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. […]

Change of personnel at Liverpool F.C.

July 1, 1939 Liverpool F.C. announce several sweeping changes in personnel. Mr. George Kay, the manager for the last three years, has had his contract renewed for a further period of three years. Matt Busby has been elected captain of the first team in succession to Tom Cooper. […]

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

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, Tom Bradshaw, Arthur Riley, Jack Tennant, and others. They were […]

Football League meeting (June 27, 1931)

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), Fred Leedham […]

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, […]

The fishy business at Anfield

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 due to […]

The funeral of Tom Watson

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