Tag: Chelsea

Brendan Rodgers and his mentor

Wednesday, December 3 – 2008 Brendan Rodgers will stand on the touchline tonight, dressed sharply in a suit and long grey coat. He will feel the impact of every incident, stand up for every one of his players and use his tactical nous to try to send Carling […]

Dean Saunders is on his way to Villa

Wednesday, September 2 – 1992 Liverpool striker Dean Saunders is set to join Aston Villa today for £2,5m. Anfield boss Graeme Souness announced that the clubs had settled on a price after his side’s disappointing 1-1 home deadlock with Southampton last night. Said Souness: “We have agreed a […]

Ray Houghton chase

Wednesday, July 22 – 1992 Chelsea and Aston Villa were last night locked in battle for the £900,000 signature of Liverpool midfielder Ray Houghton. He will fly home today from Liverpool’s Italian training camp to talk to both clubs, and his move could make way for Trevor Steven […]

Steve McManaman: What a boy!

December 5, 1990 Lawrie McMenemy yesterday sent a message of hope to England’s aspiring youngsters by naming Liverpool unknown Steve McManaman in his Under-21 side tonight. “It proves you don’t have to be in somebody’s First Division team to earn recognition,” said the England No 2. The tall […]

Six of the best from slick Luton

Wednesday, December 5 – 1990 Luton, unofficial football kings of plastic, took formal possession of the crown in Manchester last night. They ran away with the Guiness Soccer Six title by thumping Liverpool 4-0 in a one-sided final. Yet Anfield manager Kenny Dalglish can hardly be surprised his […]

Liverpool v Chelsea 4-1 (League match)

Saturday, April 21 – 1990 Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:00. Liverpool – Chelsea 4-1 (2-0). Attendance: 38,431. Referee: Mr. R.G. Milford. Liverpool: Bruce Grobbelaar, Glenn Hysen, David Burrows, Steve Nicol, Gary Gillespie (Sub. Gary Ablett, 81 min.), Alan Hansen, Jan Mølby, Ronny Rosenthal, Ian […]

Oggy skates it to the big league

Saturday, November 3 – 1984 * Steve Ogrizovic is hardly a household name, but he arrived in London today as one of the country’s most promising goalkeeper. After only four months in the First Division with Coventry he is already being rated in the top four. Today the […]

Benjamin Howard Baker

Born: February 13 – 1892, in Aigburth, in England. Passed away: September 10 – 1987, in Warminster, in England. Position: Goalkeeper. Height: Weight: Career: Marlborough Old Boys. Liverpool Balmoral. Blackburn Rovers. Preston North End. Liverpool, eligible, Aug. 12 – 1914. Blackburn Rovers, signed, Nov. 6 – 1914. Chelsea. […]

Chelsea hand out the punishment

Saturday, January 7 – 1978 Match: FA Cup, 3rd Round, at Stamford Bridge, kick off: 15:00. Chelsea – Liverpool 4-2 (1-0). Attendance: 45,449. Referee: Mr. P. Partridge. Chelsea: Peter Bonetti, Graham Wilkins, John Sparrow, Ian Britton, Ron Harris, Steve Wicks, Bill Garner, Ray Lewington, Tommy Langley, Charles Cooke […]

Leeds will walk it, say bookies

Saturday, August 9 – 1969 The bookies have no doubt about it – Leeds kick off today as the hottest favourites for years to retain their League title. They are quoted at 11-4 by a leading London bookmaker, with Everton and Liverpool at 7-1. Other prices: 8-1 Manchester […]

Tony Hateley not for sale

Thursday, July 31 – 1969 Luton Town have made a bid of around £40,000 for Coventry striker Tony Hateley. I understand Coventry are not ready to part for less than £60,000. Te Sky Blues paid Liverpool around £80,000 for him. Hateley, who scored 23 goals in 11 matches […]

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 […]

Liverpool 7/1 for the League title

Saturday, August 10 – 1968 Manchester City and Manchester United are best backed teams for the First Division championship. William Hill’s leading prices are: 4-1, Manchester United; 6-1, Leeds United and Manchester City; 7-1, Everton and Liverpool; 10-1, Tottenham; 12-1, Chelsea; (Daily Mail, 10-08-1968)

Chelsea v Liverpool 3-1 (League match)

Monday, February 12 – 1968 Match: Football League, First Division, at Stamford Bridge, kick-off: 19:30. Chelsea – Liverpool 3-1 (1-0). Attendance: 40,670. Chelsea: Peter Bonetti, John Hollins, Eddie McCreadie, John Boyle, Stewart Houston, Ron Harris, Charles Cooke, Thomas Baldwin, Peter Osgood, Bobby Tambling, Peter Houseman. Unused sub.: Liverpool: […]

Ticket sales roar

Thursday, August 3 – 1967 Liverpool’s fans have already paid for Tony Hateley, the £95,000 centre forward bought from Chelsea in June. They have more than £100,000 in the bank from pre-season ticket sales. Season tickets are completely sold out … and there are still 16 days to […]