Tag: Charlie Wilson

Tommy Johnson still playing

Saturday, July 26 – 1941 Tommy Johnson, the former England, Everton, Liverpool and Manchester City inside-left, and member of Everton FA Cup winning team in 1933, sends his best wishes to all his Merseyside friends. I have received a letter from Tommy, who is now in the Royal […]

Funeral of former Liverpool F.C. trainer

Friday, January 26 – 1940 Prominent footballers past and present attended the funeral in Liverpool today, of Mr. William “Billy” Connell, the former Liverpool F.C. trainer. Liverpool Football Club was represented by Mr. W. Harvey Webb, director, and Mr. George Patterson, secretary; Everton F.C. by Mr. Ernest Green […]

Death of Liverpool F.C. ex-trainer

Tuesday, January 23 – 1940 The death took place early today of Mr. William Connell, of Clapham-road, Anfield, Liverpool. Mr. Connell was for 40 years chief trainer to Liverpool Football Club, which he joined from Stockport. He retired about ten years ago, being succeeded by Mr. Charlie Wilson. […]

Liverpool F.C. – Weighing up form

Monday, January 2 – 1939 Liverpool had three representatives in London area. I met two – Messrs. Walter Cartwright and George Richards. They had been improving the shining hour on scouting business – at different grounds. They did not mention where or why, but I do not think […]

Back in training and new tip-up seats

Monday, August 12 – 1935 On the other hand, football is coming on us with rare leap. I saw the Liverpool footballers at a filming “shoot,” and was struck by the appearance of the men like Ernest Blenkinsop, Tom Johnson, Bradshaw, Riley, Tennant, and others. They were in […]

Football League meeting – Southampton

Monday, June 27 – 1931 The management Committee of the Football League had a busy day at Southampton on Saturday dealing with matters affecting players. It was reported that he registration of the following players has been cancelled by their clubs: Tommy Jackson and Ben Olney (Aston Villa), […]

West Bromwich Albion v Liverpool 1-4 (League match)

Saturday, May 6 – 1922 Match: Football League, First Division, at The Hawthorns, kick-off: 15:00. West Bromwich Albion – Liverpool 1-4 (1-4). Attendance: 15,000. Referee: Mr. G.N. Watson. West Bromwich Albion (2-3-5): Hubert Pearson, Joe Smith, Jesse Pennington, Ernest Watson, Sid Bowser, Bobby McNeal, Tommy Magee, Charlie Wilson, […]

Charlie Wilson helping the ladies

January 12, 1918 Charlie Wilson, the Liverpool footballer and assistant trainer, is now filling in shells and in his spare time is giving the ladies assistance. He is with Ernest Peake, the Welsh international, training some lady footballers, and it is said that on a frosty day he […]

The fishy business at Anfield

Thursday, December 16 – 1915 Next Saturday’s game at Anfield brings to our memory a fishy smell. Stoke and Liverpool will ever be associated with one of the few fiascos ever played. Considering the number of games played, the number of fiascos is infinitesimal and this fact is […]

The funeral of Tom Watson

Tuesday, May 11 – 1915 A cool corner of Anfield Cemetery had been chosen. The sun’s rays shaded his last restingplace. “Tom” was buried there. The day was beauteously fine, and the setting of the last act was all peaceful. The whole sportsworld seemed to be represented. The […]

Football players in billiard match

Wednesday, March 19 – 1913 There is a boom in billiard matches in the city, and to-morrow night, at the Grove Hotel, Wallasey, a particularly interesting billiard match will be played on the new and beautiful tables at the home of the “Grove Knobs,” commencing at 7 p.m. […]

Liverpudliana: By Richard Samuel (May 9, 1908)

May 9, 1908 Liverpool have also nearly completed their players’ autograph-book for 1908-9. The list is as follows. Goal: Sam Hardy and Donald Sloan. Backs: Alf West, Percy Saul, Thomas Rogers, and Ted Hughes. Half-backs: Maurice Parry, Alex Raisbeck, James Bradley, Jim Harrop, George Latham, James Hughes, and […]

Ned Doig is not re-signed

May 4, 1908 Liverpool have signed the following players for next season: – Sam Hardy, Donald Sloan, Alf West, Percy Saul, Tom Rogers, Ted Hughes, Tom Chorlton, Maurice Parry, Alex Raisbeck, James Bradley, Jim Harrop, George Latham, James Hughes, Sam Hignett, Arthur Goddard, Robert Robinson, Jack Parkinson, Joe […]