Tag: centre half

Jack Hunter – a sterling centre half

Saturday, February 6 – 1904 I have always a great deal of admiration for a man who is conspicuously whole-souled in his play, and consequently I start these references to J. Hunter, the North End centre half, predisposed in his favour, for the great central factor in his […]

A poor Christmas for Liverpool

Thursday, December 31 – 1903 Liverpool had a poor Christmas time. The team are last but one in the League. They are a much better side than their lowly position suggest, but have had any amount of bad luck. This was shown in the match this week with […]

Another colossus joins Liverpool

Wednesday, April 23 – 1969 Bristol Rovers, hard up Third Division club, yesterday wiped out their bank overdraft of around £35,000 by selling giant centre-half Larry Lloyd, 20, to Liverpool for £50,000. Falling gates forced Rovers to part with Lloyd, a local lad who is only in his […]

Liverpool want Tony Knapp

Wednesday, July 12 – 1961 Tony Knapp, 22-year-old Leicester centre half, now has a choice of going to Southampton or Liverpool. Mr. Bill Shankly, the Liverpool manager, drove to Leicester to talk to Knapp yesterday and agreed  to pay the £26,000 fee Leicester are asking. Knapp will visit […]

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 […]

Arthur Goddard @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Arthur Goddard on PlayUpLiverpool.com. About Arthur Goddard: “Goddard is a clever dribbler, beats a half-back very smartly, and centres with excellent judgment. He is also a good shot, and plays the game most intelligently. At first he does not look fast, but his long strides […]

Footballers appear with dance band

January 6, 1956 Two well-known junior footballers – Sam and Jack Wilson, who played goalkeeper and centre-half respectively for Coltness United – have been seen in an unfamiliar role recently. The two lads applied to Jim Freeman, the local band-leader, for an audition and were more than surprised […]

Stop playing snooker – we want our man!

Thursday, November 10 – 1955 Another Third Division club, desperate for cash, had to sell a star last night…this time little Scunthorpe United pocketed £8,000 for centre-half Dick White, who moves to Liverpool. “We didn’t want to part,” said Scunthorpe manager Bill Corkhill, “but we need the money […]

James Harrop (Jim Harrop) @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Jim Harrop on PlayUpLiverpool.com. About Jim Harrop: Born: February 5, 1884: Ecclesall, in England. Passed away:May 25, 1954: Sheffield, in England. Position: Centre half. Height: 177 cm. (5ft. 9½in.); Weight: 73 kilos (11st. 6lb.). Career: Meersbrook Albion: 1898. Heeley St. Peter’s: 1899. Kent Road Mission: […]

The manager who would not give up

Monday, December 28 – 1953Behind the £20,000 signing by Liverpool on Christmas Day of two Charlton players, full-back Frank Lock (£7,500) and inside-left John Evans (£12,500), is the story of the Manager Who Would Not Give Up. For weeks Liverpool manager Mr. Don Welsh has, between trips to […]

The star of the future

Friday, December 18 – 1953 The star of the future, twenty-three-year-old centre-half or full back Geoff Twentyman, was signed from Carlisle United by Liverpool, who on Wednesday paid Watford £7,000 for goalkeeper David Underwood. The cost of Liverpool’s latest bid to strengthen their defence was not disclosed, but […]

Arthur Whalley @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Arthur Whalley on PlayUpLiverpool.com. About Arthur Whalley: Born: February 17, 1886: Rainford, England. Passed away: November 23, 1952. Position: Centre half. Height: 173 cm. (5ft. 8in.); Weight: 76 kilos (12st.). Career: Brynn Central: 1906. Wigan Town: 1907. Blackpool: 1908. * 1908-09: 6-2 (FL 2). Manchester […]

Walter Wadsworth – Liverpool Football Club

All articles about Walter Wadsworth on PlayUpLiverpool. About Walter Wadsworth: Born: October 7 – 1890, in Bootle, in England. Passed away: October 6 – 1951, in Bristol, in England. Nick name: ‘Dirty Waddy’. Position: Centre half. Height: 180 cm (5ft. 10 1/2in.). Weight: 70 kilos (11st. 0lbs). Career: […]