Tag: amateur

School teacher and centre-forward

Thursday, September 3 – 1903 Sydney Smith, the Liverpool amateur centre-forward, who is a public school teacher, looks like schooling himself into a League pivot. It will be something unusual to find both Everton and Liverpool boasting a full-hedged amateur in League warfare. (Edinburgh Evening News, 03-09-1903)

Alan Bentham – Liverpool Football Club

Bentham in media. About Alan Bentham: Born: September 12 – 1940, in Wavertree (Liverpool), in Lancashire. Position: Right back. Height: 5 foot, 8 inches (173 cm). Weight: 10 stones – 7 pounds (67 kilos). Career: Wrexham and District Schools. Liverpool Schools. Liverpool, amateur, signed, May 25 – 1956. […]

The men of Anfield…

Saturday, October 19 – 1968 Liverpool are a star team, consisting of star players. Every man wearing the Liverpool colours this afternoon is a player of established reputation, but there has been one departure from the team that opposed us in that Fifth Round FA Cup replay at […]

Furnell to the Gunners

Thursday, November 21 – 1963 Arsenal manager Billy Wright swooped on Merseyside in a dawn plane yesterday and signed Jim Furnell, 25-year-old Liverpool reserve goalkeeper, in a £16,000 bid to tighten the defence and win the League championship. “We couldn’t go on without an experienced goalkeeper,” Wright told […]

Doug Rudham turns professional

Friday, August 19 – 1955 Doug Rudham, Liverpool goalkeeper who has been playing as an amateur under agreement with the South African F.A., yesterday signed as a professional. He plays his first game as a professional against Nottingham Forest today. (Daily Express, 20-08-1955)

Young Tony Rowley await his debut

Tuesday, April 6 – 1954 If Liverpool can field their strongest side for the remaining League matches they still have a faint chance to avoid relegation. Despite that Mr. Don Welsh, their manager, is prepared to give Tony Rowley, 20, his League debut in the vital match against […]

Liverpool will not be underrated

Friday, December 11 – 1953 It will be no “push over” for Pompey at Fratton Park when they meet Liverpool tomorrow. The Merseysiders, too, were among those lowly teams who caused such League surprise last week. Fortunately, there is no feeling among the Fratton Park players that here […]

FA Youth Contest Final (Alan Arnell)

Friday, May 30 – 1952 Sussex Minors will make history tomorrow (Saturday) when they visit the Everton ground at Goodison Park to play Liverpool County Minors in the first leg of the FA County Youth Championship final. The second leg will be played at the Goldstone Ground, Hove, […]

Peter Kippax joins Preston North End

Thursday, October 12 – 1950 Peter Kippax, the England Amateur International left-winger who gained a Cup Final medal with Burnley in 1947, has joined Preston North End as an amateur. Kippax plays for Northern Counties in the Amateur International Trial at Romford on Saturday. (Gloucestershire Echo, 12-10-1950)