Tag: Alf Hobson

Alfred Hobson (Alf Hobson) @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Alf Hobson on PlayUpLiverpool. About Alf Hobson: Born: September 29, 1913: in Leamside (Durham), in England. Passed away: February 21, 2004. Position: Goalkeeper. Height: 178 cm. (5ft. 10in.); Weight: 78 kilos (12st. 3lb.). Career: Ferryhill Athletic. Shildon Colliery. Liverpool: Signed, April, 1936. * 1936-37: 25-0 […]

Years bridged

Friday, August 31 – 1945 Liverpool will be bridging six years at Anfield tomorrow, for their team against Burnley looks pretty much the same as it did in those brief moments of league football we had in 1939. Only four of the 15 players from whom the directors, […]

Liverpool’s practice game

Wednesday, August 15 – 1945 Liverpool F.C. stage their first and only public practice game on Saturday at Anfield (3 pm=, when they mix up the seniors and reserve players, the first team forwards, being opposed to the major proportion of the senior defence. Teams from: – Reds. […]

Bert Hall transferred to Liverpool

May 28, 1945 With the closing of the football season Liverpool have solved the problem which has beenw worrying them ever since last August. They have signed another first-class goalkeeper to strengthen a position for which the only regular player has been the consistent Alf Hobson. Liverpool have […]

Liverpool v Blackpool 2-0 (League match: May 19, 1945)

May 19, 1945 Match: Football League, Northern Section, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:00. Liverpool – Blackpool 2-0 (1-0). Attendance: 16,807. Referee: Mr. A.C. Hall (Chester); linesmen: Messrs. Bostock and Cunningham. Liverpool (2-3-5): Alf Hobson, Jack Westby, Jimmy McInnes, Harry Kaye, Laurie Hughes, Jack Pilling, Billy Liddell, Berry Nieuwenhuys, Willie […]

Blackpool next at Anfield Road

May 18, 1945 Blackpool’s visit for Anfield’s senior finale tomorrow coincides with a remarkable revival on the part of the “glamour team” of the war. Blackpool’s previous visits here have been on cup business, and, in turn, they have ousted Everton and the Reds, but Liverpool should get […]

Billy Liddell is fit again

May 17, 1945 Billy Liddell, Liverpool Scottish international forward, who has been out of the game some weeks with pulled muscles, has reported fit and is a certain starter for Liverpool against Blackpool at Anfield on Saturday. The defence will not show any change, but there are plenty […]

Liverpool must win at Oldham

May 11, 1945 Liverpool must win at Boundary Park against Oldham if they are to retain title interest. The loss of even one point will put paid to their hopes more or less. Still, the Reds showed sufficient in last week’s clash to indicate a victory, provided the […]

Oldham Athletic next at Anfield

May 4, 1945 Chief interest centres on our local clubs, and Liverpool should make no mistake about improving their position when they meet Oldham Athletic at Anfield tomorrow. This will be a welcome visit for the ‘Latics have not played here this season. Oldham are a tough side, […]

Liverpool’s forward failings

April 30, 1945 Reason for Liverpool s surprising defeat at Chesterfield can be traced to forward failing. Had the attack functioned with the same accuracy as  the defence the Reds would still be in the Cup. I say this while appreciating that in the first half the Reds’ […]

Tough encounter await Liverpool F.C.

April 27, 1945 Last week this time Liverpool looked comfortable favourites for the Cup at 9 to 4, but their disappointing display against Chesterfield at Anfield has changed the outlook, and Liverpool have lost their position of favourites, now being joint with Wolves at 3 to 1. Liverpool […]

Liverpool to make offer for Jack Westby

Monday, April 23 – 1945 Liverpool have decided to make an offer to Blackburn Rovers for the transfer of Jack Westby, the tall, big hearted half-back whom Liverpool have converted into a high powerful right-back. The size of the offer will be decided at Wednesday’s meeting of the […]

Liverpool bid for FA Cup fame

April 20, 1945 Main interest centres in Liverpool’s bid to make Chesterfield’s blend of youth and experience, so carefully nursed by Mr. Norman Bullock, go the way of Everton and Manchester City. A week ago I was full of confidence that the Reds were rightly in the position […]

Big rush for Anfield tickets

Wednesday, April 18 – 1945 There was a big run on the tickets for Liverpool’s cup-tie with Chesterfield due for Anfield on Saturday, and early application is advices to avoid disappointment. Although no seats are being reserved individually a seat is guaranteed with every ticket. Chesterfield are co-operating […]

Liverpool won by waiting

Monday, April 16 – 1945 Liverpool’s triumph over Manchester City 3-1, Maine-road (aggregate 6-1), was a fine example of the win-by-waiting policy. There was pre-match plan, but the Reds adapted themselves with refreshing facility to circumstances; pursued the right policy; wore down the lively opposition; and then .. […]