Tag: Celtic

Obituary: Bert Slater

Wednesday, July 26 – 2006 Bert Slater Goalkeeper with Falkirk, Liverpool, Dundee and Watford Born: 5 May 1936 in Musselburgh. Died: 21 July 2006 in Brechin, aged 70. Although he won the Scottish Cup with Falkirk and a Second Division championship medal with Liverpool, it is his endeavours […]

Kenny’s tears of pain

Friday, February 22 – 1991 Kenny Dalglish fought back tears yesterday as he left his Merseyside kingdom. Ten days before his 40th birthday the player who won almost every honour in the game with Celtic and Liverpool before transferring his genius to the manager’s desk, told a stunned, […]

John McMenemy @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about John McMenemy on PlayUpLiverpool.com. About John McMenemy: Born: February 9 – 1908, Glasgow, Scotland. Passed away: February 5 – 1983, Glasgow, Scotland. Position: Inside forward. Height: 168 cm. (5ft. 6in.); Weight: 67 kilos (10st. 6lb.). Career: St. Anthony’s. St. Rochs. Celtic, signed, November 30 – […]

Alan Kennedy signs for Liverpool

Monday, August 14 – 1978 Alan Kennedy, 23-year-old Newcastle defender, joins Liverpool this morning. The £300,000 signing will make his first appearance for the European champions against Celtic in tonight’s testimonial match for Jock Stein. (Daily Mail, 14-08-1978)

The man with every top player on his books

Wednesday, January 4 – 1978 Each Saturday, an average of 550,000 football fans swarm through the turnstiles of Britain’s soccer stadiums. Millions more watch soccer on the box. They have their heroes and their villains. They are bombarded daily by the rumoured value of their favourite players, yet […]

Dalglish replaces Keegan at Anfield

Wednesday, August 10 – 1977 Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool’s £440,000 buy from Celtic, last night got the best sort of welcome to Anfield he could possibly expect. For it came from Kevin Keegan the £500,000 dynamo he replaces on the eve of another European Cup season. Keegan, speaking from […]

Quilt man for Parkhead

Friday, January 10 – 1964 Celtic, the only club this winter to use a mixture of straw and hay on top of their pitch to keep out the frost, will be visited next Wednesday by Mr. Donald Monteith, who has invented a blanket designed to do the job. […]

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, […]

Willie Fagan’s new job

Friday, January 4 – 1952 Willie Fagan, the Liverpool and former Celtic and Preston inside forward, was yesterday transferred to Distillery, the Irish League club, as player manager. Jimmy Clugston, 17 year old Distillery centre forward, was transferred to Liverpool. (Dundee Courier, 05-01-1952)

David Taylor @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about David Taylor on PlayUpLiverpool.com. About David Taylor: Born: August 5, 1884: Bannockburn (Stirlingshire), Scotland. Passed away: August 6, 1949.: Bridge of Allan (Stirlingshire), Scotland. ** He lived in Perth towards the end of his life, but died while visiting his daughter at Bridge of Allan. […]

Ireland v Scotland 2-0 (International)

Saturday, October 4 – 1947 International, British Championships, at Windsor Park, Belfast. Ireland – Scotland 2-0 (1-0). Attendance: 52,000. Referee: Mr. T. Smith (Atherstone). Ireland (2-3-5): Ted Hinton (Fulham); Con Martin (Leeds United), Tommy Aherne (Belfast Celtic), William Walsh (Manchester City), Jack Vernon (West Bromwich Albion, captain), Peter […]

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). […]

Jim Harley in Navy team

Thursday, February 1 – 1945 The Navy will turn out their strongest Soccer side of the war against the Army at Ipswich on February 17. Five internationals have been chosen, including Petty Officer Robert Brown, the Queen’s Park goalkeeper, and Petty Officer Jim Harley, the Liverpool full back, […]

Four Liver-Scots vs England

January 25, 1945 England’s team to meet Scotland on the Aston Villa ground on Saturday week has not yet been announced. The Scotland XI. Will be: – Robert Brown (Queen’s Park); Jim Harley (Liverpool), Stephen (Bradford); Matt Busby, capt. (Liverpool), Thyne (Darlington), Macaulay (West Ham); Delaney (Celtic), Willie […]

The death of Jimmy Welford

January 17, 1945 The death took place yesterday at his home in Glasgow of Mr. James W. Welford, a native of Barnard Castle and former Warwickshire and Durham County cricketer and Aston Villa full-back. He played football for Barnard Cross and Stockton. Later he played for Celtic and […]

David Pratt manager of Port Vale

January 6, 1945 Port Vale have appointed Mr. David Pratt, former Yeovil & Petters, Hearts, Notts County, and Clapton Orient manager, to a similar position with them. A flying-officer, Mr. Pratt will take up his new post on his release from the RAF. In his playing days he […]