Tag: Aston Villa

A presentation of football clubs 1903/04

During the 1903/04 season the “Sunderland Daily Echo” enlightened their readers with some great article features presenting many of the leading football club for that season. I have now collected all these feature articles and you will find links to the different articles further down in this article. […]

Thug admits attack on Robbie Fowler

Monday, July 31 – 2000 England football star Robbie Fowler was spared a courtroom ordeal yesterday after a man pleaded guilty to assaulting him in a hotel toilet. The Liverpool striker suffered a broken nose during the unprovoked attack after a match 16 months ago. Fowler, 25, was […]

Villa look to James

Tuesday, April 27 – 1999 Aston Villa head a queue of clubs ready to offer £2 million-rated David James a chance to re-launch his career. The Liverpool keeper’s fear he will be one of a number of departures from Anfield was confirmed at the weekend when he was […]

Dean Saunders is on his way to Villa

Wednesday, September 2 – 1992 Liverpool striker Dean Saunders is set to join Aston Villa today for £2,5m. Anfield boss Graeme Souness announced that the clubs had settled on a price after his side’s disappointing 1-1 home deadlock with Southampton last night. Said Souness: “We have agreed a […]

Ray Houghton to meet Ron Atkinson

Thursday, July 23 – 1992 Ron Atkinson reckons “petticoat power” could ruin his bid to sign Liverpool’s Republic of Ireland international Ray Houghton. Aston Villa’s boss is due to meet Houghton this morning. Vill and Chelsea have agreed a £900,000 fee but Atkinson said: “Houghton’s wife is a […]

Ray Houghton chase

Wednesday, July 22 – 1992 Chelsea and Aston Villa were last night locked in battle for the £900,000 signature of Liverpool midfielder Ray Houghton. He will fly home today from Liverpool’s Italian training camp to talk to both clubs, and his move could make way for Trevor Steven […]

Carter is rewarded for years of strife

Friday, January 11 – 1991 Jimmy Carter and Jamie Redknapp, Kenny Dalglish’s near £1,5 million Liverpool investment, took the rough and the smooth routes to Anfield. Millwall’s 25-old-year-old Carter, signed yesterday for £750,000, will be joined next week by 17 year-old Redknapp from Bournemouth. Jimmy Carter, Millwall. Those […]

Steve McManaman – What a boy!

Wednesday, December 5 – 1990 Lawrie McMenemy yesterday sent a message of hope to England’s aspiring youngsters by naming Liverpool unknown Steve McManaman in his Under-21 side tonight. “It proves you don’t have to be in somebody’s First Division team to earn recognition,” said the England No 2. […]

Six of the best from slick Luton

Wednesday, December 5 – 1990 Luton, unofficial football kings of plastic, took formal possession of the crown in Manchester last night. They ran away with the Guiness Soccer Six title by thumping Liverpool 4-0 in a one-sided final. Yet Anfield manager Kenny Dalglish can hardly be surprised his […]

Kenny’s stars in big cash bonanza

Monday, August 6 – 1990 Five Liverpool stars, including manager Kenny Dalglish, earned £200,000 or more last season. The League champions will this week reveal their latest title triumph cost them – with bonuses – more than £4m – a massive increase on just 12 months ago when […]

Wolves in for Ian Ross?

Saturday, July 20 – 1985 Former Liverpool and Villa defender Ian Ross, now coaching Icelandic club Valur, could become Wolves’ new manager, having been with the club when they won the old League Cup in 1980. (Daily Express, 20-07-1985)

The top men and their salaries

Tuesday, August 17 – 1982 What the top man get – an estimate of managers’ salaries in the First Division. Club Manager Salary Contract remaining Arsenal Terry Neill £35,000 3 years Aston Villa Tony Barton £25,000 3 years Birmingham Ron Saunders £40,000 3 year “roll on” Brighton Mike […]

Evans to Aston Villa

Friday, June 9 – 1972 Aston Villa yesterday ended their three-month chase for Alun Evans by signing the Liverpool forward for £70,000. Evans, Soccer’s first £100,000 teenager when he left Wolves in 1968, takes the Villa bill in the past twelve months tp £310,000. He told me: “I […]

Tony Hateley not for sale

Thursday, July 31 – 1969 Luton Town have made a bid of around £40,000 for Coventry striker Tony Hateley. I understand Coventry are not ready to part for less than £60,000. Te Sky Blues paid Liverpool around £80,000 for him. Hateley, who scored 23 goals in 11 matches […]

Tony Hateley transferred to Coventry City

Thursday, September 19 – 1968 Tony Hateley took just 85 minutes yesterday to become Britain’s first £300,000 footballer. Liverpool sold him to Coventry for £80,000. And that sends the total fees paid out for the 27-year-old centre forward spiraling to an all-time record. Hateley’s previous high priced moved […]

Liverpool swoop for Tony Hateley

Wednesday, June 28 – 1967 Chelsea last night sold centre forward Tony Hateley to Liverpool, for a little less than the £100,000 that they paid Aston Villa for him last October. The deal went through in a London hotel after Liverpool boss Bill Shankly and Hateley had travelled […]

Samuel Hardy (Sam Hardy) @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Sam Hardy on PlayUpLiverpool.com. About Sam Hardy: Born: August 26, 1883: in Newbold (Derbyshire), in England. Passed away: October 24, 1966: in Chesterfield (Derbyshire), in England. Nickname: Chuffer. Position: Goalkeeper. Height: 178 cm. (5ft. 9½in.); Weight: 76 kilos (12st.). Career: Newbold White Stars. Chesterfield Town. […]

Shankly woos Strong

Friday, November 6 – 1964 Liverpool steam into London tonight for transfer talks with £40,000 inside forward Geoff Strong of Arsenal. Arsenal have given Liverpool manager Bill Shankly and his directors permission to wine and dine Strong as they try to tempt him to Merseyside. And if the […]

Dave Hickson to Liverpool for £12,000

Friday, November 6 – 1959 This morning Everton’s fiery centre forward Dave Hickson signs for City rivals Liverpool. Fee: about £12,000, so Everton will have made a profit of £25,000 on the player. This is 28 year-old local boy Hickson’s fourth move. He first left Everton in 1955 […]

Villa wanted Liddell

Tuesday, December 30 – 1958 Joe Mercer, struggling Aston Villa’s new boss, made a dramatic attempt yesterday to sign Billy Liddell, 36, Liverpool’s Scottish international forward. But after contacting Merseyside, Mercer was told that Liverpool would not hear of parting with their famous veteran. So Liddell, now out […]

Peter Kyle – Liverpool Football Club

Kyle in media. About Peter Kyle: Born: 21-12-1878, in Cadder, in Scotland. Passed away: 19-01-1957, in Glasgow, in Scotland. Position: Centre forward. Height: 6 ‘ 0. Weight: Career: Linton Villa. Parkhead. Clyde, signed, 26-10-1898. ** Transferred to Liverpool for £100. Liverpool, signed, 01-05-1899; * eligible for Liverpool in […]