Tag: director

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 […]

All LFC-directors

Board of directors and the period they served. Note, this list is not official or not complete. Very little is known of the Board between 1892 and 1904. For the period after 1904 I would say it is 95% complete. There are some names that might be missing […]

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 […]

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 […]

Death of Mr. Lawson Martindale

Monday, July 22 – 1968 Liverpool Football Club’s senior director and former chairman, Mr. Lawson Martindale died yesterday. He had been on the board for 37 years after being co-opted in 1931. When he was appointed he was one of football’s youngest directors and when 10 years later […]

Everton own 40% of Liverpool’s shares

Friday, November 30 – 1966 London, Glasgow and nine other cities stage more than a quarter of Britain’s League football. None is closer to co-operation in the presentation of a community’s Soccer than Liverpool. The rivalry and excitement of the game on Merseyside are familiar. Less know is […]

Tragedy at Anfield

Thursday, May 6 – 1965 Less than 24 hours after cheering his team’s European Cup victory over Milan, Jimmy McInnes, secretary of Liverpool Football Club was found hanged in a turnstile booth at Anfield, the club ground last night. He was discovered by an inspector making a routine […]

The death of Ernest Green

September 11, 1957 The last of the old school at Everton Football in Liverpool lost a personality yesterday in the death, after a long illness of Ernest Green, a director and former Chairman of Everton F.C. He was seventy-five and had been a director of Everton for more […]

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 […]

Another strong Everton-Liverpool connection

Tuesday, February 10 – 1953 Mr. T.V. Williams, the Liverpool director who was marked absent on Saturday, at Middlesbrough, although he had originally intended being present was attending the funeral of a relative at Llanfairfechan. Mr. Edward Williams, who was buried there on Saturday will be remembered by […]

East Fife sign Frank Christie

Wednesday, January 17 – 1951 There was a surprise ending yesterday to the latest chapter of the East Fife transfer “serial.” Manager Scot Symon travelled to Liverpool, understood to be on the trail of Manchester City’s Jimmy Alison. Instead he signed Frank Christie, Liverpool’s Anglo-Scottish wing half, at […]

Liverpool’s “derby” experiment plan

Friday, February 9 – 1945 Liverpool may repeat an experiment which showed such a success last season, when they face Everton in the return North Cup qualifying Competition “Derby” at Anfield tomorrow. This is the playing of Scottish international right back, Jim Harley, at outside right. Manager George […]

The death of R.R. Turnbull

February 9, 1945 Mr. R. R. Turnbull, Hovedene, Dowhills-road, Blundellsands, former managing-director of Grayson, Rollo and Clover Docks Ltd, and Everton F.C, director died at a function at the Masonic Hall, Hope-Street, Liverpool last night. Mr. Turnbull had been installed in the chair at the consecration of the […]

An unshakable love of Liverpool

July 12, 1944 Mr. William McConnell is the new chairman of Liverpool Football Club. The election was unanimous at last evening’s annual directors’ meeting, and, as foreshadowed in the Evening Express, is in keeping with the club’s principle of a change in leadership every three years. The choice […]

Potted biographies: Ralph Milne

July 12, 1944 Ralph Knowles Milne, M.C., T.C., first Mayor and one of the first aldermen of Bebington. Born 1884. Was articles with Edwin Berry and Co., Liverpool, and was admitted solicitor 1904. Is now senior partner in same firm. Ralph Milne. Is solicitor to Liverpool Constitutional Association, […]

Death of Sir Frederick Wall

March 25, 1944 Sir Frederick Wall, secretary of the Football Association for forty years, died on Saturday night. He was eighty-five and had been in poor health for a few years. Even when approaching eighty Sir Frederick attended matches, and Arsenal, of which he was a director, still […]

Liverpool’s neat double

December 28, 1943 Liverpool came through with a 2-1 win over Tranmere Rovers – hard won at that – and then a neat 4-0 Cup win over Wrexham yesterday. Definitely the Saturday match was the more exciting and satisfying, the Wrexham game suffering because Liverpool eased up after […]

Diverse interests

Tuesday, October 12 – 1943 Football and poetry are ill-mated interests, but perhaps few Liverpool men are as intimately acquainted with both as Mr. William McConnell, a Liverpool Football Club director, who is also well known in city business circles. His knowledge of the poets and their works […]

Potted biographies – William John Harrop

Wednesday, July 15 – 1942 Councillor William John Harrop. – Native of Liverpool. Educated at the Liverpool Collegiate School. Comparatively new to municipal life, but a stalwart veteran in sporting circles. Carries on business as an estate agent and valuer. Entered City Council without opposition 1938 as Conservative […]