Tag: directors

Anfield’s tribute to Shankly

Thursday, October 8 – 1981 Liverpool soccer fans will be able to enter the Anfield ground through the Bill Shankly Gates next year. The club directors decided at a board meeting last night to honour their manager, Bill Shankly – who died of a heart attack last week […]

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 […]

Joey Jones to Liverpool

Monday, July 14 – 1975 Wrexham manager John Neal may quit in protest at yesterday’s £110,000 sale of Welsh U23 international defender Joey Jones to Liverpool. Neal said: “The directors went over my head. Now I’ll have to consider if I have any future with the club.” (Daily […]

Resignation of Liverpool vice-chairman

Friday, July 26 – 1968 Liverpool F.C. vice-chairman Mr. Harry Latham will not be seeking re-election to the board of directors at the club’s annual meeting to-night. A director for the past 11 years, Mr. Latham is resigning for personal reasons. There are two nominations for the vacancy […]

New roof for the Kop

Friday, June 7 – 1968 The roof of Spion Kop at Anfield is to be renewed. But spectators need not worry about its famous acoustics being altered – it will still act as a sounding board to maintain its reputation of being the most notable terracing in football, […]

Shock transfer for Dave Hickson

Wednesday, November 23 – 1955 Aston Villa centre-forward Dave Hickson was transferred to Huddersfield last night, less than three months after joining them from Everton at a £22,000 fee. Yesterday’s was a transfer without a preliminary whisper. Hickson did not ask for it. Villa’s shock decision to let […]

Liverpool F.C. appointments

Tuesday, August 2 – 1955 Mr. McInnes becomes secretary and Bill Liddell captain Liverpool F.C. directors, holding their first meeting of the new season last night, appointed Mr. James McInnes as secretary in succession to the late Mr. J.C. Rouse, chose Billy Liddell as captain, and re-elected Messrs. […]

A long flight to Anfield

Saturday, January 7 – 1950 Mr. Alexander Gordon Shennan, fifty-year-old Chicago businessman has flown 4000 miles across the Atlantic to see Liverpool play Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup. His first question to the receptionist at his Liverpool hotel when he got there last night was: “Has my […]

Seeking McAvoy

Thursday, September 15 – 1949 Officials of Queen of the South arrived in Liverpool to-day to begin negotiations for the transfer of Doug McAvoy, Liverpool’s Scottish inside forward who formerly played for Kilmarnock. They met George Kay, Liverpool manager, and directors. It is expected the transfer deal will […]

Albert Stubbins a doubtful starter

Monday, January 3 – 1949 While the Liverpool players, after their good win at Sunderland, were resting to-day, Albert Stubbins, the English international centre forward, who still hopes to be fit to play against Nottingham Forest reported for light training at the Gateshead ground after his two months’ […]

Stubbins – Mannion transfer talk ends

Tuesday, October 5 – 1948 Liverpool Football Club last night ended all talk of a possible exchange of their centre forward, Albert Stubbins, for Middlesbrough’s inside left, Wilfred Mannion. The directors refused Stubbins’s request to be transferred and at the end of the board meeting, Mr. S.R. Williams, […]

Liverpool F.C.’s new chairman

Monday, August 18 – 1947 Councillor S. Ronnie Williams will be unanimously elected chairman of Liverpool F.C. at tomorrow’s meeting of the directors, to succeed the late Mr. William H. McConnell and occupy the chair his father, the late Mr. W.R. Williams, graced so nobly some years ago. […]

Arsenal v Liverpool 1-2 (League match)

Saturday, May 24 – 1947 Match: Football League, 1st First Division, at Highbury, kick-off: 15:30. Arsenal – Liverpool 1-2 (0-0). Attendance: 44,265. Referee: Mr. G. Tedds. Arsenal (2-3-5): George Swindin; George Male, Walley Barnes; Paddy Sloan, Alf Fields, Joe Mercer; Ian McPherson, Jimmy Logie, Reg Lewis, Ronnie Rooke, […]

Taking the Cake

Thursday, June 27 – 1946 A huge cake in the form of a football field, complete with players, goalposts, nets and the record of their American tour in icing greeted the Liverpool Football Club directors and players when they returned to the city by motor-coach from Southampton. The […]

Liverpool FC buy the Prescot Football ground

May 21, 1945 Liverpool Football Club have completed arrangement for the acquisition of the Prescot Football Club ground for post-war purposes. A deputation from the Anfield board met the Prescot representatives a few days ago to discuss the details. The full Liverpool board considered the proposal and the […]

Tom Bromilow resigns from Leicester

May 3, 1945 Mr. Tom Bromilow, the Liverpool and England half-back and former Burnley and Crystal Palace manager, is terminating his appointment with Leicester City, owing to a disagreement with the directors over the future policy of the club. (Birmingham Daily Gazette: May 3, 1945) XX

Liverpool F.C. youngsters celebrated

Monday, March 19 – 1945 The Cup draw made me, unfortunately, late for the celebration supper given by the Liverpool F.C. directors, under chairman Mr. Billy McConnell, to the junior players to celebrate the winning of the Liverpool County Combination championship three times in four years, but I […]

The Allen Cup final at Anfield

Saturday, April 22 – 1944 Next Saturday will be a red letter day for the Home Guard. In the afternoon 100 men from each Battalion will parade through the city, and afterwards, due to the kindness of the Liverpool F.C. directors, the final of the Allen Cup will […]