Tag: Army

Obituary – Cliff Lloyd

Wednesday, January 12 – 2000 Footballer whose biggest victory came after he hung up his boots Cliff Lloyd, who has died aged 83, made a mark in two areas of football – first as a reliable, competent fullback in Fulham’s second division team just after the war, and […]

Neil McBain – Liverpool Football Club

Born: November 15 – 1895, in Campbelltown, in Scotland. Passed away: May 13 – 1974. Position: Centre half or inside left. Height: 5 ‘ 8. Weight: 12 ‘ 3. Career: Campbelltown Academicals, 1912. * Trial with Hamilton Academicals, 1913. Ayr United, signed, May 30 – 1914. ** Neil […]

Pte. Ron Yeats wanted

Tuesday, June 13 – 1961 Yeovil 1421 – hone number of an Army camp in Somerset – will buzz with £30,000 Soccer talk this week. Subject: Ron Yeats, R.A.S.C. private and giant centre-half of Scottish First Division club Dundee United, who is fancied by Chelsea, Manchester United, and […]

Everton F.C.: The annual meeting of 1959

June 18, 1959 Mr. Carey calms the storm at Everton meeting Everton’s annual general meeting last night was marked by a storm of protest from shareholders over the decision to change their traditional block of seats in the Bullens Road stand at Goodison Park, quelled eventually by a […]

Liverpool staff list for 1956-57

Saturday, August 18 – 1956 Signed as professional Height Weight Birthplace Previous club Alan A’Court September 24 – 1952 5 ‘ 8 1/2 10 ‘ 4 Rainhill Prescot Cables Eric Anderson January 8 – 1952 5 ‘ 8 1/2 9 ‘ 12 Manchester Army Alan Arnell March 22 […]

Frank Christie nets the winner

Saturday, October 24 – 1953 When Frank Christie was transferred from Liverpool to East Fife in January 1951 for £8,000 he little realised that one day he would be a last-minute goal-scoring hero of a cup final. Reason for Frank’s transfer was to tighten up the half-back-line in […]

My stars – David Underwood

Monday, September 7 – 1953 Roy Peskett’s Monday morning selection of stars in Saturday’s games. Another goalkeeper (for Watford) who, although beaten four times at Northampton, save two penalties from Fred Ramscar. Signed from Queen’s Park Rangers two seasons ago, London-born, and live with his wife and child […]

Teams for the practice match

Thursday, August 14 – 1952 Liverpool supporters will not see Hugh Gerhardi, the club’s recent signing from South Africa, in Saturday’s public practice game at Anfield. It is felt that Gerhardi has not yet had sufficient time to get himself thoroughly acclimated, and he has accordingly been omitted […]

Sammy Shields signs for Liverpool

Tuesday, May 3 – 1949 Cowdenbeath last night transferred young inside right Sammy Shields to Liverpool. Shields has been two seasons at Central Park, and has also appeared at outside right and centre. He is due to be demobbed from the Army on May 18. During his service […]

Christie to report back to Liverpool

Monday, April 11 – 1949 Frank Christie, former St. Johnstone Y.M. inside forward, has been demobbed from the Army. Frank has reported back to Liverpool and is getting his hand in the Central League side. He was on loan to Forfar Athletic for a spell three years ago. […]

Christie for Forfar Athletic again

Thursday, September 4 – 1947 Forfar Athletic have provisionally signed G. Massie, centre-half, from Aberdeen Hall & Co. Also included in this week’s team is Frank Christie, who was a firm favourite at Station Park before he went to the Army. Frank has been playing for an Army […]

Schoolmaster and a war-hero

Thursday, August 29 – 1946 Len Carney, fair-haired schoolmaster crashes into big-time football when he plays for Liverpool against Sheffield United at Bramall-Lane. He played a few League games before he joined the Army, but so sensationally did he play in the trial match that he is preferred […]

Billy Liddell selected for Scotland

January 24, 1946 An entirely new forward line from that which played for Scotland against Belgium yesterday was selected after the game for the international with Ireland at Windsor Park, Belfast, on February 9. In defence Campbell (Morton) comes in at right half for his namesake Campbell (Clyde). […]

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 […]

Parading the ball

Saturday, August 25 – 1945 A word comes to me via Donald McCulloch, another young Rugby star; “The lads out here have not stopped talking of Liverpool F.C.’s visit to Germany – and it took place three weeks ago. It was like Wembley, but it was all free. […]

BLA 21st Army XI v Liverpool 3-3 (Friendly)

Sunday, July 29 – 1945 Match: Friendly, at Hannover. BLA 21st Army XI – Liverpool 3-3 (1-2). Attendance: 35,000. BIA 21st Army XI (2-3-5): Ted Sagar (Everton), Dennis Westcott (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Jimmy Hagan (Sheffield United), McCabe (Middlebrough), Rockaby (Middlesbrough), Eggleston (Sheffield Wednesday), Blenkinsop (Leeds United) +4. Liverpool (2-3-5): […]

Everton P.O.W. Fred Sweeney home

May 1, 1945 Fred Sweeney Everton’s winger, who played several first team games in the early days of the war, is now home after eighteen months in a Germany P.O.W camp. So far Everton on have had no word as to the whereabouts of Johnny Lyon and Bill […]

Manchester United player wounded in action

Saturday, April 7 – 1945 Private George Gladwin, the Manchester United half-back, has been wounded in the right leg while fighting in Burma with the Royal Berkshire Regiment. This news has been received by his wife and mother who live in Worksop. Gladwin played for Doncaster Rovers before […]