ireland – Scotland 2-0 (1-0). Attendance: 52,000. Referee: Mr. T. Smith (Atherstone). Ireland (2-3-5): Ted Hinton (Fulham); Con Martin (Leeds United), Tommy Aherne (Belfast Celtic), William Walsh (Manchester City), Jack Vernon (West Bromwich Albion, captain), Peter […]

Everton v Liverpool: A deserved draw

December 31, 1945 Liverpool’s great rally. Once again Liverpool demonstrated their magnificent fighting quality when they snatched victory from Everton by a ten minute drive at the end of the game, which produced two goals to offset the pair Everton had taken earlier on. It certainly appeared that […]

The Reds do it again

December 31, 1945 Saturday’s big crowd at Goodison Park had thrills in plenty and again saw a fighting Liverpool battle back against the odds and pull the game out of the fire. This is getting a habit with the Reds in Liverpool matches. The crowd of 60,926 was […]

All set for some thrilling games

Thursday, March 29 – 1945 At Goodison Park on Saturday, Everton and Liverpool renew their struggle to go a stage further in the money spinning League Cup tourney. This game may well set up a new war-time record for Goodison attendance. The best so far is 45,820 for […]

International stars for Cup Derby

Thursday, March 29 – 1945 There will be right and possibly nine internationals in the great Goodison Park send off to the Easter holiday football programme of two matches in three days. Everton include in their side against Liverpool in the second “leg” of their North War Cup […]

Sensations at Goodison Park

Monday, March 26 – 1945 For sensations I look to next Saturday’s second “leg” of the Everton-Liverpool’ North Cup game. The Reds go out a goal to the good, although at one time at Anfield on Saturday I thought it would have been three. The Reds will rejoice […]

Tomorrow’s Anfield Cup-tie

Friday, March 23 – 1945 As they look round the terraces at Anfield tomorrow, where a crowd of at least 25,000 and maybe much more, will represent about £2,500 in hard cash. I can imagine Liverpool and Everton directors humming that old familiar refrain. “The More We Are […]

Three derbies in a row

Monday, March 19 – 1945 Now a few points regarding the Anfield cup-tie, which will be the first of three big local “Derby” games in succession. We go to Anfield this week, to Goodison Park the following week, and then to Anfield on Easter Monday for the Liverpool […]

England XI for Belgium trip

Wednesday, March 14 – 1945 Fifteen star footballers from Britain – 13 English, one Scottish and one Irish – are included in the party of Services players which the FA are taking to the Continent next week for two England v Belgium matches at venues to be announced […]

Everton’s easy win

Monday, February 19 – 1945 Ever since Bobby Jones broke his leg against Liverpool, ill-luck has dogged Southport in nearly all their games against this city’s senior sides. Their visit to Goodison Park on Saturday was no exception, for after half an hour play Laurie Hodgson, their left-half […]

Foundation of success

Monday, February 12 – 1945 It’s an old Axton that a strong half back line is a first requirement of a successful side. That was the rock on which Liverpool’s success was built. It’s a long time since I saw Harry Kaye serve up such a great exhibition; […]

Liverpool’s “derby” experiment plan

Friday, February 9 – 1945 Liverpool may repeat an experiment which showed such a success last season, when they face Everton in the return North Cup qualifying Competition “Derby” at Anfield tomorrow. This is the playing of Scottish international right back, Jim Harley, at outside right. Manager George […]

Maurice Lindley returns for Everton

Wednesday, February 7 – 1945 Maurice Lindley will be at centre-half for Everton against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday – his first appearance since January 6. Tommy Jones injured his ankle when slipping in the dark on Saturday evening. Lawton’s return for Cec Wyles is the only other […]

Easy for Everton

Monday, February 5 – 1945 Liverpool’s handicap Everton beat Liverpool 4-1 at Goodison in a game which fell short of anticipation for it failed to provide the keenness and enthusiasm which had been associated with many previous games between the sides. Everton were easily the superior side, and […]