Tag: Don Welsh

Bill Shankly gets the Liverpool job

Tuesday, December 1 – 1959 Bill Shankly, 46-year-old manager of Huddersfield Town, was appointed as Liverpool’s new manager last night. He will start his new job within a month. Shankly succeeds Phil Taylor, who resigned recently, and will have more authority than any of his post-war predecessors – […]

Welsh quits as manager

Friday, May 4 – 1956 Don Welsh, manager of Liverpool and former England and Charlton star, resigned yesterday. “I came to a sudden decision and handed in my resignation,” he said last night. “I may quit football.” This coincided with the end of his contract, and despite Don’s […]

Youth star Melia to make his debut

Thursday, December 15 – 1955 Another star of England’s Youth team breaks into League Soccer on Saturday, when Jimmy Melia makes his debut for Liverpool against Nottingham Forest. Inside right Jimmy is seventeen and has played twenty-three times for Liverpool reserves. His brilliance as a schoolboy international and […]

The new goalkeeper at Anfield

Thursday, November 24 – 1955 A new and painful experience this week for Doug Rudham, Liverpool’s South African goalkeeper. He is dropped into the reserves for the first time since he joined the club eight months and twenty-seven games ago. Into the first team against Fulham at Anfield […]

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 […]

Benefit match for Eddie Spicer

Thursday, August 12 – 1955 As they promised last season Liverpool have now earmarked a date to play a benefit match for Eddie Spicer, their former full back, whose career was cut short when he broke a leg 18 months ago. Everton have willingly promised their co-operation, and […]

Did Don watch Don Joe?

Saturday, November 20 – 1954 Mr. Don Welsh, manager of Liverpool F.C., and one of his directors watched Aberdeen ‘A’ play at Dens Park on Saturday. So far they have made no approach for any player, but may do so after the weekly meeting of their board of […]

Young Tony Rowley await his debut

Tuesday, April 6 – 1954 If Liverpool can field their strongest side for the remaining League matches they still have a faint chance to avoid relegation. Despite that Mr. Don Welsh, their manager, is prepared to give Tony Rowley, 20, his League debut in the vital match against […]

The manager who would not give up

Monday, December 28 – 1953Behind the £20,000 signing by Liverpool on Christmas Day of two Charlton players, full-back Frank Lock (£7,500) and inside-left John Evans (£12,500), is the story of the Manager Who Would Not Give Up. For weeks Liverpool manager Mr. Don Welsh has, between trips to […]

Liverpool injuries may cook their goose

Wednesday, December 23 – 1953 With the Christmas Football rush only forty-eight hours away, Liverpool, floundering at the bottom of Division One, have three more players on their already heavy casualty list including Dave Underwood, the goalkeeper signed for £7,000 only last week. Underwood came out of his […]

Dave Underwood transferred to Liverpool

Wednesday, December 16 – 1953 Dave Underwood, 22-year-old Watford goalkeeper, was last night transferred to Liverpool, at a record fee for the Watford club of about £7,000. He will play against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday. A little over 6ft., Underwood was described by Mr. Don […]

Don Welsh on a spying mission

Saturday, September 5 – 1953 Ivor Allchurch, Swansea’s Welsh international inside forward, was watched by Arsenal’s assistant manager, Mr. Jack Crayston, at Luton on Saturday. Luton’s Jesse Pye was also on view. Another envious watcher was Mr. Don Welsh, the Liverpool manager. (Daily mail, 07-09-1953)

Liverpool get Hugh Gerhardi’s signature

Friday, August 1 – 1952 Manager Don Welsh, of Liverpool, to-day signed on, at Southampton, 19-years-old Hugh Gerhardi, a wing-half from Thistle F.C. of Durban, South Africa. Gerhardi was recommended to Liverpool by Mr. Billy Butler, the former Bolton Wanderers’ player who is a personal friend of Manager […]

Amateur trials with Liverpool F.C.

Monday, July 28 – 1952 The future of most Football League clubs is becoming increasingly bound up in their own young products, and nobody has done more of recent seasons to foster this type of player than our two senior Liverpool clubs, whose managers and staffs are now […]

Don Welsh the new manager of Liverpool F.C.

Tuesday, March 6 – 1951 Don Welsh, secretary-manager of Brighton and Hove Albion, has been appointed manager of Liverpool F.C., one of football’s highest paid posts. He will take over at Anfield on Wednesday, March 21. Mr. Welsh succeeds Mr. George Kay, who resigned recently because of ill-health, […]

Team news for Liverpool F.C.

Thursday, August 30 – 1945 Liverpool will select from 15 players for their match with Burnley at Anfield, Nieuwenhuys, Liddell, Fagan, Westby and Gulliver being included as compared with yesterday’s side against Bolton. Don Welsh is not available and plays for Charlton. Liverpool (from): Dirk Kemp, Bernard Ramsden, […]

Peter Kippax – A welcome guest

Thursday, August 30 – 1945 Liverpool’s tale of misfortune dated from mid-afternoon when several chosen players found they could not get away and Mr. George Kay had to get busy to fill gaps. This work brought a most welcome guest in the person of Peter Kippax, the Burnley […]

Bolton brilliance

Tuesday, August 28 – 1945 It is curious that Bolton Wanderers, 1944-45 North Cup winners, should be here to open both Goodison Park and Anfield, but we could not have wished for a better club or side. Believe me the Wanderers are a brilliant team when they settle […]

Liverpool’s practice game

Wednesday, August 15 – 1945 Liverpool F.C. stage their first and only public practice game on Saturday at Anfield (3 pm=, when they mix up the seniors and reserve players, the first team forwards, being opposed to the major proportion of the senior defence. Teams from: – Reds. […]