Tag: captain

Bombshell from Bob Paisley

Friday, January 1 – 1982 Liverpool manager Bob Paisley dropped a bombshell yesterday by taking the captaincy from Phil Thompson and handing it to Graeme Souness for today’s FA Cup tie at Swansea. Paisley says: “You have to explore every avenue and I’m taking the captaincy off Phil […]

Spion Kop almost started rioting

Saturday, April 30 – 1977 Match: Football League, 1st Division, at Anfield. Liverpool – Ipswich Town 2-1 (0-0). Attendance: 56,044 Referee: Mr. P. Willis. Liverpool: Ray Clemence, Phil Neal, Joey Jones, Tommy Smith, Ray Kennedy, Emlyn Hughes, Kevin Keegan, Jimmy Case, Steve Heighway (sub, David Fairclough, 44), David […]

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 […]

Soccer future in doubt

Tuesday, August 6 – 1968 There’s a big question mark over the soccer future of former Liverpool player Kevin Lewis, one of the most popular players in South African football. Lewis, captain and right half of the League leaders Cape Town City, has played in less than half […]

Preparing for the Worcester Cup-tie

Wednesday, January 7 – 1959 The match that has turned Worcester into a Cup-crazy City is in danger. Rain threatens to wash out their glamour Third Round clash with Second Division giants Liverpool on Saturday. The Worcester pitch is already waterlogged. If there is more heavy rain or […]

Liverpool F.C. appointments

Tuesday, August 2 – 1955 Mr. McInnes becomes secretary and Bill Liddell captain Liverpool F.C. directors, holding their first meeting of the new season last night, appointed Mr. James McInnes as secretary in succession to the late Mr. J.C. Rouse, chose Billy Liddell as captain, and re-elected Messrs. […]

Liverpool injuries may cook their goose

Wednesday, December 23 – 1953 With the Christmas Football rush only forty-eight hours away, Liverpool, floundering at the bottom of Division One, have three more players on their already heavy casualty list including Dave Underwood, the goalkeeper signed for £7,000 only last week. Underwood came out of his […]

Willie Fagan for Weymouth

Monday, July 14 – 1952 Willie Fagan, whom Liverpool placed on the open-to-transfer list at the end of last season, is to become player-manager of Weymouth, members of the Southern League in which they were runners’ up last season. He has been negotiated with them for some time, […]

Spare a thought for Paisley

Friday, April 28 – 1950 Spare a thought for those unfortunate Arsenal and Liverpool ex-regulars who will be among the spectators when the Cup Final teams turn out into Wembley’s vast arena to-morrow afternoon. Most disappointed man of all must surely be the Lancashire club’s left half, Bob […]

Alex Raisbeck left behind £276 18s

Thursday, September 1 – 1949 Mr. Alexander Galloway Raisbeck, of 19, Bingley Road, Anfield, Liverpool, an official “scout” for Liverpool F.C., formerly secretary-manager for Halifax Town, Chester and Bristol City, a director of Hamilton Academicals, captain of Partick Thistle and of Liverpool and a Scottish international between 1900 […]

“Baby hurt” SOS

Tuesday, March 25 – 1947 Throwing an overcoat over his Soccer kit the Liverpool captain, Jack Balmer, hurried from Cup-tie training yesterday. He had just received a message from his wife that their eighteen-month-old son Colin had been scaled. Manager George Kay drove to his home where they […]

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 […]