Tag: chairman

The Everton takeover

Tuesday, December 28 – 1999 Everton chairman Sir Philip Carter has warned fans there will be no magic wand to wave away the club’s financial troubles, despite Bill Kenwright’s Goodison Park takeover. Carter, who remains chairman in Kenwright’s new regime, insists Everton’s overdraft – estimated at £15 million […]

Former Liverpool chairman dies

Thursday, February 2 – 1995 Sir John Smith, former chairman of Liverpool and the Sports Council, has died aged 74 after a battle against cancer. He was in charge at Anfield for 17 years during which time the club won 22 major trophies. Sir John, knighted in 1990, […]

£2,3m Nigel seals Kop dream move

Tuesday, July 20 – 1993 Nigel Clough was yesterday valued at £2,275 million for the “perfect move” to Liverpool he hopes will secure his England future. His old club Nottingham Forest and Graeme Souness at Liverpool were happy with the compromise transfer fee decided by a tribunal. Forest […]

Moores wins seat of power at Liverpool

Thursday, August 29 – 1991 David Moores, nephew of former “Mr Everton” Sir John Moores, last night became new chairman of arch-rivals Liverpool in a shock Anfield power coup. Moores, a 46 year-old rock music fan and lifelong Liverpool supporter, moved in to end Noel White’s short tenure […]

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, […]

Leeds fume at FA ban

Wednesday, August 1 – 1990 Furious Leeds hit out at the FA last night after being banned from a tour to Italy. Leeds had arranged a three match visit to Genoa before their return to the First Division. Now they insist they have been punished for the reputation […]

Liverpool trail Matt

Friday, May 11 – 1990 Liverpool have earmarked Southampton’s Matthew Le Tissier as the man they want to replace “Footballer of the Year” John Barnes. Le Tissier, the 21-year-old Channel Islander, has been receiving the closest scrutiny this season from Anfield’s army of men in the field. Those […]

New Anfield chief in pledge to Kop

Wednesday, May 9 – 1990 Liverpool’s new chairman Noel White began his Anfield reign last night vowing to the Kop: “I’ll fight to keep John Barnes here. He is the hottest property in world football – and we will give full consideration to whatever demands he wishes.” The […]

One year on – fans unite in grief

Thursday, May 29 – 1986 Thousands of football fans in Brussels, Turin and Liverpool yesterday mourned the deaths of their 39 friends crushed in the riot exactly a year ago at the European Cup Final. United in prayer, tears and grief, rival supporters of the Juventus and Liverpool […]

All LFC-chairmen

Season Chairman Comments, info 1892-1893 J. Houlding 1893-1894 J. Houlding 1894-1895 J. Houlding 1895-1896 J. Houlding 1896-1897 W. Houlding 1897-1898 W. Houlding 1898-1899 W. Houlding 1899-1900 W. Houlding 1900-1901 W. Houlding 1901-1902 W. Houlding 1902-1903 W. Houlding 1903-1904 W. Houlding 1904-1905 E. Berry New Board structure 1905-1906 E. […]

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 […]

The secret behind the success

Friday, December 28 – 1979 There is no secret formula behind Liverpool’s 16-year saga of success in domestic and European football. Just one word explains it all … efficiency. It is a word which applies at all levels of the club’s administration. From chairman John Smith, via the […]

Liverpool is worth much more

Thursday, July 26 – 1979 Liverpool have sold English soccer short by trading their influential name to sponsorship for a meagre £50,000, say marketing experts. Though their deal to put the brand name Hitachi on their shirts has sent the rest of football seeking similar revenue, the size […]

Liverpool sign deal with Hitachi

Wednesday, July 25 – 1979 Television will be on Liverpool next season. The League champions have decided to wear shirt advertising and the sponsor will be Japanese TV and electronics giant Hitachi. That’s the name Anfield old-boy Kevin Keegan wears on his Hamburg shirt in Germany, And the […]

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 […]

Lawrenson in a record transfer

Wednesday, June 22 – 1977 Brighton have paid a club record fee of £100,000* for Preston defender Mark Lawrenson. And chairman Mike Bamber proudly gave the news last night at Heathrow Airport after signing Lawrenson in Benidorm, where Preston have been on holiday. (Daily Express, 23-06-1977) ** Correct […]

250,000 bid for Shanks

Thursday, December 23 – 1976 A Liverpool fan last night kicked off a campaign to grant Bill Shankly his Christmas wish – a place on the Anfield board. Sam Leach, a 41 year old estate agent of Woolton, Liverpool, is aiming to get a quarter of a million […]

Bonthrone is Fife tip

Monday, September 27 – 1976 East Fife’s board are to meet tonight to discuss a replacement for Frank Christie, who resigned his manager’s post at the weekend. The Bayview club have already decided that they will switch from a full-time manager to a part-timer. Jimmy Bonthrone, offered the […]

Speedy Mac back at the Kop

Wednesday, November 13 – 1974 Terry McDermott walked into Liverpool’s lush reception room at 6.15 last night blinked at the glittering array of trophies, then walked into the boardroom for a £170,000 transfer signing. The Newcastle and England Under-23 forward completed what Liverpool chairman John Smith described as […]

Bill Shankly quit as Liverpool manager

Friday, July 12 – 1974 Bill Shankly has quit as manager of Liverpool. And with a typical Shankly flourish, he followed his shock announcement yesterday by signing Arsenal striker Ray Kennedy for £200,000. Bill Shankly. It is a club record fee for the man whose goal ended Liverpool’s […]

Liverpool put Worthington transfer on hold

Friday, June 9 – 1972 After five hours of transfer negotiations and medical checks at Liverpool yesterday, £150,000 centre forward Frank Worthington left for a Mallorca holiday … still a Huddersfield player. Liverpool want him to have another examination when he returns in a fortnight before completing a […]

Shankly lashes Everton

Monday, January 3 – 1972 Liverpool manager Bill Shankly yesterday marched into an FA disciplinary court to clear £220,000 Arsenal superstar Alan Ball – then stormed out accusing Everton of turning their backs on their former skipper. Ball, Britain’s costliest player, was facing the disciplinary committee in Birmingham […]

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 […]