Tag: Arthur Riley

The team behind the team

Sunday, December 30 – 1979 They wear red, but they trade in the gold and silver of success … Liverpool F.C., feared, formidable giants of British football. And into the ‘eighties they go … as well-equipped and as hungry for prizes as they have been throughout the decade […]

Liverpool get Hugh Gerhardi’s signature

Friday, August 1 – 1952 Manager Don Welsh, of Liverpool, to-day signed on, at Southampton, 19-years-old Hugh Gerhardi, a wing-half from Thistle F.C. of Durban, South Africa. Gerhardi was recommended to Liverpool by Mr. Billy Butler, the former Bolton Wanderers’ player who is a personal friend of Manager […]

Liverpool at Crewe Alexandra

March 21, 1940 Liverpool visit Crewe Alexandra in a Western Regional game and another good display is anticipated. A number of changes have been made in the Anfield eleven. The full strength at the command at the club is expected for the home games with Wrexham and Bolton […]

Jack Balmer returns for Liverpool

March 1, 1940 Everton and Liverpool, already engaged to meet in one cup semi-final, have a great chance tomorrow of coming together in a cup-final. Both will be on cup duty tomorrow in an interesting day of soccer embracing various cup matches, Regional games, “friendly” games, and the […]

All-British XI with Riley and Busby

Monday, January 22 – 1940 The following players were chosen, yesterday, to take part in the Football League v. All-British Red Cross match at Bradford on Saturday: – Football League – Ted Sagar (Everton); Bert Sproston (Manchester City), Catlin (Sheffield Wednesday); Willingham (Huddersfield Town), Stan Cullis (Wolverhampton Wanderers), […]

England v The Army (International, January 20, 1940)

January 20, 1940 Match: War time international at Selhurst Park. England – The Army 4-3 (3-3). Attendance: 10,057; gate receipts: £558. Referee: Mr. A.J. Jewell. England (2-3-5): Sam Bartram (Charlton Athletic), Joe Bacuzzi (Fulham), Eddie Hapgood (Arsenal), Jack Crayston (Arsenal), Bernard Harper (Barnsley), Wilf Conning (Leeds United), Stanley […]

British Army team to meet France

Wednesday January 3 – 1940 The British Army football team to meet the French Army in Paris on February 11 includes 10 Internationals and an English Test cricketer. The team is: – Arthur Riley (Liverpool); Bert Sproston (Manchester City), Andy Beattie (Preston North End); Harry Goslin (Bolton Wanderers), […]

Liverpool win at Deepdale.

January 1, 1940 Busby’s part in the victory. Liverpool’s 3-1 victory at Preston was something in the nature of a minor miracle. The losers included all those well-known names – many of them internationals – and Liverpool had six first teamers off duty, but that did not alter […]

Out for “the double”

Friday, December 29 – 1939 Preston North End will be anxious to complete a friendly “double” over Liverpool at Deepdale. The clubs met a couple of weeks at Anfield and North End won by the only goal Preston, I am assure, were rather flattered by that win, but […]

Welcome home

Friday, December 22 – 1939 Liverpool will be without some of their leading players for the game against New Brighton, but that will not detract from the interest in the game, for prominent players are included in the Rakers’ eleven. There will be certainly be a warm “welcome […]

Liverpool team changes

Thursday, December 21 – 1939 Liverpool have to make several changes for their Western Regional match against New Brighton at Anfield on Saturday. Of the attack which opposed Preston, last week, only Van den Berg remains. The club hopes to have some of the regular first team men […]

Cyril Done to lead the Liverpool attack

December 14, 1939 Cyril Done, who scored seven goals for Liverpool Reserves against Blackpool Reserves last week, will lead the Liverpool attack against Preston North End at Anfield on Saturday (kick-off: 2:20 p.m.). There are two other changes. Ramsden is fit again, and S. Eastham takes the places […]

8,000 “thanks”

Friday, December 8 – 1939 Our Thanks to the city seniors. They could hardly have put more into the game if there had been a 50,000 crowd, £2 worth of bonus, and the usual £2 per week behind it all. It was a good draw and Everton would […]

Liverpool team changes for Stoke

December 6, 1939 Liverpool are forced to make one change for their match against Stoke City at Stoke on Saturday. George Paterson will be at inside-left in place of international Jack Balmer, who is ill and in hospital for treatment.  Jim Harley, Liverpool’s Scottish full-back has joined the […]

Going home

Saturday, December 2 – 1939 David Murray, former Everton footballer and one of the South Africans who went to Goodison Park, is back in the city. Dave has decided to go back to South Africa, and is now waiting to sail. During recent years Dave has been in […]

Big Merseyside “derby” at Anfield

Friday, December 1 – 1939 The old Merseyside football “Derby” day spirit will be recaptured tomorrow when Liverpool and Everton meet at Anfield in their first competitive fixture of the season. This will be a Western Regional match which should produce a grand struggle. Already – at Anfield. […]